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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)
 
 
Margins of Disorder
Margins of Disorder (August 2004)
New Liberalism and the Crisis of European Consciousness
Gal Gerson - Author

Traces how progressive liberals in Edwardian Britain responded to contemporary intellectual trends.

British liberalism in the period between 1870 and 1930 was a product of an era known for its intellectual crisis. During the late nineteenth century, the cohesion of reason and enlightenment was questioned in fields ranging from psychology, sociology, philosophy, biology, philology, and archaeology. In Margins of Disord...(Read More)
 
 
Alchemist of the Avant-Garde
Alchemist of the Avant-Garde (June 2003)
The Case of Marcel Duchamp
John F. Moffitt - Author

A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.

Acknowledged as the "Artist of the Century," Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) left a legacy that dominates the art world to this day. Inventing the ironically dégagé attitude of "ready-made" art-making, Duchamp heralded the postmodern era and replaced Pablo Pica...(Read More)
 
 
Sarajevo Essays
Sarajevo Essays (January 2003)
Politics, Ideology, and Tradition
Rusmir Mahmutcehajic - Author

Draws on the Bosnian situation to argue for a reconciliation between modernity and tradition.
One of Bosnia’s leading intellectuals explains the Bosnian experience by critiquing the politics and ideology that brought about the great destruction—both material and spiritual—of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These incisive and theologically profound essays address the confrontation between the West and Islam as the author explores the realm of hum...(Read More)
 
 
Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Louis Prieur, Revolutionary Artists
Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Louis Prieur, Revolutionary Artists (October 1999)
The Public, the Populace, and Images of the French Revolution
Warren Roberts - Author

A comparative study of the French Revolution's most famous artist and a little-known illustrator.

By offering a comparative study of Jacques-Louis David, the most famous artist of the French Revolution, and Jean-Louis Prieur, a little-known illustrator, this book tracks the political careers of the two artists and offers new insights to the relationship between the arts and the politics of the French Revolution.

"By using the co...(Read More)
 
 
Birth of a National Icon
Birth of a National Icon (May 1999)
The Literary Avant-Garde and the Origins of the Intellectual in France
Venita Datta - Author

Examines the rise of the intellectual in fin-de-siecle France, setting this important phenomenon against the backdrop of an emerging mass democracy and concentrating on the key role played by the avant-garde.
Birth of a National Icon examines the emergence of the intellectual in fin-de-siecle France, setting this important phenomenon against the backdrop of an emerging mass democracy and concentrating on the key role played by the ...(Read More)
 
 
Rousseau's Ghost
Rousseau's Ghost (September 1998)
A Novel
Terence Ball - Author

ROUSSEAU'S GHOST
A Novel
Terence Ball

Set primarily in Paris and Oxford, this fast-paced mystery novel links a long-missing manuscript from a famous eighteenth-century philosopher with a dark secret to a late twentieth-century murder of a prominent Princeton professor.

"Synthesizing echoes of Poe and state-of-the-art Internet issues, an unlikely plot achieves a tone of lucid, camp humanity in the fict...(Read More)
 
 
Prison of Women
Prison of Women (July 1998)
Testimonies of War and Resistance in Spain, 1939-1975
Tomasa Cuevas - Author
Mary E. Giles - Editor/translator

A translation of women's testimonies about their experiences in the prisons of Spain following the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 collected by Tomasa Cuevas, herself a surviving victim of the Francoist prison system.

Prison of Women presents oral testimonies of women incarcerated following the Spanish Civil War. The primary voice in the collection, Tomasa Cuevas, spent many years in prisons throughout Spain ...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrants and Nationalists
Immigrants and Nationalists (October 1995)
Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia
Gershon Shafir - Author

In this empirical and theoretical study of nationalism, ethnicity, and immigration, the author compares the reception of large numbers of immigrants in Catalonia, the Basque country, Latvia, and Estonia--developed regions that possess distinct cultures and nationalist movements.

"Shafir has produced a sensitive, analytically astute comparative historical study of ethnic nationalism in two Spanish provinces and the Baltic...(Read More)
 
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