Georg G. Iggers. Historiography in the Twentieth Century-From. Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press. HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: FROM SCIENTIFIC panied by editions of historical writing to exemplify the trends Iggers was ana-. In Historiography in the Twentieth Century Iggers offers a broad account of trends and changes in modern approaches to history. One hundred and sixty pages.

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Historiography in the Twentieth Century (Georg Iggers)

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Braudel’s emphasis on long enduring structures and on the material foundations of culture were not free of this scientism. Iggers Book Published by: Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Related articles in Google Scholar. Contact Contact Us Help. Wesleyan University Press Amazon. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Historiography in the Twentieth Century is also an obvious choice for anyone else wanting to understand how approaches to history have changed over the last century and a half.

The story begins with classical historicism, Ranke, and the professionalisation of historical studies. Iggers sees the contemporary discipline as a hybrid, moving away from a classical, macrohistorical approach toward microhistory, cultural history, and the history of everyday life. Email alerts New issue alert.


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One of the major themes of twentieth century history has been the influence of the social sciences. Iggers traces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic historioraphy above.

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Georg G. Iggers

Iggers No preview available – Don’t have an account? One hundred and sixty pages doesn’t allow room for systematic exposition or analysis, but he achieves some depth by highlighting key schools and prominent individuals. American Historical Association members Iggrs in via society site. Citing articles via Google Scholar.

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The discipline’s greatest challenge may have come in the last two decades, when postmodern ideas forced a reevaluation of the relationship of historians to their subject and questioned the very possibility of objective history. March External links: The End of History as a Scholarly Discipline? Sign In Forgot password?

Lawrence Stone and “The Revival of Narrative” pp. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The new hhistoriography, by the author, examines the movement away from postmodernism towards new social science approaches that give greater attention to cultural factors and to the problems of globalization.

Most users should sign in with their email address. You could not be signed in. Yet there was a firmly established tradition, extending from Bloch and Febvre to Le Goff, Duby, and to the present, that relied heavily on sources such as art, folklore, gistoriography customs and therefore encouraged more subtle, qualitative ways of thinking.

From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge. The History of Everyday Life pp.

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