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Present Past
By Richard Terdiman

Present Past

Modernity and the Memory Crisis

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Present Past by Richard Terdiman

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This book is about memory-about how the past persists into the present, and about how this persistence has been understood over the past two centuries. Since the French Revolution, memory has been the source of an intense disquiet. Fundamental cultural theories have sought to understand it, and have striven to represent its stresses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801481321
ISBN-10: 0801481325
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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