The writing of history

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From the seventeenth-century attempts to formulate a “history of man” to Freud’s Moses and Monotheism, de Certeau examines the West’s changing conceptions of the role and nature of history.

ISBN: 9780231055758 Author: Certeau, Michel de Publisher: Columbia UP Publication Date: 1st January 1992 Imprint: Columbia University Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 907.2 (edition:21) Pages: 368 Language: English Readership: College - higher education / Code: F Category: Subject:

A leading intellectual member of France’s Freudian school, Michel de Certeau combined principles from the disciplines of religion, history, and psychoanalysis in order to redefine historiography and rethink the categories of history. In The Writing of History, de Certeau examines the West’s changing conceptions of the very role and nature of history itself, from the seventeenth-century attempts to formulate a “history of man” to Freud’s Moses and Monotheism with which de Certeau interprets historical practice as a function of mankind’s feelings of loss, mourning, and absence. Exhaustively researched and stunningly innovative, The Writing of History is a crucial introduction to de Certeau’s work and is destined to become a classic of modern thought.

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