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Ian Cawood

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Edited by Gilles Le Béguec

Avocat, résistant, professeur agrégé des Facultés de droit, dirigeant politique, sénateur (1946-1954) puis député (1968-1969)… Le parcours de Léo Hamon est l’un des plus riches du XXe siècle, et peut-être l’un des plus révélateurs de son époque.

Cet ouvrage, issu d’un colloque tenu en décembre 2013, organisé par l’Institut Georges Pompidou, le Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po et la Fondation Charles de Gaulle, revient sur les différentes facettes de son parcours : des premiers engagements à gauche à la rencontre avec le gaullisme en passant par le MRP, du Conseil municipal de Paris à la Libération aux fonctions de porte-parole du Gouvernement sous Jacques Chaban-Delmas (1969-1972), du juriste praticien et commentateur de la pratique institutionnelle au défenseur d’une certaine approche des relations internationales.

Se dessine ainsi le portrait multiple d’une figure singulière. Le caractère de Léo Hamon est marqué par la diversité de ses centres d’intérêt, la fidélité à ses engagements et à ses idées, son extrême rigueur intellectuelle, sa curiosité et son ouverture d’esprit. Les communications ici rassemblées sont autant de points d’entrée sur une personnalité méconnue et fascinante.

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Kevin Dooley

Allegories and Metaphors in Early Political Thought: From Plato to Machiavelli examines allegories and metaphors that best exemplify the ideologies of Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Niccolo Machiavelli. Author Kevin Dooley’s approach allows readers to gain a greater understanding of each thinker’s ideas through the lens of metaphor, which stimulates imaginative discussions and more thoughtful reflections.

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Aider les Acadiens ?

Bienfaisance et déportation 1755-1776. Préface de Martin Pâquet

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Adeline Vasquez

Pourquoi accueillir des réfugiés en période de guerre ? Cette question si contemporaine s’est posée dès le XVIIIe siècle aux administrateurs britanniques des colonies d’Amérique du Nord. À travers un exemple concret de « bienfaisance » en faveur des habitants de l’ancienne colonie française d’Acadie, cet ouvrage montre qu’au-delà des conflits militaires, des idées communes sur l’entraide et la fraternité marquèrent déjà les rapports sociaux de part et d’autre de l’Atlantique. Connue sous l’expression « Grand Dérangement », la déportation des Acadiens de 1755 fait ici, pour la première fois, l’objet d’une analyse détaillée des rapports entre cette population déplacée de force et les diverses autorités qui furent chargées de l’accueillir.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Covert Criticism of the Medici in Renaissance Florence

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James O. Ward

Hidden in Plain Sight: Covert Criticism of the Medici in Renaissance Florence offers the first systematic study of an important and heretofore insufficiently-studied phenomenon in Renaissance Europe. Through a close examination of a wide variety of visual and textual materials, James O. Ward illuminates the means by which Florentine citizens—among them several of the most famous artists and writers of the time, such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Vasari—managed, in an increasingly authoritarian political and cultural climate, to express their disaffection with the prevailing political and cultural status quo in relatively safe ways, while at the same time maintaining contact with those rulers whom they criticized, upon whom they often depended for their livelihoods. Ward’s volume thus offers new and provocative interpretations of some of the most famous works of Italian Renaissance visual and textual culture—for example, Michelangelo’s New Sacristy in Florence, Machiavelli’s Prince, and Vasari’s portrait of Lorenzo de’ Medici—which have traditionally been viewed by scholars of the period as encomiastic celebrations of their patrons’ power and prestige. The volume thus provides—besides its intimate view of power relations between some of Florence’s most creative artists and writers and those they served—fresh perspectives on the important question of patron-artist relations during the period.

Written it in a style which is not too technical, the book is an ideal resource for specialists in Italian history, art history, literature, rhetoric, theatre studies, and the history of Italian academies, as well as a stimulating narrative for the educated general reader interested in the history of Florence, and its often fraught relations with its leading family, the Medici.

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Michael J. C. Taylor

This work is an intellectual history of the six essential phrases of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution. Its essential mission is to discern both the original intent of the Framers, as well as the Enlightenment legacy they left to us.

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Edited by Ernesto Isunza and Adrian Gurza

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Inklusion/Exklusion

Aktuelle gesellschaftliche Dynamiken

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Edited by Franz Gmainer-Pranzl, Ulrike Brandl, Ricarda Drüeke, Jochim Hansen, Eva Hausbacher and Elisabeth Klaus

Die Dynamik von Inklusion und Exklusion ist in vielen gesellschaftlichen Bereichen wirksam. Kulturelle Konflikte, politische Spannungen sowie mediale Identitäts- und Fremdheitskonstruktionen erzeugen gesellschaftliche Spaltungen und verhindern, dass Menschen an politischen Entscheidungen, Bildungsprozessen, sozialer Sicherheit und Wohlstand partizipieren können.

Mit welchen Methoden die komplexen Ursachen von Exklusion erklärt werden können, welche Lösungsansätze unterschiedliche wissenschaftliche Disziplinen entwickeln und inwiefern Prozesse gesellschaftlicher Veränderung angestoßen werden können, ist Thema der in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge.

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Janusz Wec

This book presents the evolution of Germany’s stance on the reform of the European Union in the years 2002–2016. The objectives of the book are threefold: first, to analyse the positions of the German government and parliamentary opposition on the reform of the European Union’s political system in 2002–2009; second, to describe their stance on the system reform of the Economic and Monetary Union and the Eurozone in 2012–2016; and third, to analyse their positions on the EU immigration crisis in 2015–2016. The study employs a triangulation of a variety of qualitative methods: case-studies, analysis of official documents, literature, speeches and historic items. The result is an in-depth and multidimensional picture of the activities and positions of members of the German government and parliamentary opposition regarding the reform of the EU’s political system.

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The Worldview, the Trope, and the Critic

Critical Discourses on Miron Białoszewski

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Piotr Sobolczyk

This book presents the rhetorical means of creating discourses about a writer and examines how the critic’s viewpoint mediated via rhetoric tropes interplays with cultural institutions and their rules (newspaper criticism, university, schools). It eventually shows the place of literature in culture and the workings of cultural memory. The book studies rhetorics, discourse, and social psychology applied to cultural institutions. In this respect, it offers a completely innovative approach and method. The author also provides an exemplary study of the famous Polish modernist poet and writer Miron Białoszewski, and presents a detailed guide and an account of his way towards becoming a major figure in Polish culture.