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L'État éducateur politique dans les campagnes du dix-neuvième siècle

Lectures franco-méditerranéennes d'Eugen Weber

Gilles Pécout

This article explores the role of the state as a vector of political acculturation in the French and Euro-Mediterranean countryside in the nineteenth century. It begins with a consideration of the importance of the reciprocal images of peasants and elites. It goes on to discuss how the terms "modernization" and "modernity" have been called into question, largely on account of how historians have deployed arguments originating in the disciplines of economics and anthropology. Finally, it examines how the debate about the role of the state in rural politicization, based on readings of Eugen Weber's classic book, Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France (1870-1914), goes beyond the simple question of the efficiency of the administration and opens up a wider inquiry into the virtual integration of people into the state and the role of rural elites in mediating between the local and the national.

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Managing a Multiplicity of Interests

The Case of Irregular Migration from Libya

Melissa Phillips

, saying, “there is no doubt that unless the essence of the Turkey deal is replicated in the central Mediterranean, Europe will face a major migration crisis” (quoted in Baczynska 2017 ). In sum, Libya has a long history of intraregional migration

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Publications, Films and Conferences

Roxanne Varzi, Fadi A. Bardawil, Soheila Shahshahani, and Konstantina Isidoros

anthropologists represented different generations, from doctoral researchers to professors, different national origins (Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, European, North American) and studying a rich and politically complex range of ethnographic field

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Textbooks in Periods of Political Transition after the Second World War

Kira Mahamud Angulo and Anna Ascenzi

, 1991. 6 Enrique Baloyra, “Democratic Transition in Comparative Perspective,” in Comparing New Democracies. Transition and Consolidation in Mediterranean Europe and the Southern Cone , ed. Enrique Baloyra (Boulder and London: Westview Press, 1987), 10

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Getting Medieval on Steven Pinker

Violence and Medieval England

Sara M. Butler

–339, here 328–329. 42 Pinker, Better Angels , 146. 43 Edward Peters, Torture (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985), chap. 2. 44 Daniel Lord Smail, “Violence and Predation in Late Medieval Mediterranean Europe,” Comparative Studies in

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Samira al-Khawaldeh, Soumaya Bouacida, and Moufida Zaidi

Arabian Nights , a collection well known in Europe since the Crusades, must have meant more to Mediterranean Europe at the time, for a decade after Othello was published, we find Cervantes choosing this title for his seminal work: The History of Don

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Cristiana Bastos

Latin word for the large estates specializing in large crops (wine, olive oil, wheat) and labored by serfs and slaves in the conquest lands of the Roman empire reveals how this structure is rooted far back in time in the Mediterranean/European societies