Member's New Series Announcement: "Seven Historical Myths" Series

Rick Todhunter Discussion

Announcing the Seven Historical Myths Series

Hackett Publishing Company is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Seven Historical Myths Series under the general editorship of Alfred J. Andrea (Emeritus, University of Vermont) and Andrew Holt (Florida State College at Jacksonville). Following the model of the initial volume--Seven Myths of the Crusades, scheduled for publication in September 2015--each book in the series will explore and debunk seven popularly held myths regarding a significant historical period, phenomenon, or person. Such a book may be authored by a single historian or, as is the case with Seven Myths of the Crusades, a team of historians. Regardless, each author will be a teaching historian whose scholarly expertise in a given subject is matched by the ability to write clearly and accessibly for an undergraduate audience. 

The aim of the series, which is global in scope [editor's note: this includes Asia-related themes] and spans all time periods, is to involve students and general readers alike in the venture of exploring the origins and evolution of selected myths and the reasons why professional historians have either rejected or called into serious question these popular notions. Rather than being a frontal assault on “bad history,“ each book in the series will endeavor to show, in a clearly written and engaging manner, how and why historians have endeavored “to set the record straight” when they have encountered misrepresentations or outdated perceptions of significant historical events, eras, and people.

Historians interested in suggesting Seven Myths topics or, more importantly, wishing to participate in this series should contact one of the two series editors, Alfred J. Andrea ( or Andrew Holt ( for further information.

Rick Todhunter

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