Leopold von Ranke

Leopold von Ranke Quotes

Germany, Historian
December 21, 1795May, 23, 1886.

Leopold von Ranke 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was able to implement the seminar teaching method in his classroom and focused on archival research and analysis of historical documents. Building on the methods of the Göttingen School of History, 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).

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our policies regarding the use of cookies.