Felix Wiedemann, Kerstin P. Hofmann and Hans-Joachim Gehrke, "Wanderungsnarrative. Zur Verknüpfung von Raum und Identität in Migrationserzählungen", in: Felix Wiedemann, Kerstin P. Hofmann and Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Eds.), Vom Wandern der Völker. Migrationserzählungen in den Altertumswissenschaften, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017, 9—37

Abstract

Migrations make for ideal storytelling. They play a central role in the thematization of cultural change, the (trans)formation of space, and the constitution of identities, among other areas. Building on narratological approaches to the history of historiography in historical scholarship, we ask how migration stories are told and what specific narrative patterns find a use in ancient studies. After introducing the central concept of historiographic migration narratives, we outline the empirical-reconstructive constitution of collective identities and their correlations with spaces. We then present the contributions in the volume, organized by theme, to conclusively show further prospects for the narratological study of migration historiographies.

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Felix Wiedemann, Kerstin P. Hofmann and Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Eds.), Vom Wandern der Völker. Migrationserzählungen in den Altertumswissenschaften, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017