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By Soedjatmoko

ISBN-10: 9793780444

ISBN-13: 9789793780443

Within the first significant paintings on Indonesian historiography to have seemed in any language, twenty-two remarkable students survey to be had resource fabrics in Asia and Europe and talk about the present nation of Indonesian old scholarship, the techniques and strategies that would be fruitful for destiny examine, and the issues that confront Indonesian historians this day. The contributions which might be made to ancient stories by means of different disciplines - corresponding to economics, sociology, anthropology, and foreign legislation - are mentioned via experts in those fi elds. difficulties of Indonesian historiography are offered not just from issues of view of the diff erent social sciences, but additionally from these of historians who range in procedure and interpretation from each other. This targeted paintings, now introduced again to existence in Equinox Publishing's vintage Indonesia sequence, proves to be nice price to historians and social scientists as an creation to either assets for and diff erent techniques to the background of a massive a part of the realm. Edited via one among Indonesia's prime students, Soedjatmoko, in addition to Mohamad Ali, G.J. Resnik and George McT. Kahin, An creation to Indonesian Historiography positive factors contributions from John Bastin, C.C. Berg, Buchari, J.C. Bottoms, C.R. Boxer, L. Ch. Damais, Hoesein Djajadiningrat, H.J. de Graf, Graham Irwan, Koichi Kishi, Koentjaraningrat, Ruth T. McVey, J. Noorduyn, J.M. Romein, R. Soekmono, Tjan Tjoe Som, F.J.E. Tan, W.F. Wertheim and P.J. Zoetmulder.

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Voltaire, in his Dialogue between a Brahmin and a Jesuit, traces the cause of Henry IV’s assassination to the Brahmin having set off on a walk with his right foot instead of his left. For those who followed the ‘Great Men’ theory, events occurred because remarkable individuals made them happen. An extreme example from the second camp (and frighteningly devoid of Voltaire’s impish humour) is Johann Fichte’s (1762–1814) comment on Alexander the Great: Tell me not of the thousands who fell around his path; speak not of his own early ensuing death – after the realisation of his Idea, what was there greater for him to do than to die?

Ranke is frequently presented as the father of modern historiography. At the heart of this imagined patrimony is his appeal to ‘the evidence’, his demand that historians could and should produce a ‘scientific’ and 35 History 9. Leopold von Ranke as aged scholar and patriarch ‘objective’ history if they returned diligently to the documentary archives. His philosophy of history is encapsulated in a much-quoted phrase: ‘only to say, how it really was’. In this chapter, we will use Ranke as our destination, as well as our starting point.

The comparison convinced me that the historical sources themselves were more beautiful and in any case more interesting than romantic fiction. I turned away completely from fiction and resolved to avoid any invention and imagination in my work and to keep strictly to the facts. Ranke is frequently presented as the father of modern historiography. At the heart of this imagined patrimony is his appeal to ‘the evidence’, his demand that historians could and should produce a ‘scientific’ and 35 History 9.

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