How Good An Historian Shall I Be?

How Good An Historian Shall I Be?

R.G. Collingwood, the Historical Imagination, and Education

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R.G. Collingwood's name is familiar to historians and history educators around the world. Few, however, have charted the depths of his reflections on what it means to be educated in history. In this book Marnie Hughes-Warrington begins with the facet of Collingwood’s work best known to teachers — re-enactment — and locates it in historically-informed discussions on empathy, imagination and history education. Revealed are dynamic concepts of the a priori imagination and education that tend towards reflection on the presuppositions that shape our own and others’ forms of life.


R.G. Collingwood's name is familiar to historians and history educators around the world. Few, however, have charted the depths of his reflections on what it means to be educated in history. In this book Marnie Hughes-Warrington begins with the facet...

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R. G. Collingwood's name is known to history educators around the world yet few have charted the depths of his ideas on what it means to be educated in history. In this book, Marnie Hughes-Warrington begins with the aspects of Collingwood's work best known to educators - re-enactment and the historical imagination - and locates them in the widening philosophical contexts of his and other writers' views on empathy, sympathy, imagination, education and civilisation. Revealed are dynamic concepts of the a priori imagination and history education that play a vital role in the achievement of an 'historical civilisation'. This is an end Collingwood wants all of us to achieve, thus making the question 'How good an historian shall I be?' one of the most important we can ask.

Publisher: Exeter, UK ; Charlottesville, VA : Imprint Academic, ©2003
ISBN: 9781845403690
184540369X
9780907845614
0907845614
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 241 pages)

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