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Historiography Ancient, Medieval, and Modern

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ISBN-10: 0226072789

ISBN-13: 9780226072784

Edition: 2nd 1994

Authors: Ernst Breisach

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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 updated second edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with sections on such current topics as postmodernism, deconstructionism, black history, women's history, microhistory, Historikerstreit, the linguistic turn, and more.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 489
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Emergence of Greek Historiography
The Timeless Past of Gods and Heroes Discovering a Past of Human Dimensions
The Era of the Polis and Its Historians
The New History of the Polis The Decline of the Polis: The Loss of Focus
Reaching the Limits of Greek Historiography
The History of a Special Decade Hellenistic Historiography: Beyond the Confines of the Polis The Problem of New Regions and People
Early Roman Historiography Myths, Greeks, and the Republic An Early Past Dimly Perceived
The Roman Past and Greek Learning Greco-Roman History Writing: Triumph and a Latin Response
Historians and the Republic's Crisis History as Inspiration and Structural Analysis History Divorced from Rome's Fate
Perceptions of the Past in Augustan and Imperial Rome History Writing in the "New Rome" of Augustus Historians and the Empire
The Christian Historiographical Revolution
The Formulation of Early Christian Historiography
The Problem of Continuity in an Age of Upheaval
The Carolingian and Anglo-Saxon Consolidation in Historiography
The Historiographical Mastery of New Peoples, States, and Dynasties Integrating Peoples into Latin Historiography Legitimizing New States and Dynasties
Historians and the Ideal of the Christian Commonwealth
The Last Synthesis of Empire and Christianity
The Persistence of Christian Themes Histories of a Grand and Holy Venture: The Crusades
Historiography's Adjustment to Accelerating Change
The Search for Developmental Patterns Transformations of the Chronicle
Two Turning Points
The Renaissance and The Reformation
The Italian Renaissance Historians Humanist Revisionism Outside of Italy
The Collapse of Spiritual Unity
The Continuing Modification of Traditional Historiography
The Blending of Theoretical and Patriotic Answers Universal History: A Troubled Tradition Historians, the New Politics, and New Perceptions of the World
The Origin and Early Forms of American History
The Eighteenth-Century Quest for a New Historiography
The Reassessment of Historical Order and Truth New Views on Historical Truth New Grand Interpretations: Progress in History New Grand Interpretations: The Cyclical Pattern
The National Responses
The British Blend of Erudition, Elegance, and Empiricism Enlightenment Historiography in a Germany Key Recording the Birth of the American Nation
Historians as Interpreters of Progress and Nation—I German Historians: The Causes of Truth and National Unity France: Historians, the Nation, and Liberty
Historians as Interpreters of Progress and Nation—II English Historiography in the Age of Revolution Historians and the Building of the American Nation Historiography's "Golden Age"
A First Prefatory Note to Modern Historiography (1860-1914)
History and the Quest for a Uniform Science Comte's Call to Arms and the Response The German and English Responses to Positivist Challenges The Peculiar American Synthesis
The Discovery of Economic Dynamics An Economic Perspective on the Past Karl Marx: Paneconomic History Economic History after Marx
Historians Encounter the Masses Jubilant and Dark Visions Social History as Institutional History
The American "New History": Call for a Democratic History
The Problem of World History
A Second Prefatory Note to Modern Historiography (since 1914)
Questions of Historical Truth—The Theoretical Discussion The New Positivism and the Theory of History Autonomous History and Its Theories
Two Recent Endeavors in "Scientific" History History in the Language of Numbers Psychohistory: A Promise and Many Problems
The Fading of the Paneconomic Model Marxist Historiography: Ultimate Meaning or Another Method? Reshaping Economic History
American and French Interpretations of Social History American Progressive History The Annales School
Redefinitions of Two National Historiographies The Transformation