Empathy and History: Historical Understanding in Re-Enactment, Hermeneutics and Education (Making Sense of History #35) (Paperback)

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Empathy and History: Historical Understanding in Re-Enactment, Hermeneutics and Education (Making Sense of History #35) (Paperback)

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Empathy and History offers a comprehensive and dual account of empathy's intellectual and educational history. Beginning in an influential educational movement that implanted the concept in R.G. Collingwood's re-enactment doctrine, the book goes back to reveal the fundamental role that empathy played in the foundation of the history discipline before tracing its reception and development in twentieth-century hermeneutics and philosophy of history. Attentive to matters of practice, it illuminates the distinct character of the historical context that empathetic understanding seeks to capture and sets out a new approach to empathy as a special variety of historical questioning.

Tyson Retz is Associate Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway. He holds a doctorate in history from the University of Melbourne.
Product Details ISBN: 9781800734388
ISBN-10: 1800734387
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: June 10th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Making Sense of History