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Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book focuses on travelogues by Iranians traveling to Europe in the nineteenth century. It argues for an interpretive framework that moves away from an overemphasis on the destinations of travel ... More


 Conclusion

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The concluding chapter revisits the process that led, within little more than a decade, from a sense of impending “national death” to the emergence of a budding national entity. Aimed at a thorough ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Search for a West Saxon Dynastic and Christian Past

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle that covers the history of England from the time of the earliest English invaders down to ad 1155. It notes that the work begins even earlier, with ... More


Believing in Ethiopians

Maghan Keita

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses contributions of African American intellectuals to the debates inherent to Martin Bernal's controversial thesis on the origins of Western Classical Civilization. Pre‐dating ... More


Conclusion: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Arezou Azad

in Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687053
eISBN:
9780191766954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687053.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam, World Religions

The conclusion highlights three important aspects in the study of the history of places, of which sacred landscapes form a part: the question of textual transmissions and genres that affect the ... More


Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Alan J. Ross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a re-examination of Ammianus Marcellinus’ agenda and methods in narrating the reign of the emperor Julian (355–63). Ammianus’ Res Gestae provides the fullest extant narrative of ... More


Epilogue

Alan J. Ross

in Ammianus' Julian: Narrative and Genre in the Res Gestae

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784951
eISBN:
9780191827174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784951.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Epilogue offers a summation of the main arguments of the book; namely that Ammianus Marcellinus casts the major episodes of Julian’s reign as topoi, which are familiar from classicizing ... More


The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Ian Wood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199650484
eISBN:
9780191747861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650484.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Modern Europe has been seen as having its origins in the Fall of the Roman Empire and the Barbarian Invasions of the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries. As a result, the period has been drawn into a ... More


300–700

Ian Wood

in The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199650484
eISBN:
9780191747861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650484.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In 300 the Roman Empire was still flourishing. In 700 it had been replace in Western Europe by a number of kingdoms ruled by kings of supposedly Germanic origin. The chapter provides a brief ... More


|  |  Hans Christian Ørsted and the Golden Age in a Wider Perspective

Dan C. Christensen

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0061
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Ørsted's career is summed up briefly, and the historiography on him is delineated starting with Meyer, who concluded that in spite of youthful leanings towards Kant and Naturphilosophie Ørsted learnt ... More


National Unity and the Dilemmas of Identity and History

Sebastian Elsässer

in The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199368396
eISBN:
9780199368419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368396.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The national unity discourse has been the most important discourse through which Muslim-Christian relations are represented and negotiated in modern Egypt. Essential ingredients in the representation ... More


Can Imperialists Produce Knowledge?: The Case of James Grant Duff’s History of the Mahrattas

Spencer A. Leonard

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mountstuart Elphinstone's administration as Governor of Bombay consolidated East India Company rule over large tracts of Central, Western, and Northwestern India. It represented a new and ... More


Render unto the Sultan: Power, Authority, and the Greek Orthodox Church in the Early Ottoman Centuries

Tom Papademetriou

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198717898
eISBN:
9780191787362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717898.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The received wisdom about the nature of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Ottoman Empire is that Sultan Mehmed II re-established the Patriarchate of Constantinople as both a political and a religious ... More


The Mikado and the Shogun (P.V. Narasimha Rao and Arjun Singh)

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474943
eISBN:
9780199090891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes the personality and politics of Arjun Singh who was Minister of MHRD for about nine years in two spells (1991–95 and 2004–9), and left a deep imprint on Indian education ... More


Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Nile Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Recent international intervention in Afghanistan has reproduced familiar versions of the Afghan national story, from repeatedly doomed invasions to perpetual fault lines of ethnic division. Yet ... More


Afterword

Farzin Vejdani

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this afterword chapter, Farzin Vejdani places the common themes that emerge from the eight Afghan case studies into a wider regional context, so refuting the common proposition that Afghanistan ... More


Introduction: A History of Afghan Historiography

Nile Green

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This long chapter provides the first-ever overview of history-writing in Afghanistan from the country’s foundation in the eighteenth century until the early twenty-first century. The chapter ... More


Afghan Polities and the Indo-Persian Literary Realm: The Durrani Rulers and Their Portrayal in Eighteenth-Century Historiography

Christine Noelle-Karimi

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Christine Noelle-Karimi analyzes two Persian histories written during the early Durrani period by Mahmud al-Husayni of Mashhad (in present-day Iran) and Imam al-Din Husayni of Lahore (in present-day ... More


Tarikh-i Ahmad Shahi: The First History of ‘Afghanistan’

Amin Tarzi

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

By focusing on the Tarikh-i Ahmad Shahi of the aforementioned Mahmud al-Husayni, in Chapter 2 Amin Tarzi presents a powerfully revisionist reading of this “first history of Afghanistan”. By working ... More


‘The Bottomless Inkwell’: The Life and Perilous Times of Fayz Muhammad ‘Katib’ Hazara

Robert D. McChesney

in Afghan History Through Afghan Eyes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190247782
eISBN:
9780190492236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247782.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In Chapter 3 Robert D. McChesney provides a biographical study of the figure widely regarded as Afghanistan’s last traditional and first modern historian: Fayz Muhammad Katib. By meticulously ... More


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