Great Historians of the Modern Age: An International Dictionary

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Lucian Boia
Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1991 - History - 841 pages

This book, an international collaboration sponsored by the Commission on the History of Historiography, is devoted to historians of the 19th and 20th centuries. Offering dictionary entries for historians from more than 35 countries, the editors have sought to illustrate specific domains of history and focus on those scholars who were important to particular cultures and histories. Consultants from each area suggested historians for inclusion, thus providing a unique national perspective.

The volume begins with an explanatory preface and a detailed introduction to the time period covered. The entries are then arranged by national or geographical areas, and alphabetized within each regional section. As a general rule, the editors have excluded living historians from the dictionary. Cross references are indicated within the text for those individuals who are also the subjects of separate entries, and the editors have provided both an index of historians and a general subject index. English translations of books and articles in non-Western languages are also cited. This book will be an important reference source for studies in world history and historiography, as well as a significant addition to public, college, and university libraries.

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Published under the auspices of the International Committee on the Historical Sciences, this useful companion volume to Great Historians from Antiquity to 1800 ( LJ 9/15/89) contains more than 600 ... Read full review



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Lucian Boia is professor of history at the University of Bucharest. His previous books include "Romania: Borderland of Europe" and "Forever Young: A Cultural History of Longevity," both published by Reaktion Books.

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