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By Orest Ranum

Ranum analyzes the canons of writing historical past and describes the lives and achievements of the royal French historiographers. He examines the style during which those writers defined and, in a few feel, created the distinction that surrounded the lives of the the Aristocracy, hoping by way of so doing to reinforce their very own glory. via learning the careers of those males, the writer demonstrates how rhetorical, ideological, and social ideals made up our minds the way in which background used to be written.

Originally released in 1980.

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