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Chapter 9 Who is Europe? (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138589469 9781138589476 Year: Pages: 27 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
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This chapter is a set of accounts of the film Who is Europe? It is a conversation&#xD;between the filmmaker and the editors of this book, some of whom were directly&#xD;involved in the filmmaking too. It is a good idea to watch the film before reading&#xD;on. It is available at https://vimeo.com/303706985.

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Europe

Chapter 10 Final thoughts (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138589469 9781138589476 Year: Pages: 23 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
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This final chapter&#xD;takes up these questions, mining some of our ethnographies for support. One of&#xD;these is the basis for a short diversion to a Turkish coffeehouse in what used to&#xD;be the edge of West Berlin. This is a marginal story that turns out to be central,&#xD;allowing us to suggest that among the multiple Europes circulating and bickering in the air around us, there are still some others yet to be brought into sight. After&#xD;this, we close the book with some practical comments about what, in this time of&#xD;perceived crisis, should be done to re-orient ideas of the European past at the level of heritage practice.&#xD;

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Heritage --- Europe

Iberian world empires and the globalization of europe 1415–1668

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History ISBN: 9789811308338 9789811308321 Year: Pages: 531 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0833-8 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 679371
Subject: Economics --- History
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This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western European institutions, social development and political economies. In spite of globalization’s minor importance from the commercial perspective before 1750, this book finds its impact decisive for institutional development, political economies, and processes of state-building in Iberia and Europe. The book engages current historiographies and revindicates the need to take the concept of composite monarchies as a point of departure in order to understand the period’s economic and social developments, analysing the institutions and societies resulting from contact with Iberian peoples in America and Asia. The outcome is a study that nuances and contests an excessively-negative yet prevalent image of the Iberian societies, explores the difficult relationship between empires and globalization and opens paths for comparisons to other imperial formations.

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Imperialism --- colonialism --- Iberia --- Europe

Roman Law and the Idea of Europe

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Book Series: Europe's Legacy in the Modern World ISBN: 9781350058767 9781350058736 9781350058743 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.5040/9781350058767 Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 313100
Subject: Law
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Roman law is widely considered to be the foundation of European legal culture and an inherent source of unity within European law. Roman Law and the Idea of Europe explores the emergence of this idea of Roman law as an idealized shared heritage, tracing its origins among exiled German scholars in Britain during the Nazi regime. The book follows the spread and influence of these ideas in Europe after the war as part of the larger enthusiasm for European unity. It argues that the rise of the importance of Roman law was a reaction against the crisis of jurisprudence in the face of Nazi ideas of racial and ultranationalistic law, leading to the establishment of the idea of Europe founded on shared legal principles.&#xD;&#xD;With contributions from leading academics in the field as well as established younger scholars, this volume will be of immense interests to anyone studying intellectual history, legal history, political history and Roman law in the context of Europe.

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Roman law --- Europe --- legal culture

5 China’s Belt and Road Initiative through the lens of Central Asia (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Routledge Studies on Asia in the World ISBN: 9781138607491 9780429467172 Year: Pages: 21 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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This chapter makes an empirical contribution by&#xD;studying whether the launch of BRI has led to a shift in Central Asian attitudes&#xD;towards and perceptions of China. We discuss the interaction between China and&#xD;each of the five Central Asian states, highlighting local attitudes towards and perceptions&#xD;of the big neighbour. We focus on economic interaction, infrastructure&#xD;and education initiatives as they are among the main pillars of the BRI agenda,&#xD;while acknowledging that cooperation on political, diplomatic, and security issues&#xD;has been no less important for shaping perceptions of China in Central Asia.&#xD;One limitation of our analysis should be mentioned. It is difficult to separate&#xD;BRI analytically from other ongoing projects within the bilateral cooperation&#xD;between China and the Central Asian countries, “as many bilateral agreements&#xD;are now being brought under the Silk Road and BRI umbrella” (Dave 2018,&#xD;p. 100). We attempt to overcome this limitation by tracing changes in attitudes&#xD;towards and perception of China in general since 2013, when BRI was&#xD;announced, and whether the change can be attributed to the promotion of BRI.

History and Drama. The Pan-European Tradition

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ISBN: 9783110604276 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.1515/9783110604276 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Performing Arts
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Aristotle’s neat compartmentalization notwithstanding (Poetics, ch. 9), historians and playwrights have both been laying claim to representations of the past – arguably since Antiquity, but certainly since the Renaissance. At a time when narratology challenges historiographers to differentiate their “emplotments” (White) from literary inventions, this thirteen-essay collection takes a fresh look at the production of historico-political knowledge in literature and the intricacies of reality and fiction. Written by experts who teach in Germany, Austria, Russia, and the United States, the articles provide a thorough interpretation of early modern drama (with a view to classical times and the 19th century) as an ideological platform that is as open to royal self-fashioning and soteriology as it is to travestying and subverting the means and ends of historical interpretation. The comparative analysis of metapoetic and historiosophic aspects also sheds light on drama as a transnational phenomenon, demonstrating the importance of the cultural net that links the multifaceted textual examples from France, Russia, England, Italy, and the Netherlands.

1 Classical heritage and European identities

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ISBN: 9781138317505 9780429455179 Year: Pages: 20 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: History
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This book examines how different agents and institutions within the Danish nation state have situated themselves within this complex landscape of competing appropriations of classical antiquity from the eighteenth century to the present day. In particular, it focuses on the use of classical heritages to construct both European and national identities (in the plural) and especially on how Danes in this period have engaged with a sense of European commonality through their engagements with the classical past.

Brokers of Modernity

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ISBN: 9789461662545 9789462701724 Year: Pages: 400 DOI: 10.11116/9789461662545 Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: KU Leuven
Subject: Architecture
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"The story of modernist architects in East Central Europe.&#xD;&#xD;The first half of the twentieth century witnessed the rise of modernist architects. Brokers of Modernity reveals how East Central Europe turned into one of the pre-eminent testing grounds of the new belief system of modernism. By combining the internationalism of the CIAM organization and the modernising aspirations of the new states built after 1918, the reach of modernist architects extended far beyond their established fields. Yet, these architects paid a price when Europe’s age of extremes intensified. Mainly drawing on Polish, but also wider Central and Eastern European cases, this book delivers a pioneering study of the dynamics of modernist architects as a group, including how they became qualified, how they organized, communicated and attempted to live the modernist lifestyle themselves. In doing so, Brokers of Modernity raises questions concerning collective work in general and also invites us to examine the social role of architects today."&#xD;

Chapter 1 Dimensions of European heritage and memory (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138589469 9781138589476 Year: Pages: 27 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
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This book is a reflection on the politics of heritage in Europe at the present time,&#xD;in a moment of pluralised conceptions of the political, social and demographic&#xD;organisation proper to Europe. It is not a book that seeks to survey, define or&#xD;characterise an enduring ‘European heritage’ as an entity, but rather to explore&#xD;what heritage does – how it is understood, instrumentalised and what it enables&#xD;– within what we will argue is a ‘critical’ moment for both identities and geopolitics&#xD;in Europe.

From Darkness to Light

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ISBN: 9781783745517 Year: Pages: 392 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0151 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Social Sciences
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"From Darkness to Light explores from a variety of angles the subject of museum lighting in exhibition spaces in America, Japan, and Western Europe throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.&#xD;&#xD;Written by an array of international experts, these collected essays gather perspectives from a diverse range of cultural sensibilities. From sensitive discussions of Tintoretto’s unique approach to the play of light and darkness as exhibited in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, to the development of museum lighting as part of Japanese artistic self-fashioning, via the story of an epic American painting on tour, museum illumination in the work of Henry James, and lighting alterations at Chatsworth (to name only a few topics) this book is a treasure trove of illuminating contributions.&#xD;&#xD;The collection is at once a refreshing insight for the enthusiastic museum-goer, who is brought to an awareness of the exhibit in its immediate environment, and a wide-ranging scholarly compendium for the professional who seeks to proceed in their academic or curatorial work with a more enlightened sense of the lighted space. "&#xD;

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