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The Oxford History of Historical WritingVolume 3: 1400-1800$
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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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Editors’ Introduction

Editors’ Introduction

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(p.1) Editors’ Introduction
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The Oxford History of Historical Writing
Author(s):
José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, Daniel Woolf
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the development of historical writing from 1400 to 1800, the four hundred years from Europe's late Middle Ages/early Renaissance to the end of its Enlightenment, from pre-Columbian America to the early post-Revolutionary era (in the United States) and the eve of independence for many Latin American nations, from the early decades of the Ming regime in China to the middle part of the successive — and final imperial — Qing dynasty.

Keywords:   East Asia, historical writing, historiography, Europe, late Middle Ages, early Renaissance, Latin America, China

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