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  • Biography in Theoryby Wilhelm Hemecker; Edward Saunders

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 34.95

    This textbook is an anthology of significant theoretical discussions of biography as a genre and as a literary-historical practice. Covering the 18th to the 21st centuries, the reader includes programmatic texts by authors such as Herder, Carlyle, Dilthey, Proust, Freud, Kracauer, Woolf and Bourdieu. Each text is accompanied by a commentary placing... more...

  • Encounters Old and New in World Historyby Alan Karras; Laura J. Mitchell; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson; Lauren Benton; Edmund Burke III; Trevor R. Getz; Candice Goucher; Martin W. Lewis; Robert B. Marks; Carla Rahn Phillips; William D. Philiips; Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks; Theodore Jun Yoo

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    This collection of essays asserts the specific value of world history research and teaching, showing how the field contributes to the larger historical profession and offering concrete suggestions to develop more interaction between the academy and the public. The twelve contributors, each with their own academic areas of interest, are experienced... more...

  • History through material cultureby Leonie Hannan; Sarah Longair

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    People live in material worlds and the things we make, wear, sit upon, treasure or discard are key to understanding our lives and societies. As material culture is central to human experience, it represents a vital but under-used source for historians. Written in a lively and accessible style, this new guide provides clear and practical guidance on... more...

  • We Demandby Roderick A. Ferguson

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 16.95

    This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit  to learn more. In the post–World War II period, students rebelled against the archaic university. In student-led movements, they fought for the new kinds of public the university needed to serve—women, minorities, immigrants, indigenous... more...

  • Oral History in Latin Americaby David Carey Jr

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This field guide to oral history in Latin America addresses methodological, ethical, and interpretive issues arising from the region’s unique milieu. With careful consideration of the challenges of working in Latin America – including those of language, culture, performance, translation, and political instability – David Carey Jr. provides guidance... more...

  • Cadets on Campusby John A. Coulter

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    Since the founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1802, more than eight hundred military schools have existed in this country. The vast majority have closed their doors, been absorbed into other educational institutions, or otherwise faded away, but others soldier on, adapting to changing times and changing educational needs.... more...

  • The Cold Warby Konrad H. Jarausch; Christian F. Ostermann; Andreas Etges

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 59.95

    The traces of the Cold War are still visible in many places all around the world. It is the topic of exhibits and new museums, of memorial days and historic sites, of documentaries and movies, of arts and culture. There are historical and political controversies, both nationally and internationally, about how the history of the Cold War should be... more...

  • Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiographyby Tor Egil Førland

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Bringing sophisticated philosophy to bear on real-life historiography, Values, Objectivity, and Explanation in Historiography rekindles and invigorates the debate on two perennials in the theory and methodology of history. One is the tension between historians' values and the ideal—or illusion—of objective historiography. The other is historical... more...

  • Geschichtskultur im Strukturwandelby Juliane Tomann

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 70.00

    Katowice erfindet sich neu: Die ehemalige sozialistische Musterstadt, das industrielle Rückgrat Polens durchläuft seit der politischen Wende 1989/1990 einen tiefgreifenden ökonomischen und gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozess. Mit Großinvestitionen im Kulturbereich wird intensiv an der Veränderung des Stadtraumes und des städtischen Image gearbeitet.... more...

  • Wege in den Ersten Weltkriegby Armin Heinen

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 35.00

    Wie wissenschaftlich anspruchsvoll Geschichte geschrieben wird, das bleibt vielfach im Dunkeln. Denn den HistorikerInnen kann man bei ihren Forschungen und ihrem Schreiben der Geschichte nicht zuschauen. Die neue Reihe „Zugänge zur Geschichte" zeigt deshalb, wie erfahrene HistorikerInnen sich in ein für sie neues, wichtiges Thema der Geschichte... more...