• Title: A Global History of Modern Historiography
  • Author: Georg G. Iggers Q. Edward Wang
  • ISBN: 9780582096066
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Global History of Modern Historiography Offering a history of modern historiography from a global perspective this study traces the transformation of historical writings over the past two and half centuries and describes the processes by
    Offering a history of modern historiography from a global perspective, this study traces the transformation of historical writings over the past two and half centuries, and describes the processes by which history went from being a form of rhetoric, to the scientific pursuit of knowledge we know today.

    One Reply to “A Global History of Modern Historiography”

    1. A rare specimen of such a thing, but only mildly satisfying. The authors can't really be faulted: this is an immense undertaking (a similar multi-volume project at the University of Something-or-Other is in the making as well) even if they are limiting themselves to the Enlightenment on. Good overviews of the development of western historiography (US, Europe) but skimpy on the details. This might serve an undergrad course on the subject well but it needs some meat on the bones. China, Japan, and [...]

    2. While there is useful information in the book, the writing is poor and the analysis falls flat. If you're looking for a good historiography, check out Daniel Woolf's article in New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.

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