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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
In Real History , Martin Bunzl brilliantly succeeds in bringing together two schools of thought at the forefront of the philosophy of history: that of realism and objectivity. He shows us how the realism debate is inhabited by philosophers, whereas the objectivity argument lies in the hands of historians. In his lucid and direct style, Bunzl proposes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 38.95
With twenty-nine new entries, and updated existing ones, this new edition provides a much-needed critical introduction to the key issues, historians and philosophers and their ideas and theories which have prompted the rethinking of history. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95
Munslow examines history in the postmodern age. He provides an introduction to the debates and issues of postmodernist history. He also surveys the latest research into the relationship between the past, history and historical practice. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 10.99
What is history, and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? John Lewis Gaddis answers these and other questions in this short text, providing a searching look at the historian's craft. more...
- University of NSW Press 2005; US$ 32.95
Is History Fiction? explores in fresh and innovative ways the perennial question, What is History? How can we in the present know the past? In a wonderful journey that starts with the classical Greeks and travels through the centuries to more recent forms of history that are framed by Marxism, postmodernism and feminism, John Docker and Ann Curthoys... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
Guess what? The Indians didn?t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. Thomas Jefferson thought states? rights?an idea reviled today?were even more important than the Constitution?s checks and balances. The ?Wild? West was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didn?t... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 160.00
This book presents memoirs of intellectual lives. In conversation with cliometricians of the next generation, twenty-five pioneering scholars reflect on changes in the practice of economic history they have observed and have helped to bring about. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.99
?It ain?t so much the things we don?t know that get us into trouble,nineteenth-century humorist Josh Billings remarked. ?It?s the things we know that just ain?t so.? In this bold and brilliantly argued book, acclaimed author and talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on ten of the biggest fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 130.00
This book examines successive stages in the development of the thought of Sir Herbert Butterfield in relation to fundamental issues in the science of history. In a carefully nuanced way it lays bare the unspoken motivations and hidden tensions in Butterfield's debate with himself and with a host of contemporary historians in the period between 1924-79. more...