Analysing Historical Narratives: On Academic, Popular and Educational Framings of the Past (Making Sense of History #40) (Hardcover)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 40 in the Making Sense of History series.
- #11: Narrating the Nation: Representations in History, Media and the Arts (Making Sense of History #11) (Hardcover): $135.00
- #33: History and Belonging: Representations of the Past in Contemporary European Politics (Making Sense of History #33) (Hardcover): $135.00
- #37: The Engaged Historian: Perspectives on the Intersections of Politics, Activism and the Historical Profession (Making Sense of History #37) (Hardcover): $135.00
- #38: Constructing Industrial Pasts: Heritage, Historical Culture and Identity in Regions Undergoing Structural Economic Transformation (Making Sense of History #38) (Hardcover): $135.00
For all of the recent debates over the methods and theoretical underpinnings of the historical profession, scholars and laypeople alike still frequently think of history in terms of storytelling. Accordingly, historians and theorists have devoted much attention to how historical narratives work, illuminating the ways they can bind together events, shape an argument and lend support to ideology. From ancient Greece to modern-day bestsellers, the studies gathered here offer a wide-ranging analysis of the textual strategies used by historians. They show how in spite of the pursuit of truth and objectivity, the ways in which historians tell their stories are inevitably conditioned by their discursive contexts.
About the Author
Chris Lorenz is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of History at VU University of Amsterdam and International Research Associate at the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr University Bochum since 2016.