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Braudel : historical time and the horror of discontinuity

Harris, Olivia (2004) Braudel : historical time and the horror of discontinuity. History Workshop Journal, 57 (1). pp. 161-174. ISSN 1477-4569

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Identification Number: 10.1093/hwj/57.1.161


The article looks at Braudel’s ideas of historical time, in particular how his passion for long-term continuity also constitutes an aversion to the idea of rupture or breaks in time, and his avoidance of clear periodization. At the same time, it considers the paradox that Braudel is happy to accept rupture and revolution in the context of the history of ideas.

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Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:42

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