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The Resource The legitimacy of the Middle Ages : on the unwritten history of theory, Andrew Cole and D. Vance Smith, eds

The legitimacy of the Middle Ages : on the unwritten history of theory, Andrew Cole and D. Vance Smith, eds

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The legitimacy of the Middle Ages : on the unwritten history of theory
Title
The legitimacy of the Middle Ages
Title remainder
on the unwritten history of theory
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Cole and D. Vance Smith, eds
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays argues that any valid theory of the modern should--indeed must--reckon with the medieval. Offering a much-needed correction to theorists such as Hans Blumenberg, who in his Legitimacy of the Modern Age describes the "modern age" as a complete departure from the Middle Ages, these essays forcefully show that thinkers from Adorno to Zizek have repeatedly drawn from medieval sources to theorize modernity. To forget the medieval, or to discount its continued effect on contemporary thought, is to neglect the responsibilities of periodization. In The Legitimacy of the Middle Ages, modernists and medievalists, as well as scholars specializing in eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century comparative literature, offer a new history of theory and philosophy through essays on secularization and periodization, Marx's (medieval) theory of commodity fetishism, Heidegger's scholasticism, and Adorno's nominalist aesthetics. One essay illustrates the workings of medieval mysticism in the writing of Freud's most famous patient, Daniel Paul Schreber, author of Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (1903). Another looks at Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri's Empire, a theoretical synthesis whose conscientious medievalism was the subject of much polemic in the post-9/11 era, a time in which premodernity itself was perceived as a threat to western values. The collection concludes with an afterword by Fredric Jameson, a theorist of postmodernism who has engaged with the medieval throughout his career. -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
B791
LC item number
.L44 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1968-
  • 1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cole, Andrew
  • Smith, D. Vance
Series statement
Post-contemporary interventions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Medieval
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Secularization
Label
The legitimacy of the Middle Ages : on the unwritten history of theory, Andrew Cole and D. Vance Smith, eds
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Outside modernity / Andrew Cole and D. Vance Smith -- The sense of an epoch : periodization, sovereignty, and the limits of secularization / Kathleen Davis -- The sacrament of the fetish, the miracle of the commodity : Hegel and Marx / Andrew Cole -- Empire, apocalypse, and the 9/11 premodern / Bruce Holsinger -- Response : more than we bargained for / Michael Hardt --We have never been Schreber : paranoia, medieval and modern / Erin Labbie and Michael Uebel -- Medieval studies, historicity, and Heidegger's early phenomenology / Ethan Knapp -- Medieval currencies : nominalism and art / C.D. Blanton -- Response : Medusa's gaze / Jed Rasula -- On the medieval / Fredric Jameson
Control code
6419352
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 276 p.
Isbn
9780822346524
Lccn
2009037288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The legitimacy of the Middle Ages : on the unwritten history of theory, Andrew Cole and D. Vance Smith, eds
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Outside modernity / Andrew Cole and D. Vance Smith -- The sense of an epoch : periodization, sovereignty, and the limits of secularization / Kathleen Davis -- The sacrament of the fetish, the miracle of the commodity : Hegel and Marx / Andrew Cole -- Empire, apocalypse, and the 9/11 premodern / Bruce Holsinger -- Response : more than we bargained for / Michael Hardt --We have never been Schreber : paranoia, medieval and modern / Erin Labbie and Michael Uebel -- Medieval studies, historicity, and Heidegger's early phenomenology / Ethan Knapp -- Medieval currencies : nominalism and art / C.D. Blanton -- Response : Medusa's gaze / Jed Rasula -- On the medieval / Fredric Jameson
Control code
6419352
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 276 p.
Isbn
9780822346524
Lccn
2009037288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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