The Lady Vanishes: Dilemmas of a Feminist Historian after the “Linguistic Turn”

@article{Clark1998TheLV,
  title={The Lady Vanishes: Dilemmas of a Feminist Historian after the “Linguistic Turn”},
  author={Elizabeth A. Clark},
  journal={Church History},
  year={1998},
  volume={67},
  pages={1-31}
}
  • E. Clark
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • Church History
History, Hayden White remarks, has no distinctively historical method, but borrows its models and methods from a variety of other disciplines. These disciplines, however, have varied over time. Latenineteenth-century German historiography looked to the rigorous procedures of the natural sciences to reconstruct the past “as it actually happened“; mid-twentieth-century historians turned to the social sciences, especially to anthropology and sociology, for their models and methods. More recently… Expand
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