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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The discovery of economic dynamics I briesach very, very little when I began the Historiography course, but I learned much from the professor and the text.

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So far it’s great. The author keeps his breiisach 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. The Loss of Focus 3. But for insight into the assumptions made by the great historians and how that insight helps us understand and evaluate them, it was superb.

His assessment of history definitely was enlightening and did not renst things to simplicity but rather revealed the complexity of history. Books by Ernst Breisach. Want to Read saving….


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

Lists with This Book. My only regret is that the title should be “Western” Historiography. Who writes history and what they believe is as important or more important than what they write.

Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this updated second edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with sections on such current topics as postmodernism, deconstructionism, black history, women’s history, microhistory, Historikerstreitthe linguistic turn, and more.

Reminds me how little I understand about Post-Modernist theories. Jul 14, Meg Perry rated it really liked it. Therefore, the influences of our history shape and form our present lives which inadvertently shapes the way we then look back and assess our historical narratives; almost a circular motion.

Skip to content Skip to search. The historiographical mastery of new peoples, states, and dynasties 9. 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.

This inevitably brings history to a new understanding of making it an art, a skill, and something that demands our patience, respect and consideration. These 10 locations in All: However, as I had stated before this book is still indispensable for anyone who needs or wants to know anything about historiography.

Historiography’s adjustment to accelerating change None of your libraries hold this item. Triumph and a Latin Response 5. Seeing as it was a required read for one of my Graduate classes, the “enjoyability” factor wasn’t there most of the time.


The present and aspirations of the future reversely form our lens in which we view the past. An interesting discussion of why history gets written the way it does. The one thing we all have in common is that there is no one thing we a A massive survey which attempts to explain the history of how history gets written.

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Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern

Separate different tags with a comma. Historiography at the new turn of centuries.

Sep 11, Stephanie Aylworth rated it liked it. Relatively readable to the average reader, which is kind brelsach nice to not have to deal with too much academic jargon.

Essential text on the history of history. The one thing we all have in common is that there is no one thing we all have in common. Available via World Wide Web. Historians nistoriogrfia the ideal of the Christian commonwealth

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