Storytelling & History Writing: Which Came First?
tags: history writing storytelling fiction mythology identity [add tags]
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From the ANU Podcast feed: " Dr Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Milan, traces out the interlinked lineage of 'story' and 'history', arguing that the latter became important when societies needed to reinforce collective identities through an authorised version of the past."
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