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By Richard Whatmore, Brian Young

A better half to highbrow History presents an in-depth survey of the perform of highbrow historical past as a self-discipline. 40 newly-commissioned chapters exhibit major worldwide examine with vast assurance of each element of highbrow background because it is at the moment practiced. 

  • Presents an in-depth survey of modern study and perform of highbrow history
  • Written in a transparent and obtainable demeanour, designed for a global audience
  • Surveys a few of the methodologies that experience arisen and the most historiographical debates that situation highbrow historians
  • Pays exact realization to modern controversies, offering readers with the most up-tp-date evaluate of the field
  • Demonstrates the ways that highbrow historians have contributed to the historical past of technological know-how and medication, literary stories, artwork background and the historical past of political thought

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But equally important was the work of a pious and provincial citizen of Osnabrück, Justus Möser, whose simultaneously provincial and cosmopolitan discovery it was to locate in the particular the universal – identified in and exemplified by the traditional way of life of Osnabrück – a model for historical enquiry both on the local and the national level; it was Ranke who would develop this insight into a key for understanding the European world‐­ systems, and who would come to see in the history of diplomacy the ways of God for humanity.

As universities become ever more central and important features of contemporary societies, the role that intellectual history plays in illuminating the dynamics and ramifications of the organisation of knowledge seems likely to expand correspondingly. Conclusion If, in conclusion, I were to permit myself three wishes for the future of intellectual history, I think they would be these. First, I would hope that a wider range of intellectual historians might become more attentive to, and properly value, what I have characterised as the ‘literary’ or ‘formal’ properties of the texts they discuss, not just their propositional content.

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