Blog:Crisis

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Von: Redaktion
Veröffentlicht am: 28.03.2017


While Crises are omnipresent in history and historiography, the meaning of the concept of „Crisis“ is becoming more elsusive than ever. The new article by Rüdiger Graf and Konrad H. Jarausch scrutinizes how historians use the concept with respect to contemporary history, the twentieth century, and modernity in general. After briefly sketching the conceptual history of "crisis," the article addresses the questions of how the concept structures historiographical narratives, what types of crises historians distinguish, and, considering its vagueness, suggestive power, and political instrumentalization, if we should retain the concept or refrain from using it.