Chapter 34. Leopold Ranke

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Thomas Gil

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch34

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Gil, T. (2008) Leopold Ranke, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch34

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • Leopold Ranke - founder of modern scientific historiography;
  • scientific historiography;
  • substantive assumptions;
  • “Historisch-Politische Zeitschrift”;
  • “dominant trends” (“herrschende Tendenzen”);
  • ‘The Poverty of Historicism’ - philosophical view of history

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scientific Historiography

  • Substantive Assumptions

  • The Meaning of History

  • Bibliography and Further Reading