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Introduction

P. R. Cavill

in The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199573837
eISBN:
9780191721878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573837.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Introduction begins by setting the historiographical scene. It shows how ‘Whig’ history presented parliament as a cowed and quiescent assembly, marginalized under the ‘new monarchy’ of Edward IV ... More


Historiography and Biography from the Period of Gildas to Gerald of Wales

Cam Grey

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The medieval reception of classical historiography is a story of negotiation: between 'secular' and 'sacred' subject matter; between 'cyclic' and 'salvific' notions of temporality; between the ... More


A Neglected Relationship: Leontios Makhairas’s Debt to Latin Eastern and French Historiography

Angel Nicolaou-Konnari

in The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823278169
eISBN:
9780823280582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278169.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Leontios Makhairas’s Recital Concerning the Sweet Land of Cyprus, written in Cypriot Greek, betrays influences from the Old French historiographical traditions of Outremer. This essay explores ... More


Catalan Chroniclers and Poetic License: History, Epic, Fiction

in Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter investigates the link between reality and fiction characteristic of medieval historiography. It also reviews the notion of historical accuracy in the work of medieval historians, their ... More


Introduction: Conversion Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 1 introduces the topic of investigation by explaining the research problem and the state of the art. It shows how some modern scholars believe that classical Muslim sources include scarce ... More


Conclusion

in Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book has reviewed the history of medieval Catalan historiography, its development, consolidation, and maturity. The chroniclers employed both evidence and invention to develop official versions ... More


Introduction

Lisa Irene Hau

in Moral History from Herodotus to Diodorus Siculus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474411073
eISBN:
9781474422048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411073.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Introduction defines the perimeters and terminology of the book. In addition, it offers a brief overview of the role of moral didacticism in historiography from antiquity to the 21st century and ... More


Western Eyes on the Latin East: The Chronique d’Ernoul et de Bernard le Trésorier and Robert of Clari’s Conquête de Constantinople

Massimiliano Gaggero

in The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823278169
eISBN:
9780823280582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278169.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

We may be able to locate a “cultural center” for the dissemination of the model of Old French prose historiography at the abbey of Corbie. It was at Corbie that two Old French texts associated with ... More


Representations of Nizam al-Mulk

Neguin Yavari

in The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190855109
eISBN:
9780190943219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855109.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Who was Nizam al-Mulk? In a similar way to ‘Umar II and Charlemagne, Nizam al-Mulk is praised in medieval historiography not just for his political acumen, but also for his knowledge of law, ... More


Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Ayman S. Ibrahim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Why did non-Muslims convert to Islam during Muhammad’s life and under his immediate successors? How did Muslim historians portray these conversions? Why did their portrayals differ significantly? To ... More


Gesta Comitum Barchinonensium as Genealogy

in Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter addresses the genealogical text known as the Gesta Comitum Barchinonensium, focusing on the first version of the text, Gesta I. The Gesta Comitum, which was the first Catalan ... More


The Authorial Logic of the Historical Text

in Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes the varied methodological possibilities and interpretations of authorship that the new interdisciplinary theoretical practices and tendencies offer, specifically evaluating the ... More


Local Histories

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0023
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter looks at how local historical writing is prominent in medieval historiography, just as local affairs dominated most lives in the Middle Ages. However, the term and category local history ... More


Precursors of Conversion Themes under the Umayyads

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 2 is devoted to sources attributed to pre-ᶜAbbāsid writers, who lived and wrote during the Umayyad Caliphate: Sulaym ibn Qays (d. 76/695), Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī (d. 124/741), and Mūsā ibn ᶜUqba ... More


Establishing Pro-ᶜAbbāsid Orthodoxy: Conversion Themes in Islamic Historiography under the Early ᶜAbbāsids (ca. 133/750–218/833)

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 3 examines conversion themes in pre-miḥna historical works, written by historians who lived and wrote before the enforcement of the miḥna in 218/833. These works are the earliest available ... More


Conclusion

Ayman S. Ibrahim

in Conversion to Islam: Competing Themes in Early Islamic Historiography

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530719
eISBN:
9780197530740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530719.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 5 presents a cohesive conclusion, summarizing the findings, rehearsing the arguments, and synthesizing the concluding remarks of the entire study. Islamic historiography presents varying ... More


Ernoul, Eracles, and the Collapse of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Peter Edbury

in The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823278169
eISBN:
9780823280582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278169.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The memory of the events leading up to the decisive battle of Hittin (July 4, 1187), where the combined armies of the kingdom of Jerusalem were defeated by Saladin, remained of central importance for ... More


After Alfred: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and Chroniclers, 900-1150

Pauline Stafford

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198859642
eISBN:
9780191891991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859642.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This book traces the development of a group of anonymous, vernacular, annalistic chronicles—‘the Anglo-Saxon chronicles’—from their genesis at the court of King Alfred to their end at the Fenland ... More


L’Estoire d’Eracles in Outremer

Philip Handyside

in The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823278169
eISBN:
9780823280582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278169.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

William of Tyre’s Latin history of the first crusade, the Historia rebus in partibus transmarinis gestarum, was first written in the late twelfth century and then swiftly translated into Old French ... More


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