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Gertrude Himmelfarb
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978-0674013841
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Belknap Press; Revised edition (May 30, 2004)
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Gertrude Himmelfarb, also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian. She has been a leader and conservative interpretations of history and historiography.

Gertrude Himmelfarb, also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian. She has written extensively on intellectual history, with a focus on Britain and the Victorian era, as well as on contemporary society and culture. Himmelfarb was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Bertha (née Lerner) an Gertrude Himmelfarb, also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian.

Her book, The New History and the Old (published in 1987 and revised and expanded in 2004), is a. .Himmelfarb criticized .

Her book, The New History and the Old (published in 1987 and revised and expanded in 2004), is a critique of the varieties of "new history" that have sought to displace the ol. Taylor for seeking to "demoralize" history in his 1961 book The Origins of the Second World War, and for refusing to recognize "moral facts" about interwar Europe. Himmelfarb maintained that Taylor was wrong to treat Adolf Hitler as a "normal" German leader playing by the traditional rules of diplomacy in The Origins of the Second World War

Himmelfarb writes as a defender of the old history, which stresses politics as the core of the discipline

Himmelfarb writes as a defender of the old history, which stresses politics as the core of the discipline. To her the actions of great men, and the ideas of the great thinkers who influenced them, lie at the center of historical study. By contrast, the new history, her principal target in the book, shifts attention elsewhere. Social structures and class assume prime importance.

In examining the effects of postmodernism, the illusions of cosmopolitanism, A. J. P. Taylor and revisionism, and Francis Fukuyama’s end of history, Himmelfarb enriches her illuminating exploration of the myriad ways-new and old-in which historians make sense of the past.

Gertrude Himmelfarb: A Historian Considers Heroes and Their Historians. Reappraisals in Overseas History : Essays on Post-War Historiography about European Expansion. Lewis S. Feuer - 1993 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 23 (1):5-25. On Liberty and Liberalism: The Case of John Stuart Mill By Gertrude Himmelfarb London: Martin Secker and Warburg Ltd, 1974, 345 P. £. 0. Gertrude Himmelfarb - 1974 - Distributed to the Trade by National Book Network. Wojna kultur w Ameryce i na świecie. Basil Davidson - 1983 - Revue Belge de Philologie Et D’Histoire 61 (2):531-532. Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices.

Analyzes the social, psychoanalytic, quantitative, Marxist, and neo-Marxist styles of writing history and examines the impact of these on the view of the past.

Her book The New History and the Old (published in 1987 and revised . Gertrude Himmelfarb (2004). The New History and the Old: Critical Essays and Reappraisals. Harvard University Press.

Her book The New History and the Old (published in 1987 and revised and expanded in 2004) is a critique of the varieties of "new history" that have sought to displace the ol.

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For this updated edition of her acclaimed work on historians and the writing of history, Gertrude Himmelfarb adds four insightful and provocative essays dealing with changes in the discipline over the past twenty years.

In examining the effects of postmodernism, the illusions of cosmopolitanism, A. J. P. Taylor and revisionism, and Francis Fukuyama's "end of history," Himmelfarb enriches her illuminating exploration of the myriad ways--new and old--in which historians make sense of the past.

  • The simple act of stating a thesis and providing evidence to support the thesis has gone astray. Author motive and author bias and sometimes author ignorance undermine the New History. The smallest of fact, a string of semi-related facts, a collection of well-know semi-truths and can drive acclaim. Evidence and interpretation take a back seat to feelings and guesses. Himmelfarb applies pressure to these poorly constructed theses to shine the light on their (significant) blunders.

    Confirmation bias, theory tenacity, and just plain personal agenda are rampant. The task of selecting and honing a thesis, curating appropriate facts, and presenting evidence, both pro and con, appears to be lost on the new historian.

    Himmelfarb proves that it is often a long fall from Master to Disciple to Epigones and cautions the reader to take up the burden of critical reading.

    A similar exercise to evaluate and criticize the current media (social or otherwise) would prove interesting.

  • For anyone seriously interested in an appraisal of how the subject of history is open to various interpretations, this is a must read. I applaud Gertrude Himmelfarb for bringing her insights on the methodology of conducting history to the public. This is an important work.