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Mirko M. Hall

]t best … irresponsible, at worst reprehensible.” 84 Is such a political mobilization a reality? Speit, for example, contends that key characteristics of the gothic and dark wave scenes—such as the sense of “individual pessimism and collective melancholy

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Patricia Mainardi

and huge beasts, contemporary beauties and Gothic monuments will furnish the most bizarre and varied digest of our epoch at two sous. There, now you have the authentic Magasin pittoresque . 25 An article in Le Temps complained that “no system

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Borderland of the Mind

The Free City of Danzig and the Sovereignty Question

Elizabeth M. Clark

and tourist guide. This publication included photos of notable Danzig landmarks, such as the Rathaus (city hall) and the gothic Marienkirche (Church of Our Lady), but also sought to acquaint the tourist with local officials, offering portraits of

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Sociocultural Change in Hungary

A Politico-Anthropological Approach

Ferenc Bódi and Ralitsa Savova

of Gothic cathedrals. The eminent historian also claims that Western European Christianity, which created modern states and societies, was born in this historical and cultural field. In essence, the American political scientist, political adviser

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Ecaterina Lung

relative’s protection could be forced into marriage against her will, as happened to Matasuntha, granddaughter of Theodoric the Ostrogoth, who, according to Procopius, was compelled despite her objections to marry the Gothic aristocrat Vitiges in order for

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Nicole Hudgins

Enlightenment, and the Romantic era that followed stimulated the penchant for ruins in the form of decaying Gothic architecture and even fake ruins in the gardens of the wealthy. Voltaire said in 1768, “To build is beauti ful, but to destroy is sublime,” echoing