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The Battle Exhortation in Ancient Historiography

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...A survey of all speeches in Greek and Roman historiography reveals that most of them belong to one of the following three categories: (a) the speech made by a political leader to his city’s assembly or council; (b...

Bede’s Ecclesiastical History

Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw is Chairman of the History Department at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College, Barry’s Bay, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Texts in Context

...Introduction Bede’s Ecclesiastical History (EH) is our main literary source for British history for the period from the late sixth to the early eighth century. Bede (672/3–735) was a monk at Wearmouth-Jarrow, a major monastery...

Alternative Forms of Historical Writing: Concepts and Facts in Goya’s Disasters of War

Theories of History : History Read across the Humanities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018


...Translated by Sarah Hartley. Between 1808 and 1814, the war referred to as the Peninsular War in the Anglophone world and in the Spanish as the Guerra de la Independencia took place in Spain. In the wake of this conflict, which...

Rhetorical Theory/Theoretical Rhetoric

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013


...It goes without saying that one hardly needs to stress the critical importance of Hayden White’s work to the development of historical thought over the last thirty-five years. Yet the precise ways it which that body of work was understood...

The Rhetoric of Time and the Time of Rhetoric

Theories of History : History Read across the Humanities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018


...Introduction Since the time of the Greeks, rhetoric and history have gone hand in hand, but the nature and the history of their relationship is still unclear. In the literature on the subject there seems...