Oxford, United Kingdom

Ancient History

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: humanities
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Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Scholars who write about history are called historians.
What really happens is that the author discards the human persona but replaces it by an ‘objective’ one; the authorial subject is as evident as ever, but it has become an objective subject … At the level of discourse objectivity, or the absence of any clues to the narrator, turns out to be particular form of fiction, where the historian tries to give the impression that the referent is speaking for itself.
Roland Barthes, ‘Le discours de l’histoire’ trans. as ‘Historical Discourse’ in M. Lane (ed.) Structuralism: A reader, London, Jonathan Cape, 1970, pp. 149–154.
Today is Yesterday's Pupil.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack (1751).
What want these outlaws conquerors should have
But History's purchased page to call them great?
Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto III (1816), Stanza 48.
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