By Maria Nix
By W. Hixson
By ALBERTO REIG TAPIA
La crítica de los angeles crítica denuncia el espeso muro de propaganda y manipulación históricas que se ha construido en las últimas décadas bajo los angeles etiqueta de revisionismo. El autor, crítico de esos «críticos» (o historietógrafos, como los denomina) hace un repaso de nuestra historia contemporánea, desde los angeles proclamación de l. a. Segunda República hasta los angeles actualidad, a través de un riguroso análisis de sus cuestiones más controvertidas para, acto seguido, diseccionar las intenciones y prácticas espurias de unos pretendidos historiadores que se manifiestan más bien como unos publicistas inconsecuentes, insustanciales, impotentes, prepotentes y equidistantes.
By Paul Cartledge,Fiona Rose Greenland,Oliver Stone
This quantity brings jointly an exciting mixture of major students in Macedonian and Greek background, Persian tradition, movie reports, classical literature, and archaeology—including a few who have been advisors for the film—and comprises an afterword through Oliver Stone discussing the demanding situations he confronted in placing Alexander’s lifestyles at the significant reveal. The individuals scrutinize Stone’s venture from its inception and layout to its construction and reception, contemplating such questions as: Can a movie approximately Alexander (and comparable figures from historical past) be either interesting and traditionally sound? How do the objectives of screenwriters and administrators vary from these of historians? How do Alexander’s own relationships—with his mom Olympias, his spouse Roxane, his lover Hephaistion, and others—affect smooth perceptions of Alexander? a number of of the participants additionally discover purposes in the back of the film’s tepid reaction on the field place of work and next controversies.
By John W. Dower
Taking as a kick off point the paintings of E.H. Norman, the unjustly ignored historian of prewar Japan, Ways of Forgetting, methods of Remembering units out either to problem historiographical orthodoxy and exhibit the configurations of energy inherent in scholarly and renowned discourse in Japan and the USA. Dower’s fascination with taking pictures renowned adventure results in resources as a long way ranging as textiles decorated with wartime propaganda and the satirical caricature panels that beautify conventional karuta cards. Dower, who's rightly referred to as some of the most perceptive critics of yank international coverage, additionally deals a blistering critique of the U.S. career of Iraq and the misuse of postwar Japan to illustrate of success.
Ways of Forgetting, methods of Remembering is a profound examine American and jap perceptions—past and present—of key moments of their shared heritage. An incisive research of the issues of public historical past and its position in a contemporary democracy, those essays are crucial analyzing for a person attracted to postwar U.S.-Japan kinfolk, in addition to the wider self-discipline of history.
By Alice Fahs,Joan Waugh
The essays stream between numerous cultural and political arenas--from public monuments to parades to political campaigns; from squaddies' memoirs to textbook publishing to kid's literature--in order to bare very important alterations in how the reminiscence of the Civil warfare has been hired in American existence. atmosphere the politics of Civil conflict reminiscence inside of a large social and cultural panorama, this quantity recovers not just the meanings of the battle in numerous eras, but in addition the explicit approaches during which these meanings were created. via recounting the battles over the reminiscence of the conflict over the last one hundred forty years, the participants provide vital insights approximately our identities as contributors and as a nation.
David W. Blight, Yale University
Thomas J. Brown, college of South Carolina
Alice Fahs, college of California, Irvine
Gary W. Gallagher, college of Virginia
J. Matthew Gallman, collage of Florida
Patrick J. Kelly, college of Texas, San Antonio
Stuart McConnell, Pitzer College
James M. McPherson, Princeton University
Joan Waugh, collage of California, Los Angeles
LeeAnn Whites, collage of Missouri
Jon Wiener, collage of California, Irvine
By A.B.W. Chapman,V.M. Shillinton
By J. Hillaby
By Roger Spalding,Christopher Parker
This publication goals to teach that historical past isn't really easily an instructional topic, yet an energetic and contested issue shaping the character of the societies we are living in. As politicians, specifically, search to validate their activities by way of drawing parallels among the earlier and current, a capability to check those claims for common sense and coherence, and to evaluate the facts used to aid them turns into now not easily a helpful educational ability, yet an essential requirement for lively citizenship.
By Viet Thanh Nguyen