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"The second volume in the OUP/National History Center series, Reinterpreting History, this book offers an incisive look at how interpretations of the Atlantic world have changed over time and from a variety of national perspectives..."
"...is a collection of essays on the configuration of history as text, including the visual, with a particular focus on the performance of historical plots. Contributors include distinguished scholars from parts of the world as far apart as Toronto and Istambul, Singapur and Cardiff, or Berlin and Alicante, in all walks of academic life, from emeritus professors to recent PhDs..."
"In History and Its Limits, Dominick LaCapra addresses some of the most important issues facing intellectual and cultural historians today (our understanding of violence, current trends in animal studies, and the place of theory in history) and does so in a way that is provocative, engaging, and instructive. The essays are far ranging but LaCapra's insights are exact and he proves a sure guide through complex ethical terrain..."
"Marozzi notes that Herodotus was the first historian, travel writer, anthropologist, political theorist, foreign correspondent, and prose stylist. During the classical age of the fifth century BC, Herodotus wrote the first history text, known as the Histories. Marozzi calls it a masterpiece on the grandest scale, a chronological history of the Persian wars..." - Booklist
Writing Contemporary History brings together some of the world's most pre-eminent historians to discuss the core issues confronting students of contemporary history today. Tackling ten key questions of current historiographical debate, each chapter sets in parallel and in opposition the contributions of two scholars..."
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