Title

Italy (Since the Renaissance)

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2-1-1999

Publication Title

The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing

ISBN

9781884964336

Abstract

Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored "Italy (Since the Renaissance)" in The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing.

Book Summary: The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing contains over 800 entries ranging from Lord Acton and Anna Comnena to Howard Zinn and from Herodotus to Simon Schama. Over 300 contributors from around the world have composed critical assessments of historians from the beginning of historical writing to the present day, including individuals from related disciplines like Jürgen Habermas and Clifford Geertz, whose theoretical contributions have informed historical debate. Additionally, the Encyclopedia includes some 200 essays treating the development of national, regional and topical historiographies, from the Ancient Near East to the history of sexuality. In addition to the Western tradition, it includes substantial assessments of African, Asian, and Latin American historians and debates on gender and subaltern studies.

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