Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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JHU Press, 1 août 1975 - 448 pages
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In White's view, beyond the surface level of the historical text, there is a deep structural, or latent, content that is generally poetic and specifically linguistic in nature. This deeper content - the metahistorical element - indicates what an "appropriate" historical explanation should be.
  

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Timothy Good - Goodreads

Second go round on this behemoth. Not in the least interested in the 'deep structure' White 'digs up', (corpses don't scare me anymore) but I am interested in what he has to say about Ranke, Burkhardt ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Avis d'utilisateur  - Dan Allosso - Goodreads

Although virtually unreadable, this book is important. White says history is a verbal artifact that we use to “combine a certain amount of data, theoretical concepts for explaining these data, and a ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

INTRODUCTION i
9
THE ENLIGHTENMENT
43
The Poetics of History and
81
Historical Consciousness and the Rehirth
267
The Philosophical Defense of History in the Metonymical Mode
281
The Poetic Defense of Histoiy in the Metaphorical Mode 531
315
The Philosophical Defense of History in the Ironic Mode
375
CONCLUSION
426
BIBLIOGRAPHY
435
INDEX
443
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À propos de l'auteur (1975)

Educated at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, White currently holds a university professorship in the department of the History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The author of many important books in the field of intellectual history, White is best-known for his work critiquing traditional historiography, which he has reconceptualized in the wake of structuralist and poststructuralist theory. In the nineteenth century, historians had begun to distance themselves from belles lettres by emulating a scientific model. By 1940, however, the scientific status of history was being questioned in some quarters. The French Annales School, for example, argued that histories were not scientific, objective, disinterested analysis and reportage but, rather, narratives constructed from an interested perspective, in which the selection and description of events, the constitution of causal networks, and even the delimiting of a temporal series by fixing beginning and end points for a process were all governed by ideology. It was possible, therefore, to have very different histories of the same time and place, depending on one's ideology---which might not even be held consciously (i.e., the historian might not be fully aware of the values and assumptions governing his or her writing). For those who accepted these notions, history began to look more like literature than social science. As such, it was subject to the same kind of rhetorical and narratological analyses that literature was, in addition to an ideological analysis. It was exactly this assumption that led to White's first and ground-breaking book on the narrative strategies of nineteenth-century history, Metahistory (1973). In it White draws on the work of structuralist narratologists, on Northrop Frye's proto-structuralist theory of archetypal literary modes, and on Kenneth Burke's theory of rhetorical figures to analyze the forms of various historical discourses and to link them with particular ideologies. He suggests that the plots of histories fall into one of four generic modes (romance, tragedy, comedy, or satire), each of which can be correlated with an ideological mode (anarchist, radical, conservative, or liberal), an argumentative mode (formist, mechanistic, organicist, or contextualist), and a tropological mode (metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, or irony). According to White, these modes comprise the underlying "deep structure" of all histories, whose "surface structure" (the aesthetic, moral, and cognitive levels of plot, ideology, and explanation) is merely an arrangement of these more profound levels. White's later work in Tropics of Discourse (1978) and The Content of the Form (1987) further develops this poetics of historiography.

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