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Author Clark, Christopher M., author
Title Time and Power : visions of history in German politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich / Christopher Clark
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  DD17 .C53 2019    DUE 01-09-23    30610020597936
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  JC330 C592 2019    ON HOLDSHELF    30530001298637
Descript x, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Series The Lawrence Stone lectures
Lawrence Stone lectures
Note Inspired by the insights of Reinhart Koselleck and François Hartog, two pioneers of the "temporal turn" in historiography, Clark shows how Friedrich Wilhelm rejected the notion of continuity with the past, believing instead that a sovereign must liberate the state from the entanglements of tradition to choose freely among different possible futures. He demonstrates how Frederick the Great abandoned this paradigm for a neoclassical vision of history in which sovereign and state transcend time altogether, and how Bismarck believed that the statesman's duty was to preserve the timeless permanence of the state amid the torrent of historical change. Clark describes how Hitler did not seek to revolutionize history like Stalin and Mussolini, but instead sought to evade history altogether, emphasizing timeless racial archetypes and a prophetically foretold future
Includes bibliographical references and index
The history machine -- The historian king -- Boatman on the river of time -- Time of the Nazis
Subject Power (Social sciences) -- Germany -- History
Germany -- History
Germany -- Politics and government
Germany -- Historiography
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