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Measuring Time, Making History

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ISBN-10: 9639776149

ISBN-13: 9789639776142

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lynn Hunt

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First volume of the Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series at Central European University, this small but rich book contains three lectures delivered at CEU. Explores some of the ways in which time matters or should matter to historians. Like everyone else, historians assume that time exists, yet despite its obvious importance to historical writing--what is history but the account of how things change over time?--writers of history do not often inquire into the meaning of time itself. Hunt asks a series of related questions about time in history. Why is time now again on the agenda, for historians and more generally in Western culture? How did Western Christian culture develop its…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Central European University Press
Publication date: 1/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 147
Size: 5.14" wide x 7.87" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Is Time Historical?
Modernity and History
Post Times or the Future of the Past
Index