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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act of making something appear to have occurred in a significant prior time or place; Also: The act of using things that have occurred (for example in a play or novel).

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  • KMT historicization has always been characterized by strongly centralized themes of essentialist, primordialist national cohesion.
  • Heidegger provides a deflationary ontology, a historicization of the process of reification and forgetfullness of this fundamental ground of philosophy.
  • The historicization of myths, argues Bachofen, is a characteristic of Roman genius (ibid., pp. 236ff.) — an idea which was to be developed by Georges Dumézil in the 1940's.
  • I think the fact that it does not seem to have been lends credence to the view that the gospels were a later historicization of a person about whose life very little was... for more
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