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East German Historians since Reunification
East German Historians since Reunification (July 2017)
A Discipline Transformed
Axel Fair-Schulz - Editor
Mario Kessler - Editor

Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.

With German reunification and the demise of the German Democratic Republic in 1990, East German historians and their traditions of historiography were removed from mainstream discourse in Germany and relegated to the periphery. By the mid-1990s, few GDR-trained historians remained in academia. These developments led to...(Read More)
 
 
The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn
The Commentarial Transformation of the Spring and Autumn (December 2016)
Newell Ann Van Auken - Author

Shows how the text evolved from a non-narrative historical record into a Confucian classic.

The Spring and Autumn is among the earliest surviving Chinese historical records, covering the period 722–479 BCE. It is a curious text: the canonical interpretation claims that it was composed by Confucius and embodies his moral judgments, but this view appears to be contradicted by the brief and dispa...(Read More)
 
 
Figures of Memory
Figures of Memory (June 2016)
The Rhetoric of Displacement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author

Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.

Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to “move” its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building an...(Read More)
 
 
Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy
Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy (June 2013)
Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830
Peter K. J. Park - Author

2016 Frantz Fanon Prize for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought, presented by the Caribbean Philosophical Association

A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.

In this provocative historiography, Peter K. J. Park provides a penetrating account of a crucial period in the development of philosophy...(Read More)

 
 
John Dewey and the Ethics of Historical Belief
John Dewey and the Ethics of Historical Belief (April 2013)
Religion and the Representation of the Past
Curtis Hutt - Author

Uses the thought of John Dewey to address the ethics of historical belief within religious and critical historiographical traditions.

John Dewey and the Ethics of Historical Belief addresses the ethics of the representation of the past with a focus on the justification of historical belief within religious and critical historiographical traditions. What makes a belief about the past justified? What ma...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel and History
Hegel and History (December 2009)
Will Dudley - Editor

Comprehensive overview of Hegel’s thought on history.

Nearly two centuries after declaring “the end of history,” Hegel remains a rich source of insights into our historical nature. The essays collected here interpret and develop those insights, while also challenging Hegel’s philosophical approach to comprehend present and future phenomena that he could neither experience nor imagine. They r...(Read More)
 
 
Forgetful Memory
Forgetful Memory (January 2009)
Representation and Remembrance in the Wake of the Holocaust
Michael Bernard-Donals - Author

Examines the role of forgetfulness in our understanding of the Holocaust.

Much of the discussion surrounding the Holocaust and how it can be depicted sixty years later has focused on memory. In Forgetful Memory, Michael Bernard-Donals focuses on the relation between memory and forgetfulness, arguing that memory and forgetfulness cannot be separated but must be examined as they complicate our understanding ...(Read More)
 
 
Truth and History
Truth and History (December 2008)
Murray G. Murphey - Author

Addresses historical skepticism by presenting histories as testable theories of the past.

Setting aside barren issues such as the scientific status of history, Murray G. Murphey develops an empirical approach to historical study that can yield theories (interpretations) that are testable and confirmable. He examines the evidence on which historical theories are based, the types of explanations used, and particular...(Read More)

 
 
Deracination
Deracination (February 2001)
Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative
Walter A. Davis - Author

Attempts to comprehend the traumatic significance of Hiroshima in order to construct a new theory of history.

Through a critique of history—as a reality, a discipline, and a way of writing—Deracination challenges the basic theoretical tenets of both humanism and postmodernism. As a discipline, history is currently undergoing what Heidegger would call a productive “crisis," and a number of th...(Read More)
 
 
Merchants, Mamluks, and Murder
Merchants, Mamluks, and Murder (December 2000)
The Political Economy of Trade in Eighteenth-Century Basra
Thabit A. J. Abdullah - Author

A historiography of Ottoman Basra, a trade center in the eighteenth century.

Using the case of the murder of a Jewish merchant in 1791 as the backdrop to this study of Ottoman Basra's long-distance trade in the eighteenth century, Thabit A. J. Abdullah takes a novel comparative approach to Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean historiography. He examines three broad interrelated issues, all of which have a direct bearing on t...(Read More)
 
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