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    Kant’s Philosophical Revolution: A Short Guide to the Critique of Pure Reason.Jeremiah Alberg - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):424-425.
    As the subtitle suggests, this book serves as a guide through Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Those familiar with Yirmiyahu Yovel’s excellent work will find the usual clarity of writing and acuity...
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  2. Kant’s Philosophical Revolution: A Short Guide to the Critique of Pure Reason: By Yirmiyahu Yovel, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2018, X + 112 Pp., $24.95/£20.00. [REVIEW]Jeremiah Alberg - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):424-425.
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    The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History.Mats Andrén - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):425-427.
    This reissued volume by Isaiah Berlin, originally published in 1996, comprises primarily essays from the 1950s and the first half of the 1960s concerning political themes such as government repress...
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  4. The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History: By Isaiah Berlin, Edited by Henry Hardy, with a Foreword by Timothy Snyder, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2019, Xlvi + 442 Pp., $ 27.95. [REVIEW]Mats Andrén - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):425-427.
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    Inez Baranay’s Ghosts Like Us as a Stolperstein.Bárbara Arizti - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):327-340.
    ABSTRACT In Multidirectional Memory Michael Rothberg argues that collective memory is best understood as a network connecting apparently disparate historical traumas. His ethical vision pre-empts the need to compete for the space of remembrance and at the same time promotes cross-cultural understanding. Inez Baranay’s novel Ghosts Like Us offers compelling evidence of Rothberg’s thesis, extending his investigations of the Nazi genocide and colonial atrocities by placing male violence against women at centre stage. The novel is set in Berlin and features (...)
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    Dictionary of Gestures: Expressive Comportments and Movements in Use Around the World.Giorgio Baruchello - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):427-428.
    Originally published in 2005, the 2018 translation of François Caradec’s Dictionary of Gestures provides the Anglophone public with a rich, idiosyncratic, amusing and informative collection of gest...
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  7. Dictionary of Gestures: Expressive Comportments and Movements in Use Around the World: By François Caradec, Translated by Chris Clarke, Illustrated by Philippe Cousin, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2018, 312 Pp., $24.95/£20.00. [REVIEW]Giorgio Baruchello - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):427-428.
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    Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer.Robert Belton - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):428-430.
    Celebrated screenwriter and director Paul Schrader has released a new edition of his book Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer, first published in 1972. It is unlike many other...
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  9. Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer: By Paul Schrader, with a New Introduction, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2018, Ix + 218 Pp., $29.95/£24.00. [REVIEW]Robert Belton - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):428-430.
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    The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change Over Time.Noël Carroll - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):430-433.
    The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time by Aaron Ben-Ze’ev is a wise book. I wish that I had been able to read it when I was sixteen.The book is about long-term, enduring romantic...
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  11. The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change Over Time: By Aaron Ben-Ze’Ev, Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Press, 2019, 288 Pp., $40.00 (Cloth), $10.40. [REVIEW]Noël Carroll - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):430-433.
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    Ancient Rome’s Institutional Religions as European Backstory. [REVIEW]Victor Castellani - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):397-404.
    All persons professionally interested in or merely curious about Rome’s history, from shadowy beginnings in legend to the well-documented first centuries of Empire, should welcome this synthesis of...
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    A Divine Voice, or the Psychology of Faith. [REVIEW]James Cresswell & William E. Smythe - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):384-389.
    In this engaging and highly readable book, Jungian analyst Michael Gellert takes the reader on a guided tour of God’s “inner journey,” as manifest in the principal texts of the three Abrahamic trad...
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    Social Media and Female Empowerment in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.Violeta Duce - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):243-256.
    ABSTRACT This article analyses Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most recent novel, Americanah, which brings to the fore the complex issues faced by female migrants in a globalized world. Given the centrality of digital platforms in Americanah and their impact and ubiquity in modern societies, the essay examines cyberspace as a tool for identity formation, specifically of Ifemelu, the novel’s Nigerian female protagonist, and as a platform that enhances transnational solidarity by offering female migrants the opportunity to be heard and gain agency. (...)
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  15. A Reparative Reading of Feminism.Maite Escudero-Alías - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):358-373.
    ABSTRACT The aim of this article is to offer a reparative framework for current feminist approaches, most of which seek to inhabit rather than assimilate previous forms of inclusivity or intersectionality, by vindicating the pioneering role of past feminisms. For this purpose, I will stick to a double-edged methodological tool that has been an object of dispute in feminist and literary studies for the last decades, namely, critique and postcritique, two concepts that could be said to bear witness to old (...)
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    Female Chants From the Past: Celtic Myths in Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea.Burcu Gülüm Tekin - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):257-269.
    ABSTRACT This article discusses the Celtic myths, figures, and central themes of Tomm Moore’s animated movie Song of the Sea, from a transmodern feminist perspective. While the movie offers a vivid portrayal of the dichotomy between the tranquil Irish countryside and the turbulent city of Dublin, its main theme revolves around a rural family’s lament for the loss of the mother who is a modern-day personification of the Celtic selkie. This curious female figure embodies contradictory characteristics: she is semi-human and (...)
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    Atlas of Poetic Zoology.Oren Harman - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):433-436.
    “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fix...
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  18. Atlas of Poetic Zoology: By Emmanuelle Pouydebat, Illustrated by Julie Terrazzoni, Translated by Erik Butler, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2019, 152 Pp., $24.95T/£20.00. [REVIEW]Oren Harman - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):433-436.
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    Supremacy First, Morality Later? China’s Ascendancy From a Western IR Perspective. [REVIEW]William Hawley - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):417-423.
    Yan Xuetong contends that Chinese international relations theory owes a debt to pre-Qin philosophy. Despite the fact that the estimations of Chinese foreign policy changed in 2018 following th...
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    Exile, Statelessness, and Migration: Playing Chess with History From Hannah Arendt to Isaiah Berlin.Chris Irwin - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):436-438.
    Seyla Benhabib’s Exile, Statelessness, and Migration: Playing Chess with History from Hannah Arendt to Isaiah Berlin is a complex and remarkable book that defies easy categorization. While the titl...
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  21. Exile, Statelessness, and Migration: Playing Chess with History From Hannah Arendt to Isaiah Berlin: By Seyla Benhabib, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2018, 304 Pp., $80.00/£62.00 (Cloth), $24.95/£20.00. [REVIEW]Chris Irwin - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):436-438.
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    Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution.Laurie M. Johnson - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):439-440.
    Todd McGowan is professor of film studies at the University of Vermont and author of The Impossible David Lynch and Capitalism and Desire: The Psychic Cost of Free Markets. This most...
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  23. Emancipation After Hegel: Achieving a Contradictory Revolution: By Todd McGowan, New York, Columbia University Press, 2019, 270 Pp., $30.00/£24.00. [REVIEW]Laurie M. Johnson - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):439-440.
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    The Kingdom of Man: Genesis and Failure of the Modern Project.Simon P. Kennedy - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):440-442.
    Modernity, that amorphous and perhaps unhappy creation of periodisation, is both a mystery and a problem (in the sense of providing exis...
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  25. The Kingdom of Man: Genesis and Failure of the Modern Project: By Rémi Brague, Notre Dame, IN, University of Notre Dame Press, 2018, Xv + 330 Pp., $40.00/£31.50. [REVIEW]Simon P. Kennedy - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):440-442.
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  26. Disempowerment and Bodily Agency in Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments and The Handmaid’s Tale TV Series.Julia Kuznetski - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):287-302.
    ABSTRACT This article seeks to draw parallels between today’s transmodern reality and the events recounted in Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments and in The Handmaid’s Tale Hulu TV series, particularly Seasons 2 and 3. Addressing issues such as controlled reproduction, violence, corporeal subjection of women, and environmental injustice, I focus on the body as a site of social construction, vulnerability and control. Drawing on the work of various scholars, I argue that the body is simultaneously a site of vulnerability and of (...)
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    A Disastrous Matter: The Polish Question in the Russian Political Thought and Discourse of the Great Reform Age, 1856–1866.J. -Guy Lalande - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):442-444.
    Poland ceased to exist in the last third of the eighteenth century, swallowed up by its three immediate neighbours—Austria, Prussia, and Russia. Following the Napoleonic Wars and the subsequent red...
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  28. A Disastrous Matter: The Polish Question in the Russian Political Thought and Discourse of the Great Reform Age, 1856–1866: By Henryk Głębocki, Translated by Teresa Baluk-Ułewiczowa, Krakow, Jagiellonian University Press, 2017, 331 Pp., $50.00. [REVIEW]J. -Guy Lalande - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):442-444.
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    The Secular Enlightenment.Michael Levin - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):444-446.
    Most writing on the Enlightenment concentrates on key intellectual figures such as Spinoza, Hume, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Smith, and Kant. Demanding though this may be, it is greatly facilitat...
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  30. The Secular Enlightenment: By Margaret C. Jacob, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2019, Xiv + 341pp., $29.95/£24.00. [REVIEW]Michael Levin - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):444-446.
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    Shakespeare and the Jews.Elizabeth Lund - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):446-448.
    In this twentieth-anniversary edition of Shakespeare and the Jews, James Shapiro has added a new “Preface” that serves as an attempt at self-criticism: “When I wrote this book twenty years ago, the...
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  32. Shakespeare and the Jews: By James Shapiro, 20th Anniversary Edition, New York, Columbia University Press, 2016, Xv + 320 Pp., $30.00/£24.00. [REVIEW]Elizabeth Lund - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):446-448.
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    Extremism.James M. Lutz - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):448-449.
    J. M. Berger in this volume provides a concise, basic introduction to the concept of extremism, which can include terrorism and other violent activities but which does not correspond exactly with a...
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  34. Extremism: By J. M. Berger, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2018, 201 + X Pp., $15.95/£11.95. [REVIEW]James M. Lutz - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):448-449.
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    Feminist Dystopia and Reality in Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God and Leni Zumas’s Red Clocks.Silvia Martínez-Falquina - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):270-286.
    ABSTRACT This article examines two recent examples of feminist dystopias: Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God and Leni Zumas’s Red Clocks. True to their genre, these novels act as warnings, denouncing the patriarchal control over women’s bodies and the capitalistic over-exploitation of nature. Strategically positioned between dystopia and realism, they recover and revise generic and thematic conventions and propose relationality and solidarity of humans and the natural world as the best way to redress patriarchal and capitalist abuse. All (...)
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    British Romanticism and the Resurgence of the History of Ideas. [REVIEW]Michael J. Neth - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):374-383.
    The publication of Timothy Michael’s British Romanticism and the Critique of Political Reason represents a landmark in the study of British Romantic literature. In 1953, M. H. Abrams published his...
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    The Social Importance of How Bodies Inhabit Spaces with Others: A Queer Reading of Sarah Waters’s The Paying Guests.Susana Onega - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):341-357.
    ABSTRACT The article argues that, while the configuration of the lesbian body and of subjectivity in Sarah Waters’s first three novels—Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, and Fingersmith —is carried out in the discursive and performative terms of postmodernist feminism, her latest novels evince a move towards a queer phenomenological position characterised by a growing interest in the material and socioeconomic conditions of the body and subjectivity. Initiated in The Night Watch and The Little Stranger, and culminating in The Paying Guests, this (...)
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    God is a Female Plant: Femininity and Divinity in the Stories of Anne Richter, Kathe Koja, and Karen Russell.Nieves Pascual Soler - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):316-326.
    ABSTRACT This essay is concerned with the relationship between femininity and divinity in feminist speculative fiction. It equates becoming divine with becoming plant, and studies the transformations that attend women in this process in modernity, postmodernity and transmodernity. Taking as its point of departure Mark Taylor’s evolution of the concept of God through immanence, transcendence and immanent transcendence, and Rosa María Rodríguez Magda’s definition of transmodernity, it examines “The Sleep of Plants” by Anne Richter, “The Neglected Garden” by Kathe Koja, (...)
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    Jewish Agents of Memory in Linda Grant’s Still Here: A Transgenerational and Intersectional Feminist Reading.Silvia Pellicer-Ortín - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):228-242.
    ABSTRACT By drawing on Jewish feminist scholarship along with intersectional feminism, the aim of this article is to explore whether the construction of the female protagonist and gender relations in Linda Grant’s novel Still Here offer fruitful models for reshaping Jewish memories and identities. I examine the way memory in the novel becomes multidirectional and palimpsestic by fusing various dimensions of time and space. Set in Liverpool and Dresden, with their very different histories, the novel traces how the two middle-aged (...)
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    Beneath the Waves: Feminisms in the Transmodern Era – Introduction.Silvia Pellicer-Ortín, Silvia Martínez-Falquina & Bárbara Arizti - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):223-227.
    The winds of change sweeping across our globalised world have inspired a wide range of studies, new research paradigms, and new concepts that seek to characterise their nature and effects, the chal...
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    Modest Dress. [REVIEW]Hans J. Rindisbacher - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):390-396.
    This sumptuous 26 x 32cm catalog of the eponymous exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco includes a series of essays, among them those by the thre...
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    Reconfiguring Feminism: Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other.Merve Sarıkaya-Şen - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):303-315.
    ABSTRACT In this article I discuss Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other as a transmodern narrative that gives voice to a marginalised group of black women living in Britain. Written in a hybrid style that combines prose and poetry and eschewing punctuation and long sentences, the novel interweaves sundry stories from the late nineteenth to the twenty-first century set in countries ranging from Africa, the Caribbean, and America to Britain. This networked structure exposes transtemporal and transnational patterns of diversity, connectedness and (...)
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    Hiding, Sheltering, and Borrowing Identities: Avenues of Rescue During the Holocaust.Arthur B. Shostak - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):449-451.
    From 1945 to date Holocaust research has concentrated on complex matters such as militant Jewish resistance, convoluted Nazi strategies, ambivalent bystander behavior, controversial ghetto leadersh...
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  44. Hiding, Sheltering, and Borrowing Identities: Avenues of Rescue During the Holocaust: Edited by Dan Michman, Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, 2018, 408 Pp., $43.50. [REVIEW]Arthur B. Shostak - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):449-451.
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    Disruptive Economics. [REVIEW]Jonathan Warner - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):405-409.
    These two recent books from Princeton, both, in their way, deal with recent advances in economics—one in the discipline’s methodology, the other in its content. Today, we’re...
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    America, Still Exceptional? From Individuality to Disability and Back Again. [REVIEW]Richard R. Weiner - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (3-4):410-416.
    This here snake skin jacket is a symbol of my individuality and belief in freedom. —Sailor Ripley, in Wild at Heart Like Sailor Ripley’s manic odyssey down the American yel...
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    Religion and Democracy: Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor on the Public Use of Reason.Philippe-Antoine Hoyeck - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (2):111-130.
    This article addresses the debate between Jürgen Habermas and Charles Taylor on the implications of state secularism for the public use of reason. Recent commentators have traced this debate either to Habermas’s and Taylor’s divergent views about the status of Western modernity or to their disagreement about the relation between the good and the right. I argue that these readings rest on misinterpretations of Habermas’s theory of social evolution and understanding of impartial justification. I show that the debate rests on (...)
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    Honor in the Modern World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Edited by Laurie M. Johnson and Dan Demetriou, Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2016, Vii + 318 Pp., $94.70/₤88.90 (Cloth), $49.25/₤24.74.A. Robert Lauer - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (2):214-216.
    This is a superb anthology that questions the value and even the existence of honor in the contemporary world. Although readers have had the benefit of excellent works on this concept from mainly a...
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    Confucius, Aristotle, and the Golden Mean: A Diptych on Ethical Virtues.Jürgen Lawrenz - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (2):149-169.
    Although Western and Chinese philosophy evolved from disparate doctrinal foundations, the department of ethics is a notable exception. “How to live the good life” is a subject treated by Confucius...
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    The Meaning of Courage in Montaigne’s Essays.Sam McChesney - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (2):131-148.
    One of the most enduring puzzles of courage is its relation to technical or instrumental reason and the power such reason brings. For Michel de Montaigne, the conquest of the New World sh...
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    Remaking Romantic Love in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda.Joseph Morrissey - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (2):170-187.
    The emphasis on the unique self in the Romantic period resulted in representations of romantic love as an aspect of psychological depth. However, in Maria Edgeworth’s novel, Belinda, love is...
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    Augustine on Administration: The Politics of Social Institutions in The City of God.Anthony Burns - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):22-38.
    This article considers what St. Augustine has to say about administration in The City of God, as well as in The Rule of St. Augustine and in Of the Work of Monks. Rather than focusin...
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    ‘Do Not Disturb My Circles!’: Face-to-Face Encounters with Refugees in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone and Bodo Kirchhoff’s Widerfahrnis.David Coury - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):54-67.
    The 2015 immigration wave brought profound changes to European society in the form of a welcoming culture on the one hand, and in the rise of xenophobia and of right-wing populi...
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    No Go World: How Fear Is Redrawing Our Maps and Infecting Our Politics: By Ruben Andersson, Oakland, University of California Press, 2019, 337 Pp., $29.95.00/£24.00.Laurie M. Johnson - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):97-98.
    Oxford anthropologist Ruben Andersson has written a book that is accessible for a general audience, because it is so engagingly written, and is full of information and arguments that should be read...
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    A Companion to Early Modern Hispanic Theater: Edited by Hilaire Kallendorf, Leiden, Brill, 2014, Xv + 388 Pp., €145.John London - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):99-101.
    It is useful to be reminded that Spain produced, according to several estimates, about 10,000 plays during its literary Golden Age. Indeed, one of the many positive results from this enterprising b...
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    Secularism and Cosmopolitanism: Critical Hypotheses on Religion and Politics: By Étienne Balibar, Translated by G. M. Goshgarian, New York, Columbia University Press, 2018, Xxxvi + 246 Pp., $28.00.Andrew Murphy - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):103-105.
    The work of Étienne Balibar—one of France’s leading intellectuals, from his remarkable chapter on historical materialism in Reading Capital, more than fifty years ago, to the present day—needs litt...
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    Workers’ Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories From Great Britain: Edited by Michael Rosen, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2018, Ix + 316 Pp., $19.95.Stephen H. Norwood - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):106-108.
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    Rousseau’s Post-Liberal Self: Emile and the Formation of Republican Citizenship.Michael J. Thompson - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):39-53.
    This article discusses Rousseau’s theory of the genesis and development of a “post-liberal self” and its political implications. In his Emile, or Education, Rousseau explores the distinctive featur...
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    Appropriating Hobbes: Legacies in Political, Legal, and International Thought: By David Boucher, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018, Vi + 238 Pp., £55.00.Ian Tregenza - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):108-110.
    It is the fate of most great political thinkers for their works to be the subject of controversy and contestation. Hobbes is a pre-eminent example of this generalisation. Though a comprehensive sur...
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    Transnational History, Transnational Space, Transnational Law.Richard R. Weiner - 2021 - The European Legacy 26 (1):68-74.
    In the 1990s academic marketplace, transnational history emerged in the wake of the sprouting of international history, global history, and postcolonial history as historical subject fields. Christ...
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    Tacitus on Political Failure: A Realist Interpretation.Zoltán Gábor Szűcs - 2021 - The European Legacy:1-16.
    This article offers a realist interpretation of Tacitus’s analysis of political failure. Tacitus described the early Roman Empire as a balance between the conflicting and irreconcilable values and interests of the emperor, the army, and the senate. For him Stoic-republican morality in itself—without the intervention of a political standard demanding political agency in every circumstance—cannot provide an all-purpose guide to action. He provides a fine-grained analysis of types of political failure, such as failing to act, or to realize one’s limited (...)
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