The ‘New History’ and its predecessors

This essay summarizes the characteristics of the so-called New History, the historiographical movement that left behind the traditional research of the past in Colombia. It describes its background at the end of the 19th century, when the project to make history a scientific discipline was discussed...

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Autor Principal: Cataño, Gonzalo
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Externado de Colombia 2018
Acceso en línea:https://revistas.uexternado.edu.co/index.php/ecoins/article/view/5433
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Sumario:This essay summarizes the characteristics of the so-called New History, the historiographical movement that left behind the traditional research of the past in Colombia. It describes its background at the end of the 19th century, when the project to make history a scientific discipline was discussed. It mentions its research, achievements and champions. It also points out the limitations of the New History, whose emphasis on the economic foundations of society and on the role of institutions tended to obscure the role of personalities and the presence of “imaginaries”. Likewise, it blurred the weight of ideas, attitudes and values; of religion, culture and ways of life.