American historian receives Norway's Holberg Prize

American historian Natalie Zemon Davis accepted Norway’s NOK 4.5 million ($680,000) Holberg Prize Wednesday for her narrative approach to history.

The awards committee said the 81-year-old Detroit native, who received the award in a ceremony in Bergen, won for her work showing “how particular events can be narrated and analyzed so as to reveal deeper historical tendencies and underlying patterns of thought and action.”

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Source: Associated Press

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