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Measuring Time, Making History

Time is the crucial ingredient in history, and yet historians rarely talk about time as such. These essays offer new insight into the development of modern conceptions of time, from the Christian dating system (BC/AD or BCE/CE) to the idea of “modernity” as a new epoch in human history.

Are the Gregorian calendar, world standard time, and modernity itself simply impositions of Western superiority? How did the idea of stages of history culminating in the modern period arise? Is time rea...

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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Serie : The Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series
  • Place of publication : Budapest
  • Year of publication : 2008
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 20 December 2012
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9789639776142
  • Electronic ISBN : 9786155211485
  • Number of pages : 147 p.

© Central European University Press, 2008

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