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By Henning Trüper, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Bo Stråth, Martti Koskenniemi

Historical Teleologies within the smooth World tracks the fragmentation and proliferation of teleological understandings of background – the thought that heritage needed to be defined as a goal-directed strategy – in Europe and past during the nineteenth and into the 20 th century. ancient teleologies have profoundly trained quite a few different disciplines, together with glossy philosophy, ordinary background, literature, humanitarian and spiritual philanthropism, the political proposal and perform of revolution, emancipation, imperialism, colonialism and anti-colonialism, the conceptualization of common humankind, and the certainty of modernity generally.

By exploring the extension and plurality of historic teleology, the essays during this quantity revise the historical past of historicity within the sleek interval. Historical Teleologies within the glossy World casts doubt at the concept that a unmarried, if strong, perception of time may functionality because the unifying precept of all sleek historicity, as a substitute pursuing an research of the plurality of recent historicities and its underlying constructions. by way of bringing jointly Western and non-Western histories, this publication presents the 1st prolonged remedy of the assumption of old teleology. it will likely be of significant price to scholars and students of recent international and highbrow history.

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If this were indeed the case, how was one to treat this longer history? There are some passages in which Adas does touch on this problem, and it is largely in the context of an evaluation of the ‘rationality’ or ‘irrationality’ of these prophetic movements. We have noted above that a writer like Euclides da Cunha, while sympathetic to the tragic end of the Canudos rebels, nevertheless placed them within a narrative where it was the Republican state that represented rational progress, while the rebels stood for a form of irrationality that was explicable in social determinist vocabulary.

Further, a large proportion of participants in the rebellion belonged either to impoverished peasant groups or to distinctive minorities (such as the Hakka), an aspect that likens it to the Canudos War to some extent. But it is equally striking that at the ideological core of the affair was an eschatological issue, centring on the enigmatic person of a certain Hong Xiuquan, a failed civil service aspirant. Together with his close associate, a certain Yang Xiuqing, Hong appears to have been influenced by readings of Christian missionary tracts and materials.

76. 36. For a discussion of this problematic see Philip Ajouri, Erzählen nach Darwin. Die Krise der Teleologie im literarischen Realismus: Friedrich Theodor Vischer und Gottfried Keller, Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2007. 37. Walter Benjamin, Über den Begriff der Geschichte, ed. Gérard Raulet, Kritische Gesamtausgabe 19, Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2010. 38.  5. 39. See for instance Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Textures of Time: Writing History in South India 1600–1800, Delhi: Permanent Black, 2001.

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