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HISTORY, evidence. The recital of facts written and given out for true.
     2. Facts stated in histories may be read in evidence, on the ground of their notoriety. Skin. R. 14; 1 Ventr. R. 149. But these facts must be of a public nature, and the general usages and customs of the country. Bull. P. 248; 7 Pet. R. 554; 1 Phil. & Am. Ev. 606; 30 Howell's St. Tr. 492. Histories are not admissible in relation to matters not of a public nature, such as the custom of a particular town, a descent, the boundaries of a county, and the like. 1 Salk. 281; S. C. Skin. 623; T. Jones, 164; 6 C. & P. 586, note. See 9 Ves. 347; 10 Ves. 354; 3 John. 385; 1 Binn. 399; and Notoriety.

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(32) The Free Will, American, and Missionary Baptists all have recent official histories. (33)
According to this logic, individuals should write their own histories, or record the events of their lives, like a masterful Rinehart or Trueblood, who slips outside of history and into a mask to manipulate or take advantage of a given historical context, to define his own identity.
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My point, simply stated, is that there are certain motives and compulsions, that have affected the Orientalist reception and presentation of Oriental histories, which are not purely imperial.
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Reacting to this preoccupation with ideology, Grene argues that Shakespeare's serial histories were as much a response to market pressures and theatrical practice as they were to Tudor propaganda or post-Armada politics.
In the video, Dion declares the whole practice to be "like an archaeological discovery" in which treasures and histories can be found under the top layer of paint ("one artwork discovered under another").
In Arrowhead, a short drama-cum-documentary, Ray Bud (Don McKellar) is our deadpan tour guide through his personal suburban Toronto history, imagining the long-buried histories of those--native tribes or mastodons--who once strode through the primeval swamps of Thorncliffe Park before him.
Added to this is the way in which the way the histories of imperial role have tended to map on to the division of labor of colonial scholarship in Middle East studies.