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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 330–331.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Averil Cameron Neville Leonora , Anna Komnene: The Life and Work of a Medieval Historian ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2017 ), 240 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 130.
Published: 01 January 2016
...John Boardman Hall J. M. , Artifact and Artifice: Classical Archaeology and the Ancient Historian . ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2014 ), 258 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 COMMON KNOWLEDGE 130...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2003) 9 (2): 228–240.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Israel J. Yuval Am-Oved Publishers, Tel Aviv, Israel 1997 Translated by Naomi Goldblum CK 9.2-05 Yuval 3/14/03 10:49 AM Page 228 THE SILENCE OF THE HISTORIAN AND THE INGENUITY OF THE STORYTELLER Rabbi Amnon...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... Elliott's: “Something is amiss when the name of Martin Guerre threatens to become better known than that of Martin Luther.” In the present piece, Thomas writes of Ginzburg, a founder of Italian microhistory, that he is more a “European intellectual” than a “mere historian,” the difference being that the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... consider Tiepolo artistically, intellectually, or morally frivolous. “Scientific” art historians have applied the category of “decoration” to these somber etchings, with their incomprehensible allegories, but Calasso, himself an artist (a novelist), approaches these pictures without scientific prejudice...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of Rochester in the mid-1970s, have been lasting impressions. The seminar introduced patterns of thought and behavior that proved consistent over the years, despite Fox-Genovese's several shifts in the past three decades—from Marxist to non-Marxist, historian of France to historian of antebellum...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 441–449.
Published: 01 August 2011
... then to Rorty, the author questions how Rorty expected his endorsement of the “new fuzziness” to be applied, as proposed, to theology and politics. Suggesting that such applications are the natural work of historians, the author, having asked the historian Natalie Zemon Davis for comment, then quotes...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 August 2014
... reasons there are for the use of Occam's razor. “The notion of ‘fuzziness’ ” does not disturb historians, as it does scholars in some other disciplines, since historians have at their disposal an established contextualist “means of navigating it.” Sowerby Scott , Making Toleration: The Repealers and...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 April 2012
... between precise and fuzzy historians. In the first phase, in the nineteenth century, precise history, firmly based on documents, was defined, by Leopold von Ranke and the Rankeans, against an older fuzzy or “conjectural” history. In a second phase, at the beginning of the twentieth century, a new fuzzy...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 283–314.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Dominic Green; Marsha Keith Schuchard This article comprises a dialogue between two historians who have attempted, individually, to narrate the life of Lord George Gordon (1751 – 93), the Scottish prophet, revolutionary, and convert to Judaism. For modern cultural historians, Gordon's...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 296–336.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Colin Richmond In the context of an issue of Common Knowledge dedicated to instances of experimental scholarship and to discussion of them, this contribution by a social historian of medieval England sets out to demonstrate that an empirical alternative to tendentious and interpretive...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Jeffrey M. Perl In his introduction to the third installment of the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, the journal’s editor responds to a review, by the historian Peter Brown, of a Metropolitan Museum exhibit on Jerusalem in the high Middle Ages. Brown’s argument is that Muslims, Christians...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 405–414.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Elizabeth Heineman; William J. Simpson During the 2016 US presidential campaign, historians and other scholars of fascism explored the question of whether the Trump phenomenon was fascist in nature. Following the election, Elizabeth Heineman developed a course to investigate these writings in...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 415–429.
Published: 01 August 2018
... together the work of ancient and medieval historians, to examine their own positions vis-à-vis the discipline of history and to reflect on its political and rhetorical aspects. The seminar, titled “Jews, Pagans, and Christians Write History in Antiquity,” was meant to question, through self-reflexive...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
... ultimately important and which are not, because we cannot say which mutations will result in major developments to come. No work or person is important or peripheral in itself or himself; it is the critic and historian who render them so. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 DEVALUED CURRENCY Elegiac...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of recent vintage. In the days when postmodernism was a technical term used mainly by scholars of art and architecture—and indeed, decades before then—professional historians were grappling with the incapacity of facts to write themselves into a universally satisfying, single version of history...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 518–531.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Elaine Pryce A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article focuses on the early-twentieth-century Quaker historian and philosopher of mysticism, Rufus Jones, who treated Quietism as in polar opposition to the work of Quakerism “here...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 13–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
... anthropologists or historians, of attitudes of epistemic tolerance or efforts at explanatory or evaluative symmetry. Objections here commonly involve mistaken, unwarranted universalizing of those attitudes or recommendations. Purported refutations of what is identified as relativism commonly have no force for...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 433–440.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Luc Brisson; Michael Chase This memorial essay on the French historian of philosophy Pierre Hadot (1922–2010) explores his life and work. Starting out from an ecclesiastical background and education, Hadot's interest in mysticism led him to study the late Greek Neoplatonists Plotinus and Porphyry...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Caroline Walker Bynum In this guest column, the medieval historian Caroline Walker Bynum uses her recent experiences as a hospital volunteer advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in New York City to meditate on the progressive politics of her younger days in the 1960s, on her...