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  • How History Worksby Martin L. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    How History Works assesses the social function of academic knowledge in the humanities, exemplified by history, and offers a critique of the validity of historical knowledge. The book focusses on history’s academic, disciplinary ethos to offer a reconception of the discipline of history, arguing that it is an existential liability: if critical analysis... more...

  • Historicism Once Moreby Roy Harvey Pearce

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 46.50 US$ 42.32

    A collection of some of Pearce's best-known essays on historical criticism in which he suggests a way of going beyond positivist historiography and formalist explication de texie toward a criticism which vitally engages the reader in what he reads and puts him m a position of judging himself and his culture, past and present. Originally published... more...

  • A Historiographical Inquiry into the Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Borders in the Studies of Great Epidemicsby May-Brith Ohman Nielsen; Anette Warring

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 179.95

    The present study explores the complex relations between some significant historical phenomena, the great epidemics of modern times, and the way historians and other scholars have designed and conducted their study of those phenomena. more...

  • Historical Truth and Lies About the Pastby Alan B. Spitzer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Historians have long struggled with the questions of historical relativism, objectivity, and standards of proof and evidence. Intellectual historian Alan Spitzer focuses on the contradiction between theory and practice by presenting case studies of four politically charged debates about the past: the response to the report of the commission chaired... more...

  • The Grand Design of Godby C. A. Patrides

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 110.00

    This book, originally published in 1972, offers a stimulating account of the Christian tradition of historiography as it is reflected in works of literature and history. The discussion ranges from the pre-Christian The Iliad up to the 1970s. The author considers subjects such as the Mystery Plays in the medieval synthesis, the nature of the evidence... more...

  • Gyula Szekfüby Irene Raab Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    This study explores the connection between politics and historical scholarship in the case of the Hungarian historian, Gyula Szekfü, whose career spanned one of the most significant and eventful periods of Hungarian history. His writing is particularly suited for an inquiry into the relationship between politics and historiography becasue the changes... more...

  • Between Memory and Historyby Marie Noelle Bourguet; Lucette Valensi; Nathan Wachtel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The recent wave of interest in oral history and return to the active subject as a topic in historical practice raises a number of questions about the status and function of scholarly history in our societies. This articles in this volume, originally pubished in 1990, and which originally appeared in History and Anthropology, Volume 2, Part 2, discuss... more...

  • Historians and the Open Societyby A. R. Bridbury

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    In this volume, originally published in 1972, the author discusses the conflict between the historian’s own expressed political views and the judgements he makes on political events in history. more...

  • The Origins of Historyby Herbert Butterfield; J H Adam Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    A distillation of the thought and research to which Herbert Butterfield devoted the last twenty years of his life to, this book, originally published in 1981, traces how differently people understood the relevance of their past and its connection with their religion. It examines ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia; the political perceptiveness of the Hittites;... more...

  • Aspects of History and Class Consciousnessby Istvan Meszaros

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The various contributions in this book, originally published in 1971, discuss many aspects of the complex subject of history and class consciousness, and the themes that are dealt with are all inter-related. The papers range from history and sociology, through political theory and philosophy, to art criticism and literary criticism. Georg Lukács’... more...