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On the Writing of History

On the Writing of History

1st Edition

By Robert D'Amico
April 05, 2018

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 ...

Perspectives on History

Perspectives on History

1st Edition

By William Dray
April 05, 2018

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 ...

Studies in the Nature and Teaching of History

Studies in the Nature and Teaching of History

1st Edition

Edited By W H Burston, D Thompson
April 05, 2018

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 ...

The Art of History A Study of Four Great Historians of the Eighteenth Century

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

1st Edition

By J. B. Black
April 05, 2018

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 ...

The Critical Historian

The Critical Historian

1st Edition

By G Kitson Clark
April 05, 2018

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 ...

The Diversity of History Essays in Honour of Sir Herbert Butterfield

The Diversity of History: Essays in Honour of Sir Herbert Butterfield

1st Edition

Edited By John Elliott, H G Koenigsberger
April 05, 2018

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....

The Grand Design of God The Literary Form of the Christian View of History

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

1st Edition

By C. A. Patrides
April 05, 2018

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Ray Allen Billington
April 05, 2018

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 ...

The Learning of History

The Learning of History

1st Edition

By D. G. Watts
April 05, 2018

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 ...

The Origins of History

The Origins of History

1st Edition

By Herbert Butterfield, J H Adam Watson
April 05, 2018

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 ...

The Use of History

The Use of History

1st Edition

By A.L. Rowse
April 05, 2018

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...

The Meanings in History

The Meanings in History

1st Edition

By Alban G. Widgery
April 06, 2016

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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