Theories of History

In contrast to other disciplines in the Humanities and social sciences, history has a reputation of hardly being guided by theory, whilst historians have been showing an increased interest in "theorizing" history. However, historiography has a long tradition of theory building as well as adapting theories from other disciplines, such as Cultural or Literary Studies.

The book series "Theories of History" offers a platform to discuss theoretical musings from and about historiography, the history of historiography, as well as new theories, turns, and methods to approaching the past. "Theories of History" aims to pursue the conversation about how to write history and lead it into the 21st century.
In contrast to other disciplines in the Humanities and social sciences, history has a reputation of hardly being guided by theory, whilst historians have been showing an increased interest in... read more »
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Theories of History
In contrast to other disciplines in the Humanities and social sciences, history has a reputation of hardly being guided by theory, whilst historians have been showing an increased interest in "theorizing" history. However, historiography has a long tradition of theory building as well as adapting theories from other disciplines, such as Cultural or Literary Studies.

The book series "Theories of History" offers a platform to discuss theoretical musings from and about historiography, the history of historiography, as well as new theories, turns, and methods to approaching the past. "Theories of History" aims to pursue the conversation about how to write history and lead it into the 21st century.

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