Marxists and Post Revisionist historians- clash

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can someone explain the clash in school of thought of these two groups i understand briefly that it was as to whether historical change is really due to social forces or rather due to specific individuals. any more background?

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Marxist historians attribute historical change to a clash within social classes and they put considerable emphasis on economic causes. Ive read a few books by Marxist historians, namely Hobsbawn.

Post-Revisionist are more difficult to generalise, I think they like to attribute change to individuals and a combination of other causes. They look at things in the grand scheme of things. (im not really that sure though)
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Post revisionists often focus on the language, symbolism and 'currents of thought' within events.
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anything else.....lol... thanks by the way big help!
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If you tell us what period you are studying, we may be able to give you some marxist and post-revisionist interpretations on certain events. For example, I can think of quite a few for the periods I am studying.
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(Original post by davireland)
If you tell us what period you are studying, we may be able to give you some marxist and post-revisionist interpretations on certain events. For example, I can think of quite a few for the periods I am studying.
The controll of the third reich up till end of ww2
decollonisation and the british empire.

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Marxist historians place a larger value on economics and class friction, e.g. a marxist interpretation of the rise of the nazis up to 1933, was that it was due primarily to the discontent of the working classes and the economic strains after the wall street crash of 1929.

a post-revisionist historian would associate the rise of the nazis with the intimidation of opposition parties and the resolute character of Hitler. Looking at the economic problems as an aid to the Nazis rather than a direct reason for their ascention.

Personally, I find it very difficult to define post-revisionist historical veiws because it is such a generalised term whilst marxist and traditionist views are easy to spot.
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well, post-revisionists just revise previous interpretations (marxists/revisionists etc), don't they! Haha.
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if only it was always that simple, i cant really define a post-revisionist historian
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could someone Explain how their analysis of the law offers a critical account of efforts to control and
order past societies by revisionist historians around the 1970s. cant find too much information on the web

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