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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 27 September 2022
  • ISBN : 0195171578
  • Page : 212 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 4 voters

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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.

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The Landscape of History

The Landscape of History
  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0195171578
GET THIS BOOKThe Landscape of History

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

The Landscape of Historical Memory

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  • Author : Kirk A. Denton
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-01
  • ISBN : 9789888528578
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The Landscape of Historical Memory explores the place of museums and memorial culture in the contestation over historical memory in post–martial law Taiwan. The book is particularly oriented toward the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums. It is framed around the wrangling between the “blue camp” (the Nationalist Party, or KMT, and its supporters) and the “green camp” (Democratic Progressive Party, or DPP, and its supporters) over what

The Landscape of History

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  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : OCLC:740741909
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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
  • ISBN : 9781317080954
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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 of Arezzo, whose style reflected modern­ized traditional models. In the postwar era the office flourished, producing modern gardens of remarkable design and use of plants. In these works, Porcinai

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  • Author : Judith Alfrey,Catherine Clark
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-20
  • ISBN : 9781134967650
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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 forms. The authors consider the shifting relationship between landscape and industry. Industrialisation is itself shaped and constrained by the landscape in which it occurs, and the authors consider the interaction

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  • Author : Ian Hodder
  • Publisher : British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara
  • Release Date : 2020-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781912090754
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This volume reports on the ways in which humans engaged in their material and biotic environments at Çatalhöyük, using a wide range of archaeological evidence. This volume also summarizes work on the skeletal remains recovered from the site, as well as analytical research on isotopes and aDNA.

Capturing the Landscape of New Spain

Capturing the Landscape of New Spain
  • Author : Rebecca A. Carte
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780816531424
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"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 Burden of History

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  • Author : Elizabeth Furniss
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : 0774807113
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This book is an ethnography of the cultural politics of Native/non-Native relations in a small interior BC city -- Williams Lake -- at the height of land claims conflicts and tensions. Furniss analyses contemporary colonial relations in settler societies, arguing that 'ordinary' rural Euro- Canadians exercise power in maintaining the subordination of aboriginal people through 'common sense' assumptions and assertions about history, society, and identity, and that these cultural activities are forces in an ongoing, contemporary system of colonial

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  • Author : Tim Waterman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781000538496
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A collection of short interludes, think pieces, and critical essays on landscape, utopia, philosophy, culture, and food, all written in a highly original and engaging style by academic and theorist Tim Waterman. Exploring power and democracy, and their shaping of public space and public life, taste, etiquette, belief and ritual, and foodways in community and civic life, the book provides a much-needed critical approach to landscape imaginaries. It discusses landscape in its broadest sense, as a descriptor of the relationship

The Landscape of Qualitative Research

The Landscape of Qualitative Research
  • Author : Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S. Lincoln
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781412957588
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Private Management and Public Policy is a landmark work at the intersection of business and society. First published in 1975, it focuses on the management processes that companies use to respond to social issues. The text develops the "principle of public responsibility" as an alternative to the notion that firms have unlimited accountability. And, it presents one of the first systems-based approaches to corporate responsibility, providing theoretical support for business involvement in public policy. Arguably, the book's major contribution is its

The Relations of History and Geography

The Relations of History and Geography
  • Author : Henry Clifford Darby,G. K. Darby
  • Publisher : University of Exeter Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : 0859896994
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This set of twelve previously unpublished essays on historical geography written by Darby in the 1960s explains the basis of his ideas. The essays are divided into three quartets of studies relating to England, France and the United States.

The Gospel of Matthew on the Landscape of Antiquity

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  • Author : Edwin K. Broadhead
  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Release Date : 2017-07-13
  • ISBN : 3161544544
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The Gospel of Matthew is an oeuvre mouvante (a work in process), and the dynamics of this process are essential to its identity and function. This understanding of the Gospel of Matthew stands in distinction from the long history of research centered on Matthew the author and his design for the gospel. Focused instead on tradition history-the history of composition and transmission-Edwin K. Broadhead's approach keeps open the dialectical engagements and the conflicting voices intrinsic to the Gospel of Matthew.

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  • Author : Katia Savrami
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781527543331
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This volume critically discusses dance’s role as an art form in modern Greek society, exploring both ethnographic and cross-cultural issues. The contents of the book unfold in parallel and intertwining dialogues and discourses incorporating reflections on philosophical and scientific subjects and experiences relating to dance. The investigation places ballet, modern and contemporary dance within the Greek context, and juxtaposes these genres with international dance making. It also uncovers the factors that have affected the development of dance practices in

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  • Author : Regino Zamora,Marc Oliva
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-06-09
  • ISBN : 9783030942199
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This book covers the landscape, geography and environment of the Sierra Nevada in Spain. The Sierra Nevada hosted the last glaciers in southern Europe. Today, it is one of the most important centers of plant diversity in the western Mediterranean and one of the most outstanding in Europe. This massif has ideal conditions to analyze past environments as well as the effects of global change on ecosystems. This can be seen in the large number of projects that are being

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  • Author : Jeremy Agnew
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781476679518
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Western films have often been tributes to place and setting, with the magnificent backdrops mirroring the wildness of the narratives. As the splendid outdoor scenery of Westerns could not be found on a studio back lot or on a Hollywood sound stage, the movies have been filmed in the wide open spaces of the American West and beyond. This book chronicles the history of filming Westerns on location, from shooting on the East Coast in the early 1900s; through the