Hayden White


Born
in Martin, Tennessee, The United States
January 01, 1928

Died
March 05, 2018

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Hayden White was a historian in the tradition of literary criticism, perhaps most famous for his work Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (1973). He was professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and held position of professor of comparative literature at Stanford University.

White received his B.A. from Wayne State University in 1951 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan (1952 and 1956, respectively). While an undergraduate at Wayne State, White studied history under William J. Bossenbrook, who inspired several undergraduates who later went on to achieve academic distinction in the field of history, including White, H. D. "Harry" Harootunian, and Arthur C. Danto
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Metahistory: The Historical...

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The Content of the Form: Na...

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Tropics of Discourse: Essay...

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The Fiction of Narrative: E...

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Figural Realism: Studies in...

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The Practical Past

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El Texto Historico Como Art...

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The Historical Text as a Li...

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Forme di storia: Dalla real...

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The Uses of History

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“The closest that either Voltaire or the other historical geniuses of the age -- Hume and Gibbon -- came to understanding unreason's creative potentialities was in their Ironic criticism of themselves and in their own efforts to make sense out of history. This, at least, led them to view themselves as being as potentially flawed as the cripples they conceived to be acting out the spectacle of history.”
Hayden White, Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe

“Las historias, llevadas a término, son exploraciones de los límites de la legitimidad.”
Hayden White, The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957-2007

“las historias, llevadas a término, son exploraciones de los limites de la legitimidad.”
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