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arguments. 8 A corollary of the third principle, I would argue, is the obligation of the restoration of historical memory when that memory has been repressed or ignored. The restoration of historical memory is suggested in Principle 4, on the victims’ right to know: Irrespective of any legal

In: International Criminal Law Review
Author: Alena Marková

Belarusian institutional historical memory 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

In: Journal of Belarusian Studies
Author: Mairaj U. Syed

prominent companions on opposite ends of a conflict that culminated in the first civil war in Sunni historical memory. 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

In: Arabica
Author: Ondřej Schmidt

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 historical memory: in other words, there will be an analysis of how John was perceived by his contemporaries and subsequent generations

In: John of Moravia between the Czech Lands and the Patriarchate of Aquileia (ca. 1345–1394)
Author: Guoqi Xu

41 Historical Memories 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 historical memories, will on

In: Journal of American-East Asian Relations
Author: Nadav Naʾaman

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

In: Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions

, 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 historical memory of the pagan Arabs of Mecca and

In: Studia Islamica

This article will explore the role of historical memory 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 historical memory for their respective

In: Religion and the Arts

brill.nl/mjcc MEJCC Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication 4 (2011) 257–281 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/187398611X590200 Targeting the Symbolic Dimension of Baathist Iraq: Cultural Destruction, Historical Memory, and National Identity Benjamin Isakhan Deakin

In: Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication
The 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.

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