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Max Weber’s Charismatic Democracy

Xavier Márquez

Xavier Márquez is Senior Lecturer in Political Theory and Political Science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of A Stranger’s Knowledge: Statesmanship, Philosophy and Law in Plato’s Statesman (2012) and of Non-democratic Politics: Authoritarianism, Dictatorship, and Democratization (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Ever since the advent of the constitutional state, and even more so since the advent of democracy, the typical political leader in the West is the ‘demagogue’. The unpleasant overtones of the word should not make us forget...

Epistemology

Verónica Tozzi Thompson

Verónica Tozzi Thompson is with the University of Buenos Aires/National University of Tres de Febrero/CONICET, Argentina Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Moira Pérez

Moira Pérez is with the University of Buenos Aires/CONICET, Argentina Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction The etymology of the word “Epistemology” comes from the conjunction of Greek terms “episteme” (knowledge, science) and “logos” (study): the “study of knowledge.” In disciplinary terms, “epistemology” or “theory of knowledge...

Affect Theory and History of Emotions

Ute Frevert

Ute Frevert is Director at the Centre for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction Since the 1990s, affects and emotions have become major issues both in public debate and scientific research. Many disciplines partook in this surge of attention and interest, social sciences and humanities just as much...

Class

Angélique Janssens

Angélique Janssens is Professor at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction Class is one of the most important foundational concepts in the historical and social sciences of the past hundred years. The concept of class has been decisive in shaping the theoretical orientation and empirical practices...

Power

Mark Haugaard

Mark Haugaard is Professor at the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Martin Javornicky

Martin Javornicky is a researcher at the Rural Economy and Development Programme, Teagasc, Ireland Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction The concept of power is not fixed, there are many contesting definitions. This has led some theorists, most prominently Lukes (2005), to argue that it is an essentially contested concept, while others to claim...

The Myth of Origins in South Asian National Histories

Ramesha Jayaneththi

Ramesha Jayaneththi is a lecturer at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...In every historical craftsmanship, historians played a vital role in making a cognitive relationship between events using their narratological methods. The ability of a historian to depict the past as a meaningful historical narrative can...

Historical Sociology/History and Sociology

Richard Lachmann

Richard Lachmann is Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany - State University of New York, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction Sociology was created to explain historical change. Sociology’s founders each were convinced they were living through a social transformation that was unprecedented in human history, and that a new discipline was needed...

Autonomy in History: Teleology in Nineteenth-century European Social and Political Thought

Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The nineteenth century is the period of the rise of Europe to world domination. The period under consideration is the ‘long nineteenth century’, leading from 1789 to 1914, or, avoiding flawed precision, from the 1770s...

The lessons of Max Weber and Marc Bloch

Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...In the first decades of the twentieth century, historical comparison was a series of individual experiments with few connections between them; moreover, each new author who addressed the topic considered...

Comparison in social history

Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Social history is one of the most actively growing areas of comparison and its themes are very varied. Kaelble’s 1999 bibliography of works related to this area of research comprises over 250 items. Kaelble (1999): 163–79...