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    DescriptionA leading intellectual member of France's Freudian school, Michel de Certeau combined principles from the disciplines of religion, history, and psychoanalysis in order to redefine historiography and rethink the categories of history. In The Writing of History, de Certeau examines the West's changing conceptions of the very role and nature of history itself, from the seventeenth-century attempts to formulate a "history of man" to Freud's Moses and Monotheism with which de Certeau interprets historical practice as a function of mankind's feelings of loss, mourning, and absence. Exhaustively researched and stunningly innovative, The Writing of History is a crucial introduction to de Certeau's work and is destined to become a classic of modern thought.

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    The Writing of History
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    By (author) Michel de Certeau
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780231055758
    ISBN 10: 0231055757

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    LC classification: D13 .C3413 1988, D13.C3413
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    Edition statement
    Columbia University Press
    Imprint name
    Columbia University Press
    Publication date
    08 October 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michel de Certeau taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris and at the University of California, San Diego, where he was also chairman of the literature department. He authored over a dozen books, including The Mystical Fable, Heterologies: Discourses on the Other, and The Practice of Everyday Life. Tom Conley, Professor of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota, is the author of Film Hieroglyphics and The Graphic Unconscious. He has also translated Gilles Deleuze's The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque.
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    Erudite in the extreme... Brilliant and rewarding. Voice Literary Supplement The crowing work of the late Michel de Certeau is this volume of essays on historiography... Tom Conley has now translated the text into English, with lovely fidelity to de Certeau's mellifluous Gallic idiom. The book is a brilliant, disjointed, baffling work, brimming with complex metaphors, Franco-German metaphysics and a post-modern sensibility. American Historical Review Although he has not yet gained the international reputation of a Foucault, a Bourdieu or a Derrida, the late Michel de Certeau was in their class as a thinker and and his spectrum of interests was even wider than theirs, ranging from theology, sociology, and anthropology. French History
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Writings and HistoriesPart 1: Productions of Places 1. Making History: Problems of Method and Problems of Meaning 2. The Historiographical OperationPart II. Productions of Time: A Religious Archeology Introduction: Questions of Method3. The Inversion of What Can Be Thought: Religious History in the Seventeenth Century 4. The Formality of Practices: From Religious Systems to the Ethics of the Enlightenment ( the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries) Part III: Systems of Meaning: Speech and Writing 5. Ethno-Graphy: Speech, or the Space of the Other , by Jean de Lery6. Language Altered: The Sorcerer's Speech 7. A Variant: Hagio-Graphical Edification Part IV. Freudian Writing 8. What Freud Makes of History: "A Seventeenth-Century Demonological Neurosis" 9. The Fiction of History: The Writing of Moses and Monotheism Index