Historical Event, Narration, and the "Political" in "New Historiography" Cover Image

Povijesni događaj, naracija i "političko" u "novoj historiji" (Saopćenje o jednom nesustavnom razmatranju)
Historical Event, Narration, and the "Political" in "New Historiography"

Author(s): Miroslav Bertoša
Subject(s): Political history, Philosophy of History, Politics of History/Memory
Published by: Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Keywords: Historical Event; Narration; "Political"; "New Historiography":

Summary/Abstract: Roughly speaking, two autonomous currents can be distinguished in historical research today: traditional historiography which lays a stress on the dimension of temporality, and whose subject is the forming of nations; second, the new historiography that examines various social manifestations in a certain area and looks for long term economic and social structures. The new historiography avoids narration concerning events and protagonists. However, the difference between »narrative history« and the »history of problems« is in fact not so sharp and unbridgeable. Historical change is the result of »long duration«, and an event is only a manifestation of the change that it can speed up occasionally. A historian can neither neglect events nor can he reject narration. A global history cannot merely be reduced to a study of persisting structures. Historical events have to be evaluated according to their consequences.

  • Issue Year: XXIII/1986
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 107-118
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Croatian