History of Histories Epics, Chronicles, and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0375727671
ISBN-13: 9780375727672
Edition: 2009
Authors: John Burrow
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction: A History of Histories?
Prologue Keeping Records and Making Accounts: Egypt and Babylon
Greece
Herodotus: The Great Invasion and the Historian's Task
Thucydides: The Polis-the Use and Abuse of Power
The Greeks in Asia
Xenophon: The Persian Expedition
The Alexander Historians: Arrian and Curtius Rufus
Rome
Polybius: Universal History, Pragmatic History and the Rise of Rome
Sallust: A City for Sale
Livy: From the Foundation of the City
Civil War and the Road to Autocracy: Plutarch, Appian and Cassius Dio
Tacitus: "Men fit to be slaves"
A Provincial Perspective: Josephus on the Jewish Revolt
Ammianus Marcellinus: The Last Pagan Historian
General Characteristics of Ancient Historiography
Christendom
The Bible and History: The People of God
Eusebius: The Making of Orthodoxy and the Church Triumphant
Gregory of Tours: Kings, Bishops and Others
Bede: The English Church and the English People
The Revival of Secular History
Annals, Chronicles and History
Annals and Chronicles
Pseudo-History: Geoffrey of Monmouth
Secular History and Chronicle: William of Malmesbury's Modern History and the Scurrilities of Matthew Paris
Two Abbey Chronicles: St. Albans and Bury St. Edmunds
Crusader History and Chivalric History: Villehardouin and Froissart
Villehardouin's The Conquest of Constantinople
Froissart: "Matters of great renown"
From Civic Chronicle to Humanist History: Villani, Machiavelli and Guicciardini
Studying the Past
Antiquarianism, Legal History and the Discovery of Feudalism
Clarendon's History of the Rebellion: The Wilfulness of Particular Men
Philosophic History
Hume: Enthusiasm and Regicide
Robertson: "The State of Society" and the Idea of Europe
Gibbon: Rome, Barbarism and Civilization
Revolutions: England and France
Macaulay: The Glorious Revolution
Carlyle's French Revolution: History with a Hundred Tongues
Michelet and Taine: The People and the Mob
History as the Story of Freedom: Constitutional Liberty and Individual Autonomy
Stubbs's Constitutional History: From Township to Parliament
Modernity's First-born Son: Burckhardt's Renaissance Man
A New World: American Experiences
The Halls of Montezuma: D�az, Prescott and the Conquest of New Spain
Outposts in the Wilderness: Parkman's History of the Great West
Henry Adams: From Republic to Nation
A Professional Consensus: The German Influence
Professionalization
German Historicism: Ranke, God and Machiavelli
Not Quite a Copernican Revolution
The Twentieth Century
Professionalism and the Critique of "Whig History": History as a Science and History as an Art
"Structures": Cultural History and the Annales School
Marxism: The Last Grand Narrative?
Anthropology and History: Languages and Paradigms
Suppressed Identities and Global Perspectives: World History and Micro-History
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Index

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