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Title: Historical Consciousness in Ancient Culture
Author(s): VAN DE MIEROOP, Marc
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 77 Issue: 5-6 Date: 2020
Awareness of the past may be a characteristic human trait and was certainly a prominent feature in many of the world’s ancient cultures with long and well-documented traditions, some of which reach into modern times: Egypt, the Near East, China, the biblical and Graeco-Roman worlds. Those cultures have not received sufficient attention in recent discussions of the concept of historical consciousness, while they could contribute much to its formulation and redirect it from its extreme focus on the modern era.