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Extra info for Ancient History: Monuments and Documents
The common term for “historical source,” including both written texts and material objects such as coins, was “monument,” a word applied even to archival texts. Thus, as late as the 1820s, the great collection of historical texts from various archives in Germany was inaugurated with the title Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Munich 1819–1969). The point so far is merely philological; the shift in word-usage, however, reflects a larger change in the way that historical evidence is conceived and treated within society.
1969. , Leopold von Ranke and the Shaping of the Historical Discipline, Syracuse 1990. For the impact of printing on the practice of history, Elizabeth Eisenstein, “Clio and Chronos: an Essay on the Making and Breaking of HistoryBook Time,” History and Theory, Beiheft 6 (“History and the Theory of Time”), 1966; more generally see her The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe, Cambridge 1983; various essays collected in Robert Darnton, The Kiss of Lamourette: Reflections in Cultural History, New York 1990, 107–90.
Is the environment “outside of history,” that is, is human cultural geography natural or historical? The history of western thought about the relationship between culture and geography has been dominated by three ideas. The first, which emerges from religious beliefs, explains that the world is static, the product of rational design, created for the benefit of humanity: human prosperity or suffering depends on harmonious interaction with an eternal nature; nature exists for the purpose of satisfying human needs.