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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Very interesting stuff. Critical analysis of the way historical narratives depend on structuring devices, the historian's view of change (ideological implication), when the narrative begins/ends, why all of this stuff matters for the discipline. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Klay Kubiak - Goodreads

will possibly change the way you understand the world. Consulter l'avis complet

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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Hayden White is professor emeritus of the histories of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of a number of books published by Johns Hopkins, including Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural Criticism, The Content of the Form: Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation, and Figural Realism: Studies in the Mimesis Effect.

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