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Benedetto Groce

“The whole of history and man are incorporated in every event and can be rediscovered at will – on condition, no doubt, that we know what to add to that fragment that it did not originally contain.”

From Fernand Braudel, History and the social sciences. On the event and its place in history and history’s place in the event. “Often it (event) is an integral part of profound movements, and through the play, factitious or not, of cause and effect, it becomes part of a unit of time much longer than its own. An event may be part of an indefinite chain of events and underlying realities, which seemingly cannot be separated from one another.” (2)

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