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Cultural Histories of Memory // Stefan Berger and Jeffrey K. Olick

Cultural Histories of Memory // Stefan Berger and Jeffrey K. Olick

6 volumes, Bloomsbury

#history #memory #culturalhistory

How has understanding of memory evolved over the past 2,500 years? How has our collective memory been influenced and expressed by politics, culture, philosophy and science? In a work that spans over 2,500 years, these ambitious questions are addressed by 64 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. The volumes situate our understanding of memory within a variety of historical contexts, looking to art and science alike to determine how it has changed in Western society since Antiquity.

The six volumes cover:

1. ' Antiquity (800 BCE - 500 CE);

2. ' Middle Ages (500 - 1450);

3. ' Early Modern Age (1450 - 1700) ;

4. ' Eighteenth Century (1700 - 1800);

5. ' Nineteenth Century (1800 - 1900);

6. ' Long Twentieth Century (1900 ' 2000+).

Themes (and chapter titles) are: Politics; Time and Space; Media and Technology; Science and Education; Philosophy; Religion and History; High Culture and Popular Culture; Society; Remembering and Forgetting.

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