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Historical Writing, Historical Thinking and Historical Consciousness in the Middle Ages

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...I wish to thank the organizers, Fatima Regina Fernandes and Renan Frighetto, for inviting me to give this paper on August 27th 2010 at Paraná State University. I have left it in its oral form and provided just some major references...

World History Sacred and Profane

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Presently, world history is a topic increasingly in the spotlight. Current talk of a global village reflects the world-wide intertwining of commerce and communication, but contrasts oddly with the complex problems historians encounter when...

The Emotions of God in the Theology of St. Augustine

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...That absolute immutability and impassibility became solidly established attributes of God in Christian theology is due mostly to the influence of Augustine. Theologians have recently begun to question whether views of God which uphold...

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...

Turning Points in Islamic Historical Practice

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...“Turning point” is not a formal concept but a metaphor; it suggests to us a moment, a particular place, when we cease to go along the same road we have been following and instead head off in some different direction. It is fair to ask how...

Conclusion

Xavier Márquez

Xavier Márquez is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Political Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of A Stranger’s Knowledge: Statesmanship, Philosophy and Law in Plato’s Statesman (2012) and of Non-democratic Politics: Authoritarianism, Dictatorship, and Democratization (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Democracy has always been a dangerous idea. The basic themes of democratic thought – equality, freedom and consent – have often been in conflict with existing hierarchies of power and prestige. Moreover, democratic values have also been...

The Official Historiographical Operation of the Song Dynasty

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...“On a necessarily limited scale, envisioning history as an operation would be equivalent to understanding it as the relation between a place (a recruitment, a milieu, a profession or business, etc.), analytical procedures (a discipline...

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...

Augustine and the Rhetoric of Roman Decline

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...An earlier version of this essay was presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. For helpful comments on that occasion, I thank Nadia Urbinati. Thanks go also to Cary Nederman, Scott Huelin and John...

Beyond East and West

Q. Edward Wang

Q. Edward Wang is Professor of History at Rowan University, USA. He won a Faculty Research Achievement Award at Rowan in 2013 and received Changjiang Professorship at Peking University in China, which he has held since 2007. He has published extensively on historical theory, history of historiography, Asian cultural and intellectual history and comparative history and historiography including A Global History of Modern Historiography (co-authored with Georg G. Iggers & Supriya Mukherjee, 2008 & 2017) and Marxist Historiographies: A Global Perspective (co-edited with Georg G. Iggers, 2015), amongst others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...The author wishes to thank Yü Ying-shih, Georg Iggers, Benjamin Elman, Richard Vann, On-cho Ng, D. R. Woolf, Joy Wiltenburg, Scott Morschauser, James Heinzen, and Jerry H. Bentley for commenting on an earlier version of this article...