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Historiographic Approaches

Elizabeth Ann Danto

in Historical Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333060
eISBN:
9780199864119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333060.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses a range of classical and contemporary historiographic approaches to social work and social welfare history research. These include empirical or descriptive historiography, ... More


Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Lisa Irene Hau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book offers an interpretation of the first 500 years of history writing as a moral-didactic genre, and argues that this does not invalidate ancient Greek historiography as history. In Part I, it ... More


Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Ayman S. Ibrahim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Why did non-Muslims convert to Islam during Muhammad’s life and under his immediate successors? How did Muslim historians portray these conversions? Why did their portrayals differ significantly? To ... More


Indian Historical Writing since 1947

Supriya Mukherjee

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0026
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on Indian historical writing. The end of colonial rule in 1947 was a turning point in Indian historical writing and culture. History emerged as a professional discipline with the ... More


The Revolts of Skleros and Phokas: Historiography and the Skleros Manifesto

Catherine Homes

in Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279685
eISBN:
9780191707353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279685.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter broadens the book's discussion of the relevant medieval historiography of Basil II's reign by comparing the testimonies of historians writing in Greek with the Arabic historiographical ... More


Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

Charles Muntz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190498726
eISBN:
9780190498740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498726.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Bibliotheke of Diodorus Siculus is one of the most important histories to survive from antiquity and a critical work of Greek historiography. This book focuses on the first part of Diodorus, ... More


‘City is history incarnate’: writing the past of the polis

Katherine Clarke

in Making Time for the Past: Local History and the Polis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199291083
eISBN:
9780191710582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291083.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the fragments of Greek city-histories. It explores the relationship between ‘great’ historiography and local historiography, before examining how the configuration of time can ... More


History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Mark Thurner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035383
eISBN:
9780813038940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035383.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines how the entity called “Peru” gradually came into being, and how the narratives that defined it evolved over time. It is an account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a ... 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


Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Christina S. Kraus, John Marincola, and Christopher Pelling (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This volume collects essays written by colleagues and friends as a tribute to Tony Woodman, Gildersleeve Professor of Latin at the University of Virginia. These essays, like Woodman's own work, cover ... More


Henry James: History, Narrative, Fiction

Roslyn Jolly

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119852
eISBN:
9780191671227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This is a study of Henry James's changing attitudes to history as a narrative model, tracing the development from his early interest in ‘scientific’ historiography to the radically anti-historical ... More


Historiography: Insensible Revolutions

James Noggle

in Unfelt: The Language of Affect in the British Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747120
eISBN:
9781501747137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747120.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter details how the concept of the insensible enters British historiography around the middle of the eighteenth century. The insensible not only helps historians narrate the large-scale ... More


History with Rhetoric, Rhetoric with History: De oratore and De legibus

Matthew Fox

in Cicero's Philosophy of History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The main focus of this chapter is De oratore, and Cicero's exploration of the idea that the work of the orator is central to Rome's political functioning and history. The discussion of different ... More


Emperors and Usurpers: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History

Andrew G. Scott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190879594
eISBN:
9780190879624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879594.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This historical commentary examines books 79(78)–80(80) of Cassius Dio’s Roman History, which cover the period from the death of Caracalla in 217 B.C. to the reign of Severus Alexander and Cassius ... More


Cicero's Philosophy of History

Matthew Fox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211920
eISBN:
9780191705854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211920.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Cicero has long been seen to embody the values of the Roman Republic. This study of Cicero's use of history reveals that rather than promoting his own values, Cicero uses historical representation to ... More


Thinking in the Past Tense: Eight Conversations

Alexander Bevilacqua and Frederic Clark

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601175
eISBN:
9780226601342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226601342.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Thinking in the Past Tense encompasses eight interviews with major intellectual historians about their craft. From how these scholars first encountered the questions that have driven their careers to ... More


Conclusion

Gur Alroey

in An Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789325
eISBN:
9780804790871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789325.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Immigration to Palestine and the United States at the beginning of the twentieth century led to the emergence of two Jewish entities of importance in the Jewish world: the State of Israel and the ... More


History as a Kind of Writing: Textual Strategies in Contemporary French Historiography

Philippe Carrard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427966
eISBN:
9780226428017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428017.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book examines conventions of writing in contemporary French historiography. It asks how French historians organize their texts; whether they stage themselves or seek to conceal their presence; ... More


Why History?: A History

Donald Bloxham

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198858720
eISBN:
9780191890840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858720.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

What is the point of history? Why has the study of the past been so important for so long? Why History? A History contemplates two and a half thousand years of historianship to establish how very ... More


Studying Joseph Smith Jr.: A Guide to the Sources

David J. Whittaker

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides a bicentennial bibliographical chapter about the Mormon founder. It divides the voluminous manuscript sources on Smith into the various categories of journals, sermons and ... More


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