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The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Axel Schneider and Daniel Woolf


The fifth volume of this series offers chapters on the writing of history globally since 1945. Divided into two parts, part one selects and surveys theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to history, and part two examines select national and regional historiographies throughout the world. It aims at once to provide an authoritative survey of the field and to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is chronologically the last of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past across the globe from the beginning of writing to the present day.

Keywords: writing of history, theoretical approaches, interdisciplinary approaches, national historiography, regional historiography, cross-cultural comparison

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199225996
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199225996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Axel Schneider, editor
Professor of Modern China Studies, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany

Daniel Woolf, editor
Professor of History, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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Editors’ Introduction

Axel Schneider and Daniel Woolf

Chapter 5 World History

Jürgen Osterhammel

Chapter 22 Mexican Historical Writing

Guillermo Zermeño Padilla

Chapter 30 Chinese Historical Writing since 1949

Susanne Weigelin‐Schwiedrzik

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