Time and Power : visions of history in German politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich / Christopher Clark.

Published: 13/01/2019
Time and Power : visions of history in German politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich / Christopher Clark.
Source: CATALOG.MULTCOLIB.ORG

Inspired by the insights of Reinhart Koselleck and François Hartog, two pioneers of the "temporal turn" in historiography, Clark shows how Friedrich Wilhelm rejected the notion of continuity with the past, believing instead that a sovereign must liberate the state from the entanglements of tradition to choose freely among different possible futures. He demonstrates how Frederick the Great abando

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