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  • History and Community: Essays in Victorian Medievalism book cover

    History and Community

    Essays in Victorian Medievalism

    Edited by Florence S. Boos

    The essays in this volume, originally published in 1992, examine some of the pervasive implications of Victorian medievalism, and assess its creative manifestations and dual capacities for expression of reformist anger and escapist retreat. Some of the emotional and intllectual reasons for the…

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  • The Art of History: A Study of Four Great Historians of the Eighteenth Century book cover

    The Art of History

    A Study of Four Great Historians of the Eighteenth Century

    By J. B. Black

    The first important scholarly consideration of Enlightenment historiography of the twentieth century, this book, originally published in 1926, critically examines the ideas of Voltaire, Hume, Robertston and Gibbon with respect to the theory and practice of historiography. The substantial…

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  • Between Memory and History book cover

    Between Memory and History

    Edited by Marie Noelle Bourguet, Lucette Valensi, Nathan Wachtel

    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…

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  • History and Totality: Radical Historicism From Hegel to Foucault book cover

    History and Totality

    Radical Historicism From Hegel to Foucault

    By John Grumley

    In this work, originally published in 1989, the author establishes a tradition of radical historicism from Hegel to the Budapenst School. He charts both its continuous evolution from the early 19th century to the late 20thh, and its transformation in the context of European social, economic and…

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    History on the Ground

    By Maurice Beresford

    Taking the evidence of maps and documents, this book, originally published in 1957, describes 6 journeys inthe field: to parish boundaries, Elizabethan villages, the planted medieval towns and to parks of all periods.…

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  • Historians and the Open Society book cover

    Historians and the Open Society

    By A. R. Bridbury

    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.…

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  • The Origins of History book cover

    The Origins of History

    By Herbert Butterfield

    Edited by J H Adam Watson

    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…

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  • The Historian At Work book cover

    The Historian At Work

    By John Cannon

    This volume, originally published in 1980 discusses the way in which distinguished historians such as Gibbon, Ranke, Macaulay, De Tocqueville, Marx, Maitland, Bloch, Namier, Wheeler, Butterfield and Braudel have regarded and tackled their discipline. As well as chapters by individual authors who…

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  • The Grand Design of God: The Literary Form of the Christian View of History book cover

    The Grand Design of God

    The Literary Form of the Christian View of History

    By C. A. Patrides

    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…

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  • On the Writing of History book cover

    On the Writing of History

    By Charles Oman

    Written by one of the most eminent, (if sometimes disputed) historians of the 20th century, this book, originally published in 1939, gives guidance to the would-be historian on historical sources, research and evidence. Although inevitably a product of its time, this volume nonetheless remains one…

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    Historicism and Knowledge

    By Robert D'Amico

    A critical account of the case for historicism from Popper to Foucault, this volume, originally published in 1989, shows the viability of an historicist account of knowledge by replying to traditional objections and the need for defenses of realism and reference at the heart of most alternatives to…

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    The Learning of History

    By D. G. Watts

    Originally published in 1972, this book is a systematic analysis of the objectives and methods of history teaching. The book considers the criticisms of the 1960s and 70s of history as a subject and the pressures for its replacement in the school curriculum. It examines the complex psychological…

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  • Foundations of Modern Historical Thought: From Machiavelli to Vico book cover

    Foundations of Modern Historical Thought

    From Machiavelli to Vico

    By Paul Avis

    The emergence of a sense of the past in Renaissance humanism gave rise to a new historical consciousness about the meaning of history and methods of historical enquiry. This book, originally published in 1986, provides an in-depth critical introduction to the historical thought of some of the most…

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    The Gateway to History

    By Allan Nevins

    In this book, originally published in 1962, one of America’s most distinguished historians defines the scope and variety fo his field and out lines his views on history’s objectives both as a science and as an art. The book provides insight into historians’ methods of interpreting and presenting…

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  • Studies in the Nature and Teaching of History book cover

    Studies in the Nature and Teaching of History

    Edited by W H Burston, D Thompson

    Originally published in 1967, this book is aimed at the student teacher and discusses the philosophy of history and the effective learning of it. It discusses the UK secondary school history syllabus, with a particular emphasis on whether contemporary history is of more relevance to pupils than…

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    The Critical Historian

    By G Kitson Clark

    Originally published in 1967, this book analyses the method by which historical evidence is built up and compares the nature of historical proof with that of other disciplines such as the law and natural sciences. It examines an extraordinary series of forgeries and distortions from the False…

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  • Perspectives on History book cover

    Perspectives on History

    By William Dray

    In Part 1 of this book, originally published in 1980, the focus is on certain claims of R. G. Collingwood regarding the nature of historical understanding, of Charles Beard about the possibility of an objective reconstruction of the past, and of J. W. N. Watkins concerning the reducibility of what…

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  • Interpretations of History: From Confucius to Toynbee book cover

    Interpretations of History

    From Confucius to Toynbee

    By Alban G. Widgery

    In this volume, originally published in 1961, the author presents an exposition of the meanings given to history. Part 1 describes the conceptions of history impied in wide-spread religions and cultures, Confucian and Taoist, Hindu and Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Muslim, Greek and Roman, Jewish and…

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  • Annalists and Historians: Western Historiography from the VIIIth to the XVIIIth Century book cover

    Annalists and Historians

    Western Historiography from the VIIIth to the XVIIIth Century

    By Denys Hay

    This book, originally published in 1977, is a survey of European historiography from its origins in the historians of Greece and Rome, through the annalists and chroniclers of the middle ages, to the historians of the late eighteenth century. The author concentrates on those writers whose works fit…

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  • The Historian and the Climate of Opinion book cover

    The Historian and the Climate of Opinion

    By Robert Allen Skotheim

    This volume of writings by outstanding twentieth-cnetury American historians presents one aspect of the problem which results from the conflict between the subjectivity of the historian and the objectivity of the past. It examines in particular the relationship between the historian and the climate…

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  • Approaches to History: A Symposium book cover

    Approaches to History

    A Symposium

    By H. P. R. Finberg

    The contributors to this volume, originally published in 1962, explain the raison d’être of their own specialism in history be it archaeology, political, local, economic or social history or historical geography.…

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  • Aspects of History and Class Consciousness book cover

    Aspects of History and Class Consciousness

    By Istvan Meszaros

    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…

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  • History and Ethnicity book cover

    History and Ethnicity

    Edited by Elizabeth Tonkin, Maryon McDonald, Malcolm K. Chapman

    These essays examine the importance of historical consicousness and the role of historiography in ‘ethnic’ situations, exploring the many ways in which ethnic groups select history, write or rewrite it, rescue appropriate or ignore it, forget or traduce it. Drawing on expert knowledge of regions…

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  • The Historian's Contribution to Anglo-American Misunderstanding: Report of a Committee on National Bias in Anglo-American History Text Books book cover

    The Historian's Contribution to Anglo-American Misunderstanding

    Report of a Committee on National Bias in Anglo-American History Text Books

    Edited by Ray Allen Billington

    This book examines text books used in English and American schools and determines the way in which national bias has been instilled into school children by the use of history books. This study reveals that the deliberate distortion common a generation ago has disappeared, but has been displaced by…

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  • History and Liberty: The Historical Writings of Benedetto Croce book cover

    History and Liberty

    The Historical Writings of Benedetto Croce

    By A R Caponigri

    A re-newed interest in, and appreciation of, the problems of history, both as the theory of historical process and as historiography became one of the marked characteristics of twentieth century thought and this book discusses Benedetto Croce’s historical writings in that context.…

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  • The Diversity of History: Essays in Honour of Sir Herbert Butterfield book cover

    The Diversity of History

    Essays in Honour of Sir Herbert Butterfield

    Edited by John Elliott, H G Koenigsberger

    Each of the essays in this volume, originally published in 1970, touches upon a historical theme which Herbert Butterfield illuminated. It covers a wide range of topics from music and relgion in modern European history to the scientific revolution of the 17th century.…

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  • History and Historical Research book cover

    History and Historical Research

    By C. G. Crump

    Aimed at students of history, this volume, originally published in 1928, examines the issues of impartiality and objectivity in the study of history. It also discusses the skills necessary for any would-be historian including the knowledge of foreign languages, the use of sources and note-taking.…

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    A Theory of History

    By Ágnes Heller

    This radical analysis of the role and importance of historiography interprets the philosophy and theory of history on the basis of historicity as a human condition. The book examins the norms and methods of historiography from a philosophical point of view, but rejects generalisations tht the…

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    The Use of History

    By A. L. Rowse

    This book, originally published in 1963, discusses the place of history in education and general culture, methods of teaching and how to tackle reading. It deals with problems that are among the most pressing intellectual issues of the twentieth century as well as being a practical handbook, on how…

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  • History As A Science book cover

    History As A Science

    By Hugh Taylor

    Examining why the study of history as a science was not as advanced as other disciplines, the author of this book, originally published in 1933, examines the arguments in the controversy of what the object of history should be. He then discusses the impact of the study of history on government, war…

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    History

    By John Higham, Leonard Krieger, Felix Gilbert

    This book, originally published in 1977, is a survey of European historiography from its origins in the historians of Greece and Rome, through the annalists and chroniclers of the middle ages, to the historians of the late eighteenth century. The author concentrates on those writers whose works fit…

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  • Gyula Szekfü: A Study in the Political Basis of Hungarian Historiography book cover

    Gyula Szekfü

    A Study in the Political Basis of Hungarian Historiography

    By Irene Raab Epstein

    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…

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  • Alexandru D. Xenopol and the Development of Romanian Historiography book cover

    Alexandru D. Xenopol and the Development of Romanian Historiography

    By Paul A. Hiemstra

    Despite the criticism of his peers and the inattention of his successors, Alexandru Xenopol provided Romanian nationalistic historiography with a greater measure of respectability, especially with the general public. By the time of WWI a strong sense of national identity had become entrenched as an…

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  • History: Its Purpose and Method book cover

    History

    Its Purpose and Method

    By G. J. Renier

    This treatise of historical methodology, originally published in 1950 is based upon a liberal conception of history which excludes no narrator of past events from the ranks of historians. It defines history as the accurate story which preserves the memory of the past experiences of human societies.…

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    By Various

    The greatest problem in historical scholarship, theoretically and practically, is the relation between historians and their subject matter. The past is gone and historians can only study its remnants. On what basis do scholars select certain facts from the mass of data left from the past? How do…

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    The Meanings in History

    By Alban G. Widgery

    In this book, originally published in 1967, the author gives his views of history, from reflection on living history as distinct from books about past history. He sees histories as the related histories of individuals and gives an account of the meanings in those individuals’ lives and defends the…

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