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    Historical writing, ethnicity and national identity: Medieval Europe and Byzantium in comparison

    Innes, Matthew (2012) Historical writing, ethnicity and national identity: Medieval Europe and Byzantium in comparison. In: Foot, S. and Robinson, C.F. (eds.) Oxford History of Historical Writing (600-1400). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 539-574. ISBN 9780199236428.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Includes new essays by an international team of leading scholars Adopts a non-Eurocentric perspective Includes timetables and select bibliographies of key primary and secondary sources which help to orientate non-specialist readers 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.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 16:56
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 12:00
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8843

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