Thinking the body as a basis, provocation and burden of by Gert Melville,Carlos Ruta

By Gert Melville,Carlos Ruta

The physique is while a spot the place we convey length and/or discontinuity in heritage, a witness of radical social alterations, and an element of stabilization, but additionally of the transformation of human lifestyles - and for this reason an eminent problem for each individual. This ebook will give a contribution in a decisively interdisciplinary and cross-cultural option to a greater realizing of where, function, and connection of the physique inside of social, political, and cultural shifts.

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East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey by Kader Konuk,Victoria Holbrook

By Kader Konuk,Victoria Holbrook

East West Mimesis follows the plight of German-Jewish humanists who escaped Nazi persecution through looking exile in a Muslim-dominated society. Kader Konuk asks why philologists like Erich Auerbach chanced on humanism at domestic in Istanbul on the very second it used to be banished from Europe. She demanding situations the concept of exile as synonymous with highbrow isolation and indicates the reciprocal results of German émigrés on Turkey's humanist reform circulation. through making literary severe recommendations efficient for our knowing of Turkish cultural heritage, the ebook presents a brand new method of the learn of East-West relations.

Central to the ebook is Erich Auerbach's Mimesis: The illustration of truth in Western Literature, written in Istanbul after he fled Germany in 1936. Konuk attracts on a few of Auerbach's key concepts—figura as a manner of conceptualizing heritage and mimesis as a method of representing reality—to convey how Istanbul formed Mimesis and to appreciate Turkey's humanist reform circulation as one of those cultural mimesis.

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Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow: Remembering Youth in Postwar by Kimberly A. Redding

By Kimberly A. Redding

Drawing on oral narratives and archival assets accrued in Berlin, this research explores how a few 35 Berliners have woven own stories, their city's divided previous, and their nation's complicated ancient legacy into cohesive lifestyles narratives and collective identities. Redding argues that day-by-day event in the course of the ultimate years of global warfare II inadvertently ready German formative years for defeat and career. whereas postwar officers lamented youth's obvious apathy, younger Berliners have been actually employing classes in pragmatism and self-reliance realized as nationwide Socialist society crumbled in 1944 and 1945. even supposing competing political forces strove to swiftly remobilize German formative years, younger Berliners took benefit of destabilized sociopolitical buildings of their war-torn urban to say autonomy and pursue own initiatives.

Their retrospective narratives demonstrate inventive efforts to say for themselves the traditional pleasures of contemporary formative years in the course of rubble. those money owed additionally reveal how chilly warfare ideologies and loyalties have knowledgeable thoughts of way of life in Allied occupied Berlin. In a broader experience, the examine sheds new gentle at the collective studies, thoughts, and self-perceptions of a new release of Germans who grew up in a global outlined by means of global struggle II and Allied career, rebuilt their devastated society below chilly struggle parameters, and at last negotiated the unification of the 2 successor states.

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Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe: Intersections of by Rebecka Lettevall,Geert Somsen,Sven Widmalm

By Rebecka Lettevall,Geert Somsen,Sven Widmalm

Whether in technology or in foreign politics, neutrality has occasionally been promoted, not just as a workable political replacement yet as a lofty excellent – in politics by way of international locations proclaiming their peacefulness, in technological know-how as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and different highbrow targets as a beginning of a pro ethos. again and again scientists and different intellectuals have claimed their endeavors to be impartial, increased above the area of partisan clash and tool politics. This quantity stories the resonances among neutrality in technological know-how and tradition and neutrality in politics. through interpreting the actions of scientists, intellectuals, and politicians (sometimes overlapping different types) of regularly impartial international locations within the First global struggle and after, it strains how an ideology of neutralism was once constructed that quickly used to be embraced through foreign firms.



This booklet explores how the suggestion of neutrality has been used and the way a neutralist discourse built in background. not one of the contributions take claims of neutrality at face worth – a few even express how they have been made to enhance partisan pursuits. the concept that was once usually clustered with notions, equivalent to peace, internationalism, objectivity, rationality, and civilization. yet its that means used to be changeable – various with specialist, ideological, or nationwide context. As such, Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe provides a special standpoint at the century than the tale of the good belligerent powers, and one during which technological know-how, tradition, and politics are inextricably mixed.

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Decadence, Radicalism, and the Early Modern French Nobility: by Chad Denton

By Chad Denton

The photo of the debauched French aristocrat of the 17th and eighteenth centuries is one who nonetheless has strength over the foreign public mind's eye, from the endless fascination with the Marquis de Sade to the successes of the movie Ridicule. Drawing on memoirs, letters, renowned songs and pamphlets, and political treatises, The Enlightened and wicked: Decadence, Radicalism, and the Early sleek French the Aristocracy strains the origins of this strong stereotype from among the reign of Louis XIV and the fear of the French Revolution. The decadent and enlightened noble of early sleek France, the libertine, used to be born in a push to rework the the Aristocracy from a warrior caste into an intelligentsia. schooling itself had turn into an influence wherein the privileged may set themselves unfastened from previous social and spiritual restraints. despite the fact that, by way of the overdue eighteenth century, the libertine noble was once already falling lower than assault through altering attitudes towards gender, an emphasis on monetary software over courtly provider, and paradoxically the very progressive forces that the enlightened the Aristocracy of the court docket and Paris helped wake up. after all, the libertine the Aristocracy wouldn't continue to exist the French Revolution, however the uncomplicated suggestion of data as a freeing strength might undergo in modernity, divorced from a unmarried class.

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The Novelist and the Archivist: Fiction and History in by C. Povolo

By C. Povolo

within the nineteenth century, Alessandro Manzoni devoted himself to writing the radical I promessi sposi that inspired the Italian Risorgimento. This e-book lines how the well known novelist was once encouraged by way of an occasion that happened initially of the seventeenth century, which he got here to understand approximately due to the key collaboration of a Venetian archivist.

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Affectionate Authorities: Fathers and Fatherly Roles in Late by Philip Grace

By Philip Grace

in a single of his sermons, the medieval preacher Bernardino of Siena indexed seven ’fathers’ to whom one owed obedience: God, one’s typical father, godfather, confessor, benefactor, a central authority reliable, and any aged guy. This publication seeks to respond to the query of why medieval Europeans observed the necessity for therefore many ’fathers.’ Why was once fatherhood so attractive as a metaphor? positioned on the intersection of social and cultural historical past, the learn attracts upon numerous late-medieval and early-modern resources together with witness depositions, own letters and pedagogical treatises from the town of Basel, Switzerland. It specializes in how humans from various walks of lifestyles invoked rules approximately fatherhood within the pursuit of varied pursuits - not just the ideological agendas of scholarly elites, but additionally the extra pragmatic difficulties of last a enterprise deal, claiming an inheritance, or deciding upon facets in a fistfight - prior to turning to what those rules show approximately fatherhood ’on the ground.’ The booklet argues that it used to be accurately fatherhood’s foundation in lived event that gave it a well-known ’shape’ within the a number of roles that fathers performed, together with provision, affection, disciplinary authority, and schooling. the main effective rhetorical point of fatherhood, although, used to be no longer as a static photo or form, yet fairly the potential for invoking connections among one position and one other. the main effective connection among roles was once the concept fathers have been 'affectionate authorities,' combining strength over subordinates with wish for his or her overall healthiness. Tracing the connections and contradictions of those identities, this research presents a nuanced view of suggestions of fatherhood at the eve of the Reformation.

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