Dust

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Manchester University Press, 2001 - Archives - 195 pages
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Dust is a witty and highly original investigation into the development of modern history writing. This book considers how history writing belongs to the currents of thought shaping the modern world, and suggests that, like dust, the 'matter of history' can never go away or be erased.
 

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User Review  - klai - LibraryThing

I'm not a historian, and thus not the target audience, and hence this review is highly subjective. I felt that most of the essays in this book revolved around literary-theory-type ramblings, only ... Read full review

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Nothing like reading a bunch of children’s books and then delving into deconstructionism and a response to the writings of Derrida on archives. Or Freud. Or whatever it is that Derrida writes about ... Read full review

Contents

In the archons house
1
Something she called a fever Michelet Derrida and dust
17
The magistrates
38
The space of memory in an archive
66
To Middlemarch without benefit of archive
89
What a rag rug means
112
About ends on how the end is different from an ending
142
The story of the dust
157
Bibliography
171
Index
192
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