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Publisher Description

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and John Elliott, Professor of History, University of Oxford. This extensive conversation provides behind-the-scenes insights into how an undergraduate encounter with a 17th-century painting of The Count-Duke Olivares led John Elliott on a lifelong odyssey to study the history of Spain, Europe and the Americas in the early modern period to become one of the greatest Spanish historians of our age. 


This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Two Cheers for Objectivity, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:


Beginnings - The benefits of travel

In Search of Objectivity - Sentimental dangers

Past and Present - How to revivify yourself

Circumventing Obstacles - The benefits of pressing on

Doing History - Comparing, connecting and writing well

The Power of Imagination - Surprise tests and non-barking dogs

Decline - What it means, exactly

The Impact of Technology - Strengths and weaknesses

Going Global - Opportunities and challenges

History’s Due - Beyond the theme park



About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series: 


This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website (https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/).

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2020
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
55
Pages
PUBLISHER
Open Agenda Publishing Inc
SELLER
Open Agenda Publishing Inc
SIZE
460.3
KB

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