Item description for Measuring Time, Making History (Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series at Central European University) by Lynn Avery Hunt...
First Volume of he 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 distinctive way of measuring time (BC/AD or BCE/CE) and how does it influence our notion of history? What is the role of modernity - our most contentious temporal category - in the historical discipline? Is modernity an experience of temporality or an ideological construction? Are modernity, the discipline of history, and even the notion of history itself a western, and therefore imperialist, imposition? Should we, can we, move beyond the modern within the historical discipline?
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Studio: Central European University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2008
Publisher Central European University Press
ISBN 9639776149 ISBN13 9789639776142
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More About Lynn Avery Hunt
Lynn Hunt is Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA, former president of the American Historical Association, and author of numerous works, including Inventing Human Rights and Telling the Truth about History. She lives in Los Angeles.
Lynn Hunt currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Lynn Hunt was born in 1945 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California, Los Angeles UCLA University of California, L.