Klára Jirková, Aleš Čermák (eds.): Formování historie. Interpretace dějin z pohledu různých států (2012) [Czech]

1 December 2015, dusan

A comparative survey of how the events of Second World War are interpreted in history textbooks from nine countries today.

“Kniha se zabývá interpretací dějin z pohledu různých států. Je vytvořena jako obraz jedné a té samé události – druhé světové války. Vedle sebe se potkávají přeložené části textu z učebnic dějepisu devíti různých zemí světa. Důležitým motivem této knihy je možnost porovnávání faktů, které se za normálních okolností nemají či spíše ani nemohou setkat.”

Publisher Academy of Fine Arts & Ausdruck Books, Prague, 2012
ISBN 9788087108376
333 pages

Publisher (Ausdruck)
Publisher (AVU)


Rens Bod, Jaap Maat, Thijs Weststeijn (eds.): The Making of the Humanities, Vols. 1–2 (2010–12)

9 September 2013, dusan

The Making of the Humanities is the first step towards the development of a comparative history of the humanities. Specialists in philology, musicology, art history, linguistics, literary theory, and other disciplines highlight the intertwining of the various fields and their impact on the sciences.

The first volume in the series focuses on the early modern period. Different perspectives reveal how the humanities developed from the ‘liberal arts’, via the curriculum of humanistic schools, to modern disciplines. The authors show in particular how discoveries in the humanities contributed to a secular world view, pointing up connections with the scientific revolution. The main themes are: the humanities versus the sciences; the visual arts as liberal arts; humanism and heresy; language and poetics; linguists and logicians; philology and philosophy; the history of history. Contributions come from a selection of internationally renowned European and American scholars, including Floris Cohen, David Cram, and Ingrid Rowland. The book offers a wealth of insights for specialists, students, and those interested in the humanities in a broad sense.

The second volume investigates the changes in subject, method and institutional context of the humanistic disciplines around 1800, offering a wealth of insights for specialists and students alike. Point of departure is the pivotal question whether there was a paradigm shift in the humanities around 1800 or whether these changes were part of a much longer process. The authors provide an overarching perspective including philology, musicology, art history, linguistics, historiography, philosophy and literary theory. They also make clear that the influence from the East, from the Ottoman Empire to China, was crucial for the development of the European humanistic disciplines.”

Publisher Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam
Open Access
ISBN 9789089642691 & 9789089644558
400 & 432 pages

Review (Sandrine Maufroy, H-Net Reviews, 2011, of Vol 1)
Review (Anja-Silva Goeing, Renaissance Quarterly, 2012, of Vol 1)
Review (Charles G. Nauert, Intellectual History Review, 2012, of Vol 1)

Conference: 2008, 2010.
Publisher: Vol. I, Vol. II.
OAPEN: Vol. I, Vol. II.

Volume I – Early Modern Europe
Volume II – From Early Modern to Modern Disciplines
Volume III

Hayden White: Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (1973)

5 September 2012, dusan

In White’s view, beyond the surface level of the historical text, there is a deep structural, or latent, content that is generally poetic and specifically linguistic in nature. This deeper content – the metahistorical element – indicates what an “appropriate” historical explanation should be.

Publisher The John Hopkins University Press, 1973
Johns Hopkins Paperbacks edition, 1975
ISBN 0801817617, 9780801817618
464 pages

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