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JHI 76:3 Available / What We’re Reading: Week of July 27

We’re happy to announce that the July issue of the Journal of the History of Ideas is now available at Project Muse. The table of contents is below, and we will be featuring some posts from this issue’s authors in the coming weeks. JHI contributors are always welcome to be in touch about writing JHIBlog posts related in some way to their articles.

Journal of the History of Ideas, Volume 76, Number 3, July 2015

Lodi Nauta, The Order of Knowing: Juan Luis Vives on Language, Thought, and the Topics, pp. 325-345

Paul Duguid, The Ageing of Information: From Particular to Particulate, pp. 347-368

Zachary Purvis, Quiet War in Germany: Friedrich Schelling and Friedrich Schleiermacher, pp. 369-391

Brendon Westler, Between Tradition and Revolution: The Curious Case of Francisco Martínez Marina, the Cádiz Constitution, and Spanish Liberalism, pp. 393-416

Yiftah Elazar, Liberty as a Caricature: Bentham’s Antidote to Republicanism, pp. 417-439

Trevor Pearce, “Science Organized”: Positivism and the Metaphysical Club, 1865–1875, pp. 441-465

Frank Chouraqui, “A Principle of Universal Strife”: Ricoeur and Merleau-Ponty’s Critiques of Marxist Universalism, 1953–1956, pp. 467-490

And now, here are a few interesting articles and pieces we found around the web this week. If you come across something that other intellectual historians might enjoy, please let us know in the comments section!


On British imperial history as commodities history, Steven Shapin, Pretence for Prattle: Tea (LRB)
Relatedly, Britain’s Forgotten Slaveowners, 2. The Price of Freedom (BBC)
And also Eran Zelnik, Settler Colonialism, or how to purge Fredrick Jackson Turner from my Subconscious (USIH-Blog)

An amazing silent film records the range of state education in Newcastle, 1925 (BFI Player)

Christopher R. Browning, When Europe Failed (NYRB)

Charles Upchurch, Queers, Homosexuals, and Activists in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain? (Notches)

Timothy Burke reports on the extraordinary story of a high-school student whose article in the Journal of Social History made a badly-needed correction to the literature on anti-Irish prejudice in nineteenth-century America: Yes, We Have “No Irish Need Apply” (Easily Distracted)

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