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Barbarian : explorations of a Western concept in modern theory, literature and the arts

Number of pages374
PublisherStuttgart : J.B. Metzler
Collection
  • Schriften zur Weltliteratur = Studies on world literature; 7
Publication date2018
Abstract

This two-volume co-authored study explores the history of the concept 'barbarism' from the 18 th century to the present and illuminates its foundational role in modern European and Western identity. It constitutes an original comparative, interdisciplinary exploration of the concept's modern European and Western history, with emphasis on the role of literature in the concept's shifting functions. The study contributes to a historically grounded understanding of this figure's past and contemporary uses. It combines overviews with detailed analyses of representative works of literature, art, film, philosophy, political and cultural theory, in which "barbarism" figures prominently.

Keywords
  • Barbares
  • Littérature
  • Arts
  • 18e siècle (1re moitié)-21e siècle (début)
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Citation (ISO format)
WINKLER, Markus et al. Barbarian : explorations of a Western concept in modern theory, literature and the arts. Stuttgart : J.B. Metzler, 2018. (Schriften zur Weltliteratur = Studies on world literature)
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Identifiers
  • PID : unige:135605
ISBN978-3-476-04484-6
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