Companion to Historiography

Companion to Historiography

by Michael Bentley
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Taylor & Francis
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Companion to Historiography

Literate civilizations have always celebrated or contested images of their past by writing about them. Historiography considers how and why such writing has taken the various shapes that it has.
Now in paperback this work gives readers a definitive overview of the most important developments in the techniques of and approaches to historical writing.
Each selection presents a study of recent historiography in relation to a particular theme or problem—frequently in the context of other disciplines. Introductory surveys help readers to locate the periods and places discussed. Articles contributed by a carefully selected panel of distinguished academics convey in direct, jargon-free language a genuinely international, wide-angled view of the ideas, traditions and institutions that lie behind the contemporary urgency of world history.
This valuable companion offers an engaging response to the fascination current in all branches of the humanities with how the past has been turned into text and made into history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415030847
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Pages: 1016
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the project of historiography, Michael Bentley, University of St Andrews; Section One: Beginnings - East and West Introduction, Paul Cartledge, Clare College, Cambridge University; 1.1 Asian Historiography: two traditions, David Morgan, School of African and Oriental Studies; 1.2 Historiography and Greek self-definition, Paul Cartledge, Clare College, Cambridge; 1.3 Re-reading the Roman historians, Michael Comber, St John's College, Oxford University; 1.4 The historiography of rural labour, Jairus Banaji, St John's College, Oxford University; 1.5 Towards late-antiquity, Peter Heather, University College, London; Section Two: The Medieval World Introduction, Julia M.H. Smith; 2.1 The historiography of the medieval state, Susan Reynolds; 2.2 Saladin and the third crusade, Robert Irwin; 2.3 Family and household, Janet Nelson, King's College, London; 2.4 The medieval nobility, Timothy Bernard S. Bachrach, University of Minnesota, USA; 2.6 Popular religion, Peter Biller, York University; Section Three: Early-Modern Historiography Introduction, G.E. Aylmer, St Peter's College, Oxford University; 3.1 The idea of early modern history, Wolfgang Reinhard, Freiburg University, Germany; 3.2 The scientific revolution, Stephen Pumfrey, Lancaster University; 3.3 Intellectual history, D.R. Woolf, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada; 3.4 The English Reformation, Patrick Collinson, Sheffield University; 3.5 Popular Culture in the early-modern West, J. Sharpe, York University; 3.6 Revisionism in Britain, Ronald Hutton, Bristol University; Section Four: Reflecting on the Modern Age Introduction, Michael Bentley, St Andrews University; I Revolution and Ideology 4.1 TheFrench Revolution, Jacques Sole, University of Grenoble ; 4.2 The Soviet Revolution, Catherine Merridale, Bristol University; 4.3 National Socialism in Germany, Jane Caplan, Bryn Mawr College, USA; 4.4 Fascism and beyond in Italy, John Davis, Connecticut University, USA; 4.5 Orientalism, Ulrike Freitag, School of Oriental and African Studies, London; II Area Studies 4.6 China, Pamela Crossley, Dartmouth College, USA; 4.7 Japan, Alan Smith, Glasgow University; 4.8 India, Chris Bayly, St Catherine's College, Cambridge; 4.9 Africa, David Birmingham, Kent University; 4.10 North America, Carl Degler, Stanford University, USA; 4.11 Latin America, Alan Knight, St Antony's College, Oxford University; Section Five: Contexts for the Writing of History I: Hinterlands 5.1 History and Philosophy, William Dray; 5.2 History and Anthropology, Jordan Goodman, UMIST, Manchester; 5.3 History and Archaeology, Guy Halsall, Birkbeck College, London; 5.4 History of Art, Nigel Llewellyn, Sussex University; II: Approaches 5.5 The Historical Narrative, Peter Munz, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; 5.6 The Annales School, Geore Huppert, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; 5.7 Marxist Historiography, S.H. Rigby, Manchester University; 5.8 Women in Historiography, Olwen Hufton, Harvard University, USA; 5.9 Comparative World History, R.I. Moore, Newcastle University; 5.10 Archives and Technology, Michael Moss, Glasgow University.

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