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Stuart Macintyre, Juan Maiguashca, and Attila Pók

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199533091

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.001.0001

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Scandinavian Historical Writing

Scandinavian Historical Writing

(p.263) Chapter 13 Scandinavian Historical Writing
The Oxford History of Historical Writing

Rolf Torstendahl

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This chapter argues that in the 19th- and early 20th-century, there were several characteristics of Scandinavian historiography that set it apart from the historiography of the preceding century. The writing of history was mainly a professorial affair during that time and persons outside the university could only rarely compete with the core of history writing academia. Latin was still being used in some learned publications and became the leading language for historical works. This chapter also points out that several journals were founded within the community of Scandinavian historians, such as ‘Scandia’, established by Lauritz Weibull in 1928, and ‘Heimen’, which was established as an organ for local history in Norway in 1920.

Keywords:   Scandinavian historiography, Latin, Scandinavian historians, Scandia, Lauritz Weibull, Heimen, local history

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