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East and West

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Common sense accepts as obvious that the present is the product of the past, and between the past and the present there is a causal correlation. Another obvious assumption follows from this supposition: the past would be the juvenile, more...

‘. . . κέ παντός του λαου τοῦ χορίου τ(ης) Μάζας…’

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I would like to thank the editor Rembrandt Duits, who also is my life companion, for giving me the opportunity to participate in the pioneering conference of which these proceedings form the published record.The small church dedicated...

The Experimental Act

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...“You doubt what I wrote? Let me show you.” When Lynn Thorndike began assembling the eight-volume A History of Magic and Experimental Science, for what reasons and in what sense did he yoke these two subjects? Should we take magic...

The Public Life of the Past to 1400

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Societies were suffused by the past for most of human history. This situation can be discussed and explained in both material and ideological terms, and each, indeed, was of importance. This chapter begins by considering both aspects before...

The Politics of Eschatology: A Short Reading of The Long View

Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Sanjay Subrahmanyam is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I am grateful to Cornell Fleischer, Maurice Kriegel, Geoffrey Parker and José Alberto Tavim for bibliographical references, and other aid, over the years that we have discussed issues of political eschatology; and to Henning Trüper...

Conservatism and Ibn Khaldun

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Group feeling (‘asabiyya’) produces the ability to defend oneself, to offer opposition, to protect oneself, and to press one’s claims. Whoever loses it is too weak to do any of these things. The subject of imposts and taxes belongs...

Material culture without objects

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Increasingly, scientists employing skills beyond documentary analysis are the ones making fundamental historical breakthroughs. As I write, geneticists, physical anthropologists and evolutionary biologists are rewriting the Columbian...

Philippe de Mézières

Karl Peeter Valk

Karl Peeter Valk is a PhD student at Sorbonne Université, France, and at Tallinn University, Estonia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction The life and work of Philippe de Mézières (1327–1405) offer us a window into the intellectual world of the second half of fourteenth-century Europe, a troubled period dominated by conflicts such as the Hundred Years’ War...

The Role of Antiquity in Medieval Historiography

Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas

Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas is Professor at the University of Lille, France Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction If antiquity’s place in modern historiography has received a great deal of attention, and particularly its instrumentalization in the support of nationalistic pursuits, its role in medieval historical writings has not. Yet...

Art and Science in Renaissance and Early Modern Historical Writing

Eileen Ka-May Cheng

Eileen Cheng is Associate Professor in the History Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include the American Revolution and the early American Republic, American and European intellectual history, and historiography. She has published numerous journal articles and one monograph - The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth: Nationalism and Impartiality in American Historical Writing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historiography: An Introductory Guide

Bloomsbury Continuum, 2012

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...The period from the Renaissance to the early seventeenth century was a time of great change for Europe, bringing with it not only the cultural changes associated with the Renaissance, but also the Scientific Revolution and the colonization...