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The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain: History, Rhetoric, and Fiction, 1500-1800, edited by Donald R. Kelley and David Harris Sacks

The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain: History, Rhetoric, and Fiction, 1500-1800

May 01, 1997
These essays by some of the most distinguished historians and literary scholars in the English-speaking world explore the overlap, interplay, and interaction between supposedly truthful history and fact-based fiction in British writing from the Tudor period to the Enlightenment. Despite the many theoretical questions posed, the discussions primarily focus on concrete works, including those of Thomas More, John Foxe, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, and Edward Gibbon. more

Zhirinovsky as a Nationalist "Kitsch Artist'' (1996)

Dec 03, 1996
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #264, 1996. PDF 29 pages. more

Race: The History of an Idea in the West by Ivan Hannaford

Race: The History of an Idea in the West

May 01, 1996
In Race: The History of an Idea in the West Ivan Hannaford guides readers through a dangerous engagement with an idea that so permeates Western thinking that we expect to find it, active or dormant, as an organizing principle in all societies. But as Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea--not ever in the West. more

Issues of Historical Preservation in Central Europe and Russia, Conference Proceedings (1994)

Dec 04, 1994
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #259, 1994. PDF 90 pages. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.