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Authoritative History and Authoritative Archives

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

This chapter begins a historical examination of the changing relationships between notions of authority, history, and documentation. It shows how conceptions of reason and science institutionalized ... More


Can History and Archives Reconnect: Bridging the Archival Divide

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

In a short, final chapter the authors raise the question of whether archives and history—archivists and historians—can reconnect in our digitalized “post-custodial” age, and why being better informed ... More


Rethinking Archival Politics: Trust, Truth, and the Law

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

All scholars recognize that restricting access to “classified” materials is related to issues of political control, but this chapter argues that power in the archives is ubiquitous, and much less ... More


Chasing Saints in the Old World

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199743179
eISBN:
9780199345045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743179.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The research had to be carried to Europe for two reasons: first, to uncover the connections to original sites of devotion to the medical saints, possibly extending back to the pagan twins; second, to ... More


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