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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

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(p.324) Chapter 16 German Historical Writing from the Reformation to the Enlightenment
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Markus Völkel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0017

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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