1st Edition

History from Loss A Global Introduction to Histories written from defeat, colonization, exile, and imprisonment

Edited By Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Daniel Woolf Copyright 2023
    270 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    270 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    History from Loss challenges the common thought that "history is written by the winners" and explores how history-makers in different times and places across the globe have written histories from loss, even when this has come at the threat to their own safety.

    A distinguished group of historians from around the globe offer an introduction to different history-makers’ lives and ideas, and important extracts from their works which highlight various meanings of loss: from physical ailments to social ostracism, exile to imprisonment, and from dispossession to potential execution. Throughout the volume consideration of the information "bubbles" of different times and places helps to show how information has been weaponized to cause harm. In this way, the text helps to put current debates about the biases and weaponization of platforms such as social media into global and historical perspectives. In combination, the chapters build a picture of history from loss which is global, sustained, and anything but a simple mirror of history made by victors. The volume also includes an Introduction and Afterword, which draw out the key meanings of history from loss and which offer ideas for further exploration.

    History from Loss provides an invaluable resource for students, teachers, and general readers who wish to put current debates on bias, the politicization of history, and threats to history-makers into global and historical perspectives.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

    Introduction, Marnie Hughes-Warrington and Daniel Woolf; Chapter 1. Thucydides (ca. 460-339 BCE), Emily Greenwood; Chapter 2. Ammianus Marcellinus (ca 330-391 CE), Michael P. Hanaghan; Chapter 3. Gildas (fl. 5th or 6th century), Stephen J. Joyce; Chapter 4. Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), Sverre Håkon Bagge; Chapter 5. Atâ-Malek Joveyni (1226-1283), Charles Melville; Chapter 6. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Gary Ianziti; Chapter 7. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (c 1550-after 1615), Rolena Adorno; Chapter 8. Walter Ralegh (c. 1552-1618), Nicholas Popper; Chapter 9. Chimalpahin (b. 1579), Susan Schroeder; Chapter 10. John Milton (1608-1674), Nicholas McDowell; Chapter 11. Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674), Paul Seaward; Chapter 12. Lucy Hutchinson (1620-1681), Sarah C. E. Ross; Chapter 13. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Brian Cowan; Chapter 14. Peter Oliver (1713-1791), Michael D. Hattem; Chapter 15. Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis of Condorcet (1743-94), Simona Pisanelli; Chapter 16. Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1753-1825), Jane Hathaway; Chapter 17. Mary Hays (1759–1843), Frances A. Chui; Chapter 18. Germaine de Staël (1766-1817), Biancamaria Fontana; Chapter 19. Jane Austen (1775-1817), Mary Spongberg; Chapter 20. Andrés Bello (1781-1865), Iman Mansour; Chapter 21. François-Xavier Garneau (1809-1866), Micheline Cambron; Chapter 22. Edward A. Pollard (1832-1872), Claire M. Wolnisty; Chapter 23. Gabriel Dumont (1837-1906), M. Max Hamon; Chapter 24. Gerhard Ritter (1888-1967), Christoph Cornelissen; Chapter 25. Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), Antoon De Baets; Chapter 26. Chen Yinke (1890-1969) , Q. Edward Wang; Chapter 27. Anna Mikhailovna Pankratova (1897-1957), Iva Glisic; Chapter 28. Emanuel Ringelblum (1900-1944) and Oyneg Shabes, Samuel Kassow; Chapter 29. Romila Thapar (1931-), Sanne Van Der Kaaij-Gandhi; Chapter 30. Jakelin Troy (1960-), Ann McGrath; Afterword, Peter Burke


    Marnie Hughes-Warrington is Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise at the University of South Australia and Honorary Professor of History at the Australian National University. She is the author of numerous historiography books, including Fifty Key Thinkers on History (three editions), History goes to the Movies (2007), History as Wonder (2018), and most recently, with Anne Martin, Big and Little Histories: Sizing Up Ethics in Historiography (2022).

    Daniel Woolf is Professor of History at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he served for ten years as Principal and Vice-Chancellor. He is the author or editor of several books on the history of historical writing and on early modern British cultural history, including most recently A Concise History of History (2019), and has published essays in such journals as History and Theory, The Journal of the History of Ideas, Past and Present, and The American Historical Review.