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So a long way histories of historiography have centred virtually completely at the West. this is often the 1st publication to supply a heritage of recent historiography from an international standpoint.

Tracing the transformation of old writings over the last and part centuries, the publication portrays the transformation of historic writings below the impression of professionalization, which served as a version not just for Western but additionally for far of non-Western old reports. while it seriously examines the reactions in post-modern and post-colonial inspiration to tested conceptions of medical historiography.

A major subject of the publication is how historians within the non-Western international not just followed or tailored Western rules, but additionally explored varied methods rooted of their personal cultures.

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14 Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton, NJ, 2000). 15 Benjamin A. Elman, From Philosophy to Philology: Intellectual and Social Aspects of Change in Late Imperial China (Cambridge, MA, 1984). qxd 18 1/7/08 10:58 AM Page 18 A GLOBAL HISTORY OF MODERN HISTORIOGRAPHY 16 On-Cho Ng (1953–) stresses the East–West differences in his ‘The Epochal Concept of “Early Modernity” and the Intellectual History of Late Imperial China’, Journal of World History, 14 (2003), 37–61.

The kingdoms of the Congo and Angola, relying for the latter in large part on traveller’s reports. There is generally no attempt to proclaim the superiority of European civilization. An exception is the chapter on European colonization in which the author ascribes a civilizing function to commercial activities. 34 One of the most outspoken critics was Schlözer, who criticized not only its insufficient adherence to scholarly standards, but even more its lack of an overall conception of historical development.

This age is often identified as the Enlightenment,9 although we have to be aware that the Enlightenment includes very different, often conflicting outlooks, and that the eighteenth century is not only marked by a widely shared belief in science, but also by religious movements, such as Pietism, Methodism, Hasidism, Quietism and Jansenism, and by the early stirrings of Romanticism. 10 We shall restrict ourselves here to the Francophone and German-speaking countries and to Great Britain and Italy, although the intellectual developments in other parts of Europe, Latin America and the British colonies in North America are similar.

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