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France in the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 980

France in the World

This dynamic collection presents a new way of writing national and global histories while developing our understanding of France in the world through short, provocative essays that range from prehistoric frescoes to Coco Chanel to the terrorist attacks of 2015. Bringing together an impressive group of established and up-and-coming historians, this bestselling history conceives of France not as a fixed, rooted entity, but instead as a place and an idea in flux, moving beyond all borders and frontiers, shaped by exchanges and mixtures. Presented in chronological order from 34,000 BC to 2015, each chapter covers a significant year from its own particular angle--the marriage of a Viking leader t...

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 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This is a collection of 30 pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covering every decade of his intellectual career.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.

A HISTORY OF ILLINOIS
  • Language: en

A HISTORY OF ILLINOIS

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1854
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Kiribati: Aspects of History
  • Language: en

Kiribati: Aspects of History

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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...

What is History?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

What is History?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-06-07
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

'Not only one of our most distinguished historians but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory' Spectator In formulating an answer to the question of 'What is History', Carr argues that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have chosen to focus on. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretive choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age. Now for the first time in Penguin Modern Classics, with an introduction by Richard J. Evans, author of the Third Reich trilogy.

The End of History and the Last Man
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The End of History and the Last Man

Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where are we now? Reprint. 25,00 first printing.

On History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

On History

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

History: A Very Short Introduction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

History: A Very Short Introduction

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2000-02-24
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization, are introduced by means of concrete examples of how historians work, giving the reader a sense of the excitement of discovering not only the past, but also ourselves. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.