Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds. This invaluable resource offers reading lists of contemporary and classic non-fiction history books and historical fiction, covering all time periods throughout the world, and including practically all manner of human endeavors. Every book included is hand-selected as an entertaining and enlightening read! Organized by appeal characteristics, this book will help readers zero in on the history books they will like best—for instance, titles that emphasize character, tell a specific type of historical story, convey a mood, or are presented in a particular setting. Every book listed has been recommended based on the author's research, and has proved to be a satisfying and worthwhile read. Provides succinct, accessible overview information to make finding the right book efficient Selectively arranges the most interesting books into lists that will entice readers to return to reading about the past Organizes lists in sections based on appeal features of character, setting, story, language, and mood
Reading Lists for Every Taste Tina Frolund. philosophically inclined books about design, architecture, and place. For another intriguing look at the history and design of an essential tool, read The Pencil (1992) by Henry Petroski.
Author: Tina Frolund
A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them. It also discusses genre, bias (political and otherwise) and how to read history books between the lines. Written for undergraduates, intro graduate students and anyone with an informed interest in the subject, How to Read a History Book demonstrates that, rather than being objects that fall from the sky, history books are actually socially-constructed artifacts reflecting all the contradictions of modern meritocratic capitalism.
The Hidden History Of History Marshall T. Poe ... But if you do read history books, then let me explain why you should read it. I've been reading, writing, and talking with people about history for a quarter of a century.
Author: Marshall T. Poe
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Although marginal as a political force, anarchist ideas developed in Britain into a political tradition. This book explores this lost history, offering a new appraisal of the work of Kropotkin and Read, and examining the ways in which they endeavoured to articulate a politics fit for the particular challenges of Britain's modern history.
His reading of history, to quote that influential anatomist of the Whig mentality Herbert Butterfield, offered 'a story which is the ratification if not the glorification of the present' emphasising 'certain principles of progress in ...
Author: M. Adams
Category: Political Science
The collection of papers in this volume consists of the communications made to the Section of Legal History (Via) of the International Congress of Historical Studies held in London in April iqi , All the papers read in the Section have ...
Author: Paul Vinogradoff
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.
2 Greg Dening, 'Reading to write', in Marion Halligan, ed., Storykeepers (Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove, 2001), 33. 3 Benedetto Croce, History: Its theory and practice, trans. Douglas Ainslie (New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1921), 11–26, ...
Author: A. Curthoys
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Author: Archibald Robertson
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Now in its second edition, How to Read Texts introduces students to key critical approaches to literary texts and offers a practical introduction for students developing their own critical and close-reading skills. Written in a lively, jargon-free style, it explains critical concepts, approaches and ideas including: - Debates around critical theory - The role of history and context - The links between creativity and criticism - The relationship between author, reader and text. The new edition now includes guidance on analysing a range of multi-media texts, including film and online media as well as the purely literary. In addition to new practical examples, readings, exercises and 'checkpoints' that help students to build confidence in their own critical readings of both primary and secondary texts, the book now also offers guidance on writing fully-formed critical essays and tips for independent research. Comprehensively updated and revised throughout, How to Read Texts is an indispensible guide for students making the transition to university study.
Creatively exploring close reading Reading closely in practice 1: William Blake, 'The Tyger' Reading closely in ... Reading genre and literary/cultural history Types of context Genre Using genre Reading generically: just what is ...
Author: Neil McCaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
A Standard Reference for genealogists and historians of Delaware. Originally published in 1888, this work is a genealogist¿s history in that it is not a general interpretative history but a compendium of facts and names. Most of this work covers hundred (county sub-division) by hundred the early land owners, business owners, church leaders, county officials, and others. There are occasional sketches of early families.Originally published in two volumes, we include a third volume which gives a complete index. The original index left many of the names of persons and organizations buried in the text, typical of the personal histories of the late 19th century.
One of the latter's brothers, William Read, six times mayor of Reading, was member of Parliament for Reading in 1453, ... The historical American branch retained the ancient form which the name had when it left England, and it figures ...
Author: John Thomas Scharf
Ressourcement Theology: A Sourcebook offers a collection of texts previously unavailable in English from leading Dominicans and Jesuits, who initiated a movement for renewal that contributed to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In the last decade, theologians have undertaken a serious reappraisal of the contribution of Ressourcement theology to 20th century theology in the Catholic tradition and beyond. This 'return to Ressourcement' has resulted in many of the principal texts being translated into English and (re-)issued, ensuring their accessibility to scholars across the globe. Despite this, many of the earliest documents relating to the history of Ressourcement theology are unavailable to most English-speaking scholars, as they are largely journal articles and book chapters published in French. Patricia Kelly has selected the most significant texts that so far have been unavailable in English, including the controversial piece by Jean-Marie LeBlond ('The Analogy of Truth') that was condemned in the 1950s by the Vatican, as well as the response to Labourdette's attack on LeBlond, penned anonymously by a group of Jesuits. All of these documents will help students and scholars to engage deeply with the history of the Ressourcement movement and its relevance for the developments of the Catholic tradition.
This is linked to a second and interdependent achievement of the modern mind: that of the sense of history and of the ... in Lacordaire's comment that 'the eighteenth century was too young for history: it read history as a child and, ...
Author: Patricia Kelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This surprising study draws together the disparate fields of postcolonial theory and book history in a challenging and illuminating way. Robert Fraser proposes that we now look beyond the traditional methods of the Anglo-European bibliographic paradigm, and learn to appreciate instead the diversity of shapes that verbal expression has assumed across different societies. This change of attitude will encourage students and researchers to question developmentally conceived models of communication, and move instead to a re-formulation of just what is meant by a book, an author, a text. Fraser illustrates his combined approach with comparative case studies of print, script and speech cultures in South Asia and Africa, before panning out to examine conflicts and paradoxes arising in parallel contexts. The re-orientation of approach and the freshness of view offered by this volume will foster understanding and creative collaboration between scholars of different outlooks, while offering a radical critique to those identified in its concluding section as purveyors of global literary power.
Both focus on West Africa, both address the phenomenon ofa 'reading culture', and both – so it seems to me – illustrate just how deeply the assumptions of Euro-American book history and criticism have sunk into the minds of commentators ...
Author: Robert Fraser
Category: Business & Economics