The Historical Present

The changing understandings of the Middle Ages from the Age of Reason to the present, and how these relate to wider historiographical and philosophical developments.

Author: Walter Kudrycz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441110577

Category: History

Page: 248

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The changing understandings of the Middle Ages from the Age of Reason to the present, and how these relate to wider historiographical and philosophical developments.

The Historical Present

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Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781617034992

Category: History

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Yoder also explores the puzzling American resistance to the study of the past, suggesting that Americans avoid history in part because they have luckily escaped the tragic calamities of older cultures. The myths of American innocence and exemption, he argues, have fostered an illusion that history as the teacher of vital lessons can be ignored, although it is actually the very matrix of the way we understand ourselves in the present.

The Historical Present

Yoder also explores the puzzling American resistance to the study of the past, suggesting that Americans avoid history in part because they have luckily escaped the tragic calamities of older cultures.

Author: Edwin M. Yoder

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604731729

Category: History

Page: 205

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Although the American republic is a child of history, Americans are prone to historical forgetfulness. They tend to think of themselves as future-oriented. Even when history unites with American popular culture, it is often in the form of "docudrama," or conspiracy theories, and other varieties of pseudohistory. Ed Yoder's exploration of the centrality of history in our lives blends an experienced journalist's zest for current trends with a lifelong interest in American and European history. In this book of linked essays, he writes about topics as diverse as the 1995 controversy over the Enola Gay exhibit at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, Barbara Tuchman's success as a popular historian, the historical reputations of Lincoln and Jefferson, the fluctuations of presidential rankings, the revival of nationalist wars and rivalries in Eastern Europe, the politically charged dispute over the significance of Columbus's voyages on their 500th anniversary, the light thrown by William Faulkner's novels on the dilemma of black families, and the argument over "original intent" in constitutional interpretation. Yoder shows, with an abundance of specific examples, how essential collective memory is to social understanding and self-knowledge. He argues that history, far from being a dry accumulation of facts, is a fascinating inquiry into "transformations" -how, for example, a thinly settled strip of Atlantic seaboard colonies became a nation, at first gradually and then in the revolutionary spasm of the summer of 1776. Yoder also explores the puzzling American resistance to the study of the past, suggesting that Americans avoid history in part because they have luckily escaped the tragic calamities of older cultures. The myths of American innocence and exemption, he argues, have fostered an illusion that history as the teacher of vital lessons can be ignored, although it is actually the very matrix of the way we understand ourselves in the present. Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., is a columnist for The Washington Post Writers Group and a professor of journalism and humanities at Washington and Lee University. In 1979 he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

The Historical Present Tense in Modern Hungarian Narratives

Author: Laura G. Knudsen

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Page: 180

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Encounters Reflections

Provides a collection of essays on modern art covering such artists as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Robert Mapplethorpe

Author: Arthur C. Danto

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520208469

Category: Art

Page: 355

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Provides a collection of essays on modern art covering such artists as Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Robert Mapplethorpe

The Origin of the Historical Present in English

Author: John Marcellus Steadman

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Category: English language

Page: 46

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The Historical Present in Early Latin

Author: Annie Crosby Emery

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Category: Latin language

Page: 120

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The Historical Present Tense Yet Again

Author: Monika Fludernik

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Page: 36

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The Historical Present in Thucydides Semantics and Narrative Function

Le présent historique chez Thucydide : Sémantique et fonction narrative Jean
Lallot, Albert Rijksbaron, Bernard ... Each of these properties of the historical
present can be seen as part of the narrator's strategy to portray the event in a ...

Author: Jean Lallot

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004210016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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In the nine chapters of this book the function of the Historical Present in Thucydides is investigated. By its rich and detailed analyses this collective volume provides important new insights into Thucydides’ narrative technique.

Fiction in the Historical Present

An analysis of ten French writers in the 1930s who, despite diverse political leanings, were concerned with common issues & used similar literary techniques.

Author: Mary Jean Matthews Green

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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An analysis of ten French writers in the 1930s who, despite diverse political leanings, were concerned with common issues & used similar literary techniques.

The Historical Present Tense in English Literature

Author: Monika Fludernik

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Page: 68

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Re Searching the Historical Present

Re-searching the Historical Present: Implications on Aboriginal Education, Policy and Schools will encourage scholars, educators, policy makers and others to examine the impact of re-search as a multi-dimensional variable that implicates ...

Author: Lorenzo Cherubini

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783847345923

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Page: 148

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The common belief that resonates throughout Re-searching the Historical Present: Implications on Aboriginal Education, Policy and Schools is that the future marker of success for the current and subsequent generations of Aboriginal learners rests squarely in education. As Haig-Brown describes in the Foreword, This important monograph arises out of hope, focusing on moves being made on several fronts, in the name of Aboriginal education. It demonstrates the impacts that research, policy and practice can have on classrooms and teachers and on the central figure in all of this business of education: the children or what some see as the future of this country. It demonstrates the impact of research in Aboriginal contexts on all who participate as a challenging and provocative site of learning. Re-searching the Historical Present: Implications on Aboriginal Education, Policy and Schools will encourage scholars, educators, policy makers and others to examine the impact of re-search as a multi-dimensional variable that implicates upon cognition, emotion and spirit.

The Historical Present in Early Latin

Author: Anne Crosby Emery Allinson

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Category: Latin language

Page: 120

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The Use of the Historical Present and Its Theological Significance

Author: Ronald Lowell Shive

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Category: Bible

Page: 214

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Historical Present

Author: Joseph Masheck

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Category: Art, Modern

Page: 294

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Author: Nessa Wolfson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110851695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 126

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The Historical Present in Oral Spanish Narratives

Author: Carol J. Van Ess-Dykema

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Category: Spanish language

Page: 712

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The Historical Present in Oral Spanish Narratives

Author: Carol Joy Van Ess-Dykema

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Page: 356

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Historical Present

This volume breaks new ground by moving beyond the arena of contemporary popular culture by interpreting modern academic attitudes towards the Middle Ages as themselves forms of medievalism.

Author: Walter Kudrycz

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ISBN: 9781472599230

Category: Archaeology, Medieval

Page: 248

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Medievalism has become a central concern for those studying and teaching medieval history. It can be distinguished from traditional medieval history because it is not directly concerned with the study of the Middle Ages themselves, but rather it looks at how ideas about the medieval era operate in modern culture. This volume breaks new ground by moving beyond the arena of contemporary popular culture by interpreting modern academic attitudes towards the Middle Ages as themselves forms of medievalism. What is presented as refined historical truth is no more than a construction of truth derived.

No Explanation for the Historical Present Temporal Sequencing and Discourse

Author: Pranav Anand

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