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A ‘Homeric’ hymn to Stalin: performing safe criticism in ancient Greek?

Han Baltussen.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 8433 words.

This article offers an analysis of an unusual ‘Hymn to Stalin’, written in Homeric Greek, but found in a twentieth-century Czech novel. The examination of the style and context of the Ode...

A ‘Slight Angle to the Universe’

Geoff Eley.

in History after Hobsbawm

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 10387 words.

This chapter uses Eric Hobsbawm more directly than the others, to ask big questions about the political nature of the historian’s task. By contrasting Hobsbawm’s own political formation...

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‘A great deal of historical claptrap’

Martha Vandrei.

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain

June 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 13057 words.

This chapter’s focus is the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, during which Boudica was immortalized in Thomas Thornycroft’s statue on Westminster Bridge. This chapter seeks to...

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“A Memory Sweet to Soldiers”: The Significance of Gender

Susan Lee Johnson.

in A New Significance

January 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 14889 words.

Gender is a relation of difference and domination constructed such that it appears “natural” in day-to-day life. The American West is historically a place of disrupted gender relations and...

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“A Universall Monarchy”

Kristina Bross.

in Future History

November 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 13363 words.

Chapter 1 analyzes a mid-seventeenth-century pamphlet exchange that suggests how global fantasies infuse writings that on their surface seem little interested in situating England on a...

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The Abbasid and Byzantine Courts

Nadia Maria El Cheikh.

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing

October 2012; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 10338 words.

This chapter discusses how research into court culture is an essential part of the growth in historical anthropology. The main historiographical developments have focused first, on the...

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Absent Presence: pater Ennius in Renaissance Europe

Nora Goldschmidt.

in Classical Receptions Journal

May 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History. 8755 words.

This article is a case study in what might happen to Classical Reception Studies when the object of reception no longer survives, or survives only in fragments or quotations from other...

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Admiration and Awe

Antonio Urquízar-Herrera.

July 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 304 pages.

This book offers the first systematic analysis of the cultural and religious appropriation of Andalusian architecture by Spanish historians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries....

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An Adversarial Image of Modernity

in On the Future of History

November 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 1819 words.

The lack of postmodernist debates on the chronological and formative limits of modernity has been surprising. Only a few postmodernists, among them Michel Foucault and Jean Baudrillard,...

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Aeschylus in the mix: the making of Nikos Kazantzakis’ Prometheus-Trilogy

Antonis K. Petrides.

in Classical Receptions Journal

December 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 20635 words.

Kazantzakis’ two foundational works, Askitiki and The Odyssey, not only articulated the Cretan poet’s credo but also crystallized his attitude towards his (classical) forefathers....