Christian Meier: The Imperative to Forget and the Indictability of Remembering. Siedler Verlag (Hardcover, (Contemporary) History)

The Imperative to Forget and the Indictability of Remembering

Public dealing with an oppressive past

Original Title: Das Gebot zu vergessen und die Unabweisbarkeit des Erinnerns

Hardcover with jacket, 160 pages, 12.0 x 20.0 cm, 4.7 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-88680-949-3
€ 14.95 [D] | € 15.40 [A] | CHF 21.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: June 14, 2010
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Christian  Meier - The Imperative to Forget and the Indictability of Remembering
 
 
 

 

Does constant remembering help us process the past?

One of the central dogmas of our day is that if we are to come to terms with our past we have to keep the memory of it alive. Christian Meier, however, one of the most important German historians, has in his brilliant essay questioned this obsession with the past. He shows that in earlier times it was not remembering that was the remedy for learning to live with a terrible past but rather forgetting.

“The historian Christian Meier has written a small, valuable book.”

Die Zeit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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