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Author : Cheikh Anta Diop
Harold J. Salemson
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 1991
Page : 440
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1556520484
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Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective.


Author : Bernard Wasserstein
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009
Page : 901
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 019873073X
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The twentieth century in Europe witnessed some of the most brutish episodes in history. Yet it also saw incontestable improvements in the conditions of existence for most inhabitants of the continent - from rising living standards and dramatically increased life expectancy, to the virtualelimination of illiteracy, and the advance of women, ethnic minorities, and homosexuals to greater equality of respect and opportunity.It was a century of barbarism and civilization, of cruelty and tenderness, of technological achievement and environmental spoliation, of imperial expansion and withdrawal, of authoritarian repression - and of individualism resurgent.Covering everything from war and politics to social, cultural, and economic change, Barbarism and Civilization is by turns grim, humorous, surprising, and enlightening: a window on the century we have left behind and the earliest years of its troubled successor.


Author : Yaa-Lengi M. Ngemi
Publisher :
Release : 1993
Page : 54
Category : Africa
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Author : Michael Levin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004-08-02
Page : 168
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 1135755035
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John Stuart Mill's best-known work is On Liberty (1859). In it he declared that Western society was in danger of coming to a standstill. To understand how Mill came to this conclusion requires one to investigate his notion of the stages from barbarism to civilisation, and also his belief in imperialism as part of the civilising process. This study encompasses discourses on the blessings, curses and dangers of modernisation from approximately the time of the American and French revolutions to that of the so-called mid-Victorian calm in which On Liberty was written. Current political issues concerning the West and Islamic countries have heightened interest in just the kind of question that this book discusses: that of how the West relates to, and assesses, the rest of the world.


Author : David O'Brien
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2018-02-06
Page : 240
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 0271082674
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Notions of civilization and barbarism were intrinsic to Eugène Delacroix’s artistic practice: he wrote regularly about these concepts in his journal, and the tensions between the two were the subject of numerous paintings, including his most ambitious mural project, the ceiling of the Library of the Chamber of Deputies in the Palais Bourbon. Exiled in Modernity delves deeply into these themes, revealing why Delacroix’s disillusionment with modernity increasingly led him to seek spiritual release or epiphany in the sensual qualities of painting. While civilization implied a degree of control and the constraint of natural impulses for Delacroix, barbarism evoked something uncontrolled and impulsive. Seeing himself as part of a grand tradition extending back to ancient Greece, Delacroix was profoundly aware of the wealth and power that set nineteenth-century Europe apart from the rest of the world. Yet he was fascinated by civilization’s chaotic underbelly. In analyzing Delacroix’s art and prose, David O’Brien illuminates the artist’s effort to reconcile the erudite, tradition-bound aspects of painting with a desire to reach viewers in a more direct, unrestrained manner. Focusing chiefly on Delacroix’s musings about civilization in his famous journal, his major mural projects on the theme of civilization, and the place of civilization in his paintings of North Africa and of animals, O’Brien links Delacroix’s increasingly pessimistic view of modernity to his desire to use his art to provide access to a more fulfilling experience. With more than one hundred illustrations, this original, astute analysis of Delacroix and his work explains why he became an inspiration for modernist painters over the half-century following his death. Art historians and scholars of modernism especially will find great value in O’Brien’s work.


Author : Brendan Lanctot
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Release : 2013-12-12
Page : 192
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1611485460
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Beyond Civilization and Barbarism examines the role of cultural production in the struggle for power in Argentina during the first half of the nineteenth century. Identifying the pueblo, or people, as the common preoccupation of those vying to legitimize competing political projects, it argues that this decisive period of Latin American history was marked by a fundamentally modern debate to define the constitutive parts of the nation.


Author : Francine Masiello
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 1992
Page : 251
Category : Argentine literature
ISBN 13 : 9780803231580
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Author : Basil Davidson
Publisher : London : Longman
Release : 1978
Page : 218
Category : Africa
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Beskrivelse af de vigtigste perioder i Afrikas historie.


Author : Cheikh Anta Diop
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2012-09-01
Page : 146
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 161374739X
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This expanded edition continues Diop's campaign for the political and economic unification of the nations of black Africa. It concludes with a lengthy interview with Diop.


Author : R.G. Collingwood
Publisher :
Release : 2014-01-01
Page : 398
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9781614275558
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2014 Reprint of 1942 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943) was a British philosopher and practicing archaeologist best known for his work in aesthetics and the philosophy of history. "The New Leviathan," originally published in 1942, a few months before the author's death, is the book which R. G. Collingwood chose to write in preference to completing his life's work on the philosophy of history. It was a reaction to the Second World War and the threat which Nazism and Fascism constituted to civilization. The book draws upon many years of work in moral and political philosophy and attempts to establish the multiple and complex connections between the levels of consciousness, society, civilization, and barbarism. Collingwood argues that traditional social contract theory has failed to account for the continuing existence of the non-social community and its relation to the social community in the body politic. He is also critical of the tendency within ethics to confound right and duty.


Author : Maria Boletsi
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2013-01-30
Page : 328
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0804785376
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Barbarism and civilization form one of the oldest and most rigid oppositions in Western history. According to this dichotomy, barbarism functions as the negative standard through which "civilization" fosters its self-definition and superiority by labeling others "barbarians." Since the 1990s, and especially since 9/11, these terms have become increasingly popular in Western political and cultural rhetoric—a rhetoric that divides the world into forces of good and evil. This study intervenes in this recent trend and interrogates contemporary and historical uses of barbarism, arguing that barbarism also has a disruptive, insurgent potential. Boletsi recasts barbarism as a productive concept, finding that it is a common thread in works of literature, art, and theory. By dislodging barbarism from its conventional contexts, this book reclaims barbarism's edge and proposes it as a useful theoretical tool.


Author : Harriet Guest
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2007-12-20
Page : 249
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0521881943
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An original and richly illustrated study of the pictorial and written representations of Cook's voyages.


Author : Cheikh Anta Diop
Harold Salemson
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release : 2012-09-01
Page : 240
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1613747454
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This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization.


Author : Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1998
Page : 240
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780140436778
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Written in political exile by one of Argentina's greatest statesmen and intellectuals and long known to English-speaking readers as Life in the Argentine Republic in the Days of the Tyrants, Facundo (1845) is ostensibly a biography of the gaucho "barbarian" Juan Facundo Quiroga. Combining history, sociology, and political commentary, Sarmiento explores the impact of Argentine geography on the life of the gaucho; chronicles the often bloody political and military adventures of Facundo; examines the reign of the tyrannical ruler Juan Manuel de Rosas; and ponders the future of Argentina. This edition includes an informative introduction and a chronology of Sarmiento's life and times. It also restores the original author's note that was dropped for the 1868 English-language edition - and that is crucial to our understanding of Sarmiento and his views.


Author : Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2003
Page : 284
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780520239807
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An educator and writer, Sarmiento was President of Argentina from 1868 to 1874. His Facundo is a study of the Argentine character, a prescription for the modernization of Latin America, and a protest against the tyranny of the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas (1835-1852). The book brings nineteenth-century Latin American history to life even as it raises questions still being debated today--questions regarding the "civilized" city versus the "barbaric" countryside, the treatment of indigenous and African populations, and the classically liberal plan of modernization.


Author : Graeme R. Newman
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2020-03-01
Page : 280
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1438478119
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Challenges the established corrections paradigm and argues for replacing mass incarceration with a viable and more humane alternative. The practice of mass incarceration has come under increasing criticism by criminologists and corrections experts who, nevertheless, find themselves at a loss when it comes to offering credible, practical, and humane alternatives. In Civilization and Barbarism, Graeme R. Newman argues this impasse has arisen from a refusal to confront the original essence of punishment, namely, that in some sense it must be painful. He begins with an exposition of the traditional philosophical justifications for punishment and then provides a history of criminal punishment. He shows how, over time, the West abandoned short-term corporal punishment in favor of longer-term incarceration, justifying a massive bureaucratic prison complex as scientific and civilized. Newman compels the reader to confront the biases embedded in this model and the impossibility of defending prisons as a civilized form of punishment. A groundbreaking work that challenges the received wisdom of “corrections,” Civilization and Barbarism asks readers to reconsider moderate corporal punishment as an alternative to prison and, for the most serious offenders, forms of incapacitation without prison. The book also features two helpful appendixes: a list of debating points, with common criticisms and their rebuttals, and a chronology of civilized punishments. “Newman’s book is a monumental piece of scholarship that presents a controversial set of propositions about how punishment in the future should be administered. Readers will likely learn many new things about the history of punishment and be challenged about their current views of just punishment for wrongdoing.” — Martha J. Smith, coeditor of Theory for Practice in Situational Crime Prevention


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Publisher : Brill | Rodopi
Release : 2015-11-16
Page : 392
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9004309276
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Barbarism revisited revisits well-known and obscure chapters in the genealogy of barbarism from Greek antiquity to the present. Through contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives, it recasts the conceptual history of barbarism as a task for literary scholars, art historians, and cultural analysts.


Author : Frederick Freeman
Publisher :
Release : 1878
Page : 186
Category : King Philip's War, 1675-1676
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Publisher :
Release : 1822*
Page : 4
Category : Blacks
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Author : Paul B. Paolucci
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2019-07-22
Page : 596
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9004393951
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Acquiring Modernity examines the modern world’s central features, from historical origins to recent events. Combining classic models, recent scholarship, and contemporary developments, its topics include science, colonialism, class inequalities, education, religion, politics, racism, sexism, the environment, and economic crises.