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The Thirteenth Century, II: Uncertainty

Peter Linehan

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219453
eISBN:
9780191678349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In common with his legal writings, Alfonso's historical compositions — in so far as they were indeed his — can be accounted works of contemporary history. This applies particularly to the General ... More


The Emergence of Chinese History as an Independent Subject (1945–74)

Flora L. F. Kan

in Hong Kong's Chinese History Curriculum from 1945: Politics and Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622098367
eISBN:
9789888180264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098367.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter analyses the development of Chinese History in depth from 1945 until 1974, when Chinese middle schools and Anglo-Chinese schools finally adopted the same Chinese History syllabus. This ... More


Partisan Historiography: The 1940s and Beyond

Yoav Di Capua

in Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter shows how and why contemporary history became the exclusive realm of party politics. In doing so, it discusses two forms that partisan historiography embraced: the national allegory and ... More


The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary

Henry Rousso

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226165066
eISBN:
9780226165370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165370.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In this book Rousso sets two tasks for himself: (1) to provide a history of the problem of “contemporariness” in history writing; (2) to analyze how contemporary history came to be a sub-discipline ... More


Writing Contemporary History in Medieval England

Michael Staunton

in The Historians of Angevin England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198769965
eISBN:
9780191822742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter addresses the question of why so many people in England at the end of the twelfth century and the beginning of the thirteenth chose to write contemporary history. A distinctive feature ... More


Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

Peter Stearns (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037894
eISBN:
9780252095153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037894.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Contemporary world history has highlighted militarization in many ways, from the global Cold War and numerous regional conflicts to the general assumption that nationhood implies a significant and ... More


On Historical Distance

Mark Salber Phillips

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140378
eISBN:
9780300195255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140378.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Conceptions of distance are foundational to historical thought, but this book gives the idea new subtlety and meaning. The book argues that distance is a matter not just of time and space but also of ... More


Interrogating and Conceptualizing the Legacy of Thatcherism

Colin Hay and Stephen Farrall

in The Legacy of Thatcherism: Assessing and Exploring Thatcherite Social and Economic Policies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265703
eISBN:
9780191771880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265703.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter reflects on the debates surrounding Thatcherism with the benefit of hindsight. Most commentators seem to accept that Thatcherism is now a historic concept—referring, if not exactly to ... More


The Legacy of Thatcherism: Assessing and Exploring Thatcherite Social and Economic Policies

Stephen Farrall and Colin Hay (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265703
eISBN:
9780191771880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265703.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Three decades after the election of Mrs Thatcher, it is perhaps time to take stock of the concept of ‘Thatcherism’ and the prominent role it has played in the history of post-war Britain. Of course, ... More


Political Films

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Nollywood has a reputation for avoiding political issues, but a genre of “political films” emerged after the end of military rule in 1999. Nollywood extended strategies it had already developed to ... More


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