History is a present
Prefacing his book of discussions with Mircea Eliade, Claude-Henri Rocquet writes:
“When we say history, let us at least understand memory and then remember that all memory is a present, a now.” (p.ix)
Ref: (italics in original) Mircea Eliade and Claude-Henri Rocquet (c1982) Mircea Eliade Ordeal by Labyrinth: Conversations with Claude-Henri Rocquet. translated by Derek Coltman. The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, London.