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By Prasenjit Duara, Viren Murthy, Andrew Sartori

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ISBN-13: 9780470658994

A significant other to international ancient Thought offers an in-depth assessment of the improvement of historic pondering from the earliest occasions to the current, the world over, at once addressing the problems of historic inspiration in a globalized context.

  • Provides an summary of the advance of historic pondering from the earliest occasions to the current, the world over, via essays written via a workforce of best foreign scholars
  • Complements the Companion to Western historic Thought, putting non-Western views on historiography on the heart of the discussion
  • Explores the several old traditions that experience formed the self-discipline, and the demanding situations posed via modernity and globalization

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Such information is integrated into texts, which may be ritual texts such as the Rigveda. Or it may be part of epics, which are then converted into texts associated with ritual and sectarian belief, such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The other form of historical consciousness is what I have called the externalized form. This consisted of new genres of writing, specifically for a historical purpose, which became common after the mid-first millennium ad. Their focus is on persons and events of the past and they occur in the literature of every region.

2011. The Birth of the Past. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press. Part I Premodern Historical Thought Chapter One History as a Way of Remembering the Past Early India Romila Thapar Historical consciousness and even the writing of history can take many forms, corres­ ponding to the contours of a given society and its culture. This is why, today, ­investigating the notion of history has become an exercise in discovering how the past was recorded and how it can be authenticated, rather than searching for texts that conform to the idea of history as defined in modern times.

In a sense this was a history of institutions. Literacy for them meant not only repeatedly copying the older Buddhist texts or translating them, but also other kinds of writing. This included a large body of commentaries on the canon, as well as on the monastic chronicles that recorded sectarian activities including dissidence. history as a way of remembering the past: early india 29 Biographies of the founders and the Elders of the Sangha who were historical figures were also being written. Some scholars have described these as hagiographies, but despite the exaggeration in some of them, a core narrative of a life is available, as are also the changing perspectives of those who wrote in different periods.

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