Frances Nethercott is Reader in Modern European History at the University of St. Andrews, UK. She is the author of Russia’s Plato: Plato and the Platonic Tradition in Russian Education, Science and Ideology, 1840-1930(2000) and Russian Legal Culture Before and After Communism (2007). She also serves on the editorial board of Studies in East European Thought and Intellectual History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Writing History in Late Imperial Russia: Scholarship and the Literary Canon
Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
...‘To become a professional historian’, wrote Aleksandr Kiesewetter,you (…) require the ability to reconstruct events, that is, to envision for yourself and recreate in words the events of the past in all their specificity, in all...
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.
...Introduction Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835) played an important role in the German discussion of the basics, nature and function of historical thought. During the formation phase of modern historical thought (around the turn from...
...Introduction Historians have been writing about the past for more than twenty-five centuries, but they have only constituted a “profession” (in the sense of an organized occupation with disciplines of practice, codes of professional...
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