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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 158–159.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Susan Stephens Peter Parsons, City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish: Greek Papyri beneath the Egyptian Sand Reveal a Long-Lost World (Phoenix: Orion Books, 2007), 258 pages. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 135–136.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Gary Saul Morson von Bremzen Anya , Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing . ( New York : Broadway Books , 2014 ), 368 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 45–104.
Published: 01 January 2008
... long dominant and ideologically loaded narrative of art history as a “development” toward modernity has determined not only how viewers today respond to works of art but what art they get to see. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Symposium...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
... their frank opinions in a way that will commend their ideas to others, speaking freely in the explicit service of persuasion for the common good. When frankness is teamed with persuasion, academic freedom finds its true purpose, and this article recommends the long-forgotten concept of parrhesia as a...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 17–21.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Mack This essay reflects on the different uses that its author has made of the Warburg Institute Library, first as a student, resident in the Library for two years, then as a visitor on day-long research trips from Warwick, and most recently as director of the Institute. After describing how...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2012
... cultural analysis. The essay includes a tribute to Anne Marie Meyer (1919 – 2004), Warburg scholar and long-time affiliate of the Institute, with special emphasis on the question that she uniquely raised: “Exactly what was the relation between [Aby] Warburg's research on paganism in the Renaissance and his...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Christy Anderson In 1941 Fritz Saxl and Rudolf Wittkower of the Warburg Institute organized an exhibition on English Art and the Mediterranean . The photographic exhibition showed the long history of artistic and cultural ties between English art and the classical tradition, employing Aby Warburg's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., formatting, and categorization—visibly exhibited in the spatial arrangement of its holdings. As its users have long felt, the Warburg is more than a library: it is a complex physical space demonstrating the formal evolution or framing of human thought. The Warburg should thus be reconceived as a “house...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Europe. In large areas and for long periods, Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side peacefully. Christians and Jews eventually adopted and admired aspects of the dominant Arab culture and lifestyle. Even after Muslim-controlled lands were retaken in the Reconquista, the conquering Christians...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 366–374.
Published: 01 August 2018
...William P. Caferro This contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Inside the Humanities Classroom” describes the experience of teaching a single class meeting of the year-long Western Civilization survey course at Vanderbilt University. The essay examines both the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., Velimir Khlebnikov, Osip Mandelstam, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Boris Pasternak. This article has long been a favorite among scholars of early twentieth-century Russian letters. “Interlude” offers a historical snapshot, wherein subsequently acknowledged “classics” like Akhmatova or Mayakovsky are examined...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 420–436.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Nathaniel Hawthorne's heroine is condemned by her community for her adultery and suffers in silence for seven years before her shame erupts as anger at the men she had idealized and now recognizes as having betrayed her long before she deceived one of them. Only when she understands that the marriage...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., remainderless destruction—a destruction so total that it would annihilate any position from which it could be assessed or measured—and that conception has a lingering hold even now, a generation later. Recent attention has shifted, however, to the equally problematic issue of how to imagine the long-term, even...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 236–252.
Published: 01 April 2015
... equity in the long term. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 peace maintenance harm patristic medieval Symposium: Peace by Other Means, Part 3 Suspicions of Peace in Medieval Christian Discourse Jehangir Yezdi Malegam In 2009 the...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 220–236.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Russians tend to scorn, and the intensely emotional and intimate sort of friendship, usually shared in a group rather than a dyad, that Russians consider uniquely their own. Both types, however, have long histories in Russia, which this article undertakes to trace. Intimate friendship appears to be an...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 154–163.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Belle Randall Skeptical of the arguments put forth in Robert Duncan's long-awaited, post-humously published The H. D. Book , this review essay questions the elevation of Pre-Raphaelite, Aestheticist, and Decadent poetry that forms the basis of Duncan's revisionist canon—a revision in which Wallace...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-relations theorist Todd Pittinsky's argument that, since tolerance is not logically the antithesis of negative feelings toward out-groups, even long-established traditions of toleration are inadequate to prevent intergroup aggression. Pittinsky proposes that tolerance be replaced, as a principle of...
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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): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ardis Butterfield Vernacular language use in England throughout the later Middle Ages was a complex negotiation between English and French; that is, between the languages of English and French and the political identities of two peoples engaged in a long war. Clifford Geertz's famous analysis of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 267–291.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Castile. This case thus reveals the existence of a hybrid form of Catholic Muslim religiosity, but only to scholars who do what is required to de differentiate — that is, to blur — the categories of identity and orthodoxy that were established by the Inquisition. Scholars have for too long allowed the...