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Europe and empire : on the political forms of globalization

Author: Massimo Cacciari; Alessandro Carrera; Massimo Verdicchio
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Commonalities.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Assesses the current situation of Europe ten years after the adoption of the single currency. Examines the genealogy of the idea of Europe from the Greek confrontation with the Asia to the conflict between the Roman Empire and Christianity. Discusses the role of secularization in the shaping of modern Europe"--
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Cacciari, Massimo.
Europe and empire.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015017375
(OCoLC)909326347
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Massimo Cacciari; Alessandro Carrera; Massimo Verdicchio
ISBN: 9780823267200 0823267202 9780823267194 0823267199
OCLC Number: 941700235
Language Note: Collection of essays in Italian published individually by the author over several decades, edited and published together in an English translation.
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages)
Contents: Introduction : Massimo Cacciari's genealogy of Europe / Alessandro Carrera --
PART I. THINKING EUROPE --
Thinking Europe --
Europeanism --
Two German speeches : the "second thought", the language of Europe --
Europe or philosophy --
Europe or Christianity --
PART II. THE IDEA OF EMPIRE --
What is empire? --
The myth of the growing city --
Digressions on empire and the three Romes --
More on the idea of empire --
Empire and Katechon : a question of political theology (from Paul, 2 Thessalonians 2) --
ADDENDA. The Europe of María Zambrano --
We cannot call ourselves only Judeo-Christians : a conversation with Jacques Le Goff.
Series Title: Commonalities.
Responsibility: Massimo Cacciari ; edited by Alessandro Carrera ; translated by Massimo Verdicchio.

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