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History (intellectual discipline)
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1. Frame of reference

History as a discipline and systematic form of inquiry is referred to in quite various forms in different languages. A formulation corresponding roughly to “historical science” is common in many European languages (e.g. Geschichtswissenschaft) in which the term ‘science’ (or its corresponding term) denotes any systematic form of inquiry. However, in French and in English, the term scienc…

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Süßmann, Johannes, “History (intellectual discipline)”, 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 26 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020042>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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