What's the Big Idea? Intellectual History and the Longue Durée

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What's the Big Idea? Intellectual History and the Longue Durée

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dc.contributor.author Armitage, David R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T14:18:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Armitage, David. 2012. What's the big idea? Intellectual history and the longue durée. History of European Ideas 38(4): 493-507. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0191-6599 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9716625
dc.description.abstract Historians of all kinds are beginning to return to temporally expansive studies after decades of aversion and neglect. There are even signs that intellectual historians are returning to the longue durée. What are the reasons for this revival of long-range intellectual history? And how might it be rendered methodologically robust as well as historically compelling? This article proposes a model of transtemporal history, proceeding via serial contextualism to create a history in ideas spanning centuries, even millennia: key examples come from work in progress on ideas of civil war from ancient Rome to the present. The article concludes with brief reflections on the potential impact of the digital humanities on the practice of intellectual history. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship History en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1080/01916599.2012.714635 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject Cambridge School en_US
dc.subject civil war en_US
dc.subject conceptual history en_US
dc.subject digital humanities en_US
dc.subject longue durée en_US
dc.title What's the Big Idea? Intellectual History and the Longue Durée en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal History of European Ideas en_US
dash.depositing.author Armitage, David R.
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T14:18:49Z

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