History and Memory

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Columbia University Press, 1992 - History - 265 pages
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In this brillant meditation on conceptions of history, Le Goff traces the evolution of the historian's craft. Examining real and imagined oppositions between past and present, ancient and modern, oral and written history, History and Memory reveals the strands of continuity that have characterized historiography from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Europe.

 

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The book is a collection of essays on, go figure, "History" and "Memory" and the different ways these have been conceived of over time. Le Goff primarily focuses on Western historiography, but takes ... Read full review

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The book is a collection of essays on, go figure, "History" and "Memory" and the different ways these have been conceived of over time. Le Goff primarily focuses on Western historiography, but takes ... Read full review

Contents

Prefac
1
ANTIQUE ANCIENTMODERN 2
21
MEMORY 5
51
Contemporary Revolutions in Memory
90
The Stake of Memory
97
Endnotes
217
About the Author
241
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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