9780804736442-0804736448-Retroactive Justice: Prehistory of Post-Communism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Retroactive Justice: Prehistory of Post-Communism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

ISBN-13: 9780804736442
ISBN-10: 0804736448
Edition: 1
Author: Rév, István
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 360 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804736442
ISBN-10: 0804736448
Edition: 1
Author: Rév, István
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 360 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rév, István wrote Retroactive Justice: Prehistory of Post-Communism (Cultural Memory in the Present) comprising 360 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804736448 and 9780804736442. Since then Retroactive Justice: Prehistory of Post-Communism (Cultural Memory in the Present) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This unorthodox scholarly work dissects the ghosts of history in order to analyze how the past―both recent and distant―haunts posterity, and in what ways the present disfigures the image of times gone by. The book presents a novel history of Communism from the perspective of its collapse, and inspects the world beyond the Fall in the distorting mirror of its imagined prehistory. Using a series of strange and darkly ironic stories, the subsequent chapters provide a close exploration of some of the essential objects of historical study: the name, the date, the dead, the relic, the pantheon, the court, the underworld, and the underground. The tension between vast distances, both in space and time, that Retroactive Justice covers, and the extremely focused analyses, provide an unexpected experience of writing and rewriting, visioning and revisioning history.

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