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Arguing with Collingwood (I)

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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...The problem of re-enactment If there is one doctrine that makes Collingwood’s writings on history stand out it is surely his claim that historians understand the past by re-enacting past thought. What Collingwood says about history does...

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...

Evidence and Proof in Historical Research

Jonas Ahlskog

Jonas Ahlskog is Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy and History of Ideas at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction There is common agreement that the modern idea of historical research is conceptually connected with the notion of evidence. This connection is attested by the fact that, at least since the nineteenth century, reliance...

East and West

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Common sense accepts as obvious that the present is the product of the past, and between the past and the present there is a causal correlation. Another obvious assumption follows from this supposition: the past would be the juvenile, more...

History and Historiography in Global Perspective

Eileen Ka-May Cheng

Eileen Cheng is Associate Professor in the History Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include the American Revolution and the early American Republic, American and European intellectual history, and historiography. She has published numerous journal articles and one monograph - The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth: Nationalism and Impartiality in American Historical Writing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historiography: An Introductory Guide

Bloomsbury Continuum, 2012

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...The most important recent development in professional historical scholarship has been the shift to a more global perspective, which emphasizes the importance of analyzing transnational connections between historical events and developments....

Collingwood’s great discovery: The autonomy of history

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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...Realism Understanding in philosophy often consists in getting to grips with the ‘isms’ a philosopher argues against, and of all the ‘isms’ Collingwood argues against, realism ranks high. He considers it false...

Historicity

Hans Ruin

Hans Ruin is Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction The term “historicity” (Ger. Geschichtlichkeit) has different meanings, two of which need to be distinguished from the outset. As a standard technical term within the historical disciplines it means simply “having historical...

Against Darwin: Teleology in German Philosophical Anthropology

Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Aspects of this chapter appear in different argumentative contexts in Angus Nicholls , ‘The Fremdling of Teleology, or: On Roger Smith...

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...

Debating the role of people and their motivations

Peter N. Stearns

Peter N. Stearns is Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. A leading expert on world history, he has authored and edited numerous acclaimed books, including The Encyclopedia of World History (2001), Globalization in World History (2009) and World Civilizations: The Global Experience (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Debating the Industrial Revolution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A further set of causation discussions has emerged, during the past several decades, over the role of human factors in prompting industrialization. These discussions can certainly apply to the “why Britain?” question, but they are even more...