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Historiography

  • Difficult Reputationsby Gary Alan Fine

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 29.00

    We take reputations for granted. Believing in the bad and the good natures of our notorious or illustrious forebears is part of our shared national heritage. Yet we are largely ignorant of how such reputations came to be, who was instrumental in creating them, and why. Even less have we considered how villains, just as much as heroes, have helped... more...

  • Remembering the First World Warby Bart Ziino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Remembering the First World War brings together a group of international scholars to understand how and why the past quarter of a century has witnessed such an extraordinary increase in global popular and academic interest in the First World War, both as an event and in the ways it is remembered.  The book discusses this phenomenon across three... more...

  • Founding Visionsby Lance Banning; Todd Estes; Gordon S. Wood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00

    Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology , was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles that influenced political conflict in the early American Republic. His revisionist masterpiece, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison... more...

  • The New Atheist Denial of Historyby Borden W. Painter Jr.

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This compact, forcefully argued work calls Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and the rest of the so-called 'New Atheists' to account for failing to take seriously the historical record to which they so freely appeal when attacking religion. more...

  • The New Atheist Denial of Historyby Borden W. Painter Jr.

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This compact, forcefully argued work calls Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and the rest of the so-called 'New Atheists' to account for failing to take seriously the historical record to which they so freely appeal when attacking religion. more...

  • On History's Trailby Light Townsend Cummins; Larry McNeill

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    On History?s Trail: Speeches and Essays of the Texas State Historian, 2009?2012 contains twenty-nine speeches and essays from Light Townsend Cummins?s time as the State Historian of Texas, when he spoke to dozens of groups across the Lone Star State and beyond. The subjects include the settlement of Canary Islanders in Texas and Louisiana, the... more...

  • In the Captivity of the Matrixby Aurimas ?vedas

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book is about the past and its falsification, historians and the Soviet ideological Matrix. It aims to unveil the formation and existence of Soviet-era Lithuanian historiography, to show how it was affected by mechanisms that created it, and to discuss what kinds of behavioural models different scholars choose in front of the dilemma: to tell... more...

  • Making History in Iranby Farzin Vejdani

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Iranian history was long told through a variety of stories and legend, tribal lore and genealogies, and tales of the prophets. But in the late nineteenth century, new institutions emerged to produce and circulate a coherent history that fundamentally reshaped these fragmented narratives and dynastic storylines. Farzin Vejdani investigates this transformation... more...

  • Thinking History Globallyby Diego Olstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    The book brings together many recent trends in writing history under a common framework: thinking history globally. By thinking history globally, the book explains, applies, and exemplifies the four basic strategies of analysis, the big C's: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing, using twelve different branches of history. more...

  • Thinking History Globallyby Diego Olstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    The book brings together many recent trends in writing history under a common framework: thinking history globally. By thinking history globally, the book explains, applies, and exemplifies the four basic strategies of analysis, the big C's: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing, using twelve different branches of history. more...