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HISTORICKÁ SOCIOLOGIE, Vol 11 No 1 (2019), 139–145

Haydena Whita – živé písanie o dejinách

[Hayden White – Living Writing on History]

Juraj Šuch

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23363525.2019.9
announced: 27. 06. 2019


The author of the article points out the main shifts in Hayden White’s reflection on narrative history writing. These shifts are related to his emphasis on the role of tropes and figures in dealing with the problem of narrative representation in the past. In the author’s view, White’s works challenge a traditional understanding of history, while stressing terminal validity and plurality in narrative representations of historical reality. He also points out that Czech and Slovak scholars used some aspects of Hayden White’s understanding of history for explaining different representations of history.

keywords: Hayden White; history; historical narrative; figuration; practical past

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