Listening to the Text: On the Uses of the Past Brian Stock

ISBN: 9780801839030

Published: December 1st 1989

Hardcover

208 pages


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Listening to the Text: On the Uses of the Past  by  Brian Stock

Listening to the Text: On the Uses of the Past by Brian Stock
December 1st 1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 208 pages | ISBN: 9780801839030 | 10.18 Mb

Ours is largely an ahistorical world. And yet we take history very seriously. The more remote the past becomes, the more we seem to concern ourselves with understanding it. We are no longer linked to our ancestors through common material conditions.MoreOurs is largely an ahistorical world.

And yet we take history very seriously. The more remote the past becomes, the more we seem to concern ourselves with understanding it. We are no longer linked to our ancestors through common material conditions. If earlier ages still have a hold on us, it is through our thoughts about them.The essays in this volume are about a segment of the past that runs roughly from the end of antiquity to the thirteenth century. More generally, they are about recollecting the past by putting words into writings. They are equally about the past that is written about and the writing that brings it to life.

In other words, they deal with the creation of the past as text.—from the Introduction



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