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Biondo Flavio's Italia Illustrata
Biondo Flavio's Italia Illustrata (August 2011)
Text, Translation and Commentary, Volume 2: Central and Southern Italy
Catherine J. Castner - Author

An English translation of Biondo Flavio’s Italia Illustrata, with commentary.

In 1447 Alfonso of Aragon, King of Naples, engaged the humanist antiquarian Biondo Flavio to compose in Latin a catalogue of famous men of Italy. This commission became Italia Illustrata, the first historical topography. In it, Biondo superimposed upon Italy’s classical heritage and her troubled medieval history a panorama of Ital...(Read More)
 
 
The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason
The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason (January 2011)
Eighteenth-Century Rosicrucianism in Central Europe and its Relationship to the Enlightenment
Christopher McIntosh - Author

Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.

This new edition of Christopher McIntosh’s classic book on the Golden and Rosy Cross order is eagerly awaited. The order stands out as one of the most fascinating and influential of the high-degree Masonic and Illuminist groups that mushroomed in Europe from the eighteenth century onward. Active...(Read More)
 
 
The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945
The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945 (July 2010)
Stories of Survival
Danielle Bailly - Editor
Betty Becker-Theye - Translator

Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden children” of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.

The history of France’s “hidden children” and of the French citizens who saved six out of seven Jewish children and three-fourths of the Jewish adult population from deportation during the Nazi occupation is little known to American readers. In The Hi...(Read More)
 
 
Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations
Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations (September 2009)
1609-2009
Hans Krabbendam - Editor
Cornelis A. van Minnen - Editor
Giles Scott-Smith - Editor

A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.

Since Henry Hudson landed on Manhattan in 1609, the peoples of the Netherlands and North America have been inextricably linked. Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, written by a team of nearly one hundred Dutch and American scholars, is the first book to offer a comprehensive history of this bilateral relatio...(Read More)
 
 
Vera and the Ambassador
Vera and the Ambassador (February 2009)
Escape and Return
Vera Blinken - Author
Donald Blinken - Author

A behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy and international relations in post-communist Eastern Europe.

Vera and the Ambassador is a book to be savored and enjoyed on many levels. Both a behind-the-scenes peek at the operations of a U.S. embassy in a post–Cold War former Soviet satellite and a personal story of a refugee’s escape and triumphant return, Vera and Donald Blinken’s dual memo...(Read More)
 
 
Montesquieu and His Legacy
Montesquieu and His Legacy (November 2008)
Rebecca E. Kingston - Editor

Essays on Montesquieu and the influence of his thought from the eighteenth century to today.

Montesquieu (1689–1755) is regarded as one of the most important thinkers of the Enlightenment. His Lettres persanes and L’Esprit des lois have been read by students and scholars throughout the last two centuries. While many have associated Montesquieu with the doctrine of the “separ...(Read More)

 
 
The Paradoxes of Nationalism
The Paradoxes of Nationalism (January 2007)
The French Revolution and Its Meaning for Contemporary Nation Building
Chimene I. Keitner - Author

An interdisciplinary study of nationalism drawing on the events of the French Revolution.

The Paradoxes of Nationalism explores a critical stage in the development of the principle of national self-determination: the years of the French Revolution, during which the idea of the nation was fused with that of self-government. While scholars and historians routinely cite the French Revolution as the origin of nat...(Read More)
 
 
Slavophile Thought and the Politics of Cultural Nationalism
Slavophile Thought and the Politics of Cultural Nationalism (July 2006)
Susanna Rabow-Edling - Author


Examines the origins of Russian nationalism and its relationship to the West.

Susanna Rabow-Edling examines the first theory of the Russian nation, formulated by the Slavophiles in the second quarter of the nineteenth century, and its relationship to the West. Using cultural nationalism as a tool for understanding Slavophile thinking, she argues that a Russian national identity was not shaped in opp...(Read More)
 
 
Biondo Flavio's Italia Illustrata
Biondo Flavio's Italia Illustrata (January 2005)
Text, Translation and Commentary, Volume 1: Northern Italy
Catherine J. Castner - Author

An English translation of Biondo Flavio’s Italia Illustrata, with commentary.

In 1447 Alfonso of Aragon, King of Naples, engaged the humanist antiquarian Biondo Flavio to compose in Latin a catalogue of famous men of Italy. This commission became Italia Illustrata, the first historical topography. In it, Biondo superimposed upon Italy’s classical heritage and her troubled medie...(Read More)
 
 
Quixotism
Quixotism (December 2004)
The Imaginative Denial of Spain's Loss of Empire
Christopher Britt Arredondo - Author

Exposes the cultural roots of Spanish fascism.

Quixotism
explores how a group of Spanish intellectuals, writing during the time of Restoration Spain (1876–1931), incorporated the figure of Don Quixote into an on-going debate on Spanish national and imperial decadence and used this figure to promote a nationalistic and jingoistic formula for national-imperial regeneration. Commonly known as the Generation of '98,...(Read More)
 
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