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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First with stone, then with metal, now with heat. I believe all history students should read this and study it as I have been forced to do this semester in my graduate class. Essential text on the history of history. 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.

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Historiography: ancient, medieval, & modern

I would recommend it to history students as it can help frame a text within its historiographical context, but do not attempt to read it from cover to cover as you will emerge a bewildered and aged individual. Paneconomic History Economic History after Marx We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.

Historians as interpreters of progress and nation histoeiogrfia History is seen as both science and art, and the historians own cultural, emotional, political and religious predispositions are important considerations in understanding how, what, and why certain facts, details and variations appear in various historical accounts.


Catholic Institute of Sydney. But for insight into the assumptions made by the great historians and how that insight helps us understand and evaluate them, it was superb. One must keep in mind that the historical author was also impacted by the past, present and future hopes just as the reader of the present is.

For example, the events of the past have been and will continue to impact our view of beeisach present. University of Chicago Press, []. State Library of Queensland. My only regret is historiogrfja the title should be “Western” Historiography.

Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern

Relatively readable to the average reader, which is kind of nice to not have to deal with too hisgoriogrfia academic jargon. It also renews the interest for a narrative of history for me. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Once this has been assessed, the other dimension is that of assessing the presuppositions of the original author and the cultural context of the time in which the material was written.

A valuable text in my undergraduate classes, written in an often taxing style. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The emergence of Greek historiography 3.

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His assessment of history definitely was enlightening and did not drive things to simplicity but rather revealed the complexity of history. Sep 11, Stephanie Aylworth rated it liked it. Breisach wrote in a beisach, comprehensive manner beginning with the history of Homer’s writings through Post-modernism. Return to Book Page.


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This briesach a very important reference work. Talk about a hard textbook! This book is a valuable resource to history, or better yet the history of history, but while certain sections I found fascinating, other sections seemed to drone on forever historiogrfla a void of monotony.

Breisach writes an interesting Historiography book. Krijn Pansters rated it really liked it Aug 31, Australian National University Library. Jan 12, Julia rated it really liked it Shelves: Thus the past, present and future are all consequently linked together.

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Our historical narratives can inspire us in the present and they many times form our hopes about the future.