Modern Historiography: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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An introduction to the history of historical writing, explaining the broad philosophical background to different historians and historical schools of the modern era. Overviews the Enlightenment and Counter- Enlightenment Romanticism, the process of secularization within Western intellectual thought, the influence of the New World, the school in France, and the effects of the repression and exile of the inter-war years and post-war moods. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415202671
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 669,144
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Enlightenment 2. The Counter Enlightenment 3. Romanticism 4. Ranke 5. The Voice of Science 6. Culture and Kultur 7. The English "Whigs" 8. Towards a Historical Profession 9. Crisis over Method 10. From the New World 11. Annales: The French School 12. Repression and Exile 13. Post-war Moods 14. The History of the Present

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