Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography

Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography
Author : Kenneth R. Stunkel
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2012-05-23
ISBN 10 : 9781136723667
ISBN 13 : 1136723668
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography Book Description:

Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography introduces some of the most important works ever written by those who have sought to understand, capture, query and interpret the past. The works covered include texts from ancient times to the present day and from different cultural traditions ensuring a wide variety of schools, methods and ideas are introduced. Each of the fifty texts represents at least one of six broad categories: early examples of historiography (e.g. Herodotus and Augustine) non-western works (e.g. Shaddad and Fukuzawa) ‘Critical’ historiography (e.g. Mabillon and Ranke) history of minorities, neglected groups or subjects (e.g. Said and Needham) broad sweeps of history (e.g. Mumford and Hofstadter) problematic or unconventional historiography (e.g. Foucault and White). Each of the key works is introduced in a short essay written in a lively and engaging style which provides the ideal preparation for reading the text itself. Complete with a substantial introduction to the field, this book is the perfect starting point for anyone new to the study of history or historiography.

Fifty Key Thinkers on History

Fifty Key Thinkers on History
Author : Marnie Hughes-Warrington
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 350
Release : 2014-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9781134482535
ISBN 13 : 1134482531
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Key Thinkers on History Book Description:

Fifty Key Thinkers on History is an essential guide to the most influential historians, theorists and philosophers of history. The entries offer comprehensive coverage of the long history of historiography ranging from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. This third edition has been updated throughout and features new entries on Machiavelli, Ranajit Guha, William McNeil and Niall Ferguson. Other thinkers who are introduced include: Herodotus Bede Ibn Khaldun E. H. Carr Fernand Braudel Eric Hobsbawm Michel Foucault Edward Gibbon Each clear and concise essay offers a brief biographical introduction; a summary and discussion of each thinker’s approach to history and how others have engaged with it; a list of their major works and a list of resources for further study.

The Micro historian s Guide to Research Evidence Conclusions

The Micro historian s Guide to Research  Evidence    Conclusions
Author : Reginald W. Bacon
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2019-09-18
ISBN 10 : 9781538137406
ISBN 13 : 1538137402
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Micro historian s Guide to Research Evidence Conclusions Book Description:

This book imparts useful guidance to motivated historians, genealogists, special-interest researchers, and local history enthusiasts. Topics include research planning & execution, evaluation of evidence, formulation of conclusions, and the crafting of a summary narrative.

Utopian Literature and Science

Utopian Literature and Science
Author : Patrick Parrinder
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 222
Release : 2015-08-11
ISBN 10 : 9781137456786
ISBN 13 : 1137456787
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopian Literature and Science Book Description:

Scientific progress is usually seen as a precondition of modern utopias, but science and utopia are frequently at odds. Ranging from Galileo's observations with the telescope to current ideas of the post-human and the human-animal boundary, this study brings a fresh perspective to the paradoxes of utopian thinking since Plato.

Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics

Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics
Author : Margaret Thomas
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2012-04-27
ISBN 10 : 9781136707490
ISBN 13 : 1136707492
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics Book Description:

What was the first language, and where did it come from? Do all languages have properties in common? What is the relationship of language to thought? Fifty Key Thinkers on Language and Linguistics explores how fifty of the most influential figures in the field have asked and have responded to classic questions about language. Each entry includes a discussion of the person’s life, work and ideas as well as the historical context and an analysis of his or her lasting contributions. Thinkers include: Aristotle Samuel Johnson Friedrich Max Müller Ferdinand de Saussure Joseph H. Greenberg Noam Chomsky Fully cross-referenced and with useful guides to further reading, this is an ideal introduction to the thinkers who have had a significant impact on the subject of Language and Linguistics.

The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory

The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory
Author : Nancy Partner
Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 527
Release : 2013-01-31
ISBN 10 : 9781412931144
ISBN 13 : 1412931142
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory Book Description:

The editors introduce the core areas of current debate within historical theory, bringing the reader as up to date with continuing debates and current developments as is possible. This important handbook brings together in one volume discussions of the role of modernity, empiricism, realism, post-modernity and deconstruction in the historian’s craft. Chapters are written by leading writers from around the world and cover a wide spread of historical sub-disciplines, such as social history, intellectual history, narrative, gender, memory, psycho-analysis and cultural studies, taking in, along the way, the work of thinkers such as Paul Ricouer, Michel Foucault and Hayden White.

The Palgrave Handbook of State Sponsored History After 1945

The Palgrave Handbook of State Sponsored History After 1945
Author : Berber Bevernage
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 877
Release : 2018-02-03
ISBN 10 : 9781349953066
ISBN 13 : 1349953067
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of State Sponsored History After 1945 Book Description:

This handbook provides the first systematic integrated analysis of the role that states or state actors play in the construction of history and public memory after 1945. The book focuses on many different forms of state-sponsored history, including memory laws, monuments and memorials, state-archives, science policies, history in schools, truth commissions, historical expert commissions, the use of history in courts and tribunals etc. The handbook contributes to the study of history and public memory by combining elements of state-focused research in separate fields of study. By looking at the state’s memorialising capacities the book introduces an analytical perspective that is not often found in classical studies of the state. The handbook has a broad geographical focus and analyses cases from different regions around the world. The volume mainly tackles democratic contexts, although dictatorial regimes are not excluded.

The Scourge of Genocide

The Scourge of Genocide
Author : Adam Jones
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 440
Release : 2013-06-26
ISBN 10 : 9781135047146
ISBN 13 : 1135047146
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scourge of Genocide Book Description:

The Scourge of Genocide collects essays, reviews, and reportage on the subjects of genocide and crimes against humanity by Adam Jones, recently selected as one of "Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide." The volume includes a number of previously-unpublished essays, and explores a range of debates and approaches in comparative genocide studies, such as: Genocide, pedagogy, and visual representation. Gender and "gendercide." The role of media and communications in genocide. The historiography of genocide studies. "Subaltern genocide," or genocides by the oppressed. Strategies of genocide prevention and intervention. Covering a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives, as well as case studies from the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Israel/Palestine, this book is essential reading for all scholars and students of genocide studies, political violence, and international relations.