Global history of modern historiography georg g iggers and q edward wang it is no longer adequate to tell the story of the history of historical writing as if it were exclusively the creation of the west this new book is an excellent contribution towards globalizing our understanding of the development of modern historical writing. Offering a history of modern historiography from a global perspective this study traces the transformation of historical writings over the past two and half centuries and describes the processes by which history went from being a form of rhetoric to the scientific pursuit of knowledge we know today. So far histories of historiography have concentrated almost exclusively on the west this is the first book to offer a history of modern historiography from a global perspective tracing the transformation of historical writings over the past two and half centuries the book portrays the transformation of historical writings under the effect of professionalization which served as a model not . This book deals with the transformations of historical writing in the world from the late eighteenth century until about 2007 its main argument is that the history of historiography should no longer be studied with a focus on the west and on different nation states but from a global and comparative perspective. The first book on historiography to adopt a global and comparative perspective on the topic a global history of modern historiography looks not just at developments in the west but also at the other great historiographical traditions in asia the middle east and elsewhere around the world over the course of the past two and a half centuries
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