Finding Europe: Discourses on Margins, Communities, Images Ca. 13th - Ca. 18th Centuries

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Anthony Molho, Diogo Ramada Curto, Niki Koniordos
Berghahn Books, 2007 - History - 407 pages
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In the last decade or so, many books have been devoted to the history of Europe.Two conceptual axes predominate in a large number of these accounts: a discourse focusing on Europe's values, and another discourse, fashioned largely in opposition to the first, which emphasizes the process of European "construction." The first conceives of Europe's past teleologically, as a process by which certain values (Christian ethics, individualism, capitalism, tolerance, republicanism, due process, etc.) were affirmed and came to define European culture. The second approach rejects the discourse on values emphasizes the post-Enlightenment emergence of the concept of Europe, and the political and ideological implications in its continuous redefinitions (and re elaborations) during the past two or more centuries. This volume offers new approaches that integrate the long temporal dimension of the values-based approach, albeit devoid of its teleological element, with the "constructivist" interpretation.

 

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Contents

Old and New Approaches
19
Margins
37
Segregation Migration and Recuperation of the Orient in Mediterranean
55
Gender and the Body
89
Magic and Witchcraft
115
Communities
131
Exchange
159
The Court Galaxy
185
Citizenship and the Language of Statecraft
223
In Search of Shared Traditions
253
Actions Law and Emotions
273
Images
291
Images and Imagery
335
Latin
359
Abstracts of Chapters 115 in French
377
Copyright

Discovering Imagining
205

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Anthony Molho is Professor of History and Head of the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute. His special subjects are the history of the state in early modern Europe and the history of the Italian Renaissance. Diogo Ramada Curto is the Vasco da Gama Professor of History at the European University Institute and a specialist in the history of European expansion and colonialism.

Diogo Ramada Curto is the Vasco da Gama Professor of History at the European University Institute and a specialist in the history of European expansion and colonialism.

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