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- Author(s)Eelco Runia
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication06/05/2014
- GenreHistory: World & General
- Series TitleEuropean Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Weight496 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Format DetailsTrade binding
- Table Of ContentsIntroduction1. Burying the Dead, Creating the Past2. Forget About It 3. Presence4. Spots of Time5. Thirsting for Deeds: Schiller and the Historical Sublime6. Into Cleanness Leaping: The Vertiginous Urge to Commit History7. Inventing the New from the Old8. Crossing the Wires in the Pleasure Machine9. Our Own Best Enemy: How Humans Energize Their EvolutionCodaNotesIndex
- Author BiographyEelco Runia is a novelist and chair of the Centre for Metahistory at Groningen University in the Netherlands. His novels and essayistic work on the making and writing of history address the question of how and why humans habitually disrupt their lives by saddling themselves with accomplished facts of their own making.
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