Language and Historical Representation: Getting the Story Crooked

Language and Historical Representation: Getting the Story Crooked

by Hans Kellner

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“This may well be the most important contribution to the linguistically informed study of historiography since Hayden White’s Metahistory.  Looking at historical texts, Kellner is able to show us that they are more complex, and bear a more complicated relationship to reality, than we think.  His scholarship is not only sound but is on the cutting edge or recent reflection on historiography.  .  .  .  The insights, not rarely, are stunning.”—Allan Megill, University of Iowa

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299120535
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 07/18/1989
Series: Rhetoric of the Human Sciences
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 340
File size: 692 KB

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Acknowledgments Part One: The Other Sources: History and Language 1. The Deepest Respect for Reality 2. Time Out: The Discontinuity of Historical Consciousness 3. Boundaries of the Text: History as Passage Part Two: The Language of Historians: Four Shipwrecks 4. Guizot and the Poets 5. Narrating the "Tableau": Questions of Narrativity in Michelet 6. Figures in the Rumpelkammer: Goethe, Faust, Spengler 7. Disorderly Conduct: Braudel's Mediterranean Satire Part Three: Tropology and Narrativity 8. A Bedrock of Order: Hayden White's Linguistic Humanism 9. The Inflatable Trope as Narrative Theory: Structure or Allegory? 10. Tropology Versus Narrativity: Freud and the Formalists Part Four: Allegory and Anxiety 11. Triangular Anxieties: The Present State of European Intellectual History 12. Narrativity in History: Post-Structuralism and Since Conclusion Index

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