The Hand of History

The Hand of History

Author: Michael Leventhal

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1848326238

Category: History

Page: 174

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'Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter' - Nigerian proverb 'This proverb undermines the idea of "objective" history. It's all too easy to think that bias in history is bad, and that objectivity is good. But objectivity is usually a euphemism for the history of the victors, or the history of the hunters. What would an objective history of the Iraq war look like? - Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Cambridge University For this fund-raising book famous writers from around the world have selected their favorite quotes about history. Each has selected a quote and provided an original commentary explaining why it strikes a chord with them. The long list of more contributors includes: Juliet Barker, Conrad Black, Michael Bliss, Asa Briggs, Richard Cohen, Carlo D'Este, Terry Deary, Charles Esdaile, Richard Evans, Juliet Gardiner, Martin Gilbert, Charlotte Gray, Philip Haythornthwaite, James Holland, Eric Hobsbawm, Richard Holmes, Terry Jones, Arthur Keaveney, Robert Kershaw, Ian Knight, Phillip Knightly, Guido Knopp, Andrew Lambert, Paul Lay, Quentin Letts, Allan Mallinson, John Man, Hilary Mantel, Melissa Muller, Roger Moorhouse, Bill Nasson, David Nicolle, Charles von Onselen, Richard Overy, Laurence Rees, Andrew Roberts, Trevor Royle, James Shapiro, Gary Sheffield, Dennis Showalter, Dan Snow, Hew Strachan, Roy Strong, Claire Tomalin, Gerhard Weinberg, Keith Windschuttle and Efraim Zuroff.
History in Your Hand
Language: en
Pages: 171
Authors: John M. Taylor
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

A comprehensive and readable history of the Manuscript Society's first 50 years and of the world of autograph collecting and archiving.
The Hand of God in History. With an Introduction, Additions, and Notes by H. Christmas
Language: en
Authors: Morris READ
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1850 - Publisher:

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Medicine and Healing in the Premodern West: A History in Documents
Language: en
Authors: Winston Black
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-26 - Publisher: Broadview Press

Medicine and Healing in the Premodern West traces the history of medicine and medical practice from Ancient Egypt through to the end of the Middle Ages. Featuring nearly one hundred primary documents and images, this book introduces readers to the words and ideas of men and women from across Europe
The Power Of Babel
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: John McWhorter
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-30 - Publisher: Random House

There can be few subjects of such widespread interest and fascination to anyone who reads as the strange ways of languages. In this wonderfully entertaining and fascinating book, John McWhorter introduces us to 'the natural history of language': from Russonorsk, a creole of Russian and Norwegian once spoken by trading
Catholic Theology
Language: en
Pages: 418
Authors: Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, James J. Buckley
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-31 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Introduction to Catholic Theology is an accessible but in-depth examination of the ways in which Catholic theology is rooted in and informs Catholic practice. Weaves together discussion of the Bible, historical texts, reflections by important theologians, and contemporary debates for a nuanced look at belief and practice within the Catholic