A History of Histories

Author: John Burrow

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307268527

Category: History

Page: 512

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Treating the practice of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the culture of the West, John Burrow magnificently brings to life and explains the distinctive qualities found in the work of historians from the ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the present. With a light step and graceful narrative, he gathers together over 2,500 years of the moments and decisions that have helped create Western identity. This unique approach is an incredible lens with which to view the past. Standing alone in its ambition, scale and fascination, Burrow's history of history is certain to stand the test of time.

A History of Histories

Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century

Author: John Wyon Burrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780713993370

Category: Historians

Page: 552

View: 6156


One of Britain's leading intellectual historians describes the intellectual impact that the study and consideration of the past has had in the western world, treating the practise of history not as an isolated pursuit but as an aspect of human society and an essential part of the cultural history of Europe and America.

A History of Histories of German Literature


Author: Michael S. Batts

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773511408

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

View: 2790


Knowledge of German literature is frequently based on the hundreds of general histories of German literature that have been published since the genre first appeared at the beginning of the nineteenth century. In A History of Histories of German Literature Michael Batts attempts to describe the various forms which these histories took between 1835 and 1914, not only in Germany but in other countries, and show how these forms developed.

Adel des Geistes

Ein vergessenes Ideal

Author: Rob Riemen

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641045878

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 5216


Warum wir auf das humanistische Ideal nicht verzichten können Adel des Geistes bezeichnet eine Haltung, die Bildung mit gesellschaftlichem Engagement verbindet. Sie war in der Vergangenheit das Merkmal herausragender Denker und ist heute, angesichts vielfältiger sozialer, ökonomischer und politischer Herausforderungen, aktueller denn je. Rob Riemens international gefeiertes Buch zeigt uns, wie wir dieses vergessene Ideal für unser heutiges Leben fruchtbar machen können. Rob Riemen plädiert für eine Rückkehr zu den zentralen Idealen der westlichen Kultur. Wahrheit, Freiheit und Würde sind Werte, die es zu bewahren gilt. Er folgt den Spuren von Sokrates, Spinoza, Goethe und allen voran Thomas Mann, um sich der Grundlagen der europäischen Bildungstradition zu vergewissern. Rob Riemens Meditation über den Adel des Geistes, inspiriert von Manns gleichnamiger Essaysammlung aus dem Jahr 1945, beginnt mit einer außergewöhnlichen Begegnung mit Elisabeth Mann Borgese, Thomas Manns jüngster Tochter. Sein Appell, den Glauben an die Bedeutung großer Ideen in der Gegenwart nicht zu verraten, endet mit der Beschwörung des italienischen Schriftstellers und Antifaschisten Leone Ginzburg, der 1944 im Kampf für seine Ideale starb.

The Ornament of Histories: A History of the Eastern Islamic Lands AD 650-1041

The Persian Text of Abu Sa'id 'Abd Al-Hayy Gardizi

Author: Edmund Bosworth

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 184885353X

Category: History

Page: 169

View: 4235


This book provides the first translation into a Western language of this history of the formative period of the Eastern Islamic world and gives an explanatory commentary, detailing the historical, geographical and cultural context, as well as the events and colourful characters mentioned in it. --

The Briefest History of Time

The History of Histories of Time and the Misconstrued Association Between Entropy and Time

Author: Arieh Ben-Naim

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789814749848

Category: Entropy

Page: 244

View: 1563


The aim of this book is to explain in simple language what we know about time and about the history of time. It is shown that the briefest (as well as the lengthiest) history of time can be described in one or two pages. The second purpose of the book is to show that neither entropy, nor the Second Law of Thermodynamics has anything to do with time. The third purpose is to educate the lay reader how to read popular science books, critically. Towards this goal, detailed reviews of four books on time are presented. There are many popular science books on Time, on the beginning of Time and the end of Time. This book is unique in the following two senses: It explains in simple terms what Time is, and why it is not related to entropy It critically reviews a few popular science books which perpetuate all kinds of unfounded ideas about the relationship between Time and the Second Law

Crime History and Histories of Crime

Studies in the Historiography of Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern History

Author: Clive Emsley,Louis A. Knafla

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287220

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 3228


Essays on criminal behavior and justice around the world, from medieval Western Europe to modern Canada.

World Vedic heritage

a history of histories : presenting a unique unified field theory of history that from the beginning of time the world practised Vedic culture and spoke Sanskrit

Author: Purushottam Nagesh Oak

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 1394

View: 1555


History of Histories of German Literature, 1835-1914

Author: Michael S. Batts

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773564446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 7232


Batts analyses the kinds of predisposition, or bias, displayed by the authors of these works, and accounts for the persistence of certain biases over a long period of time. Histories of German literature published in other western European countries, Britain, and North America are also evaluated to determine to what extent, if any, a particular (i.e., non-German) attitude towards German literature is characteristic of a given country. The recognition of personal, religious, national, and other biases is important since the stereotypical image of the people of a given country is strongly influenced by the manner in which their literature is portrayed. Batts concludes that the history of German literature as it developed in the nineteenth century has doubly distorted history. The selection of works for inclusion in the histories on subjective grounds of "quality" conceals the fact that other, "inferior," works may in their time have had a far greater impact. As well, the authors of the histories fail to discuss those works from the past that are still being read.

Between History and Histories

The Making of Silences and Commemorations

Author: Gerald M. Sider,Gavin A. Smith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802078834

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 1266


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.

Social Theories of History and Histories of Social Theory

Author: Harry F. Dahms

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783502193

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2842


Representing a range of approaches and emphases, the chapters in this volume address and illustrate linkages between social theory and history; social theory and historical analysis as mutually supportive frames of analysis, and affinities between the history of social thought and the history of modern societies.

Anthropologies and Histories

Essays in Culture, History, and Political Economy

Author: William Roseberry

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813514468

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 1743


"Elegantly written essays. . . . Roseberry is the real gem, an anthropologist with extensive Latin American field experience and an impressive scholarly grasp of the histories of anthropology and Marxist theory."--Micaela di Leonardo, The Nation "An extremely stimulating volume . . . rich and provocative, and codifies a new depature point."--Choice "As a critic . . . Roseberry writes with sustained force and clarity. . . . his principal points emerge with a directness that will make this book attractive to a wide range of readers."--American Anthropologist "Roseberry in among the most astute, careful, and theoretically cogent of the anthropologists of his generation. . . . [This book] illustrates well the breadth and coherence of his thinking and guides the reader through the complicated intersections of anthropology with history, political economy, Marxism, and Latin American studies."--Jane Schneider, CUNY In Anthropologies and Histories, William Roseberry explores some of the cultural and political implications of an anthropological political economy. In his view, too few of these implications have been explored by authors who dismiss the very possibility of a political economic understanding of culture. Within political economy, readers are offered sophisticated treatments of uneven development, but when authors turn to culture and politics, they place contradictory social experiences within simplistic class or epochal labels. Within cultural anthropology, history is often little more than new terrain for extending anthropological practice. Roseberry places culture and history in relation to each other, in the context of a reflection on the political economy of uneven development. In the first half of this books, he looks at and critiques a variety of anthropological understandings of culture, arguing for an approach that sees culture as socially constituted and socially constitutive. Beginning with a commentary on Clifford Geertz's seminal essay on the Balinese cockfight, Roseberry argues that Geertz and his followers pay insufficient attention to cultural differentiation, to social and political inequalities that affect actors' different understandings of the world, other people, and of themselves. Sufficient attention to such questions, Roseberry argues, requires a concern for political economy. In the second half of the book, Roseberry explores the assumptions and practices of political economy, indicates the kind of problems that should be central to such an approach, and reviews some of the inadequacies of anthropological studies. William Roseberry is a professor of anthropology at the New School for Social Research.

Persisches Feuer

das erste Weltreich und der Kampf um den Westen

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608944631


Page: 463

View: 6129


Der populäre Bestseller aus Großbritannien vom Jungstar der Historikerszene Es geschah vor 2500 Jahren, dass Ost und West Krieg miteinander führten. Im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. war eine globale Supermacht fest entschlossen, zwei Staaten Wahrheit und Ordnung zu bringen, die sie für terroristische Schurkenstaaten ansah. Die Supermacht war Persien, dessen Könige das erste Weltreich gegründet hatten. Die terroristischen Staaten waren Athen und Sparta, eigenwillige Städte in einem weit abgelegenen armen und bergigen Land: Griechenland. Die Geschichte, wie die Bürger dieses Landes dem mächtigsten Mann der Welt widerstanden und ihn besiegten, ist eine der beeindruckendsten Episoden der Geschichte. "Persisches Feuer" gibt nicht nur eine dramatische Darstellung dieser großen Auseinandersetzung, sondern auch ein einzigartiges Gesamtbild von Ost und West. Von den Priestern in Babylon bis zur Geheimpolizei der Spartaner, von den Luxusgärten der Perser bis zu den athenischen Prostituierten, von Darius, dem Mörder und größten politischen Genie des Orients bis zu Themistokles, dem Mann, der den Westen rettete, werden alle Akteure in der faszinierenden Erzählung Tom Hollands lebendig. "Erzählte Geschichte vom Feinsten. Ein Buch, das mich wirklich gefesselt hat." Ian McEwan Tom Holland, geboren 1968, studierte in Cambridge und Oxford Geschichte. Der Autor und Journalist hat sich mit BBC-Sendungen über Herodot, Homer, Thukydides und Vergil einen Namen gemacht. Holland lebt mit Frau und zwei Kindern in London. Tom Holland ist Bestseller-Autor für Fiction und Historisches Buch. Er hat zahlreiche Auszeichnungen erhalten, u. a. "Steven-Runciman-Preis für historische Erzählungen" zusammen mit Robin Lane Fox.


Peoples and Histories

Author: Jean Gelman Taylor

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300105186

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 7433


Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation, is now in the midst of dramatic upheaval. This history of Indonesia provides an overview from the prehistoric period to the present and explores the connections between the nation's many communities and the differences that propel contemporary breakaway movements. ?Taylor's approach challenges and opens the mind.”?Jaime James, Los Angeles Times Book Review ?Taylor's new book is groundbreaking: it takes us on a grand journey from the earliest material cultures of the archipelago to Indonesia's turbulent present.”?Laurie J. Sears, author of Shadows of Empire: Colonial Discourse and Javanese Tales ?Clear, erudite, and authoritative, this book provides a rich coverage of the vast tapestry of Indonesian society.”?Ben Kiernan, Yale University ?A rich and fascinating excursion into Indonesian history that is guided not only by the usual commanding authority of political events, but by the story of how different peoples, as communities, have interacted over the centuries to produce an Indonesia that, although diverse, can also be called a nation.”?Foreign Affairs


A Collision of Histories

Author: Edward Countryman

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1466801239

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 2269


In this social history, Edward Countryman shows how interactions among America's different ethnic groups have contributed to our sense of nationality. From the earliest settlements along the Atlantic seaboard to the battle over our nation's destiny in the aftermath of the Civil War, Countryman reveals Americans in all their diverse complexity and shows why the very identity of "American"--forged by the African, the Indian, and the European alike--is what matters.

Truth and Historicity / Vérité et Historicité

Author: Institut International de Philosophie. Entretiens (,International Institute of Philosophy,International Institute of Philosophy. Entretiens,Institut international de philosophie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789024712021

Category: History

Page: 79

View: 4375


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Geography and History

Bridging the Divide

Author: Alan R. H. Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521288859

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 5888


Unique examination of the relations between geography and history.