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Blake Ewing

methods of conceptual history, or Begriffsgeschichte , continue to be especially relevant to ideology studies, a subfield of political theory finally liberated from the Marxian undertones that see ideology as a ubiquitous, and not simply ruling-class

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From Act to Fact

The Transformation of Suicide in Western Thought

Daniel Gordon

not suicide should be classed among the actions permitted by morality or among those proscribed by it.” Durkheim takes a kind of natural-law approach to this inquiry. He affirms that all religions have prohibited suicide and that it has met with

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Eternity and Print

How Medieval Ideas of Time Influenced the Development of Mechanical Reproduction of Texts and Images

Bennett Gilbert

), rather than through universal classes or ontological extensions of ultimate unity. In this kind of world, instances of truth and moral goodness are still authorized by their divine source and creator, and we have a world of present physical and conceptual

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Pious Women in a “Den of Scorpions”

The Piety and Patronage of the Eleventh-Century Countesses of Brittany

Amy Livingstone

,” Alan also gave “his most precious treasure,” his sister Adele, as abbess. 19 Alan’s endowment of St. Georges in and of itself was not unusual among his class. Founding religious houses garnered respect and demonstrated the piety of the donors. But there

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Ana Isabel González Manso

should serve to train good citizens. History scholar José de Zaragoza would note that, given the times and the leading role played by the different social classes in governing the state, history should no longer be conceived as a guide for the education

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Translating the Concept of Experiment in the Late Eighteenth Century

From the English Philosophical Context to the Greek-Speaking Regions of the Ottoman Empire

Eirini Goudarouli and Dimitris Petakos

, gaining fortune and fame within the intellectual, religious, political, and social milieu. 6 During the eighteenth century, this “Western-educated” Greek-speaking intellectual elite and a newly emerging class of Greek-speaking merchants and artisans

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Frans Ciappara

.” 91 The accompanying festivities heightened parish priests’ status, which in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was also expressed by the comfortable middle-class parsonages that in some parishes, like the Annunciation Tarxien, were built anew

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An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against “Esprit de Système”

From the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Jeffrey D. Burson

ruling classes questioned why the revival of ancient civic virtue had availed them only warfare, civic factionalism, despotism, and a new wave of “barbarian” invasions during the Habsburg-Valois Wars (1494–1558). 4 But, the waning Renaissance of the

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Pablo Facundo Escalante

seemed to show us that the enlightened class rejected this form of government. … There were no more than a few men whose noble and elevated souls felt worthy of being born republican, … the rest wished, wanted nothing more than the Constitution of 1791

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The Conceptual and Anthropological History of Bat Mitzvah

Two Lexical Paths and Two Jewish Identities

Hizky Shoham

everyone, of all genders, classes, and even ages. Alongside the initiation, and sometimes in its stead, the meaning of the bar/bat mitzvah lies in its function, in the late-modern Jewish world, as a more significant and elaborate birthday. Like the birthday