By Richard Whatmore, Brian Young
A spouse to highbrow History offers an in-depth survey of the perform of highbrow heritage as a self-discipline. 40 newly-commissioned chapters exhibit best international learn with large insurance of each element of highbrow heritage because it is at the moment practiced.
- Presents an in-depth survey of modern examine and perform of highbrow history
- Written in a transparent and available demeanour, designed for a global audience
- Surveys a number of the methodologies that experience arisen and the most historiographical debates that drawback highbrow historians
- Pays detailed awareness to modern controversies, offering readers with the most up-tp-date evaluation of the field
- Demonstrates the ways that highbrow historians have contributed to the background of technological know-how and medication, literary reports, artwork historical past and the heritage of political thought
Named Outstanding educational identify of 2016 through Choice Magazine, a book of the yank Library organization
Read Online or Download A companion to intellectual history PDF
Similar historiography books
Via a critique of history—as a truth, a self-discipline, and a fashion of writing—Deracination demanding situations the elemental theoretical tenets of either humanism and postmodernism. As a self-discipline, heritage is presently present process what Heidegger might name a effective “crisis," and a few thinkers, together with Michel Foucault, Hayden White, Paul Ricoeur, and Stephen Greenblatt, have started to reexamine the cognitive assumptions and narrative paradigms that tell the self-discipline.
May possibly Greek philosophy be rooted in Egyptian idea? Is it attainable that the Pythagorean thought was once conceived at the shorelines of the Nile and the Euphrates instead of in old Greece? may well or not it's that a lot of Western civilization used to be shaped at the "Dark Continent"? for nearly centuries, Western students have given little credence to the chance of such situations.
Throughout nineteenth-century New England, antiquarians and neighborhood leaders wrote enormous quantities of neighborhood histories concerning the founding and development in their towns and cities. starting from pamphlets to multivolume remedies, those narratives shared a preoccupation with developing the area because the cradle of an Anglo-Saxon state and the guts of a contemporary American tradition.
- Abraham Lincoln's Most Famous Case
- History, Policy and Public Purpose: Historians and Historical Thinking in Government
- History, Literature, Critical Theory
- Predicting the Past in the Ancient Near East: Mantic Historiography in Ancient Mesopotamia, Judah, and the Mediterranean World
- Greek Historiography
Extra info for A companion to intellectual history
This is peculiarly important in assessing the centrality of historicism in German historiography. Allied with politics in this dimension is religion, a fundamental element in the constitution of historicism, as many scholars have made clear, and most recently and extensively by Frederick C. Beiser (Beiser, 2011). G. Droysen, Theodor Mommsen and Jakob Burckhardt – were the sons of Lutheran pastors; he might have added Meinecke to this tally of historians with a Lutheran pastorate family background, although, in common with Burckhardt, Meinecke was to lose his specifically Christian beliefs (Howard, 2000).
But equally important was the work of a pious and provincial citizen of Osnabrück, Justus Möser, whose simultaneously provincial and cosmopolitan discovery it was to locate in the particular the universal – identified in and exemplified by the traditional way of life of Osnabrück – a model for historical enquiry both on the local and the national level; it was Ranke who would develop this insight into a key for understanding the European world‐ systems, and who would come to see in the history of diplomacy the ways of God for humanity.
The very notion of academic “seriousness” came increasingly [in the nineteenth century] to exclude reflection upon the relation of one “field” to another, and concomitantly, reflection upon the historical process by which individual disciplines established their boundaries. Or the historical dimension was regarded as extrinsic to the actual practice of research and scholarship: history itself became one discipline among others’ (Weber, 1987: 32). It is only within the past generation or two that reflection on the character and development of disciplinarity itself has been nourished by properly historical enquiries into the constitution of the modern disciplines in their present forms.
A companion to intellectual history by Richard Whatmore, Brian Young