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Појмовна историја – извори, теорија и критике
Conceptual History – Sources, Theory and Criticism

Author(s): Todor Kuljić
Subject(s): Comparative history, History of ideas
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: conceptual history; concept; discourse; Reinhart Koselleck; reflective historicism

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents the idea sources, theory and criticism of conceptual history. Special attention is paid to its founder, German historian, Reinhart Koselleck. The paper discusses his thesis that pluralist history should be written from the viewpoint which is also plural and his reflective historicism close to constructivism and relativism. This paper also deals with criticisms of Koselleck. Despite these criticisms, conceptual history, as a scientific discipline, has inspired a linguistic shift in historical research, and emphasized the importance of hermeneutic research of meaning. Finally, it has efficiently summarized the past, and more or less reliably reduced the complexity of the past events.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 177-207
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Serbian