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The Abuse of History

Antoon De Baets

Antoon De Baets is Professor of History, Ethics, and Human Rights at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction Most would agree that history, if written responsibly, is characterized by two ineluctable duties, one epistemological, the other ethical: the duties of accuracy and sincerity. Responsible history understood as accurate...

Introduction: European Perspectives in Global History? Recent Development in Practicing Global History across the European Continent

Matthias Middell

Matthias Middell is Professor of Global History and Director of the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He is the co-editor of The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History (2015) and co-author of Transnational Challenges to National History Writing (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...A recent global turn in historiography Although world and universal histories have been written since the first historiographies were embarked upon, Hervé...

Indian Summer and Long Winter

Chris Wrigley

C.J. Wrigley is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of numerous books including 'A.J.P. Taylor: A Complete Annotated Bibliography and Guide to His Historical and Other Writings'. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A.J.P. Taylor : Radical Historian of Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...The arrival of Éva at Twisden Road in April 1978 rejuvenated Alan Taylor. He was acutely aware that she had great expectations of an intellectual social life in London, with part of it centred around him. His love for her, his wish to try...

Mellow Elder Statesman

Chris Wrigley

C.J. Wrigley is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of numerous books including 'A.J.P. Taylor: A Complete Annotated Bibliography and Guide to His Historical and Other Writings'. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A.J.P. Taylor : Radical Historian of Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...After 1965 Alan Taylor seemed to many people to have mellowed. The storm over The Origins of the Second World War had lessened and English History 1914–1945 was received mostly with warm acclaim. He was no longer competing within Oxford...

History as a Scam: Confrontation and Resentment between Archaeology and History

Theories of History : History Read across the Humanities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Archaeology of a historical period is prehistory with one more problem. See H. J. Franken , “The Problem of Identification in Biblical...

War and Wider Recognition 1938–48

Chris Wrigley

C.J. Wrigley is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of numerous books including 'A.J.P. Taylor: A Complete Annotated Bibliography and Guide to His Historical and Other Writings'. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A.J.P. Taylor : Radical Historian of Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...From 1938 Alan Taylor enjoyed dividing his working life on an Oxford–London axis. He later wrote that ‘if I had stayed in Manchester I should never have achieved anything except a few academic books. Without the contacts I made in London...

History without a Cause?

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Among the many historical conventions that went out of fashion in the wake of the linguistic and/or cultural turn was the grand explanatory narrative rooted in an interpretive tradition that typically traced an arc from causes...

The Classicist

Hugh Trevor-Roper : The Historian

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...This chapter is based on my essay ‘The Classicism of Hugh Trevor-Roper’, Cambridge Classical Journal (2015). Full acknowledgements are given there. Here I should like to thank Cambridge University Press for permission to reprint a shortened...

The Role of Professional Historical Scholarship in the Creation and Distortion of Memory

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume III : Scientific Models: From the West to the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...In this paper I wish to address myself to the specific question of the role professional historians have played in the creation of collective memories. Memory takes on many different forms and expresses itself in different ways—in symbols...

Philippe de Mézières

Karl Peeter Valk

Karl Peeter Valk is a PhD student at Sorbonne Université, France, and at Tallinn University, Estonia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction The life and work of Philippe de Mézières (1327–1405) offer us a window into the intellectual world of the second half of fourteenth-century Europe, a troubled period dominated by conflicts such as the Hundred Years’ War...