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The practical past, Hayden White

Label
The practical past
Title
The practical past
Statement of responsibility
Hayden White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hayden White borrows the title for The Practical Past from philosopher Michael Oakeshott, who used the term to describe the accessible material and literary-artistic artifacts that individuals and institutions draw on for guidance in quotidian affairs. The Practical Past, then, forms both a summa of White's work to be drawn upon and a new direction in his thinking about the writing of history. White's monumental Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (1973) challenged many of the commonplaces of professional historical writing and wider assumptions about the ontology of history itself. It formed the basis of his argument that we can never recover "what actually happened"in the past and cannot really access even material culture in context. Forty years on, White sees "professional history" as falling prey to narrow specialization, and he calls upon historians to take seriously the practical past of explicitly "artistic" works, such as novels and dramas, and literary theorists likewise to engage historians
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1928-
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White, Hayden V.
Dewey number
809.93358
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Flashpoints
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  • Literature and history
  • Literature, Modern
  • History, Modern
Label
The practical past, Hayden White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The practical past
  • Truth and circumstance : what (if anything) can properly be said about the Holocaust?
  • The historical event
  • Contextualism and historical understanding
  • Historical discourse and literary theory
Control code
FIEb1771199x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 117 pages
Isbn
9780810130067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879583905
Label
The practical past, Hayden White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The practical past
  • Truth and circumstance : what (if anything) can properly be said about the Holocaust?
  • The historical event
  • Contextualism and historical understanding
  • Historical discourse and literary theory
Control code
FIEb1771199x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 117 pages
Isbn
9780810130067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)879583905

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