Toward a Global Community of Historians | 1st Edition
The International Historical Congresses and the International Committee of Historical Sciences, 1898...
AUTHOR: Erdmann, Karl Dietrich and Kocka, JÃƒÂ¼rgen
PUBLISHER: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
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This book traces and analyzes the changes of historians' problems, topics, and methods, as reflected at their International Congresses and in the work of their international organization. It describes the cleavages, debates, and forging of ties among historians from different parts of the world and ideological camps. It demonstrates how historians fought against academic nationalism-or succumbed to its seduction. It shows how the Cold War polarized the world of historians whereas the International Congresses offered a platform for bridging the gap. Since 1990, they have helped to redefine the relationship between historians from the West and from other parts of the world. The internationalization of the study of history is reaching a new quality.
Karl Dietrich Erdmann's book was first published in German in 1987. It has been translated, updated, and edited for an international audience of the twenty-first century.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/1/2005