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The Blind Task of Criticism

Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli

in Free Jazz/Black Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628460391
eISBN:
9781626740846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460391.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This transitional section takes stock of the contributions of traditional white, Western jazz criticism. It has reproduced in this specific field the alienation of African American culture at large ... More


It's All Greek to Me: The Barbarian in History

in Barbarism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782760
eISBN:
9780804785372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines how the term “barbarian” is used in Western history, focusing on a series of criteria that have determined what constitutes “civilization” in the West from Greek antiquity to ... More


History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Mark Thurner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035383
eISBN:
9780813038940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035383.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines how the entity called “Peru” gradually came into being, and how the narratives that defined it evolved over time. It is an account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a ... More


. What Counts as History and Whose History is it?

Matthew Carter

in Myth of the Western: New Perspectives on Hollywood's Frontier Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748685585
eISBN:
9780748697038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685585.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fourth chapter brings us up to the current century by considering the so-called post-Western. It analyses the scholarship of the New Western historians. In particular, it considers their attempt ... More


Shaping History in the 1st and 2nd Centuries CE in Its Literary Culture

Eve-Marie Becker

in The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300165098
eISBN:
9780300165371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300165098.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter studies the interrelation of history-writing and literary culture. It considers the function of history-writing within the context of Hellenistic literary culture, as historiography at ... More


Gilgamesh among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450358
eISBN:
9780801463419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The world's oldest work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh recounts the adventures of the semi-mythical Sumerian king of Uruk and his ultimately futile quest for immortality after the death of his ... More


Premises and Arguments

Marinos Diamantides and Anton Schütz

in Political Theology: Demystifying the Universal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748697762
eISBN:
9781474435154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697762.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The big news on the global horizon at the end of the second decade of the 21st century concerns the promise of politics. At stake is no political promise in particular; that would barely be news — ... More


Introduction

Eugene Fontinell

in Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses how the emergence of Christianity out of the Hellenistic context moves the dialectic to a new stage. Very early on, the tension and outright conflict between ... More


Introduction

in The Unwanted Child: The Fate of Foundlings, Orphans, and Juvenile Criminals in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226317274
eISBN:
9780226317298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317298.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This introductory chapter begins by considering the role of child abandonment in Western history. It argues that historians' overemphasis on laws and governmental institutions has distorted our ... More


Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945

Sally Crawford, Katharina Ulmschneider, and Jaś Elsner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199687558
eISBN:
9780191827266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687558.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the opening decades of the twentieth century, Germany was the acknowledged leader in arts and humanities scholarship. Following the rise of the Nazi regime, many of the key thinkers in ... More


Historical Genesis of the Plebeian Principle

Martin Breaugh

in The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156189
eISBN:
9780231520812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156189.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines four plebeian political experiences in order to situate the establishment of a plebeian principle in Western history. The necessary point of departure is ancient Rome, more ... More


History Regained in Prehistory

Alice Yao

in The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199367344
eISBN:
9780199367368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367344.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 1 questions the temporal rupture implied in conquest by asking both what is at stake in the historical consciousness of native actors and how to approach, in the absence of a local ... More


Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

David P. Barshinger and Douglas A. Sweeney (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jonathan Edwards and Scripture provides a fresh look at the important, burgeoning field of Edwards and the Bible. For too long, Edwards scholars have published new research on Edwards without paying ... More


Polemos/Polis

Roberto Esposito

in The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276264
eISBN:
9780823277001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276264.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the way in which the “passage through origin” take us back to the complex relations established by Arendt between the origin of Western history as narrated in the Iliad and the ... More


The Place of Humanities in University Education

Mrinal Miri

in Philosophy and Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199452767
eISBN:
9780199084616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452767.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter considers the place of the humanities in university education. The enormous importance that science and technology has gained owing to the spectacular technological spin-off of ... More


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