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Original Significances and Historical Explanation

Nicholas Jardine

in The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250395
eISBN:
9780191681288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter looks into the interactions of historical interpretation with historical explanation. It argues that causal explanation is a primary goal of history, inseparable from historical ... More


Sartre’s Existentialist Biographies: Search for a Method

Christina Howells

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Jean Sartre's approach to writing biographies. As a biographer, Sartre embraces the paradox of an attempted, yet always impossible, totalization of the fragmentary, and ... More


“Fire at the Mast”: The Practice of Peace

Meredith Baldwin Weddle

in Walking in the Way of Peace: Quaker Pacifism in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131383
eISBN:
9780199834839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513138X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

From the beginning, early English Quakers were working out how to put principles into practice, and their observances were diverse. Some participated in military activities wholeheartedly; others ... More


Interpretation

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

The terms “historical interpretation” and “historical representation” are often used interchangeably. The historical text can alternatively be described as an “interpretation” or as a “representation ... More


The Study of Chinese History: Retrospect and Prospect

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

This essay delineates the main trends of modern Chinese historiography through a critical review of the two major historical schools—“the school of historical data,” and “the school of historical ... More


Patmos in Western Interpreters from 1517

Ian Boxall

in Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674206
eISBN:
9780191752230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674206.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This lengthy chapter brings the Western story of Patmos up to the present day, concluding with a survey of post-1900 commentaries (illustrative of their limited focus compared with earlier ... More


Historical Writing in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary

Maciej Górny

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/9780199225996.003.0013
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on historical writing in three central European states—Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. It looks at the long-term trends and phenomena in historical writing in the region. ... More


Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women

Steven M. Stowe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640969
eISBN:
9781469640983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640969.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Americans wrote fiercely during their civil war. War surprised, devastated, and opened up imagination, taking hold of Americans’ words as well as their homes and families. The personal diary—wildly ... More


Introduction

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/9780198769965.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This Introduction sets out the scope of the book, its approach to the subject of historical writing in Angevin England, its place within existing scholarship, and the main divisions of the book. It ... More


Hannah Arendt, the Early “Post-Zionist”

Moshe Zimmermann

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Hannah Arendt did not belong to the establishment of prominent Zionist thinkers, nor did she belong to the very exclusive group of leading Zionist politicians. She also claimed that she became a ... More


Miss Marple Reads the Bible: Detective Fiction and the Art of Biblical Interpretation

David C. Steinmetz

in Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199768936
eISBN:
9780190258276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768936.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An important difference between historical-critical interpretations of the Bible and the church's traditional exegesis rests on the difference between their valuation of the role and importance of a ... More


Assimilation

Martin Camper

in Arguing over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190677121
eISBN:
9780190677152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677121.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 6 investigates what happens when arguers disagree over how to apply a text in a new context, the stasis of assimilation. Following the rhetorical tradition, the chapter distinguishes ... More


Legacies and Visions

Judith A. Bennett

in Natives and Exotics: World War II and Environment in the Southern Pacific

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832650
eISBN:
9780824871369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832650.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on historical interpretations of the impact of the war on the Pacific Islands. Both the process of war and the altered global geopolitical balance brought ideological shifts that ... More


Law after Auschwitz

Julio Baquero Cruz

in What's Left of the Law of Integration?: Decay and Resistance in European Union Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198830610
eISBN:
9780191868764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830610.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter explains how, in the aftermath of the Second World War, many asked practical questions such as whether the politics and law of sovereign nation states could still be trusted as effective ... More


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