The past is not past, is not an absolute difference; nor is the past conjoined to the present in continuity, in sameness. Past, present, and future are a temporal knot, thick with possibility even while impossible to fully untangle. Time is irregular, history is queer.

J J Cohen, “Early Modern”

A very insightful academic piece that revolves around periodization, and touches on a lot of the problems I have with it.

(via medievalpoc)

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