comprehensive and enlightening discussion of these topics appears in Raya Cohen and Joseph Mali
(eds.) Literature and History, Jerusalem, The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish
History (1999). Unfortunately for most readers of the present
article, this handsome collection has been published only in Hebrew.
On p. 13, Mali provides
useful references to classical works on the literary conception of history
throughout time, among them:
- G. Collingwood, The Idea
of History, Oxford, 1946, pp. 1-45.
- M.I. Finley, "Myth, Memory
and History', in The Use and Abuse of History, London, 1986, pp.
- A. Momigliano, Studies
in Historiography, London 1966.
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