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Routledge Library Editions: Historiography

1st Edition

By Various
April 06, 2016

The greatest problem in historical scholarship, theoretically and practically, is the relation between historians and their subject matter. The past is gone and historians can only study its remnants. On what basis do scholars select certain facts from the mass of data left from the past? How do ...

Historicism and Knowledge

Historicism and Knowledge

1st Edition

By Robert D'Amico
April 05, 2018

A critical account of the case for historicism from Popper to Foucault, this volume, originally published in 1989, shows the viability of an historicist account of knowledge by replying to traditional objections and the need for defenses of realism and reference at the heart of most alternatives to...

The Gateway to History

The Gateway to History

1st Edition

By Allan Nevins
April 05, 2018

In this book, originally published in 1962, one of America’s most distinguished historians defines the scope and variety fo his field and out lines his views on history’s objectives both as a science and as an art. The book provides insight into historians’ methods of interpreting and presenting ...

The Historian At Work

The Historian At Work

1st Edition

By John Cannon
April 05, 2018

This volume, originally published in 1980 discusses the way in which distinguished historians such as Gibbon, Ranke, Macaulay, De Tocqueville, Marx, Maitland, Bloch, Namier, Wheeler, Butterfield and Braudel have regarded and tackled their discipline. As well as chapters by individual authors who ...

The Historian and the Climate of Opinion

The Historian and the Climate of Opinion

1st Edition

By Robert Allen Skotheim
April 05, 2018

This volume of writings by outstanding twentieth-cnetury American historians presents one aspect of the problem which results from the conflict between the subjectivity of the historian and the objectivity of the past. It examines in particular the relationship between the historian and the climate...

A Theory of History

A Theory of History

1st Edition

By Ágnes Heller
April 05, 2018

This radical analysis of the role and importance of historiography interprets the philosophy and theory of history on the basis of historicity as a human condition. The book examins the norms and methods of historiography from a philosophical point of view, but rejects generalisations tht the ...

Alexandru D. Xenopol and the Development of Romanian Historiography

Alexandru D. Xenopol and the Development of Romanian Historiography

1st Edition

By Paul A. Hiemstra
April 05, 2018

Despite the criticism of his peers and the inattention of his successors, Alexandru Xenopol provided Romanian nationalistic historiography with a greater measure of respectability, especially with the general public. By the time of WWI a strong sense of national identity had become entrenched as an...

Annalists and Historians Western Historiography from the VIIIth to the XVIIIth Century

Annalists and Historians: Western Historiography from the VIIIth to the XVIIIth Century

1st Edition

By Denys Hay
April 05, 2018

This book, originally published in 1977, is a survey of European historiography from its origins in the historians of Greece and Rome, through the annalists and chroniclers of the middle ages, to the historians of the late eighteenth century. The author concentrates on those writers whose works fit...

Approaches to History A Symposium

Approaches to History: A Symposium

1st Edition

By H. P. R. Finberg
April 05, 2018

The contributors to this volume, originally published in 1962, explain the raison d’être of their own specialism in history be it archaeology, political, local, economic or social history or historical geography....

Aspects of History and Class Consciousness

Aspects of History and Class Consciousness

1st Edition

By Istvan Meszaros
April 05, 2018

The various contributions in this book, originally published in 1971, discuss many aspects of the complex subject of history and class consciousness, and the themes that are dealt with are all inter-related. The papers range from history and sociology, through political theory and philosophy, to ...

Between Memory and History

Between Memory and History

1st Edition

Edited By Marie Noelle Bourguet, Lucette Valensi, Nathan Wachtel
April 05, 2018

The recent wave of interest in oral history and return to the active subject as a topic in historical practice raises a number of questions about the status and function of scholarly history in our societies. This articles in this volume, originally pubished in 1990, and which originally appeared ...

Foundations of Modern Historical Thought From Machiavelli to Vico

Foundations of Modern Historical Thought: From Machiavelli to Vico

1st Edition

By Paul Avis
April 05, 2018

The emergence of a sense of the past in Renaissance humanism gave rise to a new historical consciousness about the meaning of history and methods of historical enquiry. This book, originally published in 1986, provides an in-depth critical introduction to the historical thought of some of the most ...

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