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Historia y grafía

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RIVERO, Francisco J.. The becoming of event in historiographical operation. Hist. graf [online]. 2013, n.41, pp.43-77. ISSN 1405-0927.

For the past three decades, the question regarding the event has gained steam in the intellectual horizon. What is percieved is the common idea that our epoch and its notion of time -be it narrative, mediatic, epistemologic, conceptual or historiographic- is going through a transformation; this essay pretends to describe the current "state of the question" of this discussion as it refers to historiography in particular. It will present the different moments in which the notion of "event" has been used, rejected, or reinterpreted as a way to make distinct observations of the past. This revision spans from the Posivitist Historiography of the XIX century all the way to Cultural History of recent times. The main interest of this essay lies in understanding some of the proposals that have recently been advanced from the fields of Philoshophy and Literary Theory dealing with the notion of the event and the writing of history.

Keywords : event; historiography; Annales School.

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