“Crisis” in Contemporary History and Historiography

  • While Crises are omnipresent in history and historiography, the meaning of the concept of „Crisis“ is becoming more elusive than ever. The new article by Rüdiger Graf and Konrad H. Jarausch scrutinizes how historians use the concept with respect to contemporary history, the twentieth century, and modernity in general. After briefly sketching the conceptual history of "crisis," the article addresses the questions of how the concept structures historiographical narratives, what types of crises historians distinguish, and, considering its vagueness, suggestive power, and political instrumentalization, if we should retain the concept or refrain from using it.

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Author:Rüdiger Graf, Konrad H. Jarausch
URL:http://docupedia.de/zg/graf_jarausch_crisis_v1_en_2017
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14765/zzf.dok.2.789.v1
Document Type:Docupedia Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2017/03/27
Release Date:2017/04/01
Tag:Begriffe
Edition:Version 1.0
Chronologisch:20. Jahrhundert
Regional:ohne regionalen Schwerpunkt
Thematisch:Begriffe
Umwelt
Historische Semantik
Mentalität
Wissen
Licence (German):License LogoClio Lizenz