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The Historiography of Transition
Critical Phases in the Development of Modernity (1494-1973)

Edited By

Paolo Pombeni

ISBN 9780367263881
Published April 16, 2019 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

Defining a “historic transition” means understanding how the complex system of intellectual, social, and material structures formed that determined the transition from a certain “universe” to a “new universe,” where the old explanations were radically rethought. In this book, a group of historians with specializations ranging from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries and across political, religious, and social fields, attempt a reinterpretation of “modernity” as the new “Axial Age.”

Table of Contents

1. Transition and Its Phases: Thoughts on Some Issues Raised  Paolo Pombeni  Part 1: Cultural Approaches to the Transition Issue  2. From Orality to Print: Revolution or Transition? Street Singers in the Renaissance Multi-Media System  Massimo Rospocher  3. Popular Justice and Legal Transition: Getting the Law Across to the People in the Sattelzeit  Émilie Delivré  4. "Collaborators" and Clemency Measures in Italy After World War II  Cecilia Nubola  Part 2: Transition in the Religious Sphere  5. Historiographical Transition from Renaissance to Counter-Reformation: The Case of Onofrio Panvinio (1530-1568)  Stefan Bauer  6. Perception of Religious Change: The First Jesuits in Austria (Sixteenth Century)  Claudio Ferlan  7. "Unearthing Chaos and Giving Shape to It": The Society of Jesus After Suppression: Hiatus and Continuity  Fernanda Alfieri  Part 3: Transition in the Economic Sphere  8. Financial Transitions: A Hypothesis on the Origins of John Law’s Scheme (1720)  Carlo Taviani  9. On the Frontier of the Empire: Manufacturing and Trade Networks Display Continuity and Change (Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries)  Katia Occhi  Part 4: Transition in the Political Sphere  10. Transitions from War to Peace: Demobilization and Homecomings in Twentieth-Century Europe  Marco Mondini  11. Constitutional Lore in Transition: Italy and Germany Post-1945  Maurizio Cau  12. Democracy in Transition: The Development of a Science of Politics in Western Europe After 1945  Gabriele D’Ottavio  13. Ideology and Transition: European Social-Democracy Copes with the "Consolidation/Dissolution" of the Postwar Years  Giovanni Bernardini

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Paolo Pombeni is Professor Emeritus of Modern European Political History at the University of Bologna and Director of the Istiuto Storico Italo-Germanico of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento.