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  • The Global Conditionby William Hardy McNeill; J. R. McNeill

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    William H. McNeill is known for his ability to portray the grand sweep of history. The Global Condition is a classic work for understanding the grand sweep of world history in brief compass. Now with a new foreword by J. R. McNeill, this book brings together two of William Hardy McNeill's popular short books and an essay. The Human Condition provides... more...

  • The Memorial Ethics of Libeskind's Berlin Jewish Museumby Arleen Ionescu

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 118.79

    This book is a detailed critical study of Libeskind?s Berlin Jewish Museum in its historical, architectural and philosophical context. Emphasizing how the Holocaust changed our perception of history, memory, witnessing and representation, it develops the notion of ?memorial ethics? to explore the Museum?s difference from more conventional post-World... more...

  • The Cold Warby Konrad H. Jarausch; Christian F. Ostermann; Andreas Etges

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 63.37

    The traces of the Cold War are still visible in many places all around the world. It is the topic of exhibits and new museums, of memorial days and historic sites, of documentaries and movies, of arts and culture. There are historical and political controversies, both nationally and internationally, about how the history of the Cold War should be... more...

  • The Romantic Idea of the Golden Age in Friedrich Schlegel's Philosophy of Historyby Asko Nivala

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The nineteenth-century Romantic understanding of history is often confused with the longing for the past Golden Age. In this book, the Romantic idea of Golden Age is seen from a new angle by discussing it in the context of Friedrich Schlegel?s works. Interestingly, Schlegel argued that the concept of a past Golden Age in the beginning of history was... more...

  • Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiographyby Tor Egil Førland

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Bringing sophisticated philosophy to bear on real-life historiography, Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography rekindles and invigorates the debate on two perennials in the theory and methodology of history. One is the tension between historians' values and the ideal?or illusion?of objective historiography. The other is historical... more...

  • Negotiating Genocide in Rwandaby Erin Jessee

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.03

    This book is an oral history-based study of the politics of history in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Using life history and thematic interviews, the author brings the narratives of officials, survivors, returnees, perpetrators, and others whose lives have been intimately affected by genocide into conversation with scholarly studies... more...

  • September 11, 2001 as a Cultural Traumaby Christine Muller

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 85.53

    This book investigates the September 11, 2001 attacks as a case study of cultural trauma, as well as how the use of widely-distributed, easily-accessible forms of popular culture can similarly focalize evaluation of other moments of acute and profoundly troubling historical change. The attacks confounded the traditionally dominant narrative of the... more...

  • Le Fil et les traces de Carlo Ginzburgby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis L'historien écrit ce qui s'est passé. Mais précisément, dans son effort d'écriture, ne se rapproche-t-il pas trop de l'écrivain ? Ne risque-t-il pas de passer du fait narré à l'invention ? Ce sont les conséquences morales et politiques de ce glissement, encouragé par les attitudes... more...

  • The Making of Manners and Morals in Twelfth-Century Englandby Fiona Whelan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    How different are we from those in the past? Or, how different do we think we are from those in the past? Medieval people were more dirty and unhygienic than us ? as novels, TV, and film would have us believe ? but how much truth is there in this notion? This book seeks to challenge some of these preconceptions by examining medieval society through... more...

  • The Balkan Wars from Contemporary Perception to Historic Memoryby Katrin Boeckh; Sabine Rutar

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.55

    This book explores the historial role of the Balkan Wars. In Eastern Europe, the two Balkan Wars of 1912/13 had greater importance than the First World War for the construction of nations and states. This volume shows how these ?short? wars profoundly changed the sociopolitical situation in the Balkans, with consequences that are still felt today.... more...