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Does Magic Work?

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...This Book was dictated to me (on April 8, 9, and 10, 1904 e.v.) by Aiwass, a Being whose nature I do not fully understand, but who described Himself as “the minister of Hoor-paar-kraat” (the Lord of Silence).The contents of the book prove...

Postmodern Theory with Historical Intent

Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...We are living in a moment of thin historicization. What I mean by this is the tendency to use historical narrative structure or context as an explanatory scaffold with little or no reflection on the way that the historical narrative...

The Unprecedented and the Crisis of the Political: An Epilogue

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon is Research Fellow and Board Member of the Centre for Theories in Historical Research at Bielefeld University, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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History in Times of Unprecedented Change : A Theory for the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...An evental historical sensibility I opened this book with the embarrassingly simple claim that a certain historical sensibility, born around the middle of the last century in the Western world...

Hermeneutics

Jos de Mul

Jos de Mul is Full Professor at the Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction The word “hermeneutics” is derived from the Greek noun ἑρμηνεύς (hermeneus): enunciator, translator, interpreter; and the verb ἑρμηνεύω (hermeneuō): to enunciate, to translate, to interpret. Etymologically it may be connected...

The Shock of the Old: Medieval History and the Formation of the Current Academic Environment

Walter Kudrycz

Dr Walter Kudrycz is lecturer in philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. He combines a close knowledge of western philosophy with an academic background in medieval history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Historical Present : Medievalism and Modernity

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011

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...Recent medieval history features an almost bewildering variety of themes and topics. As well as more-or-less traditional areas of enquiry, over the last two decades medievalists have been working on subjects as diverse as bodies, mysticism,...

Ecology and apocalypse

Rolf Petri

Rolf Petri is Professor of Contemporary History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of Western Ideology : A critical account

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Shall I then praise the heavens the trees, the earth Because their beauty and their strength last longer Shall I wish there, or never to had birth, Because they’re bigger, & their bodyes stronger? Nay, they shall darken, perish, fade...

Subaltern Studies as Postcolonial Criticism

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume IV : Challenges and Criticisms: From the 1990s to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...To note the ferment created by Subaltern Studies in disciplines as diverse as history, anthropology, and literature is to recognize the force of recent postcolonial criticism. This criticism has compelled a radical rethinking of knowledge...

Social History, Fragmentation, and the Revival of Narrative

Eileen Ka-May Cheng

Eileen Cheng is Associate Professor in the History Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include the American Revolution and the early American Republic, American and European intellectual history, and historiography. She has published numerous journal articles and one monograph - The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth: Nationalism and Impartiality in American Historical Writing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historiography: An Introductory Guide

Bloomsbury Continuum, 2012

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...During the second half of the twentieth century, historians seemed to become ever more fractured over how to approach their subject. One of the most important sources of conflict after World War II was the growing importance of social...