Analysing Historical Narratives: On Academic, Popular and Educational Framings of the Past (Making Sense of History #40) (Hardcover)

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By Stefan Berger (Editor), Nicola Brauch (Editor), Chris Lorenz (Editor)
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781800730465
ISBN-10: 1800730462
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: May 14th, 2021
Pages: 366
Language: English
Series: Making Sense of History