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Author Iggers, Georg G.
Title Geschichtswissenschaft im 20. Jahrhundert. English
Historiography in the twentieth century : from scientific objectivity to the postmodern challenge, with a new epilogue by the author / Georg G. Iggers.
Imprint Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press, 2005.

Author Iggers, Georg G.
Subject Historiography -- History -- 20th century.
History -- Philosophy.
History -- Methodology.
Description 1 online resource (x, 198 pages)
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Note An expanded English version of: Geschichtswissenschaft im 20. Jahrhundert. c1993.
Originially published: Hanover, NH : Wesleyan/University Press of New England, ©1997.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-188) and index.
Contents The early phase: the emergence of history as a professional discipline. Classical historicism as a model for historical scholarship ; The crisis of classical historicism ; Economic and social history in Germany and the beginnings of historical sociology ; American traditions of social history -- The middle phase: the challenge of the social sciences. France: the Annales ; Critical theory and social history: "historical social science" in the Federal Republic of Germany ; Marxist historical science from historical materialism to critical anthropology -- History and the challenge of postmodernism. Lawrence Stone and "The revival of narrative" ; From macro- to microhistory: the history of everyday life ; The "linguistic turn": the end of history as a scholarly discipline? ; From the perspective of the 1990s -- Epilogue: A retrospect at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Summary Intellectual historian Georg G. Iggers examines the profound changes in ideas about the nature of history and historiography. He faces 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. 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. Georg G. Iggers fraces 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. 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 sees the contemporary discipline as a hybrid, moving away from a classical, macrohistorical approach toward microhistory, cultural history, and the history of everyday life. 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780819573797 (electronic bk.)
0819573795 (electronic bk.)
0819567663
9780819567666
OCLC # 812178389
Additional Format Print version: Iggers, Georg G. Geschichtswissenschaft im 20. Jahrhundert. English. Historiography in the twentieth century. Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press, 2005 0819567663 (DLC) 2004115137 (OCoLC)754369432


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