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This important handbook brings together in one volume discussions of the role of modernity, empiricism, realism, post-modernity and deconstruction in the historian’s craft. Chapters are written by leading writers from around the world and cover a wide spread of historical sub-disciplines, such as social history, intellectual history, narrative, gender, memory, psycho-analysis and cultural studies, taking in, along the way, the work of thinkers such as Paul Ricouer, Michel Foucault and Hayden White. The Sage Handbook of Historical Theory is an essential resource for practicing historians, and students of history, and will appeal to scholars in related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities who seek a closer understanding of the theoretical foundations of history.

Historical Experience beyond the Linguistic Turn
Historical experience beyond the linguistic turn
FrankAnkersmit
Introduction

Three stages can be discerned in the philosophy of history since World War I. The first stage gave us the discussion of the covering law model as initially defined by C.G. Hempel in his famous essay of 1942. The second stage was hermeneutics. It was ...

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