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The History Manifesto
by Jo Guldi, David Armitage - Cambridge University Press , 2014
How should historians speak truth to power? Why is five hundred years better than five years as a planning horizon? The History Manifesto is a call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society.
Pastplay: Teaching and Learning History with Technology
by Kevin Kee - University of Michigan Press , 2014
In the field of history, the Web and other technologies have become important tools in research and teaching of the past. 'Pastplay' is a collection of essays written by leading history and humanities researchers and teachers.
A History of Mourning
by Richard Davey - McCorquodale & Co., Limited , 1890
Although tradition has not informed us whether our first parents made any change in their garments on the death of their relatives, it is certain that the wearing mourning and the institution of funereal ceremonies are of the most remote antiquity.
Writing History in the Digital Age
by Kristen Nawrotzki, Jack Dougherty - University of Michigan Press , 2013
With our unique focus on writing, our innovative web-born format and our open review process, we seek to move beyond the traditionalist ways scholars -- and historians in particular -- have tended to think about and to use digital technologies.
Whose History? Engaging History Students through Historical Fiction
by Grant Rodwell - University of Adelaide Press , 2013
This text aims to illustrate how historical novels and their related genres may be used as an engaging learning strategy for student teachers in pre-service teacher education courses. The book examines the traditions in Australian historical fiction.
by Edwin James Brady - G. Robertson and Co. , 1918
The body of the material for Australia Unlimited has not been gathered from printed pages, but collected carefully. State by State, mile by mile, year after year, from the wide circle of a continent -- a continent of potentialities still unrealized.
Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal
by Ralph Raico - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2010
The great historian of classical liberalism strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars. Professor Ralph Raico shows them to be wolves in sheep's clothing and their wars as attacks on human liberty and human rights.
A Guide to Writing in History and Classics
by Mark Damen - Utah State University , 2002
The medium of history and classics as intellectual disciplines is the written word. Sloppiness of expression is as detrimental to any historical study. This guide is designed to help you avoid some of the pitfalls into which students often fall.
Nonkilling History: Shaping Policy with Lessons from the Past
by Antony Adolf (ed.) - Center for Global Nonkilling , 2010
The surprise insight from Nonkilling History is that what did not happen explains why humanity lives today. This turns upside down understanding of history as the story of the victory of righteous human violence in struggles to satisfy human needs.
How to Write a Research Paper in History
- Wikibooks , 2012
Many people who have not written a research paper in the genre of History often have difficulty with understanding where to start. This Wikibook is an attempt to outline some of the basics for writing a research paper in History.
History of the Incas
by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa - ManyBooks , 1907
The history of the Incas by Sarmiento is, without any doubt, the most authentic and reliable that has yet appeared. For it was compiled from the carefully attested evidence of the Incas themselves, taken under official sanction.
The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature
by Cooper, Maurice - Dodd, Mead and Company , 1904
While the impulse to satirize public men in picture is probably as old as satiric verse, the political cartoon, as an effective agent in molding public opinion, is essentially a product of modern conditions. Its success depends upon its timeliness.
Understanding History: An Introduction to Analytical Philosophy of History
by Jonathan Gorman - University of Ottawa Press , 1992
Has any question about the historical past ever been finally answered? This incisive study goes one step further and brings into question the very ability of historians to gather and communicate genuine knowledge about the past.
A Concise New Zealand History
- Wikibooks , 2010
This is a concise textbook on New Zealand history, designed so it can be read by virtually anyone wanting to find out more about New Zealand history. The textbook covers the entire time span of human settlement in New Zealand.
Mooted Questions of History
by Humphrey J. Desmond - Marlier & co. , 1902
History perhaps can never become an exact science, the human element inevitably asserts itself to some extent. But if we have more faithfulness to scientific methods of investigation, there are grounds for expecting excellent results in the future.
Researching and Writing in History
by F. N. McCoy - University of California Press , 1974
In this handbook the author has analyzed the stages involved in the term research paper from the viewpoint of the time involved in each, the order in which they should be undertaken, and their distribution over the typical university quarter.
The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West
by Robert Edward Anderson - McClure, Phillips & Co , 1903
Contents: Pre-Columbian Discoveries of America; Extinct Civilization of the Aztecs; American Archeology; Mexico before the Spanish Invasion; Arrival of the Spaniards; Cortes and Montezuma; Balboa and the Isthmus; Extinct Civilization of Peru; etc.
Historical Disasters and Tragedies
- Wikibooks , 2010
This work includes historical disasters and tragedies sorted chronologically and geographically. Each event includes details related to the event and details about victims, presented in an educational and historically instructive manner.
Introduction to the Study of History
by C. Langlois, C. Seignobos - Henry Holt and company , 1904
This is not a summary of universal history for the use of beginners. The book is intended, not as a summary of ascertained facts or a system of general ideas on universal history, but as an essay on the method of the historical sciences.
How to Research Local History
by Pamela Brooks - How To Books , 2008
You don't have to be a trained historian to be interested in and research local history; all you need is an interest, an inquiring mind, an ability to keep your notes in an order where you can retrieve information quickly, and perseverance.