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Building a National Literature

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ISBN: 9780801496226 Year: Pages: 376 Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Subject: History
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Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures that determine the canonical status of writers and works. He examines important elements in the making of a national literature, including the political and literary public sphere, the theory and practice of literary criticism, and the emergence of academic criticism as literary history. Hohendahl considers such key aspects of the process in Germany as the rise of liberalism and nationalism, the delineation of the borders of German literature, the idea of its history, the understanding of its cultural function, and the notion of a canon of major and minor authors.

Love and its Critics

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ISBN: 9781783743506 Year: Pages: 576 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0117 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"This book is a history of love and the challenge love offers to the laws and customs of its times and places, as told through poetry from the Song of Songs to John Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is also an account of the critical reception afforded to such literature, and the ways in which criticism has attempted to stifle this challenge. Bryson and Movsesian argue that the poetry they explore celebrates and reinvents the love the troubadour poets of the eleventh and twelfth centuries called fin’amor: love as an end in itself, mutual and freely chosen even in the face of social, religious, or political retribution. Neither eros nor agape, neither exclusively of the body, nor solely of the spirit, this love is a middle path. Alongside this tradition has grown a critical movement that employs a 'hermeneutics of suspicion', in Paul Ricoeur’s phrase, to claim that passionate love poetry is not what it seems, and should be properly understood as worship of God, subordination to Empire, or an entanglement with the structures of language itself – in short, the very things it resists. The book engages with some of the seminal literature of the Western canon, including the Bible, the poetry of Ovid, and works by English authors such as William Shakespeare and John Donne, and with criticism that stretches from the earliest readings of the Song of Songs to contemporary academic literature. Lively and enjoyable in its style, it attempts to restore a sense of pleasure to the reading of poetry, and to puncture critical insistence that literature must be outwitted. It will be of value to professional, graduate, and advanced undergraduate scholars of literature, and to the educated general reader interested in treatments of love in poetry throughout history."

Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry

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ISBN: 9781783740895 Year: Pages: 512 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0076 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"The canon of Russian poetry has been reshaped since the fall of the Soviet Union. A multi-authored study of changing cultural memory and identity, this revisionary work charts Russia’s shifting relationship to its own literature in the face of social upheaval. Literary canon and national identity are inextricably tied together, the composition of a canon being the attempt to single out those literary works that best express a nation’s culture. This process is, of course, fluid and subject to significant shifts, particularly at times of epochal change. This volume explores changes in the canon of twentieth-century Russian poetry from the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union to the end of Putin’s second term as Russian President in 2008. In the wake of major institutional changes, such as the abolition of state censorship and the introduction of a market economy, the way was open for wholesale reinterpretation of twentieth-century poets such as Iosif Brodskii, Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandel′shtam, their works and their lives. In the last twenty years many critics have discussed the possibility of various coexisting canons rooted in official and non-official literature and suggested replacing the term ""Soviet literature"" with a new definition – ""Russian literature of the Soviet period"". Contributions to this volume explore the multiple factors involved in reshaping the canon, understood as a body of literary texts given exemplary or representative status as ""classics"". Among factors which may influence the composition of the canon are educational institutions, competing views of scholars and critics, including figures outside Russia, and the self-canonising activity of poets themselves. Canon revision further reflects contemporary concerns with the destabilising effects of emigration and the internet, and the desire to reconnect with pre-revolutionary cultural traditions through a narrative of the past which foregrounds continuity. Despite persistent nostalgic yearnings in some quarters for a single canon, the current situation is defiantly diverse, balancing both the Soviet literary tradition and the parallel contemporaneous literary worlds of the emigration and the underground. Required reading for students, teachers and lovers of Russian literature, Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry brings our understanding of post-Soviet Russia up to date."

Love and its Critics : From the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton's Eden

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ISBN: 9791036500770 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book is a history of love and the challenge love offers to the laws and customs of its times and places, as told through poetry from the Song of Songs to John Milton's Paradise Lost. It is also an account of the critical reception afforded to such literature, and the ways in which criticism has attempted to stifle this challenge. Bryson and Movsesian argue that the poetry they explore celebrates and reinvents the love the troubadour poets of the eleventh and twelfth centuries called fin'amor: love as an end in itself, mutual and freely chosen even in the face of social, religious, or political retribution. Neither eros nor agape, neither exclusively of the body, nor solely of the spirit, this love is a middle path. Alongside this tradition has grown a critical movement that employs a ‘hermeneutics of suspicion', in Paul Ricoeur's phrase, to claim that passionate love poetry is not what it seems, and should be properly understood as worship of God, subordination to Empire, or an entanglement with the structures of language itself - in short, the very things it resists. The book engages with some of the seminal literature of the Western canon, including the Bible, the poetry of Ovid, and works by English authors such as William Shakespeare and John Donne, and with criticism that stretches from the earliest readings of the Song of Songs to contemporary academic literature. Lively and enjoyable in its style, it attempts to restore a sense of pleasure to the reading of poetry, and to puncture critical insistence that literature must be outwitted. It will be of value to professional, graduate, and advanced undergraduate scholars of literature, and to the educated general reader interested in treatments of love in poetry throughout history.

La loi de la chair : Le droit au corps du conjoint dans l'œuvre des canonistes (xiie-xve siècle)

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ISBN: 9791035101459 DOI: 10.4000/books.psorbonne.26103 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Sorbonne
Subject: History
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En montrant que le droit au corps de l'autre est aussi, à partir du xiie siècle, au cœur de l'institution du mariage, Marta Madero éclaire d'une manière nouvelle une histoire – celle des relations charnelles et des liens matrimoniaux – qui a fait pourtant l'objet de nombreux travaux ces dernières décennies. Elle a découvert en effet que les canonistes du xiie au xve siècle construisent un régime juridique des rapports de chair avec les règles que le droit romain appliquait aux rapports de possession et de propriété des hommes sur les choses et même à la subordination des choses entre elles. L'objet du consentement est bien, dès le xiie siècle – on a eu tendance à l'oublier –, le droit au corps du conjoint. Mais est-ce que ce droit s'exerce sur une chose qui serait le corps, ou sur une partie du corps ? Ou bien s'agit-il d'une servitude réelle que ce corps porte comme l'on dit qu'un champ est grevé d'une servitude de passage attachée aux champs voisins ? Quels sont les actes qui font naître ou cesser ce droit au corps du conjoint ? Peut-il renaître, et comment ? Invoquer le droit au corps de l'autre, c'est aussi, on le comprend alors, une autre façon de purifier les liens de la chair comme les alchimistes éliminent les scories de la matière. Et l'œuvre au noir des canonistes et des juges ouvre ainsi le vaste espace d'une casuistique dont l'étude nous prépare à mieux comprendre sans doute les méthodes et l'historicité du droit contemporain, mais aussi peut-être la préhistoire de nos sexualités.

Histoires antiromaines II

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ISBN: 9791036543197 DOI: 10.4000/books.larhra.3456 Language: French
Publisher: LARHRA
Subject: Religion
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L’antiromanisme catholique s’est tôt préoccupé de fonder historiquement ses revendications politiques et ecclésiologiques et de justifier les critiques qu’il pouvait adresser à l’autorité ecclésiale par l’élaboration d’une historiographie ecclésiastique qui correspondît à ses engagements. Organisée à Lyon le 24 septembre 2010, une journée d’études avait commencé à explorer la question des rapports entre le catholicisme antiromain et la genèse de la tradition historiographique européenne. Le présent ouvrage, qui regroupe les actes d’une seconde journée d’études - la quatrième du cycle consacré par l’équipe RESEA du LARHRA à l’antiromanisme catholique des temps posttridentins - qui s’est déroulée à Munich le 13 septembre 2012, se place dans le prolongement de la précédente session : il était apparu que la question des sources méritait des investigations plus précises, ainsi que le problème du style et celui de l’exploitation des acquis méthodologiques de l’érudition moderne. En particulier, le divorce est devenu de plus en plus visible, à partir de l’âge libéral, entre une historiographie antiromaine soucieuse de méthode critique et sa concurrente romaniste mais, disait-on, méthodologiquement attardée. Les discussions ont montré, au cours du second xixe siècle, avec quelle difficulté l’histoire ecclésiastique, de tradition vénérable, s’est progressivement extraite d’un modèle apologétique pour se plier progressivement aux impératifs d’une méthodologie historiographique critique en voie de définitive consécration. Il semble que les historiens catholiques antiromains aient contribué plus que leurs concurrents respectueux du Saint-Siège, et avant eux, à éloigner l’histoire de l’Église des excès à quoi la conduisait le modèle d’une dissertation édifiante qui finissait par être entrave au récit scientifiquement établi de la geste chrétienne. Les contributeurs de la rencontre munichoise de septembre 2012 ont souhaité éclairer un questionnement dont les alternatives épistémologiques ont sans nul doute contribué à façonner l’historiographie religieuse contemporaine.

Normatividades e instituciones eclesiásticas en el Nuevo Reino de Granada, siglos XVI–XIX

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Book Series: Global Perspectives on Legal History ISBN: 9783944773247 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.12946/gplh13 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
Subject: Law --- History
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Ecclesiastical institutions and actors were essential for the for-mation of normative orders in early modern Ibero-America. In a series of seminars, organised by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Mexico City, Lima, Bogotá and São Paulo, scholars from different disciplines presented innovative studies on the history of religious normativity and its practices. Based upon the Bogotá colloquium, the present volume fo-cuses on the New Kingdom of Granada (16th – 19th centuries).

Estudios sobre la Universidad de Lérida (1561-1717)

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Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 1886-0710 ISBN: 9788491488514 Year: Volume: 46 Pages: 190 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: Education --- History
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This book, written by Rafael Ramis-Barceló, brings together three studies on the University of Lleida (1561-1717). The first is a description of the Studium of Lleida during the pontificate of Antonio Agustín. It was a Golden Age, with great professors, although with frequent conflicts. The second is an analysis of the Faculty of Civil and Canon Law from the death of Felipe V until the transfer of the University to Cervera. The third deals with the Faculties of Arts and Theology for the same period. These two final chapters study the decline of the University and its problems during the Baroque Age. The book –with new sources, from different Catalan archives– aims to offer an overview of the last period of the Studium of Lleida and its intricate transfer to Cervera.----------Este libro, escrito por Rafael Ramis-Barceló, reúne tres estudios sobre la Universidad de Lérida (1561-1717). El primero es una descripción del Estudio de Lérida durante el pontificado de Antonio Agustín. Fue una época dorada, con grandes maestros, aunque con frecuentes conflictos. El segundo es un análisis de la Facultad de Leyes y Cánones desde el fallecimiento de Felipe V hasta la transferencia de la Universidad a Cervera. El tercero trata las Facultades de Artes y de Teología durante el mismo período. Estos dos capítulos finales inciden en la decadencia de la Universidad y a los problemas que tuvo que afrontar durante el Barroco. El libro –con fuentes novedosas, procedentes de diferentes archivos catalanes– pretende ofrecer una panorámica de la última etapa del Estudio de Lérida y de su compleja transferencia a Cervera.

Doctores hispanos en leyes y cánones por la Universidad de La Sapienza de Roma (1549-1774)

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Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 1886-0710 ISBN: 9788491480693 Year: Volume: 39 Pages: 274 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: Education --- History
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The book presents the catalogue of Hispanic doctors in Civil and Canon Law graduated at the University of La Sapienza in Rome from 1549 to 1774. It also includes a list of Portuguese graduates. In La Sapienza, contrary to what has been maintained by many scholars, hundreds of foreign students received their doctorate degrees in Civil and Canon Law. The book, after a presentation of the College of Consistorial Lawyers and the Professors of the Faculty of Civil and Canon Law, emphasizes the international character of the doctoral students and focuses on Spaniards. Decisive contributions can be made going through the list of graduates, supervisors, examiners and witnesses, not only to the identification of Hispanic civilists and canonists, but also to the study of the academic, cultural and political networks, woven in Rome during the Modern Era.--------El libro presenta la nómina de doctores hispanos en leyes y cánones en la Universidad de La Sapienza de Roma desde 1549 hasta 1774. Se incluye asimismo una nómina de graduados portugueses. En La Sapienza, contrariamente a lo que se ha sostenido mayoritariamente, se doctoraron en ambos derechos centenares de estudiantes extranjeros. El libro, tras una presentación del Colegio de Abogados Consistoriales y de los profesores de la Facultad de Leyes y Cánones, enfatiza el carácter internacional de los doctorandos y se centra en los hispanos. A través del elenco de graduados, promotores, examinadores y testigos se puede contribuir decisivamente no sólo a la identificación de legistas y canonistas hispanos, sino también al estudio de las redes académicas, culturales y políticas que se tejieron en Roma durante la época moderna.

Reformation und Recht

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ISBN: 9783161548031 9783161554643 Year: DOI: 10.1628/9783161554643 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101758
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The law's cultural and especially its religious contexts present a fresh challenge to a globalised world. Did the Reformation's demand for the abolition of canonical law have particular consequences for legal development? Various answers are given to this question. It has been the objective of recent confessionalization research to highlight the uniformity of confessions and their cultural effects. There is great concern that, as happened a hundred years ago, Protestantism is once again being awarded a special proximity to modernity. The authors of this volume discuss the consequences the Reformation had for the development of various branches of the law. In the sense of a comparative analysis, Catholic law is also investigated for the connection between law and morality.

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