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Plutarch’s Thesis: The Contribution of Refugee Historians to Historical Writing, 1945–2010

Antoon De Baets

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Can exile be seen as a blessing in disguise? The Greek moral essayist Plutarch, and others after him, argued that it can. This thesis that exile is a blessing in disguise is referred to as Plutarch's ... More


Constructing the Narrative: Authorial Objectives and the Use of Rome

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the contemporary histories of the Late Republic written by non-Romans, we can find preserved the attitudes of those dispossessed of their power by the establishment of Roman hegemony. The ... More


Conclusion

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses that the book tried to place Edmund Spenser in the context of different and coexisting conceptions of the past, particularly those influenced by religious, nationalistic, and ... More


What is History Now?

David Cannadine

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the evolution of historical writing in Great Britain. It discusses the unchanging essentials and criticisms that constantly characterised disagreements ... More


Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Mary Whitby (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

These chapters survey the range of historical sources from the peoples who collided with the Byzantine Empire during this period of dramatic upheaval. The Empire that had been expanded and ... More


Historical Theory  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Adam Smith's interest in social history found a number of precedents and parallels on the Continent. It is interesting to note that, as Quaestor for the University Library, Smith made purchases ... More


Complicating the Story: Religion and Gender in Historical Writing on British and American Anti-Slavery

David Turley

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces historical writing on British and American anti-slavery through three phases encompassing writing by participants, the generations of twentieth century professional historians ... More


The Drama of Revolution and Reaction: Marxist History and the Twentieth Century

Alex Callinicos

in Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264034
eISBN:
9780191734601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Marx's The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte was written not as a history but as an insight to the present – as a piece of contemporary political analysis. The The Eighteenth Brumaire aims to ... More


T B Smith as a Legal Historian

John Blackie

in A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T. B. Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623358
eISBN:
9780748651467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623358.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes the nature of Smith's legal historical writing in the context in which he produced it. Smith's historical work is part of the fabric of his writing considering the general ... More


Historiography

Stephen Howe

in Ireland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251841
eISBN:
9780191698064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251841.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A growing body of historical work seeks to integrate Ireland's story into that of English, then British, attempts at empire-building, both within the British-Irish islands themselves and across the ... More


Southern and Central Africa

William H. Worger

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0033
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Between the 1860s and the First World War, all the indigenous inhabitants of southern and central Africa were brought under British rule. Historical writing on southern Africa, including what later ... More


A Scottish Perspective

Craig Cairns

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter criticizes Keith Robbins' lecture on the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It argues that Robbins' request for correspondence and dialogue contradicts his previous statement that ... More


Truth

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter attempts to develop a theory of truth that does justice to all the facts about historical representation established in the previous chapters. It argues that we are justified in speaking ... More


Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Frank Ankersmit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book provides a systematic account of the problems of reference, truth, and meaning in historical writing. It works from the conviction that the historicist account of historical writing, ... More


Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Alexander Bieri (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History aims to describe current expectations and strategies held within companies, within academia and amongst the general public for using a company’s history for ... More


Time

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter attempts to explain why historicist historians were basically right when they showed so little interest in the topic of history and time. It does so by discussing what several ... More


The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Stuart Macintyre, Juan Maiguashca, and Attila Pók (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book addresses the writing of history globally from 1800 to 1945. Divided into four parts, the book first covers the rise, consolidation, and crisis of European historical thought, and the ... More


Historicism

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter contends that the historicism of Leopold von Ranke and Wilhelm von Humboldt was formulated in the idealist and romanticist idiom of the 1820s and 1830s, which can no longer satisfy us in ... More


Experience (I)

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter argues that the ties between historical representation and historical experience are both strong and weak. They are strong since a collectivist or holistic sublime experience of the past ... More


Experience (II)

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter attempts to develop a reconstruction of the (often implicit) beliefs that predispose historians to a belief in the possibility of a direct contact with the past. It refers to this mostly ... More


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