Histories and Fallacies Problems Faced in the Writing of History

History / Military

Jeremy Clarke, „The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History“
Agency Uncovered: Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency Power and Being Human by Andrew Gardner
Helen Boak, „Women in the Weimar Republic“
Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History by Carl R. Trueman
Enlightenment Travel and British Identities :
Thomas Pennant’s Tours of Scotland and Wales
Jeremy Clarke, „The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History“

English | 2013 | ISBN: 9888139991 | PDF | pages: 315 | 4.4 mb

The Chinese Catholic Church traces its living roots back to the late sixteenth century and its historical roots back even further, to the Yuan dynasty. This book explores paintings and sculptures of the Virgin Mary over several centuries and the communities that produced them. It argues for the emergence of distinctly Chinese Catholic identities as artistic representations of the Virgin Mary at different times and in different places absorbed and in turn influenced representations of Chinese figures from Guanyin to the Empress Dowager. At other times, indigenous styles have been diluted by Western influences. As a study of the social and cultural histories of communities that have survived over many centuries, this book offers a new view of Catholicism in China―one that sees its history as more than simply a cycle of persecution and resistance.

Agency Uncovered: Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency Power and Being Human by Andrew Gardner

English | 2004 | ISBN: 1844720381 | 304 Pages | PDF | 7.0 MB

This book questions the value of the concept of ‚agency‘, a term used in sociological and philosophical literature to refer to individual free will in archaeology. On the one hand it has been argued that previous generations of archaeologists, in explaining social change in terms of structural or environmental conditions, have lost sight of the ‚real people‘ and reduced them to passive cultural pawns, on the other, introducing the concept of agency to counteract this can be said to perpetuate a modern, Western view of the autonomous individual who is free from social constraints.
This book discusses the balance between these two opposites, using a range of archaeological and historical case studies, including European and Asian prehistory, classical Greece and Rome, the Inka and other Andean cultures. While focusing on the relevance of ‚agency‘ theory to archaeological interpretation and using it to create more diverse and open-ended accounts of ancient cultures, the authors also address the contemporary political and ethical implications of what is essentially a debate about the definition of human nature.

Helen Boak, „Women in the Weimar Republic“

English | 2013 | ISBN: 0719088194 | PDF | pages: 357 | 16.3 mb

The first comprehensive survey of women in the Weimar Republic, this book explores the diversity and multiplicity of women’s experiences in the economy, politics and society. These fourteen years of political, economic and cultural turbulence marked great changes in the lives, expectations and perceptions of German women, in the form of new opportunities in employment, education and political life and greater social freedoms, all played out in the media spotlight. Drawing heavily on archival and primary source material, and engaging throughout with the most recent research, this book examines these changes, opportunities, expectations, perceptions, prejudices and the media and cultural representations of the ’new woman‘ within a single, coherent analysis of women’s role.
As a starting point, the book discusses the significance of women’s experiences in the First World War for their subsequent position in Weimar Germany, before detailing the contribution to political life and culture that was formally opened to them by the revolution. Subsequent chapters explore women’s role in employment, the family and reproduction, and as producers and consumers of Weimar’s mass culture. It portrays the Weimar Republic as a progressive period for young, urban women, which was stalled in 1933.
This book will be essential reading for students and researchers of German women in the early twentieth century and will also appeal to anyone interested in the Weimar Republic and women’s history.

Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History by Carl R. Trueman

English | 2010 | ISBN: 1581349238 | 192 Pages | PDF | 2.3 MB

How do we know the stories told by historians are true? To what extent can we rely on their interpretations of the past?
Histories and Fallacies is a primer on the conceptual and methodological problems in the discipline of history. Historian Carl Trueman presents a series of classic historical problems as a way to examine what history is, what it means, and how it can be told and understood. Each chapter in Histories and Fallacies gives an account of a particular problem, examines classic examples of that problem, and then suggests a solution or approach that will bear fruit for the writer or reader of history.
Readers who follow Trueman’s deft writing will not just be learning theory but will already be practicing fruitful approaches to history. Histories and Fallacies guides both readers and writers of history away from dead ends and methodological mistakes, and into a fresh confidence in the productive nature of the historical task.

Enlightenment Travel and British Identities : Thomas Pennant’s Tours of Scotland and Wales

English | 2017 | ISBN: 178308653X | 286 Pages | PDF | 22 MB

Thomas Pennant of Downing, Flintshire (1726–1798), naturalist, antiquarian and self-styled ‘Curious Traveller‘, published accounts of his pioneering travels in Scotland and Wales to wide acclaim between 1769 and 1784, directly inspiring Dr Johnson, James Boswell and hundreds of subsequent tourists. A keen observer and cataloguer of plants, birds, minerals and animals, Pennant corresponded with a trans-continental network of natural scientists (Linnaeus, Simon Pallas, Joseph Banks, Gilbert White), and was similarly well-connected with leading British antiquarians (William Borlase, Francis Grose, Richard Gough). Frequently cited as witness or authority across a wide range of disciplines, Pennant’s texts have seldom been themselves the focus of critical attention. There is as yet no biography of Pennant, nor any edition of his prolific correspondence with many of the leading minds of the European Enlightenment.
The ‘Tours‘ were widely read and much imitated. As annotated copies reveal, readers were far from passive in their responses to the text, and ‘local knowledge‘ would occasionally be summoned to challenge or correct them. But Pennant indisputably helped bring about a richer, more complex understanding of the multiple histories and cultures of Britain at a time when ‘Britishness‘ was itself a fragile and developing concept. Because the ‘Tours‘ drew on a vast network of informants (often incorporating material wholesale), they are, as texts, fascinatingly multi-voiced: many of the period’s political tensions run through them.
This volume of eleven essays seeks to address the comparative neglect of Pennant’s travel writing by bringing together researchers from literary criticism, art history, Celtic studies, archaeology and natural history. Attentive to the visual as well as textual aspects of his topographical enquiries, it demonstrates how much there is to be said about the cross-currents (some pulling in quite contrary directions) in Pennant’s work. In so doing they rehabilitate a neglected aspect of the Enlightenment in relation to questions of British identity, offering a new assessment of an important chapter in the development of domestic travel writing.

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Agency Uncovered Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency Power and Being Human.pdf
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The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History.pdf
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Women in the Weimar Republic.pdf
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