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Historiography

  • Clio's Battlesby Jeremy M. Black

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    To write history is to consider how to explicate the past, to weigh the myriad possible approaches to the past, and to come to terms with how the past can be and has been used. In this book, prize-winning historian Jeremy Black considers both popular and academic approaches to the past. His focus is on the interaction between the presentation of the... more...

  • A World Without Boundariesby Ge Xiong

    Publish Green 2015; US$ 9.99

    After the Hmong fled atrocities in southern China, they became trapped in a civil war in Laos and involved in an alliance with the United States, fighting against the Communists expansion in Indochina during the Vietnam War. The Hmong who sided with the United States in the war, however, faced unimaginable suffering. InA World Without Boundaries, Xiong... more...

  • On the Edge: Political Cults Right and Leftby Dennis Tourish; Tim Wohlforth

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This is the first book to document the extent of political cults on both the right and left and explain their significance for mainstream political organizations. The authors outline the defining characteristics of cults in general, and analyze the degree to which a variety of well-known movements fall within the spectrum of cultic organizations. The... more...

  • 'A New Type of History'by Beverley Southgate

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Linking fiction with history and historical theory, 'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists ? Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Penelope Lively, and James Hamilton-Paterson ? who have criticized scientifically based... more...

  • Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiographyby Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Narrativism has made important contributions to the theory and philosophy of historiography but it is now time to move beyond it to postnarrativism. Kuukkanen shows how it is possible to reject the absolutist truth-functional evaluation of interpretations in historiography and yet accept that historiography can be evaluated by rational standards. more...

  • Antiquity Nowby Thomas E. Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Examines the surprising uses, and abuses, of the classical world in contemporary popular media. more...

  • Late Ancient Knowingby Catherine M. Chin; Moulie Vidas

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 95.00

    In this collection of essays, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the activity of knowing in late antiquity by focusing on thirteen major concepts from the intellectual, social, political, and cultural history of the period. They ask two questions about each of these concepts: what did late ancient people know about them, and how was that... more...

  • Computers, Visualization, and Historyby David J Staley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This visionary and thoroughly accessible book examines how digital environments and virtual reality have altered the ways historians think and communicate ideas and how the new language of visualization transforms our understanding of the past. Drawing on familiar graphic models--maps, flow charts, museum displays, films--the author shows how images... more...

  • History Huntingby James W. Cortada

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The book offers guidance to aspiring historians at every stage and in every walk of life, from practical advice on tackling and organizing projects to recommendations for finding and using resources of all kinds, whether at the local library or historical society or on the world wide web. It is intended to be a serious guide to the best practices for... more...

  • Critical Music Historiography: Probing Canons, Ideologies and Institutionsby Dr Markus Mantere; Dr Vesa Kurkela

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    During the past two decades, there has emerged a growing need to reconsider the objects, axioms and perspectives of writing music history. A certain suspicion towards Francois Lyotard?s grand narratives, as a sign of what he diagnosed as our ?postmodern condition?, has become more or less an established and unquestioned point of departure among historians.... more...