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Introduction

Vickie B. Sullivan

in Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe: An Interpretation of "The Spirit of the Laws"

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226482910
eISBN:
9780226483078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483078.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Montesquieu proclaims in The Spirit of the Laws that the correct way to proceed in criminal judgments is the most important knowledge, but he also indicates that despotism is a constant threat to its ... More


Colonial hesitation, appropriation, and citation: Qāsim Amīn, empire, and saying ‘no’

Murad Idris

in Colonial Exchanges: Political Theory and the Agency of the Colonized

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105646
eISBN:
9781526128140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105646.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the complex and ambiguous thought of Egyptian jurist Qāsim Amīn. Amīn’s work is fraught with issues of gender and freedom, which are occasioned by ideas about the sociological ... More


Worldly Colonials: Ilustrado Thought and Historiography

Megan C. Thomas

in Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados: Filipino Scholarship and the End of Spanish Colonialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816671908
eISBN:
9781452947013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816671908.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. This book examines the extraordinary flowering of scholarly writing about the peoples and history of the Philippines, written ... More


Locating Orientalism and the Anthropological Sciences: The Limits of Postcolonial Critiques

Megan C. Thomas

in Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados: Filipino Scholarship and the End of Spanish Colonialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816671908
eISBN:
9781452947013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816671908.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces the sometimes conflicting political histories and significance of Orientalism’s methodological and thematic qualities as well as those of the related and younger anthropological ... More


Lessons in History: The Decline of Spanish Rule, and Revolutionary Strategy

Megan C. Thomas

in Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados: Filipino Scholarship and the End of Spanish Colonialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816671908
eISBN:
9781452947013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816671908.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter begins by exploring a widely recognized narrative of pre-Hispanic glory and subsequent decline under Spanish rule, drawing especially on Rizal’s notes to Morga’s account. It highlights ... More


Politics and the Methods of Scholarly Disciplines

Megan C. Thomas

in Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados: Filipino Scholarship and the End of Spanish Colonialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816671908
eISBN:
9781452947013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816671908.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter returns to some salient points of comparison between scholarly writings on the history of Spanish colonization in the Philippines and similar scholarly projects produced in other parts ... More


A Metahistory of the Clash of Civilisations: Us and Them Beyond Orientalism

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333523
eISBN:
9780190235611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333523.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The book presents a history of the idea of the “Clash of Civilisations” with particular reference to the myth of an inevitable confrontation between Islam and the West. It delves into history all the ... More


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