Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context

Modernity's Classics

Editors: Humphreys, Sarah C., Wagner, Rudolf G (Eds.)

  • Presents critical studies of modern reconfigurations of conceptions of the past
  • Interdisciplinary and global scope
  • Emphasizes the complexity of the modernization process
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This book presents critical studies of modern reconfigurations of conceptions of the past, of the 'classical', and of national heritage. Its scope is global (China, India, Egypt, Iran, Judaism, the Greco-Roman world) and inter-disciplinary (textual philology, history of art and architecture, philosophy, gardening). Its emphasis is on the complexity of the modernization process and of reactions to it: ideas and technologies travelled from India to
Iran and from Japan to China, while reactions show tensions between museumization and the recreation of 'presence'. It challenges readers to rethink the assumptions of the disciplines in which they were trained

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Humphreys, Sarah C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Making of New Delhi

    Juneja, Monica

    Pages 23-54

  • Classics in the Garden: Suppers in an Earthly Paradise

    Inden, Ronald

    Pages 55-76

  • A Classic Paving the Way to Modernity: The Ritual of Zhou in the Chinese Reform Debate Since the Taiping Civil War

    Wagner, Rudolf G.

    Pages 77-99

  • Modernity’s Islamicist: Sayyid Qutb’s Theocentric Reconstruction of Sovereignty

    Pasha, Mustapha Kamal

    Pages 101-120

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-33070-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modernity's Classics
Editors
  • Sarah C. Humphreys
  • Rudolf G Wagner
Series Title
Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33071-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33071-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-33070-4
Series ISSN
2191-656X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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