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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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. Sign in via your Institution Sign in.
Historiography in the Twentieth Century (Georg Iggers)
Iggers devotes 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 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.
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The Emergence of History as a Professional Discipline. But he is straight-forward and transparent, he covers the most obvious topics, and he makes no pretence that he’s being comprehensive. Other editions – View all Historiography in the Twentieth Century: Account Options Sign in. Article PDF first page preview.
Georg G. Iggers
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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. Wesleyan University Press Amazon.
Contact Contact Us Help. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and histoeiography science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly It recognised its debt to Past and Present but from the beginning ihgers further historiogaphy the direction of popular history and culture and attempted, even if with limited success, to recruit common people.
History and the Challenge of Postmodernism historioography. 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. Iggers argues that the emphasis of postmodernism on “the impact of language, rhetoric, and symbolic behavior” has to be taken seriously, but that it lends itself more to literary criticism than history, with the more extreme “only language exists” position shared by few historians.
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