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During this paintings of sweeping erudition, one in all our most appropriate historians of early Christianity considers numerous theoretical opinions to ascertain the issues and possibilities posed by way of the ways that heritage is written. Elizabeth Clark argues forcefully for a renewal of the learn of premodern Western heritage via engagement with the categories of serious tools that experience remodeled different humanities disciplines in contemporary many years. historical past, conception, textual content offers a effortless survey of an important advancements in 19th- and twentieth-century debates surrounding historical past, philosophy, and important conception. starting with the "noble dream" of "history because it relatively was once" within the works of Leopold von Ranke, Clark is going directly to evaluation Anglo-American philosophies of historical past, colleges of twentieth-century historiography, structuralism, the controversy over narrative background, the altering destiny of the heritage of principles, and the effect of interpretive anthropology and literary concept on present ancient scholarship. In a concluding bankruptcy she deals a few useful case reviews to demonstrate how getting to theoretical concerns can remove darkness from the research of premodernity. Written with power and readability, background, thought, textual content is a clarion name to historians for richer and extra creative use of up to date thought. (20061101)

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History, Theory, Text: Historians and the Linguistic Turn

During this paintings of sweeping erudition, certainly one of our superior historians of early Christianity considers quite a few theoretical opinions to ascertain the issues and possibilities posed by way of the ways that background is written. Elizabeth Clark argues forcefully for a renewal of the examine of premodern Western heritage via engagement with the categories of severe equipment that experience remodeled different humanities disciplines in fresh many years.

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Woodward, “Search for Southern Identity,” 3–26 (quotations 16, 17, 20, 13). ), 187–211. Larry Griffin has argued that Woodward’s assertions about southern identity should be considered “factually wrong” because of the exclusion of black southerners from his concept of the “Southern people,” and because of the existence of multiple “Souths” and multiple “Americas” rather than a unitary version of each. See Larry J. Griffin, “Southern Distinctiveness, Yet Again, or, Why America Still Needs the South,” Southern Cultures (Fall 2000), 47–72.

Current, Northernizing the South (Athens: University of Georgia Press), 16. 17. James C. Cobb, Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 2. Also see Cobb, Redefining Southern Identity: Mind and Identity in the Modern South (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1999). 18. Woodward, “Search for Southern Identity,” 3–26 (quotations 16, 17, 20, 13). ), 187–211. Larry Griffin has argued that Woodward’s assertions about southern identity should be considered “factually wrong” because of the exclusion of black southerners from his concept of the “Southern people,” and because of the existence of multiple “Souths” and multiple “Americas” rather than a unitary version of each.

21 In Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg (1969), the NAACP achieved a significant victory by convincing a district court to order busing to overcome state-sponsored patterns of housing segregation, a novel and far-reaching extension of the state action doctrine. ” The Swann decision found that school segregation in Charlotte’s consolidated city-suburban district resulted 40 THE NORTHERN MYSTIQUE from discriminatory housing policies such as municipal planning and zoning, federally funded urban renewal programs, the site selection for low-income projects, and the legacy of restrictive racial covenants.

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