American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Existing or coming before a modern period or time: the feudal system of premodern Japan.
- adj. Preceding or predating the modern era
- pre- + modern (Wiktionary)
“Many get their income from performing at ceremonies, begging, or prostitution — an occupation of eunuchs also recorded in premodern times.”
“So in short, premodern agricultural states don't seem very urban at all, comparison is needed, i guess.”
“Many get their income from performing at ceremonies, begging or prostitution — an occupation of eunuchs also recorded in premodern times.”
“Yunnan's interactions with other mainland Southeast Asian polities in premodern times have been mostly neglected and its significance in cross-regional trade and commerce has not received proportionate attention. 11 The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia does not mention either Nanzhao or Dali in its discussion of ancient Southeast Asian kingdoms. 12 Chinese scholars, though producing many works mainly based on Chinese sources, reflect a northern Sinocentric bias, and maintain the arbitrary conclusion that Yunnan has been part of China since the Qin-Han period.”
“It is our hope, with this issue, to demonstrate that scholars working in what might be termed premodern periods [medievalists, but also early modernists] have much expertise to bring to bear upon the question of the post/human, in both its material and theoretical manifestations, and also in its implications for a future that could never be entirely free of a past that, in some ways, was more capacious and theoretically provocative in its post/humanisms and post/humanist thought than we generally allow.”
“With some exceptions, these two narratives - India's "premodern" religiosity, and its growing economy - are often presented as diametric opposites, simply unrelated, or the first and last points on something like a scale of modernity.”
“In his footnote to The Philosophy of Modern Music, which Rosen comments upon, Adorno establishes a relationship — problematic, it has to be admitted — between the supposed "premodern" and "precapitalistic" character of Russian society and some "traits" of a presumed "pre" - subjectivism ‚ in the work of Mussorgsky and Dostoevsky (Adorno admired both).”
“Very few of them, off-duty, spoke a language I understood, though all soldiers were taught "premodern" English as a sort of temporal lingua franca.”
“In the earlier chapters of my thesis I tried to show that there are common threads linking what I have called "premodern" mission methods, which in Western Europe might perhaps be called "early mediaeval" mission methods.”
“Martin's division is related particularly to theology and textual studies, but such a tripartite division can also be useful for missiology, though I would suggest that the divisions would better be called "premodern", "modern" and "postmodern".”
Looking for tweets for premodern.