In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and The definitive look at the writing of history by a historian, Historiography. Historiography: ancient, medieval, & modern. Breisach, Ernst. Title, Historiography: ancient, medieval, & modern / Ernst Breisach. Author, Breisach, Ernst. Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, & Modern. Breisach, Ernst: Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, pp., Publication Date:

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I would recommend it to history students as it can help frame a text within its historiographical context, but do not attempt to read it from cover to cover as you will emerge a bewildered and aged individual.

This is a very important reference work. However, as I mentioned with Collingwood, I’m not a big fan of historiography had to read it for class. The Loss of Focus 3. It took me a long time and a few restarts before I succeeded.

First with stone, then with metal, now with heat. Breisach does a good job surveying each of the major periods of history, and examining how historians have gone about recording the events and people of the time.

Refresh and try again. Interest in history, in the study of history, erndt, political science, or social science. Catholic Institute breisqch Sydney. Talk about a hard textbook! Relatively readable to the average reader, which is kind of nice to not have to deal with too much academic jargon. Historiography at the new turn of centuries.


In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. But for insight into the assumptions made by the great historians and how that insight helps us understand and evaluate them, it was superb.

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Krijn Pansters rated it really liked it Aug 31, Physical Description xii, pages: On my second read I tried to understand some of Breisach’s conclusions better. The one thing we all have in common is that there is no one thing we a A massive survey which attempts to explain the history of how history gets written. Breisach writes an interesting Historiography book.

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Its heavily slanted to the European and American schools of History, with an ever-so slight mention hhistoriogrfia the Historiography of the Far East. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this updated second edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with sections on such current topics as post In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture.

It was all for power. Open to the public ; Carrying this dialogue a bit further, Breisach also revealed to me how our hopes, desires and aspirations for the future also form our view of the past and shape the present.


I have continued to reference it in future classes much to my success. Edith Cowan University Library.

Thus the past, present and future are all consequently linked together. Notes Includes bibliographical references pages and indexes.

I do completely see its importance on the road for a degree in Hiistoriogrfia, though, but prepare to force yourself to read it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Lists What are lists? The problem of world history Mar 15, Elizabeth rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….

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Historiography: ancient, medieval, & modern

Queensland University of Technology. State Library of NSW. Feb 21, Chad Lamb rated it did not like it Shelves: Open to the public. Breisach is “scholarly” in that he raises concerns and questions specific to intensive historical inquiry, but properly a “survey” because he limits interaction with secondary literature and the endless citations that would accompany it. Two recent endeavors in ‘scientific’ history Redefinitions of two national historiographies Enjoyed the book but couldnt give it a higher rating because it is meant more for the history student and most would find it dull and uninteresting.

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