Historiography and Identity II

The first volume in the Historiography and Identity sub-series examines the many ways historiographical works shaped identities in ancient and medieval societies, providing a basis for understanding the successive developments in Western ...

Author: Gerda Heydemann

Publisher:

ISBN: 2503584705

Category:

Page: 120

View: 472

Download →

This volume studies the social function of historiography in the Justinianic age and the post-Roman kingdoms of the West. The papers explore how writers in Constantinople and in the various kingdoms from Italy to Britain adopted the late antique historiographical traditions and adapted them in response to the new needs and challenges created by the transformation of the political and social order. What was the significance of their choices between different models (or their creation of new ones) for their 'vision of community'? The volume provides a representative analysis of the historiographical resources of ethnic, political, and religious identifications created in the various Western kingdoms. In doing so, it seeks to understand the extant works as part of a once much wider and more polyphonic historiographical debate.
Posted in:

Black History and Black Identity

Argues that conventional analyses have failed to recognize the significance of ethnicity, as opposed to race, in understanding Black history in America.

Author: William D. Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275974421

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 391

Download →

Argues that conventional analyses have failed to recognize the significance of ethnicity, as opposed to race, in understanding Black history in America.
Posted in:

Historiography and Identity Re formulation in Second Temple Historiographical Literature

Protestantism created conditions of “social disembeddedness” that constitutes
the precondition for our modern (i.e., constructivist) formulation of identity. I agree
that social upheavals brought by modernity have introduced unprecedented ...

Author: Louis Jonker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567111371

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 616

Download →

It is commonly accepted in various disciplines and contexts that history writing often (if not always!) contribute to the process of identity (re)formation. Using the past in order to find a renewed identity in new (socio-political and socio-religious) circumstances, is something that we also witness in Hebrew Bible historiographies. The so-called Deuteronomistic History, as well as the works of Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah, are often read from the perspective of a community trying to find a new identity in changed circumstances. In the Historical Books section at the 2008 Auckland SBL International Meeting, this perspective was investigated further. The papers presented included theoretical reflections on the relationship between historiography and identity (re)formation, as well as illustrations from Hebrew Bible historiographies (of the Exilic and Second Temple periods). These papers, together with a few responses to the papers, are offered here to a wider scholarly audience. Contributors include Jon Berquist, Mark Brett, Louis Jonker, Mark Leuchter, Christine Mitchell, Klaas Spronk, Gerrie Snyman, Ray Person, Armin Siedlecki, and Jacob Wright.
Posted in:

Reflections of Armenian Identity in History and Historiography

This collection of essays, originally presented at a conference on Armenian identity held at UC Irvine, span a period between the ancient and the present and indicate the continuing relevance of the broad and complex concept and study of ...

Author: Daryaee Touraj

Publisher: Uci Jordan Center for Persian Studies

ISBN: 1949743012

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 288

Download →

This collection of essays, originally presented at a conference on Armenian identity held at UC Irvine, span a period between the ancient and the present and indicate the continuing relevance of the broad and complex concept and study of identity. The chapters express different interpretations and contexts of Armenian identity and demonstrate the multiple ways of approaching it. Thus, the collection as a whole is also a reflection of historiographical developments and directions.
Posted in:

Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography

An innovative exploration of the local histories of the Persianate world and its preoccupation with identity, authority, and legitimacy.

Author: Mimi Hanaoka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107127036

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 130

Download →

An innovative exploration of the local histories of the Persianate world and its preoccupation with identity, authority, and legitimacy.
Posted in:

Identity Religion and Historiography

The unifying theme of this volume of collected essays is the interrelation between Hellenic culture, Judaism and Christianity.

Author: Doron Mendels

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015043047532

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 810

Download →

The unifying theme of this volume of collected essays is the interrelation between Hellenic culture, Judaism and Christianity. A key focus is the different genres of historiography of the Hellenistic world, from the rationalistic historiography of Polybius through the 'creative' history of Manetho to the very special genre of the book of Acts. Another focus lies on some current challenging issues-Hellenism and Judaism, Hellenistic Sparta, the Essenes, Hellenistic utopias, Roman imperialism in the East, Hellenistic kingship, political and socio-economic relations in Greece, Hellenistic Egypt, and Hellenistic and Christian mission. This book makes an important contribution to the issue of the identities of Greeks, Jews and Christians in the Hellenistic age.
Posted in:

Islamic Historiography and Bulghar Identity Among the Tatars and Bashkirs of Russia

The fourth chapter will address the development of “ Bulgharist ” historiography
among the Bashkirs , and the reconciliation of Bashkir historical traditions with
the emerging “ Bulgharist ” tradition . The work under discussion will be the
Tārīkh ...

Author: Allen J. Frank

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004110216

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 519

Download →

This monograph offers a new approach in the study of identity among the Muslims of Russia, examining the role of oral and written historiography in the formation of sacred and secular identities among the Tatars and Bashkirs.
Posted in:

Nation and History

This book follows these two paths, while avoiding disputes over current political issues. First, it portrays the disciplinary background - the evolution of the modern history discipline.

Author: Yoav Gelber

Publisher:

ISBN: 085303883X

Category: History

Page: 337

View: 830

Download →

During the last 20 years, Israel has reached unprecedented prosperity, yet it is haunted by existential fears for its future, identity, and survival. Israel's legitimacy is under assault from within and without by a coalition of left-wing radicals, Palestinians and their sympathizers, and Muslim fundamentalists. All these groups deny the existence of a Jewish nation and argue that Jews do not need a nation state. Hence, Israel should either disappear completely or become 'a state of all its citizens' devoid of any Jewish symbol or identity. The origins of this campaign are twofold. One derives from the traditional opposition that has accompanied Zionism from its inception. The second is contemporary, articulating the post-ist fads that swamped the West since the 1980s. The past occupies a prominent place in this crusade that aims at the present and future. Traditional historiography, scientific and pseudo-scientific, and the new vogue of memory and narrative, that claims to be the true history of human experience, are equally abused to delegitimize Israel. This book follows these two paths, while avoiding disputes over current political issues. First, it portrays the disciplinary background - the evolution of the modern history discipline. Subsequently, it focuses on the conflicting approaches to the cardinal issue of Zionism's essence: Is it a national liberation movement of European origin that offered a solution to the modern Jewish Question in a world of nationalities? Or is it a colonial movement that oppressed equally Arabs and oriental Jews?
Posted in:

Texts and Identities in the Early Middle Ages

They analyse differences between similar texts over time, or, specifically, changes in texts in the course of their transmission. The papers collected in this volume illustrate that texts were integral parts of a world in transformation.

Author: Richard Corradini

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122919975

Category: History

Page: 460

View: 508

Download →

For seven years, a collaboration between the Institute for Medieval Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Universities of Utrecht, Cambridge, Leeds and Paris I, Sorbonne provided the opportunity for young researchers to discuss and coordinate their work. The title of the project and of this volume, Texts and identities, provides the framework for case studies in different fields of early medieval history. They include apparently disparate topics such as historiography and hagiography, monastic spaces and memories, lay and ecclesiastic legislation, as well as liturgy and penance. Rather than defining a common field of research, the meetings from which these papers have emerged derived their coherence from their common methodological framework. This approach combines two elements: on the one hand, emphasis has been laid on the careful analysis of the transmission of texts and of the manuscript evidence; on the other, research has focused on the problem of identity, or rather, of processes of identification, including the perception of differences between specific social, political and religious communities. In the combination of these two approaches the extant texts from the early medieval period are not only seen as mere reflections of ethnic, social and cultural identities, but also as media that gave meaning to social practices and were often intended to inspire, guide, change or prevent action, directly or indirectly. The written texts that have been transmitted to us can be seen as part of a cultural effort to shape the present by means of restructuring the past. The often discordant voices of medieval authors allow modern historians to grasp something of the multiplicity of the early medieval world, and of the disagreements, conflicts, idiosyncrasies and individual perceptions among the people who lived in that period. Many contributions in this volume propose specific methods for studying changing identities. They analyse differences between similar texts over time, or, specifically, changes in texts in the course of their transmission. The papers collected in this volume illustrate that texts were integral parts of a world in transformation.
Posted in:

National Identities in Soviet Historiography

identity. under. the. shadow. of. Iran. and. Turkey. Until 1937, Soviet publications
and official documents referred to the titular nation of the Azerbaijan Soviet
Socialist Republic as Tiurk (Turkic) in Russian and Türk (Turkish and Turkic, as
there ...

Author: Harun Yilmaz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317596646

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 802

Download →

Under Stalin’s totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past, and millions of people defined themselves according to them. This book explains how and by whom these national histories were constructed and focuses on the crucial episode in the construction of national identities of Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan from 1936 and 1945. A unique comparative study of three different case studies, this book reveals different aims and methods of nation construction, despite the existence of one-party rule and a single overarching official ideology. The study is based on work in the often overlooked archives in the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. By looking at different examples within the Soviet context, the author contributes to and often challenges current scholarship on Soviet nationality policies and Stalinist nation-building projects. He also brings a new viewpoint to the debate on whether the Soviet period was a project of developmentalist modernization or merely a renewed ‘Russian empire’. The book concludes that the local agents in the countries concerned had a sincere belief in socialism—especially as a project of modernism and development—and, at the same time, were strongly attached to their national identities. Claiming that local communist party officials and historians played a leading role in the construction of national narratives, this book will be of interest to historians and political scientists interested in the history of the Soviet Union and contemporary Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Posted in:

Contesting Visions of the Lao Past

HISTORIOGRAPHY, POWER AND IDENTITY: HISTORY AND POLITICAL
LEGITIMIZATION IN LAOS MARTIN STUART-FOX For all human communities,
history constitutes “an intentional and organized process of identity formation that
 ...

Author: Christopher E. Goscha

Publisher: NIAS Press

ISBN: 8791114020

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 389

Download →

Laos's emergence as a modern nation-state in the 20th century owed much to a complex interplay of internal and external forces. Arguing that the historiography of Laos needs to be understood in this wider context, this study considers how the Lao have written their own nationalist and revolutionary history "on the inside," while others-the French, Vietnamese, and Thais-have attempted to write the history of Laos "from the outside" for their own political ends. As nationalist historiography, like the formation of the nation-state, does not emerge within a nationalist vacuum but rather is created and contested from inside and out, this incisive volume's approach has applications and implications far beyond Laos.
Posted in:

Religious Origins of Nations

Syriac Historiography and Identity Formation Muriel Debié* Abstract
Historiographical texts are here read as literary compositionsof their time,
providingus with various elements of the process of identity construction or
reconstruction. The first ...

Author: R. B. ter Haar Romeny

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004173750

Category: Religion

Page: 366

View: 165

Download →

This volume presents the results of the Leiden project on the identity formation of the Syrian Orthodox Christians, which developed from a religious association into an ethnic community. A number of specialists react to the findings and discuss the cases of the East Syrians, Armenians, Copts, and Ethiopians.
Posted in:

A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography

Most ancient historians and classicists probably have a clear idea of the identity
of some core examples of the genre. ... and the first is ambiguous: we need to
resolve these tensions and ambiguities if the sub-set is to have a clear identity.

Author: John Marincola

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444393820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 752

View: 995

Download →

This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades. Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of history and antiquity These are complemented by chapters on individual genres and sub-genres from the fifth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E. Provides a series of interpretative readings on the individual historians Contains essays on the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, among others, and their relationship to history
Posted in:

Historiography of Imperial Russia

The new historical imagination lay at the bottom of the intense politics of identity
that marked the first decade of Soviet rule. In this essay, I seek to sketch this
transformation and the politics of identity of the 1920s. I begin with an
examination, ...

Author: Thomas Sanders

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 1563246856

Category: Political Science

Page: 521

View: 917

Download →

A collection of recent work on historical consciousness and practice in late Imperial Russia. Essays in Part I reexamine the evolution of historical consciousness and practice in Russian academic history until the end of the historical ancient regime in 1929. In Part II, eight chapters are devoted to individual Russian and Ukrainian historians. Chapters in Part III examine the development of distinctive historical voices in the main non-Russian cultural zones of the empire. For students and non-specialists. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Posted in:

Enlightenment Creativity and Education

11. COMPARING. IDENTITIES. IN. DISSIMILAR. SPACES. AND. TIMES. Hybridity
, Border Crossing, Indeterminacies, ... This perspective, seeing school
historiography as a site of identity-work (Schissler & Soysal, 2005; Vickers &
Jones, 2005) ...

Author: Lennart Wikander

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462090521

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 333

Download →

Enlightenment, Creativity and Education: polities, politics, performances presents some outcomes of the 24th Conference of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE), held in Uppsala, in summer 2010. Bringing together studies related to knowledge and educational policies, the volume deals with the role of knowledge, globalisation and new trends what have an effect of identities and policies. Changes in societies have changed the rhetoric concerning the position and function of education. What – in comparative perspective – are the historical forces and sociological and economic structures which are infl uencing our ideas and assumptions about identity and wisdom and the future of polities and economies? So the conference asked: what are the contemporary and emergent nature of polities, and the politics of the future – and who says so? This publication is structured along three themes for the purpose of giving illustrations to some of the questions asked. The themes are I. Comparative Education – The role of Knowledge and Educational Research, II. Globalisation and New Trends, III. New Knowledge – Identities – Policies. Lennart Wikander is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education at Uppsala University. His fi eld is Higher Education including its relations to the labour market. Educational policies in a comparative perspective have also been a major part of his lecturing and research. He is President of NOCIES (Nordic Comparative and International Education Society). He is also member of the CESE Executive Committee. Christina Gustafsson is Professor of Education at Uppsala University and Director of Research in Educational Science at the University of Gävle. She started as a classroom researcher, and spent some years working on evaluation as a research practice. For the past fi fteen years, she has been oriented towards higher education research, especially research related to teacher training and newly qualifi ed teachers. Ulla Riis is Professor of Education at Uppsala University and Director of the programme Studies in Higher Education (SHE) at the Department of Education. She also has publications in Science Education and Computer Education in school as curriculum issues. Her latest report deals with the outcomes of a reform of the promotion system for Swedish university professors.
Posted in:

Across Cultural Borders

This innovative work offers the first comprehensive transcultural history of historiography.

Author: Eckhardt Fuchs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742517683

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 330

Download →

This innovative work offers the first comprehensive transcultural history of historiography. The contributors transcend a Eurocentric approach not only in terms of the individual historiographies they assess, but also in the methodologies they use for comparative analysis. Moving beyond the traditional national focus of historiography, the book offers a genuinely comparative consideration of the commonalities and differences in writing history. Distinguishing among distinct cultural identities, the contributors consider the ways and means of intellectual transfers and assess the strength of local historiographical traditions as they are challenged from outside. The essays explore the question of the utility and the limits of conceptions of modernism that apply Western theories of development to non-Western cultures. Warning against the dominant tendency in recent historiographies of non-Western societies to define these predominantly in relation to Western thought, the authors show the extent to which indigenous traditions have been overlooked. The key question is how the triad of industrialization, modernization, and the historicization process, which was decisive in the development of modern academic historiography, also is valid beyond Europe. Illustrating just how deeply suffused history writing is with European models, the book offers a broad theoretical platform for exploring the value and necessity of a world historiography beyond Eurocentrism.
Posted in:

Art History and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity

has interested both historians working within the traditions of Judaic studies who
struggle in the present to define their own communal identities, and historians of
early Christianity attempting to understand the composition of the “new ...

Author: Steven Fine

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004238176

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 405

Download →

Art, History, and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam.
Posted in:

The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism

The conclusion notes the theological complications that carry over from this first
generation into more recent historiographical and identity debates. Recent
Historiographical Overviews The best assessments of pentecostal historiography
to ...

Author: Cecil M. Robeck, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316060643

Category: Religion

Page:

View: 391

Download →

Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing religious movements in the world. Groups in the United States dominated early Pentecostal histories, but recent global manifestations have expanded and complicated the definition of Pentecostalism. This volume provides a nuanced overview of Pentecostalism's various manifestations and explores what it means to be Pentecostal from the perspectives of both insiders and outsiders. Leading scholars in the field use a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the historical, economic, political, anthropological, sociological and theological aspects of the movement. They address controversies, such as the Oneness-Trinity controversy; introduce new theories; and chart trajectories for future research. The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism will enable beginners to familiarize themselves with the important issues and debates surrounding the global movement, while also offering experienced scholars a valuable handbook for reference.
Posted in:

History and Cultural Theory

Publishers description: This text introduces the relationship between contemporary cultural theory and the study of history.

Author: Simon Gunn

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582784085

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 918

Download →

Publishers description: This text introduces the relationship between contemporary cultural theory and the study of history. It relates the ideas of prominent theorists to periods of history and demonstrates the insights of cultural theory in their own work. The book is written primarily for students of history but it will be valuable to students in English, anthropology and cultural studies who also encounter questions of culture, history and theory.
Posted in: