What was History

What was History

One of the world's leading cultural historians on writing about history in early modern Europe.

Author: Anthony Grafton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521874359

Category: History

Page: 319

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One of the world's leading cultural historians on writing about history in early modern Europe.
Categories: History

What Was History Painting and What Is It Now

What Was History Painting and What Is It Now

Spanning the full range and diversity of history painting, this collection is a broad reconsideration of the tradition and the vibrant ways in which it resonates through the art of the present.

Author: Mark Salber Phillips

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780228000358

Category: Art

Page: 311

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The dominant visual language of European painting from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, history paintings were formidable in their monumental scale, ambitious moral lessons, and intricate narratives. With the rise of modernist avant-gardes, the genre receded from the forefront of artistic production into the realm of nostalgia. Yet history painting cast a shadow that would subtly colour even the works that sought to displace it. Exploring the resilience of this distinctive mode of visual representation, What Was History Painting and What Is It Now? brings together an internationally distinguished group of scholars to trace the endurance, adaptation, and mutation of history painting. These studies offer a reexamination of the fortunes of the genre from North America to Europe and Africa. Organized around illuminating themes, the book explores the creation of an audience attuned to the genre's didactic aims, the entry of history painting into the marketplace of commercial art and attractions, and the reimagination of the mode in response to the edicts of modern and contemporary art. Spanning the full range and diversity of history painting, this collection is a broad reconsideration of the tradition and the vibrant ways in which it resonates through the art of the present.
Categories: Art

What was History Death of a genre

What was History   Death of a genre

Elegant and accessible, this book is a powerful and imaginative exploration of themes in the history of European ideas.

Author: Anthony Grafton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1139893971

Category: Electronic books

Page: 319

View: 152

Elegant and accessible, this book is a powerful and imaginative exploration of themes in the history of European ideas.
Categories: Electronic books

History what and Why

History  what and Why

For anyone teaching, learning or studying history, this is a must.

Author: Beverley C. Southgate

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415256577

Category: History

Page: 200

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History: What and Why? is a highly accessible introductory survey of historians' views about the nature and purpose of their subject. It offers a historical perspective and clear guide to contemporary debates about the nature and purpose of history, and a discussion of the traditional model of history as an account of the past 'as it was'. It assesses the challenges to orthodox views and examines the impact of Marxism, feminism and post-colonialism on the study of history. This second edition has been updated to reflect the continuing, and still increasing, debate surrounding these issues. In particular it discusses: historians' fear of postmodernism holocaust denial and the Irving/Lipstadt libel trial the future of the past in the light of the postmodern challenge. For anyone teaching, learning or studying history, this is a must.
Categories: History

The Who Was History of the World

The Who Was  History of the World

The Who Was? History of the World is a journey along the timeline of history, noting the birthdays of 150 people in the series and what was happening in the world at that moment in time.

Author: Paula K. Manzanero

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524788018

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Based on The New York Times Best-Selling series, this timeline of world history gives a fresh take on global events, from King Tut to Malala Yousafzai. For the first time ever, the Who Was? subjects are gathered into a single title! The Who Was? History of the World is a journey along the timeline of history, noting the birthdays of 150 people in the series and what was happening in the world at that moment in time. Follow the timeline to learn who was doing what when, from the days of ancient Egypt, all the way up to the present.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

What is History For

What is History For

From an experienced author of history and theory, presented in this text is an examination of the purpose of history at a time when recent debates on the role of humanities have rendered the question 'what is history for?' of utmost ...

Author: Beverley C. Southgate

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415350980

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 937

From an experienced author of history and theory, presented in this text is an examination of the purpose of history at a time when recent debates on the role of humanities have rendered the question 'what is history for?' of utmost importance.
Categories: History

Mysteries in History

Mysteries in History

This work is an engaging exploration of the process of historical research, following historians as they search for solutions to the greatest mysteries of all time.

Author: Paul Aron

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098996

Category: History

Page: 447

View: 901

Provides theories and possible answers to such questions as why the pharaohs built the pyramids, why the Mayan culture collapsed, who discovered America, and who killed Jimmy Hoffa.
Categories: History

The Pursuit of History

The Pursuit of History

In this 4th edition the main text is made even more accessible through a number of new features: Chapter opening summaries Marginal glosses for difficult terms and concepts Boxed sections at the end of each chapter dedicated to key events ...

Author: John Tosh

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405823518

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 981

Theessential introduction to the practice of history - revised with new features to ensure it is even more popular with students. Tosh is consistently the best-selling Longman History textbook The last 3 editions have achieved total sales of over 83,000 copies The use of photos of significant people and events help make the text more lively New layout and design enables readers to understand themes more quickly
Categories: History

The History of Ghana

The History of Ghana

Provides an overview of the political, social, and cultural development of Ghana from precolonial times to the present.

Author: Roger Gocking

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313318948

Category: History

Page: 331

View: 585

Provides an overview of the political, social, and cultural development of Ghana from precolonial times to the present.
Categories: History

What is History

What is History

'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 ...

Author: E. H. Carr

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241351901

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 639

'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.
Categories: History

The Uses of History in Early Modern England

The Uses of History in Early Modern England

The essays give the history of both religion and politics their proper place, and put historical writing in the context of other literary activities.

Author: Paulina Kewes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0873282191

Category: History

Page: 449

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Categories: History

Truth in History

Truth in History

The mentor for several generations of American historians, Handlin tackles the fundamental problems of his field--truth in history--discussing the limitations of the historian and the ways one can operate honestly within those limitations

Author: Oscar Handlin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674910265

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 644

The mentor for several generations of American historians, Handlin tackles the fundamental problems of his field--truth in history--discussing the limitations of the historian and the ways one can operate honestly within those limitations
Categories: History

A Passion for History

A Passion for History

The pathbreaking work of renowned historian Natalie Zemon Davis has added profoundly to our understanding of early modern society and culture.

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis

Publisher: Early Modern Studies

ISBN: 1935503073

Category: History

Page: 218

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The pathbreaking work of renowned historian Natalie Zemon Davis has added profoundly to our understanding of early modern society and culture. She rescues men and women from oblivion using her unique combination of rich imagination, keen intelligence, and archival sleuthing to uncover the past. Davis brings to life a dazzling cast of extraordinary people, revealing their thoughts, emotions, and choices in the world in which they lived. Thanks to Davis we can meet the impostor Arnaud du Tilh in her classic, The Return of Martin Guerre, follow three remarkable lives in Women on the Margins, and journey alongside a traveler and scholar in Trickster Travels as he moves between the Muslim and Christian worlds. In these conversations with Denis Crouzet, professor of history at the Sorbonne and well-known specialist on the French Wars of Religion, Natalie Zemon Davis examines the practices of history and controversies in historical method. Their discussion reveals how Davis has always pursued the thrill and joy of discovery through historical research. Her quest is influenced by growing up Jewish in the Midwest as a descendant of emigrants from Eastern Europe. She recounts how her own life as a citizen, a woman, and a scholar compels her to ceaselessly examine and transcend received opinions and certitudes. Davis reminds the reader of the broad possibilities to be found by studying the lives of those who came before us, and teaches us how to give voice to what was once silent.
Categories: History

History Fiction or Science Chronology 1

History  Fiction or Science  Chronology 1

The author contends that all generaly accepted historical chronology prior to the 16th century is inaccurate, often off by many hundreds or even thousands of years. Volume 1 of a proposed seven volumes.

Author: Anatoly Fomenko

Publisher: Mithec

ISBN: 9782913621077

Category: History

Page: 586

View: 608

Jesus Christ was born in 1153 AD and crucified in 1186 AD. Unbelievable? Not since the release of the first volume in seven of "History: Fiction or Science?" series. This series crowns 30 years of research by Anatoly Fomenko and his colleagues. In Chapter I readers are reminded of when the contemporary chronological scale was created, who created it, and that it had major critics. The Biblical Jerusalem is identified with the mediaeval Constantinople. The New Testament was written before the Old, both exposed as referring to mediaeval events. Chapters II, III and IV contain abundant astronomical proof from the ancient Egyptian zodiacs, Ptolemy's Almagest, and the Apocalypse, demonstrating that all datings of 'ancient' eclipses are either medieval or fake. Chapters V and VI contain in-depth descriptions of the research methods used. In chapter VII readers learn more about confusion of the Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The appendices contain factual information to appease skeptics.
Categories: History

Figuring Out the Past

Figuring Out the Past

This book does more than tell the story of humanity: it shows you the big picture, by the numbers.

Author: Peter Turchin

Publisher: The Economist

ISBN: 9781541736764

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 694

What was history's biggest empire? Or the tallest building of the ancient world? What was the plumbing like in medieval Byzantium? The average wage in the Mughal Empire? Where did scientific writing first emerge? What was the bloodiest ever ritual human sacrifice? We are used to thinking about history in terms of stories. Yet we understand our own world through data: cast arrays of statistics that reveal the workings of our societies. In Figuring Out the Past, radical historians Peter Turchin and Dan Hoyer dive into the numbers that reveal the true shape of the past, drawing on their own Seshat project, a staggeringly ambitious attempt to log every data point that can be gathered for every society that has ever existed. This book does more than tell the story of humanity: it shows you the big picture, by the numbers.
Categories: Reference

What Is History For

What Is History For

History, Rhetoric, and Proof, Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 54–
70. 65. Butterfield, 'History of Historiography', 484. 66. Daniel Woolf. 2005. '
Historiography', in Maryanne Horowitz (ed.), New Dictionary of the History of
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Author: Arthur Alfaix Assis

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782382492

Category: History

Page: 242

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A scholar of Hellenistic and Prussian history, Droysen developed a historical theory that at the time was unprecedented in range and depth, and which remains to the present day a valuable key for understanding history as both an idea and a professional practice. Arthur Alfaix Assis interprets Droysen's theoretical project as an attempt to redefine the function of historiography within the context of a rising criticism of exemplar theories of history, and focuses on Droysen's claim that the goal underlying historical writing and reading should be the development of the subjective capacity to think historically. In addition, Assis examines the connections and disconnections between Droysen's theory of historical thinking, his practice of historical thought, and his political activism. Ultimately, Assis not only shows how Droysen helped reinvent the relationship between historical knowledge and human agency, but also traces some of the contradictions and limitations inherent to that project.
Categories: History

The Mysteries of History

The Mysteries of History

But as this intriguing book reveals, a closer examination of these core parts of our social and political history shows that often all was not as it seemed, and that the agendas of those responsible for recording these events had a huge ...

Author: Graeme Donald

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782439691

Category: History

Page:

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As Napoleon himself once said, 'History is a version of past events that people have decided to agree upon'. Noted down in historical documents, copied and widely repeated, it doesn't take long for a version of the truth to become accepted as fact. But who invents these false accounts in the first place, and why do they gain traction so quickly? Far from concerning the obscure and insignificant parts of our history, these fundamental inaccuracies and downright lies colour the depiction of many of those pivotal characters and events we learnt about at school. Cleopatra, Marco Polo, Captain Cook, Joan of Arc; most of us could probably reel off a fact or two about each. But as this intriguing book reveals, a closer examination of these core parts of our social and political history shows that often all was not as it seemed, and that the agendas of those responsible for recording these events had a huge impact on what was reported and what was covered up. The Mysteries of History is an entertaining romp through the centuries, uncovering the great mysteries surrounding some of the most inaccurate and misleading parts of our past.
Categories: History