publication . Article . 2016

‘A refutation of (post-) narrativism, or: why postmodernists love Austro-Hungary’: Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen, Postnarrativist philosophy of historiography, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

Branko Mitrović;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Journal of Art Historiography (issn: 2042-4752, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Department of Art History, University of Birmingham
Abstract
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.
Subjects
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
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