The volume discusses Central European and Eastern Central European historiographies of the High and Late Middle Ages. It deals with histories written in a time which brought about a profound differentiation of medieval societies in these regions. The demand for reassuring identifications grew the more pressing as new social strata achieved their share of economic and political power. Narratives of identification produced and reproduced by historiography were tailored specifically for distinct social groups often using their languages: the vernaculars instead of the universal language of elite education, Latin. The focus of the volume is on the strategies of identification that individual works developed to balance many alternative modes of identification. Of an eminent interest is the interplay between the languages. In this interplay, orality and literacy interacted, with mutual effects on each other. The publication offers deep insights in these and related questions and herewith fills a significant scholarly gap.
The volume discusses Central European and Eastern Central European historiographies of the High and Late Middle Ages.
Author: David Kalhous
This volume arose out of a seminar series organised at the Classics Centre of Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 2009 and a subsequent workshop in 2010.
Identity,. Philosophy,. and. the. Problem. of. Armenian. History. in. the. Sixth.
Century. TARA L ANDREWS KU Leuven. one. of the most fascinating yet vexing
aspects of medieval Armenian history is the frequency with which the historical
Author: Philip Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
For another resolution on the political propaganda works in the Western Ukraine,
see TsDAHOU, 1–6–819–20/28, July 9, ... Letter from Boris Grekov, the head of
the Institute of History, Academy of Sciences of the USSR to M. Marchenko the ...
Author: Harun Yilmaz
Category: Political Science
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.
24 It is clear that the history of Asia Minor from Persian times down to the Roman
conquest receives a special treatment . ... only the story of Herais of Abae ' s
transformation into a male and the other stories connected with it ( Henry , VI , pp
Author: Doron Mendels
Publisher: Burns & Oates
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.
This innovative work offers the first comprehensive transcultural history of historiography.
Author: Eckhardt Fuchs
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The study of Irish history, once riven and constricted, has recently enjoyed a resurgence, with new practitioners, new approaches, and new methods of investigation. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History represents the diversity of this emerging talent and achievement by bringing together 36 leading scholars of modern Ireland and embracing 400 years of Irish history, uniting early and late modernists as well as contemporary historians. The Handbook offers a set of scholarly perspectives drawn from numerous disciplines, including history, political science, literature, geography, and the Irish language. It looks at the Irish at home as well as in their migrant and diasporic communities. The Handbook combines sets of wide thematic and interpretative essays, with more detailed investigations of particular periods. Each of the contributors offers a summation of the state of scholarship within their subject area, linking their own research insights with assessments of future directions within the discipline. In its breadth and depth and diversity, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History offers an authoritative and vibrant portrayal of the history of modern Ireland.
M. A. G. ÒTuathaigh, 'Ireland, 1800–1921', in Joseph Lee (ed), Irish
Historiography 1970–79 (Cork, 1980), 106. 60. ... 1989), 562–622; idem, '
Emigration, 1871–1921' in W. E. Vaughan (ed), A New History of Ireland, VI:
Ireland under the Union, ... Century', in Kathleen Wilson (ed), A New Imperial
History: Culture, Identity, and Modernity in Britain and the Empire, 1660–1840 (
Cambridge, 2004), 216–38.
Author: Alvin Jackson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This volume traces the influences that have shaped the secondary school history curriculum during Hong Kong's prolonged political transition between the 1960s and the early 21st century, focusing especially on the relationship between history teaching and identity formation. The author's experience as a local history teacher during the mid-1990s made him conscious of the of peculiarities of the history curriculum at this time; in particular, the neglect in both syllabuses and textbooks of Hong Kong's own history, and the unique division between History and the entirely separate subject of Chinese History.
The Politics of History as a School Subject in Hong Kong, 1960s-2002 Edward
Vickers ... THE NATURE AND PURPOSE OF HISTORICAL STUDY—
CONTRASTING APPROACHES An analysis of history ... 10 In Search of an
Author: Edward Vickers
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
This ambitious volume provides a comparative perspective on the challenges facing the discipline of history as Eurocentrism fades as a lens for viewing the world. Exploring the state of history and the struggle over its ownership throughout the world, the authors address the issues of globalization, postmodernism, and postcolonialism that have been largely ignored by practicing historians despite their importance to cultural studies and their relevance to history. Engaging in a vigorous critique of Eurocentrism, the volume at the same time reaffirms the importance of historical ways of knowing.
This ambitious volume provides a comparative perspective on the challenges facing the discipline of history as Eurocentrism fades as a lens for viewing the world.
Author: Arif Dirlik
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This Handbook provides a systematic and analytical approach to the various dimensions of international, ethnic and domestic conflict over the uses of national history in education since the end of the Cold War. With an upsurge in political, social and cultural upheaval, particularly since the fall of state socialism in Europe, the importance of history textbooks and curricula as tools for influencing the outlooks of entire generations is thrown into sharp relief. Using case studies from 58 countries, this book explores how history education has had the potential to shape political allegiances and collective identities. The contributors highlight the key issues over which conflict has emerged – including the legacies of socialism and communism, war, dictatorships and genocide – issues which frequently point to tensions between adhering to and challenging the idea of a cohesive national identity and historical narrative. Global in scope, the Handbook will appeal to a diverse academic audience, including historians, political scientists, educationists, psychologists, sociologists and scholars working in the field of cultural and media studies.
Further. Reading. Ihrig, S. 'Moldovan Nightmares or “Historiographic Deadlock at
Birth”: History, Identity and History Teaching in the Republic of Moldova (1991–
2008)'. ... Centrala, 2004. Ţaranov, V.I., V. E. Andruşceac and N. Milescu-Spătaru.
Author: Luigi Cajani
Applying current political theory on nationhood as well as methods established by recent performance studies, this study sheds new light on the role the public theatre played in the rise of English national identity around 1600. It situates selected history plays by Shakespeare and Marlowe in the context of non-fictional texts (such as historiographies, chorographies, political treatises, or dictionary entries) and cultural artefacts (such as maps or portraits), and thus highlights the circulation, and mutation, of national thought in late sixteenth-century culture. At the same time, it goes beyond a New Historicist approach by foregrounding the performative surplus of the theatre event that is so essential for the shaping of collective identity. How, this study crucially asks, does the performative art of theatre contribute to the dynamics of the formation of national identity? Although theories about the nature of nationalism vary, a majority of theorists agree that notions of a shared territory and history, as well as questions of religion, class and gender play crucial roles in the shaping of national identity. These factors inform the structure of this book, and each is examined individually. In contrast to existing publications, this inquiry does not take for granted a pre-existing national identity that simply manifested itself in the literary works of the period; nor does it proceed from preconceived notions of the playwrights’ political views. Instead, it understands the early modern stage as an essentially contested space in which conflicting political positions are played off against each other, and it inquires into how the imaginative work of negotiating these stances eventually contributed to a rising national self-awareness in the spectators.
Identity. The most characteristic element of religion inlate sixteenthcentury
England was its elusiveness, or rather,its ... underHenry VIII,to Protestantism
under Edward VI,to Catholicism underMary, to Protestantism again under
Author: Prof Dr Ralf Hertel
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
"A thematic study of how the Visigoth kingdom rooted its structures in what had been Roman Hispania, examining the time period from the late fifth to mid-seventh centuries C.E"--
Cimiteri e villaggi nella Spagna settentrionale nei secoli VI e VII.” In Archeologia
e Storia ... “The Providential Past: Visions of Frankish Identity in the Early
Medieval History of Gregory of Tours' Historiae (Sixth– Ninth Century).” In Visions
Author: Santiago Castellanos
Category: Iberian Peninsula
The awareness of local solidarity is an important component of social identity in
his times . In the socially and geographically rather immobile society of sixth
century Gaul , one ' s first commitment lay with his familia . 43 The familia was tied
Author: Adriaan H. B. Breukelaar
Publisher: Vandehoeck & Rupprecht
During the eleventh and early twelfth centuries, the imperial abbey of Farfa was one of the most powerful institutions on the Italian peninsula. In this period many of the lands of central Italy fell under its sway, and it enjoyed the protection of the emperor until the 1120s, when it passed gradually into the control of the papacy. At the same time, the monastery was an influential religious center, and the monks of Farfa filled their days with the celebration of the liturgy through prayers, processions, sermons, chants, and hymns. Susan Boynton, a historian of medieval music, addresses several of the major themes of present-day medieval historiography through a close study of the liturgical practices of the abbey of Farfa. Boynton's findings are a striking demonstration of the local nature of liturgical practices in the centuries before church ritual was controlled and codified by the papacy. Boynton shows that the liturgy was highly flexible, continually adapting to the monastery's changing circumstances. The monks regularly modified traditional forms to reflect new realities, often in the service of Farfa's power and prestige. Equally fascinating is Boynton's examination of the process by which Farfa, like other monasteries, cathedral chapters, and royal houses, constantly rewrote its history--particularly the stories of its founding--as part of the continuous negotiation of power that was central to medieval politics and culture.
Equally fascinating is Boynton's examination of the process by which Farfa, like other monasteries, cathedral chapters, and royal houses, constantly rewrote its history--particularly the stories of its founding--as part of the continuous ...
Author: Susan Boynton
Publisher: Cornell University Press
"In One eloquent essay after another, some of the wisest historians of our time write American history in a grand cosmopolitan context. From the era of discovery to the present, histories that we thought we knew—of labor, of race relations, of politics, of gender relations, of diplomacy, of ethnicity—are more richly understood when causes and consequences are traced throughout the globe. One emerges invigorated, ready to welcome a new American history for a new international century."—Linda K. Kerber, author of No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship "Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an extremely stimulating and thought-provoking collection of essays written by leading historians who offer wider contexts for illuminating the traditional themes and issues of American national history. Particularly impressive is the book's combination of caution and original, sometimes daring insights."—David Brion Davis, author of In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery "For decades American historians have been urging one another to place our culture in comparative or transnational perspective. Thomas Bender's unique volume includes not only essays theorizing such efforts and essays exemplifying such work at its most successful and its most provocative, it also provides more skeptical assessments questioning whether American historians can meet the challenge of overcoming our longstanding national preoccupations. Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an indispensable book that will shape the work of a rising generation of historians whose horizons will extend beyond our own shores."—James T. Kloppenberg, author of The Virtues of Liberalism
Rethinking American History in a Global Age is an indispensable book that will shape the work of a rising generation of historians whose horizons will extend beyond our own shores."—James T. Kloppenberg, author of The Virtues of ...
Author: Thomas Bender
Publisher: Univ of California Press
A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VII covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history. It outlines the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic. It provides comprehensive coverage of political developments, north and south, as well as offering chapters on the economy, literature in English and Irish, the Irish language, the visual arts, emigration and immigration, and the history of women. The contributors to this volume, all specialists in their field, provide the most comprehensive treatment of these developments of any single-volume survey of twentieth-century Ireland.
Ireland and empire: colonial legacies in Irish history and culture. Oxford, 200o.
Jackson, Alvin. ... In journal of Women's History, vi & vii (1995), pp. 49–63.
McGuire, James. ... Irish identity and the writing of history. In Eire-Ireland, xxix, no.
Author: J. R. Hill
Publisher: OUP Oxford
An overview of the ongoing methods used to understand African history.
An overview of the ongoing methods used to understand African history.
Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: University Rochester Press
Modern historiography embraces the notion that time is irreversible, implying that the past should be imagined as something ‘absent’ or ‘distant.’ Victims of historical injustice, however, in contrast, often claim that the past got ‘stuck’ in the present and that it retains a haunting presence. History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence is centered around the provocative thesis that the way one deals with historical injustice and the ethics of history is strongly dependent on the way one conceives of historical time; that the concept of time traditionally used by historians is structurally more compatible with the perpetrators’ than the victims’ point of view. Demonstrating that the claim of victims about the continuing presence of the past should be taken seriously, instead of being treated as merely metaphorical, Berber Bevernage argues that a genuine understanding of the ‘irrevocable’ past demands a radical break with modern historical discourse and the concept of time. By embedding a profound philosophical reflection on the themes of historical time and historical discourse in a concrete series of case studies, this project transcends the traditional divide between ‘empirical’ historiography on the one hand and the so called ‘theoretical’ approaches to history on the other. It also breaks with the conventional ‘analytical’ philosophy of history that has been dominant during the last decades, raising a series of long-neglected ‘big questions’ about the historical condition – questions about historical time, the unity of history, and the ontological status of present and past –programmatically pleading for a new historical ethics.
History and Politics in Marx, Benjamin, and Derrida. Albany, State ... 274–275. (
Italics in the original) NOTES TO CHAPTER 8 1. From thesis VI. In Benjamin W.,
Theses on the Philosophy of History. ... Experience, Identity, Critical Theory.
Author: Berber Bevernage
The Routledge History of Western Empires is an all new volume focusing on the history of Western Empires in a comparative and thematic perspective. Comprising of thirty-three original chapters arranged in eight thematic sections, the book explores European overseas expansion from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Decolonisation. Studies by both well-known historians and new scholars offer fresh, accessible perspectives on a multitude of themes ranging from colonialism in the Arctic to the scramble for the coral sea, from attitudes to the environment in the East Indies to plans for colonial settlement in Australasia. Chapters examine colonial attitudes towards poisonous animals and the history of colonial medicine, evangelisaton in Africa and Oceania, colonial recreation in the tropics and the tragedy of the slave trade. The Routledge History of Western Empires ranges over five centuries and crosses continents and oceans highlighting transnational and cross-cultural links in the imperial world and underscoring connections between colonial history and world history. Through lively and engaging case studies, contributors not only weigh in on historiographical debates on themes such as human rights, religion and empire, and the ‘taproots’ of imperialism, but also illustrate the various approaches to the writing of colonial history. A vital contribution to the field.
VI. IMPERIAL. SPACES. Introduction Taking the British example as his case
study, Alan Lester tracks the ... Related to the rise of the new imperial history and
its emphasis on culture and identity, the 'spatial turn' has influenced a wide range
Author: Robert Aldrich
In this expansive and contemplative history of Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. argues that the country's memory of the past served to transform its unfinished nineteenth-century liberation project into a twentieth-century revolutionary metaphysics. The ideal of national sovereignty that was anticipated as the outcome of Spain's defeat in 1898 was heavily compromised by the U.S. military intervention that immediately followed. To many Cubans it seemed almost as if the new nation had been overtaken by another country's history. Memory of thwarted independence and aggrievement--of the promise of sovereignty ever receding into the future--contributed to the development in the early republic of a political culture shaped by aspirations to fulfill the nineteenth-century promise of liberation, and it was central to the claim of the revolution of 1959 as the triumph of history. In this capstone book, Perez discerns in the Cuban past the promise that decisively shaped the character of Cuban nationality.
(London, 1997–99), 6:343; Ricardo Pau-Llosa, “The Wages of Exile,” in
ReMembering Cuba: Legacy of Diaspora, ed. Andrea O'Reilly Herrera (Austin,
2001), p. 218; Mercedes Cros Sandoval, Mariel and Cuban National Identity (
Miami, 1986), ...
Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
... and Polish Identity by Andrzej Nieuwazny ( v ) ; Wolfe Tone , Republican Hero
or Whig Opportunist ? by Andrew Boyd ( vi ) ; ' Useless Mouths ' by Sean
McGlynn ( vi ) ; Napoleon as General by David Gates ( vi ) ; Steaming Through
Africa by ...