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The French Idea of History
Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794–1854
Carolina Armenteros
Maistre emerges from this deeply learned book as the crucial bridge between the Enlightenment and the historicized thought of the nineteenth century.



Terror and Greatness
Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths
Kevin M. F. Platt
Exploring historical and cultural representations of the two Russian rulers as they shaped and reflected political shifts.



Vico and Naples
The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory
Barbara Ann Naddeo
An intellectual portrait of the Neapolitan philosopher as a figure deeply engaged in the political life of his city.



The Serf, the Knight, and the Historian
Dominique Barthélemy
Dominique Barthélemy presents a sharply revisionist account of the history of France around the year 1000, challenging the traditional view that France underwent a kind of revolution at the millennium which ushered in feudalism.



The Annales School
An Intellectual History
Andre Burguiere
A new approach to the study of history emerged in France in the late 1920s around the history journal Annales d'histoire économique et sociale. The Annales school, as it came to be identified, grew to be the preeminent twentieth-century movement in...



Telling Stories
The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History
Mary Jo Maynes, Jennifer L. Pierce, Barbara Laslett
Explores why and how personal narratives should be used as evidence, and the methods and pitfalls of their use.



Why France?
American Historians Reflect on an Enduring Fascination
A diverse array of historians provide autobiographical essays in which they explore their intellectual, political, and personal engagements with France and its past.



Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages
Barbara H. Rosenwein
This highly original book is both a study of emotional discourse in the Early Middle Ages and a contribution to the debates among historians and social scientists about the nature of human...



"Lazy, Improvident People"
Myth and Reality in the Writing of Spanish History
Ruth MacKay
Since the early modern era, historians and observers of Spain, both within the country and beyond it, have identified a peculiarly Spanish disdain for work, especially manual labor, and have seen it as a primary explanation for that nation's alleged...



The Era of the Witness
Annette Wieviorka
What is the role of survivor testimony in Holocaust remembrance? Today such recollections are considered among the most compelling and important historical sources we have, but this has not always been true. In The Era of the Witness, a concise...



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