Venice and the Slavs: The Discovery of Dalmatia in the Age of Enlightenment

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November 2002



"This is a fascinating, brilliant, compelling study of how many Europeans came to conceptualize the little-known 'barbarians' on the eastern fringes of Europe in the Enlightenment. . . . This new book goes still further in demonstrating how complex the whole question of recognizing difference and establishing what the definitions of civility were."--Anthony Pagden, Johns Hopkins University "A fine imaginative historian who makes a persuasive case for the origin of the concept "eastern Europe," (Wolff) has a tendency to base his assertions not only on the findings of his meticulous research but on theories he discovered in the work of the late Michel Foucault, who sought to disclose how knowledge, in the guise of various scientific "discourses," exercised a disciplinary power."--Slavic Review


The Drama Of The Adriatic Empire - Dalmation Loyalty And The Venetian Lion; The Useful Or Curious Products Of Dalmatia - From Natural History To National Economy; The Character And Customs Of The Morlacchi - From Provincial Administration To Enlightened Anthropology; The Morlacchi And The Discovery Of The Slavs - From National Classification To Sentimental Imagination; Public Debate After Fortis - Dalmation Dissent And Venetian Controversy; The End Of The Adriatic Empire - Epidemic, Economic, And Discursive Crises; Conclusion And Continuities - The Legacy Of The Venetian Enlightenment In Napoleonic Illyria; Habsburg Dalmatia, And Yugoslavia.


Larry Wolff is Professor of History at Boston College. His most recent book is "Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment" (Stanford, 1994).
EAN: 9780804739467
ISBN: 0804739463
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 422 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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