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  • Gender in Historyby Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History : Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures,... more...

  • How to Write History that People Want to Readby Ann Curthoys; Ann McGrath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 24.00

    Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history ? academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels ? the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles. more...

  • The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine Historyby John Haldon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    The dominant Mediterranean power in the fifth and sixth centuries, by the time of its demise at the hands of the Ottomans in 1453 the Byzantine empire was a shadow of its former self restricted essentially to the city of Constantinople, modern Istanbul. Surrounded by foes who posed a constant threat to its very existence, it survived because of its... more...

  • Biography Between Structure and Agencyby Volker Berghahn; Simone Lassig

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 120.00

    While bookstore shelves around the world have never ceased to display best-selling "life-and-letters" biographies in prominent positions, the genre became less popular among academic historians during the Cold War decades. Their main concern then was with political and socioeconomic structures, institutions, and organizations, or-more recently-with... more...

  • A History of Historiesby John Burrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the present. With a light step and graceful narrative,... more...

  • Fashioning Historyby Jr. Robert F. Berkhofer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 31.00

    This book offers historians and aspiring historians a learned, absorbing, and comprehensive overview of current fashions of method, interpretation, and meaning in the context of postmodernism that has washed over the historical profession in the last two decades. more...

  • Building New Bridges - Bātir de nouveaux pontsby Jeff Keshen; Sylvie Perrier

    University of Ottawa Press 2005; US$ 16.99

    Questions of methodology and the use of sources are fundamental to all academic disciplines. In recent years, this topic has become far more challenging as scholars are increasingly adopting an interdisciplinary approach to achieve richer and deeper analyses, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Building New Bridges / Bātir de nouveaux... more...

  • New Ways of Historyby Gelina Harlaftis; Kostas Sbonias; Nikos Karapidakis

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Making sense of the past is always a challenge for the historian. Common to all periods and specialisms is the attempt to find new modes of historical narrative. This wide-ranging overview of recent trends and the changing agenda of historical questions compares new approaches - chronological, thematic, regional - not only in the various historical... more...

  • Being a Historianby James M. Jr Banner

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Considers what aspiring and mature historians need to know about the discipline of history in the United States today. more...

  • Historiography in the Twentieth Centuryby Georg G. Iggers

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    A broad perspective on historical thought and writing, with a new epilogue. more...