The Landscape of History How Historians Map the Past

Written By John Lewis Gaddis
The Landscape of History How Historians Map the Past
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 14 November 2002
  • ISBN : 0195066529
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 3 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Landscape of History How Historians Map the Past written by John Lewis Gaddis which was release on 14 November 2002, this book published by Oxford University Press, USA. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History provides a searching look at the historian's craft, as well as a strong argument for why a historical consciousness should matter to us today.Gaddis points out that while the historical method is more sophisticated than most historians realize, it doesn't require unintelligible prose to explain. Like cartographers mapping landscapes, historians represent what they can never replicate. In doing so, they combine the techniques of artists, geologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary biologists. Their approaches parallel, in intriguing ways, the new sciences of chaos, complexity, and criticality. They don't much resemble what happens in the social sciences, where the pursuit of independent variables functioning with static systems seems increasingly divorced from the world as we know it. So who's really being scientific and who isn't? This question too is one Gaddis explores, in ways that are certain to spark interdisciplinary controversy.Written in the tradition of Marc Bloch and E.H. Carr, The Landscape of History is at once an engaging introduction to the historical method for beginners, a powerful reaffirmation of it for practitioners, a startling challenge to social scientists, and an effective skewering of post-modernist claims that we can't know anything at all about the past. It will be essential reading for anyone who reads, writes, teaches, or cares about history.

The Landscape of History How Historians Map the Past

The Landscape of History How Historians Map the Past
  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002-11-14
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History provides ...

Historical Geography GIScience and Textual Analysis

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  • Author : Charles Travis,Francis Ludlow,Ferenc Gyuris
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2020-04-16
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : This book illustrates how literature, history and geographical analysis complement and enrich each other’s disciplinary endeavors. The Hun-Lenox Globe, constructed in 1510, contains the Latin phrase 'Hic sunt dracones' ('Here be dragons'), warning sailors of the dangers of drifting into uncharted waters. Nearly half a millennium earlier, the practice of ‘...

The Landscape of History

The Landscape of History
  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History provides ...

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George Eliot and the Landscape of Time
  • Author : Mary Wilson Carpenter
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01
  • Total pages : 260
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : Carpenter discusses apocalytptic narrative schemes in Romola, Adam Bede, Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, and The Legend of Jubal. In the context of nineteenth-century British interpretation of the prophesies, this study reveals an unsuspected visionary poetics in Eliot's writings and demonstrates that her later works rewrite Protestant apocalyptics in both romantic and ...

Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

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  • Author : Marc Treib,Luigi Latini
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects centered in the area ...

The Landscape of Time

The Landscape of Time
  • Author : Mary Wilson Carpenter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 584
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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  • Author : Geoffrey Jellicoe,Susan Jellicoe
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : Examining ways that letters of the alphabet have been assigned value in political, spiritual, and religious belief systems through the ages, a volume filled with rare images draws on a variety of sources to explore the history of written language. BOMC & QPB Alt. Reader's Subscription Main....

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  • Author : Rebecca A Carte
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Total pages : 179
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : "This monograph sheds new light on Spanish exploration and expansion in the regions of present-day Durango, Sonora, Chihuahua, Arizona, and New Mexico in the sixteenth century by providing a detailed analysis of an important yet woefully understudied text"--Provided by publisher....

The Landscape of Industry

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  • Author : Judith Alfrey,Catherine Clark
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-20
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : The Landscape of Industry is an integrated study which establishes a method for the analysis of complex industrial landscapes. Based on a study of the Ironbridge Gorge, the authors consider a range of material evidence, combining archaeological appraisal of the landscape with analysis of its characteristic settlement patterns and built ...

The Landscape of Stalinism

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  • Author : Jevgeni Dobrenko,Evgeny Dobrenko,Eric Naiman
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 315
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : This wide-ranging cultural history explores the expression of Bolshevik Party ideology through the lens of landscape, or, more broadly, space. In painting, architecture, literature, cinema, and song, images of landscape were enlisted to help mold the masses into joyful, hardworking citizens of a state with a radiant, utopian future. From ...

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  • Author : Edward Denison
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : This book explores China’s encounter with architecture and modernity in the tumultuous epoch before Communism – an encounter that was mediated not by a singular notion of modernism emanating from the west, but that was uniquely multifarious, deriving from a variety of sources both from the west and, importantly, from ...

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  • Author : Geoffrey Ashe,Simon McBride
  • Publisher : Michael Joseph
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 191
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : THE CLOSE PARTNERSHIP OF WRITER AND PHOTOGRAPHER HAS RESULTED IN THIS FASCINATING APPROACH TO ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS OF LEGENDS. ADVANCES IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE REAPPRAISAL OF DOCUMENTS HAS OPENED UP NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR ALL WHO GO IN QUEST OF ITS RICH MYTHOLOGY AND FOR THE MILLIONS OF READERS ...

On Grand Strategy

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  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : For over two decades, a select group of students at Yale University has been admitted into the year-long 'Grand Strategy' seminar taught by John Lewis Gaddis and Paul Kennedy. The purpose of the seminar is to furnish these students with a grounding in strategic decision-making in the face of crisis, ...

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Places  Paths and Persons
  • Author : Catherine Lucy Allerton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : Download or read online Places Paths and Persons written by Catherine Lucy Allerton, published by which was released on 2001. Get Places Paths and Persons Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Studies in Nepali History and Society

Studies in Nepali History and Society
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0195066529
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Summary : Download or read online Studies in Nepali History and Society written by , published by which was released on 1999. Get Studies in Nepali History and Society Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....