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The Historian

The Historian Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 1995
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Who Is the Historian

Who Is the Historian  Book
Author : Nigel A. Raab
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2016-01-07
ISBN : 144263572X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today's students are questioning why they should take courses in the humanities and social sciences. Using a conversational voice, Raab provides an answer by explaining the role of the historian and what she or he does. Fully cognizant that most students will not become historians in universities, Raab provides examples of people who use their historical educations in other environments. Each chapter describes a specific aspect of "doing history," beginning with the spaces where historians work (e.g. archives). Readers are then introduced to the material with which historians work (primary sources) and the collaborations that exist between historians, librarians, and archivists. Raab also explores the impact of the digital age on historical work, the particular skillset imparted to those with an education in history, and the relationship between history and the humanities.

The Historian

The Historian Book
Author : Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2005-06-01
ISBN : 9780759513839
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

The Historian

The Historian Book
Author : Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2010-06-24
ISBN : 0748122796
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this internationally bestselling novel, the author of The Swan Thieves has 'refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling...late-night page-turner' - San Francisco Chronicle Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to 'My dear and unfortunate successor'. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history. In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright - a hunt for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the Dracula myth. Deciphering obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions, and evading terrifying adversaries, one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions - a captivating tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful - and utterly unforgettable. 'Quite extraordinary....Kostova is a natural storyteller....She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner' - San Francisco Chronicle 'Filled with fascinating details of archaic vampire lore, the splendours of the Ottoman Empire and the beauty of the Romanian countryside' - Times Literary Supplement

The Historian

The Historian Book
Author : Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2005-06-01
ISBN : 075951383X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself-to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign-and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages.Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions-and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers-one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful-and utterly unforgettable.

The Historian s Craft

The Historian s Craft Book
Author : Marc Bloch
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780719032929
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Historian and Film

The Historian and Film Book
Author : Paul Smith,Cambridge University Press
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1976-01-29
ISBN : 9780521209922
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Film is increasingly engaging the attention of students of history at all levels. In its manifold forms from the newsreel to the 'feature', it is a major source of evidence for, and an important influence upon, contemporary history, and a vivid means of bringing the recent past to life. For earlier periods, it provides a medium in which the often widely dispersed visual evidences of the past can be brought together for the student. It offers the historian a new form in which to interpret and present his subject, and, as television has shown, it is by far the most important vehicle for the presentation of history to mass audiences. The analysis of its content and impact and the exploration of its uses are especially fitted to bring history into an interdisciplinary relationship with other fields, from sociology to the visual arts.

Economics and the Historian

Economics and the Historian Book
Author : Thomas G. Rawski,Susan B. Carter,Jon S. Cohen,Stephen Cullenberg,Richard Sutch
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1996-04-03
ISBN : 9780520910867
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These essays provide a thorough introduction to economics for historians. The authors, all eminent scholars, show how to use economic thinking, economic models, and economic methods to enrich historical research. They examine such vital issues as long-term trends, institutions, labor—including an engaging dialogue between a labor historian and a labor economist—international affairs, and money and banking. Scholars and teachers of history will welcome this volume as an introduction and guide to economics, a springboard for their own research, and a lively and provocative source of collateral reading for students at every level. The combined research experience of these authors encompasses many varieties of economics and covers a kaleidoscopic array of nations, subjects, and time periods. All are expert in presenting the insights and complexities of economics to nonspecialist audiences.

The Historian

The Historian Book
Author : Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Release : 2009-09-01
ISBN : 9780316070638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself-to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign-and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages.Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions-and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers-one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful-and utterly unforgettable.

The Social Responsibility of the Historian

The Social Responsibility of the Historian Book
Author : François Bédarida
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9781571818966
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At a time when the problems of the past have come to haunt many societies, the question of the social responsibility of the scientist and scholar, and of the historian in particular, has also once again become a topical one. In this volume seven internationally known historians consider this important question. DIOGENES LIBRARY

Film and the Historian

Film and the Historian Book
Author : Philip Gillett
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2019-05-13
ISBN : 1527534502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Films are not just for audiences: historians of the twentieth century have much to learn from them. A film exposes the attitudes and unconsidered trifles that people took for granted and which were not considered worth recording elsewhere. This volume surveys British cinema from the final days of the Second World War to the early 1970s, exploring societal change across a range of topics including housing, the countryside, psychiatry and the law. This provides a basis for cross-cultural comparisons, with many issues deserving of further research being highlighted. The films discussed range from the well-known Odd Man Out to the forgotten It’s Hard to be Good.

The Historian At Work

The Historian At Work Book
Author : John Cannon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-24
ISBN : 1317284313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume, originally published in 1980 discusses the way in which distinguished historians such as Gibbon, Ranke, Macaulay, De Tocqueville, Marx, Maitland, Bloch, Namier, Wheeler, Butterfield and Braudel have regarded and tackled their discipline. As well as chapters by individual authors who are experts on their chosen historian, there is a substantial introduction by the editor which serves as the basis for a discussion about the problems involved in the writing of history.

The Serf the Knight and the Historian

The Serf  the Knight  and the Historian Book
Author : Dominique Barthélemy
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780801475603
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dominique Barthélemy presents a sharply revisionist account of the history of France around the year 1000, challenging the traditional view that France underwent a kind of revolution at the millennium which ushered in feudalism. --Paul Hyams, Cornell University "Times Literary Supplement"

Theopompus The Historian

Theopompus The Historian Book
Author : Gordon Spencer Shrimpton
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780773508378
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Theopompus the Historian, Gordon Shrimpton critically examines the direct evidence concerning the life and lost works of Theopompus of Chios, the fourth-century BC historian and orator, providing the first comprehensive study of the man and his work. In a translation of the fragments (the surviving citations of Theopompus' work) and of the testimonies (the references made to Theopompus' work by other writers), he makes available all that remains of Theopompus' writings.

The Historian and the Bible

The Historian and the Bible Book
Author : Philip R. Davies,Diana Vikander Edelman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2011-04-26
ISBN : 0567333523
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lester Grabbe is probably the most distinguished, and certainly the most prolific of historians of ancient Judaism, the author of several standard treatments and the founder of the European Seminar on Historical methodology. He has continued to set the bar for Hebrew Bible scholarship. In this collection some thirty of his distinguished colleagues and friends offer their reflections on the practice and theory of history writing, on the current controversies and topics of major interest. This collection provides an opportunity for scholars of high caliber to consider groundbreaking ideas in light of Grabbe's scholarship and influence. This festschrift offers the reader a unique volume of essays to explore and consider the far-reaching influence of Grabbe on the field of Biblical studies as a whole.

The Historian and Character

The Historian and Character Book
Author : Dom David Knowles
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2008-10-30
ISBN : 9780521088411
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of essays and articles by Dom David Knowles.

The Historian s Conscience

The Historian s Conscience Book
Author : Stuart Macintyre
Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780522851397
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Exploring pivotal questions of their profession, this collection of essays by 13 well-known Australian scholars presents the ethical challenges of researching and writing history. Including contributions from Alan Atkinson, Graeme Davison, Greg Dening, John Hirst, Beverley Kingston, Marilyn Lake, and Iain McCalman, this personally revealing and intellectually provocative introspection discusses such dilemmas as how to handle emotional investments in the subject, control sympathies and biases, and address the responsibilities historians have to both their subject and their audience.

Making History

Making History Book
Author : Jorma Kalela
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 2011-11-18
ISBN : 0230356583
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everyone has a personal connection to the past, independent of historical inquiry. So, what is the role of the historian? Making History argues that historians have damagingly dissociated the discipline of history from the everyday nature of history, defining their work only in scholarly terms. Exploring the relationship between history and society, Kalela makes the case for a more participatory historical research culture, in which historians take account of their role in society and the ways in which history-making as a basic social practice is present in their work. Making History not only asks provocative questions about the role of the historian, it also provides practical guidance for students and historians on planning research projects with greater public impact. This book is vital reading for all historians, lay and professional, and will be an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on historiography and research methods.