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 (hĭ-stôr′ĭ-kəl, -stŏr′-)
a. Of or relating to history; concerned with past events: a historical account.
b. Based on past events or set in the past: a historical novel.
c. Used in or providing evidence of the past: historical costumes; historical records.
2. Concerned with phenomena as they change through time: a historical dictionary.
3. Important or famous in history. See Usage Note at historic.

his·tor′i·cal·ly adv.
his·tor′i·cal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.historicalness - the state of having in fact existed in the past
reality - the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be; "businessmen have to face harsh realities"
2.historicalness - significance owing to its history
significance - the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
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I argue that, as lines and dots are put in place to demarcate what is historical and what is not, cartography is not a problem-free objective instrument, but a tool to conveniently map historicalness of a site while the larger, more complex historicity of that site is largely ignored.
Here, Baudrillard's (2003) distinction between historicity (historicite) and historicalness (historialite) is helpful in analyzing historic preservation, particularly historic preservation as an act of drawing, selection, and interpretation.
Eleven of the fourteen articles originated in English, two in French (one translated for this volume), and one-Christian Meier is given the last word on the world historicalness of Athenian politics--from German.

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