Resonances: Historical essays on Continuity and Change

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Andreas Bücker (Editor), Eyolf Østrem (Editor), Nils Holger Petersen (Editor)

Continuity and change enclose a problem field that is fundamental to the interpretation of historical material. On the one hand the notions that are necessary to perceive the historical account as a narrative: continuity, tradition, constancy, consistency, identity; on the other those that provide an impetus or drive to that account: change, innovation, rupture, or discontinuity.
Resonances: Historical Essays on Continuity and Change explores the historiographical question of the modes of interrelation between these motifs in historical narratives. The essays in the collection attempt to realize theoretical consciousness through historical narrative ‘in practice’, by discussing selected historical topics from Western cultural history, within the disciplines of history, literature, visual arts, musicology, archaeology, philosophy, and theology.
The title Resonances indicates the overall perspective of the book: how connotations of past meanings may resonate through time, in new contexts, assuming new meanings without surrendering the old.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTurnhout, Belgium
PublisherBrepols Academic Publishers
Number of pages266
ISBN (Print)978-2-503-53493-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
SeriesRitus et Artes: Traditions and Transformations
Volume5

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