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Ranke's Romantic Philosophy

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 6 is an investigation into the philosophy and intellectual roots of Leopold Ranke (1795–1886), who is one of the most symbolic figures of German historicism. Ranke's intellectual roots are ... More


The Debates about Universal History and National History, c. 1800: A Problem-oriented Historical Attempt*

Hans Erich Bödeker

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Friedrich Rühs outlined the problems in the complicated relationship between national history and universal history around 1800. The change in theory from universal to national history, from the ... More


The Reformation

Patrick Collinson

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the Reformation and introduces Leopold von Ranke, who started several scholarly endeavours years before the British Academy was founded. Theology during the Reformation and ... More


Authoritative History and Authoritative Archives

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

This chapter begins a historical examination of the changing relationships between notions of authority, history, and documentation. It shows how conceptions of reason and science institutionalized ... More


The Renaissance and Protestant Confusion England in the 1840s

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The term ‘Renaissance’ is intimately linked to a historical perspective which is cultural, but in the 1840s England was not yet ready for cultural history. Nevertheless, the English had a strong ... More


The contested persona of the historian: on the origins of a permanent conflict

Ian Hunter

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:
10.7765/9781526132819.00005
Subject:
History, Social History

Dialectical histories – histories organised in terms of oppositions between the spiritual and material, the transcendental and the empirical, ideas and social existence – first appeared in 1820s ... More


Ancient History in the Age of Archival Research

Suzanne Marchand

in Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432229
eISBN:
9780226432533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432533.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This essay traces the impact of the rise of modern source criticism, Quellenkritik, on the credibility of ancient history in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It argues that ... More


Friending the Past

Alan Liu

in Friending the Past: The Sense of History in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226451817
eISBN:
9780226452005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452005.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter studies the change from prior senses of history to today's “real time” sense of history—or instant sense of community—of social networks. How was the equivalent of a sense of history ... More


The Intellectual Foundations of Nineteenth-Century ‘Scientific’ History: The German Model

Georg G. Iggers

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter notes that the beginning of a new scientific history was started by Barthold Georg Niebuhr with his critical examinations of the surviving texts of Roman history. This was then developed ... More


Preparing Artifacts for History: Archaeology after the Napoleonic Wars

Brent Maner

in Germany's Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226592916
eISBN:
9780226593104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593104.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter documents the dramatic increase in archaeological activity during the first half of the nineteenth century, especially the efforts of dozens of newly founded historical associations. ... More


Historicism

Frank Ankersmit

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter contends that the historicism of Leopold von Ranke and Wilhelm von Humboldt was formulated in the idealist and romanticist idiom of the 1820s and 1830s, which can no longer satisfy us in ... More


Ranke vs Schlosser: pairs of personae in nineteenth-century German historiography

Herman Paul

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:
10.7765/9781526132819.00006
Subject:
History, Social History

Language of virtue and vice, such as that used by nineteenth-century German historians, offers a glimpse on an often neglected aspect of historical studies – that of dispositions, character traits or ... More


History at Sea: Space and the Other

Alexis Wick

in Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285910
eISBN:
9780520961265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285910.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book presents a historical account of the Red Sea to show that the question of the maritime is not just a subfield of history writing but also an essential category of the philosophy of history. ... More


Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

Frank Ankersmit

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450716
eISBN:
9780801463853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450716.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book provides a systematic account of the problems of reference, truth, and meaning in historical writing. It works from the conviction that the historicist account of historical writing, ... More


“The World is Collapsing”: The Papacy, Memory, and Revolution

Thomas Albert Howard

in The Pope and the Professor: Pius IX, Ignaz von Döllinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198729198
eISBN:
9780191795893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729198.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Making use of concepts such as “trauma” and “collective memory,” this chapter seeks to understand the Catholic Church’s hostile reaction to the French Revolution and its legacy in the nineteenth ... More


Latin Christianity

Joshua Bennett

in God and Progress: Religion and History in British Intellectual Culture, 1845–1914

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198837725
eISBN:
9780191874314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837725.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the Victorian rehabilitation of the religious history of the Middle Ages, a period which symbolized for contemporaries the claims of Roman and Anglo-Catholicism to present-day ... More


Hope in History: Making the Past Serve the Future

T.J. Reed

in Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226205106
eISBN:
9780226205243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226205243.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Humanity has always looked for a meaning in history: does it have a positive direction? Enlightenment thinkers concentrated on hopeful episodes in the past as morale-boosters for action in the ... More


Empirical and Doctrinal Positivism in International Law (1974–75)

C. H. Alexandrowicz

in The Law of Nations in Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198766070
eISBN:
9780191820649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter first considers the attacks levelled against nineteenth-century German historian Leopold Ranke in post-war German literature on Afro–Asian history (including the history of the law of ... More


Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment

T. J. Reed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226205106
eISBN:
9780226205243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226205243.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The purpose of this book is to show the quality of German eighteenth-century writing and the continuing vital relevance of its ideas. The ‘scenes’ from this ‘unknown Enlightenment’ connect the ... More


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