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    History and Religion in the Modern Age.Constantin Fasolt - 2006 - History and Theory 45 (4):10-26.
    This essay seeks to clarify the relationship between history and religion in the modern age. It proceeds in three steps. First, it draws attention to the radical asymmetry between first-person and third-person statements that Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations rescued from the metaphysical exile to which it had been condemned by Descartes’s definition of the self as a thing. Second, it argues that religion is designed to alleviate the peculiarly human kind of suffering arising from this asymmetry. Third, it maintains that history (...)
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    The Limits of History.Constantin Fasolt - 2004 - University of Chicago Press.
    History casts a spell on our minds more powerful than science or religion. It does not root us in the past at all. It rather flatters us with the belief in our ability to recreate the world in our image. It is a form of self-assertion that brooks no opposition or dissent and shelters us from the experience of time. So argues Constantin Fasolt in The Limits of History , an ambitious and pathbreaking study that conquers history's power by carrying (...)
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    Scholarship and Periodization.Constantin Fasolt - 2011 - History and Theory 50 (3):414-424.
    ABSTRACTDavis argues that the familiar periodization dividing European history into medieval and modern phases disguises a claim to power as a historical fact. It justifies slavery and subjugation by projecting them onto the “feudal” Middle Ages and non‐European present, while hiding forms of slavery and subjugation practiced by “secular” modernity. Periodization thus furnishes one of the most durable conceptual foundations for the usurpation of liberty and the abuse of power.In part I, devoted to “feudalism,” Davis traces the legal, political, and (...)
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    Memoirs of Fellows and Corresponding Fellows of the Medieval Academy of America.Giles Constable, Nancy van Deusen, Paul E. Szarmach, Thomas Bisson, Constantin Fasolt, Samuel G. Armistead, Stephen G. Nichols & Gerard J. Brault - 2005 - Speculum 80 (3):1035-1039.
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    William Durant the Younger and Conciliar Theory.Constantin Fasolt - 1997 - Journal of the History of Ideas 58 (3):385-402.
  6. The Limits of History.Constantin Fasolt - 2013 - University of Chicago Press.
    History casts a spell on our minds more powerful than science or religion. It does not root us in the past at all. It rather flatters us with the belief in our ability to recreate the world in our image. It is a form of self-assertion that brooks no opposition or dissent and shelters us from the experience of time. So argues Constantin Fasolt in _The Limits of History_, an ambitious and pathbreaking study that conquers history's power by carrying the (...)
     
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