Mapping Postwar Historiography in Germany and Japan

Sebastian Conrad

in The Quest for the Lost Nation

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780520259447
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520945814 | DOI:
Mapping Postwar Historiography in Germany and Japan

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The postwar years up to 1960 were a period of stagnation in the history of historiography which is a best kind of preparatory period. Hans-Ulrich Wehler speaks explicitly of “peculiar 15 year incubation period” perceived as merely a pre or post history. As a consequence, the historiography of the 1950s was scarcely mentioned in the literature. Histories of the discipline emphasized the historian historiography prior to the First World War.

Keywords: postwar; incubation; period; historiography; First World War

Chapter.  7117 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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