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Fiction and the Frontiers of Knowledge in Europe, 1500–1800

By Richard Scholar,Alexis Tadié
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  • Isbn : 1317135512
  • Pages : 172
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The uses of fiction in early modern Europe are far more varied than is often assumed by those who consider fiction to be synonymous with the novel. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the significant role that fiction plays in early modern European culture, not only in a variety of its literary genres, but also in its formation of philosophical ideas, political theories, and the law. The volume explores these uses of fiction in a series of interrelated case studies, ranging from the Italian Renaissance to the French Revolution and examining the work of, among others, Montaigne, Corneille, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, and Diderot. It asks: Where does fiction live, and thrive? Under what conditions, and to what ends? It suggests that fiction is best understood not as a genre or a discipline but, instead, as a frontier: one that demarcates literary genres and disciplines of knowledge and which, crucially, allows for the circulation of ideas between them.

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  • Pages : 197
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 274
  • File Pdf: global-anglophone-poetry.pdf

Book Summary:

Poetry's relevancy as a tool for social and political change continues to be overlooked in a global context. Looking to writers as diverse as Derek Walcott, Paul Muldoon, and Daljit Nagra, Hena shows that poets throughout the world have reinvigorated older poetic traditions to address political realities and the sweeping pressures of modernity.

The Encyclopedia Of the War Of 1812: A Political, Social, and Military History [3 volumes]

By Spencer C. Tucker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1851099573
  • Pages : 1034
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 323
  • File Pdf: the-encyclopedia-of-the-war-of-1812.pdf

Book Summary:

This work is the most comprehensive reference work on the War of 1812 yet published, offering a multidisciplinary treatment of course, causes, effects, and specific details of the War that provides both quick reference and in-depth analysis for readers from the high school level to scholars in the field. • 872 entries provide an unmatched scope and breadth of coverage • Over 150 primary-source documents in a separate volume, giving readers firsthand access to the way the War of 1812 unfolded and was experienced • Extensive bibliography and glossary provide additional resources and clarification of terminology

Ancient Egypt Light Of The World 2 Vol set

By Massey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134568916
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 766
  • File Pdf: ancient-egypt-light-of-the-world-2-vol-set.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Legend of the Baal-Shem

By Martin Buber
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134458185
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 413
  • File Pdf: the-legend-of-the-baal-shem.pdf

Book Summary:

These twenty captivating stories about the founder of the Hasidic faith Israel ben Eliezer called the Baal-Shem or Master of God's Name, provide a profound and charming account of the genesis of Hasidism, still Judaism's most important religious movement. As a delicate and moving portrayal not only of the power of the Baal-Shem's mystical faith, but also of Eastern European Jewish daily life, The Legend of the Baal-Shem is an ideal introduction to Hasidic religious thought, and to Martin Buber's own influential philosophy of love and mutual human understanding.

From Game to War and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore

By Alan Dundes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813185610
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 243
  • File Pdf: from-game-to-war-and-other-psychoanalytic-essays-on-folklore.pdf

Book Summary:

Although folklore has been collected for centuries, its possible unconscious content and significance have been explored only since the advent of psychoanalytic theory. Freud and some of his early disciples recognized the potential of such folklorist genres as myth, folktale, and legend to illuminate the intricate workings of the human psyche. Alan Dundes is a renowned folklorist who has successfully devoted the better part of his career to applying psychoanalytic theory to the materials of folklore. From Game to War offers five of his most mature essays on this topic. Dundes begins with a comprehensive survey of the history of psychological studies of folklore in the United Slates. He then presents a striking analysis of the spectrum of behavior associated with male competitive events ranging from traditional games -- such as soccer and American football -- to warfare. He argues that all of these activities can be seen as forms of macho battle to determine which individual or team feminizes his or its opponents. This is followed by a study of the saga of William Tell, one of the most celebrated legends in the world. A novel treatment of the biblical flood myth in terms of male pregnancy is the penultimate essay, while the concluding article proposes an ingeniously imaginative interpretation of the underpinnings of anti-Semitism.