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Comparing the incomparable

Author: Marcel Detienne; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
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Challenges the cordoning off of disciplines that prevent us from asking trans-cultural questions that would permit one society to shed light on another. This title argues for and engages in the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Detienne, Marcel.
Comparing the incomparable.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)683304014
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Detienne; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 9780804757492 0804757496 9780804757508 080475750X
OCLC Number: 187300199
Notes: "Comparing the Incomparable was originally published in French in 2000 under the title Comparer l'incomparable 2000, Éditions du Seuil"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 108 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Toward a constructive comparativism: between historians and anthropologists --
Should an anthropologist happen to meet a historian --
'A traveller everywhere' --
The confrontation between Greeks and Americans --
The blemishes of nationalism --
Those 'without writing', 'without history' --
Saint Marc Bloch --
How should the history of England be written today? --
And in Germany? --
Toward a more just and egalitarian society of historians --
Working together --
Constructing comparables --
Singular and plural --
The shock of the incomparable --
The art of coining something new --
Mechanisms of thought --
Passing from autochthony to refoundation --
What is the use of comparison? --
Setting a variety of regimes of hisroicity in perspective --
'Be wary of history' --
Historical memory and thought --
The configurations of change --
The colours of the past --
An obstacle to thinking of the past as something other than the present: Homer --
Working on one's own traditions --
Experimenting in the field of polytheisms --
'The fact of structure', with Georges Dumézil --
Models of Zeus --
The limits to 'how a god intervenes' --
Begin with groupings of gods --
Concrete objects used as 'litmus papers' --
The foot of Apollo, the strides of Hermes and the foundation stones of Poseidon --
In the intimacy of the house of Delphi --
Manipulate! Obtain reactions! --
From assembly practices to forms of politics: a comparative approach --
Multiple beginnings --
Concrete practices --
Communal affairs --
Fashioning a place in which to speak --
A democracy invented in Africa --
Assembling and giving form to the res publica --
Notaries, scribes and messengers: modes of publicity --
Writing down the law and making it speak --
Places of equality and types of men.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Other Titles: Comparer l'incomparable.
Responsibility: Marcel Detienne, Janet Lloyd.
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