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Epistemology and the Ethics of Belief

C. Stephen Evans

in The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263975
eISBN:
9780191600579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019826397X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The last three chapters have argued that there is no good reasons to doubt the possible historical truth and knowability of the incarnational narrative, but these arguments have been negative in ... 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


The Truth of the History II: Making Present

Anthony Close

in Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter contends that the concept of ‘la verdad de la historia’ or the truth of the history, which is thematic in Don Quixote, contains the essence of Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes' ... More


Conclusions

Ann Hughes

in Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251926
eISBN:
9780191719042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251926.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter covers Edwards’s death in Amsterdam in 1648 and explores the impact of Gangraena on later parliamentarian divisions. It looks at the changing readings of Gangraena from the mid 17th ... More


‘With Fayned Colours Shading a True Case’: Euhemerism and Universal History

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the discussion of universal history and euhemerism. It explains that this intellectual tool allowed Elizabethan historiographers to reach still further back in time. It states ... More


Truth, lies and fiction in sixteenth-century Protestant historiography

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

John Foxe had a great deal to say on the subject of ‘truth’. But he was accused by his religious opponents of telling lies on an unprecedented scale. Like his friend and mentor, John Bale, he was a ... More


Debating Research

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/9780226240244.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter tracks the history of the practice of “historical research” in India. From the seventeenth-century origins of the word “research,” which assumed different meanings at different times ... More


Hagiography with Footnotes: Edifying Tales and the Writing of History in Hasidism: Fashioning the Past

Ada Rapoport-Albert

in Hasidic Studies: Essays in History and Gender

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764821
eISBN:
9781800343412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764821.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter demonstrates the role of the heroic personality in history that entered the historical discourse of the nineteenth century. It analyzes the popular debate in connection with the ... More


Claiming Historical Truth in the Era of Neoliberal Multiculturalism, 1990–2010

Joanna Crow

in The Mapuche in Modern Chile: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044286
eISBN:
9780813046273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044286.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 6 scrutinizes the spaces opened up and constraints imposed by state-sponsored (neoliberal) multiculturalism in post-dictatorship Chile. Focusing mainly on the government of the third ... More


Whither Thou Truth and Justice: Witness Perceptions About their Contributions to the ICTY

Kimi Lynn King and James Meernik

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/9780198862956.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 13 examines micro-level components shaping the witness experience. It develops a model of procedural justice to examine witness perceptions about the search for historical truth and justice. ... More


How to Tell a Story of Imprisonment: Ideology, Truth, and Melodramatic Body in the Making of

Li Li

in The Making and Remaking of China's "Red Classics": Politics, Aesthetics, and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9789888390892
eISBN:
9789888455003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390892.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

 Red Crag, published at the end of 1961 under the names of Luo Guangbin (Luo Kuang-pin) and Yang Yiyan (Yang Yi-yen), initially aimed at depicting the painful experiences of its authors and other ... More


Philosophical Problems in the History of Philosophy: What Are They?

Leo Catana

in Philosophy and Its History: Aims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199857142
eISBN:
9780199345427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857142.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Richard Rorty, J. B. Schneewind and Quentin Skinner argued in Philosophy in History (1984) that what is outside the sphere of philosophical problems, that is, historical truth and the contingency of ... More


Beyond Mimesis: War, Memory, and History in Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers

Holger Pötzsch

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how movies function as “memory-making films” and the way an individual film is transposed into cultural memory. Offering a reading of Flags of Our Fathers (2006), it considers ... More


Being Serious: Modiano's Use of History

in A Self-Conscious Art Patrick Modiano's Postmodern Fictions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235262
eISBN:
9781846314025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235262.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Patrick Modiano's use of historical facts in his fiction. It investigates how and why Modiano used the history of the Occupation of France and considers the issues of historical ... More


From Apocrypha to Forgery

Katrina B. Olds

in Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300185225
eISBN:
9780300186062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185225.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter contends that the same fundamental dilemma from the previous chapter troubled proponents and critics alike in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as the debate about the chronicles ... More


Introduction: Queen Boudica and the Idea of Historical Culture

Martha Vandrei

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

This chapter introduces the reader to the story of Boudica, beginning in the early modern period. It also introduces what is meant by ‘historical culture’, and discusses the manner in which these two ... More


The Author and the Historian: A Conversational Reverie

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/9780226240244.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

An imaginary conversation is staged here between the author and the spirit of Sarkar, situated at what used to be Sir Jadunath Sarkar’s last residence in Calcutta (a building now belonging to the ... More


Hermippus of Smyrna on Pythagoras, the Jews, and the Thracians

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253360
eISBN:
9780520943636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Hermippus of Smyrna, who was considered as a relevant and respectable source for the history of the philosophers by Greek and Roman authors alike, and looks at his ... More


Literature: Writing New Beijing

Madeleine Yue Dong

in Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines literature in Republican Beijing, focusing on the work of Lao She. It argues that in his fictionalization of Republican Beijing, the novelist may have revealed more historical ... More


A method for collecting lifecourse data: assessing the utility of the lifegrid

Ann Del Bianco

in Researching the lifecourse: Critical reflections from the social sciences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317524
eISBN:
9781447317531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317524.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter draws on research which utilized the lifegrid to explore the living and working environments of esophageal cancer patients in order to assess the utility of the lifegrid as a data ... More


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