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Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Chris Wickham (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264034
eISBN:
9780191734601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Since 1989, there have been many claims that Marxist approaches to history are out of date, but history has not stopped, and historical change continues to need explanation. There is still plenty of ... More


In arto et inglorius labor: Tacitus’s Anti-history

KATHERINE CLARKE

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In his Todd Memorial Lecture given in Sydney in 1997, Fergus Millar not only questioned the value of Tacitus as a source for the Principate, but also professed difficulty in discerning ‘what the ... More


Allegories of Evil: A Response to Jeffrey Alexander

Martin Jay

in Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326222
eISBN:
9780199944064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326222.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Allegorization, it has long been recognized, is an inevitable feature of all history writing. No matter how disinterested and neutral the historian tries to be, the very act of writing a meaningful ... More


Reflections on doing global history

Jan De Vries

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

What difference has global history made to non-national historical agendas such as regional studies and studies based on ecological zones? The methods of regional history have many parallels with ... More


The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Eve-Marie Becker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When the Gospel writings were first produced, Christian thinking was already cognizant of its relationship to ancient memorial cultures and history-writing traditions. Yet, little has been written ... More


The Freedom of the Press

Hilary Gatti

in Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter first turns to the problem of writing histories, beginning with a major figure in the Catholic culture of France, Jacques Auguste de Thou, whose way of writing history brought him into ... More


Marxism and Historiography: Perspectives on Roman History

Andrea Giardina

in Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264034
eISBN:
9780191734601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

Marxism has slowly declined in recent literature on the economic and social history of the ancient world. If one happens to run into the name of Marx or the term Marxism, it is generally within the ... More


Print Culture

Brinkley Messick

in The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the local advent of print culture. It specifically investigates twentieth-century textual initiatives in state publishing, library reform, and official-history writing. The ... More


Not Exactly as it Happened: Historiography in the Bible

Steven L. McKenzie

in How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that history writing in the Bible was less concerned with what actually happened in the past and was more of a creative activity, different from what modern readers typically ... More


Epilogue

Eve-Marie Becker

in The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This concluding chapter contains some final reflections on history-writing as well as on the gospel writers themselves. It notes that the conception of history engendered in part by Mark and Luke ... More


Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Huaiyin Li

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers the first systematic analysis of writings on modern Chinese history by historians in China from the early twentieth century to the present. It traces the construction of major ... More


Khurbn-Forshung: History Writing as a Jewish Response to Catastrophe

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

This chapter compares Jewish responses to the anti-Jewish violence of the early twentieth century to postwar efforts by survivors to document the Holocaust. Looking at victim testimony collection ... More


History Writing as Reconstruction: The Beginnings of Holocaust Research from the Perspective of Its Victims

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

The conclusion examines similarities and differences among the featured commissions and documentation centers and evaluates their importance for Holocaust studies. It argues that part of the reason ... More


The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Christopher Holdsworth and T.P. Wiseman (eds)

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

To what extent did the historians of the early Middle Ages inherit the aims and methods of Greek and Roman historiography? How far were they influenced by classical conventions about literary genre, ... More


‘Prophecy in reverse’? Herodotus and the Origins of History

Thomas Harrison

in Herodotus and his World: Essays from a Conference in Memory of George Forrest

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253746
eISBN:
9780191719745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253746.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter does not aim to not to review (still less to seek to replace) earlier treatments of the ‘origins of history’. Rather, it suggests a different — broader — approach to such a question, and ... More


The Germania illustrata, Humanist History, and the Christianization of Germany *

David J. Collins, S.J.

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

Leading German scholars, Renaissance humanists among them, began in the late fifteenth century a sustained effort at investigating a past they could call their own and writing about it in a panegyric ... More


Early Historical Responses to the Great War: Fortescue, Conan Doyle, and Buchan *

Keith Grieves

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter explores the problems encountered by amateur historians John Fortescue, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and John Buchan in writing general histories of World War I before an official model was ... More


‘The Real War’: Liddell Hart, Cruttwell, and Falls

Hew Strachan

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter compares the works of influential historians B. H. Liddell Hart, C. R. M. F. Cruttwell, and Cyril Falls on the historiography of World War I. It suggests that the pre-war and wartime ... More


God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Robert Chazan

Helen F. Siu and Donald Sutton (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221277
eISBN:
9780520923959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221277.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although closely focused on the remarkable Hebrew First-Crusade narratives, this book's new interpretation of these texts is anything but narrow, as the title strongly suggests. The three surviving ... More


The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Kumkum Chatterjee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book examines the nature and function of history writing in India by focusing on early modern traditions of historiography with particular reference to Bengal. Situating distinctive cultures of ... More


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