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The Renaissance

The Renaissance

1st Edition

Robert Black
June 21, 2006

Contemporaries in Europe from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century saw the Renaissance as a crucial time of change, and ever since then most historians have agreed that this period marked a decisive watershed in the transition from the medieval to the modern world. The nature of this...

Historiography

Historiography

1st Edition

Robert Michael Burns
October 21, 2005

In the English-speaking world at least, there has been something of a deficit of explicit methodological reflection on history. However, there now exists a widespread sense that this must change. There is no question that the ‘postmodern’ debate has done a great deal to put serious reflection on...

The Reformation: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

The Reformation: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

1st Edition

Andrew Pettegree
April 22, 2004

This collection reflects both the classic building blocks of Reformation history, such as the writings of Luther and Calvin, and also the new historiography which has emerged in recent years. The material is organized so as to explore the thematic complexities of this all-encompassing movement,...

The Holocaust: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

The Holocaust: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

1st Edition

David Cesarani
January 29, 2004

Since the end of the 1980s the field of Holocaust studies has burgeoned, diversified, and experienced a series of important controversies. Drawing on the best research of the past sixty years, this collection brings together the most significant secondary literature on the Nazi persecution and mass...

Imperialism: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

Imperialism: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

1st Edition

Peter Cain, Mark Harrison
October 26, 2000

The philosopher W.B. Gallie argued many years ago that there could be no simple definition of words such as 'freedom' because they embodied what he called 'essentially contested concepts'. They were words whose meaning had to be fought over and whose compteting definitions arose out of political...

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