History: Narration, Interpretation, Orientation - Making Sense of History v. 5 (Paperback)Jorn Rusen
Paperback Published: 15/09/2005
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Without denying the importance of the postmodernist approach to the narrative form and rhetorical strategies of historiography, the author, one of Germany's most prominent cultural historians, argues here in favor of reason and methodical rationality in history. He presents a broad variety of aspects, factors and developments of historical thinking from the 18th century to the present, thus continuing, in exemplary fashion, the tradition of critical self-reflection in the humanities and looking at historical studies as an important factor of cultural orientation in practical life.
Publisher: Berghahn Books