The Historian

The Historian
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2005-06-01
ISBN 10: 075951383X
ISBN 13: 9780759513839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historian Book Review:

The record-breaking phenomenon from Elizabeth Kostova is a celebrated masterpiece that "refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle). Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family’s past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe—in a feat of storytelling so rich, so hypnotic, so exciting that it has enthralled readers around the world. “Part thriller, part history, part romance...Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous tale to tell.” —Baltimore Sun

The Historian

The Historian
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN 10: 0748122796
ISBN 13: 9780748122790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historian Book Review:

In this internationally bestselling novel, the author of The Swan Thieves has 'refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling...late-night page-turner' - San Francisco Chronicle Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to 'My dear and unfortunate successor'. Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history. In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright - a hunt for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the Dracula myth. Deciphering obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions, and evading terrifying adversaries, one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions - a captivating tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful - and utterly unforgettable. 'Quite extraordinary....Kostova is a natural storyteller....She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner' - San Francisco Chronicle 'Filled with fascinating details of archaic vampire lore, the splendours of the Ottoman Empire and the beauty of the Romanian countryside' - Times Literary Supplement

The Historian

The Historian
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2005-06-01
ISBN 10: 075951383X
ISBN 13: 9780759513839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historian Book Review:

The record-breaking phenomenon from Elizabeth Kostova is a celebrated masterpiece that "refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle). Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, The Historian is the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family’s past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark fifteenth-century reign of Vlad the Impaler and a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive through the ages. The search for the truth becomes an adventure of monumental proportions, taking us from monasteries and dusty libraries to the capitals of Eastern Europe—in a feat of storytelling so rich, so hypnotic, so exciting that it has enthralled readers around the world. “Part thriller, part history, part romance...Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous tale to tell.” —Baltimore Sun

Who Is the Historian

Who Is the Historian
Author: Nigel A. Raab
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN 10: 144263572X
ISBN 13: 9781442635722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Is the Historian Book Review:

Today's students are questioning why they should take courses in the humanities and social sciences. Using a conversational voice, Raab provides an answer by explaining the role of the historian and what she or he does. Fully cognizant that most students will not become historians in universities, Raab provides examples of people who use their historical educations in other environments. Each chapter describes a specific aspect of "doing history," beginning with the spaces where historians work (e.g. archives). Readers are then introduced to the material with which historians work (primary sources) and the collaborations that exist between historians, librarians, and archivists. Raab also explores the impact of the digital age on historical work, the particular skillset imparted to those with an education in history, and the relationship between history and the humanities.

The Historian At Work

The Historian At Work
Author: John Cannon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 1317284313
ISBN 13: 9781317284314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historian At Work Book Review:

This volume, originally published in 1980 discusses the way in which distinguished historians such as Gibbon, Ranke, Macaulay, De Tocqueville, Marx, Maitland, Bloch, Namier, Wheeler, Butterfield and Braudel have regarded and tackled their discipline. As well as chapters by individual authors who are experts on their chosen historian, there is a substantial introduction by the editor which serves as the basis for a discussion about the problems involved in the writing of history.

The Historians

The Historians
Author: Cecilia Ekbäck
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1443459496
ISBN 13: 9781443459495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historians Book Review:

“The Historians blends a fascinating historical intrigue with the quick pace and excitement of a thriller.” — Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife The Secret History meets The Alice Network in this riveting tale of murder and conspiracy in Sweden during WWII by critically acclaimed author Cecilia Eckbäck. It is 1943 and Sweden’s neutrality in the war is under pressure. Laura Dahlgren, the bright, young right-hand of the chief negotiator to Germany, is privy to these tensions, even as she tries to keep her head down in the mounting fray. However, when Laura’s best friend from university, Britta, is discovered murdered in cold blood, Laura is determined to find the killer. Prior to her death, Britta sent a report on the racial profiling in Scandinavia to the secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jens Regnell. In the middle of negotiating a delicate alliance with Hitler and the Nazis, Jens doesn’t understand why he’s received the report. When the pursuit of Britta’s murderer leads Laura to his door, the two join forces to get at the truth. But as Jens and Laura attempt to untangle the mysterious circumstance surrounding Britta’s death, they only become more mired in a web of lies and deceit. This trail will lead to a conspiracy that could topple their nation’s identity—a conspiracy some in Sweden will try to keep hidden at any cost.

The Shadow Land

The Shadow Land
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 0345527887
ISBN 13: 9780345527882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadow Land Book Review:

From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present—and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi—and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by political oppression—and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Elizabeth Kostova’s new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for The Shadow Land “A compelling and complex mystery, strong storytelling, and lyrical writing combine for an engrossing read.”—Publishers Weekly “In The Shadow Land, Elizabeth Kostova, a master storyteller, brings vividly to life an unfamiliar country—Bulgaria—and a painful history that feels particularly relevant now. You won’t want to put down this remarkable book.”—Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs “In this brilliant work, what appears at first a minor mystery quickly becomes emblematic of a whole country’s hidden history. Lyrical and compelling, The Shadow Land proves a profound meditation on how evil is inflicted, endured, and, through courage and compassion, defeated. Elizabeth Kostova’s third novel clearly establishes her as one of America’s finest writers.”—Ron Rash, author of The Risen

Technology and the Historian

Technology and the Historian
Author: Adam Crymble
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 0252052609
ISBN 13: 9780252052606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and the Historian Book Review:

Charting the evolution of practicing digital history Historians have seen their field transformed by the digital age. Research agendas, teaching and learning, scholarly communication, the nature of the archive—all have undergone a sea change that in and of itself constitutes a fascinating digital history. Yet technology's role in the field's development remains a glaring blind spot among digital scholars. Adam Crymble mines private and web archives, social media, and oral histories to show how technology and historians have come together. Using case studies, Crymble merges histories and philosophies of the field, separating issues relevant to historians from activities in the broader digital humanities movement. Key themes include the origin myths of digital historical research; a history of mass digitization of sources; how technology influenced changes in the curriculum; a portrait of the self-learning system that trains historians and the problems with that system; how blogs became a part of outreach and academic writing; and a roadmap for the continuing study of history in the digital era.

The Swan Thieves

The Swan Thieves
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 0316071641
ISBN 13: 9780316071642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swan Thieves Book Review:

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlow, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. The Swan Theives is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

Theopompus The Historian

Theopompus The Historian
Author: Gordon Spencer Shrimpton
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780773508378
ISBN 13: 0773508376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theopompus The Historian Book Review:

In Theopompus the Historian, Gordon Shrimpton critically examines the direct evidence concerning the life and lost works of Theopompus of Chios, the fourth-century BC historian and orator, providing the first comprehensive study of the man and his work. In a translation of the fragments (the surviving citations of Theopompus' work) and of the testimonies (the references made to Theopompus' work by other writers), he makes available all that remains of Theopompus' writings.

Dracula

Dracula
Author: Stephanie Spinner,Bram Stoker
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2005-05-24
ISBN 10: 9780679994350
ISBN 13: 0679994351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dracula Book Review:

Having discovered the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire.

Gender and the Historian

Gender and the Historian
Author: Johanna Alberti
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 1317877098
ISBN 13: 9781317877097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and the Historian Book Review:

Why are most famous historians men? How have women changed the writing of history over the last decades? What lives and stories have been hidden from history? Until recently history was predominantly the domain of men. That men were the authors of our past meant that in many cases only half of the story was told. In the second half of the twentieth century, however, the picture changed. Women, and indeed some men as well, started to address gender history. Women had been investigated historically before, but never with such intensity, nor such breadth. The impetus for this writing was both political and academic as feminists were determined to explore lives which until then had been disregarded. Gender and the Historian charts the entry and development of this new history, showing how such considerations furthered postmodernism and ultimately reinvigorated the very core of History..

The Critical Historian

The Critical Historian
Author: G Kitson Clark
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1317276930
ISBN 13: 9781317276937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Critical Historian Book Review:

Originally published in 1967, this book analyses the method by which historical evidence is built up and compares the nature of historical proof with that of other disciplines such as the law and natural sciences. It examines an extraordinary series of forgeries and distortions from the False Decretals to the biographies of Lytton Strachey, as well as discussing how an historical reputation such as that enjoyed by Judge Jefferies was created.

The Historians Poems

The Historians  Poems
Author: Eavan Boland
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1324006889
ISBN 13: 9781324006886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historians Poems Book Review:

Winner of the 2020 Costa Poetry Award A forceful and moving final volume from one of the most masterful poets of the twentieth century. Throughout her nearly sixty-year career, acclaimed poet Eavan Boland came to be known for her exquisite ability to weave myth, history, and the life of an ordinary woman into mesmerizing poetry. She was an essential voice in both feminist and Irish literature, praised for her "edgy precision, an uncanny sympathy and warmth, an unsettling sense of history" (J. D. McClatchy). Her final volume, The Historians, is the culmination of her signature themes, exploring the ways in which the hidden, sometimes all-but-erased stories of women’s lives can powerfully revise our sense of the past. Two women burning letters in a back garden. A poet who died too young. A mother’s parable to her daughter. Boland listens to women who have long had no agency in the way their stories were told; in the title poem, she writes: "Say the word history: I see / your mother, mine. / … / Their hands are full of words." Addressing Irish suffragettes in the final poem, Boland promises: "We will not leave you behind," a promise that animates each poem in this radiant collection. These extraordinary, intimate narratives cling to the future through memory, anger, and love in ways that rebuke the official record we call history.

The Historian in Tropical Africa

The Historian in Tropical Africa
Author: J. Vansina,R. Mauny,L. V. Thomas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 0429941455
ISBN 13: 9780429941450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historian in Tropical Africa Book Review:

Originally published in 1964 these papers discuss the recovery and critical interpretation of oral traditions and written documents, problems of dating and analysis of material from archaeological sites, the use of linguistic evidence, and methods of historical reconstruction concerning techniques, art styles and changes in social organization. Consideration is also given to wider problems concerning the pre-colonial history of certain parts of Africa. Attitudes towards the study and understanding of various aspects of historical develoment both among scholars and the public are also reviewed.

Economics and the Historian

Economics and the Historian
Author: Thomas G. Rawski
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1996-03-03
ISBN 10: 0520072693
ISBN 13: 9780520072695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics and the Historian Book Review:

"Developing a dialogue between historians and economists is a crucially important task if we are to improve our understanding of the past. Economists have the tools to be able to provide in-depth analysis, the historians have the meat and substance which is necessary, and a blending of the two is terribly important. Economics and the Historian is a valuable resource for this interchange."—Nobel Laureate Douglass C. North, author of Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance "This is a superlative collection of essays for historians who would like to learn about economic history but lack much formal training in mathematics and economic theory. The essays present fundamental concepts of economic analysis in a clear and concise manner, and they show how these concepts can be applied to a variety of historical problems."—Ted W. Margadant, author of Urban Rivalries in the French Revolution "This book is must reading for historians who want to know what there is in economics that might be useful for their fields."—Nobel Laureate Robert W. Fogel, author of Time on the Cross "Introduces historians and history students to the concepts, models, and logic of economic theory and shows how economic analysis can be applied to solving historical puzzles and problems. Each of the essays illuminates a different subfield of economics with numerous examples drawn from a quarter century of cliometrics. This book will make basic tools of economic historical analysis accessible and at times even entertaining to students (and colleagues) who have little or no background in economics. And it is guaranteed to enliven any course or seminar, as it did mine."—John H. Coatsworth, author of Central America and the United States

The Historian s Daughter

The Historian s Daughter
Author: Rashida Murphy
Publsiher: Apollo Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781742588940
ISBN 13: 1742588948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historian s Daughter Book Review:

In an old house with 'too many windows and women, ' high in the Indian hills, young Hannah lives with her older sister Gloria; her two older brothers; her mother, 'the Magician;' a colourful assortment of aunts, blow-ins, and misfits; and her father, 'the Historian.' It is a world of secrets, jealousies, and lies, ruled by the Historian but smoothed over by the Magician, whose kindnesses and wisdom bring homely comfort and all-enveloping love to a ramshackle building that seems destined for chaos. And then one day the Magician is gone, Gloria is gone, and the Historian has spirited Hannah and her brothers away to a new, and at first bewildering, life in Perth. As Hannah grows and makes her own way through Australian life, an education, and friendships, she begins to penetrate to the heart of one of the old house's greatest secrets-and to the meaning of her own existence. [Subject: Fiction

The Historian

The Historian
Author: Ciara Graves
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historian Book Review:

Nienna’s not a librarian in Portland Oregon. Nope. Not anymore. She’s now in another world serving as a Historian to a population of elves. She’s obligated to a life of recording her visions in a tome. A tome which seems to be hellbent on recording her death and Alred’s heartbreak. Alred Lightvale. Elf. Hot. Protector of the Historian. He’s fallen in love with the Historian but he doesn’t understand why she won’t let him in. She’s trying to keep a dark secret from him and he’s hellbent on keeping her alive. And in his life. No matter what dark entity is trying to destroy their world.

Exploring Big Historical Data

Exploring Big Historical Data
Author: Shawn Graham,Ian Milligan,Scott Weingart
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN 10: 1783266112
ISBN 13: 9781783266111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Big Historical Data Book Review:

The Digital Humanities have arrived at a moment when digital Big Data is becoming more readily available, opening exciting new avenues of inquiry but also new challenges. This pioneering book describes and demonstrates the ways these data can be explored to construct cultural heritage knowledge, for research and in teaching and learning. It helps humanities scholars to grasp Big Data in order to do their work, whether that means understanding the underlying algorithms at work in search engines, or designing and using their own tools to process large amounts of information. Demonstrating what digital tools have to offer and also what 'digital' does to how we understand the past, the authors introduce the many different tools and developing approaches in Big Data for historical and humanistic scholarship, show how to use them, what to be wary of, and discuss the kinds of questions and new perspectives this new macroscopic perspective opens up. Authored 'live' online with ongoing feedback from the wider digital history community, Exploring Big Historical Data breaks new ground and sets the direction for the conversation into the future. It represents the current state-of-the-art thinking in the field and exemplifies the way that digital work can enhance public engagement in the humanities. Exploring Big Historical Data should be the go-to resource for undergraduate and graduate students confronted by a vast corpus of data, and researchers encountering these methods for the first time. It will also offer a helping hand to the interested individual seeking to make sense of genealogical data or digitized newspapers, and even the local historical society who are trying to see the value in digitizing their holdings. The companion website to Exploring Big Historical Data can be found at http://www.themacroscope.org/. On this site you will find code, a discussion forum, essays, and datafiles that accompany this book.

Mathematics and the Historian s Craft

Mathematics and the Historian s Craft
Author: Michael Kinyon,Glen van Brummelen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2006-06-18
ISBN 10: 0387282726
ISBN 13: 9780387282725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematics and the Historian s Craft Book Review:

The Kenneth May Lectures have never before been published in book form Important contributions to the history of mathematics by well-known historians of science Should appeal to a wide audience due to its subject area and accessibility