Lecture 11: History Writing in the 1960s and 1970s and the ‘linguistic turn’

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¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">Intertextual borrowings.
¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">Third quality¿Tæ†ÒË, serif"> of any text is ¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">narrative

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¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">Metanarrative: a grand or master narrative is a story that shapes other stories.

¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">Applied particularly to ‘narratives’ of the enlightenment (progress; power of reason,
¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">Postmodernists aim at destroying and never letting new metanarrative appear.. but did they succeed? Think about the new metanarrative of the global for example?
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