The Past is a Foreign Country Revisited

A completely updated new edition of David Lowenthal's classic account of how we reshape the past to serve present needs.

Author: David Lowenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521851428

Category: History

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"First published as The past is a foreign country, 1985"--Title page verso.
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The Past is a Foreign Country

Discusses nostalgia, history, and preservation, explains how the past influences the future, and analyzes modern feelings toward the past The past is everywhere.

Author: David Lowenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521294800

Category: History

Page: 489

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Discusses nostalgia, history, and preservation, explains how the past influences the future, and analyzes modern feelings toward the past
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Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth Century America

Too often, to paraphrase David Lowenthal, we allow the past to become a foreign
country, claiming its fundamental ... David Lowenthal, The Past Is a Foreign
CountryRevisited (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 3–4. small ...

Author: Judah M. Cohen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253040244

Category: Music

Page: 320

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In Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth-Century America: Restoring the Synagogue Soundtrack, Judah M. Cohen demonstrates that Jews constructed a robust religious musical conversation in the United States during the mid- to late-19th century. While previous studies of American Jewish music history have looked to Europe as a source of innovation during this time, Cohen’s careful analysis of primary archival sources tells a different story. Far from seeing a fallow musical landscape, Cohen finds that Central European Jews in the United States spearheaded a major revision of the sounds and traditions of synagogue music during this period of rapid liturgical change. Focusing on the influences of both individuals and texts, Cohen demonstrates how American Jewish musicians sought to balance artistry and group singing, rather than "progressing" from solo chant to choir and organ. Congregations shifted between musical genres and practices during this period in response to such factors as finances, personnel, and communal cohesiveness. Cohen concludes that the "soundtrack" of 19th-century Jewish American music heavily shapes how we look at Jewish American music and life in the first part of the 21st-century, arguing that how we see, and especially hear, history plays a key role in our understanding of the contemporary world around us. Supplemented with an interactive website that includes the primary source materials, recordings of the music discussed, and a map that highlights the movement of key individuals, Cohen’s research defines more clearly the sound of 19th-century American Jewry.
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Untimely Epic

The Past is a Foreign Country Revisited, Cambridge. Lukács, G. (1971). The
Theory of the Novel, Cambridge, MA. Lye, S. (2012). Rewriting the Gods:
Religious Ritual, Human Resourcefulness, and Divine Interaction in the
Argonautica', in M.

Author: Tom Phillips

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198848561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica is a voyage across time as well as space. The Argonauts encounter monsters, nymphs, shepherds, and kings who represent earlier stages of the cosmos or human society; they are given glimpses into the future, and themselves effect changes in the world through which they travel. Readers undergo a still more complex form of temporal transport, enabled not just to imagine themselves into the deep past, but to examine the layers of poetic and intellectual history from which Apollonius crafts his poem. Taking its lead from ancient critical preoccupations with poetry's ethical significance, this volume argues that the Argonautica produces an understanding of time and temporal experience which ramifies variously in readers' lives. When describing the people and creatures who lived the past, Apollonius extends readers' capacity for empathetic response to the worlds inhabited by others. In the ecphrasis of Jason's cloak and the account of Jason's conversations with Medea, readers are invited to scrutinize the relationship between exempla and temporal change, while episodes such as the taking of the Golden Fleece explore links between perceptions and their temporal situation. Running through the poem, and through the readings that comprise this book, is an attention to the intellectual potential of the 'untimely' - objects, experience, and language which do not belong straightforwardly to a particular time. Treatment of such phenomena is crucial to the poem's aspiration to inform and expand readers' understanding of themselves as subjects in and of history.
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Quest for the Unity of Knowledge

This book, stemming from David Lowenthal’s inaugural Stockholm Archipelago Lectures, explores the Two Cultures quarrel’s underlying ideologies.

Author: David Lowenthal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429876424

Category: Design

Page: 216

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Is unity of knowledge possible? Is it desirable? Two rival visions clash. One seeks a single way of explaining everything known and knowable about ourselves and the universe. The other champions diverse modes of understanding served by disparate kinds of evidence. Contrary views pit science against the arts and humanities. Scientists generally laud and seek convergence. Artists and humanists deplore amalgamation as a threat to humane values. These opposing perspectives flamed into hostility in the 1950s "Two Cultures" clash. They culminate today in new efforts to conjoin insights into physical nature and human culture, and new fears lest such syntheses submerge what the arts and humanities most value. This book, stemming from David Lowenthal’s inaugural Stockholm Archipelago Lectures, explores the Two Cultures quarrel’s underlying ideologies. Lowenthal shows how ingrained bias toward unity or diversity shapes major issues in education, religion, genetics, race relations, heritage governance, and environmental policy. Aimed at a general academic audience, Quest for the Unity of Knowledge especially targets those in conservation, ecology, history of ideas, museology, and heritage studies.
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Wittgenstein s Vienna Revisited

"The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there." — L. P. Hartley,
The Go-Between Hartley's assertion contains a truth whose importance for
historians as well as for mere mortals can scarcely be overestimated, so difficult
is it often ...

Author: Allan Janik

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412841585

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Weed Science A Plea for Thought Revisited

Hope resides in the future, while perspective and wisdom are almost always
found by looking to the past. Mortenson G. 2009, p. 21 The past is a foreign
country. They do things differently there. Hartley L. P. 1967, p. 3 Weed science—
A plea for ...

Author: Robert L. Zimdahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400720882

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 73

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Weed scientists are confident of increasing production through agricultural technology, including herbicides, but do not must ask if the moral obligation to feed people is sufficient justification for the benefits and harms achieved. A continuing, rigorous examination of the science’s goals that leads to appropriate change is advocated. Weed scientists have a research consensus - a paradigm - Weeds must be controlled. Herbicides are the best control technology. Agriculture's practitoners should discuss the necessity and risks of their technology. Discussion must include scientific evidence and value-laden arguments.
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Cultural Resource Management in Contemporary Society

Perspectives on Managing and Presenting the Past Alf Hatton, Francis P.
MacManamon ... earlier volume, Lowenthal (1985) himself asserts this
fundamental point, that The Past is a Foreign Country; it cannot be revisited other
than vicariously.

Author: Alf Hatton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134816316

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This innovative collection of essays from an international range of contributors describes various means of preserving, protecting and presenting vital cultural resources within the context of economic development, competing claims of "ownership" of particular cultural resources, modern uses of structures and space, and other aspects of late twentieth-century life.
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Archaeological Resource Management in the UK

Lowenthal D. 1985 The Past is a Foreign Country . Cambridge : Cambridge
University Press . Lowenthal D. 1989 ' Heritage Revisited : A Concluding Address
' , in Uzzell 1989b , 212–16 . Lowenthal D. & Binney M. eds 1981 Our Past Before
 ...

Author: John Hunter

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

ISBN: NWU:35556037322070

Category: Social Science

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This introduction to the structure and context of archaeology in Britain reviews the vital issues facing archaeologists during a period in which the discipline has become increasingly complicated and diverse. The authors offer an analysis of the crucial questions of principle and practice that have arisen. In particular, they examine the implications for the archaeological profession of heritage management and legislation, stricter planning controls, changing land use, and the pressure of public interest and concern.
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The Jewish Past Revisited

Historians of scholarship, by contrast, follow the complex, paradoxical, and drawn
-out process by which humanity gradually learned that the past is a foreign
country. But this achievement of intellectuals in Hellenistic Alexandria, III.

Author: David N. Myers

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300146671

Category: History

Page: 256

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In this fascinating new collection of essays, contemporary historians examine the ways earlier historians have framed, written, and "made" the Jewish past. Probing the ideology and methodology of their professional predecessors, American and Israeli historians offer new perspectives on some of the central figures of twentieth-century Jewish historiography, including Gershom Scholem, S. D. Goitein, Yitzhak Baer, Elias Bickermann, and Cecil Roth, as well as the Israeli "New Historians." Although the lives and work of these scholars differ in many ways, Jewish historians have recurrently confronted the challenges posed by assimilation, antisemitism, and various forms of nationalism. Through their critical examinations of the construction of the Jewish past, the contributors to this volume develop important insights into current attitudes toward the dominant canons and ideals of historical scholarship and the future of historiography. They shine new light on the formation of a historical worldview and the "making" of history.
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New Society

1062 450 Listings 451 Out of Africa 452 Observations 453 The clairvoyant Rob
Powell 455 Taking the pulse of Britain David White 458 The past is a foreign
country Caroline St John - Brooks 460 Enterprise zones and freeports revisited
Peter ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112107013770

Category: Great Britain

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Countries of the Mind

The famous opening line of The Go - Between – ' The past is a foreign country :
they do things differently there ... of his association with a family more glamorous
and powerful than his own , one sees that Brideshead Revisited too falls into the
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Author: Gillian Tindall

Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015001174425

Category: Literary Criticism

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Regional Integration Among Developing Countries Revisited

Another reason is the growing importance of " software " in infrastructural
development on a global scale . Joint transportation projects that previously
concentrated on creating new highways , ports , and frequently inefficient joint
regional ...

Author: András Inotai

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822006542989

Category: Developing countries

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Majallat Kull yat al d b

The Past is a Foreign Country ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1985 ) . 17. Miller ,
William Lockley . ... Nationalism Revisited " . The Journal of British ... Traces of
Another Time : History and Politics in Post War British fiction . Princeton Up , 1990
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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173035384162

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Continuities in Popular Culture

The Past Is a Foreign Country . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1985 . Mannheim ...
The Honeymooners ' Companion : The Kramdens and the Nortons Revisited ,
New York : Workman Pub . , 1978 . Meyers , Mike . “ Ads Seek Loudest Blasts
from ...

Author: Ray Broadus Browne

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879725923

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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The humanities are the strongest dynamic that runs from the past into the future. Throughout history, except for the past one hundred fifty years, the strongest element in the humanities has been the culture of the folk. Now it is the everyday culture of a democratic society—popular culture, a key to people’s understanding themselves and their society. These sixteen essays by leading popular culture scholars demonstrate how elements in our everyday life flourished in the past, came to flower today, and will continue to shape us in the future.
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Punjab Revisited

I have been closely studying the glass industry in India , Japan and other foreign
countries for the past 14 years and I am laying before the public and Indian glass
manufacturers results of practical experience and study for their guidance and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015024940564

Category: Punjab

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Rainbow Nation Revisited

They bragged that the AWB were ready and fully armed to ' prevent the takeover
of the country by blacks ' and that the whole world ... who were loyal AWB
supporters and who had already stolen vast amounts of explosives over the past
months for just such a day . ... But just who these leaders were was another
matter .

Author: Donald Woods

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050125981

Category: Democracy

Page: 255

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Looks back at events that have changed the shape of South Africa in the past twenty years, and reflects on what the future holds for the country.
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Archivaria

Evidence of creation and change are part of the history of a record , and the past
and present choices of creators and custodians ... 71 Hugh Taylor , “ Heritage '
Revisited , " p . 9 . ... 74 Lowenthal , The Past is a Foreign Country , 36 Archivaria
60.

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ISBN: UOM:39015071503497

Category: Archives

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Occasional Papers

... The Ecologist 23 ( 6 ) : 202204 Lowenthal D . 1985 The Past is a Foreign
Country , Cambridge : Cambridge University ... published by Paris : UNESCO
World Heritage Centre , which followed the Africa Revisited Exhibition produced
by the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105029548166

Category: Africa

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UNESCO Heritage and Africa

... The Ecologist 23 ( 6 ) : 202204 Lowenthal D . 1985 The Past is a Foreign
Country , Cambridge : Cambridge University ... published by Paris : UNESCO
World Heritage Centre , which followed the Africa Revisited Exhibition produced
by the ...

Author: Joost Fontein

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112422410

Category: Internationalism

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