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Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Francis X. Blouin, Jr and William G. Rosenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

The worlds of historians and archivists used to converge around shared understandings of “authoritative” history. This book explores the dramatic changes that have split them apart. Written by an ... More


Authoritative History and Authoritative Archives

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

This chapter begins a historical examination of the changing relationships between notions of authority, history, and documentation. It shows how conceptions of reason and science institutionalized ... More


Outline for a Diplomatics of Mesopotamian Documents

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the documents from the Mesopotamian archives. It describes the conditions of their transmissions and evaluates the contribution of diplomatics to Assyriological studies. It ... More


The Problem of Information

Patricia Skinner

in Medieval Amalfi and its Diaspora, 800-1250

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199646272
eISBN:
9780191751493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646272.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter introduces readers to the multifaceted nature of the source materials relating to Amalfitan history. Core to the project is a corpus of over 1,000 charters, legal documents recording ... More


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