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date: 19 January 2021


The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Thomas PostlewaitThomas Postlewait

Historians practice the craft of historical research and writing according to some basic procedures and models that exist within the scholarly discipline. In varying degrees of attention and self-criticism, historians also reflect upon the historical methodologies, guiding assumptions, established practices, pedagogical approaches, and theoretical principles that define and shape their disciplines. This abiding condition of historical self-consciousness goes by the general name and concept of historiography. The concept thus encompasses the philosophy of history, the logic of historical thought, the rules of evidence, the semantics of key historical concepts, and the rhetorical modes and narrative styles for writing history.... ...

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