Frank Ankersmit Bibliography Definition

In this book, the noted intellectual historian Frank Ankersmit provides a systematic account of the problems of reference, truth, and meaning in historical writing. He works from the conviction that the historicist account of historical writing, associated primarily with Leopold von Ranke and Wilhelm von Humboldt, is essentially correct but that its original idealist and romanticist idiom needs to be translated into more modern terms. Rehabilitating historicism for the contemporary philosophy of history, he argues, "reveals the basic truths about the nature of the past itself, how we relate to it, and how we make sense of the past in historical writing."

At the heart of Ankersmit's project is a sharp distinction between interpretation and representation. The historical text, he holds, is first and foremost a representation of some part of the past, not an interpretation. The book's central chapters address the concept of historical representation from the perspectives of reference, truth, and meaning. Ankersmit then goes on to discuss the possible role of experience in the history writing, which leads directly to a consideration of subjectivity and ethics in the historian's practice. Ankersmit concludes with a chapter on political history, which he maintains is the "basis and condition of all other variants of historical writing." Ankersmit's rehabilitation of historicism is a powerfully original and provocative contribution to the debate about the nature of historical writing.

"The Dilemma of Contemporary Anglo-Saxon Philosophy of History". History and Theory , Beiheft 25: "Knowing and Telling History. The Anglo-Saxon Debate, 1986: 1-27.

"Historical Representation ". History and Theory , vol. 27 , no 3, 1988 : 205-229 .

discussion with: Perez Zagorin, "Historiography and Postmodernism: Reconsiderations. History and Theory , vol. 29, no 3, 1990: 263-274; F. R. Ankersmit, "Reply to Professor Zagorin", ibidem: 275-296.

review essay of: Jörn Rüsen, " Grundzüge einer Historik II. Rekonstruktion der Vergangenheit ". History and Theory , vol. 27, 1988 : 81 - 94 .

review essay of: Christopher Norris " Derrida". Clio, vol . 19 , 1989­ : 63 - 73 .

"The Use of Language in the Writing of History " , in: Working with Language: A Multidisciplinary Consideration of Language Use in Work Contexts, ed. by Hywel Coleman. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1989 : 57 - 83 .

"On Historiographical Progress ". Storia della Storiografia , vol. 22 , 1992 : 103 - 107 .

rev.: Lionel Gossman Between History and Literature . Clio , vol. 21 , 1992 : 173-185 .

"Historismus, Postmoderne und Historiographie " , in: Wolfgang Küttler, Jörn Rüsen, Ernst Schulin Hrsgbs., Geschichtsdiskurs . Band I: Grundlagen und Methoden der Historiographiegeschichte . Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag , 1993: 65-84.

"Tocqueville and the Sublimity of Democracy", part 1. The Tocqueville Review , vol XIV, no 2, 1993: 173-201. " Tocqueville and the sublimity of democracy " , part 2 . The Tocqueville Review , vol. XV , no 1 , 1994 : 193 - 218 .

"Kantian Narrativism and Beyond", in: The Point of Theory, ed. by Mieke Bal and Inge E. Boer. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press , 1994 : 155-198.

"The Origins of Postmodernist Historiography " , in: Historiography Between Modernism and Postmodernism, ed. by Jerzy Topolski. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 1994 : 87 - 119 .

"Historicism: An Attempt at Synthesis". History and Theory , vol. 34, no 3, 1995 : 143 - 161 [in German: "Historismus. Versuch einer Synthese " , in: Otto Gerhard Oexle und Jörn Rüsen Hrsgb., Historismus in den Kulturwissenschaften . Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 1996 : 389 - 411 ]

discussion: Georg G. Iggers, "Comments on F. R. Ankersmit's Paper, "Historicism: An Attempt at Synthesis" , ibidem, 162-167; F. R. Ankersmit, "Reply to Professor Iggers", ibidem: 168-173.

"Metaphor and Paradox in Tocqueville's Analysis of Democracy " , in: The Question of Style in Philosophy and the Arts , ed. by Caroline van Eck, James McAllister, Renie van de Vall. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995: 157-177.

"In Search of the Political Object", in: The Ancients and the Moderns , ed. by Reginald Lilly . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996 : 276-295 .

"Die postmoderne 'Privatisierung' der Vergangenheit " , in: Der Sinn des Historischen , Herta Nagl-Docekal Hrsgb. Frank­furt am Main: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1996 : 201 - 235 .

"Can we Experience the Past? " , in: History-making. The Intellectual and Social Formation of a Discipline , ed. by Rolf Torstendahl and Irmline Veit-Brause . Stockholm: Coronet Books 1996 : 47 - 77 .

"Die drei Sinnbildungsebenen der Geschichtsschreibung " , in: Historische Sinnbildung. Problemstellungen, Zeitkonzepte, Wahrnehmungshorizonte, Darstellungsstrategien, Klaus E. Müller und Jörn Rüsen Hrsgbs. Reinbek: Rowohlt Verlag, 1997 : 98 - 118 .

"Sprache und historische Erfahrung " , in: Historische Sinnbildung , Klaus E. Müller und Jörn Rüsen Hrsgb. Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH, 1997: 388-408.

"Between Language and History: Rorty's Promised Land". Common Knowledge, vol. 6, 1997: 44-79.

"Rhetoric and Epistemology" , in: Rhetoric and Epistemology. Papers from a seminar at the Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris, September 1996 , ed. by Jostein Gripsrud . Rhetoric-Knowledge-Mediation Working Papers No. 1 1997. Department of Media Studies. Bergen: University of Bergen, 1997: 9-25.

"History and/as Cultural Analysis: Gibbon and Ovid" , in: The Practice of Cultural Analysis , ed. by Mieke Bal . Stanford: Stanford Universoty Press, 1997 : 102 - 117 .

"Remembering the Holocaust: Mourning and Melancholia " , in: Reclaiming Memory. American Representations of the Holocaust , ed. by Pirijo Ahokas and Martine Chard-Hutchinson . Turku: University of Turku. School of Art Studies. Series A, no. 35, 1997 : 62 - 87 .

"Hayden White's Appeal to the Historians". History and Theory , vol. 37, no 2, May 1998 : 182-193.

"Danto on Representation, Identity and Indiscernibles". History and Theory , vol. 37, no 4, December 1998 : 44-70.

"Freud as the Last Natural Law Theorist" , in: Swiat historii, ed. by Wojciech Wrzosek. Poznan: IH UAM, 1998: 9-34.

"Wahrheit in Literatur und Geschichte. " , in: Geschichstdiskurs. Band 5: Globale Konflikte, Erinnerungsarbeit und Neuorientierungen seit 1945 , Wolfgang Küttler, Jörn Rüsen, Ernst Schulin Hrsgb. Frankfurt am Main : Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag , 1999 : 337 - 360 .

"Why Realism? Auerbach on Realist Representation ". Poetics Today, vol. 20 , no 1, Spring 1999: 53 - 77 .

"The Linguistic Turn, Literary Theory and Historical Theory ". Historia , vol. 45, no 2, 2000 : 271 -311 .

"Representation as the Representation of Experience ". Metaphilosophy, vol. 31, no 1/2, January 2000 : 148 - 169 .

"Comments on Bevir's The Logic of the History of Ideas ". Rethinking History , vol. 4 , no 3, December 2000 : 321 - 331

discussion on the book: Mark Bevir, The Logic of the History of Ideas . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999. See: Mark Bevir, " The Logic of the History of Ideas". Rethinking History , vol. 4, no 3, December 2000: 295-300; Mark Bevir, Frank Ankersmit, "Exchange Ideas", ibidem, 351-372.

"Representation: History and Politics " , in: Dimensionen der Historik: Geschichtstheorie, Wissenschaftsgeschichte und Geschichtskultur heute: Jörn Rüsen zum 60. Geburtstag , ed. by Horst Walter Blanke, Friedrich Jaeger, and Thomas Sandkühler . Köln: Böhlau, 1998 : 27 - 41 .

"Political and Historical Representation " , in: Art and Representation. Contributions to Contempoirary Aesthetics , ed. by Ananta Ch. Sukla . Westport:: Grneewood Press, 2001 : 69 - 90 .

"Jakob Talmon and the History of the Totalitarian State " , in: Jaljilla. Kirjoituksia historian ongelmista. Osa I , ed. b y Pauli Kettunen, Auli Kultanen, Timo Soikkanen. Turku: Kirja-Aurora, 2000 : 267 -3 01 .

"The Sublime Dissociation of the Past, or: How to Become What One is no Longer ". History and Theory, vol. 40 , no 3, October 2001: 295 - 323 .

"Representational Democracy: An Aesthetic Approach to Conflict and Compromise ". Common Knowledge , vol. 8 , 2002 : 24#8211; 4 7.

"Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Literaturtheorie für die Geschichstheorie " ,in: Literatur und Geschichte. Ein Kompendium zu ihren Verhältnis von der Aufklärung bis zur Gegenwart , Daniel Fulda, Sylvia Serena Tschopp Hrsgb. Berlin /New York: de Gruyter, 2002 : 13 - 39.

"Trauma and Suffering: a Forgotten Source of Western Historical Consciousness " , in: Western Historical Thinking. An Intercultural Debate , ed. by Jörn Rüsen. New York: Berghahn Books, 2002 : 72 - 85 [in German: "Trauma und Leiden. Eine vergessene Quelle des westlichen historischen Bewusstseins " , in: Westliches Geschichtsdenken. Eine interkulturelle Debatte , Jörn Rüsen Hrsgb . Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht 1999 : 127 - 146 ].

"An Appeal of the New Historicists to the Old ". History and Theory , vol. 42 , no 2, May 2003: 253-271.

"Danto, History and the Tragedy of Human Existence ". History and Theory , vol. 42 , no 3, September 2003 : 291 - 305 .

"Democracy's Inner Voice: Political Style as Unintended Consequence of Political Action," in: Media and the Restyling of Politics: Consumerism, Celebrity, Cynicisms , ed. by John Corner and Dick Pels. London: Sage, 2003: 19 - 41 .

"Invitation to Historians". Rethinking History, vol. 7 , no 3, 2003: 413-439.

"Pygmalion. Rousseau and Diderot on Theatrical Representation." Rethinking History, vol. 7, no 3, 2003: 315-341.

"Rococo as the Dissipation of Boredom," in: Compelling Visuality. The Work of Art in and out of History, ed. by Claire Farago and Robert Zwijnenberg. Minneapolis, London: University of Minnesota Press, 2003: 132-156.

"The Contemporary Historical Mind." Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads, vol. I, no 1, April 2004: 111-119.

"Interdisciplinarity, Then and Now." Journal of the Interdisciplinary Crossroads, vol. I, no 2, August 2004: 187-196.

review of Beverley Southgate, Postmodernism in History: Fear or Freedom (2003). Rethinking History, vol. 8, 2004: 350-355.

"Reply to Professor Saari". Rethinking History , vol. 9, no 1, March 2005: 23-33.

discussion with: Saari, Heikki, "On Frank Ankersmit's Post-Modernist Theory of Historical Narrativity" (ibidem): 5-21.

"Democracy and ethnicity: acculturation by politicization," in  A.W. Gerrits and D.J. Wolffram eds., Political Democracy and  Ethnic Diversity in Modern European History. Stanford. Stanford University Press, 2005: 145-157.

entries: "Contextualism"; "Figura" (Auerbach);  "Hermeneutics"; "Historicism"; "Historiography"; "Micro-storie";" Nnarrative Explanation,", in: Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory, edi. by D. Herman, M. Jahn, M..L., Ryan. Abingdon 2005.

"Tocqueville and the Sublimity of Democracy: Metaphor and Paradox," in: Tocqueville et l'ésprit de la démocratie, ed. by L. Guellec. Mayenne 2005: 167-201.

"Political Monadology." Theory and Event, vol. 8, no 3, 2005: 1-58.

"'Presence' and Myth." History and Theory, vol. 45, no 3, October 2006: 328-336.

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