The measure of times past : pre-Newtonian chronologies and the rhetoric of relative time

Donald J. Wilcox

In this extraordinary work, Donald J. Wilcox seeks to discover an approach to narrative and history consistent with the discontinuous, relative time of the twentieth century. He shows how our B.C./A.D. system, intimately connected to Newtonian concepts of continuous, objective, and absolute time, has affected our conception and experience of the past. He demonstrates absolute time's centrality to modern historical methodologies and the problems it has created in the selection and interpretation of facts. Inspired by contemporary fiction and Einsteinian concepts of relativity, he concludes his analysis with a comparison of our system with earlier, pre-Newtonian time schemes to create a radical new critique of historical objectivity.

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書名 The measure of times past : pre-Newtonian chronologies and the rhetoric of relative time
著作者等 Wilcox, Donald J.
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1987
版表示 New ed
ページ数 ix, 292 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0226897222
0226897214
NCID BA01440104
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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