History set into motion again

Simon ZB (2015)
Rethinking History 19(4): 651-667.

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It is believed to be common knowledge that history (in the sense of things done, in the sense of a collective singular) is suspended, that history is doomed to remain motionless. What is more, we all – or at least many of us – tend to believe that this precisely is how it should be: history, if such thing exists at all, has to stand still. It is against this backdrop that I wish to point out that there is a cultural phenomenon we should not leave unnoticed, namely, that a new quasi-substantive philosophy of history – operating with the notions of commemoration, trauma, and the sublime – sets history into motion again. It sets history into motion by reclaiming the monstrosities of the world, that is, by compensating for the rather one-sided attention paid to language in the last decades; and it sets history into motion despite the respect it seriously pays to the primary suspension of history.
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Simon ZB. History set into motion again. Rethinking History. 2015;19(4):651-667.
Simon, Z. B. (2015). History set into motion again. Rethinking History, 19(4), 651-667.
Simon, Z. B. (2015). History set into motion again. Rethinking History 19, 651-667.
Simon, Z.B., 2015. History set into motion again. Rethinking History, 19(4), p 651-667.
Z.B. Simon, “History set into motion again”, Rethinking History, vol. 19, 2015, pp. 651-667.
Simon, Z.B.: History set into motion again. Rethinking History. 19, 651-667 (2015).
Simon, Zoltán Boldizsár. “History set into motion again”. Rethinking History 19.4 (2015): 651-667.
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