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Whither Conceptual History?

From National to Entangled Histories

Margrit Pernau

The last decade has witnessed a remarkable internationalization in conceptual history. Research covers more countries and languages than ever before, and there have been a number of very good comparative studies. This article reflects on the possibility of taking conceptual history beyond comparison. Like nations, languages can no longer be considered as naturally given entities, but have to be viewed as profoundly shaped by historical exchanges. This brings conceptual history into a dialogue with translation studies in a common attempt to unravel how equivalents between languages have been created by the actors.

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Imagined Germany and the Battle of Models in South Korea

Rival Narratives of Germany in South Korean Public Spheres, 1990–2015

Jin-Wook Shin and Boyeong Jeong

structure of each society. Recent discussions about “multiple modernities,” “entangled histories,” histoire croisée , and verwobene Moderne are providing new perspectives and conceptual tools to capture these relational and interactive dimensions of

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The Little Entente of Women, Feminisms, Tensions, and Entanglements within the Interwar European Women's Movement

Krassimira Daskalova

global history, which studies individuals, ideas, actions, and social practices that transgress national borders. 1 I am especially interested in the shared, connected, “entangled history” and histoire croisée of the mutually constitutive national

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Conceptual Universalization and the Role of the Peripheries

Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang

siècle: Essai d’histoire comparée (Paris: Seuil, 1996). 3 See, e.g., Ulrich Beck, The Cosmopolitan Vision (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2006); Michael Werner and Bénédicte Zimmermann, “Beyond Comparison: Histoire Croisée and the Challenge of Reflexivity

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Louise K. Davidson-Schmich, Matthew Hines, Thomas Klikauer, Norman Simms, Jeffrey Luppes, Stephen Milder, Robert Nyenhuis, and Randall Newnham

Science, University of Miami Karen Hagemann, Donna Harsch, and Friederike Brühöfener , eds., Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements (New York: Berghahn Books, 2019). Drawing from both histoire croisée and Chrisoph Kleßmann

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On Counterrevolution

Semantic Investigations of a Counterconcept during the French Revolution

Friedemann Pestel

than dichotomous perspective. This proposition owes to the inductive approach of histoire croisee , providing a methodological tool for historical investigations from the inside of certain constellations toward the outside of embedding frames. 116

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Maria Bucur, Katerina Dalakoura, Krassimira Daskalova, and Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

bring to our analysis is inspired by “entangled history,” “histoire croisée,” or “Verflechtungsgeschichte.” 10 As some older 11 and more recent 12 studies dealing with international women's organizations have shown, “international” women

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The Little Entente of Women as Transnational Ethno-Nationalist Community

Spotlight on Romania

Maria Bucur

common themes, as well as constant discursive elements. In the spirit of histoire croisée , I analyze these rhetorical strategies to highlight the dynamic role that the LEW played in the history of feminist activism in Romania, and conversely, how the

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Travel and Transformation

A Diachronic Study of the Changing Concept of Weisheng in Chinese Journals, 1880-1930

Bo Hu

(Paris: Seuil, 1987), 9-26. 17 Bal, Travelling Concepts in the Humanities , 32-33. 18 Jani Marjanen, “Undermining Methodological Nationalism: Histoire croisée of Concepts as Transnational History,” in Transnational Political Spaces: Agents

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Myra Marx Ferree, Hanno Balz, John Bendix, Meredith Heiser-Duron, Jeffrey Luppes, Stephen Milder, and Randall Newnham

movements (against the Gulf War for example) as well as on society at large still need to be further examined. In conclusion, it remains to be said that this volume serves as an example of a Histoire Croisée in the best sense, although it is confined to