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Illusion

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA, the Illusion were a locally popular band in the same ‘blue-eyed soul’ scene that also produced more world-famous bands such as ...

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Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich 1909–2001

Michael Podro.

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

December 2003; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Methods and Historiography. 9904 words.

Ernst Gombrich was a prominent art historian in the UK and probably its best known humanist scholar during the last forty years of the 20th century. The status derived from two apparently...

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The golden flower of youth: baroque metaphors in Nonnus and Marino

E. M. van Opstall.

in Classical Receptions Journal

December 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Methods and Historiography; Intellectual History. 10735 words.

Nonnus of Panopolis’ mythological epic Dionysiaca on the god Dionysus (fifth-century CE) is often characterized as ‘baroque’. This term poses a problem: whether as a historical term...

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Experience (II)

Frank Ankersmit.

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

April 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Methods and Historiography. 13074 words.

This chapter attempts to develop a reconstruction of the (often implicit) beliefs that predispose historians to a belief in the possibility of a direct contact with the past. It refers to...

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Historicism

Frank Ankersmit.

in Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation

April 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Methods and Historiography. 13334 words.

This chapter contends that the historicism of Leopold von Ranke and Wilhelm von Humboldt was formulated in the idealist and romanticist idiom of the 1820s and 1830s, which can no longer...

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Insights and Problems

in On the Future of History

November 2003; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Methods and Historiography. 1024 words.

Structural postmodernists granted, in a limited sense, the presence of a crisis of representation. Theirs was not a call for a complete remodeling of the infrastructure of historical...

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