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The Intelligible versus the Real: Barthes’s Historiographical Option

Stephen Bann

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Roland Barthes’s ‘Le discours de l’histoire’ was first published in France in 1967, in a journal sponsored by the École pratique des hautes études where he was teaching at the time. It appeared in ... More


Romans, Gauls, and Franks

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The historical context of the debate was Roman Gaul at the time of the 5th-century Teutonic invasions, and the ideological fulcrum the competing claims of the Romanist and the Frankish narratives on ... More


Nation, Class, and Race

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/9780199650484.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Although Guizot translated Gibbon into French, he became more impressed by the writings of Mably, making them central to his essays on the History of France. As minister for education Guizot ensured ... More


Intellectual Background

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 4, ‘Intellectual Background’, attempts to reconstruct the intellectual background which informed the historians' mindset and argues that the vantage point of such study must be their own ... More


Uncovering the Germanic Past: Merovingian Archaeology in France, 1830-1914

Bonnie Effros

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199696710
eISBN:
9780191804885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199696710.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book brings to light an unexpected side effect of France's nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution. While laying tracks for new rail lines, quarrying for stone, and expanding lands under ... More


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