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By Marek Tamm

Lately, we've got witnessed a rearticulation of the normal courting among the previous, current and destiny, broadening historiography's diversity from learning previous occasions to their later effect and that means. the amount proposes to examine the views of this procedure referred to as mnemohistory, and argues for a redefinition of the time period 'event'.

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This first, most spectacular aspect of the event requires broad diffusion so as to assure it of its impact. The globally felt shock on 11 September 2001 is, in this respect, the most exemplary blow of that genre of stupefying phenomena (Derrida and Habermas 2004). At the same time, the greatest historical events most frequently make their entrance, as Nietzsche once observed, on doves’ feet – like a mortal illness that soundlessly infiltrates the body, or the landing of the Pilgrims 42 Theoretical Reflections of the Mayflower on the coast of Massachusetts, or, again, the storming of the Bastille that provoked no comment from Louis XVI in his diary entry for 14 July 1789.

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