A corollary of the third principle, I would argue, is the obligation of the restoration of historicalmemory when that memory has been repressed or ignored. The restoration of historicalmemory is suggested in Principle 4, on the victims’ right to know:
Irrespective of any legal
Belarusian institutional historicalmemory and the concepts and interpretation of Belarusian national history have frequently experienced dramatic and even radical shifts in the past several decades. After the declaration of independence of the Republic of Belarus in 1990 and dissolution of the
prominent companions on opposite ends of a conflict that culminated in the first civil war in Sunni historicalmemory. The reconciliation is performed through a number of narrative devices, though it is ʿUṯmān who shoulders most of the blame and overcomes it by acknowledging ʿAmmār and his family’s great
1 Damnatio memoriae versus patriarcha sanctae memoriae Having chronologically described John’s life up to his death, we will now focus on his “second life” in historicalmemory: in other words, there will be an analysis of how John was perceived by his contemporaries and subsequent generations
41 HistoricalMemories and China’s Changing Views of East Asia Xu Guoqi Kalamazoo College The use (or misuse) of history for political purposes is not a Chinese specialty. Almost every country in the world does it. 1 Even Americans, who are not known for their historicalmemories, will on
The article seeks to explain the contrast between the central place of the Exodus in Israelite memory and the marginality of the event in history by shifting the focus of discussion from the historical question to the role the Exodus tradition played in shaping the self-portrait and consciousness of early Israelite society. It first examines the oppressive nature of Egyptian rule in Canaan at the time of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties. It then examines the story of the Exodus in the context of Egypt under the Ramesside and Saitic Dynasties. It suggests that the bondage and the delivery from slavery as related in the biblical story actually took place in Canaan and that the memories were later transferred from Canaan to Egypt. The transfer of memory explains the omission of the memory of the long Egyptian occupation of Canaan in the Bible. The displaced memories of bondage were replaced by the ‘memory’ of the conquest, which reflects the way early Israelite society sought to present its past. The subjugation, the suffering and the delivery were experienced by all tribal groups that lived at the time in Canaan, hence the centrality of the Exodus tradition within the Israelite society
, perhaps due to a natural cause, 4 are all theoretically feasible.
For the Islamic sources, the word of God was of course sufficient in itself for believing in the veracity of this account. There was also the argument that the Qur’ān was challenging the historicalmemory of the pagan Arabs of Mecca and
This article will explore the role of historicalmemory in augmenting the sacred communities reflected in two films, Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Katyń (2007) by Steven Spielberg and Andrzej Wajda respectively. Both films are powerful carriers of historicalmemory for their respective
Journal of Persianate Studies is a peer-reviewed publication of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies. The journal publishes articles on the culture and civilization of the geographical area where Persian has historically been the dominant language or a major cultural force, encompassing Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, as well as the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and parts of the former Ottoman Empire. Its focus on the linguistic, cultural and historical role and influence of Persian culture and Iranian civilization in this area is based on a recognition that knowledge flows from pre-existing facts but is also constructed and thus helps shape the present reality of the Persianate world. Such knowledge can mitigate the leveling effects of globalization as well as counteract the distortions of the area’s common historical memory and civilizational continuity by the divisive forces of modern nationalism and imperialism.