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


implication is of course that the historians cannot do otherwise than reading the past as anything other than the text



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implication is of course that the historians cannot do otherwise than reading the past as anything other than the text.
¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">Now this has consequences for our daily practice: you know that you have to distinguish between primary text – we collect the data on which we then write our histories -- and secondary texts; now postmodernists make no difference between these two sorts of texts. And, importantly they argue that all texts are thus subjective; historians have no privileged truth
¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">In fact Roland Barthe says historians produce nothing but a ¿Tæ†ÒË, serif">


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