Historiography

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  • War In The Lay Of The Cid Analysis

    The article “War in the Lay of the Cid” by Francisco Garcia Fitz argues how the epic poem Lay of the Cid is best used as a historical document illustrating “the art of war”, as Fitz calls it on page 62, in the middle ages. The author argues that the poem can best be used as a primary source of military life in the Middle Ages, more specifically from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries when the poem is believed to have originated. The argument continues that while the poet loosely based his poem…

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  • Historical Contexts And Summary Of Linda Rushdie's Literature

    The storyteller here, tries to destabilise methodical historiography of the West and the supremacy that this historiography denotes by offering a non-linear and private his/story. What Rushdie seeks to do is to generate substitutes not merely to happenings but also to the discourse of past that describes these events. In the plot, destabilization…

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  • Post-Classical Era As A Eurocentric Essay

    Since the professionalization of world history the lens that historians would look through was supremely Eurocentric. The other parts of the world had their accomplishments and contributed to the world as a whole, but Europe was usually the protagonist in the stories told. More recently world historians have been viewing the world through what Ross Dunn describes as the “Different Cultures Model,” which looks at the past from the opposite perspective. The modern historians Lynda Shaffer, Xinru…

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  • Dark Continent Ideology Analysis

    The Dark Continent ideology contributes to the perception of African inferiority because “the colonialist historiography argued a dismal situation in Africa that prompted Europeans to embark on a civilizing mission”. Furthermore, when the historical narrative focused on actual native Africans, “ the premise of colonial historiography was still basically racist and hegemonic”. The Europeans colonists justified their presence through the rationale that they were civilizing…

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  • Analysis Of The Spanish American War And Spanish-American Manhood

    the literature on the subject stood at the point of the late 1990s. Pérez addresses three main points in his analysis of the historiography of the Spanish-American War. First, he emphasizes that the Cuban insurgents deserved much more credit for their involvement in the defeat of the Spanish, and that they have never received this credit in United States historiography on the subject. Second, The War of 1898 should be labeled the “Spanish-Cuban-American War” since Cuban independence was…

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  • Essay On Indigenitude

    Juan Gómez-Quiñones’ (2012), Indigenous Quotient, Stalking Words: American Indian Heritage as Future, is a creation of two essays: the first part is an attempt to counter the historiography surrounding Indian identity, culture, and history; the second half reveals the theory of Indigenitude and why it is important to incorporate the studies of the Indigenous into school curriculum. The term “Indigenitude” is presented by Gomez-Quinones as a shift from other terms that commonly label the…

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  • John Macdonald's Arguments Of Imperial Mobility

    “He spoke to me about you; and said you were more like a gentleman than a servant; now, I am plain dressed, and I have got the place.” This excerpt from the account of Scottish valet, John MacDonald, represents the difficulties that faced the lower classes since their place within society was tenuous; based on appearances and their financial circumstances. His dress places him an image of one of above the position of a footman, thus causing him a job. MacDonald’s travel account and others show…

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  • Summary Of The Fiery Trial By Eric Foner

    analyzes Lincoln’s thoughts and views toward slavery from his childhood to when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation and further. The book takes a real close look at Lincoln’s career, and his personal views as a politician and a person. The historiography of the topic is Eric Foner identifying influential people in Lincoln’s life. The author also takes into consideration Lincoln’s environment…

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  • Colonial Habits Summary

    Kathryn Burn’s book, Colonial Habits: Convents and the Spiritual Economy of Cuzco, Peru, provides an indepth look at colonial society throughout three centuries through the inner workings of a convent. The author is able to skillfully guide the reader through an analysis of the colonization of Cuzco, the most important Andean city in Southern Peru, from the insides of a convent of cloistered women. In the colonization of the Americas the nuns were in no way isolated from the outside world. In…

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  • Spectacular Accumulation Summary

    Written by Morgan Pitelka, Spectacular Accumulation is a book that centers around material culture in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century Japan, covering the changes and continuities from medieval society to the early modern era through looking into famous objects that essentially shape the period. Illustrated with colorful pictures of objects, including potteries, swords and paintings, instead of utilizing only textual representation, Pitelka emphasizes on the importance of…

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