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Title Western historical thinking : an intercultural debate / edited by Jörn Rüsen
Published New York : Berghahn Books, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages)
Series Making sense of history
Making sense of history
Contents Introduction : historical thinking as intercultural discourse / Jörn Rüsen -- Western historical thinking in a global perspective -- 10 theses / Peter Burke -- Perspectives in historical anthropology / Klaus E. Müller -- Searching for common principles : a plea and some remarks on the Islamic tradition / Tarif Khalidi -- The coherence of the West / Aziz Al-Azmeh -- Toward an archaeology of historical thinking / François Hartog -- Trauma and suffering : a forgotten source of western historical consciousness / Frank R. Ankersmit -- Western deep culture and western historical thinking / Johan Galtung -- What is uniquely western about the historiography of the west in contrast to that of China? / Georg G. Iggers -- The westernization of world history / Hayden White -- Western historical thinking from an Arabian perspective / Sadik J. Al-Azm -- Cognitive historiography and normative historiography / Masayuki Sato -- Western uniqueness? Some counterarguments from an African perspective / Godfrey Muriuki -- Programs for historians : a western perspective / Mamadou Diawara -- Reflections on Chinese historical thinking / Ying-shih Yü -- Must history follow rational patterns of interpretation? Critical questions from a Chinese perspective / Thomas H.C. Lee -- Some reflections on early Indian historical thinking / Romila Thapar
Summary "What is history - a question historians have been asking themselves time and again. Does "history" as an academic discipline, as it has evolved in the West over the centuries, represent a specific mode of historical thinking that can be defined in contrast to other forms of historical consciousness? In this volume, Peter Burke, a prominent "Western" historian, offers ten hypotheses that attempt to constitute specifically "Western Historical Thinking." Scholars from Asia and Africa comment on his position in the light of their own ideas of the sense and meaning of historical thinking. The volume is rounded off by Peter Burke's comments on the questions and issues raised by the authors and his suggestions for the way forward towards a common ground for intercultural communication."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Chiefly written by members of the Forschungsgruppe Historische Sinnbildung, Universität Bielefeld
Based in part on Westliches Geschichtsdenken (1999)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject History -- Philosophy.
Civilization, Western.
History -- Methodology.
Civilization -- Historiography.
Civilization, Western.
History -- Methodology.
History -- Philosophy.
Interculturele communicatie.
Africa -- Civilization -- Historiography
Asia -- Civilization -- Historiography
Westliche Welt
Form Electronic book
Author Rüsen, Jörn, editor
Universität Bielefeld. Forschungsgruppe Historische Sinnbildung
ISBN 9781782389835
OTHER TI Westliches Geschichtsdenken