A New Philosophy of History (Critical Views)

A New Philosophy of History (Critical Views)

By: Frank Ankersmit (editor), Hans Kellner (editor), Nancy F. Partner (contributor), Linda Orr (contributor), Ann Rigney (contributor), Arthur C. Danto (contributor), Berkhofer Berkhofer (contributor), Philipagese Carrard (contributor), Megill Megill (contributor), Richard T. Vann (contributor)Paperback

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'What is history'? From Thucydides to Toynbee, historians and non-historians alike have wondered how to answer this question. "A New Philosophy of History" reflects on developments over the last two decades in historical writing, not least the renewed interest in the status of narrative itself and the presence of the authorial 'voice'. Subjects include the problems of Grand Narrative, multiple voices and the personal presence of the historian in his text, the ambitions of the French Annales school and the so-called 'Grand Chronicler', and the relevance of non-literary models museum presentations and picturings regarding historical discourse. The range of approaches to be found in "A New Philosophy of History" ensures that this book is required reading not only for historians, but for everyone interested in literary theory, philosophy or cultural studies.

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Frank Ankersmit is Professor of Intellectual History and Historical Theory at Groningen University, The Netherlands. Hans Kellner is Director of the Graduate Rhetoric Program at the University of Texas at Arlington.


Photographic Acknowledgements Notes on the Editors and Contributors Introduction: Describing Redescriptions by Hans Kellner 1: Historicity in an age of Reality-Fictions by Nancy F. Partner 2: Turning Linguistic: History and Theory and History and Theory, 1960-1975 by Richard T. Vann 3: The Decline and Fall of the Analytical Philosophy of History by Arthur C. Danto 4: Intimate Images: Subjectivity and History - Stael, Michelet and Tocqueville by Linda Orr 5: Theory of a Practice: Historical Enunciation and the Annales School by Philippe Carrard 6: Relevance, Revision and the Fear of Long Books by Ann Rigney 7: 'Grand Narrative' and the Discipline of History by Allan Megill 8: A Point of View on Viewpoints in Historical Practice by Robert F. Berkhofer 9: History as Competence and Performance: Notes on the Ironic Museum by Stephen Bann 10: Statements, Texts and Pictures by Frank Ankersmit References Index

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  • publication date: 10/10/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780948462771
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780948462771
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0948462779

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