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Historical School (German)
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1. Concept and problem

A “historical school” (Historische Schule) in Germany in the 19th century was in general an informal group of  historians or scholars working with history, whose particular interests, methods, and conceptions of history (History, conception of) were similar, who felt indebted to particular teacher figures, and who shared particular political and philosophical positions. Such historical schools tended to be named after ind…

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Stegmüller, Dagmar, “Historical School (German)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020987>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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