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Theory and Method

Liv Mariah Yarrow

in Historiography at the End of the Republic: Provincial Perspectives on Roman Rule

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277544
eISBN:
9780191708022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277544.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

It is not a new idea that in antiquity intellectual activity could have a political dimension, particularly among non-Romans during the Late Republic. However, the poor survival rate of the relevant ... More


Historicism and Archaeo-Historicism

ROBERT D. HUME

in Reconstructing Contexts: The Aims and Principles of Archaeo-Historicism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186328
eISBN:
9780191674518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186328.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The primary object of Archaeo–Historicism is to reconstruct historical texts. The aim here is to analyse the methodological problems that underlie any attempt to recreate the context that might be ... More


Introduction to the Apocrypha: Jewish Books in Christian Bibles

Lawrence M. Wills

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780300248791
eISBN:
9780300258769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300248791.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Apocrypha or deuterocanonical texts of the Bible were Jewish texts that were included in Christian Old Testaments over and above the books of the Jewish Bible, although in the ancient period both ... More


Historical Dialectology and the Angus McIntosh Legacy

Rhona Alcorn, Joanna Kopaczyk, Bettelou Los, and Benjamin Molineaux

in Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter provides an overview of the historical text corpora and digital repositories hosted by the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics and created by its predecessor, the Institute ... More


Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Rhona Alcorn, Joanna Kopaczyk, Bettelou Los, and Benjamin Molineaux (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Drawing on the resources created by the Institute of Historical Dialectology at the University of Edinburgh (now the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics), such as eLALME (the electronic ... More


Truth

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/9780801450716.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter attempts to develop a theory of truth that does justice to all the facts about historical representation established in the previous chapters. It argues that we are justified in speaking ... More


Experience (II)

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/9780801450716.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter attempts to develop a reconstruction of the (often implicit) beliefs that predispose historians to a belief in the possibility of a direct contact with the past. It refers to this mostly ... 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


Text and Testimony

Jed Z. Buchwald and Mordechai Feingold

in Newton and the Origin of Civilization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154787
eISBN:
9781400845187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154787.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers the manner in which Isaac Newton handled textual evidence as he grafted his revised idiosyncratic and exceptionally focused chronology. Three sources particularly exercised ... More


The Discourse Presentation Model So Far

Beatrix Busse

in Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction: A Corpus-Assisted Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190212360
eISBN:
9780190212384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212360.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Historical Linguistics

The second chapter discusses Semino and Short’s (2004) model of discourse presentation and adapts it for the study of 19th-century narrative fiction; the chapter presents a state-of-the-art overview ... More


Historical Traditions in Early India: c. 1000 BC to c. AD 600

Romila Thapar

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 1: Beginnings to AD 600

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199218158
eISBN:
9780191804243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218158.003.0024
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the development of historical tradition in pre-modern India, covering the period from about 500 BC to AD 600. It considers the distinctive forms of historical concerns during ... More


Representation

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/9780801450716.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

If we must distinguish between interpretation and representation, and if the historical text should be seen primarily as a representation of some part of the past, it follows that a closer analysis ... More


Reading the Diary

Steven M. Stowe

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640969
eISBN:
9781469640983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640969.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter takes up the challenges and pleasures of reading the American Civil War diaries of southern slave-owning women. The rewards include discovering the immediate, first-draft, small-scale ... More


The Historical Commentary

John Davies

in Classical Commentaries: Explorations in a Scholarly Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199688982
eISBN:
9780191768088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688982.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter uses Frank Walbank’s Historical Commentary on Polybius as a palmary example of the sub-genre of ‘the historical commentary’, and notes that the sub-genre is largely ignored by the ... More


Redemption by Suffering: Social Violence and Historical Development in the Éclaircissement sur les sacrifices

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/9780801449437.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Éclaircissement sur les sacrifices (1809), which revolutionized the European understanding of the relationship between society and violence. The Éclaircissement is a ... More


Epilogue

David J. Appleby

in Black Bartholomew's Day: Preaching, Polemic and Restoration Nonconformity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075612
eISBN:
9781781701744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075612.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter charts how the representation of the Bartholomean corpus has changed over the succeeding centuries to suit the times. The treatment of the farewell sermons in the three and a half ... More


A New History for a ‘New World’: The First One Hundred Years of Hispanic New World Historical Writing

Kira von Ostenfeld-Suske

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0028
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter surveys the incipient histories of the New World by looking at how the Spanish conceived of New World history, and ultimately what these histories broadcast to Europe. These New World ... More


Introduction: In the Shadow of Literature

Boris Gasparov

in Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the influence of literary and historical texts on musical composition in Russia during the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


“Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go”: The Image of Idealized Childhood in the Slavery Debate, 1850–1870

Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf

in Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter treats images as a type of historical “text” that can be dissected for rhetorical and ideological content, and argues that childhood was an important battleground for interpreting and ... More


Of Credos and Credibility

William Germano

in The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161152
eISBN:
9780231530736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161152.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents the author's thoughts on teaching. He believes that the goal of teaching is not to dole out knowledge as a set of cognitive collectibles but to make students hungry for the ... More


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