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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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New approaches: the region and the community

John Beckett.

in Writing Local History

April 2007; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 10248 words.

This chapter focuses on new approaches such as religion and community in local history. Local history, in one form or another, is now one of the fastest growing and widest ranging pastimes...

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Sibling Rivalries, Scriptural Communities

David Nirenberg.

in Faithful Narratives

January 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 7560 words.

This chapter explores contested readings of the Bible and the Qur'an both between and within religious traditions. It asserts the potential of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural...

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History, Story, and Community: Representing the Past in Latin Christendom, 1050–1400

Charles F. Briggs.

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing

October 2012; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 11585 words.

This chapter looks at Latin Christendom's evolution of historical writing, which had issued forth from a few, mostly monastic, centers, and eventually swelled into a substantial river fed...

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Five Swans over Littleport

Andy Wood.

in History after Hobsbawm

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 9399 words.

This chapter uses fenland folklore as a way of thinking about the importance of the local. It argues against grand narratives of globalization, to suggest instead that for many working...

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Introduction

Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo.

in Faithful Narratives

January 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 4304 words.

This introductory chapter explains the importance of examining the work of twelve scholars, whose research about religious traditions and communities have exemplified strategies for...

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John Lough, 1913–2000

Ann Moss.

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

January 2005; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 6667 words.

John Lough was in very many ways an exemplary member of the British academic establishment. He was a punctilious scholar and industrious researcher, who shared the results of his inquiries...

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Making Porous and Expansive Boundaries

Trevor R. Getz.

in Encounters Old and New in World History

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 5537 words.

This chapter explores the boundaries of world history and Jerry Bentley’s role as a guardian of those boundaries and of their porosity. Drawing on Bentley’s statements and choices as editor...

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Collective Memory and Pluralistic Identity

Michael Gottlob.

in History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

July 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 48212 words.

This chapter is divided into three parts. The first discusses the emergence of communalist interpretations of Indian past and their political implications. It also relates to the Indian...

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John James Wymer 1928–2006

Clive Gamble.

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

March 2008; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 6917 words.

John Wymer devoted his professional life to the study of the Palaeolithic, and his importance to the subject extended far beyond a brick pit in Suffolk. He was the greatest field naturalist...

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On the Intersections of Archives and History

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg.

in Processing the Past

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 3866 words.

The introductory chapter reviews the origins of this study and introduces the problems it raises in subsequent chapters. It emphasizes how these problems relate to the changing points of...

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Faithful Narratives

Edited by Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo.

January 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 288 pages.

Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. This book presents the work of twelve eminent scholars whose research has...

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Introduction

Philippe Carrard.

in History as a Kind of Writing

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 5664 words.

Before looking at the ways contemporary French historians write up their materials, it might be useful to go over the instructions they have received during their apprenticeship....

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The Course of Western History's First Century

Allan G. Bogue.

in A New Significance

January 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 11075 words.

This chapter considers the origins and development of western history in American universities, focusing on Frederick Jackson Turner's teaching agenda at the University of Wisconsin....

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The People and the Book

David B. Ruderman.

in Faithful Narratives

January 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 5269 words.

This chapter discusses how the study of Jewish culture in early modern Europe has flourished with an outburst of books and essays. Most of this scholarship, however, is exclusively focused...

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From South of the Border: Hispanic Minorities in the United States

Alejandro Portes.

in Immigration Reconsidered

January 1991; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 11565 words.

This chapter locates the most recent Hispanic minorities in the United States—Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and various Caribbean peoples from Cuba and Santo Domingo—at still another point in...

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Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper 1914–2003

Blair Worden.

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

March 2008; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 16917 words.

Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper has been called both a Whig and a Tory historian, a distinction he shares, perhaps fittingly, with Hume. He was a Whig insofar as he believed in a plural, liberal...

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Alan Harold Williams 1927–2005

Robert Sugden.

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

March 2008; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 8187 words.

Alan Williams was, by common consent, the leading health economist in Britain. Indeed, it is in large part due to him that there is a community of health economics for anyone to lead....

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Emrys Jones 1920–2006

Ron Johnston.

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

December 2008; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 21279 words.

Emrys Jones (1920–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a geographer who, together with his elder brother, Alun, was raised in the Cynon Valley mining community of Aberaman in South...

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Authoritative History and Authoritative Archives

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg.

in Processing the Past

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 9062 words.

This chapter begins a historical examination of the changing relationships between notions of authority, history, and documentation. It shows how conceptions of reason and science...

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Archives and the Cyberinfrastructure

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg.

in Processing the Past

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 11586 words.

This chapter takes up the discussion begun in Chapter 3 about digitization and explores in a comprehensive way the changes information technology are bringing to the various issues and...

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