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Debating the Highland Clearances

Eric Richards

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621828
eISBN:
9780748672141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621828.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Storm clouds regularly gather over the story of the Highland Clearances and show no sign of dispersing. After more than a century the historical dispute about the eviction of the Highlanders from the ... More


Plutarch and the Persica

Eran Almagor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748645558
eISBN:
9781474453523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book addresses two historical mysteries. The first is the content and character of the fourth century BCE Greek works on the Persian Achaemenid Empire treatises called the Persica. The second is ... More


Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More


British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the ... More


Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Gabriel Rockhill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With the aim of rethinking the state and stakes of contemporary theory, Gabriel Rockhill critically works through some of the most important recent philosophical writings on the intertwined topics of ... More


Gods in early Greek Historiography

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the concept of ‘god’ in early historiography, particularly Herodotus, with reference to his contemporary intellectual environment. Though building on a large body of work, ... More


The Greek Gods in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century German and British Scholarship

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The late 19th and early 20th century is a landmark in the history of the study of the Greek gods. In this paper, I examine key models of interpretation of the Greek gods in Germany and Britain at ... More


Ismaili History and Historiography: Phases, Sources and Studies

Farhad Daftary

in A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748609048
eISBN:
9780748671281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609048.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After describing the main phases in Ismaili history, this chapter investigates Ismaili historiography covering the major categories of sources. Different genres of texts produced by the Ismaili ... More


Introduction

Carole Hillenbrand

in Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The introduction justifies the publication of yet another book on the battle of Manzikert in 1071, described by Runciman as the most decisive disaster in Byzantine history. The chapter summarises ... More


Introduction

Marcus Milwright

in An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623105
eISBN:
9780748671298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623105.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter introduces the main themes discussed in the remainder of the book. The chapter starts by creating a working definition for Islamic archaeology. This definition establishes the most ... More


Introduction: The Estimation of the World

Francis D. Cogliano

in Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624997
eISBN:
9780748670697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624997.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introduction provides an overview of the history of Thomas Jefferson's reputation. It describes the four stages of Jefferson's reputation since his death in 1826. It places this study in the ... More


Issues, Debates and Aims

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter outlines the historiography of the parliamentary or incorporating union of 1707. It explains what the key issues and points of debate there are for historians, and sets out the arguments ... More


Defining Greek Narrative

Douglas Cairns and Ruth Scodel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Narratologies, both ‘classical’ structuralist narratology and the ‘new narratologies’ of the past twenty years, have mostly been built around the novel. At the same time, the history of narrative ... More


Introduction

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Introduction defines the perimeters and terminology of the book. In addition, it offers a brief overview of the role of moral didacticism in historiography from antiquity to the 21st century and ... More


Stock Situations, Topoi and the Greekness of Greek Historiography

Lisa Irene Hau

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on our surviving historiographic texts from the fifth to the first century BC : Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius, and Diodorus of Sicily. Greek historiography dealt with ... More


Integrating the Assyrian Question

Sargon George Donabed

in Reforging a Forgotten History: Iraq and the Assyrians in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748686025
eISBN:
9781474408646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686025.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The first chapter discusses methodology while conceptualising the Assyrian question in the field of Middle Eastern history and contextualising it within various historiographical contexts. It details ... More


Introduction: Diodorus’ Work and Our Sources

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The introduction discusses what is known at present of Diodorus’ life and his work, the methods he used to apply structure to his work, and the views that guided him. Furthermore, ample attention is ... More


Diodorus’ Sources

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, firstly the sources Diodorus himself used -about 144 different authors can be recognised as sources for the Historical Library- are examined. Next the reception of this work in the ... More


Introduction

Louise Settle

in Sex for Sale in Scotland: Prostitution in Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1900-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400008
eISBN:
9781474422543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400008.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to the key theoretical and methodological concepts and provides an overview of the historical context. Key historiographical trends are discussed and the new ... More


Editors’ Introduction

Mark Freeman, Eleanor Gordon, and Krista Maglen

in Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland: c. 1850-1990

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861162
eISBN:
9781474406222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861162.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This short introduction places the contributions to the volume in the context of Anne Crowther’s research interests. It emphasises her contribution to the fields of poor law history, the history of ... More


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