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

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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.
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Historiography and Identity

The ten articles published in this volume address these underlying issues and deal with the order's historiography as well as its regional representation in different phases of its history.

Author: Jens Röhrkasten

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643907370

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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The Carmelites' role as one of the four great mendicant orders was not unchallenged. Originating as an association of hermits on Mount Carmel, the order experienced a dramatic transformation in the thirteenth century while its name was a reminder to origins which were obscure and its first form of religious life was diametrically opposed to the mendicant ministry. In addition the 'White Friars' were unable to find legitimization in a charismatic founder figure, unlike the Franciscans and the Dominicans. These factors led the Carmelites to create an identity finding their roots with the prophets Elijah and Elisha, who appear in texts and were represented in altar pieces and other works of art. The ten articles published in this volume address these underlying issues and deal with the order's historiography as well as its regional representation in different phases of its history. The authors are historians and art historians-some of them members of the Carmelite community-who are working as academics and specialise in the comparative history of religious orders. (Series: Vita regularis-Orders and interpretations of religious life in the Middle Ages / Vita regularis-Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter. Abhandlungen, Vol. 68) [Subject: Religious Studies, History]
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History Religion and Identity in Modern Britain

Prophetic utterance , no doubt properly , is apt to make many historians irritable
and uncomfortable . Preoccupied with the past , the last thing they want to be
saddled with is any responsibility for discerning the future or even seeking to
make ...

Author: Keith Robbins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852851015

Category: History

Page: 301

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They complement and elaborate themes developed in Keith Robbins' books
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Religion Politics and Historiography in Bulgaria

The book demonstrates that political surveillance and control over historiography had direct consequences for the religious communities in Bulgaria.

Author: Carsten Riis

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052541227

Category: History

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The author shows how the dominant research paradigm in socialist Bulgaria -- with lines dating back to the nineteenth century -- interpreted and depicted the history of Christianity during the period of Ottoman Muslim domination. The association of religious and national identity legitimated the religious and minority policy of the socialist regime. The book demonstrates that political surveillance and control over historiography had direct consequences for the religious communities in Bulgaria.
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Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography

The writing in Persian local histories took the form it did because the concerns –
about Persian Muslim identity, local identity, religious legitimacy, and a region's
role and place in the broader and somewhat notional umma – were pressing ...

Author: Mimi Hanaoka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107127036

Category: History

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An innovative exploration of the local histories of the Persianate world and its preoccupation with identity, authority, and legitimacy.
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Islamic Historiography and Bulghar Identity Among the Tatars and Bashkirs of Russia

... were somewhat flexible and sometimes overlapped While expressions of
ethnic and corporate identity were central elements in history of Volga - Ural
Muslim communities , scholars have tended to overlook religious expressions of
identity .

Author: Allen J. Frank

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004110216

Category: History

Page: 232

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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.
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National Identities in Soviet Historiography

Among its European and Iranian rivals, Azerbaijani Soviet historiography
succeeded in the most systematic ... Mazdak was an Iranian priest who
established a new religion based on communal access to women and property
by raising a ...

Author: Harun Yilmaz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317596646

Category: Political Science

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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.
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Identity and Religion

Although his account was not extensively referred to by the succeeding
generation of British historians, it was nonetheless instrumental in interpreting
Indian history in terms of religion, i.e., Muslim rule. It also established a tradition
of ...

Author: Amalendu Misra

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761932260

Category: Computers

Page: 262

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`A sensitive and intelligent account of the Indian nationalist thought and the difficulties it faced in doing justice to India`s Islamic inheritance' - Lord Parekh Fellow of the British Academy `A thoughtful, well-researched and original analysis of the nationalist conceptualisation of the Muslim presence in India' - Professor Noel O`Sullivan , University of Hull Amalendu Misra shows that while some eminent nationalist leaders were implacably hostile to Muslims, even wholly secular ones were uneasy with India’s Muslim past and had a generally unfavourable disposition towards both Muslims and Islam. The book explicates this by focusing on the writings of Vivekananda, Gandhi, Nehru and Savarkar supported by a wealth of examples from a wide range of contexts. It argues that the views of these four prominent individuals were heavily shaped by British historiography as well as their respective visions of independent India. The author goes on to suggest how modern India needs to redefine itself to flourish as a genuinely secular democracy.
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Religion History and Politics in Nigeria

Encountering. History: Christianity. and. Identity. in. Nigerian. Diaspora. Churches
. Edith. A. Miguda. The weight of the historiography of recent years testify that
African religious genius has struggled for long to burst from the boundaries set by
 ...

Author: Chima Jacob Korieh

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761831401

Category: History

Page: 282

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Religion, History, and Politics in Nigeria is concerned with the problematic nature of religion and politics in Nigerian history. The book provides a lively and straightforward treatment of the relationship among religion, politics, and history in Nigeria, and how it affects public life today. By adopting various cultural, historical, political, and sociological perspectives, the text's contributors provide an excellent introduction to the volatile mix of religion and politics in Nigerian history, as well as a range of strategic choices open to religious adherents. The complexity of the relationship among religion, history, and politics is organized around four themes: indigenous values and the influence of Islam and Christianity, colonialism and religious transformation, the religious landscape of the post-colonial period, and the rise of evangelism and fundamentalism. The volume provides an insightful guide to contemporary history, contemporary religion, and contemporary politics, enabling the reader to reach informed and balanced judgments about the role in religion in Nigerian history and politics. This opens the door for serious examination and debate, and will be excellent for use by the general reader and in political science, history, and religion courses.
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History and the Christian Historian

This volume arises out of special concerns of historians who are also Christians. What case can be made for connecting historical work and religious convictions? What is the relation of faith to history?

Author: Ronald Wells

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802845363

Category: History

Page: 248

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What is the relation of faith to history? What difference should Christian commitment make to historical investigation? In this volume thirteen widely respected scholars consider such important questions and demonstrate the implications of a Christian perspective for the study of history and historiography.
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Community Identity in Judean Historiography

Most of the essays in this volume stem from the special sessions of the Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society for Biblical Studies, held in the late spring of 2007 (University of Saskatchewan).

Author: Gary N. Knoppers

Publisher:

ISBN: 1575061651

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Catholics and the Protestant Nation

This collection of original essays combines the interests of leading 'Catholic historians' and leading historians of early modern English culture to pull Catholicism back into the mainstream of English historiography

Author: Ethan H. Shagan

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071905768X

Category: History

Page: 213

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This collection of original essays combines the interests of leading 'Catholic historians' and leading historians of early modern English culture to pull Catholicism back into the mainstream of English historiography
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Class and Other Identities

In this volume some of the leading European historians of labour and the working classes address these questions. Two non-European scholars comment on their findings from an Indian, resp. American, point of view.

Author: Lex Heerma van Voss

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571813012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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With the onset of a more conservative political climate in the 1980s, social and especially labour history saw a decline in the popularity that they had enjoyed throughout the 1960s and 1970s. This led to much debate on its future and function within the historical discipline as a whole. Some critics declared it dead altogether. Others have proposed a change of direction and a more or less exclusive focus on images and texts. The most constructive proposals have suggested that labour history in the past concentrated too much on class and that other identities of working people should be taken into account to a larger extent than they had been previously, such as gender, religion, and ethnicity. Although class as a social category is still as valid as it has been before, the questions now to be asked are to what extent non-class identities shape working people's lives and mentalities and how these are linked with the class system. In this volume some of the leading European historians of labour and the working classes address these questions. Two non-European scholars comment on their findings from an Indian, resp. American, point of view. The volume is rounded off by a most useful bibliography of recent studies in European labour history, class, gender, religion, and ethnicity.
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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:

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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.
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Writing Religious History

Slightly revised version of the work originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Heidelberg, 2009.

Author: Jörg Haustein

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz

ISBN: 3447065281

Category: Religion

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Slightly revised version of the work originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Heidelberg, 2009.
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History and Religion

This is the first systematic scholarly study that analyses the complex relationship between history and religion, taking into account religious groups both as producers of historical narratives as well as distinct topics of historiography.

Author: Bernd-Christian Otto

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110437256

Category: Religion

Page: 471

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History is one of the most important cultural tools to make sense of one’s situation, to establish identity, define otherness, and explain change. This is the first systematic scholarly study that analyses the complex relationship between history and religion, taking into account religious groups both as producers of historical narratives as well as distinct topics of historiography. Coming from different disciplines, the authors of this volume ask under which conditions and with what consequences religions are historicised. How do religious groups employ historical narratives in the construction of their identities? What are the biases and elisions of current analytical and descriptive frames in the History of Religion? The volume aims at initiating a comparative historiography of religion and combines disciplinary competences of Religious Studies and the History of Religion, Confessional Theologies, History, History of Science, and Literary Studies. By applying literary comparison and historical contextualization to those texts that have been used as central documents for histories of individual religions, their historiographic themes, tools and strategies are analysed. The comparative approach addresses circum-Mediterranean and European as well as Asian religious traditions from the first millennium BCE to the present and deals with topics such as the origins of religious historiography, the practices of writing and the transformation of narratives.
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Historiography and Identity Re formulation in Second Temple Historiographical Literature

It is commonly accepted in various disciplines and contexts that history writing
often (if not always!) contributes to the process of ... Using the past in order to find
a renewed identity in new (socio-political and socio-religious) circumstances is ...

Author: Louis Jonker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567111371

Category: Religion

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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.
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Staging England in the Elizabethan History Play

Religion: Belief. and. National. Identity. The most characteristic element of
religion inlate sixteenthcentury England was its elusiveness, or rather,its ubiquity:
it was everywhere, yet it cameinmany different guises.On a diachronic level, each
 ...

Author: Prof Dr Ralf Hertel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472420510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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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.
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Four Steeples over the City Streets

For one, church historians often focused on individual congregations. And their
emphasis on theology provides a missing ingredient in determining the identity of
religious actors. Finally, because church histories provided the earliest narrative
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Author: Kyle T. Bulthuis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479807932

Category: History

Page: 320

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Tells the diverse story of four congregations in New York City as they navigated the social and political changes of the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. In the fifty years after the Constitution was signed in 1787, New York City grew from a port town of 30,000 to a metropolis of over half a million residents. This rapid development transformed a once tightknit community and its religious experience. Including four churches belonging in various forms to the Church of England, that in some form still thrive today. Rapid urban and social change connected these believers in unity in the late colonial era. As the city grew larger, more impersonal, and socially divided, churches reformed around race and class-based neighborhoods. In Four Steeples over the City Streets, Kyle T. Bulthuis examines the intertwining of these four famous institutions—Trinity Episcopal, John Street Methodist, Mother Zion African Methodist, and St. Philip’s (African) Episcopal—to uncover the lived experience of these historical subjects, and just how religious experience and social change connected in the dynamic setting of early Republic New York. Drawing on a wide range of sources including congregational records and the unique histories of some of the churches leaders, Four Steeples over the City Streets reveals how these city churches responded to these transformations from colonial times to the mid-nineteenth century. Bulthuis also adds new dynamics to the stories of well-known New Yorkers such as John Jay, James Harper, and Sojourner Truth. More importantly, Four Steeples over the City Streets connects issues of race, class, and gender, urban studies, and religious experience, revealing how the city shaped these churches, and how their respective religious traditions shaped the way they reacted to the city. This book is a critical addition to the study and history of African American activism and life in the ever-changing metropolis of New York City.
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