New Books List

Publisher:

London ; Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 907.2 I242G 2017

Pages:

xiii, 376 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
This second edition contains fully updated sections on Latin American and African historiography, discussion of the development of global history, environmental history, and feminist and gender history in recent years, and new coverage of Russian historical practices. Beginning in the mid-eighteenth century, the authors analyse historical currents in a changing political, social and cultural context, examining both the adaptation and modification of the Western influence on historiography and how societies outside Europe and America found their own ways in the face of modernization and globalization.
Publisher:

New Jersey : The Darwin Press, 2008

Call Number:

KIC 907.2024 A316 2008

Pages:

vii, 384 pages.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
This volume of conference papers provides a discussion of the works of al-Tabari (d. 932 CE) the greatest historian of the early Islamic world. An international team of well-known scholars examine the life of the man, his work, the sources he used and his intellectual legacy. This book is the fullest discussion available of all aspects of the great man's work and will be of interest to all those who work on Islamic history and historiography.
Publisher:

Cambridge, England ; Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 940.17 E645E 2009

Pages:

290 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
This book examines the most important themes in European social and economic history from the beginning of growth around the year 1000 to the first wave of global exchange in the 1490s. These five hundred years witnessed the rise of economic systems, and the social theories that would have a profound influence on the rest of the world over the next five centuries. Surveying the full extent of Europe, from east to west and north to south, Steven Epstein illuminates family life, economic and social thought, war, technologies, and other major themes while giving equal attention to developments in trade, crafts, and agriculture. The great waves of famine and then plague in the fourteenth century provide the centerpiece of a book that seeks to explain the causes of Europe's uneven prosperity and its response to catastrophic levels of death. Read more at http://www.cambridge.org/pk/academic/subjects/history/european-history-1000-1450/economic-and-social-history-later-medieval-europe-10001500#ZxEWSkCxMzoFzkEU.99
Publisher:

London : Macmillan, 2016.

Call Number:

04 KIC 941.00496 O529B 2016

Pages:

xxii, 602 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In this vital re-examination of a shared history, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga tells the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan `blackamoors¿ and the global slave-trading empire. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. Black British history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all.
Publisher:

Karachi : Oxford University Press, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 954.9183 C581 2017

Pages:

xxv, 273 pages ; 23 cm

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Karachi is a city framed in the popular imagination by violence, be it criminality and gangsterism or political factionalism. That perception also dominates literary, cinematic, and scholarly representations and discussions of this great metropolis. By commenting in different ways on the trials and tribulations of Karachi and Pakistan, the contributors to this innovative book on the city build on past writings to say something new or different¿to enable the reader to re-think how they understand the processes at work in this vast urban space.
Publisher:

New York : Routelege, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 907.2 C616H 2017

Pages:

498 pages.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Demystifying the subject with clarity and verve, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice familiarizes the reader with the varied spectrum of historical approaches in a balanced, comprehensive and engaging manner. Global in scope, and covering a wide range of topics from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twenty-first century, it explores historical perspectives not only from historiography itself, but from related areas such as literature, sociology, geography and anthropology.
Publisher:

Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 909.08 E711H 2011

Pages:

xvi, 144 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In this bold new book, Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth traces the broadly established challenges to modernity that now confront historians and citizens of Western societies generally. She puts forward a clear definition of both The Modern Condition and of The Discursive Condition that challenges it, and she briefly introduces the most important practical implications of those challenges to accepted definitions and tools of thought.
Publisher:

London : John Murray, 2011

Call Number:

KIC 910.92 M158L 2011

Pages:

ix, 368 pages : illustration, maps ; 20 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Seven centuries on, Tim Mackintosh-Smith's passionate pursuit of the fourteenth-century traveller takes him to landfalls in remote tropical islands, torrid Indian Ocean ports and dusty towns on the shores of the Saharan sand-sea. His zigzag itinerary across time and space leads from Zanzibar to the Alhambra (via the Maldives, Sri Lanka, China, Mauritania and Guinea) and to a climactic conclusion to his quest for the man he calls 'IB' - a man who out-travelled Marco Polo by a factor of three, who spent his days with saints and sultans and his nights with an intercontinental string of slave-concubines.
Publisher:

London ; Routledge, 2004.

Call Number:

KIC 907.2 M235 2004

Pages:

x, 310 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Making History offers a fresh perspective on the study of the past. It is an exhaustive exploration of the practice of history, historical traditions and the theories that surround them. Discussing the development and growth of history as a discipline and of the profession of the historian.
Publisher:

New York : Routledge, 2013.

Call Number:

00 KIC 956.013 K244M 2013

Pages:

xx, 187 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal chronicles, the work traces the gradual silencing of more critical accounts in favor of those that portray Uthman as a saintly companion of the Prophet Muhammad. Through a comparative analysis of authors between genres and time periods, this book shows how authors were able to convey their personal perspectives on important religio-political tensions that emerged through the revolt against Uthman, namely the tension between Sunnis and Shiis, religious and political authority and appeals to maintain stability and unity vs. appeals for greater justice. This last debate, which in many ways began with the revolt against Uthman, has been repeated most recently in the Arab Spring. This work therefore provides readers with helpful historical context for important contemporary debates.
Publisher:

London ; Routledge, 1999.

Call Number:

KIC 907.2 B477M 1999

Pages:

xii, 182 pages ; 20 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Modern Historiography is the essential introduction to the history of historical writing. It explains the broad philosophical background to the different historians and historical schools of the modern era, from James Boswell and Thomas Carlyle through to Lucien Febure and Eric Hobsbawm and surveys.
Publisher:

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007

Call Number:

KIC 935.0072 M515P 2007

Pages:

319 pages : maps ; 22 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Persian historical writing has received little attention as compared with Arabic, especially as seen in the early (pre-Mongol) period. Within the larger context of the development of Islamic historiography from the tenth through the twelfth centuries, the case of Persian historical writing demands special attention. Discussions tend to concentrate on its sources in pre-Islamic Persian and in Arabic works, while the reasons for its emergence, its connections with Iranian and Arabic models, its political and cultural functions, and its reception, have been virtually ignored. This study answers these questions and addresses issues relating to the motivation for writing the works in question; its purpose; the role of the author, patrons and audiences; the choice of language and the reasons for that choice; the place of historical writing in the broader debate over the suitability of Persian for scholarly writing.
Publisher:

Harlow, England ; Pearson/Longman, 2005.

Call Number:

KIC 907.1 B877P 2005

Pages:

200 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Postmodernism is an essential approach to History. This is the first dedicated primer on postmodernism for the historian. It offers a step-by-step guide to postmodern theory, includes a guide to how historians have applied the theory, and provides a review of why its critics are wrong. In simple and clear language, it takes the reader through the chain of theory that developed in the 20th century to become now, in the early 21st century, the leading stimulant of new forms of research in History.
Publisher:

London : Pluto ; 2012.

Call Number:

KIC 953.8054 H225I 2012

Pages:

xi, 269 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Will Saudi Arabia join the democratic wave in the Middle East? Despite being surrounded by states experiencing uprisings and revolutions, Saudi Arabia appears to be a "black hole" for democracy in the Middle East - secretive, highly repressive and still propped up by the West. The Islamic Utopia uses a range of sources including first-hand reporting and recently released WikiLeaks documents to examine Saudi Arabia in the decade after the 9/11 attacks, when King Abdullah's "reform" agenda took center state in public debate. It considers Saudi claims of "exemption" from the democratic demands of the Arab Spring. Andrew Hammond argues that for too long Western media and governments have accepted Saudi leaders' claims to be a buttress against Jihadist Islam and that a new policy is needed towards the House of Saud. -- Publisher description.
Publisher:

Princeton : Darwin Press, 1994.

Call Number:

KIC 909.0976710072 N912Q 1994

Pages:

xi, 248 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
A second edition of the first part, on the other hand, seems appropriate at this time. The past two decades have witnessed both a vast expansion in the range and quantity of published arabic source material, and a dramatic increase in the scholarly literature pertaining to early islamic history and the histriographical problems involved in its study.
Publisher:

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.

Call Number:

KIC 907.2 S642G 1998

Pages:

viii, 306 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In this pathbreaking study of the gendering of the practices of history, Bonnie Smith resurrects the amateur history written by women in the nineteenth century¿a type of history condemned as trivial by ¿scientific¿ male historians. She demonstrates the degree to which the profession defined itself in opposition to amateurism, femininity, and alternative ways of writing history. The male historians of the archive and the seminar claimed to be searching for ¿genderless universal truth,¿ which in reality prioritized men¿s history over women¿s, white history over nonwhite, and the political history of Western governments over any other. Meanwhile, women amateurs wrote vivid histories of queens and accomplished women, of manners and mores, and of everyday life.
Publisher:

Leiden Brill, 2001.

Call Number:

00 KIC 962.02 H673 2001

Pages:

vi, 269 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
The aim of this series is to publish outstanding, original scholarly monographs and article collections, as well as editions and translations of primary sources, encompassing any aspect of the history of the Medieval Mediterranean. All methodological approaches¿including interdisciplinary ones¿are welcome. The vast majority of the books in the series are in the English language, although works of outstanding quality in French or German are sometimes included.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 954 T367P 2017

Pages:

xiv, 329 pages ; 23 cm

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Understanding our past is of critical importance to our present. Many popularly held views about the past need to be critically inquired into before they can be taken as historical. For instance, what was the aftermath of the raid on the somanatha temple? which of us is aryan or dravidian? why is it important for indian society to be secular? when did communalism as an ideology gain a foothold in the country? how and when did our patriarchal mindset begin to support a culture of violence against women? why are the fundamentalists so keen to rewrite history textbooks? the answers to these and similar questions have been disputed and argued about ever since they were first posed. Distinguished historian romila thapar has investigated, analyzed and interpreted the history that underlies such questions throughout her career; now, in this book, through a series of incisive essays she argues that it is of critical importance for the past to be carefully and rigorously explained, if the legitimacy of our present, wherever it derives from the past, is to be portrayed as accurately as possible.
Publisher:

London : Bloomsbury, 2017

Call Number:

KIC 940.56 M981S 2017

Pages:

343 pages.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society. This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them.
Publisher:

London ; Routledge, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 901 R198T 2011

Pages:

lii, 148 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Leopold von Ranke, who was born in 1795, is considered to be one of the founders of the modern practice of writing history. This collection of his writings, edited and introduced by Georg G. Iggers, was first published in 1973 and remains the leading collection of Ranke¿s writings in the English language.
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 940.4 O529W 2014

Pages:

xv, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
In a sweeping narrative, David Olusoga describes how Europe's Great War became the World's War ¿ a multi-racial, multi-national struggle, fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe, which pulled in men and resources from across the globe. Throughout, he exposes the complex, shocking paraphernalia of the era's racial obsessions, which dictated which men would serve, how they would serve, and to what degree they would suffer. As vivid and moving as it is revelatory and authoritative. The World's War explores the experiences and sacrifices of 4 million non-European, non-white people whose stories have remained too long in the shadows.
Publisher:

Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 956.0722 W956 2010

Pages:

x, 230 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
The papers in this volume examine the interaction between history and hagiography in the late-antique and medieval Middle East, exploring the various ways in which the two genres were used and combined to analyse, interpret, and recreate the past. The contributors focus on the circulation of motifs between the two forms of writing and the modifications and adaptations of the initial story that such re-use entailed. Beyond this purely literary question, the retold stories are shown to have been at the centre of a number of cultural, political, and religious strategies, as they were appropriated by different groups, not least by the nascent Muslim community. Writing 'True Stories' also foregrounds the importance of some Christian hagiographical motifs in Muslim historiography, where they were creatively adapted and subverted to define early Islamic ideals of piety and charisma.
Publisher:

London : Bloomsbury, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 907.2 W956 2010

Pages:

xiv, 370 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

History and Geography

Summary:
Writing History 2ed provides students and teachers with a comprehensive overview of the emergence and development of history as a discipline and of the major theoretical developments that have informed historical writing. Instead of focusing on theory, the book uses key historical texts to explain key concepts and demonstrate the ways they have informed practical work. This new edition is fully revised, including new chapters on history and the social sciences, history and anthropology and the Annales and history. It is an invaluable introduction to the central debates that have shaped History.