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  • Time and Historyby Jörn Rüsen

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    This series aims at bridging the gap between historical theory and the study of historical memory as well as western and non-western concepts, for which this volume offers a particularly good example. It explores cultural differences in conceptualizing time and history in countries such as China, Japan, and India as well as pre-modern societies. more...

  • Meaning and Representation in Historyby Jörn Rüsen

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 34.95

    History has always been more than just the past. It involves a relationship between past and present, perceived, on the one hand, as a temporal chain of events and, on the other, symbolically as an interpretation that gives meaning to these events through varying cultural orientations, charging it with norms and values, hopes and fears. And it is... more...

  • Historyby Jörn Rüsen

    Berghahn Books 2005; US$ 29.95

    Without denying the importance of the postmodernist approach to the narrative form and rhetorical strategies of historiography, the author, one of Germany's most prominent cultural historians, argues here in favor of reason and methodical rationality in history. He presents a broad variety of aspects, factors and developments of historical thinking... more...

  • Western Historical Thinkingby Jörn Rüsen

    Berghahn Books 2002; US$ 29.95

    What is history – a question historians have been asking themselves time and again. Does "history" as an academic discipline, as it has evolved in the West over the centuries, represent a specific mode of historical thinking that can bedefined in contrast to other forms of historical consciousness? In this volume, Peter Burke, a prominent "Western"... more...

  • Evidence and Meaningby Jörn Rüsen

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    As one of the premier historical thinkers of his generation, Jörn Rüsen has made enormous contributions to the methods and theoretical framework of history as it is practiced today. In Evidence and Meaning , Rüsen surveys the seismic changes that have shaped the historical profession over the last half-century, while offering a clear, economical... more...

  • Dark Traces of the Pastby Jurgen Straub; Jorn Rusen

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    The relationship between historical studies and psychoanalysis remains an open debate that is full of tension, in both a positive and a negative sense. In particular, the following question has not been answered satisfactorily: what distinguishes a psychoanalytically oriented study of historical realities from a historical psychoanalysis? Skepticism... more...

  • Strukturen des Denkensby Günter Dux; Jörn Rüsen

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 21.85

    Wir haben in der Neuzeit die ganze Geschichte im Blick. Das gilt auch für die Geistesgeschichte. Von den mythischen Weltbildern der Frühzeit über die monotheistischen Religionen und Epen der Hochkulturen bis zum Umbruch des Weltbildes am Beginn der Neuzeit zieht sich die Spur unseres Wissens. Es gibt in dieser Geschichte des Geistes eine Sequenz,... more...

  • Historical Truth, Historical Criticism, and Ideologyby Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer; Achim Mittag; Jörn Rüsen

    BRILL 2004; US$ 150.00

    The first comprehensive work on the political and cognitive dimensions of Chinese historical consciousness set against its Western counterpart. more...

  • Historical Memory in Africaby Mamadou Diawara; Bernard Lategan; Jörn Rüsen

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    A vast amount of literature—both scholarly and popular—now exists on the subject of historical memory, but there is remarkably little available that is written from an African perspective. This volume explores the inner dynamics of memory in all its variations, from its most destructive and divisive impact to its remarkable potential to heal and reconcile.... more...