By Eckhardt Fuchs,Benedikt Stuchtey
This cutting edge paintings bargains the 1st entire transcultural background of historiography. The participants go beyond a Eurocentric method not just when it comes to the person historiographies they determine, but additionally within the methodologies they use for comparative research. relocating past the normal nationwide concentration of historiography, the booklet bargains a certainly comparative attention of the commonalities and variations in writing heritage. Distinguishing between targeted cultural identities, the members give some thought to the methods and technique of highbrow transfers and check the power of neighborhood historiographical traditions as they're challenged from open air. The essays discover the query of the application and the bounds of conceptions of modernism that practice Western theories of improvement to non-Western cultures. caution opposed to the dominant tendency in fresh historiographies of non-Western societies to outline those predominantly on the subject of Western notion, the authors...
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Geburtstag, ed. Konrad H. Jarausch, Jörn Rüsen, and Hans Schleier (Hagen: 1991), 151–63. ” The annual German journal Saeculum, particularly the volumes for 1987, 1994, and 1995, should also be mentioned positively in this regard, as should the annual journal for non-European history, Periplus. 23 For general information, see Werner Meissner, China zwischen nationalem “Sonderweg” und universaler Modernisierung: Zur Rezeption westlichen Denkens in China (Munich: 1994). On historiography, see Q. D.
Only in Latin America, as Jochen Meissner shows in chapter 1, is the situation slightly different. Despite an overwhelming European tradition, the development of Spanish American historiography was characterized by its search for intellectual independence and identity as well. The comparatively early political independence and formation of autonomous republics there, beginning at the outset of the nineteenth century, laid the foundation for an original development of historical writing. 29 The chapters in Part I face the problem of how to compare the common-alties and differences of historical thinking in various cultural regions.
The invention of the “uncivilized wild land” justified its annexation by denying the rights of African natives. However, Stuchtey investigates the complex relationship of two White colonial communities—that of the Boer and that of the British—for the hegemonic historical interpretation and, eventually, for cultural domination in South Africa. In any case, he calls for a revision of the dichotomy between British and Boer as well as Black and Boer. Whereas some elements of the Afrikaner ideology and historiography entered British thinking and originally Irish intellectuals transmitted the historiographical and political dimensions of the idea of colonial nationalism, Boer historians made use of the common European background to construct a national identity, without producing or profiting from historiographical transfer.
Across Cultural Borders. Historiography in Global Perspective by Eckhardt Fuchs,Benedikt Stuchtey