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The Oxford History of Historical Writing


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Axel Schneider and Daniel Woolf: Editors' Introduction 1: Chris Lorenz: History and Theory 2: Alon Confino: History and Memory 3: Antoon De Baets: Censorship and History since 1945 4: Gyan Prakash: Postcolonial Criticism and History: Subaltern Studies 5: Jurgen Osterhammel: World History 6: Peer Vries: Global Economic History: A Survey 7: Julie Des Jardins: Women's and Gender History 8: J. R. McNeill: The Historiography of Environmental History 9: Seymour Mauskopf and Alex Roland: The Historiography of Science and Technology 10: Kevin Passmore: History and Social Science in the West 11: Stefan Berger: From the Search for Normality to the Search for Normality: German Historical Writing 12: Maciej Gorny: Historical Writing in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary 13: Matthias Middell: French Historical Writing 14: Michael Bentley: British Historical Writing 15: Rolf Torstendahl: Scandinavian Historical Writing 16: Stuart Woolf: Italian Historical Writing 17: Ulf Brunnbauer: Historical Writing in the Balkans 18: Denis Kozlov: Athens and Apocalypse: Writing History in Soviet Russia 19: Toyin Falola: African Historical Writing 20: Joel Horowitz: Argentine Historical Writing in an Era of Political Instability 21: Marshall C. Eakin: Brazilian Historical Writing 22: Guillermo Zermeno Padilla: Mexican Historical Writing 23: Ian Tyrell: American Historical Writing 24: Youssef M. Choueiri: Arab Historical Writing 25: Supriya Mukherjee: Indian Historical Writing since 1947 26: Patrick Jory: Thai Historical Writing 27: Patricia Pelley: Vietnamese Historical Writing 28: Ann Kumar: Indonesian Historical Writing since Independence 29: Bain Attwood: Settler Histories and Indigenous Pasts: New Zealand and Australia 30: Susan Weigelin-Schwiedrzik: Chinese Historical Writing since 1949 31: Sebastian Conrad: Japanese Historical Writing 32: Henry Em: Historians and Historical Writing in Korea Allan Megill: Epilogue: On the Current and Future State of Historical Writing

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Axel Schneider was born in Germany. Educated at Erlangen University, National Taiwan Cheng-chi University, and Bochum University he has taught at the Universities of Heidelberg (Germany), Leiden (The Netherlands), National Taiwan Cheng-chi University, and Beijing University. In 2009 he was appointed Professor of Modern China Studies at Goettingen University, where is currently also serving as Director of the Goettingen Centre for Modern East Asian Studies. Editor of the Leiden Series in Comparative Historiography, he has published widely in German, English, and Chinese on modern Chinese historical writing. Daniel Woolf was born in England and grew up in Canada. Educated at Queen's University and Oxford, he has taught at several Canadian Universities including Dalhousie, McMaster, and the University of Alberta. In 2009 he was appointed Professor of History at Queen's University in Kingston, where he is currently also serving as Principal and Vice-Chancellor. General Editor of the Oxford History of Historical Writing, he is also the author or editor of several previous books and many articles and book chapters. He previously also edited the two volume Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing (1998).


The Oxford History of History Writing is a fundamental publication on international historiography traditions, its problems, and key actors. Zaur Gasimov, Jahrbucher fur Geschichte Osteuropas

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