Modern Historiography

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Dezember 1998



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.


1. The Enlightenment 2. The Counter Enlightenment 3. Romanticism 4. Ranke 5. The Voice of Science 6. Culture and Kultur 7. The English "Whigs" 8. Towards a Historical Profession 9. Crisis over Method 10. From the New World 11. Annales: The French School 12. Repression and Exile 13. Post-war Moods 14. The History of the Present


What [Bentley] accomplishes in a mere 160 pages is astonishing: a lucid, enlightening, often witty, convincing, and pithy survey of the field since the Enlightenment. This is an important book whose use will benefit a great majority of those, at every level, involved in investigating historical materials.
EAN: 9780415202671
ISBN: 0415202671
Untertitel: An Introduction. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1998
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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