By Richard Whatmore, Brian Young
A significant other to highbrow History offers an in-depth survey of the perform of highbrow background as a self-discipline. 40 newly-commissioned chapters show off major international learn with vast assurance of each point of highbrow historical past because it is at present practiced.
- Presents an in-depth survey of modern study and perform of highbrow history
- Written in a transparent and obtainable demeanour, designed for a world audience
- Surveys a number of the methodologies that experience arisen and the most historiographical debates that challenge highbrow historians
- Pays precise consciousness to modern controversies, delivering readers with the most up-tp-date review of the field
- Demonstrates the ways that highbrow historians have contributed to the heritage of technology and medication, literary stories, artwork historical past and the background of political thought
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All this, it will be evident, stays in what Empson termed the ‘shrubbery,’ but concentration on larger, more abstract, methodological issues may have led to a neglect or under‐estimation of just how much historical insight and intellectual cogency may be involved in the deft, apposite deployment of the rich vocabulary of everyday characterising. Two of the intellectual historians whom I most admire have spoken of their work as a form of ‘eavesdropping’ on the conversations of the past (Burrow, 1987; Winch, 1996: 28).
London: Fisher Unwin. Willey, Basil. 1934, The Seventeenth‐Century Background: Studies in the Thought of the Age in Relation to Poetry and Religion. London: Chatto. Willey, Basil. 1940, The Eighteenth‐Century Background: Studies on the Idea of ‘Nature’ in the Thought of the Period. London: Chatto. Winch, Donald. 1996, Riches and Poverty: An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain 1750–1834. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter Two Intellectual History and Historismus in Post‐War England1 Brian Young Introduction: The history of political thought and the history of historiography When the history of the study of intellectual history in post‐war Britain comes to be written, some explanation will have to be given for the dominance of the history of political thought in such activity.
To these men, Britain was free of political extremism precisely because its political culture was supposedly inimical to theorising. This was what made its political culture singularly attractive to them. Critical of such conservative constitutional history as Skinner and his colleagues in Cambridge were, they were (and are) not exactly polar opposites of their opponents: after all, both groups of scholars were (and are) preoccupied by the historical study of politics, whether practical and/or theoretical in experience and nature.
A companion to intellectual history by Richard Whatmore, Brian Young