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Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories

Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Louie Dean Valencia-García
March 06, 2020

In Far-Right Revisionism and the End of the History: Alt/Histories, historians, sociologists, neuroscientists, lawyers, cultural critics, and literary and media scholars come together to offer an interconnected and comparative collection for understanding how contemporary far-right, neo-fascist,...

Information and Power in History: Towards a Global Approach

Information and Power in History: Towards a Global Approach

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ida Nijenhuis, Marijke van Faassen, Ronald Sluijter, Joris Gijsenbergh, Wim de Jong
February 25, 2020

The relationship between information and power is a relevant subject for all times. Today’s perceived ‘information revolution’ has caused information to become a separate object of study during the last two decades for several disciplines. As the contemporary perspective is dominant, information...

In Praise of Historical Anthropology: Perspectives, Methods, and Applications to the Study of Power and Colonialism

In Praise of Historical Anthropology: Perspectives, Methods, and Applications to the Study of Power and Colonialism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alexandre Coello de la Rosa, Josep Lluís Mateo Dieste
February 18, 2020

In Praise of Historical Anthropology is based on a fundamental conviction: the study of society cannot be undertaken without considering the weight of history and separations between disciplines in academics need to be bridged for the benefit of knowledge. Anthropology cannot be limited to...

The Enlightenment and the Fate of Knowledge: Essays on the Transvaluation of Values

The Enlightenment and the Fate of Knowledge: Essays on the Transvaluation of Values

1st Edition

Martin L. Davies
December 05, 2019

The Enlightenment is generally painted as a movement of ideas and society lasting from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century, but this book argues that the Enlightenment is an essential component of modernity itself. In the course of the study, Martin Davies offers an original...

Public Uses of Human Remains and Relics in History

Public Uses of Human Remains and Relics in History

1st Edition

Silvia Cavicchioli, Luigi Provero
November 11, 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

Alun Munslow
October 24, 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

Alexander von Lünen, Katherine J. Lewis, Benjamin Litherland, Pat Cullum
September 04, 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...

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