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Jan Ifversen

of historical semantics, and the theory of basic concepts. Therefore, he did not lose hope in his bridging project and turned his several articles into a book with a title welcoming BG, The History of Political and Social Concepts , even if the

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The Longue Durée of Empire

Toward a Comparative Semantics of a Key Concept in Modern European History

Jörn Leonhard

Against the background of a new interest in empires past and present and an inflation of the concept in modern political language and beyond, the article first looks at the use of the concept as an analytical marker in historical and current interpretations of empires. With a focus on Western European cases, the concrete semantics of empire as a key concept in modern European history is analyzed, combining a reconstruction of some diachronic trends with synchronic differentiations.

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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

descriptions of Koselleck's method in the same vein, see: “There is no doubt that for Koselleck, doing conceptual history entailed a word history, or rather a historical semantics, based on the study of language in the sources ( Quellensprache ).” Jan Ifversen

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Boris Maslov

persistence of literary forms originally formulated by Alexander Veselovsky, and historical semantics, or Begriffsgeschichte , a method of analyzing conceptual structures developed by Reinhart Koselleck. Where Anglo-American intellectual history