A companion to intellectual history by Richard Whatmore, Brian Young

By Richard Whatmore, Brian Young

A spouse to highbrow History presents an in-depth survey of the perform of highbrow heritage as a self-discipline. 40 newly-commissioned chapters exhibit best international examine with huge assurance of each point of highbrow heritage because it is at the moment practiced. 

  • Presents an in-depth survey of modern examine and perform of highbrow history
  • Written in a transparent and obtainable demeanour, designed for a global audience
  • Surveys some of the methodologies that experience arisen and the most historiographical debates that quandary highbrow historians
  • Pays particular awareness to modern controversies, offering readers with the most up-tp-date review of the field
  • Demonstrates the ways that highbrow historians have contributed to the historical past of technological know-how and drugs, literary reports, artwork background and the background of political thought

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Burrow, 1969: xlii) For Burrow, there was still enough truth in historicism to allow one to study it in terms its own architects would have recognised. What Burrow recognised in ­historicism is essential, and should constantly be kept in sight by its critics: ‘It was the historian, and he alone, who could discern the hand of God in unique historical configurations of events and forces. ’ (Burrow, 2007: 460) It is a lapidary formulation, and it makes sense of the fact that the first historians to make use of its insights in England were all Anglican clergy, the men Duncan Forbes described in 1952, in a pioneering study, as the ‘Liberal Anglican historians’ (Forbes, 1952).

Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 20 brian young thought than practitioners of either party might once have cared to admit. Although not unique to British academic life, this preoccupation with the category of the political is notable; what is lacking, in contrast with continental Europe, is a concern with the study that is fundamental to critical historical reflection: the history of historiography. And this is a subject that is fundamentally German in origin and practice. It also frequently overlaps with an allied subject of historical enquiry to which some students of the history of political thought – and of constitutional history – have often been peculiarly allergic: religion.

The result was devastating. He lamented the presence in German history of demonic power (‘der Dämonie der Macht’), and the creation of an amoral passion for war (‘amoralischer Kampfleidenschaft’); likewise, he regretted the desire for hegemonic power (‘die Hegemonialmacht’). In a contrast with British patterns of warfare and imperialism, he excoriated the tradition of a Prussian power‐state (‘Die Tradition des preuβischen Machstaates’). A society prepared for war was the end result of all of these tendencies, and Dehio emphasised its growth from the end of the Napoleonic wars into the world wars of the twentieth century; he also diagnosed the relationship between National Socialism and Bolshevism that would come to characterise much of the rhetoric of the early period of the Cold War (and which later German students of twentieth‐century history would deploy in the war between historians – the Historikerstreit – that broke out between conservative and social democratic historians in Germany in the 1980s) (Brodkorb, 2011).

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