The demonstration as well as the analysis of this intricate sisterhood between Clio and Calliope in Ranke
's historiography constitutes the trajectory of this article, in which I will trace Ranke
's employment of rhetoric to represent history.
found himself directly under the service of the Prussian government when he was made editor of a short-lived, government-sponsored periodical published explicitly with the aim of attacking progressive ideas (Fontana 128-129).
(2.) See Georg Iggers's accounts of Ranke
in The German Conception of History, (Wesleyan Press, 1968) and his article "The Image of Ranke
in Germany and America," History and Theory, Summer 1975, for an understanding of Ranke
's ambiguous status.
Using Burckhardt's early essays Hinde traces his move away from Hegel and Ranke
, and his growing conviction that history was poetry and art rather than science, accessible by contemplation (Anschauung) rather than rational analysis.
Evans starts with a quick survey of history writing since Ranke
, offering the interesting claim that little history of distinction was written between the early twentieth century and the 1960s due to ideological fallout from the two world wars which in the West produced the anti-ideological pretensions to objectivity of L.B.
, as everybody knows, transformed the writing of history from a literary genre to a scientific practice, relying on massive comparative study of archival documents to show "wie es eigentlich gewesen" - "how it really was." He often typifies a better age than this one in nostalgic accounts of that bygone era when historians were men and footnotes were footnotes.
Mid-century studies by Macaulay, Leopold Ranke
, Henry Hallam, Francis Palgrave, and William Ruskin, for example, were shaped by contemporary religious tensions between English Protestantism and Roman Catholicism.
It is not, in Ranke
's terms, 'what actually happened'.
In the late nineteenth century, American historians who flocked to Germany to study did not always gasp what their mentor Leopold Von Ranke
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