ISBN-10:
0521357454
ISBN-13:
9780521357456
Pub. Date:
09/28/1988
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession / Edition 1

That Noble Dream: The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession / Edition 1

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521357456
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/1988
Series: Ideas in Context Series , #13
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 662
Sales rank: 565,958
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: nailing jelly to the wall; Part I. Objectivity Enthroned: 1. The European legacy: Ranke, Bacon, Flaubert; 2. The professionalization project; 3. Consensus and legitimation; 4. A most genteel insurgency; Part II. Objectivity Besieged: 5. Historians on the home front; 6. A changed climate; 7. Professionalism stalled; 8. Divergence and dissent; 9. The battle joined; Part III. Objectivity Reconstructed: 10. The defense of the West; 11. A convergent culture; 12. An autonomous profession; Part IV. Objectivity in Crisis: 13. The collapse of comity; 14. Every group its own historian; 15. The center does not hold; 16. There was no king in Israel; Appendix: manuscript collections cited; Index.

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