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The Resource From Athens to Auschwitz : the uses of history, Christian Meier ; translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider

From Athens to Auschwitz : the uses of history, Christian Meier ; translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider

Label
From Athens to Auschwitz : the uses of history
Title
From Athens to Auschwitz
Title remainder
the uses of history
Statement of responsibility
Christian Meier ; translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"In contemplating fundamental questions about history and the Western legacy, the noted classical historian Christian Meier offers a new interpretation on how we view the world." "Meier sees an "absence" of history in contemporary Europe and throughout the West - an absence he attributes to the way modern historians have written about history and, more important, to the dramatic transformations of the twentieth century. He argues for the central legacy of Western civilization. He tackles the difficulty of reconciling a historical perspective with our era of extreme acceleration, when experience is shaped less by inheritance and legacy than by the novelty of changes wrought by science and globalization. Finally, Meier contemplates the enormity of the Holocaust, which he sees as a test of "understanding" history. If it is part of the whole arc of the Western legacy, how do we fit it with the rest?" "This meditation challenges us to rethink the role of history in Western culture and a changing world."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
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1929-
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Meier, Christian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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History
Label
From Athens to Auschwitz : the uses of history, Christian Meier ; translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-234) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Auschwitz
  • 6.
  • A legacy without heirs? : what is our legacy and what is it good for?
  • 1.
  • The absence of history : assessing the situation : we are running out of time
  • 2.
  • Around 1500 : the "European miracle" and what made it possible
  • 3.
  • Athens and Rome : the origins of Europe's special path
  • 4.
  • Deeds and contingencies, politics and processes : where history takes place and who is responsible for it
Control code
8944150
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 239 p.
Isbn
9780674016927
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004060611
System control number
  • (DLC) 2004060611
  • (BNAtoc) 2004060611
  • (Uk)013129790
  • 8944150
Label
From Athens to Auschwitz : the uses of history, Christian Meier ; translated by Deborah Lucas Schneider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-234) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Auschwitz
  • 6.
  • A legacy without heirs? : what is our legacy and what is it good for?
  • 1.
  • The absence of history : assessing the situation : we are running out of time
  • 2.
  • Around 1500 : the "European miracle" and what made it possible
  • 3.
  • Athens and Rome : the origins of Europe's special path
  • 4.
  • Deeds and contingencies, politics and processes : where history takes place and who is responsible for it
Control code
8944150
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 239 p.
Isbn
9780674016927
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004060611
System control number
  • (DLC) 2004060611
  • (BNAtoc) 2004060611
  • (Uk)013129790
  • 8944150

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