Sociology and History

Med "idiografijo" in "nomotetiko"

  • Peter Volasko


At the end of the 19th century, the hitherto relatively unified "Science of Society" split into history and sociology. History s prime objective is the study of individual social phenomena, whereas sociology, by connecting.different realizations, generalizes and formulates new theories. Several conflicting theses exist on the mutual relationship between the two. Some sociologists consider history merely as an auxiliary, documentary science while certain historians deny sociology the status of a science. In recent times, however, these extreme positions are receding, acknowledging their interconnection and giving way to a growing cooperation between the disciplines.