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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Title The Historian
Author Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2005-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 656
ISBN 075951383X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Title The Historian
Author Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2010-06-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 720
ISBN 9780748122790
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 by Elizabeth Kostova

Title The Historian
Author Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2005-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780759513839
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge 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 inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself-to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign-and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages.Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions-and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers-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 relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful-and utterly unforgettable.

Title The Social Responsibility of the Historian
Author François Bédarida
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date 1994
Category History
Total Pages 104
ISBN 1571818960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At a time when the problems of the past have come to haunt many societies, the question of the social responsibility of the scientist and scholar, and of the historian in particular, has also once again become a topical one. In this volume seven internationally known historians consider this important question. DIOGENES LIBRARY

The Historian S Craft by Marc Bloch

Title The Historian s Craft
Author Marc Bloch
Publisher Manchester University Press
Release Date 1992
Category Feudalism
Total Pages 163
ISBN 071903292X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work, by the co-founder of the "Annales School" deals with the uses and methods of history. It is useful for students of history, teachers of historiography and all those interested in the writings of the Annales school.

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Title The Shadow Land
Author Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2017-04-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780345527882
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

Title The Historian and Film
Author Paul Smith
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1976-01-29
Category History
Total Pages 208
ISBN 0521209927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Film is increasingly engaging the attention of students of history at all levels. In its manifold forms from the newsreel to the 'feature', it is a major source of evidence for, and an important influence upon, contemporary history, and a vivid means of bringing the recent past to life. For earlier periods, it provides a medium in which the often widely dispersed visual evidences of the past can be brought together for the student. It offers the historian a new form in which to interpret and present his subject, and, as television has shown, it is by far the most important vehicle for the presentation of history to mass audiences. The analysis of its content and impact and the exploration of its uses are especially fitted to bring history into an interdisciplinary relationship with other fields, from sociology to the visual arts.

The Historian S Toolbox by Robert C. Williams

Title The Historian s Toolbox
Author Robert C. Williams
Publisher M.E. Sharpe
Release Date 2011-12-21
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780765633286
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this widely-used how-to guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of tools to help them research and understand the past. Part I is a stimulating, philosophical introduction to the key elements of history--evidence, narrative, and judgment--that explores how the study and concepts of history have evolved over the centuries. Part II guides readers through the workshop of history. Unlocking the historian's toolbox, the chapters here describe the tricks of the trade, with concrete examples of how to do history. The tools include documents, primary and secondary sources, maps, arguments, bibliographies, chronologies, and many others. This section also covers professional ethics and controversial issues, such as plagiarism, historical hoaxes, and conspiracy theories. Part III addresses the relevance of the study of history in today's fast-paced world. The chapters here will resonate with a new generation of readers: on everyday history, oral history, material culture, public history, event analysis, and historical research on the Internet. This Part also includes two new chapters for this edition. GIS and CSI examines the use of geographic information systems and the science of forensics in discovering and seeing the patterns of the past. Too Much Information treats the issue of information overload, glut, fatigue, and anxiety, while giving the reader meaningful signals that can benefit the study and craft of history. A new epilogue for this edition argues for the persistence of history as a useful and critically important way to understand the world despite the information deluge.

Title The Historian 2007 1 2
Author Anonim
Publisher Tahir Kamran
Release Date 2021
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Theopompus The Historian by Gordon Spencer Shrimpton

Title Theopompus The Historian
Author Gordon Spencer Shrimpton
Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date 1991
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 346
ISBN 0773508376
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Bibliography And The Historian by American Historical Association

Title Bibliography and the Historian
Author American Historical Association
Publisher Santa Barbara, Calif : CLIO
Release Date 1968
Category History
Total Pages 176
ISBN UCAL:B4197877
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Historian Television and Television History
Author Graham Roberts
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2001
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 181
ISBN 1860205860
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The collected essays in this book arose out of the groundbreaking conference of the International Association of Media and History, which brought together key academics and program makers from around the world involved in history and television, including Nicholas Pronay, Pierre Sorlin, and Taylor Dowing. These essays offer a dialogue between academics and media practitioners that covers archival access, analyses of how different TV systems have represented themselves, case studies, and the future of television. Philip M. Taylor is a professor of international communications and the director of the Institute of Communications at the University of Leeds. Graham Roberts is a lecturer in communications arts at the University of Leeds.

The Presence Of The Historian by Michael P. Steinberg

Title The Presence of the Historian
Author Michael P. Steinberg
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1991
Category Historiography
Total Pages 64
ISBN LCCN:63047837
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Historian And Character by Dom David Knowles

Title The Historian and Character
Author Dom David Knowles
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2008-10-30
Category History
Total Pages 424
ISBN 0521088410
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of essays and articles by Dom David Knowles.

The Historian by Eugene K. Garber

Title The Historian
Author Eugene K. Garber
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Release Date 1995
Category Fiction
Total Pages 233
ISBN 0810150182
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the William Goyen Prize for Fiction Eugene Garber's masterpiece of the imagination takes readers on a rich fictional odyssey that is a meditation on the American character and experience. Moving back and forth in time, populated by memorable characters that include Henry Adams, Isadora Duncan, and Lincoln Steffans, the story follows the historian's quest to find the American woman, whose vitality has been all but written out of history by puritan consciousness.

The Historian by Ciara Graves

Title The Historian
Author Ciara Graves
Publisher
Release Date 2021
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Historian by Anonim

Title The Historian
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Europe
Total Pages 86
ISBN NWU:35556039064944
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Title The Historian
Author Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2005-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 656
ISBN 075951383X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

Title Shakespeare the Historian
Author P. Pugliatti
Publisher Springer
Release Date 1995-12-18
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 265
ISBN 9780230373747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In a major reassessment of Shakespeare's dominant dramatic genre, Paola Pugliatti explores the historiographical quality of Shakespeare's histories. Her main assumption is that Shakespeare's staging of English history helped to shape a new historiography. In particular, multi-perspectivism in the treatment of political issues produced a problem-oriented kind of historical perspective. This exploited the opportunities offered by the theatrical medium, and inaugurated a drama which portrayed history as a critical outlook on a world of problems and retrospective possibilities, rather than as unconditional belief in, or even worship of, a world of facts.

The Historian S Conscience by Stuart Macintyre

Title The Historian s Conscience
Author Stuart Macintyre
Publisher Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Release Date 2004
Category History
Total Pages 166
ISBN 0522851398
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Exploring pivotal questions of their profession, this collection of essays by 13 well-known Australian scholars presents the ethical challenges of researching and writing history. Including contributions from Alan Atkinson, Graeme Davison, Greg Dening, John Hirst, Beverley Kingston, Marilyn Lake, and Iain McCalman, this personally revealing and intellectually provocative introspection discusses such dilemmas as how to handle emotional investments in the subject, control sympathies and biases, and address the responsibilities historians have to both their subject and their audience.