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Modern Historiography: An Introduction

 
 
 
 
Modern Historiography: An Introduction
Author: Michael Bentley
ISBN 13: 9780415202671
ISBN 10: 415202671
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1999-01-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $39.95
 
 

Modern Historiography is the essential introduction to the history of historical writing. It explains the broad philosophical background to the different historians and historical schools of the modern era, from James Boswell and Thomas Carlyle through to Lucien Febure and Eric Hobsbawm and surveys:


  • the Enlightenment and Counter Enlightenment

  • Romanticism

  • the voice of Science and the process of secularization within Western intellectual thought

  • the influence of, and broadening contact with, the New World

  • the Annales school in France

  • Postmodernism.

Modern Historiography provides a clear and concise account of this modern period of historical writing.

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An introduction to the history of historical writing, explaining the broad philosophical background to different historians and historical schools of the modern era. Overviews the Enlightenment and Counter- Enlightenment Romanticism, the process of secularization within Western intellectual thought, the influence of the New World, the school in France, and the effects of the repression and exile of the inter-war years and post-war moods. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)