Historiography and Identity III

Historiography and Identity III

Taken together, these volumes hope to recover the potential that historiography developed to articulate and shape strategies of identification in the ancient, late ancient, and medieval worlds.

Author: Rutger Kramer


ISBN: 2503586554


Page: 400

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This volume explores the extent to which the reinstitution of the Empire in Western Europe brought about new ways of reconciling the multitude of post-Roman identities with the way the past was shaped in historiographical narratives. From universal histories to local chronicles, and from narratives that support Carolingian rule to histories with a more local focus, the centralization of power and authority in the course of the eighth and ninth centuries forced those who engaged with their own past and that of their community to acknowledge the new situation, and situate themselves in it. The contributions in this volume each depart from a single source, event, or community, and relate their findings to the broader issue of whether the rise of the multi-ethnic Carolingian court allowed for more inclusive narratives to be created, or if their self-proclaimed place at the centre of the Frankish world actually created a context in which local communities were given new tools to assert themselves.

Carolingian Approaches

Carolingian Approaches

This volume explores the extent to which the reinstitution of the Empire in Western Europe brought about new ways of reconciling the multitude of post-Roman identities with the way the past was shaped in historiographical narratives.

Author: Rutger Kramer


ISBN: 2503586562



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Historiography and Identity Re formulation in Second Temple Historiographical Literature

Historiography and Identity  Re formulation in Second Temple Historiographical Literature

social-psychological notion of “textual identities” quite a useful one for explaining the relationship between textual ... and the role that renewed textual construction plays in the process of identity formation; (iii) It therefore ...

Author: Louis Jonker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567111371

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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It is commonly accepted in various disciplines and contexts that history writing often (if not always!) contribute to the process of identity (re)formation. Using the past in order to find a renewed identity in new (socio-political and socio-religious) circumstances, is something that we also witness in Hebrew Bible historiographies. The so-called Deuteronomistic History, as well as the works of Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah, are often read from the perspective of a community trying to find a new identity in changed circumstances. In the Historical Books section at the 2008 Auckland SBL International Meeting, this perspective was investigated further. The papers presented included theoretical reflections on the relationship between historiography and identity (re)formation, as well as illustrations from Hebrew Bible historiographies (of the Exilic and Second Temple periods). These papers, together with a few responses to the papers, are offered here to a wider scholarly audience. Contributors include Jon Berquist, Mark Brett, Louis Jonker, Mark Leuchter, Christine Mitchell, Klaas Spronk, Gerrie Snyman, Ray Person, Armin Siedlecki, and Jacob Wright.
Categories: Religion

Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography

Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography

Significantly, this pre-Islamic identity is not reducible to one element or virtue of the Iranian past, ... see Ahmad Ashraf, “Iranian Identity i: Perspectives,” EIr; Ashraf, “Iranian Identity iii: Medieval Islamic Period,” EIr; ...

Author: Mimi Hanaoka

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316785249

Category: History

Page: 301

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Intriguing dreams, improbable myths, fanciful genealogies, and suspect etymologies. These were all key elements of the historical texts composed by scholars and bureaucrats on the peripheries of Islamic empires between the tenth and fifteenth centuries. But how are historians to interpret such narratives? And what can these more literary histories tell us about the people who wrote them and the times in which they lived? In this book, Mimi Hanaoka offers an innovative, interdisciplinary method of approaching these sorts of local histories from the Persianate world. By paying attention to the purpose and intention behind a text's creation, her book highlights the preoccupation with authority to rule and legitimacy within disparate regional, provincial, ethnic, sectarian, ideological and professional communities. By reading these texts in such a way, Hanaoka transforms the literary patterns of these fantastic histories into rich sources of information about identity, rhetoric, authority, legitimacy, and centre-periphery relations.
Categories: History

Historiography and Identity

Historiography and Identity

and symbolic meaning of the Virgin for the Carmelites already exist and are quite important for the current formation of young friars, but the historiographical approach to this question reveals the processes and the issues regarding ...

Author: Jens Röhrkasten

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643907370

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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The Carmelites' role as one of the four great mendicant orders was not unchallenged. Originating as an association of hermits on Mount Carmel, the order experienced a dramatic transformation in the thirteenth century while its name was a reminder to origins which were obscure and its first form of religious life was diametrically opposed to the mendicant ministry. In addition the 'White Friars' were unable to find legitimization in a charismatic founder figure, unlike the Franciscans and the Dominicans. These factors led the Carmelites to create an identity finding their roots with the prophets Elijah and Elisha, who appear in texts and were represented in altar pieces and other works of art. The ten articles published in this volume address these underlying issues and deal with the order's historiography as well as its regional representation in different phases of its history. The authors are historians and art historians-some of them members of the Carmelite community-who are working as academics and specialise in the comparative history of religious orders. (Series: Vita regularis-Orders and interpretations of religious life in the Middle Ages / Vita regularis-Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter. Abhandlungen, Vol. 68) [Subject: Religious Studies, History]
Categories: Religion

Historiography Politics

Historiography  Politics

individual III 171-8 individual time II 233 individualism II 33 , III 337 ; methodological IV 143 ; methodology III 140 ... W. III 363-4 Jamaica : black identity III 412 James , W. II 172 , III 103 , 127 Jameson , F. II 168-9 , III 402 ...

Author: Robert M. Burns

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415320828

Category: Historiography

Page: 454

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This collection aims to enable the reader to disentangle some of the ambiguities and confusions which have characterized the use of the term 'historiography'.
Categories: Historiography

Ancient and Early Christian Narratives of Community

Ancient and Early Christian Narratives of Community

The series aims to develop a critical methodology that harnesses the potential of identity studies to enhance our understanding of the construction and impact of historiography.00This first volume in the 'Historiography and Identity' sub ...

Author: Walter Pohl


ISBN: 2503581587


Page: 330

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Islamic Historiography and Bulghar Identity Among the Tatars and Bashkirs of Russia

Islamic Historiography and  Bulghar  Identity Among the Tatars and Bashkirs of Russia

CHAPTER ONE ISLAMIC HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE VOLGA - URAL REGION TO 1800 Islamic historical literature is known to have ... cf. his “ Kazan hanlığında islam türk kültürü , " Islam Tetkikleri Enstitüsü Dergisi , III 3-4 ( 1959-1960 ) .

Author: Allen Frank

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004492714

Category: Social Science


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This monograph offers a new approach in the study of identity among the Muslims of Russia, examining the role of oral and written historiography in the formation of sacred and secular identities among the Tatars and Bashkirs.
Categories: Social Science

National Identities in Soviet Historiography

National Identities in Soviet Historiography

the impact of parallel nation-building policies or relevant historiographical theories in neighbouring countries. ... By investigating the Soviet past, the book helps us to understand contemporary issues of national identity ...

Author: Harun Yilmaz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317596646

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Under Stalin’s totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past, and millions of people defined themselves according to them. This book explains how and by whom these national histories were constructed and focuses on the crucial episode in the construction of national identities of Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan from 1936 and 1945. A unique comparative study of three different case studies, this book reveals different aims and methods of nation construction, despite the existence of one-party rule and a single overarching official ideology. The study is based on work in the often overlooked archives in the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan. By looking at different examples within the Soviet context, the author contributes to and often challenges current scholarship on Soviet nationality policies and Stalinist nation-building projects. He also brings a new viewpoint to the debate on whether the Soviet period was a project of developmentalist modernization or merely a renewed ‘Russian empire’. The book concludes that the local agents in the countries concerned had a sincere belief in socialism—especially as a project of modernism and development—and, at the same time, were strongly attached to their national identities. Claiming that local communist party officials and historians played a leading role in the construction of national narratives, this book will be of interest to historians and political scientists interested in the history of the Soviet Union and contemporary Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Categories: Political Science

Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography

Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography

The Case of Hong Kong's Evolving Political Identity J. Flowerdew. of Patten in Chapter 2 of Part I. Tung's ... In Part III there were two major elements at play in terms of a desired identity. On the one hand, there was promotion of ...

Author: J. Flowerdew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230336841

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 341

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The book shows how the study of the evolving discourse employed during a political process spanning more than a decade can provide insights for critical discourse analysis, on the one hand, and understanding of a real world political process on the other, thereby demonstrating the potential role for critical discourse analysis in historiography.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines