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- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
It is commonly assumed that we live in an age of unbridled individualism, but in this important new book Montserrat Guibernau argues that the need to belong to a group or community - from peer groups and local communities to ethnic groups and nations - is a pervasive and enduring feature of modern social life. The power of belonging stems from the... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00
Extensive chronicles have been handed down from the Middle Ages, preserving and interpreting stories of the past and present in literary form. Their sheer numbers pose a challenge to researchers. This handbook systematically presents the most important medieval chronicles in terms of their conception and function. They offer the reader initial access... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 64.99
David Carr outlines a distinctively phenomenological approach to history. Rather than asking what history is or how we know history, a phenomenology of history inquires into history as a phenomenon and into the experience of the historical. How does history present itself to us, how does it enter our lives, and what are the forms of experience in which... more...
- 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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
This is a book about the answers that historians, philosophers, theologians, practising politicians and would-be revolutionaries have given to one question:how should human beings best govern themselves? That question raises innumerable others: can we manage our own affairs at all? Should we even try? Many people in the past have thought that only... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95
Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how historians, confined by argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95
An illuminating and provocative look at historical interpretation, which draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the traditionally dominant perspective in archaeology. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 34.95
Illustrated with numerous examples and focusing on the central theoretical issues, this original argument about the 'fact or fiction' debate takes a fresh look at major debates on the nature of history and the dilemmas facing historians today. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95
Encompassing a huge diversity of influences this book offers a fresh perspective on the study of the past. It is an exhaustive exploration of the practice of history, historical traditions and the theories that surround them. more...