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Meaning and representation in history.


Meaning and representation in history.

Ed. by Jorn Rusen.

Berghahn Books


274 pages



Making sense of history; v.7


Historians, most European, explore both the power of the past over the minds of people in the present, and what features people of the present attribute to the past when they relate themselves to it. Their topics include how meaning came into the world and what became of it, language and historical experience, reinventing tradition between the 18th and 20th centuries, and ruins as a visual expression of historical meaning. Only names are indexed.

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