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history of mentalities

an approach to historical study (as seen, for example, in the work of the French historians Fernand BRAUDEL, 1949, and Emanuel Le Roy Ladurie, 1978) in which the goal is the historical recovery and reconstruction of the ideas, emotions and mental structures of historical persons, especially the ideas of ordinary persons as well as the great and famous. In the work of Phillipe Aries (1962), the focus is on psychological investigation of the past, i.e. on PSYCHOHISTORY. In the work of Braudel, the mentalities are the mind sets, paradigms and points of view embedded in institutions which give coherence to, and make up the ‘totality’ of, a historical epoch. see also ANNALES SCHOOL.
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Political and spiritual aspects of friendship cannot easily be separated into the spheres of politics and the history of mentalities, he argues, so neither should research in the two disciplines be.
Haude merits praise for including a history of mentalities approach to the War's history, e.g., by examining questions such as what generated individual and collective vulnerability and fears.
This is poetry as representation, as material for a history of mentalities. This is the case also in William Granara's essay on the Dimas elegy of Ibn kiamdis, in which he departs from Andrea Borruso's literalist-instrumental reading of the poem as a historical account, and in the essay by Leslie Tramontini, in which she asks how poets writing about the Iraqi war of the 1980s make use of history in their texts.
For instance, in 'Polemics, Politics and Problematizations' (1997b), he describes such approaches as alternatively referring to the possibility of describing (1) "the history of thought", (2) "the history of ideas", meaning "the analysis of systems of representation" or (3) "the history of mentalities", meaning "the analysis of mentalities and types of action" (p.
He observes that Foucault was to a certain extent closer to the 'History of Mentalities School', but that in general historians were hostile to what they saw as a philosopher's attempt to encroach into their consecrated territory.
Emile Durkheim initiated this sociological approach to the imaginaire through his idea of the history of mentalities. Durkheim took this history of mentalities and saw in it a collective consciousness or conscience depending on the translation.
He sees that trajectory as extending from the 'history of mentalities in the 1930s to the anthropological turn of the 1970s and 1980s' (p.
Here I am referring to the historians who were most closely involved with the concept of "mentalities" (the history of mentalities) in the late 1980s.
After a complicated question about the history of mentalities, the new history and the `imaginaire social', Ginzburg replies disarmingly that he is not interested in labels and doesn't care what people call him.
Although Seginger does not explicitly provide critical glosses on the way that twentieth-century historiographical approaches such as l'histoire evenemetielle or the history of mentalities intersect with nineteenth-century approaches, she argues persuasively that Flaubert innovates in the form of the roman des mentalites.
Antinomies also haunt the world of Renaissance architecture studies (and not least the study of Serlio, now rescued from the disdain apparent in much earlier scholarship), notably between a rising interest in the history of mentalities and ideological formations and a relatively conservative intellectual history.
His writings are encyclopedic, and he pioneered the study of early modern sociability as well as the attempt to integrate material culture into the history of mentalities and ideas.

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