Cover of Sediments of Time by Reinhart Koselleck, Translated and Edited by Sean Franzel and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
Sediments of Time
On Possible Histories
Reinhart Koselleck, Translated and Edited by Sean Franzel and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

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Sediments of Time features the most important essays by renowned German historian Reinhart Koselleck not previously available in English, several of them essential to his theory of history. The volume sheds new light on Koselleck's crucial concerns, including his theory of sediments of time; his theory of historical repetition, duration, and acceleration; his encounters with philosophical hermeneutics and political and legal thought; his concern with the limits of historical meaning; and his views on historical commemoration, including that of the Second World War and the Holocaust. A critical preface addresses some of the challenges and potentials of Koselleck's reception in the Anglophone world.

About the authors

Reinhart Koselleck (1923–2006) was one of the most influential European intellectual historians of the twentieth century.

Sean Franzel is Associate Professor of German at the University of Missouri.

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffman is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.