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Dal nostro corrispondente a Londra

by Karl Marx

Seconda Edizione settembre 2016

Con testo originale inglese a fronte / Includes original English text.

Quanti sanno che Karl Marx ha scritto per gli Yankee? Eppure gli articoli per la New York Daily Tribune hanno...

Founding Myths

by Ray Raphael

First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael's Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With Raphael's trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths...

History and Popular Memory

by Paul Cohen

When people experience a traumatic event, such as war or the threat of annihilation, they often turn to history for stories that promise a positive outcome to their suffering. During World War II, the French...

The Horns of Moses. Setting the Bible in its Historical Context

by Thomas Römer

Developments in literary methodologies and archaeology have led scholars to question the traditional conception of biblical chronology and historiography. The starting point for Maximalist studies is the idea...

Divergent Paths

by Norman Levine

Divergent Paths is the first volume of a groundbreaking three-volume work. Its purpose is to explore the relationship between Hegel and Marx; to define the relationship between Hegel and Engels; and to distinguish...

Oral History and the War

by Piotr Filipkowski & Machteld Venken

This is an open access book available on www.peterlang.com and www.oapen.org. All content published can be shared under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International...

The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

by Jacob Burckhardt & Mint Editions

The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860) is a work of art history by Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt. Recognized today as the founder of modern art history and as one of the key thinkers of the nineteenth...

Revising the Revolution

by Larry E. Holmes

The clash between scholarship and politics—between truth and propaganda—was ruthless for historians in Istpart, the Russian Communist Central Committee's official historical department.

Istpart was tasked...

Critique of Journalistic Reason

by Tom Vandeputte

An encounter between philosophy and journalism recurs across the modern philosophical tradition. Images of reporters and newspaper readers, messengers and town criers, announcements and rumors populate the work...

Ivan the Terrible in Russian Historical Memory since 1991

by Charles J. Halperin

Tsar Ivan the Terrible (Ivan IV, 1533-1584) is one of the most controversial rulers in Russian history, infamous for his cruelty. He was the first Russian ruler to use mass terror as a political instrument,...

History and the Written Word

by Henry Bainton

A thought-provoking look at the Angevin aristocracy's literary practices and historical record

Coming upon the text of a document such as a charter or a letter inserted into the fabric of a medieval chronicle...

Nothing Happened

by Susan A. Crane

The past is what happened. History is what we remember and write about that past, the narratives we craft to make sense out of our memories and their sources. But what does it mean to look at the past and to...

I Want to Believe

by A.M. Gittlitz

Advocating nuclear war, attempting communication with dolphins and taking an interest in the paranormal and UFOs, there is perhaps no greater (or stranger) cautionary tale for the Left than that of Posadism....

Border Identities in the Early Modern Period

by Neva Makuc

This book discusses early-modern collective identities related to territory, language, cultural milieu, state, and alleged "ethnic" origins in the border and multilingual areas of Friuli and the County of Gorizia...

The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn

by Newell Ann Van Auken

The Spring and Autumn is among the earliest surviving Chinese historical records, covering the period 722–479 BCE. It is a curious text: the canonical interpretation claims that it was composed by Confucius...

Imperial Culture and Colonial Projects

by Diogo Ramada Curto

Beyond the immeasurable political and economic changes it brought, colonial expansion exerted a powerful effect on Portuguese culture. And as this book demonstrates, the imperial culture that emerged over the...

The Rhythm of Eternity

by Robbert-Jan Adriaansen

The Weimar era in Germany is often characterized as a time of significant change. Such periods of rupture transform the way people envision the past, present, and future. This book traces the conceptions of...

The Struggle for the Past

by Elizabeth Jelin

In all societies?but especially those that have endured political violence?the past is a shifting and contested terrain, never fixed and always intertwined with present-day cultural and political circumstances....

Essays on Kurds

by Amir Hassanpour

The essays in this collection offer robust theoretical analysis of language and cultural rights, class and gender, policy and politics, history and historiography, nation and nationalism, and Marxism. They continue...

Authorized Heritage

by Robert Coutts

"Authorized Heritage" analyses the history of commemoration at heritage sites across western Canada. Using extensive research from predominantly government records, it argues that heritage narratives are almost...