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A history of histories : epics, chronicles, romances and inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the twentieth century John Burrow.

A history of histories : epics, chronicles, romances and inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the twentieth century John Burrow.


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Book's title: A history of histories : epics, chronicles, romances and inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the twentieth century John Burrow.
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):9780375727672 (pbk.)
International Standard Book Number (ISBN):0375727671 (pbk.)
System Control Number:ocn318365448
Cataloging Source:FYQ, FYQ UBF CDX OCLCA BTCTA BAKER YDXCP YWM
Library of Congress Call Number:D13 .B87 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification Number:907.2$222
Personal Name:Burrow, J. W. (John Wyon), 1935-2009.
Edition Statement:1st Vintage Books ed.
Publication, Distribution, etc.:New York . Vintage Books, (c)2009, c2007.
Physical Description:xviii, 517 p. ;, 21 cm.
General Note:Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2007.
Bibliography, etc. Note:Includes bibliographical references (p. [487]-499) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:Introduction: A history of histories?
Prologue: Keeping records and making accounts: Egypt and Babylon
pt. 1. 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
pt. 2. 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
pt. 3. 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
Formatted Contents Note:pt. 4. 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 human history: Villani, Machivavelli and Guicciardini
pt. 5. 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
Formatted Contents Note:Michelet and Taine: the people and the mob
History as the story of freedom: constitutional liberty and individual autonomy. Stubb's Constitutional history: from township Parliament
Modernity's first-born son: Burckhardt's Renaissance man
A new world: American experiences. The halls of Montezuma: Diaz, 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 professoional 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.
Rubrics: Historiography

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