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Measuring Time, Making History

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ISBN: 9789639776142 9786155211485 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: 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 period arise? Is time really ac...

Nationalism and Beyond

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ISBN: 9789639241121 9789633860083 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: History
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""There is nothing quite like this book in the contemporary literature. It fills a salient vacuum and would make a fine contribution to a number of debates."" - Philip Pettit, Professor of Social and Political Theory, Australian National University, Canberra. ""The book offers high-level philosophical analysis of a topical issue, that of nationalism. The author takes a partisan, cosmopolitan position towards his subject. His main aim is to show that cultural isolationism, hostility towards the n...

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