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The Resource Modernizing England's past : English historiography in the age of modernism, 1870-1970, Michael Bentley

Modernizing England's past : English historiography in the age of modernism, 1870-1970, Michael Bentley

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Modernizing England's past : English historiography in the age of modernism, 1870-1970
Title
Modernizing England's past
Title remainder
English historiography in the age of modernism, 1870-1970
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bentley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What came before 'postmodernism' in historical studies? By thinking through the assumptions, methods and cast of mind of English historians writing between about 1870 and 1970, Michael Bentley reveals the intellectual world of the modernists and offers the first full analysis of English historiography in this crucial period. Modernist historiography set itself the objective of going beyond the colourful narratives of 'whigs' and 'popularizers' in order to establish history as the queen of the humanities and as a rival to the sciences as a vehicle of knowledge. Professor Bentley does not follow those who deride modernism as 'positivist' or 'empiricist' but instead shows how it set in train brilliant new styles of investigation that transformed how historians understood the English past. But he shows how these strengths were eventually outweighed by inherent confusions and misapprehensions that threatened to kill the very subject that the modernists had intended to sustain.--Publisher description
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Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bentley, Michael
Dewey number
907.2042
Index
index present
LC call number
D13.5
LC item number
.E64 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wiles lectures for 2003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historiography
  • Historiography
  • Historiographie
  • Historiographie
  • HISTORY
  • Historiography
  • England
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Großbritannien
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Modernisme (cultuur)
  • Revisionisme (geschiedenis)
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Historiographie
  • Historiographie
  • 19e siècle
  • 20e siècle
  • Histoire
  • Historiographie
  • Angleterre
Label
Modernizing England's past : English historiography in the age of modernism, 1870-1970, Michael Bentley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude : after the Whigs -- Part I. The Whig legacy. Constitution and nation -- Church and state -- Empire and war -- Ghosts and intimations -- Part II. Modernist investments. New historians, new histories -- The new eighteenth century -- Ideological environments -- Modernist method -- Coda : after the modernists
Control code
252488608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280330759
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252488608
Label
Modernizing England's past : English historiography in the age of modernism, 1870-1970, Michael Bentley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude : after the Whigs -- Part I. The Whig legacy. Constitution and nation -- Church and state -- Empire and war -- Ghosts and intimations -- Part II. Modernist investments. New historians, new histories -- The new eighteenth century -- Ideological environments -- Modernist method -- Coda : after the modernists
Control code
252488608
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280330759
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252488608

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