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Author : Francesca Trivellato
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-02-12
Page : 424
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0691185379
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How an antisemitic legend gave voice to widespread fears surrounding the expansion of private credit in Western capitalism The Promise and Peril of Credit takes an incisive look at pivotal episodes in the West’s centuries-long struggle to define the place of private finance in the social and political order. It does so through the lens of a persistent legend about Jews and money that reflected the anxieties surrounding the rise of impersonal credit markets. By the close of the Middle Ages, new and sophisticated credit instruments made it easier for European merchants to move funds across the globe. Bills of exchange were by far the most arcane of these financial innovations. Intangible and written in a cryptic language, they fueled world trade but also lured naive investors into risky businesses. Francesca Trivellato recounts how the invention of these abstruse credit contracts was falsely attributed to Jews, and how this story gave voice to deep-seated fears about the unseen perils of the new paper economy. She locates the legend’s earliest version in a seventeenth-century handbook on maritime law and traces its legacy all the way to the work of the founders of modern social theory—from Marx to Weber and Sombart. Deftly weaving together economic, legal, social, cultural, and intellectual history, Trivellato vividly describes how Christian writers drew on the story to define and redefine what constituted the proper boundaries of credit in a modern world increasingly dominated by finance.


Author : Jeroen Deploige
Gita Deneckere
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Release : 2006
Page : 296
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9053567674
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The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They demonstrate that, rather than a linear progression where perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, in reality the history of monarchy has been one of constant tension between mystification and demystification.


Author : Yves Bessieres
Publisher :
Release : 1991
Page : 88
Category : France
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Author : S. Sophia Beale
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release :
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 146554285X
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Author : Carl F. Graumann
Serge Moscovici
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Page : 264
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 1461246180
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The contents of the first two volumes were, we gladly admit, at once more familiar and easier to handle. We were concerned with mass and leadership psychology, two factors that we know from social and political life. They have been much studied and we can clearly trace their evolution. However, since actions by masses and leaders also have an intellectual and emotional side, we were obliged, in some way or other, to deal with this topic as well. It was obviously necessary, it seemed to us, to approach this study from a new and significant angle. One cannot escape the realiza tion that "conspiracy theory" has played, and continues to play, a central role in our epoch, and has had very serious consequences. The obsession with conspiracy has spread to such an extent that it continuously crops up at all levels of society. The fol lowing paradox must be striking to anyone: In the past, society was governed by a small number of men, at times by one individual, who, within traditional limits, imposed his will on the multitude. Plots were effective: By eliminating these individuals and their families, one could change the course of events. Today, this is no longer the case. Power is divided among parties and extends throughout society. Power flows, changes hands, and affects opinion, which no one controls and no one represents entirely.


Author : Manon Mathias
Alison M. Moore
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-11-17
Page : 276
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 3030018571
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This book considers the historical and cultural origins of the gut-brain relationship now evidenced in numerous scientific research fields. Bringing together eleven scholars with wide interdisciplinary expertise, the volume examines literal and metaphorical digestion in different spheres of nineteenth-century life. Digestive health is examined in three sections in relation to science, politics and literature during the period, focusing on Northern America, Europe and Australia. Using diverse methodologies, the essays demonstrate that the long nineteenth century was an important moment in the Western understanding and perception of the gastroenterological system and its relation to the mind in the sense of cognition, mental wellbeing, and the emotions. This collection explores how medical breakthroughs are often historically preceded by intuitive models imagined throughout a range of cultural productions.


Author : A. Abulafia
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2001-12-03
Page : 205
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 140391382X
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Exploring deep into the history of the conflict between Christians and Jews from medieval to modern times, this wide-ranging volume - which includes newly uncovered material from the recently opened post-Soviet archives - seeks to bring positive understanding to controversial issues of inter-faith confrontation. Here, a number of eminent scholars from around the globe, come together to discuss openly and objectively the dynamics of Jewish creative response in the face of violence. Through the analysis of the histories of both the Christian and Jewish religious traditions, we are brought to an understanding of their relationship as a modern day phenomenon.


Author : Voltaire
Publisher :
Release : 1931
Page :
Category : Literatura francesa
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Author : Lloyd Kramer
Sarah Maza
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-15
Page : 536
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0585470936
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This broad survey introduces readers to the major themes, figures,traditions and theories in Western historical thought, tracing itsevolution from biblical times to the present. Surveys the evolution of historical thought in the WesternWorld from biblical times to the present day. Provides students with the background to contemporaryhistorical debates and approaches. Serves as a useful reference for researchers andteachers. Includes chapters by 24 leading historians.


Author : Alphonse de Lamartine
Publisher :
Release : 1848
Page :
Category : France
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Author : Rohit De
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-08-04
Page : 312
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0691210381
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It has long been contended that the Indian Constitution of 1950, a document in English created by elite consensus, has had little influence on India’s greater population. Drawing upon the previously unexplored records of the Supreme Court of India, A People’s Constitution upends this narrative and shows how the Constitution actually transformed the daily lives of citizens in profound and lasting ways. This remarkable legal process was led by individuals on the margins of society, and Rohit De looks at how drinkers, smugglers, petty vendors, butchers, and prostitutes—all despised minorities—shaped the constitutional culture. The Constitution came alive in the popular imagination so much that ordinary people attributed meaning to its existence, took recourse to it, and argued with it. Focusing on the use of constitutional remedies by citizens against new state regulations seeking to reshape the society and economy, De illustrates how laws and policies were frequently undone or renegotiated from below using the state’s own procedures. De examines four important cases that set legal precedents: a Parsi journalist’s contestation of new alcohol prohibition laws, Marwari petty traders’ challenge to the system of commodity control, Muslim butchers’ petition against cow protection laws, and sex workers’ battle to protect their right to practice prostitution. Exploring how the Indian Constitution of 1950 enfranchised the largest population in the world, A People’s Constitution considers the ways that ordinary citizens produced, through litigation, alternative ethical models of citizenship.


Author : Tariq Omar Ali
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2018-05-15
Page : 272
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1400889286
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Before the advent of synthetic fibers and cargo containers, jute sacks were the preferred packaging material of global trade, transporting the world's grain, cotton, sugar, tobacco, coffee, wool, guano, and bacon. Jute was the second-most widely consumed fiber in the world, after cotton. While the sack circulated globally, the plant was cultivated almost exclusively by peasant smallholders in a small corner of the world: the Bengal delta. This book examines how jute fibers entangled the delta's peasantry in the rhythms and vicissitudes of global capital. Taking readers from the nineteenth-century high noon of the British Raj to the early years of post-partition Pakistan in the mid-twentieth century, Tariq Omar Ali traces how the global connections wrought by jute transformed every facet of peasant life: practices of work, leisure, domesticity, and sociality; ideas and discourses of justice, ethics, piety, and religiosity; and political commitments and actions. Ali examines how peasant life was structured and restructured with oscillations in global commodity markets, as the nineteenth-century period of peasant consumerism and prosperity gave way to debt and poverty in the twentieth century. A Local History of Global Capital traces how jute bound the Bengal delta's peasantry to turbulent global capital, and how global commodity markets shaped everyday peasant life and determined the difference between prosperity and poverty, survival and starvation.


Author : Mrs. Jameson (Anna)
Publisher :
Release : 1891
Page : 818
Category : Angels in art
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Author : Martin Hengel
Publisher :
Release : 1980
Page : 174
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780334020967
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he time between the conquests of Alexander the Great and the Maccabaean wars is one of the obscurest periods of Jewish history. Yet it is vitally important for our understanding of Judaism in the period up to and including the New Testament era because it was then that the foundations of first-century Judaism were being laid.In his now classic — and encyclopaedic — study/tic/aim and Hellenism, Martin Hengel demonstrated how Greek influence on Judaism at this stage was far greater than has usually been supposed, and painted a fascinating picture of a hitherto unexplored culture. Here, in a much slimmer book, he summarizes the results of that larger volume and in some aspects takes it further. First he outlines the history of Palestine from Alexander's expedition to the death of Antiochus III in 187 BC. He then shows the political, social and cultural features of the Hellenistic world, asking in particular how it was possible for a non-Greek to become accepted in it. Finally, he explores the development of Judaism in the various countries of the Diaspora and in Palestine itself.


Author : Daniel Roche
Professor of Modern History Daniel Roche
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1998
Page : 723
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780674317475
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Explores the social, cultural, and political developments in France in the period before the Revolution


Author : Daniel Roche
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1987-05-12
Page : 300
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0520060318
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In his collective portrait of the common people, Roche offers a rich and fascinating description of their lives—their housing, food, dress, financial dealings, literature, domestic life, and leisure time. Roche’s highly readable style and use of contemporary quotations enliven the reader’s view of eighteenth-century Paris and Parisians.


Author : Anne-Louise-Germaine Stael
Publisher : Wentworth Press
Release : 2019-02-23
Page : 254
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780469516670
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Author : David Hume
Publisher :
Release : 1882
Page :
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Author : Robert Chazan
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1996-02
Page : 380
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0520205065
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One of the unanticipated results of the First Crusade in 1095 was a series of violent assaults on major Jewish communities in the Rhineland. Robert Chazan offers the first detailed analysis of these events, illuminating the attitudes that triggered the assaults as well as the beliefs that informed Jewish reactions to them.


Author : Susannah Radstone
Bill Schwarz
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Release : 2010
Page : 561
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 082323259X
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These essays survey the histories, the theories and the fault lines that compose the field of memory research. Drawing on the advances in the sciences and in the humanities, they address the question of how memory works, highlighting transactions between the interiority of subjective memory and the larger fields of public or collective memory.