Writing Contemporary History
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Writing Contemporary History by Robert Gildea
Book DescriptionWriting 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. Questions include: Does gender history have a future? When does colonial history end? What is cultural history now about? This volume takes to heart the central rationale of the Writing History series, namely to combine theoretical reflection with the practice of producing historical texts. It introduces the reader to a variety of important theoretical approaches in the field of contemporary history writing and asks how these approaches have shaped historical writing in this important sub-discipline. Writing Contemporary History is an invaluable introduction to the central debates that have shaped the field of contemporary history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780340950005
(240mm x 162mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Gildea
Fighters in the Shadows, Paperback (July 2016)
The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. The author returns to the testimonies of those involved, asking who they were, and what compelled them to take the terrible risks they did, bringing to the fore stories of the women resisters, whom history has neglected.
Europe's 1968, Hardback (May 2013)
A new and exciting study of "Europe's 1968" based on the rich oral histories of nearly 500 former activists collected by an international team of historians across fourteen countries. Throws new light on moments and movements which both united and divided the activists of Europe's 1968.
Surviving Hitler and Mussolini, Paperback (April 2007)
Examining how far everyday life was possible in a situation of total war and brutal occupation, this book's theme is the social experience of occupation in German- and Italian-occupied Europe, and in particular the strategies ordinary people developed in order to survive. It adopts a comparative approach, and also discusses the Second World War.
Barricades and Borders, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Robert Gildea
This is a survey of European history, from the coup d'etat of Napoleon, to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo. It concentrates on the twin themes of revolution and nationalism, which often combined, but which increasingly became rival creeds.
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Author Biography - Robert Gildea
Robert Gildea is Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of The Past in French History (New Haven and London, Yale University Press), Marianne in chains. In Search of the German Occupation , 1940--1944 (London, Macmillan, 2002) and Children of the Revolution. The French, 1799--1914 (London, Allen Lane, 2008). He is currently directing an international research project on militants in Europe in 1965--75 entitled 'Around 1968: Activism, Networks, Trajectories'. Anne Simonin is Senior Researcher at the French National Scientific Center, appointed at the Maison Francaise d'Oxford for the last three years. Her recent publications included : "L'ecrivain, l'editeur et les mauvaises moeurs" in Boris Gobille and alii (ed), Mai Juin 68, Paris, Editions de l'Atelier, 2008, 411--427; "Le droit au mensonge: comment dire le vrai pendant la guerre d'Algerie", in Luc Boltanski and alii (ed), Affaires, scandales et grandes causes. De Socrate a Pinochet, Paris, Stock, 2007, 249--277. Her L'Honneur dans la Republique. Une histoire de l'indignite de la Revolution francaise aux annees cinquante will be published by Grasset in 2008.
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