By Richard Whatmore, Brian Young

ISBN-10: 1118508092

ISBN-13: 9781118508091

ISBN-10: 1118508157

ISBN-13: 9781118508152

A significant other to highbrow History presents an in-depth survey of the perform of highbrow background as a self-discipline. 40 newly-commissioned chapters show off prime international study with vast insurance of each element of highbrow heritage because it is presently practiced. 

  • Presents an in-depth survey of modern study and perform of highbrow history
  • Written in a transparent and obtainable demeanour, designed for a global audience
  • Surveys a number of the methodologies that experience arisen and the most historiographical debates that challenge highbrow historians
  • Pays unique recognition to modern controversies, offering readers with the most up-tp-date evaluate of the field
  • Demonstrates the ways that highbrow historians have contributed to the heritage of technology and medication, literary stories, paintings heritage and the historical past of political thought

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Trevor‐Roper was born in the year during which the First World War began, and he came of age intellectually during the troubled 1930s; historians of the generation born in that fateful decade took a more forgiving and arguably a more scholarly ­perspective on historicism and its legacies. W. Burrow, born in 1935, was critical of historicism, but for different reasons. In his introduction to an edition of Wilhelm von Humboldt’s The Limits of State Action, published in 1969, Burrow was both highly critical of nineteenth‐century German generalisations about race and nation, but also of those twentieth‐century historians who read such generalisations through ahistorical moralising prolepsis.

1940, The Eighteenth‐Century Background: Studies on the Idea of ‘Nature’ in the Thought of the Period. London: Chatto. Winch, Donald. 1996, Riches and Poverty: An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain 1750–1834. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter Two Intellectual History and Historismus in Post‐War England1 Brian Young Introduction: The history of political thought and the history of historiography When the history of the study of intellectual history in post‐war Britain comes to be written, some explanation will have to be given for the dominance of the history of political thought in such activity.

Where philosophy began with the pre‐Socratics and then Plato and Aristotle, history began in the classical world with Herodotus and Thucydides; and although Thomas Hobbes would later abandon history in favour of philosophy – nowhere more clearly than in the Leviathan – his first major work in English was a translation of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. Similarly, Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy and his intellectual history and historismus in post‐war england 21 History of Florence are primarily works of historiographical enquiry, although the ­former work has been claimed by historians of political thought almost as assuredly as has The Prince.

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