Measuring Time, Making History

Measuring Time, Making History

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Time is the crucial ingredient in history, and yet historians rarely talk about time as such. These essays offer new insight into the development of modern conceptions of time, from the Christian dating system (BC/AD or BCE/CE) to the idea of “modernity” as a new epoch in human history. Are the Gregorian calendar, world standard time, and modernity itself simply impositions of Western superiority? How did the idea of stages of history culminating in the modern… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: Central European University Press (December 20, 2012)

Collection: The Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English

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