The Adaptation of History: Essays on Ways of Telling the Past
Laurence Raw, Defne Ersin Tutan
McFarland, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 244 pages
This collection of essays asks the question "What is history?" and considers how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history--including professional historians, novelists, and poets--constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action. With contributions from a variety of specialists in media studies, literature, history and anthropology, this book breaks new ground in adaptation studies.
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