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Die narrativen Modelle der Geschichtsschreibung in den Theorien von Hayden White und ihre Kritik

Author(s): Anna Warakomska
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Hayden White; historiography; narratives; construction; cultural studies

Summary/Abstract: Hayden White takes the position that our knowledge of reality is not pure, but it has got a narrative character, which depends on the language. Also humanities, which in opposition to the natural sciences has been defined as verstehende (understanding ones) are in his opinion the subject to this rule. White tries to show his theories on the example of historical science, and strictly speaking on the example of historiography, which he sees as unconditionally narrative. His approach seems to be interesting for experts in German culture and society especially because he examines significant works of German historians and skillfully explains German culture and also because with his theories he opens the new paradigms of research and application areas. In the following text the author recalls White’s theories and their critique, hoping for reflection in a wide circle of participants.

  • Issue Year: 3/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-101
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: German