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dc.contributor.authorRüsen, Jörn
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T09:53:16Z
dc.date.available2011-03-28T09:53:16Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationRÜSEN, J. 2007. How to make sense of the past – salient issues of Metahistory. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 3(1):169-221, Jul. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605]en
dc.identifier.issn1817-4434
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/4014
dc.description.abstractThis aerticle provides an overview of current issues in metahistoty. Basic categories of historical thinking, such as memory and historical culture, or historical consciousness, are outlined and contextualised in the field of historical studies. The leading question adresses the process of historical sense generation and its fundamental principles and criteria. In respnse to the traumatic historical experiences of crimes against humanitiy in the 20th century two culturally established procedures of sense generation are applied to historical thinking: mourning and forgiving. The author tries to widen the horizon of historical thinking into the dimension of intercultural communication. In the process he responds to the challenge of globilization. There is an accent on the need to pursue new approaches in history.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMetahistoryen
dc.subjectSense generationen
dc.subjectHistorical consciousnessen
dc.subjectHolocausten
dc.subjectTraumaen
dc.subjectMourning and forgivingen
dc.subjectGlobalisationen
dc.subjectIntercultural communicationen
dc.titleHow to make sense of the past – salient issues of Metahistoryen
dc.typeArticleen


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