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In arto et inglorius labor: Tacitus’s Anti-history

KATHERINE CLARKE

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In his Todd Memorial Lecture given in Sydney in 1997, Fergus Millar not only questioned the value of Tacitus as a source for the Principate, but also professed difficulty in discerning ‘what the ... More


Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Chris Wickham (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264034
eISBN:
9780191734601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Since 1989, there have been many claims that Marxist approaches to history are out of date, but history has not stopped, and historical change continues to need explanation. There is still plenty of ... More


Reflections on doing global history

Jan De Vries

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

What difference has global history made to non-national historical agendas such as regional studies and studies based on ecological zones? The methods of regional history have many parallels with ... More


Not Exactly as it Happened: Historiography in the Bible

Steven L. McKenzie

in How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that history writing in the Bible was less concerned with what actually happened in the past and was more of a creative activity, different from what modern readers typically ... More


Allegories of Evil: A Response to Jeffrey Alexander

Martin Jay

in Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Allegorization, it has long been recognized, is an inevitable feature of all history writing. No matter how disinterested and neutral the historian tries to be, the very act of writing a meaningful ... More


Khurbn-Forshung: History Writing as a Jewish Response to Catastrophe

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

This chapter compares Jewish responses to the anti-Jewish violence of the early twentieth century to postwar efforts by survivors to document the Holocaust. Looking at victim testimony collection ... More


Early Historical Responses to the Great War: Fortescue, Conan Doyle, and Buchan *

Keith Grieves

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter explores the problems encountered by amateur historians John Fortescue, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and John Buchan in writing general histories of World War I before an official model was ... More


The Freedom of the Press

Hilary Gatti

in Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter first turns to the problem of writing histories, beginning with a major figure in the Catholic culture of France, Jacques Auguste de Thou, whose way of writing history brought him into ... More


The Germania illustrata, Humanist History, and the Christianization of Germany *

David J. Collins, S.J.

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

Leading German scholars, Renaissance humanists among them, began in the late fifteenth century a sustained effort at investigating a past they could call their own and writing about it in a panegyric ... More


Traditional Chinese and Western Letters

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter provides a brief sketch of letter writing in China and Western countries, with particular attention to published letters, love-letters, and letters in literature. It was this background ... More


Shaping History in the 1st and 2nd Centuries CE in Its Literary Culture

Eve-Marie Becker

in The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter studies the interrelation of history-writing and literary culture. It considers the function of history-writing within the context of Hellenistic literary culture, as historiography at ... More


History Writing as Reconstruction: The Beginnings of Holocaust Research from the Perspective of Its Victims

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

The conclusion examines similarities and differences among the featured commissions and documentation centers and evaluates their importance for Holocaust studies. It argues that part of the reason ... More


‘The Real War’: Liddell Hart, Cruttwell, and Falls

Hew Strachan

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter compares the works of influential historians B. H. Liddell Hart, C. R. M. F. Cruttwell, and Cyril Falls on the historiography of World War I. It suggests that the pre-war and wartime ... More


War Stories

Seth Kimmel

in Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278285
eISBN:
9780226278315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278315.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter studies the shifting conventions and goals of history writing around the turn of the seventeenth century. It argues that the first histories of the Second Alpujarras War, a Granadan ... More


Beginnings and Endings

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginnings and Endings dates from 1980. Parts of it were presented at a conference on Writing Literary History organized by Wlad, and again in 1981 at a conference on The Institutions of Criticism. ... More


‘Prophecy in reverse’? Herodotus and the Origins of History

Thomas Harrison

in Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter does not aim to not to review (still less to seek to replace) earlier treatments of the ‘origins of history’. Rather, it suggests a different — broader — approach to such a question, and ... More


The End?: History-Writing in the Age of Biomedicine (and Before)

Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein

in Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186635
eISBN:
9780300189438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186635.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about history writing in the age of biomedicine. The volume presents an analysis about the history of medicine. It suggests a ... More


Introduction

Kumkum Chatterjee

in The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introductory chapter outlines the core theme of the book, which involves an exploration of the cultures of history writing in early modern Bengal. The seventeenth, eighteenth, and the first ... More


Talking History: 1906–1920

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/9780520257320.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter covers the era that stretches from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1919 nationalist revolution. This allegedly incoherent era, which was neither fully Ottoman nor entirely ... More


Marxism and Historiography: Perspectives on Roman History

Andrea Giardina

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/9780197264034.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

Marxism has slowly declined in recent literature on the economic and social history of the ancient world. If one happens to run into the name of Marx or the term Marxism, it is generally within the ... More


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