This book explores the versatile nature of historical methodology and its use in interdisciplinary research. Based on the historical overview of the appearance of one sort of historical ideas and disappearance of another, the book aims to demonstrate a wide range of possibilities of research in the field and to show how the pursuit of historical truth may facilitate the formation of collective memory and how the application of research tools can explain events in the contemporary world.
Table of Contents
1. Methods and theories of historical studies 2. Historical past 3. Structuralism and post-structuralism 4. Memory studies. Social amnesia 5. Archive as an institution of active memory 6. Postmemory and Ectopic Literature. 7. History as literature, narrative and practice 8. Microhistory. Conclusion
Vladimer Luarsabishvili is a Professor of the School of Politics and Diplomacy at New Vision University. He has founded a book series Rethinking Society. Individuals, Culture and Migration (NVU Press, 2020) and edited Rethinking Mamardashvili. Philosophical Perspectives, Analytical Insights (Leiden, Brill, 2022).