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Notes on some discontents in the historical narrative

Jean-Frédéric Schaub

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

The colonized Spanish American world has not yet played a part as a leading subject of global history. French historiography addresses a concept of ‘asymmetries’ on European writing on encounters and ... More


Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Etienne Achille, Charles Forsdick, and Lydie Moudileno (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Recognized as one of the most influential studies of memory in the late twentieth century for its elaboration of a ground-breaking paradigm for rethinking the relationship between the nation, ... More


French Historical Writing

Matthias Middell

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0014
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter traces French historiography, which counts among the most professionalized in the world, influencing global trends in the interpretation of the Middle Ages, of early modern social and ... More


Historiography: Insensible Revolutions

James Noggle

in Unfelt: The Language of Affect in the British Enlightenment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747120
eISBN:
9781501747137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747120.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter details how the concept of the insensible enters British historiography around the middle of the eighteenth century. The insensible not only helps historians narrate the large-scale ... More


History as a Kind of Writing: Textual Strategies in Contemporary French Historiography

Philippe Carrard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427966
eISBN:
9780226428017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428017.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book examines conventions of writing in contemporary French historiography. It asks how French historians organize their texts; whether they stage themselves or seek to conceal their presence; ... More


Generational continuities and composite personae: French historiography from the 1870s to the 1950s

Camille Creyghton

in How to be a Historian: Scholarly Personae in Historical Studies, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526132802
eISBN:
9781526146731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526132819.00008
Subject:
History, Social History

The standard narrative on French historiography during the period 1870–1950 classifies historians under two successive and wholly different generations, schools or paradigms: the ‘methological’ or ... More


Beyond the “Republican Model”

Vincent Duclert

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0041
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter argues for the need to move on beyond sterile analyses of the “republican model” in French historiography. It reiterates the conclusions drawn by the previous chapters of this ... More


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