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A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, Volume 2

Edited By

D.R. Woolf

ISBN 9781003374855
Published September 30, 2022 by Routledge
558 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1998. Including a wide range of information and recommended for academic libraries, this encyclopedia covers historiography and historians from around the world and will be a useful reference to students, researchers, scholars, librarians and the general public who are interested in the writing of history. Volume II covers entries from K to Z.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Editorial Conventions, Volume II The Encyclopedia K- Z. Volume I: Adam of Bremen; al-Biruni; antiquarianism; ars historica; Belgian historical writing; biography; Braun, Lily; Burke, Edmund; capitalism; Carlyle, Thomas; Chloe Namson; chaos theory; Chen Shou; chronicles, African; Churchill, Winston; Clark, Alice; Derrida, Jacques; determinism; Deutscher, Isaac; economic history; Eliade, Mircea; forgeries, historical; Fukuda Tokuzo; Garcilaso de la Vega; gender; Geoffrey of Monmouth; Gu Yingtai; Heidegger, Martin; history of ideas; Hrusheveky, Mykhial; Hume, Volume II: David; Khalikan, Ibn; Johnson, Samuel; kosmas; kulturpessimismus; law and history; local history; Machiavelli, Niccola; materialism; Mao Zedong; More, Thomas; oral tradition; Pizan, Christine de; Platonov, Sergei; saxo grammaticus; Shakespeare, William; Tocqueville, Alexis de; zeitgeist. General Index

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D.R. Woolf, Professor of History at Dalhousie University, has held research fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Harry Ranson Humanities Research Center, and the Institute for Advanced Study.


"...of great value for students...and for historians of all kinds..." -- Libraries & Culture "The coverage is truly multicultural in scope, and all periods and countries get due attention. Certain figures or ideas are covered in other sources, but none covers as many in so convenient a reference set. Recommend for all collections supporting the study of history." -- Choice "[T]he first major work covering historiography and historians from around the world...this fine work will serve students, scholars, librarians, and the general public." -- Library Journal "Whether the readers is a student, teacher, or simply one interested in the writing of history, this scholarly encyclopedia provides a wide range of information and is recommended for academic libraries. Public libraries with research collections in history will also find it a valuable tool." -- RBB/Booklist