Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography

Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography

by Kenneth R. Stunkel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415573327

ISBN-13: 2900415573329

Pub. Date: 07/15/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography introduces some of the most important works ever written by those who have sought to understand, capture, query and interpret the past. The works covered include texts from ancient times to the present day and from different cultural traditions ensuring a wide variety of schools, methods and ideas are

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Fifty Key Works of History and Historiography introduces some of the most important works ever written by those who have sought to understand, capture, query and interpret the past. The works covered include texts from ancient times to the present day and from different cultural traditions ensuring a wide variety of schools, methods and ideas are introduced. Each of the fifty texts represents at least one of six broad categories:

  • Early examples of historiography (e.g. Herodotus and Augustine)
  • Non-western works (e.g. Shaddad and Fukuzawa)
  • ‘Critical’ historiography (e.g. Mabillon and Ranke)
  • History of minorities, neglected groups or subjects (e.g. Said and Needham)
  • Broad sweeps of history (e.g. Mumford and Hofstadter)
  • Problematic or unconventional historiography (e.g. Foucault and White)

Each of the key works is introduced in a short essay written in a lively and engaging style which provides the ideal preparation for reading the text itself. Complete with a substantial introduction to the field, this book is the perfect starting point for anyone new to the study of history or historiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900415573329
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

Introduction Greece 1.The Persian Wars (Herodotus) 2.History of the Peloponnesian War (Thucydides) Rome 3.Lives of the Caesars (Suetonius) 4.The Jugurthine War (Sallust) Judaism and Christianity 5.The Jewish War (Flavius Josephus) 6.The City of God (St. Augustine) Byzantium 7.Secret History (Procopius) Islam 8.The Rare and Excellent History of Saladin (Baha’ al Din Ibn Shaddad) Middle Ages 9.Anglo-Saxon Chronicles (Anonymous) 10.The Life of Saint Louis (Jean de Joinville) Renaissance Europe 11.Discourse on the Forgery of the Alleged Donation of Constantine (Lorenzo Valla) 12.Method for the Easy Comprehension of History (Jean Bodin) Reformation Europe 13.Historical and Critical Dictionary (Pierre Bayle) 14.On Diplomatics (Jean Mabillon) Eighteenth Century Europe 15.The Age of Louis XIV (Voltaire) 16.History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edward Gibbon) 17.Reflections on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind (Johann Herder) Nineteenth Century Europe 18.History of the Popes, Their Church and State (Leopold von Ranke) 19.Mohammed and Charlemagne (Henri Pirenne) 20.Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (Jacob Burckhardt) 21.Popular Account of Discoveries at Nineveh (Austen Henry Layard) 22.History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe (William Lecky) 23.The Life of Jesus Critically Examined (David Friedrich Strauss) 24.Inaugural Lecture on the Study of History (John Dalberg-Acton) 25.The Provinces of the Roman Empire (Theodor Mommsen) China 26.Tai Chen on Mencius: Explorations in Words and Meanings (Tai Chen) 27.Traditional Government in Imperial China: A Critical Analysis (Ch’ien Mu) Japan 28.An Outline of a Theory of Civilization (Fukuzawa Yukichi) 29.The Culture of the Meiji Era (Irokawa Daikichi) India 30.Culture, Ideology,Hegemony: Intellectuals and Social Consciousness in Colonial India (K.N. Panikkar) 31.Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency in Colonial India (Ranajit Guha) Africa 32.The African Experience (Vincent Khapoya) 33.Pan African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (Hakim Adi and Marika Sherwood) Twentieth Century Europe and America 34.The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Max Weber) 35.The Great Chain of Being (Arthur Lovejoy) 36.Technics and Civilization (Lewis Mumford) 37.Religion and the Decline of Magic (Keith Thomas) 38.The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers (Carl Becker) 39.The Grand Titration: Science and Society in East and West (Joseph Needham) 40.The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History (Gerda Lerner) 41.The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It (Richard Hofstadter) 42.Inventing Human Rights: A History (Lynn Hunt) 43.The Hour of Our Death (Philippe Ariès) 44.Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution (Christopher Hill) 45.From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans (John Hope Franklin) 46.Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Edward Said) 47.The History of Sexuality: Introduction (Michel Foucault) 48.Young man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History (Erik Erikson) 49.Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Hayden White) 50.The World of Odysseus (M. I. Finley)

 

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