Modernizing England's Past
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BeschreibungWhat came before 'postmodernism' in historical studies? By thinking through the assumptions, methods and cast of mind of English historians writing between about 1870 and 1970, Michael Bentley reveals the intellectual world of the modernists and offers the first full analysis of English historiography in this crucial period. Professor Bentley does not follow those who deride modernism as 'positivist' or 'empiricist' but instead shows how it set in train, at its best, brilliant new styles of investigation that transformed how historians understood the English past.
InhaltsverzeichnisPrelude: after the Whigs; Part I. The Whig Legacy: 1. Constitution and nation; 2. Church and state; 3. Empire and war; 4. Ghosts and intimations; Part II. Modernist Investments: 5. New historians, new histories; 6. The new eighteenth century; 7. Ideological environments; 8. Modernist method; Coda: after the modernists.
PortraitMichael Bentley is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is the editor of the Routledge Companion to Historiography (2002) and the author of Modern Historiography: An Introduction (1999).
Pressestimmen'... energetic ...' History Today
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006