Periodization: Cutting Up the Past (Paperback)Marshall Brown (author)
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This special issue of MLQ covers examples of periodization from the early modern to the present, including a range from the individual year to the longue duree and incorporates a variety of methods from close empirical study to global concern. In the lead essay, Russell A. Berman argues that periodization saves us from the dangers of both anachronism and presentism. Srinivas Aravamudan, updating Vico, reminds usthat we lose the past if we simply leave it unexamined. In "Perioddity" Timothy J. Reiss reflects on the crossings of chronology with geology in long-range and global perspectives.
This collection strives to turn discomfort with periodization into a constructive discourse.
Contributors. Srinivas Aravamudan, Russell Berman, Marshall Brown, Margreta de Grazia, Robert J. Griffin, Anne K. Mellor, Michael North, Timothy J. Reiss
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 12 mm