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    DescriptionIn this book, now published in 10 languages, a preeminent intellectual historian examines the profound changes in ideas about the nature of history and historiography. Georg G. Iggers fraces the basic assumptions upon which historical research and writing have been based, and describes how the newly emerging social sciences transformed historiography following World War II. The discipline's greatest challenge may have come in the last two decades, when postmodern ideas forced a reevaluation of the relationship of historians to their subject and questioned the very possibility of objective history. Iggers sees the contemporary discipline as a hybrid, moving away from a classical, macrohistorical approach toward microhistory, cultural history, and the history of everyday life. The new epilogue, by the author, examines the movement away from postmodernism towards new social science approaches that give greater attention to cultural factors and to the problems of globalization.


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    Title
    Historiography in the Twentieth Century
    Subtitle
    From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Georg G. Iggers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780819567666
    ISBN 10: 0819567663
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000, HIS037070
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
    DC21: 907.2
    DC22: 907.2
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D13.2 .I3413 2005
    Thema V1.0: NHAH
    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    University Press of New England
    Imprint name
    Wesleyan University Press
    Publication date
    28 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover
    Author Information
    Georg G. Iggers is an internationally recognized authority on intellectual history and comparative international historiography. He is the author of New Directions in Historiography (1975, 1985) and The German Conception of History (1968, 1983), both published by Wesleyan University Press. Iggers is Distinguished Professor of History emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
    Review quote
    "No one looking for a well-informed introduction to some of the key views of history adopted by professional historians over the last century or so...could find a better one than this." --Richard J. Evans, History and Theory