The Beacon of the Enlightenment
Author: Caroline Warman
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1783742038
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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Inspired by Voltaire’s advice that a text needs to be concise to have real influence, this anthology contains fiery extracts by forty eighteenth-century authors, from the most famous philosophers of the age to those whose brilliant writings are less well-known. These passages are immensely diverse in style and topic, but all have in common a passionate commitment to equality, freedom, and tolerance. Each text resonates powerfully with the issues our world faces today. Tolerance was first published by the Société française d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (the French Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo assassinations in January 2015 as an act of solidarity and as a response to the surge of interest in Enlightenment values. With the support of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, it has now been translated by over 100 students and tutors of French at Oxford University.

Spain is (still) Different

Tourism and Discourse in Spanish Identity
Author: Eugenia Afinoguénova,Jaume Martí-Olivella
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739124017
Category: Social Science
Page: 290
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"Spain Is (Still) Different introduces readers to issues concerning the cultural function of tourism in Spain. An international team of scholars addresses both theoretical perspectives on the study of tourism in Spain and specific cases of the cultural impact of travel and tourism on Spanish culture in the late eighteenth to early twenty-first centuries.

La Inquisición española como tema literario

política, historia y ficción en la crisis del antiguo regimen
Author: Daniel Muñoz Sempere
Publisher: Tamesis Books
ISBN: 9781855661653
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 243
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Versiones literarias de los tormentos inquisitoriales

Europe (in Theory)

Author: Roberto M. Dainotto
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822389622
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 282
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Europe (in Theory) is an innovative analysis of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ideas about Europe that continue to inform thinking about culture, politics, and identity today. Drawing on insights from subaltern and postcolonial studies, Roberto M. Dainotto deconstructs imperialism not from the so-called periphery but from within Europe itself. He proposes a genealogy of Eurocentrism that accounts for the way modern theories of Europe have marginalized the continent’s own southern region, portraying countries including Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal as irrational, corrupt, and clan-based in comparison to the rational, civic-minded nations of northern Europe. Dainotto argues that beginning with Montesquieu’s The Spirit of Laws (1748), Europe not only defined itself against an “Oriental” other but also against elements within its own borders: its South. He locates the roots of Eurocentrism in this disavowal; internalizing the other made it possible to understand and explain Europe without reference to anything beyond its boundaries. Dainotto synthesizes a vast array of literary, philosophical, and historical works by authors from different parts of Europe. He scrutinizes theories that came to dominate thinking about the continent, including Montesquieu’s invention of Europe’s north-south divide, Hegel’s “two Europes,” and Madame de Staël’s idea of opposing European literatures: a modern one from the North, and a pre-modern one from the South. At the same time, Dainotto brings to light counter-narratives written from Europe’s margins, such as the Spanish Jesuit Juan Andrés’s suggestion that the origins of modern European culture were eastern rather than northern and the Italian Orientalist Michele Amari’s assertion that the South was the cradle of a social democracy brought to Europe via Islam.

Alma de España?

Castilla en las interpretaciones del pasado español
Author: Antonio Morales Moya,Mariano Esteban de Vega
Publisher: Marcial Pons Historia
ISBN: 9788496467118
Category: History
Page: 339
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Sobre la leyenda Negra

Author: Iván Vélez
Publisher: Encuentro
ISBN: 8490552495
Category: History
Page: 328
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Sobre la Leyenda Negra trata de analizar, cuestión a cuestión, cada uno de los hitos y temas que conforman no sólo un género historiográfico construido a partir de dicho rótulo, sino también un prisma a través del cual se reconstruye negativamente la Historia de España dando como fruto una ideología de indudables repercusiones en el presente de la nación española. El resultado de este análisis no es una leyenda rosa de signo contrario pero igualmente legendaria, sino un retrato, el de la identidad histórica de España, que permanece deformado por la transformación caricaturesca que sobre la misma produce la Leyenda Negra. Este libro permite así obtener una imagen de España más ajustada a la realidad histórica. Una realidad histórica que resulta ser, a la postre, bastante más favorable a España de lo que muchos piensan.

Gadda and Beckett

Storytelling, Subjectivity and Fracture
Author: Katrin Wehling-Giorgi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781907975998
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 164
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While the writing of Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893-1973) is renowned for its linguistic and narrative proliferation, the best-known works of Samuel Beckett (1906-89) are minimalist, with a clear fondness for subtraction and abstraction. Despite these face-value differences, a close reading of the two authors' early prose writings reveals some surprisingly affinitive concerns, rooted in their profoundly troubled relationship with the literary medium and an unceasing struggle for expression of an incoherent reality and a similarly unfathomable self. Situating Gadda and Beckett at the heart of the debate of late European modernism, this study not only contests the position of 'insularity' frequently ascribed to both authors by critical consensus, but it also rethinks some of Gadda's plurilingual and macaronic features by situating them in the context of the turn-of-the-century Sprachkrise, or crisis of language. In a close analysis of the primary texts which engages with the latest findings in empirical research, Wehling-Giorgi casts fresh light on the central notions of textual and linguistic fragmentation and provides a new post-Lacanian analysis of the fractured self in Gadda's and Beckett's narrative.

Identität der Aufklärung - Aufklärung der Identität

Literatur und Identitätsdiskurs im Spanien des 18. Jahrhunderts
Author: Christian von Tschilschke
Publisher: Iberoamericana Editorial
ISBN: 9783865274373
Category: Aufklärung - Literatur - Nationalbewusstsein - Kulturelle Identität - Spanisch
Page: 371
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Lugubrious Nights

An Eighteenth-century Spanish Romance
Author: José Cadalso,Russell P. Sebold
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826340962
Category: Fiction
Page: 76
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Lugubrious Nightsfollows the protagonist Tediato on his nightly visits to the temple where his beloved is interred. His ultimate intention is to disinter her body and kill himself in her presence. Tediato is a religious skeptic whose grief is cosmic, and he sees no reason not to join his beloved in death, torn as he is between the emptiness of his soul and the emptiness of the world. Hispanist Russell P. Sebold offers the first English translation of the eighteenth-century Spanish lyrical poem in prose by José de Cadalso (1741-1782). Inspired by his grief over the death of the actress María Ignacia Ibáñez, Cadalso composed Lugubrious Nights in 1771. Sebold considers it to be the first fully Romantic work of continental European literature, written three years before the publication of Goethe'sWerther.

Les Voies des Lumières

le monde ibérique au XVIIIe siècle
Author: Carlos Serrano,Jean-Paul Duviols,Annie Molinié-Bertrand
Publisher: Presses Paris Sorbonne
ISBN: 9782840501022
Category: Enlightenment
Page: 163
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Travels Into Spain

Author: Aulnoy (Madame d'),Raymond Foulché-Delbosc
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415344715
Category: History
Page: 447
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'Of all literary fakes this is surely the most impudent, ingenious, and successful. The Comtesse D'Aulnoy was never in Spain (but) she was a born traveller. Not without reason have the editors of The Broadway Travellers included her fiction in their library of fact. For, despite its falseness, it is intellectually the real thing.' Saturday Review However her work is judged today, it seems certain that Madame D'Aulnoy was one of the most widely-read and most popular authors of her time. Seeing Spain at a strange moment in her history, it is the end of a great age. The last descendent of Charles V is king; after him the nation is destined to enter upon a new phase, under a new dynasty. After reading this journey we see and touch Spain and the reader can judge the Spanish character from a witness who saw it.

Oeuvres Complètes de Montesquieu

Author: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230434834
Page: 140
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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1834 edition. Extrait: ou moins du midi, II, 2.--Causes de la sagesse de ses lois: pourquoi on n'y sent point les horreurs qui accompagnent la t1op grande etendue d'un empire, 19., --Les legislateurs y ont confondu la religion, li s lois, les m urs et Its man1eres: pourquoi, 71.--Les principes qui regardent ces quat, e points fout ce qu'on appelle les rites, 72.--Avantage qu'y produit la facon composee d'ecrire, ibid.--Pourquoi les conque, antsde la Chine sont obliges de prendre ses m urs, et pourquoi elle ne peut pas prendre les m urs des conquerants, 7 3.--II n'est presque pas possible que le christianisme s'y etablisse jamais: pourquoi, 74.--Comment les choses qui paraissent de simples minuties de politesse y tiennent avec la constitution fondamentale du gouvernement, 75.--Le vol y est defendu; la friponnerie y est permise: pourquoi, 77.--Tous les enfants d'un meme homme, quoique nes de diverses femmes, sont censes n'appartenir qu'a une seule: ainsi, point de batards, 263.--II n'y est point question d'enfants adulterins, 264.--Causes physiques de la grande population de cet empire, 271.--C'est le physique du cli, t qui fait que les peres y vendent leurs filles, et j exposent leurs enfants, 275.--L'empereur y rst le souverain pontife, mais il doit se conformer aux livres de la religion: il entreprendrait en vain de les abolir, II, 354.--Il y eut des dynasties ou les freres de l'empereur luisuccedoient, a l'exclusion de ses enfants: raisons de cet ordre, 375.--II n'y, a point d'etat plus tranquille, quoiqu'il renferme dans son sein deux peuples dont le ceremonial et la.

Don Quixote

The Quest for Modern Fiction
Author: Carroll B. Johnson
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609141
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 133
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Since its publication in the early seventeenth century, Don Quixote has become a classic of world literature, and its hero a symbol of romantic aspiration and absurdity. Even today, Cervantess mad knight continues to reach out and hook readers psyches. Don Quixote is the story of a verisimilar literary character, whose rich and conflicted inner life and encounters with the world around him became the prototype for the modern novel from Tom Jones to Lolita. Johnson situates the Quixote within its relevant historical and cultural context, including the uniquely Spanish form of the general European dialectic of Old versus New. The mad heros encounters with the world expose the shaky foundations of that conflictive society. Don Quixote was a revolutionary ideological statement in its own time, and has proved to be a revolutionary literary statement for all time. Johnson shows how Cervantes challenges the official poetics of the late sixteenth century, and simultaneously anticipates virtually every aspect of the trendiest theorizing of the late twentieth century.

Measuring the Role of Tourism in OECD Economies The OECD Manual on Tourism Satellite Accounts and Employment

The OECD Manual on Tourism Satellite Accounts and Employment
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264182314
Page: 272
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Reports on the most recent national experiences in implementing Tourism Satellite Accounts and presents the results of efforts made over the past decade to develop new methods to analyse tourism and tourism-related employment.

Economic History of Spain

Author: Jaime Vicens Vives
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400879566
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 840
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This comprehensive account of the economic development of Spain, available for the first time in English, is generally regarded as a major achievement in Spanish historiography. It covers the entire history of Spain's economic and social evolution from prehistoric times to the end of the nineteenth century. The book originated from lectures given at the University of Barcelona by Jaime Vicens Vives, who has been called Spain’s greatest historian in recent decades. Aware of all the major interpretations of Spanish history, the author draws upon the recent research of Spanish, French, and American historians; yet to the overall picture he gives his own imprint. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.