Modern Historiography: An Introduction by Michael BentleyModern Historiography: An Introduction by Michael Bentley

Modern Historiography: An Introduction

byMichael BentleyEditorMichael Bentley

Paperback | May 10, 1999

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Modern Historiographyis the essential introduction to the history of historical writing. It explains the broad philosophical background to the different historians and historical schools of the modern era, from James Boswell and Thomas Carlyle through to Lucien Febure and Eric Hobsbawm and surveys:

  • the Enlightenment and Counter Enlightenment
  • Romanticism
  • the voice of Science and the process of secularization within Western intellectual thought
  • the influence of, and broadening contact with, the New World
  • the Annales school in France
  • Postmodernism.

Modern Historiographyprovides a clear and concise account of this modern period of historical writing.

Title:Modern Historiography: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:May 10, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415202671

ISBN - 13:9780415202671


Table of Contents

1. The Enlightenment  2. The Counter Enlightenment  3. Romanticism  4. Ranke  5. The Voice of Science  6. Culture and Kultur  7. The English "Whigs"  8. Towards a Historical Profession  9. Crisis over Method  10. From the New World  11. Annales: The French School 12. Repression and Exile  13. Post-war Moods  14. The History of the Present

From Our Editors

Through an exploration of the Enlightenment, romanticism, Marxism, gender history and postmodernism, this book provides a clear and concise account of the past 300 years of historical writing. Modern Historiography encompasses a broad philosophical approach. Topics include the process of secularization within western intellectual thought, contact with the New World and the effect repression and exile had during the postwar years.

Editorial Reviews

What [Bentley] accomplishes in a mere 160 pages is astonishing: a lucid, enlightening, often witty, convincing, and pithy survey of the field since the Enlightenment. This is an important book whose use will benefit a great majority of those, at every level, involved in investigating historical materials.