Category: European

  • Baroque Horrors: Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of by David Castillo

    By David Castillo

    "David Castillo takes us on a journey of a few terrible fabrics that experience infrequently been thought of jointly. He sheds a fantastical new gentle at the baroque."
    ---Anthony J. Cascardi, collage of California Berkeley

    "Baroque Horrors is a textual archeologist's dream, scavenged from imprecise chronicles, manuals, minor histories, and lesser-known works of significant artists. Castillo unearths stories of mutilation, mutation, monstrosity, homicide, and mayhem, and promises them to us with an inimitable aptitude for the sensational that still rejects sensationalism since it continues to be so grounded in ancient fact."
    ---William Egginton, Johns Hopkins University

    "Baroque Horrors is a huge contribution to baroque ideology, in addition to an exploration of the ugly, the terrible, the wonderful. Castillo organizes his monograph round the motif of interest, refuting the assumption that Spain is a rustic incapable of equipped medical inquiry."
    ---David Foster, Arizona nation University

    Baroque Horrors turns the present cultural and political dialog from the time-honored narrative styles and self-justifying allegories of abjection to a discussion at the heritage of our glossy fears and their giant offspring. whilst existence and demise are severed from nature and background, "reality" and "authenticity" could be skilled as spectator activities and staged sights, as within the "real lives" captured via fact television and the "authentic cadavers" displayed world wide within the physique Worlds exhibitions. instead of considering digital truth and staged authenticity as contemporary advancements of the postmodern age, Castillo appears again to the Spanish baroque interval in look for the roots of the commodification of nature and the horror vacui that accompanies it. geared toward experts, scholars, and readers of early smooth literature and tradition within the Spanish and Anglophone traditions in addition to a person attracted to horror fable, Baroque Horrors deals new how you can reconsider wide questions of highbrow and political background and relate them to the fashionable age.

    David Castillo is affiliate Professor and Director of Graduate reports within the division of Romance Languages and Literatures on the collage at Buffalo, SUNY.

    Jacket artwork: Frederick Ruysch's anatomical diorama. Engraving copy "drawn from lifestyles" through Cornelius Huyberts. snapshot from the Zymoglyphic Museum.

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  • Local Direct Democracy in Europe by Theo Schiller

    By Theo Schiller

    Sleek direct democracy has lately develop into a huge component of political lifestyles in lots of international locations. those advancements might be saw on the nationwide, nearby, and native point of political structures. Participation and democracy in neighborhood political beliefs play a big function in stabilizing and constructing democratic structures. This quantity offers, for the 1st time, a extensive foundation of data at the big choice of neighborhood associations and perform of democracy in 19 nations.
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  • European Retail Research 2010: Volume 24 Issue II by Dirk Morschett, Thomas Rudolph, Peter Schnedlitz, Hanna

    By Dirk Morschett, Thomas Rudolph, Peter Schnedlitz, Hanna Schramm-Klein, Bernhard Swoboda

    The purpose of eu RETAIL learn is to post attention-grabbing manuscripts of top of the range and innovativeness with a spotlight on retail researchers, retail academics, retail scholars and retail executives. because it has consistently been, retail executives are a part of the objective staff and the data move among retail study and retail administration continues to be part of the publication’s proposal.
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  • Flag, Nation and Symbolism in Europe and America by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Richard Jenkins

    By Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Richard Jenkins

    Even supposing the symbolic and political significance of flags has frequently been pointed out via students of nationalism, there are few in-depth experiences of the importance of flags for nationwide identities. This multi-disciplinary assortment deals case stories and comparisons of flag historical past, makes use of and controversies. This e-book brings jointly a dozen students, from various nationwide and disciplinary backgrounds, to deals a cluster of shut readings of flags of their social contexts, often modern, but in addition historic. Case reports from Denmark, England, Northern eire, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. discover ways that flags are contested, fan the flames of strong feelings, should be commercialised in a few contexts yet no longer in others, function quasi-religious symbols, and as actual boundary markers; how a similar flag should be solemn and formal in a single atmosphere, yet stand for household bliss and casual cultural intimacy in one other.  
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  • Politicising Europe: Integration and Mass Politics by Swen Hutter, Edgar Grande, Hanspeter Kriesi

    By Swen Hutter, Edgar Grande, Hanspeter Kriesi

    Politicising Europe provides the main finished contribution to empirical learn on politicisation to this point. The examine is cutting edge in either conceptual and empirical phrases. Conceptually, the participants strengthen and observe a brand new index and typology of politicisation. Empirically, the amount offers a major quantity of unique information, tracing politicisation in a comparative viewpoint over greater than 40 years. concentrating on six eu international locations (Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the united kingdom) from the Seventies to the present euro situation, the booklet examines conflicts over Europe in election campaigns, road protests, and public debates on each significant step within the integration approach. It indicates that ecu integration has certainly develop into politicised. even though, the styles and advancements vary markedly throughout international locations and arenas, and plenty of of the main hypotheses at the using forces of switch must be revisited in view of recent findings.
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  • European Congress of Mathematics: Barcelona, July 10–14, by Semyon Alesker (auth.), Carles Casacuberta, Rosa Maria

    By Semyon Alesker (auth.), Carles Casacuberta, Rosa Maria Miró-Roig, Joan Verdera, Sebastià Xambó-Descamps (eds.)

    This is the second one quantity of the complaints of the 3rd eu Congress of arithmetic. quantity I provides the speeches introduced on the Congress, the record of lectures, and brief summaries of the achievements of the prize winners in addition to papers via plenary and parallel audio system. the second one quantity collects articles by way of prize winners and audio system of the mini-symposia.
    This two-volume set therefore supplies an outline of the state-of-the-art in lots of fields of arithmetic and is for this reason of curiosity to each expert mathematician.

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