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History

Discover the library.. Find books, journals, articles at library and useful websites on History!

Welcome to History Libguide

 “After all, no one is stupid enough to prefer war to peace; in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury their sons.”

Herodotus, Carolyn Dewald, and Robin Waterfield. 2008. The Histories. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford: OUP Oxford.

“Geschichte ist ... ein Dialog zwischen Gegenwart und Vergangenheit…”

Carr, Edward Hallett. 1961. What is history? New York: Vintage.

“The history of all hitherto existing society has been the history of class-struggles..”

Marx, Karl, Friedrich Engels and David Harvey. The Communist Manifesto. London: Pluto Press, 2008.

“Ranke's first book, Die Geschichten der Romanischen und Germanischen Völker, where Ranke writes that he only wants to say  "wie es eigentlich gewesen."”

Gilbert, Felix. " Historiography: What Ranke Meant." The American Scholar 56, no. 3 (1987): 393-97.

History is coming from Greek word ἱστορία, historia, which means knowledge acquired by investigation. History can be defined as “the study of the past” shortly by focusing on the people, societies, events and problems of the past. The subject guide’s titles address history of the world from ancient to modern times. The libguide focuses on the ancient and the medieval world starts with the first permanent settlements and urban centers of the ancient Near East with the Ancient Greek, Roman, Japan, Chinese civilizations. Through the journey in history, the libguide continued with the early modern and modern periods in different regions of the world, covering the period between the 15th and the 20th centuries. Thus you find sources on Age of exploration, Renaissance and Reformation in Europe, Enlightenment Scientific revolution, French Revolution, Feudal Japan, American Revolution, Nationalism, Industrial revolution and Russian revolution, Great War, Interwar period, World War II and Cold War.

The guide will assist you with your research and will further support your knowledge.

Browsing the menu, you will come across resources that comprise both general interest as well as academic, so that you will be able to synthesize them according to your information needs and professional expertise.

Are you ready to back to the past with this time machine?

Credo Reference and Mind Map

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Why Study History? by Peter N. Stearns

Oxford Essential Quotations on History