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In White's view, beyond the surface level of the historical text, there is a deep structural, or latent, content that is generally poetic and specifically linguistic in nature. This deeper content - the metahistorical element - indicates what an "appropriate" historical explanation should be.
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Metahistory is something more than a study of philosophies of history (although it is that too, and no doubt the most important work in the field since Collingwood): it is also a methodological manifesto, a more sustained argument for a deep-figural hermeneutic than has been worked out anywhere before now.(Diacritics)
This is a daring, ingenious... tour de force. White has produced a profoundly original 'critique of historical reason.'.(American Historical Review)
A book that will simply have to be reckoned with by all historians who have the slightest interest in the genesis and forms of historical narrative.(Journal of Modern History)
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