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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 206–207.
Published: 01 January 2002
...: Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), 252 pp. Whatever John Dee’s considerable renown during his lifetime, within fifty years of his death he had acquired a reputation for self-delusion and charlatanry. This...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 83–103.
Published: 01 January 2015
... peacemaking endeavors and how it reflected the balance of power in the medieval Latin arena. The article concludes with a brief consideration of the shifting historical circumstances that ended medieval peacemaking in the East. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 holy war jihad peacemaking...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jeffrey M. Perl Fiske Alan Page and Rai Tage Shakti , Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships , with a foreword by Pinker Steven . ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 ), 357 pp. Biggar Nigel , In...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 319–320.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Henry Kamen Parker Geoffrey , Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II . ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2014 ), 438 pp. Thomas Hugh , World without End: The Global Empire of Philip II . ( London : Allen Lane , 2014 ), 463 pp. © 2016 by Duke University...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2002) 8 (2): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Miguel Tamen Duke University Press 2002 END OF STORY Miguel Tamen “To be sure,” Wittgenstein once remarked, “there is justification; but justification comes to an end.”1 Judging from the testimony of Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston, here is how the problem of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 295–296.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Ramie Targoff Keith Thomas, The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 416 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS Brigitte Le Juez, Beckett before...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2003) 9 (2): 353–354.
Published: 01 April 2003
..., of Bakhtin—namely, that Dostoevsky’s novels are an endless and open-ended “dia- logue,” I fully agree with Scanlan’s aphoristic summation: “To use Bakhtinian lan- guage, I would call Dostoevsky’s philosophizing dialogical in style, monologiz...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Joseph Frank In this memorial essay on Sir Frank Kermode (1919–2010), the author focuses on his own exchange of views with Kermode during the 1970s. In Kermode's book The Sense of an Ending (1966), he had criticized Frank's essay “Spatial Form in Modern Literature” (1945) as part of a larger...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 348–364.
Published: 01 August 2009
... courage by which, though they are open-ended, a man may count as acting bravely. It need not follow that he has adopted the best tactics. Yet he must have responded fittingly to danger. But how is that to be identified? “Ought”-judgments are to be understood contextually, with an implicit relativity to...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 97–153.
Published: 01 January 2009
... participation in the combat inside southern Lebanon. The narrative follows the progress of an infantry unit from its point of entry on the Israel-Lebanese border, through the villages of Raj-A-Min, Sham'a and on to the coastal position it held until the end of the war at Ras-Bayada. The memoir draws particular...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-ended because the present is, and meanwhile, the meaning of history is in our hands to change. Since we have that power, Eagleton suggests that we recycle figures of the past as characters in a comedy rather than tragedy. Still, it is never possible to say which figures of the past and which works are...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 45–104.
Published: 01 January 2008
... “primitives,” they had taken the wrong road and ended up in a cul-de-sac, in contrast to contemporaries such as Géricault and Delacroix, Constable and Turner, who had taken the road that led, without break, to modernity. To the Nazarenes, however, as to the neoclassical artists of the turn of the eighteenth...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
... means to these ends. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Symposium: Devalued Currency, Part 1 the pig is dead Parrhesia and the Common Good Glenn Holland One of the most durable claims of the scholar is the right to say whatever he or she...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Daoist sources, where a different model of knowing prevails. That model undermines the idea of purposive willing in the service of goals known in advance, and undermines as well the bases for any human or divine activity designed to achieve definite ends. If purpose is not privileged either...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the “copy,” first published in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes for 1942. It was this Warburgian model that launched the author's publications on the architectural symbolism of the Middle Ages. He writes that ending his journey as one of the editors of the Warburg and Courtauld...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 474–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
... in which he founded it. A campaign in American literature departments to downgrade the status of high modernism (in reaction against its elitism and obsession with axiology) was ongoing at the same time the Cold War was ending. He reconsiders the fate of modernism in the intervening years and...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Tynianov, a consummate theorist of literary evolution, assures his readers: “There are no dead ends in history. There are only interludes.” Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Yuri Tynianov Russian Formalism Russian poetry modernism literary theory ...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Mad Love — which Czechs know better as Letohrádek Hvězda at Bílá hora, the White Mountain — as a signifier whose wanderings, over the period, encapsulate the mutual myths and misunderstandings that were constitutive of this most poignant of surrealist love affairs. The essay ends by suggesting that...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 487–504.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Linda Safran Art historians have long viewed southern Italy, especially the Salento region in Apulia, as a Byzantine artistic province even centuries after Byzantine rule ended there in c. 1070. The Orthodox monastery of Santa Maria di Cerrate, near Lecce, is widely considered to possess some of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 249–254.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Christopher P. Jones The subject of “the last pagans” or “the end of paganism” in the Greco-Roman world has interested scholars for over a century but begs the question “What is paganism?” Is the term usable as a tool of analysis? It originates from the Latin paganus , meaning “villager,” “rustic...