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Historiography

  • Doing Conceptual History in Africaby Axel Fleisch; Rhiannon Stephens

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africa's historical development, with a particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. From precolonial... more...

  • Culture, Ideology and Politics (Routledge Revivals)by Raphael Samuel; Gareth Stedman Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1982, this book is inspired the ideas generated by Eric Hobsbawm, and has taken shape around a unifying preoccupation with the symbolic order and its relationship to political and religious belief. It explores some of the oldest question in Marxist historiography, for example the relationship of ?base? and ?superstructure?, art... more...

  • What is Intellectual History?by Richard Whatmore

    Wiley 2016; US$ 19.95

    What is intellectual history? Those who practice intellectual history have described themselves as eavesdroppers upon the conversations of the past, explorers of alien ideological worlds, and translators between historic societies and our own, while their critics have often derided them as narrow-mindedly studying the ideas of dead white men. Some... more...

  • Joe Gould's Teethby Jill Lepore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 24.95

    From New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the dark, spellbinding tale of her restless search for the long-lost, longest book ever written, a century-old manuscript called ?The Oral History of Our Time.? Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant historian of the twentieth century. So did some of his friends, a... more...

  • Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauerby R. Raj Singh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The connections between death, contemplation and the contemplative life have been a recurrent theme in the canons of both western and eastern philosophical thought. This book examines the classical sources of this philosophical literature, in particular Plato's Phaedo and the Katha Upanishad and then proceeds to a sustained analysis and critical assessment... more...

  • People's History and Socialist Theory (Routledge Revivals)by Raphael Samuel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1981, this book brings together different types of work by numerous fragmented groups in the field of Marxist history and puts them in dialogue with each other. It takes stock of then recent work, explores the main new lines, and looks at the political and ideological circumstances shaping the direction of historical work, past... more...

  • Britain & Europe: The Untold Historyby Ricahrd Ellis

    Fast Print Publishing 2016; US$ 6.50

    Is a popular history book that takes a radical look at the relationship between Britain and Europe. Starting with King John and finishing with david Cameon, it offers an exciting reassessment of the most pivotal moments in British history and makes an improtant contribution to the debate about Britain's future relationship with the EU more...

  • Digital Games as Historyby Adam Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book provides the first in-depth exploration of video games as history. Chapman puts forth five basic categories of analysis for understanding historical video games: simulation and epistemology, time, space, narrative, and affordance. Through these methods of analysis he explores what these games uniquely offer as a new form of history and how... more...

  • Interdisziplinäre Kooperation bei der Erstellung geschichtswissenschaftlicher 3D-Modelleby Sander Münster

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.99

    SanderMünster beleuchtet in diesem Buch unter Nutzung sozialwissenschaftlicherMethoden verschiedene Aspekte interdisziplinärer Zusammenarbeit bei3D-Modellierungsvorhaben geschichtswissenschaftlicher Inhalte. Seine Bandbreiteumfasst die Untersuchung der Wissenschaftslandschaft, vonProjektkonstellationen und von Phänomenen und Strategien inErstellungsprozessen.... more...

  • Dickens and Benjaminby Gillian Piggott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Placing the works of Charles Dickens and Walter Benjamin in conversation with one another, Gillian Piggott argues that the two writers display a shared vision of modernity. Her analysis of their works shows that both writers demonstrate a decreased confidence in the capacity to experience truth or religious meaning in an increasingly materialist world... more...