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History, Politics, and the Novel
Dominick LaCapra
Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian well versed in literary theory and methodology, here addresses the complex role of the novel in history and criticism, seeking to establish a few guiding principles for the study of the historicity of...

History and Criticism
Dominick LaCapra
"LaCapra offers an intriguing collection of essays to support both his enthusiasm for intellectual history... and his concern about the 'excesses' he finds in techniques and practices of the new social history. Admitting that the essays...

The New Science of Giambattista Vico
Unabridged Translation of the Third Edition (1744) with the addition of "Practic of the New Science"
Giambattista Vico
A pioneering treatise that aroused great controversy when it was first published in 1725, Vico's "New Science" is acknowledged today to be one of the few works of authentic genius in the history of social theory.

Rethinking Intellectual History
Texts, Contexts, Language
Dominick LaCapra
Dominick LaCapra calls for a new view of intellectual history—one that will revitalize the importance of reading and interpreting significant texts. In ten essays, he reformulates the problem of the relation between the "great" texts of the Western...

Historical Sociology
Philip Abrams
This book argues that history and sociology share the same vital preoccupation: the desire to unravel the puzzle of human agency.

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