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Historiography

  • Thomas Aquinas on Bodily Identityby Antonia Fitzpatrick

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    Thomas Aquinas asked the essential philosophical question which continues to resound to the modern day: what constitutes a human being? This volume looks at Aquinas's views on bodily and spiritual identity through a lens of theological concerns, pagan and Arabic authoritative sources, and contemporary polemic with dualist heresy. more...

  • Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writingby Emily A. Winkler

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 82.99

    This book examines how eleventh-century kings were portrayed in the writing of twelfth-century historians. Winkler employs a modern literary critical approach to demonstrate how much of our understanding of eleventh-century history stems from authorial strategies of later writers rather than from contemporary sources. more...

  • Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literatureby María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro; Silvia Pellicer-Ortín

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.75

    This volume explores the multifarious representational strategies used by contemporary writers to textualise memory and its friction areas through literary practices. By focusing on contemporary narratives in English from 1990 to the present, the essays in the collection delve into both the treatment of memory in literature and the view of literature... more...

  • The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914by Stefan Arvidsson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as Socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the political sphere, but also influenced the way people worked and played, thought and felt, designed and decorated, hoped and yearned. By proposing general observations... more...

  • The Connected Lives of Dutch Punksby Kirsty Lohman

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book is the first in-depth, ethnographic study of the Dutch punk scene. It questions the artificial boundaries of subcultural research, calling for a critical analysis of the distinctions drawn between subcultural and everyday lives, and between localised and globalised subcultures. The everyday experiences of punk are framed within the mobile... more...

  • Memory Politics, Identity and Conflictby Zheng Wang

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 53.09

    This book focuses on the methodology of research on historical memory and contributes to theoretical discussions concerning the use of historical memory as a variable to explain political action and social movement. The chapters of the book conceptualize the relationship between historical memory and national identity formation, perceptions, and policy-making.... more...

  • Making Nordic Historiographyby Pertti Haapala; Marja Jalava; Simon Larsson

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Is there a "Nordic history"? If so, what are its origins, its scope, and its defining features? In this informative volume, scholars from all five Nordic nations tackle a notoriously problematic historical concept. Whether recounting Foucault's departure from Sweden or tracing the rise of movements such as "aristocratic empiricism," each contribution... more...

  • Micro-Spatial Histories of Global Labourby Christian G. De Vito; Anne Gerritsen

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.11

    This volume suggests a new way of doing global history. Instead of offering a sweeping and generalizing overview of the past, we propose a ‘micro-spatial’ approach, combining micro-history with the concept of space. A focus on primary sources and awareness of the historical discontinuities and unevennesses characterizes the global history that emerges... more...

  • The Legal Thought of Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭīby Rebecca Hernandez

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 74.99

    This book looks at the thought of a key figure in Islamic history from the vantage point of different forms of authority. In addition to providing detailed textual analysis of al-Suyuti's legal writing in its historical context, the study also connects the pre-modern figure to contemporary debates in post-2011 Egypt. more...

  • Biography of an Industrial Townby Alessandro Portelli

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    A pioneering work in oral history, this book tells the story of the rise and fall of the industrial revolution and the apogee and crisis of the labor movement through an oral history of Terni, a steel town in Central Italy and the seat of the first large industrial enterprise in Italy. This story is told through a combination of stories, songs, myths... more...