From Athens to Auschwitz: The Uses of History

From Athens to Auschwitz The Uses of History What does history mean today What is its relevance to the modern world In contemplating fundamental questions about history and the Western legacy the noted classical historian Christian Meier offers

  • Title: From Athens to Auschwitz: The Uses of History
  • Author: Christian Meier Deborah Lucas Schneider
  • ISBN: 9780674016927
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What does history mean today What is its relevance to the modern world In contemplating fundamental questions about history and the Western legacy, the noted classical historian Christian Meier offers a new interpretation on how we view the world.Meier sees an absence of history in contemporary Europe and throughout the West an absence he attributes to the way modernWhat does history mean today What is its relevance to the modern world In contemplating fundamental questions about history and the Western legacy, the noted classical historian Christian Meier offers a new interpretation on how we view the world.Meier sees an absence of history in contemporary Europe and throughout the West an absence he attributes to the way modern historians have written about history and, important, to the dramatic transformations of the twentieth century He argues for the central legacy of Western civilization He tackles the difficulty of reconciling a historical perspective with our era of extreme acceleration, when experience is shaped less by inheritance and legacy than by the novelty of changes wrought by science and globalization Finally, Meier contemplates the enormity of the Holocaust, which he sees as a test of understanding history If it is part of the whole arc of the Western legacy, how do we fit it with the rest This engaging and thought provoking meditation challenges us to rethink the role of history in Western culture and a changing world.

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      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Christian Meier is a German historian and professor emeritus of ancient history at the University of Munich.

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