The Oxford history of historical writing, vol. 2: 400–1400

The Oxford history of historical writing, vol. 2: 400–1400. Edited by Sarah Foot, Chase F. Robinson and Ian Hesketh Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Title The Oxford history of historical writing, vol. 2: 400–1400
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication year 2012
Sub-type Edited book
ISBN 9780199236428
Language eng
Editor Sarah Foot
Chase F. Robinson
Ian Hesketh
Total number of pages 672
Abstract/Summary How was history written in Europe and Asia between 400-1400? How was the past understood in religious, social and political terms? And in what ways does the diversity of historical writing in this period mask underlying commonalities in narrating the past? The volume, which assembles 28 contributions from leading historians, tackles these and other questions. Part I provides comprehensive overviews of the development of historical writing in societies that range from the Korean Peninsula to north-west Europe, which together highlight regional and cultural distinctiveness. Part II complements the first part by taking a thematic and comparative approach; it includes essays on genre, warfare, and religion (amongst others) which address common concerns of historians working in this liminal period before the globalizing forces of the early modern world.
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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