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The Thirteenth Century, II: Uncertainty

Peter Linehan

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219453
eISBN:
9780191678349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In common with his legal writings, Alfonso's historical compositions — in so far as they were indeed his — can be accounted works of contemporary history. This applies particularly to the General ... More


Partisan Historiography: The 1940s and Beyond

Yoav Di Capua

in Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter shows how and why contemporary history became the exclusive realm of party politics. In doing so, it discusses two forms that partisan historiography embraced: the national allegory and ... More


The Emergence of Chinese History as an Independent Subject (1945–74)

Flora L. F. Kan

in Hong Kong's Chinese History Curriculum from 1945: Politics and Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622098367
eISBN:
9789888180264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098367.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter analyses the development of Chinese History in depth from 1945 until 1974, when Chinese middle schools and Anglo-Chinese schools finally adopted the same Chinese History syllabus. This ... More


The Latest Catastrophe: History, the Present, the Contemporary

Henry Rousso

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226165066
eISBN:
9780226165370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165370.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In this book Rousso sets two tasks for himself: (1) to provide a history of the problem of “contemporariness” in history writing; (2) to analyze how contemporary history came to be a sub-discipline ... More


Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

Peter Stearns (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037894
eISBN:
9780252095153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037894.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Contemporary world history has highlighted militarization in many ways, from the global Cold War and numerous regional conflicts to the general assumption that nationhood implies a significant and ... More


Writing Contemporary History in Medieval England

Michael Staunton

in The Historians of Angevin England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198769965
eISBN:
9780191822742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter addresses the question of why so many people in England at the end of the twelfth century and the beginning of the thirteenth chose to write contemporary history. A distinctive feature ... More


On Historical Distance

Mark Salber Phillips

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140378
eISBN:
9780300195255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140378.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Conceptions of distance are foundational to historical thought, but this book gives the idea new subtlety and meaning. The book argues that distance is a matter not just of time and space but also of ... More


The Dynamics of Time: Herodotus’ and Contemporary Athens Before and After Fornara

Jonas Grethlein

in Interpreting Herodotus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803614
eISBN:
9780191842016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803614.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The paper starts with re-assessing Fornara’s thesis that that the account of the Persian Wars in the Histories ought to be seen in light of the intra-Hellenic conflicts of the second half of the ... More


Obituaries Andrzej Szczypiorski: 1924–2000

Rafael Scharf

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 14: Focusing on Jews in the Polish Borderlands

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774693
eISBN:
9781800340718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774693.003.0042
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents an obituary of Andrzej Szczypiorski (1924–2000). Szczypiorski was born in Warsaw the son of an eminent Polish Socialist Party activist. He saw the outbreak of war and the German ... More


Interrogating and Conceptualizing the Legacy of Thatcherism

Colin Hay and Stephen Farrall

in The Legacy of Thatcherism: Assessing and Exploring Thatcherite Social and Economic Policies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265703
eISBN:
9780191771880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265703.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter reflects on the debates surrounding Thatcherism with the benefit of hindsight. Most commentators seem to accept that Thatcherism is now a historic concept—referring, if not exactly to ... More


The Legacy of Thatcherism: Assessing and Exploring Thatcherite Social and Economic Policies

Stephen Farrall and Colin Hay (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265703
eISBN:
9780191771880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265703.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Three decades after the election of Mrs Thatcher, it is perhaps time to take stock of the concept of ‘Thatcherism’ and the prominent role it has played in the history of post-war Britain. Of course, ... More


Cooperation and Cash: Labor's Opportunity in a Post-Deregulatory Era

Leon Fink

in Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834503
eISBN:
9781469603322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877807_fink.10
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes how the presence of strong trade unions in the maritime industry was all but taken for granted in the mid-1960s. Neither the unions nor their employer counterparts likely ... More


Political Films

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Nollywood has a reputation for avoiding political issues, but a genre of “political films” emerged after the end of military rule in 1999. Nollywood extended strategies it had already developed to ... More


Transformations

Paul O’Connor

in Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139576
eISBN:
9789888180165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 3 looks into the contemporary history of Islam in Hong Kong and elucidates the most important transformations that have taken place since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China. One key ... More


‘New Orwells’?: Christopher Hitchens, Tony Judt, Timothy Garton Ash

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the work of three essayists and political commentators whose writing has attracted considerable attention in recent decades. Hitchens could be a dazzling and entertaining ... More


On Court Politics

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Interpretive Political Science: Selected Essays, Volume II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786115
eISBN:
9780191827792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786115.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers contemporary history, arguing for convergence between the core executive and predominant prime minister theses on the idea of ‘court politics’. It draws on the genres of ... More


In the City, Out of Place: Nuisance, Pollution, and Dwelling in Delhi, c. 1850-2000

Awadhendra Sharan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198097297
eISBN:
9780199082957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097297.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book is a contemporary history of environmental issues in Delhi. It references the world of the social: attitudes to safety and security, relations of race and class, habitations of humans and ... More


What is a History of International Law in Italy for? International Law through the Prism of National Perspectives

Giulio Bartolini

in A History of International Law in Italy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198842934
eISBN:
9780191878831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842934.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter provides the theoretical background of the volume and illustrates its structure and rationale. It tackles the growing debate on the need to explore international law from comparative and ... More


Introduction: ‘Religion from Rome, Politics from Home’?

Margaret M. Scull

in The Catholic Church and the Northern Ireland Troubles, 1968-1998

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198843214
eISBN:
9780191879081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843214.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The introduction positions this book within the context of the existing historiography and provides a succinct survey of the various approaches previously employed to present and explain the ... More


Writing on A.K. Ramanujan: The ‘Critical Scene’

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The opening chapter presents an overview of the writings on Ramanujan. It comprises both a typological and a chronological classification of critical texts, and provides an outline of critical ... More


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