Journal title PARADIGMI
Author/s Bruno Moroncini
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/1 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 97-111 File size 181 KB
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According to Benjamin, messianism is a historiographical question, which is concerned with the way of writing history. In order to be a historian, it is necessary not only science but also memory, e. g. the capability to transform the past so that people, who die without realising their hopes, are given a chance of salvation and redemption. Messianism means that the historical materialist has to use the concept of a present which is not a transition, in which time originates and has come to a standstill, e. g. a concept of a present which breaks historical time and suspends domination in order to open up the prospect of a revolutionary future.
Keywords: Epic, Historicism, Historiography, History, Marxism, Messianism.
Bruno Moroncini, Come si scrive la storia? Messianismo e storiografia in Walter Benjamin in "PARADIGMI" 1/2017, pp 97-111, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2017-001007