The Oxford History of Historical Writing: 1800-1945 v. 4

The Oxford History of Historical Writing: 1800-1945 v. 4

Hardback Oxford History of Historical Writing

Edited by Stuart Macintyre, Edited by Juan Maiguashca, Edited by Attila Pok


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 238mm x 44mm | 1,102g
  • Publication date: 13 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199533091
  • ISBN 13: 9780199533091
  • Illustrations note: 8 maps
  • Sales rank: 1,048,994

Product description

Volume 4 of The Oxford History of Historical Writing offers essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally from 1800 to 1945. Divided into four parts, it first covers the rise, consolidation, and crisis of European historical thought, and the professionalization and institutionalization of history. The chapters in Part Two analyze how historical scholarship connected to various European national traditions. Part Three considers the historical writing of Europe's 'Offspring': the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Spanish South America. The concluding part is devoted to histories of non-European cultural traditions: China, Japan, India, South East Asia, Turkey, the Arab world, and Sub-Saharan Africa. This is the fourth of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past from the beginning of writing to the present day, and from all over the world. This volume aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field, and especially to provoke cross-cultural comparisons.

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Author information

Attila POK is deputy director of the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest and visiting professor of history at Columbia University in New York. His publications and courses cover three major fields: 19th-20th century European political and intellectual history, history of modern European historiography, theory and methodology of history.

Table of contents

Editors' Introduction ; PART ONE: THE RISE, CONSOLIDATION, AND CRISIS OF EUROPEAN TRADITIONS ; 1. The Invention of European National Traditions in European Romanticism ; 2. The Intellectual Foundations of Nineteenth-Century 'Scientific' History: The German Model ; 3. Contemporary Alternatives to German Historicism in the Nineteenth Century ; 4. The Institutionalization and Professionalization of History in Europe and the United States ; 5. Experiments in Modernization: Social and Economic History ; 6. Lay History: Official and Unofficial Representations, 1800-1914 ; 7. Censorship and History, 1915-45: Historiography in the Service of Dictatorships ; PART TWO: HISTORICAL SCHOLARSHIP AND NATIONAL TRADITIONS ; 8. German Historical Writing ; 9. Historical Writing in France, 1800-1914 ; 10. Shape and Pattern in British Historical Writing, 1814-1945 ; 11. The Polycentric Structure of Italian Historical Writing ; 12. Historical Writing in Spain and Portugal, 1720-1930 ; 13. Scandinavian Historical Writing ; 14. Historical Writing in the Low Countries ; 15. The Golden Age of Russian Historical Writing: The Nineteenth Century ; 16. East-Central European Historical Writing ; 17. Historical Writing in the Balkans ; PART THREE: EUROPE'S OFFSPRING ; 18. Writing American History, 1789-1945 ; 19. The Writing of the History of Canada and of South Africa ; 20. Historical Writing in Australia and New Zealand ; 21. Historical Writing in Mexico: Three Cycles ; 22. Brazilian Historical Writing and the Building of a Nation ; 23. Spanish South American Historians: Centre and Periphery, 1840s-1940s ; PART FOUR: NON-EUROPEAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS ; 24. The Transformation of History in China and Japan ; 25. The Birth of Academic Historical Writing in India ; 26. South East Asian Historical Writing ; 27. Late Ottoman and Early Republican Turkish Historical Writing ; 28. Historical Writing in the Arab World ; 29. History in Sub-Saharan Africa