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  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    I Wish I?d Been There brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians? responses to the question ?What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed?and why?? The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history?s most dramatic events.The Salem... more...

  • A Companion to Western Historical Thoughtby Lloyd Kramer; Sarah Maza

    Wiley 2008; US$ 62.95 US$ 54.56

    This broad survey introduces readers to the major themes, figures, traditions and theories in Western historical thought, tracing its evolution from biblical times to the present. Surveys the evolution of historical thought in the Western World from biblical times to the present day. Provides students with the background to contemporary historical... more...

  • Theory as Historyby Jairus Banaji

    BRILL 2010; US$ 141.00

    The twelve essays in this book demonstrate the importance of bringing history back into historical materialism. They combine the discussion of Marx's categories with historical work on a wide range of themes and periods (the early middle ages, 'Asiatic' regimes, agrarian capitalism, etc.). more...

  • Histories and Fallaciesby Carl R. Trueman

    Crossway 2010; US$ 17.99

    A primer for dealing with conceptual and methodological problems in history and presents classic historical problems as a way to examine what history is, what it means, and how it can be told and understood. more...

  • Individual Choice and the Structures of Historyby Harvey Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    A perceptive study of de Tocqueville's works, revealing his deep involvement with the philosophy of history. more...

  • The Theory and Practice of Historyby Leopold von Ranke; Georg G. Iggers

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    Leopold von Ranke, who was born in 1795, is considered to be one of the founders of the modern practice of writing history. This collection of his writings, edited and introduced by Georg G. Iggers, was first published in 1973 and remains the leading collection of Ranke?s writings in the English language. Now updated with the needs of current... more...

  • The Poverty of Clioby Francesco Boldizzoni

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 47.95 US$ 38.36

    The Poverty of Clio challenges the hold that cliometrics--an approach to economic history that employs the analytical tools of economists--has exerted on the study of our economic past. In this provocative book, Francesco Boldizzoni calls for the reconstruction of economic history, one in which history and the social sciences are brought... more...

  • Practicing Historyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize?winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian?s craft in these perceptive, essential essays.   From thoughtful pieces on the historian?s role to striking insights into America?s past and present... more...

  • But What Do You Actually Do?by Alistair Horne

    Orion 2011; US$ 31.99

    A sparkling memoir by one of our greatest historians. This wonderfully entertaining journey takes us from Alistair Horne's childhood as a wartime evacuee in America to his career as a highly successful historian and biographer, via a stint as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. We travel with him from Germany to America, from Canada... more...

  • Memoirs of My Lifeby Edward Gibbon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.50

    Edward Gibbon was one of the world's greatest historians and a towering figure of his age. When he died in 1794 he left behind the unfinished drafts of his Memoirs, which were posthumously edited by his friend Lord Sheffield, and remain an astonishing portrait of a rich, full life. Recounting Gibbon's sickly childhood in London, his disappointment... more...