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A history of histories : epics, chronicles, romances and inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the twentieth century

Author: J W Burrow
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the study of the past and its implications in the Western world, from ancient times to the present day, looks at the work of individual historians and how they presented the past in terms of their perspectives, beliefs, and historical periods.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J W Burrow
ISBN: 9780375413117 0375413111
OCLC Number: 166384286
Notes: Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2007.
Description: xviii, 517 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A history of histories? --
Prologue: Keeping records and making accounts: Egypt and Babylon --
pt. 1. Greece. Herodotus: the great invasion and the historian's task --
Thucydides: the Polis--the use and abuse of power --
The Greeks in Asia. Xenophon: The Persian expedition --
The Alexander historians: Arrian and Curtius Rufus --
pt. 2. Rome. Polybius: universal history, pragmatic history and the rise of Rome --
Sallust: a city for sale --
Livy: From the foundation of the city --
Civil War and the road to autocracy: Plutarch, Appian and Cassius Dio --
Tacitus: "Men fit to be slaves" --
A provincial perspective: Josephus on the Jewish Revolt --
Ammianus Marcellinus: the last pagan historian --
General characteristics of ancient historiography --
pt. 3. Christendom. The Bible and history: the people of God --
Eusebius: the making of Orthodoxy and the Church triumphant --
Gregory of Tours: kings, bishops and others --
Bede: the English Church and the English people --
pt. 4. The revival of secular history. Annals, chronicles and history. Annals and chronicles --
Pseudo-history: Geoffrey of Monmouth --
Secular history and chronicle: William of Malmesbury's Modern history and the scurrilities of Matthew Paris --
Two abbey chronicles: St. Albans and Bury St. Edmunds --
Crusader history and chivalric history: Villehardouin and Froissart. Villehardouin's The conquest of Constantinople --
Froissart: "matters of great renown" --
From civic chronicle to human history: Villani, Machivavelli and Guicciardini --
pt. 5. Studying the past. Antiquarianism, legal history and the discovery of feudalism --
Clarendon's History of the rebellion: the Wilfulness of particular men --
Philosophic history. Hume: enthusiasm and regicide --
Robertson: "The state of society" and the idea of Europe --
Gibbon: Rome, barbarism and civilization --
Revolutions: England and France. Macaulay: the glorious revolution --
Carlyle's French revolution: history with a hundred tongues --
Michelet and Taine: the people and the mob --
History as the story of freedom: constitutional liberty and individual autonomy. Stubb's Constitutional history: from township Parliament --
Modernity's first-born son: Burckhardt's Renaissance man --
A new world: American experiences. The halls of Montezuma: Diaz, Prescott and the conquest of New Spain --
Outposts in the wilderness: Parkman's history of the great West --
Henry Adams: from republic to nation --
A professional consensus: The German influence. Professionalization. --
German historicism: Ranke, God and Machiavelli --
Not quite a Copernican revolution --
The twentieth century. Professionalism and the critique of "Whig history": history as a science and history as an art --
"Structures": cultural history and the Annales school --
Marxism: the last grand narrative? --
Anthropology and history: languages and paradigms --
Suppressed identities and global perspectives: world history and micro-history.
Responsibility: John Burrow.

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An analysis of the study of the past and its implications in the Western world, from ancient times to the present day, looks at the work of individual historians and how they presented the past in terms of their perspectives, beliefs, and historical periods.

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