Leopold von Ranke

1875 portrait of Ranke by {{ill|Adolf Jebens|de}} Leopold von Ranke (; 21 December 1795 – 23 May 1886) was a German historian and a founder of modern source-based history. He was able to implement the seminar teaching method in his classroom and focused on archival research and the analysis of historical documents. Building on the methods of the Göttingen school of history, he was the first to establish a historical seminar. Ranke set the standards for much of later historical writing, introducing such ideas as reliance on primary sources (empiricism), an emphasis on narrative history and especially international politics (''Außenpolitik''). He was ennobled in 1865, with the addition of a "von" to his name.

Ranke also had a great influence on Western historiography and is considered a symbol of the quality of 19th century German historical studies. Ranke, influenced by Barthold Georg Niebuhr, was very talented in constructing narratives without exceeding the limits of historical evidence. His critics have noted the influence of Lutheranism in guiding his work, especially his belief that God's actions were manifest in the lives of men and history, a viewpoint that shaped his ideas that the German Empire was a manifestation of God's intent. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1946
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    Published 1946
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1984
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1943
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1948
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1951
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1954
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1951
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1941
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1966
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    by Ranke, Leopold von, 1795-1886
    Published 1943
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