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Historiography

  • Magistracy and the Historiography of the Roman Republicby Ayelet Haimson Lushkov

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    An innovative, literary approach to historical accounts of politics, this book reveals the wide-ranging significance of Roman republican magistracy. more...

  • Chronographiae quae Theophanis Continuati nomine fertur Libri I-IVby Jeffrey Michael Featherstone; Juan Signes-Codo˝er

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    A principal source for the second period of Iconoclasm and the Amorian dynasty, the historical compilation known as Theophanes Continuatus was among the first works of the classicising revival in Byzantium after the Dark Age (7-8th centuries). A critical edition of the Greek text of Books I?IV, replacing that of 1838 by I. Bekker, is accompanied here... more...

  • Big History and the Future of Humanityby Fred Spier

    Wiley 2015; US$ 32.95

    Featuring a variety of updates and revisions, Big History andthe Future of Humanity , Second Edition , presents anaccessible and original overview of the entire sweep of historyfrom the origins of the universe and origins of life on Earth up tothe present day. Provides an accessible and original overview of the entiresweep of history that places... more...

  • Autobiography of an Archiveby Nicholas B. Dirks

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The decades between 1970 and the end of the twentieth century saw the disciplines of history and anthropology draw closer together, with historians paying more attention to social and cultural factors and the significance of everyday experience in the study of the past. The people, rather than elite actors, became the focus of their inquiry, and anthropological... more...

  • War and Revolutionby Domenico Losurdo

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    War and Revolution identifies and takes to task a reactionary trend among contemporary historians, one that?s grown increasingly apparent in recent years. It?s a revisionist tendency discernible in the work of authors such as Ernst Nolte, who traces the impetus behind the Holocaust to the excesses of the Russian Revolution; or Franšois Furet, who... more...

  • Historians on the Homefrontby George T. Blakey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    When Woodrow Wilson called on the American people to mobilize for war in April 1917, it was hardly surprising that historians should respond to their one-time colleague. Mobilization produced three organizations staffed by many of America's leading historians. All three organizations, the author shows, viewed as their task the mobilizing of America's... more...

  • Droysen and the Prussian School of Historyby Robert Southard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    The Prussian School of History first predicted and advocated, then celebrated and defended, the unification of Germany by Prussia. Experts in German historiography and the history of German liberalism have often complained about the lack of a book, in any language, that traces the origins and explains the ideas of this school of history. Here is that... more...

  • Regimes of Historicityby Franšois Hartog; Saskia Brown

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Franšois Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society?s ôregimes of historicity? or its way of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Arendt, Koselleck, and Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts, positioning the The Odyssey as a work on the threshold of a historical consciousness and then contrasting it against an... more...

  • Teaching Big Historyby Richard B. Simon

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving... more...

  • The Persian Gulf in Modern Timesby Lawrence G. Potter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    This book explores the historiography, ports, and peoples of the Persian Gulf over the past two centuries, offering a more inclusive history of the region than previously available. Restoring the history of minority communities which until now have been silenced, the book provides a corrective to the 'official story' put forward by modern states.... more...