Introduction. Periodisation in a Global Context*

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October 9, 2018

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Editorial Board, « Introduction. Periodisation in a Global Context* », Chronologics. Periodisation in a global context, ID : 10670/1.jbvnpc


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Preprint Thomas Maissen, Barbara Mittler, and Pierre Monnet When I was a small boy and was taught history—very badly, of course, as nearly everyone in England is—I used to think of history as a sort of long scroll with thick black lines ruled across it at intervals. Each of these lines marked the end of what was called a ‘period’, and you were given to understand that what came afterwards was completely different from what had gone before. It was almost like a clock striking. For instance,...

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