[Epub] ➝ Time and Power ➢ Christopher Clark – Heartforum.co.uk From the author of the national bestseller The Sleepwalkers a book about how the exercise of power is shaped by different concepts of timeThis groundbreaking book presents new perspectives on how the From the author of the national bestseller The Sleepwalkers a book about how the exercise of power is shaped by different concepts of timeThis 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 Time and PDF or a temporal lens and ask how historical actors and their regimes embody uniue conceptions of timeInspired by the insights of Reinhart Koselleck and Franois 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 abandoned this paradigm for a neoclassical vision of history in which sovereign and state transcend time altogether and how Bismarck believed that the statesman'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 futureElegantly written and boldly innovative Time and Power takes readers from the Thirty Years' War to the fall of the Third Reich revealing the connection between political power and the distinct temporalities of the leaders who wield it New Statesman.
Christopher Munro Chris Clark is an Australian historian working in EnglandHe was educated at Sydney Grammar School between and the University of Sydney where he studied History and between and the Freie Universität BerlinHe received his PhD at the University of Cambridge having been a member of Pembroke College Cambridge from to He is Professor in Modern Eur.
- 312 pages
- Time and Power
- Christopher Clark
- 19 April 2014 Christopher Clark