Author: John Warren

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340679913

Category: History

Page: 152

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Offers an introduction to the writers of history from the Classical times to the present day - Christian historiography - Enlightment to Rankean tradition - From Karl Marx to the Annales School - Defining history - Gives a framework for evaluating historians' work and provides extracts from their writings.
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Author: Lucy O'Hara,Mark O'Hara

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826451125

Category: Education

Page: 206

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These books provide a constructive, highly accessible and, above all, practical introduction to the teaching of Geography and History in early years and primary settings. In particular, they prepare initial teacher training students to meet government requirements for entry into the teaching profession. These are comprehensive guides to: o Geographical and historical knowledge and understandingo Planning, teaching and class managemento Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountabilityo General professional requirements>
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Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture

Author: Jerome de Groot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317277953

Category: History

Page: 332

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Consuming History examines how history works in contemporary popular culture. Analysing a wide range of cultural entities from computer games to daytime television, it investigates the ways in which society consumes history and how a reading of this consumption can help us understand popular culture and issues of representation. In this second edition, Jerome de Groot probes how museums have responded to the heritage debate and how new technologies from online game-playing to internet genealogy have brought about a shift in access to history, discussing the often conflicted relationship between ‘public’ and academic history and raising important questions about the theory and practice of history as a discipline. Fully revised throughout with up-to-date examples from sources such as Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones and 12 Years a Slave, this edition also includes new sections on the historical novel, gaming, social media and genealogy. It considers new, ground-breaking texts and media such as YouTube in addition to entities and practices, such as re-enactment, that have been underrepresented in historical discussion thus far. Engaging with a broad spectrum of source material and comparing the experiences of the UK, the USA, France and Germany as well as exploring more global trends, Consuming History offers an essential path through the debates for readers interested in history, cultural studies and the media.
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Writing and Rethinking History

Author: Alun Munslow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041552038X

Category: History

Page: 213

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Please explain why you think about and write history as you do? Collecting together the responses to this question from 15 of the world's foremost historians and theorists, Authoring the Past represents a powerful reflection on and intervention in the historiographical field. Edited by Alun Munslow and presented in concise digestible essays, the collection covers a broad range of contemporary interests and ideas and offers a rich set of reasoned alternative thoughts on our cultural engagement with times gone by. Emerging from an intensely fertile period of historical thought and practice, Authoring the Past examines the variety of approaches to the discipline that have taken shape during this time and suggests possible future ways of thinking about and interacting with the past. It provides a unique insight into recent debates on the nature and purpose of history and demonstrates that when diverse metaphysical and aesthetic choices are made, the nature of the representation of the past becomes a matter of legitimate dispute. Students, scholars and practitioners of history will find it a stimulating and invaluable resource.
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Author: Peter Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444156551

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. Each title in the series supports a specific topic in the IB History guide through thorough content coverage and examination guidance - helping students develop a good knowledge and understanding of the required content alongside the skills they need to do well. Access to IB History: The Great Depression and the Americas 1929-39 is an IB specific edition of Access to History: Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal: The USA 1890-1954. It has been revised to fully support the section of the same name in HL option 3: Aspects of the History of the Americas and includes: - authoritative, clear and engaging narrative which combines depth of content with accessibility of approach - up-to-date historiography with clear analysis and associated TOK activities - guidance on answering exam-style questions with model answers and practice questions.
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Author: David Williamson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150839

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The new editions of Access to History combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam success. This title starts by examining the crucial events of 1944-7, which led to the break down of the Second World War alliance between the 'Big Three' and the onset of the Cold War. It shows how the Cold War shaped post-war Europe through the creation of two great military and economic blocs. Key events such as the Berlin bockade of 1948-9, the Hungarian revolt of 1956, the second Berlin crisis of 1958-61 and collapse of Communism from 1989-91. In this new edition additional material on détente has been added. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Author: Peter Clements

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150537

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1870

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. This new edition provides accessible and complete coverage of the USA from 1890-1954, from the presidential situation in 1890 and the reasons for entering the First World War, to the policies of the New Deal and the impacts of the Second World War. It charts the changing optimism of the time, from the apparent economic stability of the 1920s, the devastation of the Depression, to the optimism under Roosevelt's presidency. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for each specification provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Aims, methods and new directions in the study of history

Author: John Tosh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317542010

Category: History

Page: 302

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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? In answering these central questions, John Tosh argues that, despite the impression of fragmentation created by postmodernism in recent years, history is a coherent discipline which still bears the imprint of its nineteenth-century origins. Consistently clear-sighted, he provides a lively and compelling guide to a complex and sometimes controversial subject, while making his readers vividly aware of just how far our historical knowledge is conditioned by the character of the sources and the methods of the historians who work on them. The sixth edition has been revised and updated with key new material including: - a brand new chapter on public history - sections on digitised sources and historical controversy - discussion of topics including transnational history and the nature of the archive - an expanded range of examples and case studies - a comprehensive companion website providing valuable supporting material, study questions and a bank of primary sources. Lucid and engaging, this edition retains all the user-friendly features that have helped to make this book a favourite with both students and lecturers, including marginal glosses, illustrations and suggestions for further reading. Along with its companion website, this is an essential guide to the theory and practice of history.
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An Introduction to Historical Methods

Author: Martha C. Howell,Walter Prevenier

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801485602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 207

View: 3770

A lively introduction to historical methodology, an overview of the techniques historians must master in order to reconstruct the past.
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Author: Keith Randell,Russel Tarr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150472

Category: History

Page: 168

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The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students, combining all the strengths of this well-loved series with features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam success. Features include: AS questions and exam tips; Definitions of key terms; Summaries of key historical debates. This edition has been thoroughly revised to meet the needs of the 2008 AS specifications for OCR and Edexcel. It examines the background to the German Reformation and the factors which led to it. It then goes on to analyse the ideas and influence of Luther, how his ideas spread within and beyond Germany, and the political and religious context in which these changes took place. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for the OCR and Edexcel exam specifications provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Author: Michael Scott-Baumann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150480

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9725

This book is a brand new title in the Access to History series which explores and analyses the history of conflict in the Middle East from British rule in the early twentieth century to the Iraq war in the twenty-first century. The Arab-Israeli conflict is the main focus of this book but it also examines: Arab nationalism, especially in Egypt and Syria; the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979; the causes and consequences of three wars involving Iraq; the growth of political Islam and Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Author: Alan Farmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150871

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 6238

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. The new editions combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam success. This is the fourth edition of 'The American Civil War and its Origins 1848-65', which has been revised and extended to fully cover the 2008 AS and A level specifications for OCR and Edexcel. The book begins by focusing on the westward expansion in America and the problems this caused. It then goes on to look at the rise of the Republican Party and the 1860 presidential election. The causes of the Civil War are traced, as well as the major conflicts during the War, and the conclusion is extended to look both at the Union victory, and the reconstruction period that followed. Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Author: Michael Lynch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150723

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 7085

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students.The third edition of this best-selling title provides both a narrative and analysis of the background, course and effects of the 1917 revolution. Beginning with an overview of Imperial Russia and the problems and challenges it faced, it goes on to look at the growth of revolutionary movements which would eventually lead to the October Revolution. It then examines how the Bolsheviks consolidated their power under Lenin. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Author: Michael Lynch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150766

Category: Education

Page: 300

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The second edition of this best-selling title has been revised and updated to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title charts China's remarkable and tumultuous development from the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949 to Mao's death in 1976. The book examines the widespread social and economic change that resulted from the Communist revolution, including the changes to agriculture, the five-year-plans and the 'Hundred Flowers' campaign. It then goes on to look at the reasons for the Cultural Revolution and its legacy. In addition, the author analyses Mao's status as a political leader and his importance in the domestic developments of China from 1949-76. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199329338

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 2484

"Doing Oral History is considered the premier guidebook to oral history, used by professional oral historians, public historians, archivists, and genealogists as a core text in college courses and throughout the public history community. The recent development of digital audio and video recording technology has continued to alter the practice of oral history, making it even easier to produce and disseminate quality recordings. At the same time, digital technology has complicated the preservation of the recordings, past and present. This basic manual offers detailed advice for setting up an oral history project, conducting interviews and using oral history for research, making video recordings, preserving oral history collections in archives and libraries, and teaching and presenting oral history"--
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Author: Marc Bloch

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719032929

Category: Feudalism

Page: 163

View: 1025

This work, by the co-founder of the "Annales School" deals with the uses and methods of history. It is useful for students of history, teachers of historiography and all those interested in the writings of the Annales school.
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Historians Create a Global Past

Author: P. Manning

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403973857

Category: History

Page: 425

View: 3829

World history has expanded dramatically in recent years, primarily as a teaching field, and increasingly as a research field. Growing numbers of teachers and Ph.Ds in history are required to teach the subject. They must be current on topics from human evolution to industrial development in Song-dynasty China to today's disease patterns - and then link these disparate topics into a coherent course. Numerous textbooks in print and in preparation summarize the field of world history at an introductory level. But good teaching also requires advanced training for teachers, and access to a stream of new research from scholars trained as world historians. In this book, Patrick Manning provides the first comprehensive overview of the academic field of world history. He reviews patterns of research and debate, and proposes guidelines for study by teachers and by researchers in world history.
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Why Americans Are Losing Their Inalienable Right to Self-Governance

Author: J. Harvie Wilkinson III

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199930074

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 481

American constitutional law has undergone a transformation. Issues once left to the people have increasingly become the province of the courts. Subjects as diverse as abortion rights and firearms regulations, health care reform and counterterrorism efforts, not to mention a millennial presidential election, are more and more the domain of judges. What sparked this development? In this engaging volume, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson argues that America's most brilliant legal minds have launched a set of cosmic constitutional theories that, for all their value, are undermining self-governance. Thinkers as diverse as Justices William Brennan and Antonin Scalia, Professor John Hart Ely, Judges Robert Bork and Richard Posner, have all produced seminal interpretations of our Founding document, but ones that promise to imbue courts with unprecedented powers. While crediting the theorists for the sparkling quality of their thoughts, Judge Wilkinson argues they will slowly erode the role of representative institutions in America and leave our children bereft of democratic liberty. The loser in all the theoretical fireworks is the old and honorable tradition of judicial restraint. The judicial modesty once practiced by Learned Hand, John Harlan, and Oliver Wendell Holmes has given way to competing schools of liberal and conservative activism seeking sanctuary in Living Constitutionalism, Originalism, Process Theory, or the supposedly anti-theoretical creed of Pragmatism. Each of these seemingly disparate theories promises their followers an intellectually respectable route to congenial political outcomes from the bench. Judge Wilkinson calls for a plainer, simpler, self-disciplined commitment to judicial restraint and democratic governance, a course that alas may be impossible so long as the cosmic constitutionalists so dominate contemporary legal thought.
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Author: Vivienne Sanders

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150499

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 5477

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. Design features include: AS questions and exam tips; Definitions of key terms; Summaries of key historical debates. This title is designed specifically for the Edexcel AS specifications for 2008. It charts the political course of America in this period, from the Watergate scandal to the Clinton years. It focuses both on the political and presidential developments of the time and analyses how these manifest themselves socially and culturally, from sport to race relations. Finally, the book concludes by examining the state of the USA by 2001. Key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
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Author: Keith Jenkins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415139045

Category: History

Page: 443

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The Postmodern History Reader is the most comprehensive collection of influential texts on historiography and postmodernism yet compiled. Keith Jenkins expertly selects from the books and journal articles across the whole historiographical range that have been key to the transforming debates. This unique reader is a clear introduction to the impact of postmodernism on historical debate, allowing easy access to one of the more stimulating and exciting areas of current history. It provides: -- extracts from influential historians, such as Barthes, Joyce, White, Foucault, Baudrillard and Ankersmit -- individual contributions to each carefully defined debate -- many thoroughly up-to-date as well as 'classic' pieces -- texts from a range of subdisciplines in history and theory -- arguments both for and against postmodernism -- access to key writings that are not normally readily available -- advice on further reading Presented in a format that is both easy to use and challenging, The Postmodern History Reader will serve as an invaluable course text and reference tool for students and postgraduates.
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