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Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque

Jane O. Newman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476594
eISBN:
9780801460883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476594.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a reading of Walter Benjamin's notoriously opaque work, Origin of the German Tragic Drama that systematically attends to its place in discussions of the Baroque in Benjamin's day. ... More


Introduction: Magical Government

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction discusses the simultaneous decline of magic and absolute sovereignty and the rise of new forms of power described by Michel Foucault as governmentality or biopolitics. Discussing ... More


Sovereignty

Luke Sunderland

in Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198788485
eISBN:
9780191830365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788485.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that political thinkers across Europe in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries were negotiating the paradoxes of sovereignty when they elaborated distinctions between kingship and ... More


Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture

Luke Sunderland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198788485
eISBN:
9780191830365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Ambivalence towards kings, and other sovereign powers, is deep-seated in medieval culture: sovereigns might provide justice, but were always potential tyrants, who usurped power and ‘stole’ through ... More


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