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Droysen, Outline of the Theory of History

Arthur Alfaix Assis

Arthur Alfaix Assis is an associate professor at the University of Brasília, Brazil Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Texts in Context

...Introduction Droysen’s Grundriss der Historik is one of the most important nineteenth-century texts on history, historiography, and historical research. An English version of the work, published in 1893 as Outline of the Principles...

The Role of Professional Historical Scholarship in the Creation and Distortion of Memory

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume III : Scientific Models: From the West to the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...In this paper I wish to address myself to the specific question of the role professional historians have played in the creation of collective memories. Memory takes on many different forms and expresses itself in different ways—in symbols...

Historicism and the comparative method (nineteenth century to early twentieth century)

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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...The nineteenth century was a highly successful period for the comparative method, which became firmly established in every area of the natural and social sciences and the humanities – except for history.As an essential part of any...

The Nineteenth Century: Nationalism and Public Education

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...National Histories Public history became more intensive in the nineteenth century, in the shape of more visible and perceived as more important, as rival states sought to shape their histories in order...

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...

As it Really Was: Academic Medieval History into the Twentieth Century

Walter Kudrycz

Dr Walter Kudrycz is lecturer in philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. He combines a close knowledge of western philosophy with an academic background in medieval history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Historical Present : Medievalism and Modernity

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011

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...By the late nineteenth century, distinct streams of progressive and aesthetic historical thinking had emerged in Europe. This separation was the result of the process of professionalization among academic historians, almost all of whom now...

Johann Gustav Droysen

Jörn Rüsen

Jörn Rüsen is Senior Fellow at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut in Essen (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities), Germany Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction Johann Gustav Droysen (1808–84) is one of the most important German historians who reflected the fundaments of his academic discipline in a systematic way. His Historik has become a classical text in the German (and...

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Historiography: Critical Readings Volume III : Scientific Models: From the West to the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...This volume covers the period from the end of the eighteenth century to approximately the 1980s, centering around the increasing appeal of Enlightenment historical thinking, the rise of national history as the mainstay in historiography...