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Practical Guide to Studying History: Skills and Approaches

Paperback, 12/01/2017, £24.99
"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"--

Richard J. Evans' In Defence of History

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
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.

It's a Don's Life

Paperback, 05/11/2009, £10.99
Covers the author's famous blog, A Don's Life, that ran on the "TLS" website for over three years.

What is History?

Paperback, 07/06/2018, £10.99

Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone)

Paperback, 17/09/2018, £15.00
Wineburg has become the go-to guy for helping people, both teachers and administrators, think about how to teach kids history. This book is an accessible account of how we've tried to do it, why and how we've failed, and how we could do better.

Assessing Historical Thinking and Understanding: Innovative Designs for New Standards

Paperback, 27/08/2013, £34.99
Assessing Historical Thinking and Understanding advocates for a fundamental change in how educators think about making sense of learners' developing cognition and understanding in history.

Past Is a Foreign Country - Revisited

Paperback, 01/10/2015, £24.99
A quarter-century after the publication of his classic account of man's attitudes to his past, David Lowenthal revisits how we celebrate, expunge, contest and domesticate the past to serve present needs. He shows how nostalgia and heritage now pervade every facet of public and popular culture.

Why History Matters 2ed

Paperback, 26/03/2019, £16.99
Including a range of contemporary examples from Brexit to child sexual abuse to the impact of the internet, this is an important and practical introduction for all students of history.Inspiring and empowering, this book provides both students and general readers with a stimulating and practical rationale for the study of history.

Biography and History 2ed

Paperback, 24/09/2018, £24.99
Looking at the complex relationship between the discipline of history and the writing of lives, this key textbook provides an original and insightful introduction to a growing and increasingly important area of historical scholarship and research.

Narrative and History 2ed

Paperback, 20/09/2018, £24.99
Based on the assumption that reality, reference and representation work together, this introductory textbook explains and illustrates the various ways in which historians write the past as history.

Databases in Historical Research: Theory, Methods and Applications

Paperback, 18/12/1995, £43.99
This textbook builds knowledge progressively and sympathetically, from first principles to advanced topics. An ideal handbook for the undergraduate, postgraduate and professional historian embarking on a dissertation or historical research.

Pursuit of History: Aims, Methods and New Directions in the Study of History

Paperback, 12/08/2021, £32.99
This classic introduction to the study of history invites the reader to stand back and consider some of its most fundamental questions - what is the point of studying history? How do we know about the past? Does an objective historical truth exist and can we ever access it? This is an essential guide to the theory and practice of history.

Practice of History 2ed

Paperback, 30/12/2001, £30.95
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.

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, £14.99
A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history.

Western Civilisation in World History

Paperback, 28/08/2003, £36.99
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 Linguistic Turn

Paperback, 01/02/2005, £38.99
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.

History Skills: A Student's Handbook 2ed

Paperback, 30/07/2008, £32.99
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.

Troublemaker: The Life and History of A.J.P Taylor

Paperback, 01/02/2002, £22.50
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

Paperback, 12/07/2001, £32.99
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.

Companion to Western Historical Thought

Paperback, 03/05/2006, £43.95
* 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, £28.00
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, £14.99
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, £7.99

Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography

Paperback, 23/05/2011, £24.99
Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography introduces some of the most important texts ever written by those who have sought to understand, capture, query and interpret the past. The works covered include texts from ancient times to the present day and from different cultural traditions ensuring a wide variety of schools, methods and ideas are introduced.

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.

Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide

Paperback, 05/01/2015, £25.00
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, £17.99
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, £24.99
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, £35.99
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, £17.00
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, £23.00
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, £34.99

Feminist History Reader, The

7, 21/04/2006, £42.99
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.

Mythical Past - Elusive Future

Paperback, 15/11/1991, £25.99
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, £62.00
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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