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Author Hunt, Lynn, 1945-

Title Measuring time, making history / Lynn Hunt.

Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  901 HUNT    DUE 25-06-19
Physical description 138 p. ; 20 cm.
Series The Natalie Zemon Davis annual lecture series, 1996-1197
The Natalie Zemon Davis annual lecture series.
Notes Lectures presented in Nov. 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Is Time Historical? -- Ch. 2. Modernity and History -- Ch. 3. Post Times or the Future of the Past.
Summary "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. (B.C./A.D. or B.C.E./C.E.) 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 period arise? Is time really accelerating? Can we - should we - try to move to a new chronological framework, one that reaches back to the origins of humans and forward away or beyond modernity? These questions go to the heart of what history means for us today. Time is now on the agenda."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject History -- Philosophy.
Time -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9789639776142 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9639776149 (pbk. : alk. paper)