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Stuart Macintyre, Juan Maiguashca, and Attila Pók

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199533091

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.001.0001

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‘Experiments in Modernization’

‘Experiments in Modernization’

Social and Economic History in Europe and the United States, 1880–19401

(p.97) Chapter 5 ‘Experiments in Modernization’
The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Lutz Raphael

Oxford University Press

This chapter affirms that in light of the master narratives of national history and the triumph of the new ‘scientific’ Rankean history of political events and institutions, the writing of social and economic history expanded steadily in the second half of the 19th century. This chapter further stresses that the study of social and economic themes was closely intertwined with the great debates about the general orientations of historiography, such as the debate over the ‘New History’ in the United States, argument provoked by Karl Lamprecht's proposals for a new direction in historiography in Germany, and controversies about the relationship between sociology and history in France.

Keywords:   national history, Rankean history, historiography, New History, Karl Lamprecht, sociology, history

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