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Thucydidean Epistemology

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...This essay investigates several aspects of Thucydides’ intellectual conception of history in order to further our understanding of its philosophical basis and its essential qualities. Several scholars have claimed that Thucydides invented...

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...

Introduction

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...As the first volume of the series, we are going to deal with the beginning of historical writings from ancient times to around the fourteenth century. Yet we are immediately confronted with the question: where should we begin? As explained...

History of Historiography

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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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction As history studies the past, history of historiography is principally the study of historians’ past. In common parlance, the word “historiography” means how history is written. However, since one can only study the past...