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Processing the PastContesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Francis X. Blouin, Jr and William G. Rosenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

The worlds of historians and archivists used to converge around shared understandings of “authoritative” history. This book explores the dramatic changes that have split them apart. Written by an ... More

Why History?A History

Why History?: A History

Donald Bloxham

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198858720
eISBN:
9780191890840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858720.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

What is the point of history? Why has the study of the past been so important for so long? Why History? A History contemplates two and a half thousand years of historianship to establish how very ... More

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