ara una historia intelectual de Europa
This work explains the adoption that Europe makes of Antiquity. The ancients (Greece and Rome) function as the modern identity mechanism. To be modern is to be old. That is the paradox of every identity model. The more modern the older one should be. From this reference to Antiquity are born the various literary, political and historical constructions of that period. Frangois Hartog reveals to us how all representation of the ancient world is mediated by this thesis. But after the ancients came the discovery of the New World, and with it another reference in the construction of modern identity: the Savages.