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On History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

On History

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-05-12
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

The theory and practice of history and its relevance to the modern world, by Britains greatest radical historian.

Writing African History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 532

Writing African History

A comprehensive evaluation of how to read African history.

Foundations of Music History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 177

Foundations of Music History

A study of the philosophy of music history.

On History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

On History

An eminent French historian analyzes the study of history and the nature of time

What is History?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 454

What is History?

This is a collection of 30 pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covering every decade of his intellectual career. The essays were intended mostly for lectures or seminars and retain an informal style that makes them accessible to readers.

Essays on the History of Mechanics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Essays on the History of Mechanics

The history of mechanics, and more particularly, the history of mechanics applied to constructions, constitutes a field of research that is relatively recent. This volume, together with the recent publication "Towards a History of Construction", is intended as an homage to the two eminent scholars who made a determinant contribution to the history of mechanics: Edoardo Benvenuto and Clifford Truesdell.

The Uses of History in Early Modern England
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 449

The Uses of History in Early Modern England

"A superb group of contributors provide by far the best survey ever produced of the uses of the past in early modern England. The essays give the history of both religion and politics their proper place, and put historical writing in the context of other literary activities. Yet the whole is much more than the sum of its parts: a provocation to thought, an invitation to new research, it will prove a landmark volume."--David Wootton, Anniversary Professor of History, University of York "Early modern thinkers used the past in a multitude of complex ways that we have only begun to understand. In this ambitious and wide-ranging collection, a roster of nineteen stellar scholars have made the most important contribution to this subject since F. J. Levy's "Tudor Historical Thought, " first published in 1967."--Robert D. Hume, Evan Pugh Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University

Retelling U.S. Religious History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 302

Retelling U.S. Religious History

"This collection represents a bold attempt to retell the story of religion in America from the perspectives generated by a younger generation of scholars. It is challenging, provocative, and enlightening . . . [and] demands the careful attention of everyone interested in the religious history and culture of the nation."--Al Raboteau, author of A Fire in the Bones "Thomas Tweed's book is an important, cutting-edge endeavor bound to advance debate and attract considerable attention."--Amanda Porterfield, author of Female Piety in Puritan New England "Tweed and his colleagues challenge--as well they should--the belief that any single narrative can succeed in telling the story of American religi...

Teaching American History Through the Novel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 178

Teaching American History Through the Novel

Make the past come alive for your students by introducing them to a wide array of fascinating historical novels.

Wood
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 399

Wood

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-12-12
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  • Publisher: Polity

Ötzi the iceman could not do without wood when he was climbing his Alpine glacier, nor could medieval cathedral-builders or today's construction companies. From time immemorial, the skill of the human hand has developed by working wood, so much so that we might say that the handling of wood is a basic element in the history of the human body. The fear of a future wood famine became a panic in the 18th century and sparked the beginnings of modern environmentalism. This book traces the cultural history of wood and offers a highly original account of the connection between the raw material and the human beings who benefit from it. Even more, it shows that wood can provide a key for a better un...