Abigail Green: Brandenburg-Prussian Power, 19 March 2020
Show More Time and Power: Visions of History in German Politics from the Thirty Years’ War to the Third Reich by Christopher Clark.
Princeton, 295 pp., £25, January 2019, 978 0 691 18165 3Show More
“... As gravity bends light, so power bends time,’ Christopher Clark writes. The ‘temporal turn’, which has recently become fashionable among historians, looks at the interplay between an individual’s subjective experience of the world and the temporal systems that surround them. These systems are generated, on the one hand, by the infrastructure of modernity – clocks, railways, the internet – and, on the other, by ideas about stasis and change, and the past, present and future ...”