Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen’s book Postnarrativist philosophy of historiography presents a new variation of the postmodernist, social-constructivist and anti-realist philosophy of historiography. Kuukkanen articulates a position that significantly differs from some other postmodernist perspectives on history writing, such as Frank Ankersmit’s. In this review I analyse the implications of Kuukkanen’s programme, as well as the application of its tenets in Christopher Clark’s book Sleepwalkers. How Europe went to war in 1914 (London: Penguin, 2012) which Kuukkanen strongly endorses.
free text keywords: Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen, Post-narrativist philosophy of historiography, narrativism, postmodernist historiography, anti-realist historiography, Christopher Clark, Sleepwalkers, Arts in general, NX1-820, Anthropology, GN1-890