Our Shadowed Present: Modernism, Postmodernism, and History

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Stanford University Press, 2004 - History - 336 pages
"At a time of the widespread rejection of history by politicians and intellectuals, J. C. D. Clark's new book is a defence of continuity, a key account of the sources of public morality, civic involvement and our sense of identity. Clark shows how modernism and postmodernism try to subvert our understanding of ourselves in time. Their combination has threatened the historical perspective itself, and undermined institutions and beliefs - nations, parties, and religions for example - that embody continuity." "Our Shadowed Present is a book in which a distinguished historian attacks Britain's loss of tradition."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Jonathan Clark is the Hall Distinguished Professor of British History at the University of Kansas. He was formerly a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of a number of highly regarded books on early modern England.

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