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Three Concepts of Tyranny in Western Medieval Political Thought

Cary J. Nederman

unsullied by at least a small measure of vice. Tyranny becomes so convoluted that its meaning is lost. A very similar position may be discovered in the French-language translation of and commentary on Aristotle's Politics composed by the Parisian

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“Biggest Nationalist in the Country”

Self-Descriptive Uses of “Nationalist” in Contemporary Russia

Veera Laine

'nost’ were introduced in the Russian language as equivalents for the French nationalitè . For example, the doctrine that was later labeled “official nationality,” introduced by Count Sergei Uvarov, the minister of education after the Decembrist uprising in

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The English Reformation and the Invention of Innovation, 1548–1649

Benoît Godin

the “innovator,” but what is feared are the effects of innovation. Innovation is “sudden” and “violent” and, particularly after the French Revolution, is often discussed in terms of “revolt” and what we call revolution today (wars, disorders, schisms

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Distributional Concept Analysis

A Computational Model for History of Concepts

Peter De Bolla, Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia, and John Regan

that cumulatively produce them, we see precisely such inflections. “By this means our liberty becomes a noble freedom,” states Edmund Burke in his Reflections on the Revolution in France . 44 Alternatively, such a process may fail to take place, in

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Like a Tumbleweed in Eden

The Diasporic Lives of Concepts

Banu Subramaniam

materials from the colonies into plantation crops for the British, French, and other colonies and empires, including the Americas. 19 Indeed, it is more accurate to talk about our entire planet as having been biotically reconfigured because of this long

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From an Economic Term to a Political Concept

The Conceptual Innovation of “Self-Management” in Soviet Estonia

Juhan Saharov

-management” ( rabocheye samoupravleniye in Russian, autogestión in French), which was synonymous with “workers’ self-government” in enterprises and factories. Basically, it is a form of organizational management based on self-directed work processes and elections by an

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The Making of Global Inequality

A Conceptual History, 1945–1980

Christian Olaf Christiansen

space of a First, Second, and Third World—not simply a globe. The Third World—a concept that was to be used pro-actively, parallel to the “third estate” in the French revolution—rose in opposition to the First and Second Worlds, as seen in the Afro

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From Femicide to Feminicidio

Latin American Contributions to Feminist Conceptual History

Camila Ordorica

activism and not the result of a long-durée development that goes back to the French Revolution. However, he completely evades the discussion and historical importance of feminist movements within the debate of the making of international human rights. This

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The Concept of Religion in Meiji Popular Discourse

An Analysis of the Newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun

Makoto Harris Takao

“Japan's incorporation into the capitalist and imperialist world of the West” following the reopening of its borders for the first time since the mid-1600s and the subsequent signing of commercial treaties with the United States, France, Britain, Russia

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Promises of Proximity as Articulated by Changing Moral Elites

Anders Sevelsted

German Empire, and even Catholic France. 52 Here, they found inspiration to revive half-forgotten Lutheran traditions for poor relief, such as the institution of “deaconry” ( diakoni ) 53 and to give new meaning to existing concepts. Inspired by the