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- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2012; US$ 38.95
In this major work Professor MacDonald chronicles an intensive and systematic archaeological survey of the southern flank of the Wadi el Hasa in West?Central Jordan. The survey resulted in the recovery of human evidence spanning the Lower Paleolithic to the Ottoman period (500,000 B.C.?A.D. 1918). The area is cut by a number of impressive and deep,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 25.99
This lively book explores the changes taking place in history and the archives as a result of new concepts, practices, and technologies. Among other issues, it raises the question of what future historical archives will be like if scholars and archivists cannot understand each others' work. more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 23.32
He proclaimed himself a genius and raged against the slightest criticism from fellow scholars; he was a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he could be generous and affectionate yet hurled insults at his friends; he inveighed against Puritanism but was himself in many ways a Puritan: A. L. Rowse was a man of many contradictions. In this clear-sighted... more...
- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99
A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom. It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with his slave Sally Hemings and fathered at least one of her children, a conclusion based on a 1998 DNA study published in Nature and on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
Examine new trends in the writing of new historyand what they mean to information science! History has been devalued, causing a lack of career prospects for historians, a decrease in vocations to the history profession, and historical discontinuity between generations. History Under Debate: International Reflection on the Discipline is a recap of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
How does the historian approach memory and how do historians use different sources to analyze how history and memory interact and impact on each other? Memory and History explores the different aspects of the study of this field. Taking examples from Europe, Australia, the USA and Japan and treating periods beyond living memory as well as the... more...