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Historiography

  • Savage Girls and Wild Boysby Michael Newton

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Savage Girls and Wild Boys is a fascinating history of extraordinary children---brought up by animals, raised in the wilderness, or locked up for long years in solitary confinement. Wild or feral children have fascinated us through the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates... more...

  • Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)by John Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Herodotus has shaped our knowledge of life, religion, war and politics in ancient Greece immeasurably, as well as being one of the most entertaining of all Classical Greek authors: fascinating, perceptive, accessible and not at all pretentious. Herodotus and Greek History , first published in 1982, examines the themes and preoccupations which form... more...

  • Real Historyby Martin Bunzl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    In Real History , Martin Bunzl brilliantly succeeds in bringing together two schools of thought at the forefront of the philosophy of history: that of realism and objectivity. He shows us how the realism debate is inhabited by philosophers, whereas the objectivity argument lies in the hands of historians. In his lucid and direct style, Bunzl proposes... more...

  • Sex, Gender and the Sacredby Joanna de Groot; Sue Morgan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    Sex, Gender and the Sacred presents a multi-faith, multi-disciplinary collection of essays that explore the interlocking narratives of religion and gender encompassing 4,000 years of history.  Contains readings relating to sex and religion that encompass 4,000 years of gender history Features new research in religion and gender across diverse... more...

  • Zeitgeschichte schreibenby Martin Sabrow

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Klio lebt nicht im Elfenbeinturm. Die Verwandlung von Geschehen in Geschichte entwickelt sich im Spannungsfeld von aktivem Miterleben und distanzierter Reflexion, von öffentlicher Identitätsvergewisserung und geschichtspolitischer Legitimation. Mächtiger als Akteure und Institutionen aber sind die kulturellen Codes und die fachlichen Denkmuster, in... more...

  • Historians across Bordersby Nicolas Barreyre; Michael Heale; Stephen Tuck; Cécile Vidal

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    In this stimulating and highly original study of the writing of American history, twenty-four scholars from eleven European countries explore the impact of writing history from abroad. Six distinguished scholars from around the world add their commentaries. Arguing that historical writing is conditioned, crucially, by the place from which it is... more...

  • Listening on the Edgeby Mark Cave; Stephen M. Sloan

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 26.99

    From the headlines of local newspapers to the coverage of major media outlets, scenes of war, natural disaster, political revolution and ethnic repression greet readers and viewers at every turn. What we often fail to grasp, however, despite numerous treatments of events is the deep meaning and broader significance of crisis and disaster. The complexity... more...

  • Architects of World Historyby Kenneth R. Curtis; Jerry H. Bentley

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Architects of World History presents an innovative collection of original essays by leading scholars associated with World History, exploring through intellectual autobiography the ideas, challenges, and inspirations that are shaping the field Features original, accessible contributions from pioneering scholars in the field Offers insights into... more...

  • A Nation on Trialby Norman G. Finkelstein; Ruth Bettina Birn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    No recent work of history has generated as much interest as Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners. Purporting to solve the mystery of the Nazi holocaust, Goldhagen maintains that ordinary Germans were driven by fanatical anti-Semitism to murder the Jews. An immediate national best-seller, the book went on to create an international... more...

  • How History Matters to Philosophyby Robert C. Scharff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    With the era of positivistic hostility toward philosophy?s past ending, renewed debate has started concerning the relationship between philosophers and their history. The lead question is usually whether philosophy?s past should matter to present practice, but Scharff argues that it inevitably does matter. In Part 1, he shows how history matters... more...