×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe
     

Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe

by Hayden V. White
 

See All Formats & Editions

In White's view, beyond the surface level of the historical text, there is a deep structural, or latent, content that is generally poetic and specifically linguistic in nature. This deeper content - the metahistorical element - indicates what an "appropriate" historical explanation should be.

In pursuing his thesis, White provides a book that will be of interest

Overview

In White's view, beyond the surface level of the historical text, there is a deep structural, or latent, content that is generally poetic and specifically linguistic in nature. This deeper content - the metahistorical element - indicates what an "appropriate" historical explanation should be.

In pursuing his thesis, White provides a book that will be of interest to philosophers as well as historians. He explicates the styles of such historians as Michelet, Ranke, Tocqueville, and Borchardt and of such philosophers of history as Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Croce.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801814693
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1973
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews