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 (ā′hĭ-stôr′ĭ-kəl, -stŏr′-)
1. Conceived or done without consideration of history or historical context.
2. Unconcerned with or ignorant of history.


(ˌeɪhɪsˈtɒrɪkəl) or


not related to history; not historical
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Adj.1.ahistorical - unconcerned with or unrelated to history or to historical development or to tradition
historical - of or relating to the study of history; "historical scholars"; "a historical perspective"
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If, as usually happens, history cracks open this ahistorical conception of cultural identity by way of an intrusion of difference, the sacred discourse merely proclaims "identity crisis," its superstitious character having left it a novice in the tactical art of negotiation, or, it marshals its simplistic binary strategies with sometimes successful but extremely evanescent and circumscribed results.
Other changes include 14 new sections, substantial additions to the text and footnotes, a larger format, and the continuing process of making the Handbook international and ahistorical.
Within the context of the '90s, de Cordier's work seemed paradoxically, but quite radically, ahistorical.
Interpretive anthropological conceptual frameworks, therefore, guard against ahistorical methods and magnify the particular textures of these women's social and cultural locations.
Its understanding of culture was as apolitical as it was ahistorical.
The latter is also viewed as a shift, from an ethics that is positive, universal, abstract, and ahistorical to one that is negative, concrete, social, historical, and innovative.
I find Spring's insistence on natural, ahistorical parental feelings and conduct at odds with her scrupulous delineation of the history of the family, and, especially, the legal instruments which emerged to intervene in and alter paternal conduct, filial prospects, and the transmission of property.
For all its somewhat ahistorical idealism, the melting-pot metaphor still represents the standard around which fervent proponents of assimilation have rallied over the years.
One might question the evident overstatement in the book's subtitle, given that Roberts, addressing twentieth century German philosophy, finds for Heidegger only ten preliminary and dismissive pages and fewer pages still for the neo-Kantians whom he himself follows; and given also his ahistorical stance on the philosophers whom he does discuss.
It is utterly ahistorical to suggest that he might have privileged the expressive culture belonging to Afro-American slavery.
We have lost our innocence that this desire is something ahistorical, that we could not be constituted otherwise.
Pleasure in the Eighteenth Century recognizes the ambiguities of pleasure and historicizes what may initially seem an ahistorical or even nonhistorical topic.