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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Georg G. Iggers
Wesleyan University PressFeb 28, – History – pages. 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. March External links: Other editions – View all Historiography in the Twentieth Century: 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.
Iggers traces historiofraphy 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. The new epilogue, by the author, examines the movement away from postmodernism towards new social science approaches that give greater attention historlography cultural factors and to the problems of globalization. Historiography in the Twentieth Century: IGGERS is an internationally recognized authority on intellectual history and comparative international historiography.
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Selected pages Title Page. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Macro- to Microhistory: The story begins with classical historicism, Ranke, and the professionalisation of historical studies.
Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly To purchase short historiogrpahy access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. It was one of a number of journals internationally that took a similar direction.
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Beforehowever, he was not at all typical of German, and even less so of international, historiography.
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From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge. 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 igers extreme “only language exists” position shared by few historians.
Historiography in the Twentieth Century (Georg Iggers)
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Iggers clearly has his biases: 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. Iggers Book Published by: But he is straight-forward and transparent, he covers the most obvious hisotriography, and he makes no pretence that he’s iggefs comprehensive.
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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In this book, now published in 10 languages, a preeminent historiograpy historian examines the profound changes in ideas about the nature of history and historiography. When it’s possible to major in history at a leading university and never have heard of Ranke or the Annalesa short, accessible survey of modern historiography demands a place in undergraduate teaching.
Braudel’s emphasis on long enduring structures and on hiztoriography material foundations of culture were not free of this scientism.