The Making of History

The Making of History

A Marxist scholar and historian, Irfan Habib has been a towering presence in the Indian intellectual scene for over four decades.

Author: K. N. Panikkar

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843310532

Category: History

Page: 678

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A Marxist scholar and historian, Irfan Habib has been a towering presence in the Indian intellectual scene for over four decades. Professor Habib's undiminished commitment to the cause of socialism is reflected in these highly original and bold analyses of Marxist historiography and theories of socialist construction.
Categories: History

Between History and Histories

Between History and Histories

This collection of case studies from around the world uses a new approach in historical anthropology, one that focuses on heterogeneity within cultures rather than coherence to explain how we commemorate certain events, while silencing ...

Author: Gerald M. Sider

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802078834

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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This collection of case studies from around the world uses a new approach in historical anthropology, one that focuses on heterogeneity within cultures rather than coherence to explain how we commemorate certain events, while silencing others.
Categories: Social Science

The Household and the Making of History

The Household and the Making of History

Author: Mary S. Hartman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521536693

Category: History

Page: 297

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This book discusses the development of marriage and household systems in Western Europe.
Categories: History

The Making of India

The Making of India

Now revised and updated to encompass developments through the end of the twentieth century, this balanced and highly readable work provides a revealing perspective on India's complex history and society.

Author: Ranbir Vohra

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765607115

Category: History

Page: 350

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Now revised and updated to encompass developments through the end of the twentieth century, this balanced and highly readable work provides a revealing perspective on India's complex history and society.
Categories: History

The Making of History

The Making of History

Nature, geography, ideas, leaders, innovations, and chance have contributed in
different ways and to varying degrees to the making of human history. Among
these various factors, this chapter argues that changes in the mode of production
 ...

Author: M. A. Rabie

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595181483

Category: History

Page: 304

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This book describes the development of human societies over time and identifies the major forces of change that guide history and influence its course. The book argues that the course of history has been driven not by leaders, states, ideas or war but rather by four societal processes, whose actions, reactions and interactions have governed the nature and pace of historical change. These processes are the socio-cultural, political, economic and infomedia processes. Three major conceptions of world history (the cyclical, linear and chaotic) have tried to describe the course of history and explain the dynamics of change. This book reviews these conceptions and concludes that each one of them is only partially able to provide an understanding of the historical dynamics of change. The book incorporates these conceptions into one theory, the locomotive theory of history, that provides a comprehensive explanation of the movement and dynamics of change throughout history. The locomotive theory explains why certain nations have made more progress than others, why some people are getting richer while others remain poor, and why democracy has succeeded in some countries and failed in others. The multiplicity of issues that the book covers makes its analysis and conclusions of particular interest to all people engaged in politics, economics, socioeconomic development and globalization.
Categories: History

The Making of History s Greatest Star Map

The Making of History s Greatest Star Map

... numbers are simply too vast to be easily or meaningfully comprehended. The
age of a star is reckoned from the time. 205 M. Perryman, The Making of History's
GreatestStar Map, Astronomers' Universe DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-11602-5_13, ...

Author: Michael Perryman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642116025

Category: Science

Page: 282

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From prehistoric times, mankind has looked up at the night sky, and puzzled at the changing positions of the stars. How far away they are is a question that has confounded scientists for centuries. Over the last few hundred years, many scientific careers – and considerable resources – have been devoted to measuring their positions and motions with ever increasing accuracy. And in the last two decades of the 20th century, the European Space Agency developed and launched the Hipparcos satellite, around which this account revolves, to carry out these exacting measurements from space. What has prompted these remarkable developments? Why have governments been persuaded to fund them? What are scientists learning from astronomy's equivalent of the Human Genome Project? This book traces the subject's history, explains why such enormous efforts are considered worthwhile, and interweaves these with a first-hand insight into the Hipparcos project, and how big science is conducted at an international level. The involvement of amateur astronomers, and the Hipparcos contributions to climate research, ‘death stars' passing close to the Sun, and the search for extra-solar planets and even intelligent life itself, are some of the surprising facets of this unusual space mission.
Categories: Science

Bear River Massacre and the Making of History The

Bear River Massacre and the Making of History  The

I also thank Tamise Van Pelt for allowing me to kill her plants during that hot,
humid summer of 1998. During that summer, I was warmly received in the homes
of the five people who are making this history happen, who spoke to me at great ...

Author: Kass Fleisher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791485200

Category: History

Page: 364

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Explores how a pivotal event in U.S. history—the killing of nearly 300 Shoshoni men, women, and children in 1863—has been contested, forgotten, and remembered.
Categories: History

Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Dr Benedict Der, Professor of History at the University of Cape Coast – whose
sweeping lecture explored everything from the historical origins of the 'Nandome
Dagara', to the particularities of Dagara culture, to the youth associations ...

Author: Carola Lentz

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748626847

Category: History

Page: 384

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Drawing on two decades of research this social and political history of North-Western Ghana traces the creation of new ethnic and territorial boundaries, categories and forms of self-understanding, and represents a major contribution to debates on ethnicity, colonialism and the 'production of history'. It explores the creation and redefinition of ethnic distinctions and commonalities by African and European actors, showing that ethnicity's power derives from a contradiction: while ethnic identities purport to be non-negotiable, creating permanent bonds, stability and security, the boundaries of the communities created and the associated traits and practices are malleable and adaptable to specific interests and contexts.
Categories: History

OCR GCSE HISTORY SHP

OCR GCSE HISTORY SHP

- Tackle unfamiliar topics from the broadened curriculum with confidence: the engaging, accessible text covers the content you need for teacher-led lessons and independent study - Ease the transition to GCSE: step-by.

Author: ALEX. FORD

Publisher:

ISBN: 1471860906

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The Making of Modern Irish History

The Making of Modern Irish History

In many countries the founders of the historical profession have been leaders of
the national revival, concerned to forge on authoritative foundations the claims of
their community to an independent and distinctive culture and politics against ...

Author: D. George Boyce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134807628

Category: History

Page: 256

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This volume brings together distinguished historians of Ireland, each of whom tackles a key question, issue or event in Irish history since the eighteenth century and: * examines its historiography * assesses the context of new interpretations * considers the strengths and weaknesses of revisionist ideas * offers their own interpretation. Topics covered are not only of historical interest but, in the context of recent revisionist debates, of contemporary political significance. These original contributions take account of new evidence and perspectives, as well as up-to-date historical methodology. Their combination of synthesis and analysis represent a valuable guide to the present state of the writing of modern Irish history.
Categories: History

History and the Making of a Modern Hindu Self

History and the Making of a Modern Hindu Self

aproper. history« if he wished to. He too was a product of Western colonial
education and it is clear he read works of history, since he alludes to some in his
writings. While Phule historicized the past, he consciously chose not to write ...

Author: Aparna Devare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136197079

Category: History

Page: 250

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Taking the contentious debates surrounding historical evidence and history writing between secularists and Hindu nationalists as a starting point, this book seeks to understand the origins of a growing historical consciousness in contemporary India, especially amongst Hindus. The broad question it poses is: Why has ‘history’ become such an important site of identity, conflict and self-definition amongst modern Hindus, especially when Hinduism is known to have been notoriously impervious to history? As modern ideas regarding notions of history came to India with colonialism, it turns to the colonial period as the ‘moment of encounter’ with such ideas. The book examines three distinct moments in the Hindu self through the lives and writings of lower-caste public figure Jotiba Phule, ‘moderate’ nationalist M. G. Ranade and Hindu nationalist V. D. Savarkar. Through a close reading of original writings, speeches and biographical material, it is demonstrated that these three individuals were engaged with a modern historical and rationalist approach. However, the same material is also used to argue that Phule and Ranade viewed religion as living, contemporaneous and capable of informing both their personal and political lives. Savarkar, the ‘explicitly Hindu’ leader, on the contrary, held Hindu practices and traditions in contempt, confining them to historical analysis while denying any role for religion as spirituality or morality in contemporary political life. While providing some historical context, this volume highlights the philosophical/ political ideas and actions of the three individuals discussed. It integrates aspects of their lives as central to understanding their politics.
Categories: History

A Short History Of Society The Making Of The Modern World

A Short History Of Society  The Making Of The Modern World

But given the date of its completion, the painting also suggests the continuities
between different epochs: we can recognize ourselves in Las Meninas and that
should give us some sense that we share a history with the people who lived in
the ...

Author: Evans, Mary

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335220670

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

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"A brilliant inquiry into culture and society over some seven centuries, Mary Evans explores the origins and trajectories of modernity from the Reformation through the Enlightenment to the contemporary period. Her intellectual control of complex ideas and diverse forms of evidence is consistently impressive. Exploring various pessimistic, dystopian strands in European perspectives on modernity by Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber and Theodor Adorno, she defends a balanced view of both the negative and positive consequences of modernization. This is historical sociology at its best: judicious, theoretically informed, carefully crafted, grounded in empirical research, and above all intellectually clever. A Short History of Society will prove to be a valuable companion to the student who needs a concise scholarly and sociological overview of modernity." Bryan Turner, National University of Singapore A Short History of Society is a concise account of the emergence of modern western society. It looks at how successive generations have understood and explained the world in which they lived, and examines significant events since the Enlightenment that have led to the development of society as we know it today. The book spans the period 1500 to the present day and discusses the social world in terms of both its politics and its culture. This book is ideal for undergraduate students in the social sciences who are perplexed by the myriad of events and theories with which their courses are concerned, and who need a historical perspective on the changes that shaped the contemporary world.
Categories: Social Science

The Making of the Rape of Nanking History and Memory in Japan China and the United States

The Making of the  Rape of Nanking    History and Memory in Japan  China  and the United States

History and Memory in Japan, China, and the United States Takashi Yoshida
Assistant Professor of History Western Michigan University. lation,” pp. 2–20.
Askew concludes that the closest estimate of the civilian population would be ...

Author: Takashi Yoshida Assistant Professor of History Western Michigan University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195346213

Category: History

Page: 278

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On December 13, 1937, the Japanese army attacked and captured the Chinese capital city of Nanjing, planting the rising-sun flag atop the city's outer walls. What occurred in the ensuing weeks and months has been the source of a tempestuous debate ever since. It is well known that the Japanese military committed wholesale atrocities after the fall of the city, massacring large numbers of Chinese during the both the Battle of Nanjing and in its aftermath. Yet the exact details of the war crimes--how many people were killed during the battle? How many after? How many women were raped? Were prisoners executed? How unspeakable were the acts committed?--are the source of controversy among Japanese, Chinese, and American historians to this day. In The Making of the "Rape of Nanking" Takashi Yoshida examines how views of the Nanjing Massacre have evolved in history writing and public memory in Japan, China, and the United States. For these nations, the question of how to treat the legacy of Nanjing--whether to deplore it, sanitize it, rationalize it, or even ignore it--has aroused passions revolving around ethics, nationality, and historical identity. Drawing on a rich analysis of Chinese, Japanese, and American history textbooks and newspapers, Yoshida traces the evolving--and often conflicting--understandings of the Nanjing Massacre, revealing how changing social and political environments have influenced the debate. Yoshida suggests that, from the 1970s on, the dispute over Nanjing has become more lively, more globalized, and immeasurably more intense, due in part to Japanese revisionist history and a renewed emphasis on patriotic education in China. While today it is easy to assume that the Nanjing Massacre has always been viewed as an emblem of Japan's wartime aggression in China, the image of the "Rape of Nanking" is a much more recent icon in public consciousness. Takashi Yoshida analyzes the process by which the Nanjing Massacre has become an international symbol, and provides a fair and respectful treatment of the politically charged and controversial debate over its history.
Categories: History

OCR GCSE History SHP The Making of America 1789 1900

OCR GCSE History SHP  The Making of America 1789 1900

Douglass was particularly concerned about the way the Civil War was being
recast as an episode of history best forgotten. In his autobiography he asked, 'If
this war is to be forgotten, I ask in the name of all things sacred, what shall men ...

Author: Alex Ford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471860911

Category: History

Page: 112

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Exam Board: OCR Level: GCSE Subject: History First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 An OCR endorsed textbook Let SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical knowledge and skills. - Tackle unfamiliar topics from the broadened curriculum with confidence: the engaging, accessible text covers the content you need for teacher-led lessons and independent study - Ease the transition to GCSE: step-by-step enquiries inspired by best practice in KS3 help to simplify lesson planning and ensure continuous progression within and across units - Build the knowledge and understanding students need to succeed: the scaffolded three-part task structure enables students to record, reflect on and review their learning - Boost student performance across the board: suitably challenging tasks encourage high achievers to excel at GCSE while clear explanations make key concepts accessible to all - Rediscover your enthusiasm for source work: a range of purposeful, intriguing visual and written source material is embedded at the heart of each investigation to enhance understanding - Develop students' sense of period: the visually stimulating text design uses memorable case studies, diagrams, infographics and contemporary photos to bring fascinating events and people to life
Categories: History

Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History

Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History

gender history's keyinterpretive strategies,with afocus on theirbearing on
liturgical historiography, and conclude with some reflections on the commitments
that ultimately motivate a gender attentive inquiry into liturgy's past. Toput what
will ...

Author: Professor Teresa Berger

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409481492

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Mapping uncharted territory in the study of liturgy's past, this book offers a history to contemporary questions around gender and liturgical life. Teresa Berger looks at liturgy's past through the lens of gender history, understood as attending not only to the historically prominent binary of "men" and "women" but to all gender identities, including inter-sexed persons, ascetic virgins, eunuchs, and priestly men. Demonstrating what a gender-attentive inquiry is able to achieve, Berger explores both traditional fundamentals such as liturgical space and eucharistic practice and also new ways of studying the past, for example by asking about the developing link between liturgical presiding and priestly masculinity. Drawing on historical case studies and focusing particularly on the early centuries of Christian worship, this book ultimately aims at the present by lifting a veil on liturgy's past to allow for a richly diverse notion of gender differences as these continue to shape liturgical life.
Categories: Religion

The Making of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

The Making of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Making. African-. American. History. Prominent. at. Harpers. Ferry. African-
American history at Harpers Ferry describes at the local level the enormous
challenges faced nationwide by blacks in the United States over the course of
history.

Author: Teresa S. Moyer

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759110662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. Here, Teresa S. Moyer and Paul A. Shackel tell the behind-the-scenes story of how this event was chosen and preserved for commemoration, providing lessons for federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations who continually struggle over the dilemma about which past to present to the public. Professional and non-professional audiences alike will benefit from their important insights into how federal agencies interpret the past, and in turn shape public memory.
Categories: Business & Economics

My Revision Notes AQA AS A level History The making of a Superpower USA 1865 1975

My Revision Notes  AQA AS A level History  The making of a Superpower  USA 1865 1975

... period of time (around 50 years at AS and 100 years at A-level) and an
evaluation of historical interpretations. ... The specification lists the content of The
Making of a Superpower in two parts, each part being divided into two sections. •
Part 1 ...

Author: Peter Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781510417892

Category: Study Aids

Page: 104

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Target success in AQA AS/A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam preparation activities and exam-style questions to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Enables students to plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidates knowledge with clear and focused content coverage, organised into easy-to-revise chunks - Encourages active revision by closely combining historical content with related activities - Helps students build, practise and enhance their exam skills as they progress through activities set at three different levels - Improves exam technique through exam-style questions with sample answers and commentary from expert authors and teachers - Boosts historical knowledge with a useful glossary and timeline
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