Central European History since 1989: Historiographical Trends and Post-Wende “Turns”

  title={Central European History since 1989: Historiographical Trends and Post-Wende “Turns”},
  author={Andrew I. Port},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={238 - 248}
In a luncheon address at the annual meeting of the German Studies Association in 2013, David Blackbourn delivered an impassioned plaidoyer to “grow” German history, i.e., to rescue it from the temporal “provincialism” that has, he believes, increasingly characterized the study of Germany over the past two decades. Blackbourn was critical of the growing emphasis on the twentieth century and especially the post-1945 period—not because of the quality of the work per se, but rather because of the… Expand
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