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Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

John W. Griffith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This book is a detailed analysis of Conrad’s early fiction, which as a response to his travels in so-called primitive cultures: Malaysia, Borneo, and the Congo. As a sensitive observer of other ... More


The Talents

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that the parable of the Talents is aimed at all people rather than at this or that particular group, as has often been argued in the literature. It points out that as in a number ... More


Civilizing the Other: Colonial Origins of International Law

Natsu Taylor Saito

in Meeting the Enemy: American Exceptionalism and International Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814798362
eISBN:
9780814786512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814798362.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the emergence of contemporary international law in the context of the Crusades. More specifically, it considers the notion of civilizing the infidel Other and how it provided ... More


The Other West: Latin America from Invasion to Globalization

Marcello Carmagnani

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247987
eISBN:
9780520947511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247987.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book provides a provocative interpretation of Latin American history and the region's place in the changing global political economy, from the discovery of America into the twenty-first century. ... More


Subjectivities and Institutions

Tejumola Olaniyan

in Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American and Caribbean Drama

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195094053
eISBN:
9780199855278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195094053.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

African dramatists' discourses have empowered post-Afrocentric thoughts and territories (quoted in this chapter as space), which generally offset the imperialist and discriminative ideas of European ... More


 Coming of Age in the Great War: 1914–1919

William Taussig Scott and Martin X. Moleski

in Michael Polanyi: Scientist and Philosopher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195174335
eISBN:
9780199835706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517433X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Polanyi served as a medical officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army. As time allowed, he worked on the Nernst Heat Theorem, a novel theory about the adsorption of gases and the paradoxes associated with ... More


Georges Dumézil: Myth, Ideology, Sovereignty

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy: Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223176
eISBN:
9780823235155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Georges Dumézil's work is primarily linguistic, or, to be more precise, philosophical. That is, the classification and interpretation of ... More


European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This survey history of Jewish life and culture in early modern Europe is the first to focus on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a radically new phase in Jewish history. The book lays ... More


The Spirit of Modern Europe: ca. 1900

W. E. B. DU BOIS

Nahum Dimitri Chandler (ed.)

in The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Essential Early Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823254545
eISBN:
9780823260843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254545.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents an essay by W. E. B. Du Bois that discusses the trend and meaning of modern European civilization. It first defines the meaning of the somewhat shadowy term, civilization. It ... More


Two

Bruno Maçães

in History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197528341
eISBN:
9780197539842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197528341.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the meaning of America, which is present as much in the great books written about the American experiment as in the most practical elements of its politics and economic life. It ... More


Three

Bruno Maçães

in History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197528341
eISBN:
9780197539842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197528341.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter evaluates what the Europeans call Americanization. For many, this was more or less equivalent to the end of times or, at least, the end of everything sacred. What America was exporting ... More


Fire Management and Policy Since European Settlement

Scott L. Stephens and Neil G. Sugihara

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter asks how fire management and policies have changed since European settlement. It also describes the activities and events that have had the greatest effect on fire in California, why ... More


The Lumber Region as Pennsylvania's Appalachia

Robert M. Sandow

in Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230518
eISBN:
9780823240845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230518.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1846, the prolific German travel writer Franz Von Loher observed how the Pennsylvania wilderness had shaped the character of mountain dwellers. The forest enveloped Von Loher and he began to see ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Israel

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism, 1550-1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774426
eISBN:
9781800340282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774426.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter assesses what the contribution of the Jews was to seventeenth-century European civilization. It is reasonably clear that the general significance of the Jews has to be ... More


Russian Ark: Imperial Elegy

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Russian Ark (2002). At the core of every museum and cinematic project lies a similar utopian drive. It consists of conflating a diverse set of temporalities within a block of ... More


Old Faiths and New

Frank M. Turner

Richard A. Lofthouse (ed.)

in European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300207293
eISBN:
9780300212914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207293.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines a broad conception of “secularization,”—that movement of ideas and values which led to the demise of Christianity and of religion generally as guiding principles in the life of ... More


Introduction

Sören Urbansky

in Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691181684
eISBN:
9780691195445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181684.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This introductory chapter focuses on the overlapping and mingling of distinct nomadic and sedentary cultures and European and Asian civilizations along the Argun. It shows that the study of the ... More


Modernists

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter demonstrates how when it comes to modernism in postwar America, the most influential European composers were the Frenchman Pierre Boulez, the Italians Luciano Berio and Luigi Nono, and ... More


Law after Auschwitz

Julio Baquero Cruz

in What's Left of the Law of Integration?: Decay and Resistance in European Union Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198830610
eISBN:
9780191868764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830610.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter explains how, in the aftermath of the Second World War, many asked practical questions such as whether the politics and law of sovereign nation states could still be trusted as effective ... More


Historians and Philosophers: The Peculiarity of the Enlightenment as Historical Category

Vincenzo Ferrone

in The Enlightenment: History of an Idea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175768
eISBN:
9781400865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175768.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the peculiarity of the Enlightenment as a category in the history of Western culture by highlighting the important differences and points of contact and reciprocal influences ... More


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