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Historiography

  • The Fiction of Historyby Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Fiction of History sets out a number of themes in the relationship between history and fiction, emphasising the tensions and dilemmas created in this relationship and examining how various writers have dealt with these. In the first part, two chapters discuss the philosophy behind the connection between fiction and history, whether history... more...

  • The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalismby Rolf Torstendahl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the evolution of historical professionalism, with the development of an international community that shares a set of values regarding both methodological minimum demands and what constitutes new results. Historical professionalism is not a fixed set of skills, but a concept with varying import and meaning at different times depending... more...

  • Historians and the Law in Postrevolutionary Franceby Donald R. Kelley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In the Romantic fascination with Europe's past, scholars of Restoration France proposed to reconstruct their national traditions with more attention to social and cultural factors than older-fashioned political historians had shown. Donald R. Kelley examines a major feature of this new history": the convergence of the profession of law and the study... more...

  • The Rise of Historical Writing Among the Arabsby Lawrence I. Conrad; Abd Al-Aziz Duri; Fred M. Donner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This is the first translation of a classic work (Bahth fi nnsh' at 'ilm al ta' rikh 'inda l-'Arab) by the eminent Arab historian A. A. Duri. Published in Beirut in 1960, Duri's book was the first comprehensive effort to trace the origins and early development of Arab historical writing, and to resolve some extremely complex and still debated questions... more...

  • Historians Debate the Rise of the Westby Jonathan Daly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars? evaluations of the biggest picture of all: how Western civilization fits into modern world history. Most historians who write in this area... more...

  • Gender and the Historianby Johanna Alberti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Why are most famous historians men? How have women changed the writing of history over the last decades? What lives and stories have been hidden from history? Until recently history was predominantly the domain of men. That men were the authors of our past meant that in many cases only half of the story was told. In the second half of the twentieth... more...

  • We Can Take It!by Mark Connelly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    `We Can Take It!' shows that the British remember the war in a peculiar way, thanks to a mix of particular images and evidence. Our memory has been shaped by material which is completely removed from historical reality. These images (including complete inventions) have combined to make a new history. The vision is mostly cosy and suits the way in... more...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 16.95

    First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael?s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposed the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death?... more...

  • History, Memory, and Trans-European Identityby Aline Sierp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book questions the presupposition voiced by many historians and political scientists that political experiences in Europe continue to be interpreted in terms of national history, and that a European community of remembrance still does not exist. By tracing the evolution of specific memory cultures in two successor countries of the Fascist/Nazi... more...

  • Gedächtnisräumeby Janina Fuge; Rainer Hering; Harald Schmid

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 55.82

    Die Hanse, das Hamburger Bismarck-Denkmal oder die Schlacht von Düppel ? Norddeutschland beherbergt eine Vielzahl von »Erinnerungsorten«, aus deren komplexen Schichtungen sich Identitätsstrukturen in den Bundesländern Niedersachsen, Hamburg, Bremen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und Schleswig-Holstein zusammensetzen. Die AutorInnen fragen nach den vielschichtigen... more...