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‘Let’s Get Rid of That Old Stuff!’

Rethinking Historical Time : New Approaches to Presentism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When François Hartog states that our changing attitude towards the past is a symptom of presentism, he uses as an example the iconic symbols of French heritage: historical monuments and museums (Hartog 2018). Hartog highlights...

History as a Scam: Confrontation and Resentment between Archaeology and History

Theories of History : History Read across the Humanities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Archaeology of a historical period is prehistory with one more problem. See H. J. Franken , “The Problem of Identification in Biblical...

Does Magic Work?

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...This Book was dictated to me (on April 8, 9, and 10, 1904 e.v.) by Aiwass, a Being whose nature I do not fully understand, but who described Himself as “the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat” (the Lord of Silence).The contents of the book prove...

Against Darwin: Teleology in German Philosophical Anthropology

Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Aspects of this chapter appear in different argumentative contexts in Angus Nicholls , ‘The Fremdling of Teleology, or: On Roger Smith...

A Bastard Sister: Magic as an Object of Study in the Twentieth Century

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...I must plunge again and again in the water of doubt.The academic study of magic by non-practitioners is a relatively new area of scholarship, but in one sense the explorations of the uninitiated critic can be traced back to the Church...

Historical Culture

Maria Grever

Maria Grever is Professor Emeritus of Theory and Methods of History at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Research Fellow at NL-Lab KNAW Humanities Cluster, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robbert-Jan Adriaansen

Robbert-Jan Adriaansen is an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction All past and present cultures and societies somehow relate to their pasts. This is not specific to modern society. In 1929, Johan Huizinga stressed that throughout the ages people have given meaning to the past. Hence, he...

Historicism and the comparative method (nineteenth century to early twentieth century)

Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The nineteenth century was a highly successful period for the comparative method, which became firmly established in every area of the natural and social sciences and the humanities – except for history.As an essential part of any...

Introduction

Marek Tamm

Marek Tamm is Professor of Cultural History at Tallinn University, Estonia. His primary research fields are the cultural history of medieval Europe, theory of history and cultural memory studies. He has recently published Debating New Approaches to History (ed. with Peter Burke, 2018) and an edited volume, Afterlife of Events: Perspectives on Mnemohistory (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laurent Olivier

Laurent Olivier is Curator in Chief of the Celtic and Gallic Department at the French National Museum of Archaeology in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. His main area of research is the archaeology of the European Iron Age, but he is also interested in the history of the archaeological discipline and its place in the building of collective identities. He has recently published Le Pays des Celtes. Mémoires de la Gaule (2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rethinking Historical Time : New Approaches to Presentism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Shifting notions of time ‘Is time out of joint?’, asks the German cultural theorist Aleida Assmann (2013) in the title of her recent book on modern and contemporary time regimes. ‘Where has the future gone?’, inquires the French...

Mass-Observation

Claire Langhamer

Claire Langhamer is Professor of Modern British History at Sussex University, Brighton, United Kingdom Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using Primary Sources

...Introduction On January 30, 1937, a letter appeared on the pages of The New Statesman announcing the foundation of an ambitious and slightly odd-sounding organization dedicated to the study of British life. Called Mass-Observation, its aim...

The Hidden Name: Periodization and the Politics of Definition

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...Each thing, each being, has in addition to its manifest name another, hidden name to which it cannot fail to respond. To be a magus means to know and evoke these archi-names. Hence the interminable discussions of names (diabolical...