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Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816699483

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.001.0001

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Writing the History of the Present

Writing the History of the Present

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(p.187) Conclusion Writing the History of the Present
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Foucault in Iran
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Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.003.0007

This chapter raises the question of how one can write history of the present without preconceived commitments to a universal History. It proposes that thinking about history is only meaningful if historical agents promote novel possibilities and act toward them.

Keywords:   historiography, universal history, Susan Buck-Morss, Islam, Michel Foucault, Iranian Revolution

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