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  1. Saladin and the Problem of the Counter-Crusade in the Middle Ages
  2. Jay Rubenstein
  3. pp. 2-5
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0056
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  1. Reward, Punishment, and Accountability in 13th-century Diocesan Administration—and What the Modern University Can Tell Us
  2. Michael Burger
  3. pp. 5-6
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0054
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Popular History: War and Memory

The Theme of the Historical Society's Biennial Conference at the University of South Carolina this spring was "Popularizing Historical Knowledge: Practice, Prospects, and Perils." In this issue, we feature revised versions of three papers presented at the conference that explore the relationship of popular history to how we remember and study war.

  1. Pride in Popular History: The Case for Holding the Course
  2. Zachery A. Fry
  3. pp. 7-9
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0052
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  1. The Artist and the Warrior: An Interview with Theodore K. Rabb
  2. Donald A. Yerxa
  3. pp. 8-9
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0058
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  1. Prejudice Against Popular History: The Costs and Benefits of Holding the Course
  2. Mark Grimsley
  3. pp. 9-11
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0060
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  1. New Atheism's Old—and Flawed—History
  2. Borden Painter
  3. pp. 15-17
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0059
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Historical works assessing great power dynamics in the era of the world wars generally focus on Europe. Pacific and Asian concerns tend to be compartmentalized in separate analyses. In a sweeping new synthesis, The Rise of Global Powers: International Politics in the Era of the World Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Anthony D'Agostino looks at the ways great powers behaved in the 20th century from an integrated global perspective. We asked D'Agostino, a professor of history at San Francisco State University, to explore some of the book's themes in the following essay. And to complement the essay, senior editor Donald Yerxa interviewed D'Agostino in early October.

  1. Diplomatic History, World History, and the Great Scramble
  2. Anthony D'Agostino
  3. pp. 20-22
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0057
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  1. The Rise of Global Powers: An Interview with Anthony D'Agostino
  2. Donald A. Yerxa
  3. pp. 22-24
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0055
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  1. Local History Journals and Their Contributions: Where Would We Be Without Them?
  2. Sandra Roff
  3. pp. 25-27
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0053
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  1. A Moral Man: Eugene Genovese, 1930-2012
  2. David Moltke-Hansen
  3. p. 27
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hsp.2012.0051
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