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The Historian as Public Intellectual

Hugh Trevor-Roper : The Historian

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...I am indebted to Blair Worden, Trevor-Roper’s literary executor, for permission to consult and use the Dacre Papers; to Judith Curthoys, archivist at Christ Church, for her assistance in locating documents; to Jane Garnett, Felix Hale...

Return to Chronology

Helge Jordheim

Helge Jordheim is Professor of Cultural History and Museology at University of Oslo, Norway Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rethinking Historical Time : New Approaches to Presentism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In ‘World Scientist’s Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice’, published in the journal BioScience in December 2017, 15,364 scientists from 184 countries joined forces to issue a warning that mankind has unleashed what they refer...

Progress, Decline and Fall: Historiography and the Middle Ages in the Age of Reason

Walter Kudrycz

Dr Walter Kudrycz is lecturer in philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. He combines a close knowledge of western philosophy with an academic background in medieval history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Historical Present : Medievalism and Modernity

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011

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...In the seventeenth century, the relative merits of the past and the present were discussed in a series of imaginary contests between ancient and modern authors known as the Querelle or the ‘Battle of the Books’. Hans Baron, ‘The...

Enlightenment and Philosophical History

Eileen Ka-May Cheng

Eileen Cheng is Associate Professor in the History Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include the American Revolution and the early American Republic, American and European intellectual history, and historiography. She has published numerous journal articles and one monograph - The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth: Nationalism and Impartiality in American Historical Writing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historiography: An Introductory Guide

Bloomsbury Continuum, 2012

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...Divisions among historians took new form with the rise of the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. Far from leading to a rejection of history, Enlightenment ideals of reason and progress gave added importance to the study of history...

Europe and history

Rolf Petri

Rolf Petri is Professor of Contemporary History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of Western Ideology : A critical account

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...there will be a new generation and consequently the possibility of attaining the aim in the next generation. If the next one does not attain it, then the next after...

Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Tim Stuart-Buttle

Tim Stuart-Buttle is Lecturer in Politics at the University of York, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Texts in Context

...Introduction Edward Gibbon (1737–94), declared Thomas Carlyle in 1823, “is a man whom one never forgets—unless oneself deserving to be forgotten; the perusal of his work forms an epoch in the history of one’s own mind” (Carlyle 1886...

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Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...As suggested by the title, this volume aims to describe the origins of the transition and transformation of historical writing on a global scale. Yet if we look into the causes for the transformation, then we face a similar challenge as we...