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Past, Present, and Future

Theories of History : History Read across the Humanities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Introduction: Historicism In the much renowned year of 1968 I spent my summer vacation in Bordeaux with acquaintances of my parents. They had a summer residence at the Bay of Arcachon, where we did a lot of swimming and sailing. One...

The White Man’s World

Dane Kennedy

Dane Kennedy is Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University and Director of the National History Center, USA. His recent publications include How Empire Shaped Us (with Antoinette Burton, 2016), Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction (2016), and The Last Blank Spaces: Exploring Africa and Australia (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Imperial History Wars : Debating the British Empire

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...One of the most important developments in British imperial historiography over the past decade or so has been the renewed interest in the so-called white settler colonies. These colonies and their inhabitants have become the subject of two...

What Is History and Why Does It Matter?

Beverley Southgate

Beverley Southgate is Reader Emeritus in History of Ideas at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction Everyone knows, surely, that history is simply “the story of the past,” and that the reason it matters is that we can all learn from that past. So at the time of history’s origins in the fifth century BCE, the Greek historian...