Memory and Medievalism
Studies in Medievalism Volume XV
In this interdisciplinary volume of nine essays, topics include linguistic nationalism in Ivanhoe, Seamus Heaney’s translation of Sweeney Astray, and the role of English translations of the Declaration of Arbroath (1320) in creating Scottish nationalism.
History is two things: event and report, which are not necessarily the same. In this provocative book, historian Simon Schama uses the techniques of fiction to explore the eccentric 19th-century Parkman family of Boston – and to interrogate the practice of his own profession.
Writing Ancient History
An Introduction to Classical Historiography
Luke Pitcher's very accessible study of 'ancient history-writing in action', merges two approaches of modern historiography: that concerned with reliability and sources; and that focussed on works of history as literary productions. No jacket.