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History and Community: Essays in Victorian Medievalism

History and Community: Essays in Victorian Medievalism

1st Edition

Florence S. Boos
March 20, 2018

The essays in this volume, originally published in 1992, examine some of the pervasive implications of Victorian medievalism, and assess its creative manifestations and dual capacities for expression of reformist anger and escapist retreat. Some of the emotional and intllectual reasons for the...

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

J. B. Black
March 20, 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...

Between Memory and History

Between Memory and History

1st Edition

Marie Noelle Bourguet, Lucette Valensi, Nathan Wachtel
March 20, 2018

The recent wave of interest in oral history and return to the active subject as a topic in historical practice raises a number of questions about the status and function of scholarly history in our societies. This articles in this volume, originally pubished in 1990, and which originally appeared...

History and Totality: Radical Historicism From Hegel to Foucault

History and Totality: Radical Historicism From Hegel to Foucault

1st Edition

John Grumley
March 20, 2018

In this work, originally published in 1989, the author establishes a tradition of radical historicism from Hegel to the Budapenst School. He charts both its continuous evolution from the early 19th century to the late 20thh, and its transformation in the context of European social, economic and...

History on the Ground

History on the Ground

1st Edition

Maurice Beresford
March 20, 2018

Taking the evidence of maps and documents, this book, originally published in 1957, describes 6 journeys inthe field: to parish boundaries, Elizabethan villages, the planted medieval towns and to parks of all periods....

Historians and the Open Society

Historians and the Open Society

1st Edition

A. R. Bridbury
March 20, 2018

In this volume, originally published in 1972, the author discusses the conflict between the historian’s own expressed political views and the judgements he makes on political events in history....

The Origins of History

The Origins of History

1st Edition

Herbert Butterfield, J H Adam Watson
March 20, 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 Historian At Work

The Historian At Work

1st Edition

John Cannon
March 20, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1980 discusses the way in which distinguished historians such as Gibbon, Ranke, Macaulay, De Tocqueville, Marx, Maitland, Bloch, Namier, Wheeler, Butterfield and Braudel have regarded and tackled their discipline. As well as chapters by individual authors who...

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

C. A. Patrides
March 20, 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...

On the Writing of History

On the Writing of History

1st Edition

Charles Oman
March 20, 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...

Historicism and Knowledge

Historicism and Knowledge

1st Edition

Robert D'Amico
March 20, 2018

A critical account of the case for historicism from Popper to Foucault, this volume, originally published in 1989, shows the viability of an historicist account of knowledge by replying to traditional objections and the need for defenses of realism and reference at the heart of most alternatives to...

The Learning of History

The Learning of History

1st Edition

D. G. Watts
March 20, 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...

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