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The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)

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In this third part of my interview with Helen Castor, she talks about the challenges of writing narrative history drawing on inevitably fragmented medieval sources.

Writing Narrative History Contents What is Narrative? How to write a narrative? Locating the Narrator; The Plot; Moments of Action; Characters; Narrative and

Types of Papers: Narrative/Descriptive


Writing Narrative History Contents What is Narrative? How to write a narrative? Locating the Narrator; The Plot; Moments of Action; Characters; Narrative and

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Writing in History/Social Studies

Alas, if it were only that simple. Academic historians have not forgotten how to tell a story. Instead, most of them have purposefully chosen not to tell stories; that is, they have chosen not to write narrative history. Narrative history is a particular kind of history-writing whose popularity comes from the fact that it resembles a story. It lays out the events of the past in chronological order, like a story, with a beginning, middle, and end. Such narrative history usually concentrates on individual personalities and on unique public happenings, the kinds of events that might have made headlines in the past. Since politics tends to dominate the headlines, politics has traditionally formed the backbone of narrative history.