Slobodan Jovanović’s Historiography and Methodology Cover Image

Слободан Јовановић – историографија и методологија
Slobodan Jovanović’s Historiography and Methodology

Author(s): Boris Z. Milosavljević
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: historiography; methodology; prejudices; Enlightenment; historical sociology; hermeneutics; objectivism

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with Slobodan Jovanović’s (1869–1958) historiography and theory of historiography. He analyses the prejudices of the epoch, prejudices of different national historiographies, as well as personal and political prejudices of historians. Jovanović’s study on the French Revolution precedes French critical studies of the French Revolution (Furet). Jovanović stresses the importance of the history of English constitutional law (Dicey). Since Britain has two historical political parties, history is inseparable from politics, and vice versa. It influences the objectivity of English historians (e.g. “Whig” interpretation of history). The paper deals with Jovanović’s critique of Marxism and Marxian historiography. According to Jovanović, the Marxian division of society into two classes and economic monism are untenable oversimplifications. There are similarities between Jovanović’s history writing and the style of historiography of the Annales School.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 157-184
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Serbian