Routledge Approaches to History

  • The Historiography of Transition

    Critical Phases in the Development of Modernity (1494-1973)

    Edited by Paolo Pombeni

    Defining a “historic transition” means understanding how the complex system of intellectual, social, and material structures formed that determined the transition from a certain “universe” to a “new universe,” where the old explanations were radically rethought. In this book, a group of historians…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09 
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  • History, Ethics, and the Recognition of the Other

    A Levinasian View on the Writing of History

    By Anton Froeyman

    This book introduces a new way of looking at the writing of history. Rather than as the production of knowledge or the telling of stories, it sees writing history as an ethical, existential and emotional engagement with the people from the past. The conceptual and philosophical basis for this view…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19 
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  • How History Works

    The Reconstitution of a Human Science

    By Martin L. Davies

    How History Works assesses the social function of academic knowledge in the humanities, exemplified by history, and offers a critique of the validity of historical knowledge. The book focusses on history’s academic, disciplinary ethos to offer a reconception of the discipline of history, arguing…

    Hardback – 2015-10-13 
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  • Theoretical Perspectives on Historians’ Autobiographies

    From Documentation to Intervention

    By Jaume Aurell

    E. H. Carr wrote, "study the historian before you begin to study the facts." This book approaches the life, work, ideas, debates, and the context of key 20th- and 21st-century historians through an analysis of their life writing projects viewed as historiographical sources. Merging literary…

    Hardback – 2015-08-27 
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  • Beyond Memory

    Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance

    Edited by Alexandre Dessingué, Jay M. Winter

    Beyond Memory: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance analyses the intricate connections between silence, acts of remembrance and acts of forgetting, and relates the topic of silence to the international research field of Cultural Memory Studies. It engages with the most recent work in the field…

    Hardback – 2015-08-26 
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  • The Soviet Past in the Post-Socialist Present

    Methodology and Ethics in Russian, Baltic and Central European Oral History and Memory Studies

    Edited by Melanie Ilic, Dalia Leinarte

    This collection examines practical and ethical issues inherent in the application of oral history and memory studies to research about the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Case studies highlight the importance of ethical good practice, including the reflexive…

    Hardback – 2015-07-19
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  • 'A New Type of History'

    Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past

    By Beverley Southgate

    Linking fiction with history and historical theory, 'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists – Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Penelope Lively, and James…

    Hardback – 2015-06-14
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  • The Struggle for the Long-Term in Transnational Science and Politics

    Forging the Future

    Edited by Jenny Andersson, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė

    This book reconsiders the power of the idea of the future. Bringing together perspectives from cultural history, environmental history, political history and the history of science, it investigates how the future became a specific field of action in liberal democratic, state socialist and…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
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  • The Material of World History

    Edited by Tina Mai Chen, David S. Churchill

    This volume considers the confluence of World History and historical materialism, with the following guiding question in mind: given developments in the field of historical materialism concerned with the intersection of race, gender, labour, and class, why is it that within the field of World…

    Hardback – 2015-04-05
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  • Modernity, Metatheory, and the Temporal-Spatial Divide

    From Mythos to Techne

    By Michael Kimaid

    This book is about how modernity affects our perceptions of time and space. Its main argument is that geographical space is used to control temporal progress by channeling it to benefit particular political, economic and social interests, or by halting it altogether. By incorporating the ancient…

    Hardback – 2015-04-05
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  • The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalism

    By Rolf Torstendahl

    This book examines the evolution of historical professionalism, with the development of an international community that shares a set of values regarding both methodological minimum demands and what constitutes new results. Historical professionalism is not a fixed set of skills, but a concept with…

    Hardback – 2014-09-01
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  • The Fiction of History

    Edited by Alexander Lyon Macfie

    The Fiction of History sets out a number of themes in the relationship between history and fiction, emphasising the tensions and dilemmas created in this relationship and examining how various writers have dealt with these. In the first part, two chapters discuss the philosophy behind the…

    Hardback – 2014-07-28
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  • History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence

    Time and Justice

    By Berber Bevernage

    Modern historiography embraces the notion that time is irreversible, implying that the past should be imagined as something ‘absent’ or ‘distant.’ Victims of historical injustice, however, in contrast, often claim that the past got ‘stuck’ in the present and that it retains a haunting presence.…

    Paperback – 2013-02-13
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  • Imprisoned by History

    Aspects of Historicized Life

    By Martin L. Davies

    Imprisoned by History: Aspects of Historicized Life offers a controversial analysis, grounded both in philosophical argument and empirical evidence, of what history does in contemporary culture. It endorses and extends the argument that contemporary society is, in historical terms, already…

    Paperback – 2012-04-30
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  • Popularizing National Pasts

    1800 to the Present

    Edited by Stefan Berger, Chris Lorenz, Billie Melman

    Popularizing National Pasts is the first truly cross-national and comparative study of popular national histories, their representations, the meanings given to them and their uses, which expands outside the confines of Western Europe and the US. It draws a picture of popular histories which is…

    Hardback – 2012-04-17
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  • Frank Ankersmit's Lost Historical Cause

    A Journey from Language to Experience

    By Peter Icke

    The contemporary Dutch historical theorist/philosopher Frank Ankersmit, an erstwhile advocate and promulgator of what has become known as "the linguistic turn" in historical theory, is very well known within the discipline. His early position with regard to the historical text is frequently…

    Hardback – 2011-11-14
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  • Integrity and Historical Research

    Edited by Tony Gibbons, Emily Sutherland

    There have been serious debates between historians, novelists and filmmakers as to how best present historical narratives. When writers and filmmakers talk of using historical research with integrity, what exactly do they mean? Integrity and Historical Research examines this question in detail. The…

    Hardback – 2011-08-24
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  • Narrative Projections of a Black British History

    By Eva Ulrike Pirker

    Since the mid-1990s, the black experience in Britain has begun to be (re)negotiated intensely, with a strong focus on history. Narrative Projections of a Black British History considers narratives that construct, or engage with, aspects of a black British history. Part I poses the question of what…

    Hardback – 2011-05-25
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