Modern Historiography

An Introduction

Author: Michael Bentley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134631928

Category: History

Page: 200

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Modern Historiography is the essential introduction to the history of historical writing. It explains the broad philosophical background to the different historians and historical schools of the modern era, from James Boswell and Thomas Carlyle through to Lucien Febure and Eric Hobsbawm and surveys: the Enlightenment and Counter Enlightenment Romanticism the voice of Science and the process of secularization within Western intellectual thought the influence of, and broadening contact with, the New World the Annales school in France Postmodernism. Modern Historiography provides a clear and concise account of this modern period of historical writing.

Modern Historiography, An Introduction

Civilizations, Modern history

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490279326

Category: Education

Page: 17

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Modern Historiography, An Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

An Introduction to Indonesian Historiography

Author: Soedjatmoko

Publisher: Equinox Publishing

ISBN: 9789793780443

Category: History

Page: 427

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In the first major work on Indonesian historiography to have appeared in any language, twenty-two outstanding scholars survey available source materials in Asia and Europe and discuss the current state of Indonesian historical scholarship, the approaches and methods that might be fruitful for future research, and the problems that confront Indonesian historians today. The contributions which can be made to historical studies by other disciplines - such as economics, sociology, anthropology, and international law - are discussed by specialists in these fi elds. Problems of Indonesian historiography are presented not only from points of view of the diff erent social sciences, but also from those of historians who differ in approach and interpretation from one another. This unique work, now brought back to life in Equinox Publishing's Classic Indonesia series, proves to be great value to historians and social scientists as an introduction to both sources for and diff erent approaches to the history of an important part of the world. Edited by one of Indonesia's leading scholars, Soedjatmoko, as well as Mohamad Ali, G.J. Resnik and George McT. Kahin, An Introduction to Indonesian Historiography features contributions from John Bastin, C.C. Berg, Buchari, J.C. Bottoms, C.R. Boxer, L. Ch. Damais, Hoesein Djajadiningrat, H.J. de Graf, Graham Irwan, Koichi Kishi, Koentjaraningrat, Ruth T. McVey, J. Noorduyn, J.M. Romein, R. Soekmono, Tjan Tjoe Som, F.J.E. Tan, W.F. Wertheim and P.J. Zoetmulder.

Modernizing England's Past

English Historiography in the Age of Modernism, 1870–1970

Author: Michael Bentley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139447793

Category: History

Page: N.A

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What came before 'postmodernism' in historical studies? By thinking through the assumptions, methods and cast of mind of English historians writing between about 1870 and 1970, this book reveals the intellectual world of the modernists and offers a full analysis of English historiography in this crucial period. Modernist historiography set itself the objective of going beyond the colourful narratives of 'whigs' and 'popularizers' in order to establish history as the queen of the humanities and as a rival to the sciences as a vehicle of knowledge. Professor Bentley does not follow those who deride modernism as 'positivist' or 'empiricist' but instead shows how it set in train brilliant new styles of investigation that transformed how historians understood the English past. But he shows how these strengths were eventually outweighed by inherent confusions and misapprehensions that threatened to kill the very subject that the modernists had intended to sustain.

An Introduction to the Historiography of Science

Author: Helge Kragh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521389211

Category: Science

Page: 235

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This book introduces the methodological and philosophical problems with which modern history of science is concerned, offering a comprehensive and critical review through description and evaluation of significant historiographical viewpoints. Incorporating discussion of key problems in general historical writing, with examples drawn from a range of disciplines, this non-elementary introduction bridges the gap between general history and history of science. Following a review of the early development of the history of science, the theory of history as applied to science history is introduced, examining the basic problems which this generates, including problems of periodisation, ideological functions, and the conflict between diachronical and anachronical historiography. Finally, the book considers the critical use, and analysis, of historical sources, and the possibility of the experiemental reconstruction of history. Aimed primarily at students, the book's broad scope and integration of historical, philosophical and scientific matters will interest philosophers, sociologists and general historians, for whom there is no alternative introduction to the subject at this level.

Is the Bible Fact Or Fiction?

An Introduction to Biblical Historiography

Author: Barbara E. Organ

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809142361

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Even considering such questions alerts the modern reader to the limitations of ancient history, as well as to the great distance of time, culture, and language, between the biblical writer and the current reader. IS THE BIBLE FACT OR FICTION? invites the reader to look at the "historical books" of the Bible, not from the standpoint of what actually happened, but to understand the type of history the biblical authors were actually writing. Organ wrote this book out of frustration with uncritical reading of various genres of biblical texts. She felt that the "historical books"--such as Acts of the Apostles and the Old Testament chapters of Maccabees, and Joshua though Kings--are most susceptible of being read in a naive and literal way. Most readers fail to take into account modern expectations of historical accuracy vs. the preconceptions of the ancient writers. Her book focuses on the style, creativity, and individuality of the biblical writers/historians and the richness of their work and examines their accounts through the lens of modern scholarship.

Historical Judgement

Author: Jonathan Gorman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317493133

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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The historical profession is not noted for examining its own methodologies. Indeed, most historians are averse to historical theory. In "Historical Judgement" Jonathan Gorman's response to this state of affairs is to argue that if we want to characterize a discipline, we need to look to persons who successfully occupy the role of being practitioners of that discipline. So to model historiography we must do so from the views of historians. Gorman begins by showing what it is to model a discipline by using recent philosophy of law and philosophy of science. There are different models at work, whose rivalry and resolution are to be historically understood. With this approach in place he is able to develop the history of historiography and explore the character of historiography as presented by historians. He reveals that historians conform to various norms - that historians now and in the past have agreed and disagreed about the same set of interrelated matters: truth-telling, moral judgement and the synthesis of facts - and it is this internal understanding that we need to recover if we are to arrive at a correct characterization of the discipline of historiography. Demonstrating how the practice of historiography requires choices and therefore the exercise of judgement, Gorman is able to show that in their making of judgements historians enjoy the immense benefit of hindsight. He shows how, in reflecting on their own discipline, historians have typically failed to attend adequately to the history of historiography, neglecting to situate previous historians within their historical contexts, or to pay adequate attention to the fact that present historians, too, are within a context that will change. In addition, Gorman's approach, which emphasizes the power and necessity of choice, and which rests on the pragmatic holistic empiricism of Quine, shows postmodernism not to be the threat that some historians feel it to be, indeed, it is shown to be a radical form of empiricism. Gorman shows how the historical enterprise may be established in our factual and moral understanding in the light of our choices and commitments to a shared world. "Historical Judgement" is an original and important contribution to the philosophy of history. By bringing together the ideas of historians and philosophers, Gorman presents a much more practitioner-focused examination of the discipline of history, one that will, hopefully, encourage historians to think more about the nature of what they do.

The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Volume 4: 1800-1945

Author: Stuart Macintyre

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199533091

Category: History

Page: 650

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The fourth of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past from the beginning of writing to the present day, and from all over the world, this volume offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally from 1800 to 1945.

The Haskins Society Journal 15

2004. Studies in Medieval History

Author: Stephen Morillo,Diane Korngiebel

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843831983

Category: History

Page: 152

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The 2006 volume of the Haskins Society features another impressive array of academics addressing the period from Anglo-Saxon to Angevin.

An Introduction to Medieval History

Author: Paolo Delogu,Matthew Moran

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715630792

Category: History

Page: 251

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A comprehensive introduction to the sources, methods, and theories most often used by historians of the western middle ages, "Introduction to Medieval History" explores the origins of the idea of the ‘middle ages’ and its development in Renaissance and modern European historical discourse, the problem of periodisation and the principal themes of modern historiography. The sources of medieval history are described in detail, with chapters on history-writing in the middle ages, administrative and legal documents, coinage and the evidence of archaeology. Professor Delogu examines the materials of medieval history and the historical circumstances of their production and use, with accounts of the methods of analysis and interpretation employed by medievalists. Throughout, the reader is provided with extensive and up-to-date bibliographies for the key areas of medieval studies. The aim of the book is to enable students of medieval history to approach the written and material cultures of the period directly. The result: a handbook adapted to the needs of undergraduates and junior research students (and their teachers), and indeed anyone interested in this period of European history.

Die kürzeste Geschichte Deutschlands

Author: James Hawes

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843717389

Category: History

Page: 336

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Auf 250 Seiten einmal durch 2000 Jahre deutscher Geschichte: Überzeugend und souverän führt James Hawes von den alten Römern bis in die Gegenwart. Eine große Tour durch die Jahrhunderte, die in einer leidenschaftlichen Hommage an die Bundesrepublik endet. Der Sieg gegen die Römer im Teutoburger Wald, die barbarische Grausamkeit des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs, der Aufstieg des militaristischen Preußens im 18. Jahrhundert — wie Blitzlichter scheinen diese historischen Ereignisse in James Hawes’ fulminantem Parforceritt durch die deutsche Geschichte auf. Die alles beherrschende Frage, die sich wie ein roter Faden durch die Seiten zieht: Gehört das Herzstück Europas zum Westen oder zum Osten? Für Hawes ist klar, dass dieses Land zum Westen zählt. Die Bundesrepublik, so wie wir sie kennen, sieht er in der Tradition des wahren, historischen Deutschlands, dem Staatshörigkeit, puritanischer Eifer und narben gesichtiger Militarismus stets fremd waren. Hawes ist sich sicher: Deutschland ist heute »Europas größte Hoffnung«.

In Defence Of History

Author: Richard J. Evans

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847087906

Category: History

Page: 384

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The classic explanation of the craft of history and the vital worth of historians to civilization In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time when fact and historical truth are under unprecedented assault, Evans shows us why history is necessary. Taking us into the historians' workshop to show us just how good history gets written, he demolishes the wilder claims of postmodern historians, who deny the possibility of any realistic grasp of history, and explains the deadly political dangers of losing a historical perspective on the way we live our lives.

History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence

Time and Justice

Author: Berber Bevernage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136634444

Category: History

Page: 250

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Modern historiography embraces the notion that time is irreversible, implying that the past should be imagined as something ‘absent’ or ‘distant.’ Victims of historical injustice, however, in contrast, often claim that the past got ‘stuck’ in the present and that it retains a haunting presence. History, Memory, and State-Sponsored Violence is centered around the provocative thesis that the way one deals with historical injustice and the ethics of history is strongly dependent on the way one conceives of historical time; that the concept of time traditionally used by historians is structurally more compatible with the perpetrators’ than the victims’ point of view. Demonstrating that the claim of victims about the continuing presence of the past should be taken seriously, instead of being treated as merely metaphorical, Berber Bevernage argues that a genuine understanding of the ‘irrevocable’ past demands a radical break with modern historical discourse and the concept of time. By embedding a profound philosophical reflection on the themes of historical time and historical discourse in a concrete series of case studies, this project transcends the traditional divide between ‘empirical’ historiography on the one hand and the so called ‘theoretical’ approaches to history on the other. It also breaks with the conventional ‘analytical’ philosophy of history that has been dominant during the last decades, raising a series of long-neglected ‘big questions’ about the historical condition – questions about historical time, the unity of history, and the ontological status of present and past –programmatically pleading for a new historical ethics.

Die radikale Herausforderung

die politische Kultur der englischen Konservativen zwischen ländlicher Tradition und industrieller Moderne, 1846-1868

Author: Andreas Rödder

Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783486566550

Category: Conservatism

Page: 574

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Verleger machen Geschichte

Buchhandel und Historiker seit 1945 im deutsch-britischen Vergleich

Author: Olaf Blaschke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 667

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Der Beitrag von Wissenschaftsverlegern zum Wiederaufbau der deutschen Geschichtswissenschaft nach 1945 ist bislang nicht untersucht worden. Olaf Blaschke bringt hier erstmals Historiographiegeschichte mit der Geschichte des deutschen Buchmarkts zusammen und zeigt, wie die 'gatekeeper' mittelbar Ordnungsstrukturen für das Feld der Historiker bereitstellten. Der vergleichende Blick nach Grossbritannien erhellt die Besonderheiten der Schul- und Positionskämpfe im Feld der westdeutschen Historiker.

Modern Arab Historiography

Historical Discourse and the Nation-State

Author: Youssef Choueiri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136868690

Category: History

Page: 256

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Inclusing a new introduction and conclusion, this revised second edition deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It covers the periods 1820-1920 (Pioneers and Amateurs) and 1920 to today (Professional Historians: Managers of Legitimation). This work is a major contribution not only to the study of Arab historiography but to our understanding of modern Arab thought.

Developments in Modern Historiography

Author: Henry Kozicki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349149705

Category: History

Page: 197

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Collections of essays surveying the historical discipline at the end of the 1970s heralded the new approached being developed, approaches that promised a rich diversity and cosmopolitan pluralism in the face of the uncertainty of historical reality. The essayists in this successor volume, surveying the work of the 1980s, finds that these new approaches have not brought satisfactory results, and argues that traditional practices, reassessed and properly understood, constitute the true scientific grounding of the discipline. Objective reality is obtainable, the historian's subjectivity can be understood rationally, historical sources and causal strategies can be managed objectively. In brief, a truthful account of the past is possible, but it must be both objective and subjective.