The Resource Civil society and fanaticism : conjoined histories, Dominque Colas ; translated from the French by Amy Jacobs

Civil society and fanaticism : conjoined histories, Dominque Colas ; translated from the French by Amy Jacobs

Label
Civil society and fanaticism : conjoined histories
Title
Civil society and fanaticism
Title remainder
conjoined histories
Statement of responsibility
Dominque Colas ; translated from the French by Amy Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Luther and Calvin applied the term fanatic to those who sought to destroy civil society in order to establish the Kingdom of God, the "false prophets" and their followers who, early on in the Reformation, began smashing images in churches and rebelling against princes. Civil Society and Fanaticism is organized around this seminal moment of religious and political iconoclasm, an outburst of hatred against mediations and representation. The author shows that civil society and fanaticism have been consistently present as conjoined notions in Western political thought since the sixteenth century, underlining the link between two principles that are constitutive of that thought: dualism - between the City of God and the earthly city, between civil society and the state - and the validity of representation
  • In what is both a study of the evolution of the two interrelated concepts and a critique of critiques of representation, the author draws upon an impressive range of works, including texts by Aristotle and Baudelaire, the medieval theology of Giles of Rome and the humanist thought of the Reformer Philipp Melanchthon, the political philosophies of Spinoza, Liebniz, and Rousseau, Kant's reflections on the sublime, and Marx's critique of Hegal. At the same time, he discusses a varied group of fanatics or people stigmatized as such: the first Anabaptists, the Shiite sect of the Assassins, the French Protestant Camisards, the Bolsheviks. An original analysis of Lenin's political theory and practice sheds new light on the antagonism between totalitarianism and the law-governed state identified with civil society
  • The author's approach is multidiciplinary, proceeding at different moments from lexicographical, sociological, psychoanalytic, and philosophical methods and analysis. The book also makes vivid use of iconology by reproducing and interpreting a series of works by Albrecht Durer, whose art and theory of representation, it is argued, were opposed to the destruction not only of images but of civil society
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Colas, Dominique
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC336
LC item number
.C8313 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Espaces métisses
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  • Civil society
  • Fanaticism
  • Civil society
  • Fanaticism
  • Burgermaatschappij
  • Fanatisme
  • Koninkrijk Gods
  • Société civile
  • Fanatisme
  • Totalitarisme
  • Bürgerliche Gesellschaft
  • Fanatismus
  • Politische Theorie
Label
Civil society and fanaticism : conjoined histories, Dominque Colas ; translated from the French by Amy Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-458) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 480 pages
Isbn
9780804727365
Lccn
96050098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36051248
  • (OCoLC)ocm36051248
Label
Civil society and fanaticism : conjoined histories, Dominque Colas ; translated from the French by Amy Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [427]-458) 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxx, 480 pages
Isbn
9780804727365
Lccn
96050098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36051248
  • (OCoLC)ocm36051248

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