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Historiography : ancient, medieval & modern

Author: Ernst Breisach
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this up-to-date third edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with compelling sections on postmodernism, deconstructionism, African-American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Breisach, Ernst.
Historiography.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994
(DLC) 94012821
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Breisach
ISBN: 9780226072845 0226072843
OCLC Number: 646784366
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 481 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
1. The emergence of Greek historiography --
3. The era of the 'polis' and its historians --
3. Reaching the limits of Greek historiography --
4. Early Roman historiography : myths, Greeks, and the Republic --
5. Historians and the Republic's crisis --
6. Perceptions of the past in Augustan and Imperial Rome --
7. The Christian historiographical revolution --
8. The historiographical mastery of new peoples, states, and dynasties --
9. Historians and the ideal of the Christian commonwealth --
10. Historiography's adjustment to accelerating change --
11. Two turning points : the Renaissance and the Reformation --
12. The continuing modification of traditional historiography --
13. The eighteenth-century quest for a new historiography --
14. Three national responses --
15/16. Historians as interpreters of progress and nation --
17. A first prefatory note to modern historiography (1860-1914) --
18. History and the quest for a uniform science --
19. The discovery of economic dynamics --
20. Historians discover the masses --
21. The problem of world history --
22. A second prefatory note to modern historiography (since 1914) --
23. Questions of historical truth : the theoretical discussion --
24. Two recent endeavors in 'scientific' history --
25. The fading of the paneconomic model --
26. American and French interpretations of social history --
27. Redefinitions of two national historiographies --
28. The enigma of world history --
Epilogue: Historiography at the new turn of centuries.
Responsibility: Ernst Breisach.

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