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The Statistical Beginnings of Historical Thought: Joseph de Maistre against Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1794–96

Carolina Armenteros

in The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the genesis of Maistrian historical thought in De l'état de nature and De la souveraineté du people (1794–96), two essays that refute Jean-Jacques Rousseau and contain most of ... More


Divine Action in History

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume IV: A Theological and Philosophical Agenda

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198786535
eISBN:
9780191828812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786535.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter probes the relationship of divine action to historical processes by looking at the creation of the modern state of Israel and its relationship to the Jewish people. The establishment of ... More


The Nature of Things

Joel Alden Schlosser

in Herodotus in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226704708
eISBN:
9780226704982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704982.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter canvasses the multitude of forces involved in political life. “Politics” includes human and non-human agents and influences. Focusing on Herodotus’s implicit account of historical ... More


Numbers and Values: Counting Cases in the Spanish Empire

Bianca Premo

in The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190638726
eISBN:
9780190638764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190638726.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Latin American History

This chapter compares the volume of civil cases in archives in Spain, Peru and Mexico to establish that a litigation boom occurred in Spanish America but not on the peninsula during the late ... More


William of Newburgh: History and Interpretation

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/9780198769965.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter looks at the work of William of Newburgh, one of the most highly acclaimed of medieval English historians. William’s work has been praised for its critical approach to historical ... More


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