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Who Will Write Our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto

by Samuel D. Kassow

In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's...


From History to Theory

by Kerwin Lee Klein

From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces...


The Future of History

by John Lukacs

For more than sixty years, John Lukacs has been writing, teaching, and reading about the past. In this inspired volume, he turns his attention to the future. Throughout The Future of History Lukacs reflects...


Untold Histories of the Middle East

by Amy Singer & Christoph

This book examines the historiography of the Middle East and the consequent silences or omissions. It provides a collection of important histories from the modern era, particularly relating to the break-up of...


Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past

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 the author’s trademark wit and flair, Founding...


Past in the Making

by Michal Kopecek, Eva Hahn, Hans Henning Hahn & Owen V. Johnson et al.

Historical revisionism, far from being restricted to small groups of ‘negationists,’ has galvanized debates in the realm of recent history. The studies in this book range from general accounts of the background...


Writing the Story of Texas

by Patrick L. Cox & Kenneth E., Jr. Hendrickson

The history of the Lone Star state is a narrative dominated by larger-than-life personalities and often-contentious legends, presenting interesting challenges for historians. Perhaps for this reason, Texas has...


A Renegade History of the United States: How Drunks, Delinquents, and Other Outcasts Made America

by Thaddeus Russell

In this groundbreaking book, noted historian Thaddeus Russell tells a new and surprising story about the origins of American freedom. Rather than crediting the standard textbook icons, Russell demonstrates that...


Writing the History of Memory

by Stefan Berger & Bill Niven

How objective are our history books? In this most recent addition to the Writing History series, Writing the History of Memory examines the critical role that memory plays in the writing of history.


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

by Pierre Corvol, Collège de France & Liz Libbrecht

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...


Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations

by Beverly Southgate

Using examples from antiquity to the present, this timely and relevant volume argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author...


Writing History in the Digital Age

by Jack Dougherty & Kristen Nawrotzki

Writing History in the Digital Age began as a "what-if" experiment by posing a question: How have Internet technologies influenced how historians think, teach, author, and publish? To illustrate their answer,...


Thinking, Recording, and Writing History in the Ancient World

by Kurt A. Raaflaub

Thinking, Recording, and Writing History in the Ancient World presents a cross-cultural comparison of the ways in which ancient civilizations thought about the past and recorded their own histories.

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The Routledge Guide to Interviewing: Oral History, Social Enquiry and Investigation

by Sean McConville & Anna Bryson

The Routledge Guide to Interviewing sets out a well-tested and practical approach and methodology: what works, difficulties and dangers to avoid and key questions which must be answered before you set out. Background...


Historiae Mundi: Studies in Universal History

by Bloomsbury Publishing

"Universal History" is a type of history that attempts to explain the world beyond the immediate surroundings of the author. It reflects a desire to synthesise the mass of written and oral knowledge about the...


The Use and Abuse of Memory: Interpreting World War II in Contemporary European Politics

by Christian Karner & Bram Mertens

This volume focuses on how, where, and to what effect World War II has been remembered. The editors discuss how World War II, in particular, continues to be a point of reference across the political spectrum...


The Dunning School: Historians, Race, and the Meaning of Reconstruction

by J. Vincent Lowery, John David Smith & Eric Foner

From the late nineteenth century until World War I, a group of Columbia University students gathered under the mentorship of the renowned historian William Archibald Dunning (1857--1922). Known as the Dunning...


Framing a Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

by M. Andrew Holowchak

A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom.

It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with...


Modern Arab Historiography: Historical Discourse and the Nation-State

by Youssef Choueiri

This work is a major contribution not only to the study of Arab historiography but to our understanding of modern Arab thought.


The Science of History in Victorian Britain: Making the Past Speak

by Ian Hesketh

Hesketh challenges accepted notions of a single scientific approach to history. Instead, he draws on a variety of sources - monographs, lectures, correspondence - from eminent Victorian historians to uncover...