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The Historical Imagination

Dray William H.

in History as Re-Enactment: R. G. Collingwood's Idea of History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238812
eISBN:
9780191679780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238812.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines a Collingwoodian doctrine which has often been seen as closely related to that of re-enactment: the claim that historical inquiry requires an exercise of the historian's ... More


Epilogue

Dray William H.

in History as Re-Enactment: R. G. Collingwood's Idea of History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238812
eISBN:
9780191679780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238812.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This epilogue summarises what has emerged with regard to both R. G. Collingwood's view of the nature of historical understanding as re-enactment, and the place which that doctrine should occupy in a ... More


Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Kerwin Lee Klein

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The American frontier, a potent symbol since Europeans first stepped ashore on North America, serves as the touchstone for this book's analysis of the narrating of history. The book explores the ... More


Afterword Language is Story

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the quest for scientific certainty had led scholars through a series of linguistic turns which encoded historical narrative and knowledge as an antonym, and opened the doors ... More


Martyrs and Their Books

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 1 traces the paths through which martyrdom, apocalypticism, and holiness became intertwined from John Bale and John Foxe to Cotton Mather and the New England Primer. Biblical martyrs, early ... More


Pain, Power, and the Martyr Ideal

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter finds parallels between the ways martyr stories informed political and religious identity in the early modern period and the early church. The folklore of martyrdom has above all been a ... More


Introduction: History, Narrative, West

Kerwin Lee IZlein

in Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter explains the theme of the book, which is about the historical imagination in the narration of the European conquest of Native America. The book traces a critical genealogy ... More


Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Adrian Chastain Weimer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book examines the folklore of martyrdom in seventeenth-century Protestant culture, exploring how Congregationalists, Separatists, Antinomians, Baptists, and Quakers imagined themselves within ... More


Narrative Ethics of Implication: Günter Grass and Historical Imagination

Hanna Meretoja

in The Ethics of Storytelling: Narrative Hermeneutics, History, and the Possible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190649364
eISBN:
9780190649395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649364.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 5 problematizes the prevalent way of conceptualizing the relationship between fiction and history in terms of the actual and the possible. It argues that both fictional and autobiographical ... More


The predicament of history The predicament of history Bill Schwarz

Sue Thomas

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The term ‘West Indian’ always represented a complex of competing ideas, a resource for both colonial and anticolonial politics. West Indians were colonial Britons who experienced the civilisation of ... More


Charles W. Chesnutt’s Historical Imagination

Werner Sollors

in Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734164
eISBN:
9781621036050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734164.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter addresses Chesnutt’s extraordinary sense of the history that he was living and that lay behind him. His historical imagination, paired with his sense of irony, made him an unusually ... More


Introduction: Paris, Photography, and History: 1860 to 1970

Catherine E. Clark

in Paris and the Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190681647
eISBN:
9780190681678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681647.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

What is the history of preserving, writing, exhibiting, theorizing, and imagining the history of Paris photographically? How, when, and to what end did photographs become interesting as historical ... More


Introduction

Hannah Pollin-Galay

in Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300226041
eISBN:
9780300235531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226041.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Introduction opens two interlocking debates: The first relates to the purpose and study of Holocaust testimony. Scholars have debated whether we should seek psychic, expressive truths from victim ... More


What the Camera Teaches

Matthew Frye Jacobson

in The Historian's Eye: Photography, History, and the American Present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649665
eISBN:
9781469649689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649665.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introduction lays out some general premises regarding the historical imagination and the work that the camera can do as an instrument of historical thinking.


Lineages/Legacies

William Sites

in Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226732077
eISBN:
9780226732244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226732244.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By 2014—the centenary of a birth he had often denied—Sun Ra’s musical and cultural significance was being celebrated in cities throughout the world. Amid all this attention it was tempting to imagine ... More


‘The greatest irregular’: Thomas Carlyle’s Re-creative Purpose in

Ruth Scurr

in Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198737827
eISBN:
9780191801273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737827.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Thomas Carlyle claimed that his history of the French Revolution was ‘a wild savage book, itself a kind of French Revolution …’. This chapter considers his stylistic approaches to creating the ... More


Introduction

Mark D. Chapman

in The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1882

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688067
eISBN:
9780191767432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688067.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter highlights the theme of historical imagination and Christian identity in a period of profound social and political change. Its introduces the book’s chief focus on focus the different ... More


“C’était Paris en 1970”: Amateur Photography and the Assassination of Paris

Catherine E. Clark

in Paris and the Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190681647
eISBN:
9780190681678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681647.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

In 1970, a new generation of municipal officials worked with the FNAC, a camera and electronics store that was also a major player on the French cultural scene, to organize an enormous amateur photo ... More


Introduction: Slave, Soldier, and Lucumí Leader

Henry B. Lovejoy

in Prieto: Yorúbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645391
eISBN:
9781469645414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645391.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction outlines the scope of Prieto’s biography, including his testimony recorded through the military court following his arrest in 1835. It examines the key set of sources and methods ... More


Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Vidéothèque de Paris

Catherine E. Clark

in Paris and the Cliché of History: The City and Photographs, 1860-1970

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190681647
eISBN:
9780190681678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681647.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

The Vidéothèque de Paris, a video archive of the city’s past that opened in 1988, provides the opportunity to take stock of over a hundred years of putting pictures of Paris’s past at the heart of ... More


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