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Christopher Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II: A Life in Power, and Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947. He lives in Cambridge, England.


"Clark's book, with its provocative and useful theoretical command of the concepts of time and history and its mastery of the details of German history over four centuries, is an erudite, challenging, and thought-provoking work."---Michael Curtis, American Thinker
"One of Times Higher Education's Best Books of 2018"
"A stimulating and entertaining book."---Tim Blanning, Literary Review
"An original and rewarding approach to modern German history."---Tony Barber, Financial Times, Summer Books of 2019
"Whatever it lacks in grace, it amply makes up for in intellectual vigour." * New Statesman *
"To read this book is to be constantly stimulated to think new thoughts and to be exhilarated by the grandeur and subtlety of Clark's argument."---Lucy Hughes-Hallett, New Statesman
"[A] stirring read that gathers momentum with every chapter."---Oliver Moody, The Times
Time and Power
. . . [shows] that, in history, periods orienting towards the future have always been succeeded by periods focusing on the past."---Jilt Jorritsma, Nexus Review
"One of the Financial Times' Summer Books of 2019: History"
"[Clark's] breadth of knowledge is impressive and his conclusions are carefully considered."---Hester Vaizey, Times Higher Education
"[An] impressive book . . . . [Clark] deserves praise for presenting familiar fields of German history from unusual and always rewarding angles."---Tony Barber, Financial Times
Time and Power
] looks at history with a particular emphasis on the concept of time and should therefore offer a new and thought-provoking way to examine the past."---Hester Vaizey, Times Higher Education
"There is much to be learned from these erudite studies of 'the warping of temporality by power.'"---Daniel Johnson, Standpoint

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