maximum abstraction noises
This study leaves that one on Herodotus I was talking about the other day in the dust. I only brought up Greek and Chinese historiography then- this one’s on pretty much everywhere.
So, I was studying Polish history, then I wondered What am I actually doing here? That’s philosophy. Self-transcendence is palpably felt when it occurs – living in the air I called it the other day.
I can tell this is going to be a schizo consciousness maximizer
This book keeps throwing me off guard, mucho suggestione
European historical practices could not be grafted wholesale on to foreign societies anymore than American-style democracy can be imposed today on countries with no democratic tradition
Because I was contemplating whether the Chinese or Indians, say, believe in historical events as fervently as we do here. Maybe that’s just not a thing for them? I’ve looked a few times on baidu for answer to that and haven’t found any evidence that they’re the same as us. Then again, how many people talking so abstractly about “holocaustianity” here? The ones that do it there might get the firing squad.
This writer says that historiography frequently frightens. It couldn’t be for the reason I think it would, right?
Think of the potential deadliness of this discipline
For the reader of this book, the more interesting questions are likely to be first, how ‘modern’ historiography achieved its apparent hegemony, and second, whether this occurred without the ‘victor’ being affected in some ways by contact with the ‘vanquished’ (or in some cases, the ‘vanished’).
Note that this is more abstract than I usually get into. He’s talking historiography itself, whereas I usually question the reigning historiography with my own historiographical interpretation. This guy is going What IS historiography though in the first place? He’s saying there’s a modern form of it that I and the “shoah-ists” both utilize. He says it arose in the last couple centuries.
Yeah this book is making me schizo, mwuah.
Non-euros don’t have this abstraction
This list includes only [historiographical] readings available in English given the target audience for the present book. It is also unavoidably Eurocentric, there being, as yet, no good collection of historiographical readings with a global range.
It might drive a lot of them crazy. Such an abrupt break with solidified cultural memory can do that. Historiography is one of the most secret chaos-causing disciplines. -pharma ad voice- If you are experiencing symptoms of nihilism, ennui, or anomie please see a doctor or soothing bluecheck.
I’m even feeling an edge reading this book. Some parts of the sky you don’t want to be
That gives me a sick laughter.
You might want the answer to that. One person responded saying if you pre-breathe pure oxygen before boarding the plane then you won’t suffocate. In psychological terms we can refer that as breathing pure cope. You’ll survive if you do that, don’t worry.
Why is it that they hear about the writings of people like Pappenheim and Bristow and they are suffocated? This is the intersection of historiography and psychology. I don’t have an answer to that question, this is too new a phenomenon to understand properly. They want to believe what they’ve been told all their life is true? Even if it’s false? It’s their very identity which is false in many cases. We don’t call it a “religion” for nothin–people are existentially, emotionally tied to the imposed historiography. If it’s wrong, they’re wrong, there isn’t a third party, it’s them. Pappenheim is a devilwoman telling them everything they believe is false. Their directedness in the world is shaken. Historiography structures their lifeworld. If you meddle with then they’re thrown off balance, don’t know which direction to go. It used to be so easy, point a to point b. Now their own consciousness has to switch on and they have to navigate the chaos with some alertness and responsibility. People rather just go without thinking. Move in a fixed pattern that’s been set before them by others. That’s my explanation of the psychology/historiography connection anyway – what’s yours?