historicism definition

  • noun:
    • A theory that events tend to be determined or influenced by problems and built-in processes beyond the control over people.
    • A theory that stresses the significant influence of history as a criterion of value.
    • Art & Architecture The deliberate use or revival of historic types in modern works.
    • Philosophy the scene that historical times should always be studied without imposing anachronistic kinds of assessment.
    • A theory that activities tend to be impacted by historical conditions, as opposed to by individuals.
    • the application of historic types in modern art.
    • a technique of explanation in Christian eschatology which tries to connect Biblical prophecies with real historical events and symbolic beings with historic persons or societies.
    • a theory that personal and social occasions are dependant on history

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