A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

Editor(s): Robert A. Rosenstone, Constantin Parvulescu

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013 09:56AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673

About this Book

Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research.

  • Offers a unique collection of cutting edge research that questions the intention behind and influence of historical film
  • Essays range in scope from inclusive broad-ranging subjects such as political contexts, to focused assessments of individual films and auteurs
  • Prefaced with an introductory survey of the field by its two distinguished editors
  • Features interdisciplinary contributions from scholars in the fields of History, Film Studies, Anthropology, and Cultural and Literary Studies

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: History and the Medium of Film

  2. Part 2: Filmmakers as Historians

  3. Part 3: Telling Lives - The Biopic

  4. Part 4: Cinema and the Nation

  5. Part 5: Wars and Revolutions

  6. Part 6: Premodern Times

  7. Part 7: Slavery and the Postcolonial World

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