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Imperfect Histories

Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of historical practice. This is especially evident in the various attempts made over the last two centuries to write an "alternative" history of everyday experience.

Author : Ann Rigney

Release : 2018-09-05

Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN : 1501729683

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Imperfect Histories puts "imperfection" at the heart of a theory of historical representation. Ann Rigney shows how historical writing involves dealing with intractable subjects that resist our efforts to know and to shape them. Those who write history, she says, engage in an ongoing struggle to match up what they find relevant in the past with the information and interpretive models at their disposal. Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of historical practice. This is especially evident in the various attempts made over the last two centuries to write an "alternative" history of everyday experience. Focusing on historical writing in the last decades of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth, Rigney analyzes a wide range of works by Walter Scott, Jules Michelet, Augustin Thierry, and Thomas Carlyle. She shows how the attempt to write an alternative history brought historical writing into a close yet fraught relationship with literature. The result is a new account of that relationship as it took shape in the romantic period and as it continues to influence contemporary practices.

Imperfection and Defeat

Edgar Quinet. A Study in French Patriotism. Dallas: Southern Methodist
University Press. Ricoeur, Paul. 1980. The Contribution of French Historiography
to the Theory of History. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Rigney, Ann. 2001. Imperfect
Histories.

Author : Virgil Nemoianu

Release : 2006-01-01

Publisher : Central European University Press

ISBN : 963732657X

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Literature is defined in a challenging way as the "science" of imperfection and defeat, or else as a type of discourse that deals with defeat, loss, uncertainty in social life, by contrast with virtually all disciplines (hard sciences or social sciences) that affirm certainties and wish to convince us of truths. If in real history most constructive attempts end up in failure, it follows that we ought to have also a field of research that examines this diversity of failures and disappointments, as well as the alternative options to historical evolution and progress. Thus literature serves an indispensable role: that of gleaning the abundance of past existence, the gratuitous and the rejected being placed here on an equal level with the useful and the successful. This provocative and unusual approach is illustrated in chapters that deal with the dialectics between literary writing and such fields as historical writing, or religious discourses, and is also illustrated by the socio-historical development of East-Central Europe.

The Science of History in Victorian Britain

C. Parker, 'English Historians and the Opposition to Positivism', History
andTheory, 22:2 (1983), pp. ... in Britain, 1740–1820 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton
University Press, 2000); A. Rigney, Imperfect Histories: The Elusive Past andthe
Legacy of ...

Author : Ian Hesketh

Release : 2011-01-15

Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN : 082298184X

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New attitudes towards history in nineteenth-century Britain saw a rejection of romantic, literary techniques in favour of a professionalized, scientific methodology. The development of history as a scientific discipline was undertaken by several key historians of the Victorian period, influenced by German scientific history and British natural philosophy. This study examines parallels between the professionalization of both history and science at the time, which have previously been overlooked. Hesketh challenges accepted notions of a single scientific approach to history. Instead, he draws on a variety of sources—monographs, lectures, correspondence—from eminent Victorian historians to uncover numerous competing discourses.

Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier

'Let this small book go and proclaim with its feeble words to the beloved Estonian
people their oldest known history,' Jung ... Here historical fiction may play a role
as (an imperfect) history for those who, by choice or necessity, do not have ...

Author : Marek Tamm

Release : 2016-04-22

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 131715679X

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The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, written by a missionary priest in the early thirteenth century to record the history of the crusades to Livonia and Estonia around 1186-1227, offers one of the most vivid examples of the early thirteenth century crusading ideology in practice. Step by step, it has become one of the most widely read and acknowledged frontier crusading and missionary chronicles. Henry's chronicle offers many opportunities to test and broaden the new approaches and key concepts brought along by recent developments in medieval studies, including the new pluralist definition of crusading and the relationship between the peripheries and core areas of Europe. While recent years have produced a significant amount of new research into Henry of Livonia, much of it has been limited to particular historical traditions and languages. A key objective of this book, therefore, is to synthesise the current state of research for the international scholarly audience. The volume provides a multi-sided and multi-disciplinary companion to the chronicle, and is divided into three parts. The first part, 'Representations,' brings into focus the imaginary sphere of the chronicle - the various images brought into existence by the amalgamation of crusading and missionary ideology and the frontier experience. This is followed by studies on 'Practices,' which examines the chronicle's reflections of the diplomatic, religious, and military practices of the christianisation and colonisation processes in medieval Livonia. The volume concludes with a section on the 'Appropriations,' which maps the reception history of the chronicle: the dynamics of the medieval, early modern and modern national uses and abuses of the text.

Researches Into the Lost Histories of America

To content oneself with the imperfect histories extant , spoils the instruction of the
one and frustrates the labours of the other . The mythological lexicon and the ten
thousand pictures which belong to it might be used as fuel for the bonfire , or ...

Author : William Stephens Blacket

Release : 1883

Publisher :

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The Proselyters Defeated

centuries until the present , so far as the imperfect records of ecclesiastical and
civil history allow : I say imperfect ... there is not extant an entire history of even
the Roman Empire , possessing the advantages it did of almost countless
histories .

Author : Incognito (pseud.)

Release : 1859

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The History, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Fevers of the United States

The actual extent to which typhus fever has heretofore prevailed in different
regions and countries , owing to the imperfect histories which have been left to us
of this and of analogous diseases , and the consequent doubtfulness and ...

Author : Elisha Bartlett

Release : 1856

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Francis Bacon and His Secret Society

Civil history , though pre - eminent amongst modern writings , he finds to be “
beset on all sides by faults , " and that there is ... in the annals , chronologies ,
registers , and collections of antiquities , which he classes with “ imperfect
histories .

Author : Mrs. Henry Pott

Release : 1891

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Clinical Histories with Comments

The length of time that had elapsed since its commencement , together with the
imperfect history at first obtained from the patient , tended considerably to
obscure the nature of the disease . In spite of the frequently repeated assertion
that there ...

Author : Henry Day

Release : 1866

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Contesting History

Linenthal, E. T. and Englehardt, T. (eds), History Wars: The Enola Gay and other
Battles for the American Past (New York, ... Macintyre, S., Maiguashca, J. and Pók
, A. (eds), The History of Historical Writing. ... Rigney, A., Imperfect Histories.

Author : Jeremy Black

Release : 2014-03-13

Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN : 1472519531

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Contesting History is an authoritative guide to the positive and negative applications of the past in the public arena and what this signifies for the meaning of history more widely. Using a global, non-Western model, Jeremy Black examines the employment of history by the state, the media, the national collective memory and others and considers its fundamental significance in how we understand the past. Moving from public life pre-1400 to the struggle of ideologies in the 20th century and contemporary efforts to find meaning in historical narratives, Jeremy Black incorporates a great deal of original material on governmental, social and commercial influences on the public use of history. This includes a host of in-depth case studies from different periods of history around the world, and coverage of public history in a wider range of media, including TV and film. Readers are guided through this material by an expansive introduction, section headings, chapter conclusions and a selected further reading list. Written with eminent clarity and breadth of knowledge, Contesting History is a key text for all students of public history and anyone keen to know more about the nature of history as a discipline and concept.

An Introduction to the Study of Universal History

On the Separation of the Early Facts of History from Fable John Stoddart ... and
inexperienced , in all arts , proceed without system or design , and heap together
parts , without any reference to a whole : so it is in rude and imperfect histories .

Author : John Stoddart

Release : 1850

Publisher :

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The History of England

It is no proof that the kings of Scotland possessed no lands or baronies in
England , because we cannot find them in the imperfect histories and records of
that age . For instance , it clearly appears , from another passage of this very
letter of ...

Author : David Hume

Release : 1853

Publisher :

ISBN :

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History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club

In Northumberland we have three very imperfect histories of the County , and the
last and fourth history is a mere fragment , very excellent as far as it goes . Now if
some one in each parish would endeavour to draw up its history , part of which ...

Author : Berwickshire Naturalists' Club

Release : 1876

Publisher :

ISBN :

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History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the End of the Reign of George II.

It is no proof that the kings of Scotland possessed no lands or baronies in
England , because we cannot find them in the imperfect histories and records of
that age . For instance , it clearly appears , from another passage of this very
letter of ...

Author : David Hume

Release : 1854

Publisher :

ISBN :

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History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September 22, 1831

In Northumberland we have three very imperfect histories of the County , and the
last and fourth history is a mere fragment , very excellent as far as it goes . Now if
some one in each parish would endeavour to draw up its history , part of which ...

Author : Berwickshire Naturalists' Club (Scotland)

Release : 1876

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Contains it's Proceedings.

The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Revolution in 1688

It is no proof that the kings of Scotland possessed no lands or baronies in
England , because we cannot find them in the imperfect histories and records of
that age . For instance , it clearly appears , from another passage in this very
letter of ...

Author : David Hume

Release : 1879

Publisher :

ISBN :

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A History of Education for the English Bar

And in such a class of “ imperfect histories , ” he tells us , “ I do assign no
deficience , for they are tanquam imperfectè mista , and therefore any deficience
in them is but their nature ” ( a ) . The Antiquities of Legal Education may shelter ...

Author : Philip Anstie Smith

Release : 1860

Publisher :

ISBN :

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A History of the House of Lyme (in Cheshire)

In these kinds of imperfect histories , I do assign no deficience , for they are “
tanquam imperfecte mista , " and therefore any deficiency in them is but their
nature . Bacon , Advancement of Learning , b . 2 , c . 6 . WARRINGTON : P.
PEARSE ...

Author : William Beamont

Release : 1876

Publisher :

ISBN :

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A History of Education for the English Bar; with suggestions as to subjects and methods of study

And in such a class of “ imperfect histories , " he tells us , “ I do assign no
deficience , for they are tanquam imperfectè mista , and therefore any deficience
in them is but their nature " ( a ) . The Antiquities of Legal Education may shelter ...

Author : Philip Anstie Smith

Release : 1860

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Researches into the physical history of mankind ... Fourth edition, etc

Various revolutions are recorded , or hinted at , in the imperfect histories of Indian
states , which are likely to have weakened the predominant power of the
Brahmans and Xatriyas . Such are the accessions to royal dignity of Sudra or M'
lecha ...

Author : James Cowles Prichard

Release : 1858

Publisher :

ISBN :

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