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Time and the Shape of History$
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Penelope J. Corfield

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300115581

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300115581.001.0001

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Multiple Dimensions

Multiple Dimensions

(p.194) Chapter 7 Multiple Dimensions
Time and the Shape of History

Penelope J. Corfield

Yale University Press

This chapter reevaluates the longitudinal “shapes” of history and argues for a threefold approach. It considers the question of how to best frame the multi-dimensionality of the past without forcing things into preset stages or patterns that suit some cultural traditions and not others and without fragmenting knowledge into meaningless details that are unattached in time. It considers the time frames of history and argues for an interlocking or loosely braided three-dimensional history in which the three strands combine and intertwine continuously, though not necessarily evenly, within time and within time-space.

Keywords:   history, longitudinal shapes, multi-dimensionality, time frames, three-dimensional history, time-space

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