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Developments in Modern Historiography - Henry Kozicki

Developments in Modern Historiography

By: Henry Kozicki (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th December 1992
ISBN: 9780333585979
Number Of Pages: 197

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This collection of essays surveys the historical discipline during the 1980s in which the essayists find that the new approaches of the 1970s that promised a rich diversity and cosmopolitan pluralism in the face of the uncertainty of historical reality have not brought satisfactory results. The contributors to these essays argue that traditional practices, reassessed and properly understood, constitute the true scientific grounding of the discipline. Objective reality is obtainable, the historian's subjectivity can be understood rationally, historical sources and causal strategies can be managed objectively. In brief, a truthful account of the past is possible, but it must be both objective and subjective. By the editor of "The Writing of History: Literary Form and Historical Understanding" and "Western and Soviet Historiography", which can be read in conjunction with the present volume, and the author of "Tennyson and Clio: History in the Major Poems".

A Note on Transliteration from Cyrillic Notes on the Contributors Preface; Henry Kozicki Introduction: Contemporary Historiography: Some Kicks in the Old Coffin; Sidney Monas PART ONE: OBJECT AND SUBJECT IN HISTORY Rationality and History; Georg G. Iggers Text, Context, and Psychology in Intellectual History; Gerald N. Izenberg Whither History? Reflections on the Comparison between Historians and Scientists; Theodore K. Rabb The Sociological Historiography of Charles Tilly; Leon J. Goldstein Dialectical Rationality in History: A Paradigmatic Approach to Karl Marx's The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte; Michael A. Kissell PART TWO: SOURCES, RESOURCES AND EXPLANATIONS 'A Fetishism of Documents'?: The Salience of Source-based History; Arthur Marwick Marxism and Historians of the Family; Richard T. Vann 'They Were Not Quite Like Us': The Presumption of Qualitative Difference in Historical Writing; Eero Loone Strategies of Causal Explanation in History; Andrus Park Index

ISBN: 9780333585979
ISBN-10: 0333585976
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 18th December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.1  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 3

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