Historiographical myth, discipline, and contextual distortion

Condren, Conal (2014) Historiographical myth, discipline, and contextual distortion. History of European Ideas, 40 1: 37-43. doi:10.1080/01916599.2013.784439


Author Condren, Conal
Title Historiographical myth, discipline, and contextual distortion
Journal name History of European Ideas   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0191-6599
1873-541X
Publication date 2014
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01916599.2013.784439
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 37
End page 43
Total pages 7
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Although academic disciplines are given to mythologising their own histories, corrective historicisation is no straightforward matter. Anachronisms are most difficult to avoid where our own tacit understandings of the world are used to help structure contexts that are themselves often unstable and indeterminate. This is often the case in attempts to relate agents and propositions to a context of pre-existing problems. Propositions and concepts that are the result of satiric reduction, or unintended consequence, disrupt narrative sequences that lead directly and neatly to present disciplinary identities.
Keyword Agency
Anachronism
Conceptualisation
Contextualisation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 15 Apr 2013 Special Issue: The Humanities in Australia: Reflections on the Work of Ian Hunter

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