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Hermeneutics

Jos de Mul

Jos de Mul is Full Professor at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction The word “hermeneutics” is derived from the Greek noun ἑρμηνεύς (hermeneus): enunciator, translator, interpreter; and the verb ἑρμηνεύω (hermeneuō): to enunciate, to translate, to interpret. Etymologically it may be connected...

The Climate of History

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Dipesh Chakrabarty is Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historiography: Critical Readings Volume IV : Challenges and Criticisms: From the 1990s to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...The current planetary crisis of climate change or global warming elicits a variety of responses in individuals, groups, and governments, ranging from denial, disconnect, and indifference to a spirit of engagement and activism of varying...

R.G. Collingwood

Jan van der Dussen

Jan van der Dussen is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the Open University of the Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction Robin George Collingwood was born on February 22, 1889, at Gillhead in the Lake District in northwest England. His father William Gershom Collingwood (1854–1932) was an artist, author, and archaeologist, and from 1881 secretary...

Giambattista Vico and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...It was Benedetto Croce, one of Vico’s best admirers, who remembered that when Nicola Capasso first opened the Scienza nuova, he “fancied he had lost his wits and ... by a joke hurried off to his Doctor Cirillo, to have his pulse felt...

Background to the text

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK. His publications include R G Collingwood: An Introduction (1998) and the Bloomsbury Reader's Guide to Collingwood's The Idea of History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Collingwood’s The Idea of History : A Reader’s Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Text Collingwood’s The Idea of History is not an uncomplicated text. It is not wholly the book which Collingwood intended to write on history and it consists of material written...

Comparison in history

Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Comparison has existed in history as long as history itself. This does not mean that historians in ancient times developed a particular ‘comparative historical’ method: before the eighteenth century there were no discernible...

Europe and history

Rolf Petri

Rolf Petri is Professor of Contemporary History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of Western Ideology : A critical account

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...there will be a new generation and consequently the possibility of attaining the aim in the next generation. If the next one does not attain it, then the next after...

Introduction

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...As suggested by the title, this volume aims to describe the origins of the transition and transformation of historical writing on a global scale. Yet if we look into the causes for the transformation, then we face a similar challenge as we...