Georg G. Iggers. Historiography in the Twentieth Century-From. Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press. HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: FROM SCIENTIFIC panied by editions of historical writing to exemplify the trends Iggers was ana-. In Historiography in the Twentieth Century Iggers offers a broad account of trends and changes in modern approaches to history. One hundred and sixty pages.
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Nistoriography from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly emerging social sciences transformed historiography following World War II.
Historiography in the Twentieth Century (Georg Iggers)
IGGERS is an internationally recognized authority on intellectual history and comparative international historiography. Historiography in the Twentieth Century: Yet there was a firmly established tradition, extending from Bloch and Febvre to Le Goff, Duby, and to the present, that relied heavily on sources such as art, folklore, and customs and therefore encouraged more subtle, qualitative ways of thinking.
Iggers clearly has his biases: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge. One hundred and sixty pages doesn’t allow room for systematic exposition or analysis, but he achieves some depth by highlighting key schools and prominent individuals.
Beforehowever, he was not at all typical of German, and even less so of international, historiography.
Sign In Forgot password? Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly emerging social sciences transformed historiography following World War II.
Slavery after Rome, — Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. This edition adds an epilogue to the original work, in which Iggers considers some of the macrohistorical ideas associated with the end of the Cold War and aspects of historical studies in the historiohraphy world.
You could not be signed in. Iggers historiographt chapters to economic and social history in Germany Weber and historical sociologyAmerican traditions of social history, the Annales in France, “historical social science” in post-war Germany, and Marxist historical science in the Soviet bloc and in Britain. The History of Everyday Life pp.
A chapter on “the linguistic turn” focuses on North America, looking at Hayden White, Clifford Geertz, Thomas Childers, and work on the history of political thought, the French Revolution, and the role of symbols and social language. In Historiography in the Twentieth Century Iggers offers a broad account of trends and changes in modern approaches to history. Historiography in the Twentieth Century: Citing articles via Google Scholar.
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March External links: Contact Contact Us Help. Iggers sees the contemporary discipline as a hybrid, moving away from a classical, macrohistorical approach toward microhistory, cultural history, and the history of everyday life. Iggers No preview available – It was one of a number of journals internationally that took a similar direction. Wesleyan University PressFeb 28, – History – pages.
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You do not currently have access to this article. Preface and Acknowledgments pp. Braudel’s emphasis on long enduring structures and on the material foundations of culture were not free of this scientism. In this book, now published in 10 languages, a preeminent intellectual historian examines the profound changes in ideas about the nature of history and historiography.
Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly Iggers argues that the emphasis of postmodernism on “the impact of language, rhetoric, and symbolic behavior” has historiogra;hy be taken seriously, but that it lends itself more to literary criticism than history, with the more extreme “only language iggerw position shared by few historians.
Historiography in the Twentieth Century: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Most users should sign in with their email address. But he is straight-forward and transparent, he covers the most obvious topics, and he makes no pretence that he’s being comprehensive.
Title Page Download Save. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. The story begins with classical historicism, Ranke, and the professionalisation of historical studies.
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The new epilogue, by the author, examines the movement away from postmodernism towards new social science approaches that give greater attention to cultural factors and to the problems of globalization. The discipline’s greatest challenge may have come in the last two decades, when postmodern ideas forced a reevaluation of the relationship of historians to their subject and questioned the very possibility of objective history.
It recognised its debt to Past and Present but from the beginning went further in the direction of popular history and culture and attempted, even if with limited success, to recruit common people. The Emergence of History as a Professional Discipline pp. The End of History as a Scholarly Discipline?