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    Setting the Standards Institutions, Networks and Communities of National Historiography

    ISBN-10: 0230500056
    ISBN-13: 9780230500051
    Edition: 2012
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    Copyright Year: 2012
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
    Publication Date: 11/30/2012
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 456
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 1.980
    Language: English

    List of Tables and Figures
    Notes on Contributors
    Institutions, Networks and Communities in a European Perspective
    An age of history
    Productive history
    Professional history
    Continuity and discontinuity
    Historiographical generations
    A broader scope
    'Something More than a Storage Warehouse': The Creation of National Archives
    Towards history
    Autonomy and bricks
    In history
    Monumental Undertakings: Source Publications for the Nation
    New impulses
    Great enterprises
    Doing national history by editing
    Media, techniques and infrastructures
    Diversification and consolidation
    Scholarly Communication with a Political Impetus: National Historical Journals
    In a professional context
    In a political context
    Epilogue: After the Second World War
    The Dictionary Is Dead, Long Live the Dictionary! Biographical Collections in National Contexts
    'Signification de ces mots: Biographie Nationale'
    A golden age
    The dictionary is still alive
    Exegi Monumentum: The Great Syntheses of National History
    The Romantic generation
    The high point: Around 1900
    For science and one's country
    Many readers
    Prestigious ventures
    A long history
    Nations on Display: History Museums in Europe
    French prologue: A house for the nation's history
    'Zooming out'
    At the origin: The nation
    Associations: From regions to empires
    An earlier home for history: From Berlin to Bonn and back
    Towards the nation once more
    In the Provinces: Local and Regional Learned Societies
    An intellectual elite
    The rise of national history
    Genuine diversity
    Wishful Thinking: Academic Competitions in National History
    The spirit of the age
    Language, unity and distinctiveness
    A plurality of histories
    Educating the nation, disseminating the results
    'A Daily Working Group Together in One House': Research Institutes at the National Academies of Sciences in East Central Europe
    Background and precursors
    Initial environment and first directors
    Structure, priorities and large-scale projects
    The position of the institutes at home
    In the 'ecumenical community of historians'
    Deep structural similarities?
    Serving the Profession: National Associations of Historians
    The German Historikerverband: An example
    Tasks and means
    Types of development: Active versus inactive national associations
    Types of development: Professionalisation
    Places of Innovation and Exchange: The Extra-University Institutions for Historical Research
    Scientific innovation, crucial topics
    An institutional 'stopgap'
    Different careers?
    An active state
    By way of conclusion
    Militancy and Pluralism: Party and Church Institutes of Contemporary History in Western Europe since 1945
    History and engagement
    Pioneering institutions
    The legacy of the Second World War
    La via italiana
    France: politique d'abord
    The Federal Republic of Germany: The university ties
    A national pluralism in Belgium
    Wider Connections: International Networks among European Historians
    The primacy of the national
    Towards internationalisation
    The International Historical Congresses
    The International Committee of Historical Sciences: Its organisations and committees
    The proliferation of sub-disciplines
    International history institutes
    History regions
    The role of languages
    The American connection
    A New Community of Scholars: The University Professors at Work
    The professor's home
    The organisation of the 'profession'
    Method and ethos
    Provisional conclusion: A long decline?
    A Truculent Revenge: The Clergy and the Writing of National History
    The presence of the clergy
    Reactive activism
    Bulwark of Traditions: The European Nobility and Regional and National Historiography in the Nineteenth Century
    Enthusiasts of antiquarian societies, academies and historical commissions
    Collectors and managers of academic projects
    Archivists and librarians
    Authors of regional and national histories
    Masters in the field of heraldry
    The good and exemplary noble lord
    Popular Writers: Women Historians, the Academic Community and National History Writing
    A tiny minority
    An unacknowledged contribution
    Writers of popular history
    Missing academic support
    Striving for Visibility: Nationalists in Multinational Empires and States
    Two 'non-historical' nations: Slovenes and Slovaks
    Counterweights to an elephant: Scotland and Wales
    Repression and interdiction before the new blooming season: Catalonia
    Living in the Past: Historians in Exile
    The writer: Poles in the nineteenth century
    The Professor: Germans in the inter-war period
    The Institute: Eastern Europeans in the Cold War
    Concluding Remarks
    Historians and the Web
    Uncertainty, loss of prestige and a changing public role
    The digital turn

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