". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Monday, January 18, 2016

Mapping Fairyland's Geography

"A Beautiful, Escapist Map of “Fairyland,” Published in Britain at the End of World War I . . . ."
A map which mashes up all sorts of make-believe geographies, not leaving out even "Below These Starres Lyeth the Lost Citie of Atlantis . . . ."

One can be lost in this map for hours, zooming into and enlarging its many regions.

See it here, to zoom in and out. The image above won't do for that.

The map itself is in the holdings of the Library of Congress.

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