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The Oxford History of Historical WritingVolume 3: 1400-1800$
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José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199219179

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001

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German Historical Writing from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

German Historical Writing from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

(p.324) Chapter 16 German Historical Writing from the Reformation to the Enlightenment
The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Markus Völkel

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines historical writing in Germany from 1400–1800. It discusses the structure and outlines of historical consciousness; German humanism; the emergence of a twofold Protestant paradigm; the increase in historiographical productions of all sorts, sacred as well as profane, in the period following the Augsburg Religious Peace; the impact of the Thirty Year War on the writing of history; and historical writing within the German-speaking territories in the second half of the eighteenth century.

Keywords:   Germany, historical writing, historiography, humanism, historical consciousness, Thirty Year War

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