We have now begun to confront the primacy of that form of explanation that connects reference (evidence) with meaning and explanation exclusively through the process of inference. In this chapter, I will describe how the conventional definitions of historical understanding in terms of the two key concepts of explanation and meaning need to be re-thought.1 As we shall see, one of the most significant results of the narrative turn has been the emergence of a new approach to the-past-as-history derived from the emerging and growing compulsion to undertake experimental history.
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