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From “De Facto King” to Peasants’ Communes

A Struggle for Representation in the Discourse of the Polish Great Emigration, 1832–1846/48

Piotr Kuligowski

. Step-by-step works on historical semantics touch on new contexts and regions beyond Western Europe, forcing one to reflect on both the creativity of historical actors as well as the contingency of contemporary political categories. At the same time, in

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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

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Niklas Olsen, Irene Herrmann, Håvard Brede Aven, and Mohinder Singh

historical experience of Indian modernity. Very good examples of this approach in this volume are the entries on secularism, nationalism, and religion. The elaboration of the concept of secularism keeps a close focus on the historical semantics of “secular

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On Counterrevolution

Semantic Investigations of a Counterconcept during the French Revolution

Friedemann Pestel

dealing with the French Revolution. Alternatively, handbooks present actors, ideologies, and practices of counterrevolution without relating this category back to its historical semantics. 13 The only significant exception to this absence is Matthias

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Travel and Transformation

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

Bo Hu

-398, here 361. 8 Shanghai Library, “The National Newspapers and Journals Index,” http://www.cnbksy.cn/shlib_tsdc/simpleSearch.do (accessed 14 January 2017). 9 Beatrice Warren, “Laws of Thought, Knowledge and Lexical Change,” in Historical Semantics and

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The Specter of Communism

Denmark, 1848

Bertel Nygaard

., Asymmetrical Concepts after Rein-hart Koselleck: Historical Semantics and Beyond (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2011). 30 Dagen , 5 October 1841. 31 See Dagen , 23 November 1841. 32 Kjøbenhavnsposten , 11 and 26 October 1841. A similar argument appeared in

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Max Stille

-sided history.” 29 To live up to this ideal means to go way beyond historical semantics. I will provide two examples from recent scholarship on South Asia that critically contribute to conceptual history's aspiration to offer “a tool box for investigating

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Annabel Brett, Fabian Steininger, Tobias Adler-Bartels, Juan Pablo Scarfi, and Jan Surman

, or national mobilization. He methodically justifies the focus on conservative discourses and languages with reference to the Cambridge School, Pierre Bourdieu, and historical semantics. This seems somewhat eclectic and would have profited from a more

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Roberto Breña

central aspects of the traditional way of approaching the history of ideas. In particular, how they have created a new socio-historical semantics and put aside “great authors,” “great texts,” and anything that may be considered “perennial ideas.” Regarding

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Introduction

Mimetic Governmentality, Colonialism, and the State

Patrice Ladwig and Ricardo Roque

a conceptual and thematic complex. Theories of Mimesis in Colonial History In examining the distinct conceptual histories and changing historical semantics behind the terms that compose this thematic complex, we consider it important to emphasize the