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  • Practicing Historyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    I The Craft In Search of History History began to exert its fascination upon me when I was about six, through the medium of the Twins series by Lucy Fitch Perkins. I became absorbed in the fortunes of the Dutch Twins; the Twins of the American Revolution, who daringly painted the name Modeerf, or ?freedom? spelled backward, on their row boat; and... more...

  • The Use and Abuse of Historyby Marc Ferro

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Use and Abuse of History has become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. Engaging and challenging, this book confronts the reader with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China. ... more...

  • The Historiography of Communismby Michael E. Brown

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    In this fresh appraisal of communism and anti-communism, with an emphasis on the American case, respected scholar Michael E. Brown examines the methods, controversies and difficulties involved in writing the history of communism. Arguing that one important way of understanding communism?other than as a concrete political or ideological force?is as... more...

  • A Cultural History of Causalityby Stephen Kern

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This pioneering work is the first to trace how our understanding of the causes of human behavior has changed radically over the course of European and American cultural history since 1830. Focusing on the act of murder, as documented vividly by more than a hundred novels including Crime and Punishment, An American Tragedy, The Trial , and Lolita... more...

  • Die modernen Všter der Antikeby Annette M. Baertschi; Colin Guthrie King

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    The occupation with objects from antiquity and the development of methods for this led both to the creation of a modern discipline of Classical Studies and to decisive impetuses for a re-orientation of other subjects such as theology and historical linguistics. In the present volume, leading scholars of antiquity visit the history of their disciplines... more...

  • Banditsby Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2010; US$ 15.26

    BANDITS is a study of the social bandit or bandit-rebel - robbers and outlaws who are not regarded by public opinion as simple criminals, but rather as champions of social justice, as avengers or as primitive resistance fighters. Whether Balkan haiduks, Indian dacoits or Brazilian congaceiros, their spectacular exploits have been celebrated and preserved... more...

  • On Historyby Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2011; US$ 20.81

    The theory and practice of history and its relevance to the modern world, by Britains greatest radical historian. more...

  • Beyond the Canonby Professor Maria Grever; Professor Siep Stuurman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    'Beyond the Canon' deals with recent politicized processes of canonization and its implications for historical culture in a globalizing and postcolonial world. The volume discusses the framing and transmission of historical knowledge and its consequences for the construction of narratives and the teaching of history in multicultural environments. more...

  • A 'Manly Study'?by Dr Nadia Clare Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    This book explores the lives, careers, and social and political activism of a diverse group of women historians in Ireland, contributing to the study of the Irish historical tradition and the study of women historians in an international context. It addresses debates about gender and history, modern Irish historiography and Irish women's history. more...

  • On Historyby Eric Hobsbawm

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    The theory and practice of history and its relevance to the modern world, by Britains greatest radical historian. more...