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Faithful NarrativesHistorians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. This book presents the work of twelve eminent scholars whose research has ... More

Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Frank Ankersmit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book provides a systematic account of the problems of reference, truth, and meaning in historical writing. It works from the conviction that the historicist account of historical writing, ... More

PresencePhilosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century

Presence: Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century

Ranjan Ghosh and Ethan Kleinberg (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452208
eISBN:
9780801469206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452208.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

The philosophy of “presence” seeks to challenge current understandings of meaning and understanding. One can trace its origins back to Vico, Dilthey, and Heidegger, though its more immediate ... More

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