The New Nationalism and the Old History: Perspectives on the West German Historikerstreit

@article{Evans1987TheNN,
  title={The New Nationalism and the Old History: Perspectives on the West German Historikerstreit},
  author={Richard John Evans},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1987},
  volume={59},
  pages={761 - 797}
}
  • R. Evans
  • Published 1 December 1987
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
The history of historical scholarship in postwar Germany used to be easy to relate. Up to the early 1960s the old school of historians trained in the Weimar Republic continued to dominate the scene. Politically and methodologically conservative, they perpetuated the tradition of German historicism, with its claim to understand the past on its own terms, its concentration on high politics and diplomacy, and its allegiance to a fundamentally nationalist viewpoint that saw the Third Reich as an… 
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