The Landscape of History

Written By John Lewis Gaddis
The Landscape of History
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 13 May 2021
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
  • Pages : 192 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 4 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Landscape of History by author: John Lewis Gaddis which was release on 13 May 2021 and published by Oxford University Press, USA with total page 192 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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

The Landscape of History
  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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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 : 2021-03-15
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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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 ‘...

Landscape and History Since 1500

Landscape and History Since 1500
  • Author : Ian D. Whyte,Reader in Historical Geography Ian D Whyte
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition....

The Landscape of Historical Memory

The Landscape of Historical Memory
  • Author : KIRK A. DENTON
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-07-15
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : The divide between East Asia's "Blue Camp" (Nationalist Party) and "Green Camp" (Democratic Progressive Party) has stirred considerable debate about how we should remember Cold War politics in East Asia. Recently, that conversation has been focused on museums. The Landscape of Historical Memory contributes to this ongoing dialogue by analyzing ...

Carolina s Historical Landscapes

Carolina s Historical Landscapes
  • Author : Linda France Stine,Martha Zierden,Lesley M. Drucker,Christopher Judge
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 283
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : Featuring contributions by leading scholars, this book goes beyond conventional archaeological studies by placing the description and interpretation of specific sites in the wider context of the landscape that connects them to one another....

Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire
  • Author : Anne Rowe,Tom Williamson
  • Publisher : Univ of Hertfordshire Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : Dividing the county of Hertfordshire into four broad regions—the “champion” countryside in the north, the Chiltern dip slope to the west, the fertile boulder clays of the east, and the unwelcoming London Clay in the south—this volume explains how, in the course of the middle ages, natural characteristics ...

The Cold War

The Cold War
  • Author : John Lewis Gaddis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-12-26
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : The “dean of Cold War historians” (The New York Times) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why—...

Upper Peren Arawak Narratives of History Landscape and Ritual

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  • Author : Elena Mihas
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The rich storytelling traditions of the Alto Perené Arawaks of eastern Peru are showcased in this bilingual collection of traditional narratives, ethnographic accounts, women’s autobiographical stories, songs, chants, and ritual speeches. ...

The Road to Botany Bay

The Road to Botany Bay
  • Author : Paul Carter
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-30
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : The Road to Botany Bay, first published in 1987 and considered a classic in the field of cultural and historical geography, examines the poetic constitution of colonial society. Through a far-reaching exploration of Australia’s mapping, narrative description, early urbanism, and bush mythology, Paul Carter exposes the mythopoetic mechanisms of empire. ...

Rearranging the Landscape of the Gods

Rearranging the Landscape of the Gods
  • Author : Sarah Thal
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2005-02-01
  • Total pages : 409
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : When people create new societies, economies, and nations—both now and in the past—they create gods, rituals, and miracles to support them. Even what seem to be some of the most timeless and sacred sites in the world have been shaped, reshaped, and reinterpreted by countless people to produce ...

The Storied Landscape of Iroquoia

The Storied Landscape of Iroquoia
  • Author : Chad L. Anderson
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : The Storied Landscape of Iroquoia explores the creation, destruction, appropriation, and enduring legacy of one of early America’s most important places: the homelands of the Haudenosaunees (also known as the Iroquois Six Nations). Throughout the late seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries of European colonization the Haudenosaunees remained the ...

Ingleborough

Ingleborough
  • Author : David Johnson
  • Publisher : Carnegie Pub.
  • Release Date : 2008-11-01
  • Total pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : Ingleborough is a mountain in the Yorkshire Dales, one of the most iconic hills in England. This book looks at various facets of Ingleborough, from geology to landscape, history to land-use. It is of interest to those who love the Yorkshire Dales and the great fells of northern England....

Landscape of Industry

Landscape of Industry
  • Author : Worcester Historical Museum
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : An illustrated history of the cradle of American industrialization...

A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen

A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen
  • Author : George Godfrey Cunningham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1855
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : Read online A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen written by George Godfrey Cunningham, published by which was released on 1855. Download full A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Landscape Memory And History

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  • Author : Pamela J. Stewart,Andrew Strathern
  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780195171570
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Summary : American, Australian and British scholars examine the significance of the use of landscape for studies of identity....