Time and power

Time and power Visions of History in German Politics, from the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich christopher clark

From the author of the national bestseller The Sleepwalkers, a book about how the exercise of power is shaped by different concepts of time This groundbreaking book presents new perspectives on how the exercise of power is shaped by different notions of time. Acclaimed historian Christopher Clark draws on four key figures from German history "Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg-Prussia, Frederick the Great, Otto von Bismarck, and Adolf Hitler "to look at history through a temporal lens and ask how historical actors and their regimes embody unique conceptions of time. Inspired by the insights of Reinhart Koselleck and Fran ois Hartog, two pioneers of the oetemporal 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 abandoned this paradigm for a neoclassical vision of history in which sovereign and state transcend time altogether, and how Bismarck believed that the statesman (TM)s duty was to preserve the timeless permanence of the state amid the torrent of historical change. Clark describes how Hitler did not seek to revolutionize history like Stalin and Mussolini, but instead sought to evade history altogether, emphasizing timeless racial archetypes and a prophetically foretold future. Elegantly written and boldly innovative, Time and Power takes readers from the Thirty Years (TM) War to the fall of the Third Reich, revealing the connection between political power and the distinct temporalities of the leaders who wield it.
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780691181653
Uitgever
Princeton University Press
Druk
1e
Verschenen
08-01-2019
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
312 pp.
Bindwijze
Hardcover Hardback
Genre
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