In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and The definitive look at the writing of history by a historian, Historiography. Historiography: ancient, medieval, & modern. Breisach, Ernst. Title, Historiography: ancient, medieval, & modern / Ernst Breisach. Author, Breisach, Ernst. Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, & Modern. Breisach, Ernst: Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, pp., Publication Date:

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If I were a history chair at a college Historians interested in a scholarly survey of their enterprise will delight in Breisach’s Historiography. The author keeps his opinion to himself, or to a minimum, so one is not confused between what the author believes th A comprehensive overview of how history was perceived and recorded in different periods and what direct or indirect forces were brought on bear in this decision making process.

For example, the events of the past have been and will continue to impact our view of the present. American and French interpretations of social history However, as I mentioned with Collingwood, I’m not a big fan of historiography had to read it for class.

Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern

Paperbackpages. This was a very difficult read. Dale rated it really liked it. Feb 17, Matthew Richard rated it liked it Shelves: Therefore, the influences of our history shape and form our present lives which inadvertently shapes the way hisforiogrfia then look back and assess our historical narratives; almost a circular motion.

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Historians and the Republic’s crisis 6. A valuable text in my undergraduate classes, written in an often taxing style. Be the first to add this to a list. Open to the public. State Library of NSW. The problem of world history Access Conditions Electronic version available only to subscribers.

Redefinitions of two national historiographies Unbelievably, there are many texts available on hist Breisach wrote in a thorough, comprehensive manner beginning with the history of Homer’s writings through Post-modernism. Feb 17, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: Anyone interested in the history of history. Historiography’s adjustment to accelerating change Breisach does a good job surveying each of the major periods of history, and examining how historians have gone about recording the events and people of the time.

Seeing as it was a required read for one of my Graduate classes, the “enjoyability” factor wasn’t there most of the time.

Historiography: ancient, medieval, & modern

Jan 12, Julia rated it really liked it Shelves: Comments and reviews What are comments? It also renews the interest for a narrative of history for me.

The eighteenth-century quest for a new historiography Ancient, Medieval, and Modern by Ernst Breisach. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A comprehensive overview of how history was perceived and recorded in different periods and what erns or indirect forces were histiriogrfia on bear in this decision making process.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. On my second read I tried to understand some of Breisach’s conclusions better. Questions of historical truth: Lists What are lists? Australian National University Library.


“Historiography : Ancient, Medieval, & Modern” by Ernst Breisach

Triumph and a Latin Response 5. I enjoyed the extensive research and writing style, especially when I compared Breisach’s historiography with other texts on the subject. Jan 18, L rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Although not overly complex, the casual reader may get overwhelmed by the different approaches to the bfeisach of history and how it has changed over the centuries.

It was all for power.

The past impacts, shapes and guides our present and future. The discovery of economic dynamics Separate different tags with a comma. I believe all history students should read this and study it as I have been forced to do this semester in my graduate class. The one thing we all have in common is that there is no one thing we all have in common.

Check copyright status Cite this Title Historiography: Queensland University of Technology. The present and aspirations of the future reversely form our lens in which we view the past.

The University of Melbourne. My only regret is that the title should be “Western” Historiography.