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Pluralism and history

Lauren J. Apfel

in The Advent of Pluralism: Diversity and Conflict in the Age of Sophocles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600625
eISBN:
9780191724985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600625.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins by considering the ways in which history and historical writing can be understood in pluralist terms. Drawing on the writings of Isaiah Berlin, it examines pluralism as it applies ... More


Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Francis X. Blouin, Jr and William G. Rosenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

The worlds of historians and archivists used to converge around shared understandings of “authoritative” history. This book explores the dramatic changes that have split them apart. Written by an ... More


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


Historical Mindedness and the World at Large: E. A. Freeman as Public Intellectual

H. S. Jones

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

E. A. Freeman is best remembered as an historian, but he was also an extensive contributor to the ‘higher journalism’ of the mid-Victorian period. Yet his prolific journalistic output has never ... More


The historians’ response to the historical novel

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Historians sought to reclaim the space taken by the historical novelists. Several of them, including Thierry and Macaulay, were influenced by the novelists, and certainly Macaulay placed great ... More


Decentering World History: Marshall Hodgson and the UNESCO Project

Katja Naumann

in Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584645
eISBN:
9780226584812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584812.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

Katja Naumann’s extensive research in the archives of the University of Chicago begins by evoking Hodgson’s participation in the Committee on Social Thought, an interdisciplinary seminar which became ... More


Conserving Histories: Chivalry, Science and Liberty

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Four explores how, in the years leading up to the publication of Waverley, historical novelists recuperate the radical and reformist readings of history that had emerged during the ... More


The Intellectual Foundations of Nineteenth-Century ‘Scientific’ History: The German Model

Georg G. Iggers

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter notes that the beginning of a new scientific history was started by Barthold Georg Niebuhr with his critical examinations of the surviving texts of Roman history. This was then developed ... More


No Single Gene for Autism: The Emergence of Genomic Styles of Thought

Jennifer S. Singh

in Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698301
eISBN:
9781452953694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Chapter 3 charts the scientific and social histories of investigating autism as genetic (one gene/one autism) and shifts to genomics (many genes/many autisms). It traces the initial optimism and ... More


The End of History? Scott, His Precursors and the Violent Past

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fifth chapter examines how Scott would finally be unable to erase the unease evident in the earlier historical novel. Having attempted to calm the post-French Revolution debate concerning history ... More


Blood and Ink: historicizing the civil war dead

Ian Finseth

in The Civil War Dead and American Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190848347
eISBN:
9780190848378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190848347.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter investigates the ways in which the Civil War dead appeared in nineteenth-century histories of the war. As the practice and philosophy of history both evolved, the dead provided a means ... More


Scientific History

Robert Dallek

in Democrat and Diplomat: The Life of William E. Dodd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199946938
eISBN:
9780190254599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199946938.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on William Dodd's time in Ashland, Virginia. It first considers Dodd's impressions of Ashland and of Randolph-Macon College, where he was invited to organize and administer the ... More


The Making of a Eureka Moment

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explains how Darwin came to have a moment of insight about coral reef formation while at Tahiti in November 1835. Sponsel argues that this eureka moment depended on Darwin’s ability to ... More


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