The Time of the Nation. Definitions and Prospects for Research The essay aims to outline a process that historians have so far underestimated: the relationship between political power and public time. Who establishes and organizes the time that must apply to all others? It is not so much a practical or scientific mat- ter – it is a political problem that concerns the idea of the nation-state. The choice of a single time measurement system valid throughout the national territory is relatively recent in both European and extra-European states. The civil timetable is the result of a historical-political process that begins during the Enlightenment and spreads as a state law in the second half of the nineteenth century. It is therefore a creation that has its own history, with winners and losers, and it is a central and now global aspect of how our world has become what it is. Historiographical reflection can make a deci- sive contribution to its understanding, but much work remains to be done.

Il tempo della nazione. Aspetti definitori e prospettive di ricerca / TRIOLA F. - In: RICERCHE DI STORIA POLITICA. - ISSN 1120-9526. - STAMPA. - 2:(2019), pp. 221-232. [10.1412/94078]

Il tempo della nazione. Aspetti definitori e prospettive di ricerca

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2019

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The Time of the Nation. Definitions and Prospects for Research The essay aims to outline a process that historians have so far underestimated: the relationship between political power and public time. Who establishes and organizes the time that must apply to all others? It is not so much a practical or scientific mat- ter – it is a political problem that concerns the idea of the nation-state. The choice of a single time measurement system valid throughout the national territory is relatively recent in both European and extra-European states. The civil timetable is the result of a historical-political process that begins during the Enlightenment and spreads as a state law in the second half of the nineteenth century. It is therefore a creation that has its own history, with winners and losers, and it is a central and now global aspect of how our world has become what it is. Historiographical reflection can make a deci- sive contribution to its understanding, but much work remains to be done.
2019
Il tempo della nazione. Aspetti definitori e prospettive di ricerca / TRIOLA F. - In: RICERCHE DI STORIA POLITICA. - ISSN 1120-9526. - STAMPA. - 2:(2019), pp. 221-232. [10.1412/94078]
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