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A Past of Possibilities: A History of What Could Have Been

Quentin Deluermoz and Pierre Singaravelou


What if history, as we know it, had run another course? Touching on alternate histories of the future and the past, or uchronias, this book encourages deeper consideration of watershed moments in the course of history. Wide-ranging in scope, it examines the Boxer Rebellion in China, the 1848 revolution in France, and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, and integrates science fiction, history, historiography, sociology, anthropology, and film. In probing the genre of literature and history that is fascinated with hypotheticals surrounding key points in history, the book reach ... More

Keywords: Boxer Rebellion, Revolutions of 1848, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, alternate history, counterfactual histories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300227543
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300227543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Quentin Deluermoz, author
University of Paris

Pierre Singaravelou, author
King's College London