What Is History For?: Johann Gustav Droysen and the Functions of Historiography

What Is History For?: Johann Gustav Droysen and the Functions of Historiography

by Arthur Alfaix Assis

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ISBN-13: 9781785333347
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Series: Making Sense of History , #17
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Arthur Alfaix Assis is Assistant Professor of the Theory and Methodology of History at the University of Brasília.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1. Functions of Historiography until the Mid-Nineteenth Century: A Short History of the Problem

Chapter 2. The Theoretical Design of a New Justification

Chapter 3. Historical Thinking and the Genealogy of the Present

Chapter 4. The Politics of Historical Thinking and the Limits of the New Function

Concluding Remarks

Appendix: Droysen and his Theory of History

Bibliography

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