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Edited by Gabriele Marasco

This book is the first comprehensive study of Greek and Latin historiography from Constantine to the end of the sixth century AD. It aims to examine the development of late antique historiography, stressing chiefly the relations between pagan and Christian historians, their polemics but also their often neglected agreements. Of special importance is the study of the Church historians who are considerable but not adequately known sources for the political and social history of the period. Greek and Latin Historiography in Late Antiquity is a highly valuable and useful reference tool for both scholars and students.

Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity has been selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title (2005).
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Emperors and Historiography

Collected Essays on the Literature of the Roman Empire by Daniël den Hengst


Edited by Diederik Burgersdijk and Joop van Waarden

In this collection of essays Roman historical and biographical texts are studied from a literary point of view. The main interest of the author, Daniël den Hengst, professor emeritus of Latin at the University of Amsterdam, concerns the development of Roman historiography, the ways in which Roman historians present their work and the intertextual relations between these works and other literary genres. Special attention is given to the Historia Augusta and Ammianus Marcellinus, but also authors from the classical period, such as Cicero, Livy and Suetonius and their ideas about historiography are discussed. The articles demonstrate that a detailed interpretation of these texts in the original language is indispensable to understanding the aims and methods of ancient historians and biographers.
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Satire and Historiography

The Reception of Classical Models and the Construction of the Author’s Persona in Lucian’s De historia conscribenda

Melina Tamiolaki

examine the different facets Lucian adopts in order to make his advice about the rules of historiography more attractive and even entertaining. I will then turn to his elaboration of historiographical tradition and argue that the reception of classical historians in this work is not confined to mere

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William K. Kay

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/027209610X12628362887514 Pneuma 32 (2010) 5-15 Karl Popper and Pentecostal Historiography William K. Kay Professor of Th eology; Glyndw ̂ r University Email: Abstract Karl Popper argued that science

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Jörg Haustein

poststructuralist debate about historiography, because its emphasis on the analysis of historical narratives provides fresh insights into the epistemology of Pentecostal memory. The importance of narratives to Pentecostal history has occasionally been recognized over the years. Already in 1986 Grant Wacker

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Ari Finkelstein

Jewish historiography of the Second Temple Period is notoriously difficult to categorize. For one thing, the inventory is rather thin given the fragmentary nature of the works of Demetrius, Eupolemus, Pseudo-Eupolemus, Artapanus, and Pseudo-Hecataeus. Aside from 1 Esdras found in the LXX and

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Jonas Ahlskog

either reductionism or non-reductionism is irrelevant for my purposes, namely dissolving the crisis of testimony in historiography. What I aim to do is to challenge the idea of a crisis of testimony by showing that this crisis is produced by neglecting the fact that testimonial knowledge and belief

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Daniel Fairbrother

universes, which however are only the perspectives of a single one according to the different points of view of each monad. 2 The core of Frank Ankersmit’s representationalist position in the philosophy of historiography is that whole texts – works of history – are to be treated as representations

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Stephen Boulter

Introduction One of the central concerns in the philosophy of historiography is to establish that knowledge of the past is possible. One prima facie obstacle to historiographical knowledge is the fact that historical events are themselves unobservable. This obstacle, however, is standardly

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Early Modern Catholicism and Its Historiography

Innovation, Revitalization, and Integration

Jaap Geraerts

historiography and firmly (re)connected Catholicism in Britain and the Republic to the international programme of Catholic renewal. 39 Historians also have started to study early modern Catholicism in relation to the larger backdrops it was fundamentally part of and this, in combination with the utilization of