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The Many Faces of Clio
Cross-cultural Approaches to Historiography
Essays in Honor of Georg G. Iggers
Edited by Q. Edward Wang and Franz Fillafer
494 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-84545-270-4 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (December 2006)
"…a thought-provoking volume that takes the challenge of transnationalism seriously.” · German History
Born in Germany, Georg Iggers escaped from Nazism to the United States in his adolescence where he became one of the most distinguished scholars of European intellectual history and the history of historiography. In his lectures, delivered all over the world, and in his numerous books, translated into many languages, Georg Iggers has reshaped historiography and indefatigably promoted cross-cultural dialogue. This volume reflects the profound impact of his oeuvre. Among the contributors are leading intellectual historians but also younger scholars who explore the various cultural contexts of modern historiography, focusing on changes of European and American scholarship as well as non-Western historical writing in relation to developments in the West. Addressing these changes from a transnational perspective, this well-rounded volume offers an excellent introduction to the field, which will be of interest to both established historians and graduate students.
Q. Edward Wang is Professor and Chairperson of the History Department at Rowan University and has written and co-written several books in both English and Chinese, including The Ideas of History in the West: from Ancient Greece to the Present (1998); Postmodernism and Historiography: A Chinese-Western Comparison (2000), and Mirroring the Past: the Writing and Use of History in Imperial China (2005).
Franz Leander Fillafer specializes in European intellectual history and 18th-century cultural history. His publications to date have focused on the intellectual history of the Habsburg Empire, on the history of historiography and historical theory. As a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for History in Göttingen he currently pursues a doctoral project entitled The Austrian Construction of the Enlightenment."