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History, conception of
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1. Definition

The modern term conception of history denotes the idea that an individual or group has regarding the course of history as a whole or particular epochs and situations. The nature and form of this idea says a lot about the political mentality as well as the social and cultural value judgments of a historical person or group and are therefore a favorite area of international research on the early modern period.

2. Lived experience

A conception of history in this sense is a prod…

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Ramonat, Oliver, “History, conception of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020014>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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