Making sense of the past is always a challenge for the historian. Common to all periods and specialisms is the attempt to find new modes of historical narrative. This wide-ranging overview of recent trends and the changing agenda of historical questions compares new approaches - chronological, thematic, regional - not only in the various historical fields - ancient, medieval, modern and early modern history, political, social, economic and business history, maritime history, diaspora history and gender history - but also for human history as a whole. The result will be essential reading for all those concerned with current developments in historiography.
Gelina Harlaftis is Associate Professor of Maritime History and Head of Department of History, Ionian University, Corfu. Nikos Karapidakis is Professor of Medieval History, Ionian University, Corfu. Kostas Sbonias is Assistant Professor of Prehistorical Archaeology, Department of History, Ionian University, Corfu. Vaios Vaipoulos is Assistant Professor of Latin Language and Literature, Department of History, Ionian University, Corfu.