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Authoritative History and Authoritative Archives

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

This chapter begins a historical examination of the changing relationships between notions of authority, history, and documentation. It shows how conceptions of reason and science institutionalized ... More


People in context: overview and conclusions

Anne Haour

in Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study which compared the rulers, warriors, traders, and clerics of medieval central Sahel and north-west Europe. It discusses the problems ... More


Holocene avian extinctions

Tommy Tyrberg

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents last occurrence dates and associated data for 524 extinct bird species that are currently known or suspected to have died out during the Holocene. This includes species known to ... More


Holocene mammal extinctions

Samuel T. Turvey

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents last occurrence dates and associated data for 255 extinct mammal species that are currently known or suspected to have died out during the Holocene. This includes species known ... More


Anticipations of Freedom: 1927–47

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in Archiving the British Raj: History of the Archival Policy of the Government of India, with Selected Documents, 1858-1947

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489923
eISBN:
9780199095599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489923.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the last two decades of colonial rule in India, there were anticipations of freedom in many areas of the public sphere. In the domain of archiving these were chiefly felt in the form of reversal ... More


Authoritarian Pluralism: 1970–2000

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/9780520257320.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the multiple ways in which authoritarian pluralism shaped the historiographical marketplace. It argues that while authoritarian pluralism allowed previously marginalized groups ... More


The Problem

Patricia Penn Hilden

in Women, Work, and Politics: Belgium 1830-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228837
eISBN:
9780191678837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228837.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the working women in Belgium during the period from 1830 to 1914. This book aims to demonstrate that Belgian women had a relationship ... More


History and the Historians, II

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/9780198219453.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

After thirty years at the helm of the Castilian Church the dean of Albarracin's perception can have come as no surprise to D. Rodrigo. The kings lorded it over bishops. But why was it that some ... More


The Popular Origins of Academic History

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recounts the history of the emergence of modern South Asian history in the hands of colonial officials and Indian nationalists, some of them actually mentored by colonial officials, in ... More


Lineage, Market, Pirate, and Dan: Ethnicity in the Pearl River Delta of South China

Helen F. Siu and Liu Zhiwei

in Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230156
eISBN:
9780520927537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230156.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Historical records tell that many institutions in the Pearl River delta were initially objectionable to officials but were accepted in due course. Territorial lineages and their ancestral halls ... More


Procedural Structure and Features of International Criminal Justice: Lessons from the ICTY

Albin Eser

in The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199573417
eISBN:
9780191728822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573417.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

When people speculate over international criminal tribunals as a success or a failure, the answer very much depends on what one expected. Therefore, the first question to be clarified must be the ... More


Historians, religion and the historical record

S. J. Barnett

in The Enlightenment and Religion: The Myths of Modernity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067402
eISBN:
9781781700518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067402.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on historical records and problems that occur in their interpretation, moving from the distortions of historians to the inherently biased and misleading nature of the historical ... More


The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter reprints the full text of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 24 April 2002 and received Royal Assent on 28 May 2002. The Act ... More


The Warming Planet

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Earth: A Tenant's Manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478239
eISBN:
9780801466212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478239.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter explores historical climate records and traces the patterns that they show. It contends that many of these records reflect natural variations in our climate. Historical global records ... More


Fred D’Aguiar and the memorialisation of slavery

Abigail Ward

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is focused on D'Aguiar, who struggles with the problems of representing the past of slave trading. It observes that he shares Dabydeen and Phillips' concerns with the historical record ... More


Archiving the British Raj: History of the Archival Policy of the Government of India, with Selected Documents, 1858-1947

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489923
eISBN:
9780199095599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489923.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The archives are generally sites where historians conduct research into our past. Seldom are they objects of research. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya traces the path that led to the creation of a central ... More


Where Did the Aborigines Go?: Reinstating Plains Aborigines in Taiwan's History

Melissa J. Brown

in Is Taiwan Chinese?: The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231818
eISBN:
9780520927940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231818.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides a historical overview of Taiwan that includes plains Aborigines from the early seventeenth century through the end of the twentieth century, presenting background information of ... More


Conclusions

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031798
eISBN:
9780813038148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter discusses the supposed importance of the island throughout its history. It states that the inflated importance of the islands in modern history is largely an outgrowth of the exaggerated ... More


Legacy

Kevin Jon Heller

in The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199554317
eISBN:
9780191728624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554317.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the legacy of the NMTs. It begins by assessing whether the tribunals can be considered a success in terms of their stated goals, most notably retribution, promoting democracy in ... More


Competing Histories: Soviet War Crimes in the Baltic States

Liivoja Rain

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671144
eISBN:
9780191751516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671144.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter analyses the attempts of three Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — to prosecute offences against international law committed in their territories by the Soviet authorities ... More


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