186 books for genre «Books ~~ History~~ Historiography»

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A New York Times bestseller: “This terrific new book . . . [explores] the ‘notion of whiteness,­’ an idea as dangerous as it is seductive.­”—*Boston Globe*Telling perhaps the most important forgotten story in American history, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, illuminating not only the invention of race but also the frequent praise of “whiteness” for economic, scientific, and political ends. A story filled with towering historical figures, The History of White People closes a huge gap in literature that has long focused on the non-­white and forcefully reminds us that the concept of “race” is an all-­too-­human invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events. 70 black-­and-­white illustrationsFrom Publishers WeeklyWho are white people and where did they come from? Elementary questions with elusive, contradictory, and complicated answers set . . .

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"History,­" wrote James Baldwin, "does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.­" Rarely has Baldwin's insight been more forcefully confirmed than during the past few decades. History has become a matter of public controversy, as Americans clash over such things as museum presentations, the flying of the Confederate flag, or reparations for slavery. So whose history is being written? Who owns it? In W, Eric Foner proposes his answer to these and other questions about the historian's relationship to the world of the past and future. He reconsiders his own earlier ideas and those of the pathbreaking Richard Hofstadter. He also examines international changes during the past two decades--­globalization, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the end of apartheid in South Africa--­and their . . .

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El 17 de junio de 1868 el notable tabaquero catalán Jaime Partagás, fue víctima de un atentado en una de sus vegas de Vuelta Abajo, en Pinar del Río; a consecuencia de lo cual murió un mes después de estos acontecimientos.
El suceso originó una investigación criminal por parte de las autoridades de la localidad, en que se practicaron numerosas entrevistas y diligencias para hallar a los culpables

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Three decades in the making, one of the most ambitious and comprehensive histories of political philosophy in nearly a century. Both a history and an examination of human thought and behavior spanning three thousand years, On Politics thrillingly traces the origins of political philosophy from the ancient Greeks to Machiavelli in Book I and from Hobbes to the present age in Book II. Whether examining Lord Acton’s dictum that “absolute power corrupts absolutely” or explicating John Stuart Mill’s contention that it is “better to be a human dissatisfied than a pig satisfied,­” Alan Ryan evokes the lives and minds of our greatest thinkers in a way that makes reading about them a transcendent experience. Whether writing about Plato or Augustine, de Toqueville or Thomas Jefferson, Ryan brings a wisdom to his text that illuminates John Dewey’s belief that the role of philosophy is less to see truth than to enhance experience. With this unparalleled tour de force, Ryan emerges in his own . . .

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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.­Written by an international group of scholars working in many disciplinesTruly cross-­cultural, covering historical thinking and writing in ancient or early cultures across in East, South, and West Asia, the Mediterranean, and the AmericasIncludes historiography shaped by religious perspectives, including Judaism, early Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism

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Processing the Past explores the dramatic changes taking place in historical understanding and archival management and in the relations between historians and archivists. Written by an archivist and a historian, it shows how these changes have been brought on by new historical thinking, new conceptions of archives, changing notions of historical authority, modifications in archival practices, and new information technologies. The book situates archives as subjects rather than places of study and examines the increasingly problematic relationships between historical and archival work. The authors contend that though historians and archivists once occupied the same conceptual and methodological space, they have divided into two separate professions with distinct conceptual frameworks and understandings of the authorities that govern their work: historians now ask questions not easily answered by traditional documentation, and archivists confront the challenges of new technologies . . .

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A tutti - chi più, chi meno - pesa studiare la Storia con i suoi fenomeni, fatti, nomi e date: qualcosa va memorizzato (è inevitabile), ma ricordare sarà forse più semplice se, dopo aver studiato provi a RIPASSARE GIOCANDO. In questo libro troverai la storia dal Feudalesimo al Novecento "tradotta" in una lunga filastrocca con rime e ritmi, divisa in strofe tematiche, che tu dovrai completare con l'aiuto di un GLOSSARIO. Il percorso è strutturato in cinque periodi: 1. Il Feudalesimo, 2. Dopo il Mille, 3. l'Età moderna, 4. Il Risorgimento, 5. Il Novecento. Alla fine ti accorgerai che molti concetti - pur impegnativi - ti rimarranno più facilmente a mente, non solo con la memoria, ma anche con il cuore.

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Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debate over the Alamo, Michel-­Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history.

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