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Public Uses of Human Remains and Relics in History

Public Uses of Human Remains and Relics in History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Silvia Cavicchioli, Luigi Provero
November 25, 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

Forthcoming

Alun Munslow
November 14, 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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alexander von Lünen, Katherine J. Lewis, Benjamin Litherland, Pat Cullum
September 20, 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...

How History Works: The Reconstitution of a Human Science

How History Works: The Reconstitution of a Human Science

1st Edition

Martin L. Davies
May 23, 2019

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...

Historians Without Borders: New Studies in Multidisciplinary History

Historians Without Borders: New Studies in Multidisciplinary History

1st Edition

Lawrence Abrams, Kaleb Knoblauch
April 17, 2019

This text explores a variety of themes developed from successive years of the University of California, Davis, multidisciplinary graduate conference. It draws out connections on a wide array of topics among the arts, humanities, and sciences in history for multidisciplinary study. This text...

Historical Parallels, Commemoration and Icons

Historical Parallels, Commemoration and Icons

1st Edition

Andreas Leutzsch
March 08, 2019

Historical parallels, analogies, anachronisms and metaphors to the past play a crucial role in political speeches, historical narratives, iconography, movies and newspapers on a daily basis. They frame, articulate and represent a specific understanding of history and can be used not only to...

A Personalist Philosophy of History

A Personalist Philosophy of History

1st Edition

Bennett Gilbert
January 30, 2019

Historical study has traditionally been built around the placement of the human at the center of inquiry. The de-stabilized concepts of the human in contemporary thought challenge this configuration. However, the ways in which these challenges provoke new historical perspectives both expand and...

Cowrie Shells and Cowrie Money: A Global History

Cowrie Shells and Cowrie Money: A Global History

1st Edition

Bin Yang
November 16, 2018

Originating in the sea, especially in the waters surrounding the low-lying islands of the Maldives, Cypraea moneta (sometimes confused with Cypraea annulus) was transported to various parts of Afro-Eurasia in the prehistoric era, and in many cases, it was gradually transformed into a form of money...

The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalism

The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalism

1st Edition

Rolf Torstendahl
September 18, 2018

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...

Universal History and the Making of the Global

Universal History and the Making of the Global

1st Edition

Hall Bjørnstad, Helge Jordheim, Anne Régent-Susini
June 27, 2018

By examining the history of universal history from the late Middle Ages until the early nineteenth century we trace the making of the global. Early modern universal history can be seen as a response to the epistemological crisis provoked by new knowledge and experience. Traditional narratives were...

The Work of History: Constructivism and a Politics of the Past

The Work of History: Constructivism and a Politics of the Past

1st Edition

Kalle Pihlainen
September 21, 2017

Since the appearance of Hayden White’s seminal work Metahistory in 1973, constructivist thought has been a key force within theory of history and has at times even provided inspiration for historians more generally. Despite the radical theoretical shift marked by constructivism and elaborated in...

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