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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...I ‘Bourgeois’ epistemological issues, in relation to historiography, can neither be swept aside nor ignored by Marxist and socialist historians, for the simplest of all reasons: they are relevant to all historical writing, while...

Autonomy in History: Teleology in Nineteenth-century European Social and Political Thought

Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The nineteenth century is the period of the rise of Europe to world domination. The period under consideration is the ‘long nineteenth century’, leading from 1789 to 1914, or, avoiding flawed precision, from the 1770s...

From the Problem of Evil to Hermeneutic Philosophy of History

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Could we, without any irreverence, or better still, with full consciousness and respect, apply the famous phrase of Dietrich Bonhoeffer “Einen Gott, den es gibt, gibt es nicht” (A God that exists does not exist) [Dietrich Bonhoeffer...

Marxism and the Idea of Revolution: The Messianic Moment in Marx

Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Quite intentionally, this chapter will cover only part of the huge problem concerning the function of teleological arguments in Marx, or the tension of causality, teleology and eschatology in Marx’s philosophy of history. My aim...

Historical Narratives and the Meaning of Nationalism

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...The vast, expanding literature on nationalism may well defy every generalization except a familiar, general theme of intellectual history: texts about nationalism have always drawn their perspectives and passions from the evolving political...

Re-presenting Asia on the Global Stage: The Rise of Global History in East Asia

Q. Edward Wang

Q. Edward Wang is Professor of History at Rowan University, USA. He won a Faculty Research Achievement Award at Rowan in 2013 and received Changjiang Professorship at Peking University in China, which he has held since 2007. He has published extensively on historical theory, history of historiography, Asian cultural and intellectual history and comparative history and historiography including A Global History of Modern Historiography (co-authored with Georg G. Iggers & Supriya Mukherjee, 2008 & 2017) and Marxist Historiographies: A Global Perspective (co-edited with Georg G. Iggers, 2015), amongst others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Global History, Globally : Research and Practice around the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...History writing has a long tradition in East Asia. From the mid-nineteenth century on, while the region faced the incursion of Western powers, this tradition underwent a significant transformation. As they struggled to cope with the Western...

Transformations between History and Memory

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...COLLECTIVE MEMORY—A SPURIOUS NOTION? There is no need to convince anybody that there is such a thing as individual memory; memory attaches to persons in the singular. But does it attach to them in the plural? Although the term “collective...

Changing Conceptions of National History in Twentieth-Century China

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...1. The concept of “national history” in its current Western usage was wholly unfamiliar to Chinese historians before the 20th century. This was primarily because there was no notion of “nation” in traditional Chinese political...

The ‘General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century’

Hugh Trevor-Roper : The Historian

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...Hugh Trevor-Roper’s article on ‘The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century’, which first appeared in Past and Present in 1959, Hugh...

How Can History Be Made?

Steven G. Smith

Steven G. Smith is Jennie Carlisle Golding Professor of Philosophy at Millsaps College, USA and the author of The Concept of the Spiritual (1988), Gender Thinking (1992), Worth Doing (2004), and Appeal and Attitude (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Full History : On the Meaningfulness of Shared Action

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sartre, What is Literature? p. 233. The world and man reveal themselves by undertakings. And all the undertakings we might speak of reduce themselves to a single one, that of making history...