Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014.
Book — 1 online resource (239 pages)
Contents: Introduction: perspectives on English revolutionary republicanism, Dirk Wiemann and Gaby Mahlberg-- Part I Republican Language: Harrington and the oligarchs: Milton, Vane, and Stubbe, Martin Dzelzainis-- Anti-republican cries under Cromwell: the vehement attacks of Robert Filmer against republican practice and republican theory in the early 1650s, Cesare Cuttica-- Language and content: the political thought of Algernon Sidney between republicanism and Enlightenment, GA1/4nther Lottes. Part II Republican Culture: Literary and Political Culture: The prose romance of the 1650s as a context for Oceana, J.C. Davis-- Performing republics: negotiations of political discourse in Restoration comedies, Anette Pankratz-- The fatal contagiousness of French republicanism: Edmund Burke and the body politic, Gerold Sedlmayr-- Harrington, petitioning, and the construction of public opinion, Edward Vallance. Part III Republican Religion: 'None can love freedom heartily, but good men': Milton's religious republicanism, Dirk Vanderbeke-- Religion in Harrington's political system: the central concepts and methods of Harrington's religious solutions, Luc Borot-- Mosaica respublica: Harrington, Toland, and Moses, Justin Champion-- Postscript: republicanism: theory, culture, and history, Glenn Burgess-- Bibliography-- Index.
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Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism takes stock of developments in the scholarship of seventeenth-century English republicanism by looking at the movements and schools of thought that have shaped the field over the decades: the linguistic turn, the cultural turn and the religious turn. While scholars of seventeenth-century republicanism share their enthusiasm for their field, they have approached their subject in diverse ways. The contributors to the present volume have taken the opportunity to bring these approaches together in a number of case studies covering republican language, republican literary and political culture, and republican religion, to paint a lively picture of the state of the art in republican scholarship. The volume begins with three chapters influenced by the theory and methodology of the linguistic turn, before moving on to address cultural history approaches to English republicanism, including both literary culture and (practical) political culture. The final section of the volume looks at how religion intersected with ideas of republican thought. Taken together the essays demonstrate the vitality and diversity of what was once regarded as a narrow topic of political research. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
2. State of exception : from history to literature
3. State of exception : fiction film and documentary.
In a globalized world exposed to ever more dramatic dangers, the established legal order enters into crisis and the rhetoric of fear is deployed in order to legitimate states of exception. Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has widely elaborated on the historical effects of the juridical concept of the state of exception, recalling the definition formulated by German legal theorist Carl Schmitt. The state of exception presents itself as an inherently elusive phenomenon, a juridical no-man's land where the law is suspended in order to be preserved. The juridical tensions inherent in the state of exception necessitate a constant interplay of anomie and nomos, an ongoing interaction between order and the suspension of order used to justify every conceivable abuse of power. Such interplay, epitomized by the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the USA, has become central to today's geopolitical scenario. This book examines the implications of the "state of exception" on both a macro and micropolitical level strongly informed by Italy's long history of exceptional uses of power. The book is divided into three parts. The first part explores philosophical issues related to the history of the state of exception within the frame of juridical, political, and economical principles. The second part focuses on Italian cultural and literary production during times of socio-political crisis, devoting special attention to the ways in which history may interact with its fictional representations. The third section is devoted to the literary and cinematic representations of the biopolitical effects of the state of exception on Italian urban areas and the spectacularization of terrorism in Italian cinema. (source: Nielsen Book Data)