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Archives and Human Rights

Archives and Human Rights

1st Edition


Jens Boel, Perrine Canavaggio, Antonio Gonzalez Quintano
March 04, 2021

Why and how can records serve as evidence of human rights violations, in particular crimes against humanity, and help the fight against impunity? Archives and Human Rights shows the close relationship between archives and human rights and discusses the emergence, at the international level, of the ...

The Primacy of Method in Historical Research Philosophy of History and the Perspective of Meaning

The Primacy of Method in Historical Research: Philosophy of History and the Perspective of Meaning

1st Edition


Jonas Ahlskog
December 30, 2020

How does history relate to the past? According to leading historical theorists, the relation to the past in history is reducible to evidential, psychological, practical and retrospective concerns. In contrast, this volume claims that historical relations to the past are irreducible products of the ...

History in a Post-Truth World Theory and Praxis

History in a Post-Truth World: Theory and Praxis

1st Edition


Marius Gudonis, Benjamin T. Jones
October 07, 2020

History in a Post-Truth World: Theory and Praxis explores one of the most significant paradigm shifts in public discourse. A post-truth environment that appeals primarily to emotion, elevates personal belief, and devalues expert opinion has important implications far beyond Brexit or the ...

Africa, Empire and World Disorder Historical Essays

Africa, Empire and World Disorder: Historical Essays

1st Edition

A. G. Hopkins
September 25, 2020

This volume brings together important articles from the Cambridge historian A. G. Hopkins and reflect the enlargement and evolution of historical studies during the last half century. The essays cover four of the principal historiographical developments of the period: the extraordinary revolution ...

Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History Alt/Histories

Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories

1st Edition

Louie Dean Valencia-García
March 31, 2020

In Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories, historians, sociologists, neuroscientists, lawyers, cultural critics, and literary and media scholars come together to offer an interconnected and comparative collection for understanding how contemporary far-right, neo-fascist, ...

Information and Power in History Towards a Global Approach

Information and Power in History: Towards a Global Approach

1st Edition

Ida Nijenhuis, Marijke van Faassen, Ronald Sluijter, Joris Gijsenbergh, Wim de Jong
February 05, 2020

The relationship between information and power is a relevant subject for all times. Today’s perceived ‘information revolution’ has caused information to become a separate object of study during the last two decades for several disciplines. As the contemporary perspective is dominant, information ...

In Praise of Historical Anthropology Perspectives, Methods, and Applications to the Study of Power and Colonialism

In Praise of Historical Anthropology: Perspectives, Methods, and Applications to the Study of Power and Colonialism

1st Edition

Alexandre Coello de la Rosa, Josep Lluís Mateo Dieste
January 31, 2020

In Praise of Historical Anthropology is based on a fundamental conviction: the study of society cannot be undertaken without considering the weight of history and separations between disciplines in academics need to be bridged for the benefit of knowledge. Anthropology cannot be limited to ...

The Enlightenment and the Fate of Knowledge Essays on the Transvaluation of Values

The Enlightenment and the Fate of Knowledge: Essays on the Transvaluation of Values

1st Edition

Martin L. Davies
December 05, 2019

The Enlightenment is generally painted as a movement of ideas and society lasting from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century, but this book argues that the Enlightenment is an essential component of modernity itself. In the course of the study, Martin Davies offers an original ...

Public Uses of Human Remains and Relics in History

Public Uses of Human Remains and Relics in History

1st Edition

Silvia Cavicchioli, Luigi Provero
November 11, 2019

The principal theme of this volume is the importance of the public use of human remains in a historical perspective. The book presents a series of case studies aimed at offering historiographical and methodological reflections and providing interpretative approaches highlighting how, through the ...

The Aesthetics of History

The Aesthetics of History

1st Edition

Alun Munslow
October 24, 2019

This book offers an understanding and analysis of the aesthetics of historying through the specific concepts and process of the fabricated, factitious, factional, factious, factitive, factive, factualist, fictitious, fictive and the figurative. These concepts create the(ir) connection(s) between "...

Historia Ludens The Playing Historian

Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian

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Alexander von Lünen, Katherine J. Lewis, Benjamin Litherland, Pat Cullum
September 04, 2019

This book aims to further a debate about aspects of "playing" and "gaming" in connection with history. Reaching out to academics, professionals and students alike, it pursues a dedicated interdisciplinary approach. Rather than only focusing on how professionals could learn from academics in history...

Teleology and Modernity

Teleology and Modernity

1st Edition

William Gibson, Dan O'Brien, Marius Turda
August 07, 2019

The main and original contribution of this volume is to offer a discussion of teleology through the prism of religion, philosophy and history. The goal is to incorporate teleology within discussions across these three disciplines rather than restrict it to one as is customarily the case. The ...

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