What is Medieval History


Author: John Arnold

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745639321

Category: History

Page: 155

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What is it that medieval historians do? And how - and why - do they do it? What is Medieval History? provides an accessible, far-ranging and passionate guide to the study of medieval history. The book discusses the creation of the academic field, the nature of the sources, the intellectual tools used by medievalists, and some key areas of thematic importance from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation. Students, teachers, researchers and interested general readers will find the book an invaluable guide. The author explores his field through numerous fascinating case studies, including a magical plot against a medieval pope, a fourteenth-century insurrection, and the importance of a kiss exchanged between two tenth-century noblemen. Throughout the book, readers are shown not only what medieval history is, but the cultural and political contexts in which medieval history has been written. And, above all, What is Medieval History? demonstrates why the pursuit of medieval history continues to be important to the present and future world.



Author: John H. Arnold

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768927

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 4467

Do historians reconstruct the truth—or simply tell stories? Professor John Arnold suggests they do both, and that it's the balance between the two that matters. In a work of metahistory (the study of history itself), he takes us from the fabulous tales of Greek Herodotus to the varied approaches of modern-day professionals. Through fascinating and particular examples—including a medieval murderer, 17th-century colonist, and ex-slave—Dr. Arnold illuminates our relationship to the past by making us aware of how the very nature of “history” has changed.

What is Military History?


Author: Stephen Morillo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745665330

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 3325

This clear, readable introduction to the popular field of military history is now available in a refreshed and updated second edition. It shows that military history encompasses not just accounts of campaigns and battles but includes a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of past military organization and activity. In concise chapters it explains the fundamental features of the field, including: The history of military history, showing how it has developed from ancient times to the present; The key ideas and concepts that shape analysis of military activity; it argues that military history is as methodologically and philosophically sophisticated as any field of history; The current controversies about which military historians argue, and why they are important; A survey of who does military history, where it is taught and published, and how it is practiced; A look at where military history is headed in the future. The new edition of What is Military History? provides an up-to-date bibliography and cutting edge new case studies, including counterinsurgency, and as such continues to be ideal for classes in military history and in historiography generally, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of a rich and growing area of study.

What is Gender History?


Author: Sonya O. Rose

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074564614X

Category: History

Page: 157

View: 1529

"This book is a lucid introduction to historians' engagement with gender. Written in a clear and direct style and embellished with excellent examples, the book is a friend able to help the reader understand complex issues vital to our appreciation of the past and the present." Penny Summerfield, University of Manchester --

What is History Now?


Author: D. Cannadine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023020452X

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 8510

E. H. Carr's What is History? was originally published by Macmillan in 1961. Since then it has sold hundreds of thousands of copies throughout the world. In this book, ten internationally renowned scholars, writing from a range of historical vantage points, answer Carr's question for a new generation of historians: What does it mean to study history at the start of the Twenty-first century? This volume stands alongside Carr's classic, paying tribute to his seminal enquiry while moving the debate into new territory, to ensure its freshness and relevance for a new century of historical study.

What is Masculinity?

Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World


Author: J. Arnold,S. Brady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230307256

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

View: 3201

Across history, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied much between time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, not available to all men, sometimes even applied to women. This book analyses the dynamics of 'masculinity' as both an ideology and lived experience - how men have tried, and failed, to be 'Real Men'.

The Historical Present

Medievalism and Modernity


Author: Walter Kudrycz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441110577

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 7038

The changing understandings of the Middle Ages from the Age of Reason to the present, and how these relate to wider historiographical and philosophical developments.

Slaves and Serfs: What Is the Difference?- Children's Medieval History Books


Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541908074

Category: History

Page: 40

View: 9384

The Medieval History is very interesting, especially for kids, because it details the time that came after the collapse of the Roman Empire. From this book, your child will learn about the different classes like the nobles, the slaves and the serfs. Don't forget to create a quiz for your little one after a few pages to make sure he/she understands. Buy a copy now.

Geschichte des Wissens

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Anita Ehlers


Author: Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034860099

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 524

View: 3827

Thinking Medieval

An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages


Author: M. Bull

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230501575

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 9938

This book is aimed at students coming to the study of western European medieval history for the first time, and also graduate students on interdisciplinary medieval studies programmes. It examines the place of the Middle Ages in modern popular culture, exploring the roots of the stereotypes that appear in films, on television and in the press, and asking why they remain so persistent. The book also asks whether 'medieval' is indeed a useful category in terms of historical periodization. It investigates some of the particular challenges posed by medieval sources and the ways in which they have survived. And it concludes with an exploration of the relevance of medieval history in today's world.


ein Dorf vor dem Inquisitor 1294 - 1324


Author: Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548265711


Page: 461

View: 6940

An Age of Saints?

Power, Conflict and Dissent in Early Medieval Christianity


Author: Peter Sarris,Matthew Dal Santo,Phil Booth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004206604

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 3393

This volume focuses on the strategies through which secular and ecclesiastical authorities throughout the early medieval world shaped and exploited Christian culture in their own interests, and the simultaneous attempts of rivals and sceptics to resist that same process.

History: A Very Short Introduction


Author: John Arnold

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606375

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 8180

There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization, are introduced by means of concrete examples of how historians work, giving the reader a sense of the excitement of discovering not only the past, but also ourselves. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


The Writing of History in Medieval England


Author: Chris Given-Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852853587

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 9648

The priorities of medieval chroniclers and historians were not those of the modern historian, nor was the way that they gathered, arranged and presented evidence. Yet if we understand how they approached their task, and their assumption of God's immanence in the world, much that they wrote becomes clear. Many of them were men of high intelligence whose interpretation of events sheds clear light on what happened. Christopher Given-Wilson is one of the leading authorities on medieval English historical writing. He examines how medieval writers such as Ranulf Higden and Adam Usk treated chronology and geography, politics and warfare, heroes and villains. He looks at the ways in which chronicles were used during the middle ages, and at how the writing of history changed between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy


Author: A. S. McGrade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000635

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 1122

This volume, first published in 2003, spans a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and into the fourteenth century.

What is Global History


Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633013

Category: History

Page: 139

View: 2444

Global and world history address the deep structural changes that have shaped human experience. Many are material, related to environmental and climatic alteration, to the domestication of livestock and development of agriculture, to technology, to disease, and to variations in human immunity, reproduction, and physiology. Others are social and cultural, touching upon issues of migration, trade, language development and differentiation, institutions of enslavement and of freedom, traditions of marriage and child-rearing, the emergence of large-scale political organization from early kingdoms to vast empires, republics and federations, and the management of war and peace. To deal with such challenging issues, global historians draw upon new techniques of analysis and comparison. But they also continue venerable traditions, inherited from the earliest civilizations, of narrating the past on the most comprehensive and significant scale possible. This book examines the long search for an integrated human story, and particularly the points at which rapid changes of philosophy and perspective in the twentieth century transformed the historical disciplines. It provides the perfect introduction to global history for students and scholars alike.



Author: N. Jayapalan

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171568383

Category: Historiography

Page: 138

View: 2695

The Book Deals With All Aspects Of Historiography. In This Book The Chapterisation Is Clearly Made So As To Indicate The Meaning, Scope And Value Of History In An Exemplary Manner. In The Middle Of The Book Ancient, Medieval And Modern Historiography Have Been Discussed In Detail In Chronological Order. Moreover, The Chapter On Western Historians Provides An Opportunity To Know Their Contribution To Historiography. The Book Is Written In A Simple And Lucid Style So As To Meet The Requirements Of The Students And The Common Readers. The Last Chapter Of This Book Research In History Is Very Useful To The Research Students. No Wonder It Serves As A Guide To The Research Scholars Not Only In This Discipline But Also In Other Disciplines.