Developments in Modern Historiography

  • Henry Kozicki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Contemporary Historiography: Some Kicks in the Old Coffin

  3. Object and Subject in History

  4. Sources, Resources, and Explanations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-197

About this book


Collections of essays surveying the historical discipline at the end of the 1970s heralded the new approached being developed, approaches that promised a rich diversity and cosmopolitan pluralism in the face of the uncertainty of historical reality. The essayists in this successor volume, surveying the work of the 1980s, finds that these new approaches have not brought satisfactory results, and argues that traditional practices, reassessed and properly understood, constitute the true scientific grounding of the discipline. Objective reality is obtainable, the historian's subjectivity can be understood rationally, historical sources and causal strategies can be managed objectively. In brief, a truthful account of the past is possible, but it must be both objective and subjective.


dialectic historiography history

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry Kozicki
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University-Purdue UniversityUSA

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