The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalism

1st Edition

Rolf Torstendahl

Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 258 Pages
ISBN 9781138379404 - CAT# K398260
Series: Routledge Approaches to History


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This book examines the evolution of historical professionalism, with the development of an international community that shares a set of values regarding both methodological minimum demands and what constitutes new results. Historical professionalism is not a fixed set of skills, but a concept with varying import and meaning at different times depending on changing norms. Torstendahl covers the propagation of these different ideals and of new educational forms from the late 18th century to the present, from Ranke’s state-centrism to a historiography borne by social theories.

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