Troublemaker: The Life and History of A. J. P. Taylor. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. Martel, Gordon (editor) (1986, rev. 1999) The Origins Of The Second World War Reconsidered: A. J. P. Taylor and the Historians London; New York: Routledge. Wrigley, Chris J. (2006) A. J. P. Taylor: Radical Historian of Europe. London: I. B. Tauris.
Antony Beevor has sleepless nights. When I met him recently at his west London home, he confessed this in a matter-of-fact way, and neither of us sees anything unusual in it. We each take it for granted that any historian who immerses himself in the study of the Second World War, as both of us have for most of our working lives, is bound to suffer occasional bouts of disturbed sleep.
Schlesinger was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Elizabeth Harriet (née Bancroft) and Arthur M. Schlesinger (1888–1965), who was an influential social historian at Ohio State University and Harvard University, where he directed many PhD dissertations in American history.
David Gaub McCullough (/ m ə ˈ k ʌ l ə /; born July 7, 1933) is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award.
David Robert Starkey CBE FSA RHistS (born 3 January 1945) is an English constitutional historian and a radio and television presenter. Born the only child of Quaker parents, he attended Kendal Grammar School before studying at Cambridge through a scholarship.
E.P. Thompson, in full Edward Palmer Thompson, (born Feb. 3, 1924—died Aug. 28, 1993, Upper Wick, Worcester, Eng.), British social historian and political activist. His The Making of the English Working Class (1963) and other works heavily influenced post-World War II historiography.
Edward Gibbon FRS (/ ˈ ɡ ɪ b ən /; 8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794) was an English historian, writer and Member of Parliament. His most important work, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788 and is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organised religion.
 ‘Eric Hobsbawm obituary’, Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/oct/01/eric-hobsbawm-quotes.  Maya Jaggi, ‘A question of faith’. Michael Burleigh, ‘Eric Hobsbawm: A believer in the Red utopia to the very end’, The Telegraph, 01 Oct 2012.  Mark Mazower, ‘Eric Hobsbawm: the history man’, Guardian, Monday 1 Oct 2012..  Burleigh, ‘Eric Hobsbawm: A believer in the Red utopia to the very end’.
Fernand Braudel (French: ; 24 August 1902 – 27 November 1985) was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. His scholarship focused on three main projects: The Mediterranean (1923–49, then 1949–66), Civilization and Capitalism (1955–79), and the unfinished Identity of France (1970–85).
Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) was an American historian, playwright, and social activist. He was chair of the history and social sciences department at Spelman College, and a political science professor at Boston University.
Ibn Khaldun diverged from norma that Muslim historians followed and rejected their focus on the credibility of the transmitter and focused instead on the validity of the stories and encouraged critical thinking. Ibn Khaldun also emphasized on the Islamic Monetary System that the currency or money should have intrinsic value.
Revolutionary, historian and economist Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto, the most celebrated pamphlet in the socialist movement. Learn more at Biography.com. German philosopher and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx published The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, anticapitalist works that form the basis of Marxism.
Livy, Latin in full Titus Livius, (born 59/64 bc, Patavium, Venetia [now Padua, Italy]—died ad 17, Patavium), with Sallust and Tacitus, one of the three great Roman historians. His history of Rome became a classic in his own lifetime and exercised a profound influence on the style and philosophy of historical writing down to the 18th century.
Romila Thapar is very highly respected for her work among Indian real historian community and also among the world historians. Since Romila Thapar has the audacity to point out the vested interests and communal political parties who have brazenly communalise history to suit their needs. She is criticized only by Hindutva community.
Sima Qian was the son of Sima Tan, the grand historian (sometimes translated as “astronomer royal”) at the Han court during the period 140–110 bce. The office of grand historian combined responsibility for astronomical observations and for the regulation of the calendar with the duties of keeping a daily record of state events and court ceremonies.
Sir Simon Michael Schama, CBE, FRSL, FBA (/ ˈ ʃ æ m ə /; born 13 February 1945) is an English historian specialising in art history, Dutch history, and French history. He is a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first former president of the United States to also be elected to the presidency of the American Historical Association. (Woodrow Wilson would be the second.) Roosevelt was noted for a number of historical works, particularly The Naval War of 1812 (which many still consider the best work on the subject) and the four-volume Winning of the West.
After his death, Thucydides's History was subdivided into eight books: its modern title is the History of the Peloponnesian War. His great contribution to history and historiography is contained in this one dense history of the 27-year war between Athens and Sparta, each alongside their respective allies.
Voltaire wrote more than 50 plays, dozens of treatises on science, politics and philosophy, and several books of history on everything from the Russian Empire to the French Parliament. Along the way, he also managed to squeeze in heaps of verse and a voluminous correspondence amounting to some 20,000 letters to friends and contemporaries.
Although Churchill was not a trained historian, the influences on his historical thought and prose style, were likely Clarendon's history of the English Civil War, Gibbon's Decline and Fall and Macaulay's History of England. Churchill's historical works fall into three categories: family history, autobiography and narrative history.
Xenophon’s life history before 401 is scantily recorded; at that time, prompted by a Boeotian friend, he left postwar Athens, joined the Greek mercenary army of the Achaemenian prince Cyrus the Younger, and became involved in Cyrus’s rebellion against his brother, the Persian king Artaxerxes II.