Writing Histories and Creating Myths: Perspectives on Trends in the Discipline of History and its Representations in Some South African Historical Journals 1985-1995

  • JWN Templehof

Abstract

"Such is history. A play oflife and death is sought in the calm telling of a tale, in the resurgence and denial of the origin, the unfolding of a dead past and result of a present practice. It reiterates, under another rule, the myths built upon a murder of an originary death and fashions out of language the forever - remnant trace of a beginning that is as impossible to recover as to forget."
Michel de Certeall

Published
2012-12-11
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2224-0020
print ISSN: 1022-8136