Meaning of ahistoricism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌeɪhɪˈstɒrɪsɪz(ə)m/


  • A tendency to be unconcerned with history or historical events, a lack of regard for history; specifically a system of thought or analysis which fails to view persons, texts, cultural phenomena, etc., within their historical context. Compare "historicism", new historicism .


1940s; earliest use found in American Sociological Review. From a- + historicism, after French anhistoricisme.