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A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France
In contemporary political discourse, it is common to denounce violent acts as “terroristic.” But this reflexive denunciation is a surprisingly recent development. In A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France, Ronald Schechter tells the story of the term’s evolution in Western thought, examining a neglected yet crucial chapter of our complicated romance with terror.
 
For centuries prior to the French Revolution, the word “terror” had largely positive connotations. Subjects flattered monarchs with the label “terror of his enemies.” Lawyers invoked the “terror of the laws.” Theater critics praised tragedies that imparted terror and pity. By August 1794, however, terror had lost its positive valence. As revolutionaries sought to rid France of its enemies, terror became associated with surveillance committees, tribunals, and the guillotine. By unearthing the tradition that associated terror with justice, magnificence, and health, Schechter helps us understand how the revolutionary call to make terror the order of the day could inspire such fervent loyalty in the first place—even as the gratuitous violence of the revolution eventually transformed it into the dreadful term we would recognize today. Most important, perhaps, Schechter proposes that terror is not an import to Western civilization—as contemporary discourse often suggests—but rather a domestic product with a long and consequential tradition. 

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Constitutional Thought in Sixteenth Century France a Study in the Evolution of Ideas

Constitutional Thought in Sixteenth Century France a Study in the Evolution of Ideas
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning proc
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The Evolution of English Justice : Law, Politics, and Society in the Fourteenth Century

The Evolution of English Justice : Law, Politics, and Society in the Fourteenth Century
The importance of the 14th century for the development of English law has long been recognized. The shocks and challenges of that period, the murder of the incompetent Edward II, Edward III's ever escalating military demands for the war in France, and the unparalleled disaster of the Black Death gave English society a trauma that found its ultimate expression in Lollardy and the Peasants' Revolt. Out of this ferment came the evolution of a system of justice still substantially recognizable today. The aim of this text is to present the main outline of the debate and the different schools of thought, and to suggest the best ways by which students can understand a crucial subject, and how this should help illuminate many other aspects of English society during the reigns of Edward II, Edward III and Richard II.
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Inheriting Madness : Professionalization and Psychiatric Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century France

Inheriting Madness : Professionalization and Psychiatric Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century France
Historically, one of the recurring arguments in psychiatry has been that heredity is the root cause of mental illness. In Inheriting Madness, Ian Dowbiggin traces the rise in popularity of hereditarianism in France during the second half of the nineteenth century to illuminate the nature and evolution of psychiatry during this period.

In Dowbiggin's mind, this fondness for hereditarianism stemmed from the need to reconcile two counteracting factors. On the one hand, psychiatrists were attempting to expand their power and privileges by excluding other groups from the treatment of the mentally ill. On the other hand, medicine's failure to effectively diagnose, cure, and understand the causes of madness made it extremely difficult for psychiatrists to justify such an expansion. These two factors, Dowbiggin argues, shaped the way psychiatrists thought about insanity, encouraging them to adopt hereditarian ideas, such as the degeneracy theory, to explain why psychiatry had failed to meet expectations. Hereditarian theories, in turn, provided evidence of the need for psychiatrists to assume more authority, resources, and cultural influence.

Inheriting Madness is a forceful reminder that psychiatric notions are deeply rooted in the social, political, and cultural history of the profession itself. At a time when genetic interpretations of mental disease are again in vogue, Dowbiggin demonstrates that these views are far from unprecedented, and that in fact they share remarkable similarities with earlier theories. A familiarity with the history of the psychiatric profession compels the author to ask whether or not public faith in it is warranted.

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I Origins (Blu-ray + Digital HD) (Widescreen)

I Origins (Blu-ray + Digital HD) (Widescreen)
Michael Pitt (TV's "Boardwalk Empire") and Brit Marling ("Another Earth") star in this thought-provoking drama that challenges the line between facts and faith. Dr. Ian Gray (Pitt) is a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye, along with his lab partner, Karen (Marling). After a tragic romance with an exotic young woman (Astrid Berges-Frisbey), Ian's obsession with her triggers a chain of events that leads to a stunning discovery years later... one that may unlock the greatest mysteries of life.

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Scenes of Parisian Modernity : Culture and Consumption in the Nineteenth Century

Scenes of Parisian Modernity : Culture and Consumption in the Nineteenth Century

Integrating the history of Paris with the history of consumption, the press, publicity, advertising and spectacle, this book traces the evolution of the urban core districts of consumption and explores elements of consumer culture such as the print media, publishing, retail techniques, tourism, city marketing, fashion, illustrated posters and Montmartre culture in the nineteenth century. Hahn emphasizes the tension between art and industry and between culture and commerce, a dynamic that significantly marked urban commercial modernity that spread new imaginary about consumption. She argues that Parisian consumer culture arose earlier than generally thought, and explores the intense commercialization Paris underwent.


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A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence: A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Civil Law World, 1600-1900/ The Philosophers' Philosophy of Law from the Seventeenth Century to Our Days

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence: A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Civil Law World, 1600-1900/ The Philosophers' Philosophy of Law from the Seventeenth Century to Our Days

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence is the first-ever multivolume treatment of the issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, from both a theoretical and a historical perspective. The work is aimed at jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. Edited by the renowned theorist Enrico Pattaro and his team, this book is a classical reference work that would be of great interest to legal and practical philosophers as well as to jurists and legal scholar at all levels. Thework is divided The theoretical part (published in 2005), consisting of five volumes, covers the main topics of the contemporary debate; the historical part, consisting of six volumes (Volumes 6-8 published in 2007; Volumes 9 and 10, published in 2009; Volume 11 published in 2011 and volume 12 forthcoming in 2012/2013), accounts for the development of legal thought from ancient Greek times through the twentieth century. The entire set will be completed with an index.
Volume 9: A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Civil Law World, 1600 1900
edited by Damiano Canale, Paolo Grossi and Hasso Hofmann Provides an in-depth study of the different ways of understanding law which were developed from the mid-17th century to the end of the 19th century by jurists and legal philosophers working in the civil-law tradition. In particular, the book collects chapters offering a systematic history of the basic legal concepts and of the disciplines that systematized them in a set form in the legal thought of Continental Europe. The first two chapters discuss the way the scientific method elaborated and firmed up by modern natural-law theory was received into European legal science in the period leading to the French Revolution, with Chapter 1 focusing on the Germanic area, and Chapter 2 instead on the French area. Chapter 3 is devoted to the European legal Enlightenment, and to the reverberations this movement had on the culture as well as on the politics of law. Chapter 4 discusses the codification of law, describing in what ways and to what degree codification shaped the structure of Europe s legal systems and the organization of its society through law. Chapter 5 traces out the development of German legal science through the crisis of modern natural-law theory and the birth of the great European codes, considering in particular the birth of the Historical School of law and its later development with Puchta. Chapter 6 reconstructs the birth and evolution of the modern science of administration, which played a central role in helping the institutions of the modern state become woven into the social and economic fabric. Chapter 7 is dedicated to the history of European constitutionalism. Chapter 8 discusses the crisis of conceptual jurisprudence, the voluntarist and vitalistic conceptions this crisis led to, and the birth of neo-idealist movements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
"The volume editors and contributors are international leading specialists from Italy, France, Spain, and Germany.
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Volume 10: The Philosophers Philosophy of Law from the Seventeenth Century to Our Days
by Patrick RileyOffers a comprehensive and original treatment of the philosophers philosophy of law from Grotius to the "left Kantianism" of Rawls and Habermas. The volume also discusses some "philosophers of law" who are not philosophers in a broader sense, but who cannot be omitted because certain far greater "real" philosophers would then become unintelligible. The philosophy of law is viewed in this work as a final outgrowth of a more general moral philosophy, and that moral philosophy in turn as an outgrowth of "first philosophy" (metaphysics, epistemology, theology). Special prominence is given to Leibniz, Malebranche, and Kantianism. Leibniz combines philosophical and jurisprudential greatness in a way achieved by no other. Since Leibniz has never been rendered his jurisprudential "due" in English, the present volume offers


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The Plurality of Imaginary Worlds (Paperback)

The Plurality of Imaginary Worlds (Paperback)
British, French and American traditions of speculative fiction developed separately for more than a hundred years, with only slight overlaps prior to 1926, and continued to develop thereafter in accordance with different foci of interest and narrative methods, until the importation of the American label of "science fiction" initiated a process of fusion that was still not complete even at the end of the twentieth century. Like its closest English language analogue, "scientific romance," the phrase roman scientifique first made its appearance in the French language in the latter half of the eighteenth century, when it was initially used to refer to ideas in science that were thought to be, or turned out be, chimerical scholarly fantasies. The history outlined here chronicles the evolution and development of scientifically-influenced fiction in France from its seventeenth-century foundation-stones to the late 1930s, including interplanetary fantasies, futuristic fantasies, and attempts to produce a reasoned account of such evolution, paying heed to the differences between it and the parallel processes going on in Britain and America. The Plurality of the imaginary Worlds reviews over 300 works from 1657 to 1939 and illustrated with nearly 200 cover reproductions. Brian M. Stableford has been a professional writer since 1965. He has published more than 70 science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as several authoritative non-fiction books. He has also translated many of the works reviewed herein for Black Coat Press.
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Marxist Thought and the City

Marxist Thought and the City

One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, Henri Lefebvre first published Marxist Thought and the City in French in 1972, marking a pivotal point in his evolution as a thinker and an important precursor to his groundbreaking work of urban sociology, The Production of Space. Marxist Thought and the City—inwhich he reviews the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels for commentary and analysis on the life and growth of the city—now appears in English for the first time. 

Rooted in orthodox Marxism’s analyses of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, with extensive quotations from the works of Marx and Engels, this book describes the city’s transition from life under feudalism to modern industrial capitalism. In doing so it highlights the various forces that sought to maintain power in the struggles between the medieval aristocracy and the urban guilds, amid the growth of banking and capital. 

Providing vital background and supplementary material to Lefebvre’s other books, including The Urban Revolution and Right to the City, Marxist Thought and the City is indispensable for students and scholars of urbanism, Marxism, social geography, early modern history, and the history of economic thought.





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