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Hollywood: Visions of the Past

Robert A. Rosenstone

Robert A. Rosenstone is Professor Emeritus of History at California Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventures of a Postmodern Historian : Living and Writing the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Cinema has not changed the world, but the way of understanding the world.As in an old film noir, an unexpected phone call sets in motion a series of events that will significantly alter the path of my life and career. I can’t be precise...

Prologue: Adventures of a Historian?

Robert A. Rosenstone

Robert A. Rosenstone is Professor Emeritus of History at California Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventures of a Postmodern Historian : Living and Writing the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Study the historian before you begin to study the facts.Adventures of a historian? An odd idea, don’t you think? I mean it’s not normally a concept you would attach to the life of a sober academic, especially one like yours truly who may...

Postmodern Theory with Historical Intent

Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...We are living in a moment of thin historicization. What I mean by this is the tendency to use historical narrative structure or context as an explanatory scaffold with little or no reflection on the way that the historical narrative...

Japan: Mirror in the Shrine

Robert A. Rosenstone

Robert A. Rosenstone is Professor Emeritus of History at California Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventures of a Postmodern Historian : Living and Writing the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...It is because the Far-East holds up a mirror to our civilization … because by her very oddities, as they strike us at first, we truly learn to criticize, examine, and realize our own way of doing things, that she is so interesting...

Epilogue: Stories from the Past

Robert A. Rosenstone

Robert A. Rosenstone is Professor Emeritus of History at California Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventures of a Postmodern Historian : Living and Writing the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...What experience and history teach is this—that people and governments never have learned anything from history.I didn’t come across this quotation from the famed German philosopher until a couple of years ago. You can find it near...

Soviet Union: Romantic Revolutionary

Robert A. Rosenstone

Robert A. Rosenstone is Professor Emeritus of History at California Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventures of a Postmodern Historian : Living and Writing the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This class struggle sure plays hell with your poetry. The epigraph says it all. Art and revolution. Two of the unspoken fantasies of my younger days, with the other two easily implied. Sidewalk cafes in foreign cities, hotel rooms...

The Transformation of Historical Time

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon is Research Fellow and Board Member of the Centre for Theories in Historical Research at Bielefeld University, Germany. 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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...The question of historical time today Philosophy of history is dead, so we are told. It died multiple deaths in the early postwar period, at the hands of both philosophers and historians. In a certain sense, it is hardly...

Spain: Crusade of the Left

Robert A. Rosenstone

Robert A. Rosenstone is Professor Emeritus of History at California Institute of Technology, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adventures of a Postmodern Historian : Living and Writing the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...* It was a hot day with a clear, blue sky, and we hiked around the fields of the Jarama river valley where the Americans … fought, sat in the old trenches, looked across at distant ridges and tried to imagine what it would...

Hayden White and Non-Non-Histories

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Hayden White has generally, though not always, refrained from obtruding his tastes in historiography into his analyses of it, and thus has seldom directly told us what they are. He professes a relativism that precludes the usual objections...

Posthumanist History

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume IV : Challenges and Criticisms: From the 1990s to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Since the late 1990s, the humanities and social sciences have been going through major changes caused by a decline of poststructuralist influence and the end of postmodernism, symbolically marked by 9/11 (Bachman-Medick 2016...