The Holocaust and Historical Methodology

English | ISBN: 0857454927, 1782386785 | 336 Pages | EPUB | August 1, 2012 | 3.31 MB


English | ISBN: 0857454927, 1782386785 | 336 Pages | EPUB | August 1, 2012 | 3.31 MB
In the last two decades our empirical knowledge of the Holocaust has been vastly expanded. Yet this empirical blossoming has not been accompanied by much theoretical reflection on the historiography. This volume argues that reflection on the historical process of (re)constructing the past is as important for understanding the Holocaust-and, by extension, any past event-as is archival research. It aims to go beyond the dominant paradigm of political history and describe the emergence of methods now being used to reconstruct the past in the context of Holocaust historiography.

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