By Eckhardt Fuchs,Benedikt Stuchtey

This cutting edge paintings bargains the 1st finished transcultural background of historiography. The members go beyond a Eurocentric process not just when it comes to the person historiographies they determine, but in addition within the methodologies they use for comparative research. relocating past the normal nationwide concentration of historiography, the ebook deals a certainly comparative attention of the commonalities and changes in writing heritage. Distinguishing between specified cultural identities, the participants ponder the methods and technique of highbrow transfers and determine the energy of neighborhood historiographical traditions as they're challenged from open air. The essays discover the query of the application and the bounds of conceptions of modernism that observe Western theories of improvement to non-Western cultures. caution opposed to the dominant tendency in contemporary historiographies of non-Western societies to outline those predominantly relating to Western suggestion, the authors...

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In historicizing Japanese and Chinese responses to the “world-system model,” Wang raises the issues of cultural hegemony, universalism, and the construction of Asia in historiography. Finally, in chapter 13 Jörn Rüsen discusses the problem of intercultural communication and cooperation between historians and the aforementioned attempts to establish a theoretical foundation for intercultural comparison. 61 The practice of using European historiography as a reference point is hardly a renunciation of Eurocentrism if the questions asked by non-European historiography are European questions, and if the chronological concepts are based on modern European history.

Non-European history, therefore, became the domain of other disciplines, from folklore and ethnology to archeology and American studies. Oriental studies would soon dominate. 17 The ethnocentric perspective of modern European historiography also applies to the history of historiography. 18 The focus has been on the development of historicism (Historismus), under which the study of history in Germany was “scientized” over the course of the nineteenth century. For all their different interpretations, German historians of historiography have in common an approach to historicism that analyzes it from a purely German perspective while emphasizing its universality and its leading role in the institutionalization and professionalization of nineteenth-century historical science.

A critical overview can be found in Irmline Veit-Brause, “Eine Disziplin rekonstruiert ihre Geschichte: Geschichte der Geschichtswissenschaft in den 90er Jahren (I),” Neue Politische Literatur 43 (1998): 36–66. 19 See Ulrich Muhlack, Geschichtswissenschaft im Humanismus und in der Aufklärung: Die Vorgeschichte des Historismus (Munich: 1991), 10. 20 Peter Schöttler, “Das ‘Annales-Paradigma’ und die deutsche Historiogra-phie (1929–1939): Ein deutsch-französischer Wissenschaftstranser,” in Nationale Grenzen und internationaler Austausch.

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