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Mark Bevir and Naomi Choi

appeared in History of Political Thought, History of European Ideas, Journal of the Philosophy of History , and The Review of Politics . Anglophone Historicisms Anglophone historicism may strike some readers as something of an oxymoron. Conventional wisdom holds that historicism is to be found in

Frank Ankersmit

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187226310X509547 Journal of the Philosophy of History 4 (2010) 226–240 The Necessity of Historicism Frank Ankersmit University of Groningen Abstract Rankean historicism is ordinarily seen nowadays as an outdated

Juan L. Fernández

belongs to the team of those intending a renewal of historicism. His 1966 doctoral dissertation was a study on Droysen’s Historik . 4 The object of this review honestly declares from the outset the lodestar role that Droysen still plays in Rüsen’s project (pp. 1–2). Between 1966 and 2017, then, the

Jaap den Hollander

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187226310X509538 Journal of the Philosophy of History 4 (2010) 210–225 Beyond Historicism: From Leibniz to Luhmann Jaap den Hollander University of Groningen Abstract The phrase ‘beyond historicism’ is

Peter Vogt

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/187226310X509484 Journal of the Philosophy of History 4 (2010) 121–137 Why We Cannot Make History. Some Remarks on a Lesson from Early Historicism * Peter Vogt Abstract There are various perspectives from which

David Henderson

some extent) would be relative to the informational/theoretical resources of a time and place. Some will balk, thinking that this represents a pernicious form of historicism? Others will be undeterred. My goal is to clarify what is at issue, and to show that one should not be afraid of naturalizing

Herman Paul

parochiality,” strong historicism excludes the possibility of defining historical scholarship in situationally transcendent terms. 32 Although my position is sympathetic to the historicizing impulse that runs through much of recent work in the history of historiography, it rejects such strong historicism by

Tarik Sabry

the Arab region so that it is not completely out of sync with the new and lived historical moment. The second response involves a position that I call ‘ stammering .’ Those who adhere to this position are overwhelmed by the complexity of the chronometric unfolding of mediated histories/historicity

Zhang Wenxi

Scholars of Marx often spend much effort to emphasize the socio-historical characteristics of Marx’s concept of nature. At the same time, from this concept of nature, one seems to be able to deduce a strong sense of historical anthropocentricism and relativism. But through an exploration of the results of Rorty’s discarding the distinction between “natural” and “man-made” and Strauss’ clearing up value relativism in terms of the concept of nature, people will find that historicism is a world outlook that brought its historical circumstances on itself. It neglects the fundamental role of nature in the structure of the relationships between nature and history. A modern result of it is that it fails to offer any universal norms.

Free Access to the Past

Romanticism, Cultural Heritage and the Nation


Edited by Lotte Jensen, Joep Leerssen and Marita Mathijsen-Verkooijen

Throughout Europe, nostalgia and modernization embraced around 1800: the rise of historicism coincided with the emergence of the modern nation-state. Poetical, cultural changes intersected with political, institutional ones: a Romantic taste for medieval or tribal antiquity benefited from a modernization-driven transfer of cultural relics into the public sphere. This process involved the establishment of museums, libraries, archives and university institutes, as well as the dissemination of historical knowledge through text editions, philological studies, historical novels, plays, operas and paintings, monuments and restorations. Antiquaries, philologists and historians produced a new past and rendered history a matter of public, national interest and collective identification.
This international and interdisciplinary collection explores the romantic-historicist complexities at the root of the modern nation-state.

Contributors are Ellinoor Bergvelt, Eveline G. Bouwers, Peter Fritzsche, Paula Henrikson, Sharon Ann Holt, Lotte Jensen, Krisztina Lajosi, Joep Leerssen, Susanne Legêne, Marita Mathijsen, Mathias Meirlaen, Peter Rietbergen, Anne-Marie Thiesse, and Robert Verhoogt.