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Man-is-good
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11/3/2012 11:31:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I have heard of a brief discussion on "metahistory," and may be concerned with more or less the microscopic particulars of history--scenarios, surveys of time periods, characterizations, etc than to discuss a general framework that seems to be included in such an overview.

Anyone care for a general introduction, as well as an ennumeration of the schools of historical thought that comprise "metahistory"?
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11/3/2012 11:58:54 PM
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If I am to understand metahistory as essentially historical theory and the interpretation of history, then I would like to see this introduction you've offered up. I've read quite a bit of the Houses of History, but not finished it quite yet.
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11/3/2012 11:59:57 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/3/2012 11:58:54 PM, Logic_on_rails wrote:
If I am to understand metahistory as essentially historical theory and the interpretation of history, then I would like to see this introduction you've offered up. I've read quite a bit of the Houses of History, but not finished it quite yet.

Houses of History?
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11/4/2012 12:03:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/3/2012 11:59:57 PM, Man-is-good wrote:

Houses of History?

From : http://books.google.com.au...

The only history and theory textbook to include accessible extracts from a wide range of historical writing. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the theorists who have most inflenced twentieth-century historians...

That ought to clear things up. The name, so far as I can tell, is figurative. A 'House' is merely a school of thought.
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11/25/2012 3:29:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/3/2012 11:31:40 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
I have heard of a brief discussion on "metahistory," and may be concerned with more or less the microscopic particulars of history--scenarios, surveys of time periods, characterizations, etc than to discuss a general framework that seems to be included in such an overview.

Anyone care for a general introduction, as well as an ennumeration of the schools of historical thought that comprise "metahistory"?