Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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Since its initial publication in 1973, Hayden White's Metahistory has remained an essential book for understanding the nature of historical writing. In this classic work, White argues that a deep structural content lies beyond the surface level of historical texts. This latent poetic and linguistic content - which White dubs the "metahistorical element" - essentially serves as a paradigm for what an "appropriate" historical explanation should be. To support his thesis, White analyzes the complex writing styles of historians ...

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Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe
2014, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9781421415604

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Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe
1975, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

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Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe
1973, Johns Hopkins University Press

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