Introduction to Section 2

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June 29, 2020

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Editorial Board, « Introduction to Section 2 », Chronologics. Periodisation in a global context, ID : 10670/1.hdjigd


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This section of the book sets off with contestations on world history, beginning with Michael Geyer’s analysis of the unknown and precautious work of Marshall G.S. Hodgson who, since the 1940s had attempted to “recast, quite literally, the sense or ‘experience’ of space and time” and thus to create create a “post-Western,” and thus, truly “global timescale.”[1] This section illustrates how different actors at different times developed and contested their specific ways of conceiving space-time...

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