May 1995
Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary & Cultural Criticism;1995, p136
A definition of the term "historicism" is presented. It refers a concept view all knowledge and all experience as subject to historical change, as the dominant mode of nineteenth-century historical thought. It has been associated with the development in the nineteenth century and particularly in Germany. It is the belief that an adequate understanding of the nature of any phenomenon and an adequate assessment of its value are to be gained.


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