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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.

What was History?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 319

What was History?

One of the world's leading cultural historians on writing about history in early modern Europe.

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...

Stages of History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Stages of History

Phyllis Rackin offers a fresh approach to Shakespeare's English history plays, rereading them in the context of a world where rapid cultural change transformed historical consciousness and gave the study of history a new urgency. Rackin situates Shakespeare's English chronicles among multiple discourses, particularly the controversies surrounding the functions of poetry, theater, and history. She focuses on areas of contention in Renaissance historiography that are also areas of concern in recent criticism-historical authority and causation, the problems of anachronism and nostalgia, and the historical construction of class and gender. She analyzes the ways in which the perfoace of history i...

On History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

On History

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

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 356

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1998
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Explores the causes and consequences of World War I, both on the front and at home

Croatia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 281

Croatia

When in the fourth century the Roman empire split into the Western and Eastern empires, the boundary between the two stretched from the Montenegrin coast up the river Drina to the confluence of the Sava and the Danube and then further north. This boundary has remained virtually unchanged for 1,500 years: the European, Catholic West and the Orthodox East meet on Slav territory. There were, and still are, ethnic similarities between the peoples on either side of the divide, but their culture and history differ fundamentally. The Croats and Croatia, on the western side of the divide, are traditionally linked with Hungarian, Italian, and German regions and Western Europe, and are also influenced...

China: A History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 624

China: A History

A deep and rigorous, yet eminently accessible introduction to the political, social, and cultural development of imperial Chinese civilisation, this volume develops a number of important themes -- such as the ethnic diversity of the early empires -- that other editions omit entirely or discuss only minimally. Includes a general introduction, chronology, bibliography, illustrations, maps, and an index.

History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 222

History

Without denying the importance of the postmodernist approach to the narrative form and rhetorical strategies of historiography, the author, one of Germany's most prominent cultural historians, argues here in favor of reason and methodical rationality in history. He presents a broad variety of aspects, factors and developments of historical thinking from the 18th century to the present, thus continuing, in exemplary fashion, the tradition of critical self-reflection in the humanities and looking at historical studies as an important factor of cultural orientation in practical life.

Comparison and History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Comparison and History

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.