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Ranke, Leopold von
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(ennobled in 1865; Dec 21, 1795, Wiehe an der Unstrut – May 23, 1886, Berlin), historian. After studying theology and philology in Leipzig and Halle and teaching in the Gymnasium in Frankfurt an der Oder, Ranke was appointed associate professor of history in Berlin in 1825; he taught as full professor from 1834 to 1871. Ranke helped make the study of history (Historiography: V, 2) an independent discipline based on critical analysis of sources, but he also viewed the work of a his…

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Hübinger, Gangolf, “Ranke, Leopold von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024822>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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