➥ Race, Nation, History Ebook ➫ Author Oded Y Steinberg – Bluevapours.co.uk In Race Nation History Oded Y Steinberg examines the way a series of nineteenth century scholars in England and Germany first constructed and then uestioned the periodization of history into ancient m In Race Nation History Oded Y Steinberg examines the way a series of nineteenth century scholars in England and Germany first constructed and then uestioned the periodization
Race, Nation, eBook ï of history into ancient medieval and modern eras shaping the way we continue to think about the past and present of Western civilization at a fundamental level Steinberg explores this topic by tracing the deep connections between the idea of epochal periodization and concepts of race and nation that were prevalent at the time especially the role that Germanic or Teutonic tribes were assumed to play in the unfolding of Western historySteinberg shows how English scholars such as Thomas Arnold Williams Stubbs and John Richard Green; and German scholars such as Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen Max Mller and Reinhold Pauli built on the notion of a shared Teutonic kinship to establish a correlation between the division of time and the ascent or descent of races or nations For example although they viewed the Germanic tribes' conuest of the Roman Empire in AD as a formative event that symbolized the transformation from antiuity to the Middle Ages they did so by highlighting the injection of a new and dominant ethnoracial character into the decaying empire But they also rejected the idea that the fifth century AD was the most decisive era in historical periodization advocating instead for a historical continuity that emphasized the significance of the Germanic tribes' influence on the making of the nations of modern Europe Concluding with character studies of E A Freeman James Bryce and J B Bury Steinberg demonstrates the ways in which the innovative schemes devised by this community of Victorian historians for the division of historical time relied on the cornerstone of race.
- 296 pages
- Race, Nation, History
- Oded Y Steinberg
- 15 October 2015 Oded Y Steinberg