In this book, now published in 10 languages, a preeminent intellectual historian examines the profound changes in ideas about the nature of history and historiography. Georg G. Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly emerging social sciences transformed historiography following World War II.
“No one looking for a well-informed introduction to some of the key views of history adopted by professional historians over the last century or so…could find a better one than this.” —Richard J. Evans, History and Theory
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Meet the Author
GEORG G. IGGERS is an internationally recognized authority on intellectual history and comparative international historiography. He is the author of New Directions in Historiography (1975, 1985) and The German Conception of History (1968, 1983), both published by Wesleyan University Press. Iggers is Distinguished Professor of History emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Preface and Acknowledgements
II. The Early Phase: The Emergence of History as a Professional Discipline
1. The Middle Phase: The Challenge of the Social Sciences
2. History and the Challenge of Postmodernism
3. Epilogue: A Retrospect from the Twenty-First Century
5. Suggested Readings