História (São Paulo)
versão On-line ISSN 1980-4369
CEZAR, Temístocles. In the name of the father, not in the patriarch’s: essay on the limits of impartiality in the Varnhagen’s works. História [online]. 2005, vol.24, n.2, pp. 207-240. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742005000200009.
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the limits of impartiality in Brazilian historiography in the XIXth Century. This study emphasizes the works of historian Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen, specifically the way he deals with two characters: his own father and José Bonifácio, seen by some historiographic works as the patriarch of Brazil's independence.
Palavras-chave : Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen; historiography; history writing.