Writing Histories

"Nine historians reflect on their work as writers, exploring some of the most difficult and interesting questions any history-writer faces."--Back cover.

Author: Ann Curthoys

Publisher: Monash Univ Pub

ISBN: 098046482X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Nine historians reflect on their work as writers, exploring some of the most difficult and interesting questions any history-writer faces."--Back cover.

Guide to the Writing of American Military History

Military History in Instruction and Training Military history is the very foundation of
our knowledge of tactics and strategy . ... Histories written during the lives of the
actors or too near their era are generally tinged with partisanship , colored by ...

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004818940

Category: United States

Page: 126

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Writing History in the Soviet Union

Identifying the significant hallmarks of the production of Soviet history by Soviet as well as Western historians, this book attempts to fill this gap.

Author: Arup Banerji

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 8187358378

Category: History

Page: 322

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The history of the Soviet Union has been charted in several studies over the decades. However, earlier examinations have failed to draw attention to the political and academic environment within which these histories were composed. Identifying the significant hallmarks of the production of Soviet history by Soviet as well as Western historians, this book attempts to fill this gap. It shows how the Russian Revolution of 1917 triggered a shift in official policy towards historians and the publication of history textbooks for schools and surveys the rich body of writing the Russian Revolution generated as well as the divergent approaches to the history of the period. The conditions for research in Soviet archives are described as an aspect of official monitoring of history writing, which continues to this day.

Writing Histories of Rhetoric

This collection of essays, edited by Victor J. Vitanza, is a historiography of rhetoric, summarizing what has recently been accomplished in the revision of traditional histories of rhetoric and discussing what might be accomplished in the ...

Author: Victor J. Vitanza

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809385041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

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This collection of essays, edited by Victor J. Vitanza, is a historiography of rhetoric, summarizing what has recently been accomplished in the revision of traditional histories of rhetoric and discussing what might be accomplished in the future. Featuring a variety of approaches—classical, revisionary, and avant-garde—it includes articles by Janet M. Atwill, James A. Berlin, William A. Covino, Sharon Crowley, Hans Kellner, John Poulakos, Takis Poulakos, John Schilb, Jane Sutton, Kathleen Ethel Welch, Lynn Worsham, and Victor J. Vitanza. In the first essay, Sharon Crowley identifies the major players and primary issues in a chronological narrative of the debate about the writing of the history of rhetoric that has arisen between traditionalists / essentialists and revisionists/constructionists. In recent years, traditionalists have demanded a more complete and accurate history, while revisionists have sought a critical understanding of the various epistemological-ideological grounds upon which a history of rhetoric had been and could be constructed. Revisionists, in their search for multiple, contestatory histories, have begun to critique one another, breaking into two general groups: one favoring a political-social program, the other resisting and disrupting such an approach. Vitanza echoes Crowley’s review of this ongoing debate by asking a crucial question: What exactly does it mean to be a revisionist historian? By combining the disintegration of various revisionist and subversive positions into a communal "we," he asks an additional question: Who is the "we" writing histories of rhetoric? The essays that follow give a rich answer to Vitanza’s questions. They bring the writing of histories of rhetoric into the larger area of postmodern theory, raising neglected issues of race, gender, and class. Written with a variety of intentions, some of the essays are expository and highly argumentative while others are manifestos, innovative and far-reaching in tone. Still others are summaries and background studies, providing useful information to both the novice student and the experienced scholar. This book, situated at a juncture between two disciplines, composition studies and speech, will be a landmark collection for many years.

Writing National Histories

These dynasties were perceived as the founders of their modern nation-states
and their history was written as that of a long vocation for the unification of their
respective nation-states. The Hohenzollerns in Germany and the House of Savoy
in ...

Author: Stefan Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134712151

Category: History

Page: 336

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This book examines comparatively how the writing of history by individuals and groups, historians, politicians and journalists has been used to "legitimate" the nation-state agianst socialist, communist and catholic internationalism in the modern era. Covering the whole of Western Europe, the book includes discussion of: * history as legitimation in post-revolutionary France * unity and confederation in the Italian Risorgimento * German historians as critics of Prussian conservatism * right-wing history writing in France between the wars * British historiography from Macauley to Trevelyan * the search for national identity in the reunified Germany.

The History of Historical Writing in America

As to the first or historical portion , it is too brief to convey to us a very great body
of information on Virginian history ; but ... Leaving aside such plain and business
- like accounts as that of Beverley , the histories hitherto written in America had ...

Author: John Franklin Jameson

Publisher: Boston, Houghton

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010247281

Category: Historiography

Page: 160

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Augustan Historical Writing

This work examines the development of narrative historical writing in early eighteenth century England.

Author: Laird Okie

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819180505

Category: History

Page: 240

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This work examines the development of narrative historical writing in early eighteenth century England. In addition, it explores the historical dimension of Augustan political ideologies and the character of the Enlightenment in England. Contents: Part One: Tory and Whig History in the Age of Anne: Tory and Whig, Clarendon and Burnet: White Kennett and Laurence Echard; Part Two: The Rise of Whig Historical Writing in the Age of Walpole: Rapin-Thoyras and the Court-Country Historical Debate; The Whig Liberals: John Oldmixon and Daniel Neal; Thomas Salmon: The Tory Rebuttal to Rapin; Part Three: History and Ideology after the Fall of Walpole: Thomas Birch and the Historians; Thomas Carte and the Historical Mind of Jacobitism; James Ralph; William Guthrie; David Hume.

Novel Histories

Novel Histories: British Women Writing History, 1760-1830 explores issues of historical and literary genres, historiography, and the gendering of civic and literary roles.

Author: Lisa Kasmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611474954

Category: History

Page: 187

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Novel Histories: British Women Writing History, 1760-1830 explores issues of historical and literary genres, historiography, and the gendering of civic and literary roles. It demonstrates the new and sometimes subversive ways that women authors pushed the limits of writing history in order to participate in contemporary national civic life otherwise closed to them.

Writing Life Histories

My interest in writing histories began when facilitating creative writing groups in
psychiatric hospitals. Many people wanted to use the group to write about their
experiences of mental illness, how it had affected their lives and what they had ...

Author: Robin Dynes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351371650

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"Writing Life Histories" is a practical handbook which gives clear guidance on how to put together life histories in supportive or residential settings. It provides: step-by-step guidance; ideas for different types of life histories; activities, strategies and material for prompting memories; helpful tools and writing tips; suggestions for support and forming partnerships with other local services; ideas for involving the person's family and friends; and, discussion on ethical issues to be considered. The benefits of engaging a group or an individual in life history activities include - an aid to memory; creative stimulation; a personalised identity when in a residential home; promotion of interaction and co-operation with others; and, continuity with previous life experience thus combating loss of identity as well as an excellent opportunity to pass on knowledge and experience to others. For staff knowing about past experiences will promote an understanding of behaviour, needs and outlook on life resulting in more personalised care. Staff have references for conversation with cognitive impaired individuals and knowledge about life accomplishments which promotes respect for individuals. This is an indispensible resource for anyone interested in compiling life histories including nurses, residential home staff, carers, tutors and occupational therapists, group facilitators in day centres, clubs for the elderly or learning disabilities.

Writing Literary History

OLE OF Siegfried J. SCHMIDT , 1980 : Grundriss der Empirischen
Literaturwissenschaft 1 . Wiesbaden : Vieweg . - ( ed . ) , 1985a : On Writing
Histories of Literature . Poetics 14 , No. 34 . - , 1985b : On Writing Histories of
Literature , Editorial .

Author: Darko Dolinar

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCBK:C093313969

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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Proceedings of an international conference held in Ljubljana in autumn, 2002.

Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories

This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume ...

Author: S.E. Wilmer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587295218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Historians of theatre face the same temptations and challenges as other historians: they negotiate assumptions (their own and those of others) about national identity and national character; they decide what events and actors to highlight--or omit--and what framework and perspective to use for telling the story. Personal biases, trends in scholarship, and sociopolitical contexts influence all histories; and theatre histories, too, are often revised to reflect changing times and interests. This significant collection examines the problems and challenges of formulating national theatre histories.The essayists included here--leading theatre scholars from all over the world, many of whom wrote essays specifically for this volume--provide an international context for national theatre histories as well as studies of individual nations. They cover a wide geographical area: Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and North America. The essays contrast large countries (India, Indonesia) with small (Ireland), newly independent (Slovenia) with established (U.S.A.), developed (Canada) with developing (Mexico, South Africa), capitalist (U.S.A.) with formerly communist (Russia), monolingual (Sweden) with multilingual (Belgium, Canada), and countries with stable historical boundaries (Sweden) with those whose borders have shifted (Germany).The essays also explore such sociopolitical issues as the polarization of language groups, the importance of religion, the invisibility of ethnic minorities, the redrawing of geographical borders, changes in ideology, and the dismantling of colonial legacies. Finally, they examine such common problems of history writing as types of evidence, periodization, canonization, styles of narrative, and definitions of key terms.Writing and Rewriting National Theatre Histories will be of special interest to students and scholars of theatre, cultural studies, and historiography.

British Women Writers and the Writing of History 1670 1820

Charlotte Lennox's writings are not histories in any conventional sense. Except
for her translations, nothing published under her name would be mistaken for
history by today's readers. Yet Lennox is a writer who, Judith Dorn writes, "could
be ...

Author: Devoney Looser

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801879051

Category: History

Page: 272

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Until recently, history writing has been understood as a male enclave from which women were restricted, particularly prior to the nineteenth century. The first book to look at British women writers and their contributions to historiography during the long eighteenth century, British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820, asks why, rather than writing history that included their own sex, some women of this period chose to write the same kind of history as men—one that marginalized or excluded women altogether. But as Devoney Looser demonstrates, although British women's historically informed writings were not necessarily feminist or even female-focused, they were intimately involved in debates over and conversations about the genre of history. Looser investigates the careers of Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Charlotte Lennox, Catharine Macaulay, Hester Lynch Piozzi, and Jane Austen and shows how each of their contributions to historical discourse differed greatly as a result of political, historical, religious, class, and generic affiliations. Adding their contributions to accounts of early modern writing refutes the assumption that historiography was an exclusive men's club and that fiction was the only prose genre open to women.

A History of Writing in Japan

THE GOD AGE SCRIPT, ACCOUNTS IN THE EARLIEST HISTORIES, AND
CHINESE INSCRIPTIONS ... Urabe Kanekata, it was suggested that writing had
existed in Japan from the age of the gods — a mythical period dating back before
the ...

Author: Christopher Seeley

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 082482217X

Category: History

Page: 264

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This book deals chronologically with the history of writing in Japan, a subject which spans a period of 2,000 years, beginning with the transmission of writing from China in about the first or second century AD, and concluding with the use of written Japanese with computers. Topics dealt with include the adoption of Chinese writing and its subsequent adaptation in Japan, forms of writing employed in works such as the "Kojiki" and "Man'yoshu," development of the "kana" syllabaries, evolution of mixed character-"kana" orthography, historical "kana" usage, the rise of literacy during the Edo period, and the main changes that have taken place in written Japanese in the modern period (ca. 1868 onwards). This is the first full-length work in a European language to provide the Western reader with an overall account of the subject concerned, based on extensive examination of both primary and secondary materials.

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

History. in. Pre-Modern. Korea. Don. Baker. On a map of Northeast Asia, Korea
appears to be overshadowed by China, Japan, and, in recent centuries, ... Writing
histories has been a major tool for nurturing and promoting such memories.

Author: José Rabasa

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191629440

Category: History

Page: 750

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Volume III of The Oxford History of Historical Writing contains essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally during the early modern era, from 1400 to 1800. The volume proceeds in geographic order from east to west, beginning in Asia and ending in the Americas. It aims at once to provide a selective but authoritative survey of the field and, where opportunity allows, to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is the third of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past from the beginning of writing to the present day, and from all over the world.

History of English

were not likely to encourage the barbarous insular custom of writing histories , for
instance , in English.1 Besides , the Norman ... And so we find that , though there
was a great deal of English history written in England in the twelfth century , its ...

Author: Arthur Charles Champneys

Publisher: London Rivington, Percival 1893.

ISBN: HARVARD:HWTQA3

Category: English language

Page: 414

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The history of the reformation of the church of England

His friends were so sensible of the advantage their cause received from such a
way of writing , that they resolved to continue down the history through queen
Elizabeth ' s reign , in which , we are told , Sanders himself made some progress
 ...

Author: Gilbert Burnet

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z225523109

Category:

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The History of the Reformation of the Church of England A collection of records letters and original papers with other instruments referred to in the first and second part s Appendices concerning some of the errors and falsehoods in Sanders book of the English schism

His friends were so sensible of the advantage their cause received from such a
way of writing , that they resolved to continue down the history through queen
Elizabeth ' s reign , in which , we are told , Sanders himself made some progress
 ...

Author: Gilbert Burnet

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101075683258

Category: Reformation

Page:

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The History of the Reformation of the Church of England

is possible , they have outdone him in these two partiThis was aptly enough said
by a writer , that had cular excellences of writing histories — in which he was
emancipated himself from the laws of truth and vera so great a master , -
impudence ...

Author: Gilbert Burnet (bisschop)

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900000145925

Category: England

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Early Ancient History Or the Ante Greek Period as it Appears to

advantages for writing a history of Persia . Of his works only a few fragments
remain . * Turning , however , from the Greeks , the question naturally arises
whether there were no writers among other nations whose works throw light on
ancient ...

Author: Henry Menzies

Publisher:

ISBN: BNC:1001929458

Category:

Page: 355

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Sanders Analysis of English Words

AU TOG'RA PHY , the hand - writing of one's self . A ER OG'RA PHY , a
description of the air . AD EN OG'RA PHY , a description of the glands . BIB LI OG'
RA PHY , a history , or description of books . BI OG'RA PHY , the history of one's
life and ...

Author: Charles Walton Sanders

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:085137858

Category: English language

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