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Histories

Michael K. Jerryson

in Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793235
eISBN:
9780199897438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793235.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the way in which historical narratives become instrumental in both the discussion of and participation in the southern Thai conflict. Through interviews with history teachers ... More


The Narrative Mode

Gurpreet Mahajan

in Explanation and Understanding in the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076971
eISBN:
9780199080403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076971.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the narrative mode of inquiry. Advocates of the narrative mode argue that history is the most ‘individualizing and particularizing’ of all social sciences. While other ... More


Parmenides' Place in Histories of Presocratic Philosophy

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides the orientation necessary to appreciate what is at stake in the book's development and defence of a modal interpretation of Parmenides. It focuses on the principal ... 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


Black Muslim History Narratives Orienting the Nation of Islam in Muslim Time and Space

Edward E. Curtis

in Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960–1975

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830543
eISBN:
9781469606088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877449_curtis.7
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the popularization of historical narratives of the members of the Nation of Islam, both intellectuals and rank and file, which linked the history of black people to the world of ... More


Georgian Sources

Stephen H. Jr. Rapp

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses Georgian sources, beginning with a section on contemporary narrative historical sources. Comments on their utility for prosopographical data are provided and described, ... More


Explicit Authorial Evaluations in Historical Writing

Vivienne J. Gray

in Xenophon's Mirror of Princes: Reading the Reflections

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199563814
eISBN:
9780191724954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563814.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 examines how Xenophon evaluates leaders for praise and blame in authorial comments in historical narrative, and takes a special interest in the engagement of the author with the reader and ... More


Do American Historical Narratives Travel?

François Weil

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter aims to determine if the historical narratives of America travel to other countries in the world. The discussion shows that American historiography does not travel well, despite its ... More


Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Intellectual Challenges in the Ecology of Cities

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the historical connections between biophysical ecology and sociological approaches to urban ecology. This historical narrative lays the foundation for linking the study of ... More


The Practical Past

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

A distinction has long been drawn between the desire to have knowledge of the past entirely for its own sake and a more practical attitude which aims to uncover hidden meanings of relevance to the ... More


The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Kathryn M. Grossman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study places the last three novels of Victor Hugo’s maturity—Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866), L’Homme qui rit (1869), and Quatrevingt-Treize (1874)—within the context of his artistic ... More


Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Fiona Robertson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is an innovative reading of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels in the context of 18th- and 19th-century Gothic. Most critics have treated these two forms of historical narrative as though they ... More


The Croatian historical statehood narrative

Alex J. Bellamy

in The Formation of Croatian National Identity: A Centuries-Old Dream?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065026
eISBN:
9781781700440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065026.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In his 1998 state of the nation address, the Croatian President Franjo Tuðman noted that with the restoration of the Croatian Danube region including Vukovar ‘to our homeland’, ‘[t]he centuries-old ... More


Royalizing the Realm and the Ritualization of Violence

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter compares how the historical narratives Kojiki and Nihon shoki manipulate legendary material, focusing on the Yamato Takeru narrative and Emperor Jimmu's subjugation chronicle. It ... More


The Presence of the Past

Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes (eds)

in Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226562629
eISBN:
9780226562933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562933.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Creating a meaningful analysis of historical as well as current interpolity relations in Inner and East Asia requires using an entirely different lens than we are accustomed to. By suspending the ... More


History with Biography

Evgeny Dobrenko

in Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights the central role of biographical films in Stalinist cinema. It investigates why Soviet historical films invariably turned into biography, and how they came to occupy the ... More


Monastic Historical Culture and the Utility of a Remote Past: The Case of Matthew Paris

Björn Weiler

in How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The English Benedictine monk Matthew Paris (c.1200–1259) was one of the most prolific writers of history in medieval Europe. The chapter focuses on Matthew’s Lives of the Two Offas, a semi-fictional ... More


A Partial View of History: ICTY Judgments as ‘Judicial Truths’

Luigi Prosperi and Aldo Zammit Borda

in Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198862956
eISBN:
9780191895531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862956.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In practice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has contributed significantly to the historical narratives of the conflicts in the Balkans. However, history writing ... More


Sibelius and the Re-emergence of the Great Man Biopic

Kimmo Laine

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The aim of this chapter is to consider Sibelius as a popular historical narrative, discussing it in relation to the mechanisms of historical explanation as well as the mode of argument and address ... More


Heroes and Villains in the Historical Imagination: The Elusive Khmelnytsky

Taras Koznarsky

in Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804793827
eISBN:
9780804794961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793827.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This essay examines the stock repertory of heroic qualities assigned to Khmelnytsky in Ukrainian historical narratives of the first decades of the nineteenth century. Koznarsky argues that the cult ... More


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