P P Historiography One

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P P Historiography One

  1. 1. Introduction to Historiography Lecture One: Why Study Historiography? Glen O’Hara Senior Lecturer in Modern History
  2. 2. <ul><li>‘ Historiography is the written record of what is known of human lives and societies in the past and how historians have attempted to understand them’. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>‘ [The] History of history. The writing of history based on the critical examination of sources; a narrative that will stand the test of critical methods’. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>‘ Historiography is writing about rather than of history. Historiography is a meta-level analysis of descriptions of the past. The analysis usually focuses on the narrative, interpretations, worldview, use of evidence, or method of presentation of other historians’. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Karl Marx </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Frederick Jackson Turner </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Daniel Boorstin </li></ul>
  9. 10. Conclusions <ul><li>1. What is historiography? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Can’t we just look at ‘the facts’? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Brookes historians and the ‘many houses of history’ </li></ul><ul><li>4. The ‘houses of history’: other types of history to bear in mind </li></ul>

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