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Practical Guide to Studying History: Skills and Approaches

Paperback, 12/01/2017, £21.99
"An introduction to the fundamental skills and principles underpinning historical research and writing, and to the different contexts in which history is produced and consumed"--

Studying History

Paperback, 10/08/2007, £17.99

Writing History Essays: A Student's Guide

Paperback, 24/10/2006, £19.99
To write history successfully, it is essential to understand the nuts and bolts of technique as well as the underlying principles which govern the whole process. I.W. Mabbett carefully analyzes these principles, and shows how history differs from other disciplines while outlining the methods of historical research and writing.

Richard J. Evans' In Defence of History

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
Postmodernist thinkers consider history to be not very far removed from a work of fiction, something dependent on historians' own interpretations of the past. Evans, however, argues that we can trust history and it is possible to be objective about what happened and what caused it to happen.

Penguin Book of War

7, 26/10/2000, £12.99
Offers material from the sweep of military history, from the Greek theoretical treatises on the art of warfare to the nineteenth-century novels which used war as a vehicle by which to shape their Romantic heroes, and the inspired journalistic reportage of the late 20th century.

Oxford Guide to Battles

Paperback, 26/02/2009, £9.99
A Guide to Battles tells the stories of 300 of the world's most dramatic, memorable, and important clashes, from battles in ancient Egypt to the Second Gulf War. Organized chronologically and by region it provides tactical, technological, and historical context. It is highly accessible to the general reader and invaluable for the specialist.

Writing History: Theory And Practice

Paperback, 29/08/2003, £16.99
Offers the necessary material for general courses in historiography, identifying in turn the evolution of 'traditional' approaches, the challenge of the 'linguistic turn', and contemporary perspectives that inform our understandings.

Writing gender history

7, 26/11/2004, £16.99
How has feminist scholarship changed historical writing? This book explores the evolution of historical writing about women and gender from the early 1930s until the beginning of the twenty-first century. The discussion moves from women's history to gender history, and then to poststructuralist challenges to women's and gender history.

History of Britain 3000BC-AD1603 RRP £19.99

18/08/2003, £12.99
To look back at the past is to understand the present. In this vivid account of over 4000 years of British history Simon Schama takes us on an epic journey which encompasses the very beginnings of the nation's identity, when the first settlers landed on Orkney.

Practice of History 2ed

Paperback, 30/12/2001, £19.99
A book on the study of history by G R Elton, it makes a major contribution to the question 'What is history?'. It sets out Elton's experience in the study, writing and teaching of history. It includes an which assesses the book's relationship to Elton's work, and its impact on the historical profession and its lessons for historians.

History Skills: A Student's Handbook 2ed

Paperback, 30/07/2008, £21.99
Helps you develop the critical skills needed to get the most out of their history course. This book offers advice on: research methods, taking notes, participating in class, coursework, examinations, and the dissertation. It discusses the benefits and risks associated with online research. It offers a toolkit for history students.

Western Civilisation in World History

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £12.99
Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent debates about the well-established 'Western civ' approach versus the newer field of world history. Stearns reviews and analyzes key aspects of Western civilization in a global context.

Practicing History :New directions in Historical Writing after the Li

7, 01/02/2005, £18.99
This collection of key articles from critical thinkers and practicing historians focuses on where history is now in terms of its theory and practice. For students, teachers and historians alike, this is a useful reader.

Why History Matters

Paperback, 28/04/2008, £12.99
In this introduction to the practical application of History, John Tosh persuasively argues we are in danger of missing history's principal contribution. Using topical examples from the Iraq War to AIDS to globalization, this text shows how history can provide the basis for an informed and critical understanding of our society.


Paperback, 01/02/2002, £16.95
A.J.P. Taylor was arguably the most influential and popular British historian of the 20th century. This biography explores Taylor's activities as historian, Oxford don, broadcast journalist, husband and friend during a brilliant life punctuated by success, failure and frequent controversy.

New Nature of History, Knowledge Evidence, Language

7, 12/07/2001, £17.99
Addressing the key questions of what history is, and why and how one studies it, this text represents a positive affirmation of the vital importance to society of the study of the past, and of the many crucial learning outcomes which accrue from historical study.

Big Structures, Large Processes, Huge Comparisons

Paperback, 01/04/1989, £8.30

Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin's 'on the Concept of History'

Paperback, 11/10/2016, £12.99
This illuminating study of Benjamin's final essay helps unlock the mystery of this great philosopher

Invention of Tradition

Paperback, 26/03/2012, £12.99
A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history.

Companion to Western Historical Thought

Paperback, 03/05/2006, £24.99
* Surveys the evolution of historical thought in the Western World from biblical times to the present day. * Provides students with the background to contemporary historical debates and approaches. * Serves as a useful reference for researchers and teachers. * Includes chapters by 24 leading historians. .

Uses and Abuses of History

Paperback, 01/04/2010, £8.99
Abuses of history can have dire consequences - look at Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Margaret MacMillan's argument for why history matters shows how treating the past with respect can lead us to a better understanding with the present.

History Man: The Life of R. G. Collingwood

Paperback, 05/07/2011, £21.95
A biography of the last and greatest British idealist philosopher, R G Collingwood (1889-1943), a man who both thought and lived at full pitch. Best known for his philosophies of history and art, Collingwood was also a historian, archaeologist, sailor, artist, and musician.

History Manifesto

Paperback, 30/09/2014, £13.99
A call to arms to historians and everyone interested in history in contemporary society. This title is also available as Open Access.

Writing History : A Guide for Students

Paperback, 04/09/2008, £8.99

Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography

Paperback, 23/05/2011, £16.99

Venetian Curiosities

Hardback, 03/05/2012, £15.00
In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation record more than just love or murder. This title recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church, and more.

History Of The Arab Peoples

Paperback, 01/09/2005, £12.99
Tells the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian Peninsula westwards, to the present day. For this edition, Malise Ruthven continues the history to include such recent events as the crisis in Iraq, the civil war in Algeria and the aftermath of September 11th.


Paperback, 26/04/2012, £7.99
Apocalypse covers each and every one of our prophesized dooms: featuring asteroids, Antichrists, solar flares, Singularities, Utopias, UFOs, Zoroastrians and Zapotecs, to mention but a small few.

Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations

Paperback, 04/04/2013, £16.99
Simon Schama, the author of Landscape and Memory and Citizens, sets out to tell the history of two certainties, of two deaths. In discussing the 'speculations' surrounding them, he finds himself involved in a history he cannot classify - the unpredictable history of stories

In Defence of History

Paperback, 18/01/2001, £9.99
In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history is possible and necessary.

New Directions In Local History Since Hoskins

Paperback, 06/06/2011, £16.99
Taking the work of Hoskins as a starting point, the contributors show how local history is being researched and written today. Fifteen historians write about a variety of local history subjects which are significant in their own right but which also point to current trends in the subject.

The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide

Paperback, 05/01/2015, £19.50
Widely acclaimed for its accessibility and engaging approach to the subject, the fourth edition of The Methods and Skills of History combines theory and instruction with hands-on practice, making it a comprehensive guide to historical research and writing.

What is History?: With a New Introduction by Richard J. Evans 3ed

Hardback, 17/11/2001, £9.99
To mark the 40th anniversary of this text, this updated volume reviews the state of the discipline at the beginning of the 21st century. Renowned scholars ask and seek to answer Carr's question for a new generation of historians: what does it mean to study history at the start of the 21st century?

Using History

Paperback, 27/05/2005, £13.60
This is the first book to tackle public, non-academic history for the student and general reader. Furthermore, it does so from a truly global perspective as opposed to focusing on the traditional Western-dominated model.

Making History: An Introduction to the Practices of History

Paperback, 14/10/2004, £20.99
A clear and indispensable guide, Making History is a comprehensive exploration of the practice of history, historical tradition and the theories which surround it.

At the end of an age

Paperback, 01/09/2003, £10.95
John Lukacs asserts that now, even at the end of the modern age, our understanding of the universe is based on what we fallible human beings have imagined and defined in a historical continuum; it is religion that is the source of the highest form of knowledge.

Women, history and theory

Paperback, 01/04/1986, £13.00
These posthumous essays by Joan Kelly, a founder of women's studies, represent a profound synthesis of feminist theory and historical analysis and require a realignment of perspectives on women in society from the Middle Ages to the present.

Deconstructing History

7, 17/03/2006, £17.99

Feminist History Reader, The

7, 21/04/2006, £17.99
Gathers together key articles that have shaped the dynamic historiography, and introduces students to the major shifts and turning points in this dialogue. This is a guide to developments in feminist history, and is useful to students of history.

What is History?: The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures Delivered In The University of Cambridge

Paperback, 29/11/1990, £9.99
Shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. This title includes material which presents the conclusions of the author's notes.

Mythical Past - Elusive Future

Paperback, 15/11/1991, £12.99
Furedi finds a disturbingly deep conservative agenda stifling the experimental and new ideas around the studying of history.

Handbook of Oral History

7, 13/03/2008, £33.00
In recent decades, oral history has matured into an established field of critical importance to historians and social scientists alike. Handbook of Oral History captures the current state-of-the-art, identifies major strands of intellectual development, and predicts key directions for future growth in theory, research, and application.



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