A Little Book for New Historians Book

A Little Book for New Historians

  • Author : Robert Tracy McKenzie
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830872459

A Little Book for New Historians Book Description :

Veteran historian Robert Tracy McKenzie offers a concise, clear, and beautifully written introduction to the study of history. Laying out necessary skills, methods, and attitudes for historians in training, this resource is loaded with concrete examples and insightful principles that show how the study of history—when faithfully pursued—can shape your heart as well as your mind.

The New History and the Old Book

The New History and the Old

  • Author : Gertrude Himmelfarb
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 0674615808

The New History and the Old Book Description :

Analyzes the social, psychoanalytic, quantitative, Marxist, and neo-Marxist styles of writing history and examines the impact of these on the view of the past

The Cold War Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Cold War

  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Penguin Press HC
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015063662343

The Cold War Book Description :

Evaluates the second half of the twentieth century in light of its first fifty years, chronicling how the world transformed from a dark era of international communism and nuclear weapons to a time of political and economic freedom. 40,000 first printing.

A Little Book for New Theologians Book

A Little Book for New Theologians

  • Author : Kelly M. Kapic
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830866700

A Little Book for New Theologians Book Description :

In this quick and vibrant little book, Kelly Kapic presents the nature, method and manners of theological study for newcomers to the field. He emphasizes that theology is more than a school of thought about God, but an endeavor that affects who we are. "Theology is about life," writes Kapic. "It is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid."

New Contributions to the Philosophy of History Book

New Contributions to the Philosophy of History

  • Author : Daniel Little
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-08-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9048194105

New Contributions to the Philosophy of History Book Description :

Insights developed in the past two decades by philosophers of the social sciences can serve to enrich the challenging intellectual tasks of conceptualizing, investigating, and representing the human past. Likewise, intimate engagement with the writings of historians can deepen philosophers’ understanding of the task of knowing the past. This volume brings these perspectives together and considers fundamental questions, such as: What is historical causation? What is a large historical structure? How can we best conceptualize “mentalities” and “identities”? What is involved in understanding the subjectivity of historical actors? What is involved in arriving at an economic history of a large region? How are actions and outcomes related? The arguments touch upon a wide range of historical topics -- the Chinese and French Revolutions, the extension of railroads in the nineteenth century, and the development of agriculture in medieval China.

Fabricating Israeli History Book

Fabricating Israeli History

  • Author : Efraim Karsh
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 071468063X

Fabricating Israeli History Book Description :

"Israeli historiography has long been subjected to a sustained assault by self-styled 'new historians', vying to expose what they claim to be the distorted 'Zionist narrative' of Israeli history and the Arab-Israeli Conflict." "Fabricating Israeli History takes issue with these 'revisionists'. Through careful examination of the documentation that they have used, as well as of sources that the author believes they have either ignored or failed to trace, this book propounds that the historical facts tell a completely different story from the one they propagate."--BOOK JACKET.

The Silk Roads Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

The Silk Roads

  • Author : Peter Frankopan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101946336

The Silk Roads Book Description :

“This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare… A proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.” —William Dalrymple, The Guardian The epic history of the crossroads of the world—the meeting place of East and West and the birthplace of civilization It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. Peter Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. He vividly re-creates the emergence of the first cities in Mesopotamia and the birth of empires in Persia, Rome and Constantinople, as well as the depredations by the Mongols, the transmission of the Black Death and the violent struggles over Western imperialism. Throughout the millennia, it was the appetite for foreign goods that brought East and West together, driving economies and the growth of nations. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Hardcover edition.

Detachment and the Writing of History Book

Detachment and the Writing of History

  • Author : Carl Lotus Becker
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 0801490596

Detachment and the Writing of History Book Description :

First published in 1958, Detachment and the Writing of History collects essays and letters by Carl L. Becker in which the noted historian outlines his views on the study of history, the craft of the historian, the art of teaching, and the historical evolution of the idea of democracy. Together, these invaluable writings demonstrate Becker's conviction of the moral seriousness of the historian's calling and of the importance of history as a factor, at once intellectual and artistically imaginative, in the life of society. -- "Library Journal"

British Books in Print Book

British Books in Print

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: English literature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015067268121

British Books in Print Book Description :

The Historian Book
Score: 3.5
From 438 Ratings

The Historian

  • Author : Elizabeth Kostova
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2005-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 075951383X

The Historian Book Description :

An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

A People s History of the United States Book

A People s History of the United States

  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Aristotext
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 675
  • ISBN 10 :

A People s History of the United States Book Description :

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

The Lessons of History Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Lessons of History

  • Author : Will Durant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439170199

The Lessons of History Book Description :

A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.

Work Engendered Book

Work Engendered

  • Author : Ava Baron
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 0801495431

Work Engendered Book Description :

In tobacco fields, auto and radio factories, cigarmakers' tenements, textile mills, print shops, insurance companies, restaurants, and bars, notions of masculinity and femininity have helped shape the development of work and the working class. The fourteen original essays brought together here shed new light on the importance of gender for economic and class analysis and for the study of men as well as women workers. After an introduction by Ava Baron addressing current problems in conceptualizing gender and work, chapters by leading historians consider how gender has colored relations of power and hierarchy--between employers and workers, men and boys, whites and blacks, native-born Americans and immigrants, as well as between men and women--in North America from the 1830s to the 1970s. Individual essays explore a spectrum of topics including union bureaucratization, protective legislation, and consumer organizing. They examine how workers' concerns about gender identity influenced their job choices, the ways in which they thought about and performed their work, and the strategies they adopted toward employers and other workers. Taken together, the essays illuminate the plasticity of gender as men and women contest its meaning and its implications for class relations. Anyone interested in labor history, women's history, and the sociology of work or gender will want to read this pathbreaking book.

A New History of Ireland  Volume II Book

A New History of Ireland Volume II

  • Author : Art Cosgrove
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1066
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199539703

A New History of Ireland Volume II Book Description :

This second volume of the A New History of Ireland series opens with a character study of medieval Ireland and a panoramic view of the country c.1169, followed by nineteen chapters of narrative history. There are further chapters on Gaelic and colonial society, literature, architecture, sculpture, manuscripts and illuminations, and coinage.

The Little Book of Crime and Punishment Book

The Little Book of Crime and Punishment

  • Author : Stephen Halliday
  • Publisher : History PressLtd
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0750952156

The Little Book of Crime and Punishment Book Description :

This book is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange, and entertaining facts and trivia about the history of the British criminal justice system. Armed with this fascinating tome, the reader will have such knowledge of the days when noses, hands, and heads were cut off, heretics burned at the stake, and rebels were hung, drawn, and quartered. They will be entertained and enthralled, and never short of some frivolous fact to enhance conversation or quiz! A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the various forms of punishments inflicted on criminals; from ducking scolds, imposing curfews, tagging persistent offenders, and, where necessary, locking them up. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for all historians interested in the macabre side of British history.

Education Outlook Book

Education Outlook

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015016769450

Education Outlook Book Description :

The Education Outlook Book

The Education Outlook

  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924071543312

The Education Outlook Book Description :