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Leopold Von Ranke

Leopold Von Ranke

Author: Andreas D Boldt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351042727

Category: History

Page: 380

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Leopold von Ranke endeavoured to understand political order within its own historical context. To understand the nature of historical phenomena, such as an institution or an idea, one had to consider its historical development and the changes it underwent over a period of time. Historical epochs, Ranke argued, should not be judged according to predetermined contemporary values or ideas. Rather, they had to be understood on their own terms by empirically establishing history ‘as things really were.’ Ranke’s influence on History as a modern discipline is thus evident, and this is the first volume in English to chart his life and works for a hundred years.

Leopold Von Ranke and the Shaping of the Historical Discipline

Leopold Von Ranke and the Shaping of the Historical Discipline

Author: Georg G. Iggers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015513966

Category: History

Page: 256

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Ranke (1795-1886) championed objective writing based on source material and established the study of history as a major university discipline. These essays, presented in October 1986 at a conference held to mark the centennial of his death, place the German historian in the context of the developing discipline and introduce important issues and problems in European historiography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR