The Course of German History

A Survey of the Development of German History Since 1815

Author: Alan John Percivale Taylor

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: History

Page: 281

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One of the most famous and controversial works by possibly the highest profile historian of the twentieth century.

The Use and Abuse of History

Or How the Past is Taught to Children

Author: Director of Studies in Social Science Marc Ferro

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 698

Use and Abuse of History has become a key text of current historiography; this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history. Engaging and challenging, this book confronts the reader with the many 'histories' that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China. This title has now been extensively revised by Marc Ferro, a well respected historian, and presents the different narratives that constitute the histories of countries as diverse as India, Iran, Trinidad and the United States makes for fascinating reading in their own right. What makes this book so valuable, though, is what these narratives tell us about the societies which create them – how much is history distorted in order to condition the minds of those who are taught it? Use and Abuse of History appeals to anyone with a general interested in history.

The Century of Revolution


Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 368

View: 429

There is an immense range of books about the English Civil War, but one historian stands head and shoulders above all others for the quality of his work on the subject. In 1961 Christopher Hill first published what has come to be acknowledged as the best concise history of the period, Century of Revolution. Stimulating, vivid and provocative, his graphic depiction of the turbulent era examines ordinary English men and women as well as kings and queens.

Imperial Germany 1850-1918

Author: Edgar Feuchtwanger

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 256

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Imperial Germany focuses on the domestic political developments of the period, putting them into context through a balanced guide to the economic and social background, culture and foreign policy. This important study explores the tensions caused within an empire which was formed through war, against the prevailing liberal spirit of the age and poses many questions among them: * Was the desire to unify Germany the cause of the aggressive foreign policy leading to the First World War? * To what extent was Bismarck's Second Reich the forerunner of Hitler's Third? * Did Bismarck's authoritarian rule permanently hinder the political development of Germany? Recent debates raised by German scholarship are made accessible to English speaking readers, and the book summarises the important controversies and competing interpretations of imperial German history.

A History of Civilization: 1648 to the present




Category: Civilization

Page: 752

View: 169

Extensively illustrated and exceptionally appealing in its narrative style, this best-selling, classic survey of the history of Western civilization - with emphasis on Western European societies - offers a short, crisp, and balanced presentation of traditional and "new" subjects, approaches, and controversies, and shows throughout how the historian goes about the craft of research, interpretation, and writing. The book is available in a variety of volume splits to accommodate different lesson lengths. It includes extracts from historical and contemporary sources and documents, discussions on "doing history," and detailed timelines.

History of Civilization

1648 to the Present

Author: Robin W. Winks

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: History

Page: 576

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