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Wood
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 399

Wood

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-12-12
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  • Publisher: Polity

Ötzi the iceman could not do without wood when he was climbing his Alpine glacier, nor could medieval cathedral-builders or today's construction companies. From time immemorial, the skill of the human hand has developed by working wood, so much so that we might say that the handling of wood is a basic element in the history of the human body. The fear of a future wood famine became a panic in the 18th century and sparked the beginnings of modern environmentalism. This book traces the cultural history of wood and offers a highly original account of the connection between the raw material and the human beings who benefit from it. Even more, it shows that wood can provide a key for a better un...

What was History?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 319

What was History?

One of the world's leading cultural historians on writing about history in early modern Europe.

On History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

On History

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-05-12
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

The theory and practice of history and its relevance to the modern world, by Britains greatest radical historian.

The Uses of History in Early Modern England
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 449

The Uses of History in Early Modern England

"A superb group of contributors provide by far the best survey ever produced of the uses of the past in early modern England. The essays give the history of both religion and politics their proper place, and put historical writing in the context of other literary activities. Yet the whole is much more than the sum of its parts: a provocation to thought, an invitation to new research, it will prove a landmark volume."--David Wootton, Anniversary Professor of History, University of York "Early modern thinkers used the past in a multitude of complex ways that we have only begun to understand. In this ambitious and wide-ranging collection, a roster of nineteen stellar scholars have made the most important contribution to this subject since F. J. Levy's "Tudor Historical Thought, " first published in 1967."--Robert D. Hume, Evan Pugh Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University

Hearing History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 413

Hearing History

Hearing History is a long-needed introduction to the basic tenets of what is variously termed historical acoustemology, auditory culture, or aural history. Gathering twenty-one of the fields most important writings, this volume will deepen and broaden our understanding of changing perceptions of sound and hearing and the ongoing education of our senses. The essays stimulate thinking on key questions: What is aural history? Why has vision tended to triumph over hearing in historical accounts? How might we begin to reclaim the sounds of the past? With theoretical and practical essays on the history of sound and hearing in Europe and the United States, the book draws on historical approaches ra...

Croatia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 281

Croatia

When in the fourth century the Roman empire split into the Western and Eastern empires, the boundary between the two stretched from the Montenegrin coast up the river Drina to the confluence of the Sava and the Danube and then further north. This boundary has remained virtually unchanged for 1,500 years: the European, Catholic West and the Orthodox East meet on Slav territory. There were, and still are, ethnic similarities between the peoples on either side of the divide, but their culture and history differ fundamentally. The Croats and Croatia, on the western side of the divide, are traditionally linked with Hungarian, Italian, and German regions and Western Europe, and are also influenced...

History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 222

History

Without denying the importance of the postmodernist approach to the narrative form and rhetorical strategies of historiography, the author, one of Germany's most prominent cultural historians, argues here in favor of reason and methodical rationality in history. He presents a broad variety of aspects, factors and developments of historical thinking from the 18th century to the present, thus continuing, in exemplary fashion, the tradition of critical self-reflection in the humanities and looking at historical studies as an important factor of cultural orientation in practical life.

On History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 236

On History

An eminent French historian analyzes the study of history and the nature of time

The History of India from the Earliest Ages
  • Language: en

The History of India from the Earliest Ages

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1874
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Haiti: The Aftershocks of History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

Haiti: The Aftershocks of History

A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long been blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois makes clear, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution—the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebell...