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Blasphemy Impious Speech in the West from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0231118767

ISBN-13: 9780231118767

Edition: 2001

Authors: Alain Cabantous, Eric Rauth

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This text is a fascinating chronicle of the power of the Word in its secular and religious forms and the extraordinary lengths to which people have gone to defend sacred ideas.
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/19/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Alain Cabantous is professor of modern history at the University of Paris-Nanterre and France's most respected historian of the sea, pirates, and the navy.Eric Rauth is the translator of many books, including Transmitting Cultureby R�gis Debray.

R�gis Debray is professor of philosophy in the Facult� de Lettres at the Universit� de Lyon III. Founder and editor of Les Cahiers de m�diologie,former aide to president Fran�ois Mitterand, erstwhile associate of Che Guevara, and captive cause c�l�brein Bolivia (1967--1970), he is the author of numerous books, including Media Manifestos: On the Technological Transmission of Cultural Forms; Charles de Gaulle: Futurist of the Nation; Against Venice; Revolution in the Revolution?; and Teachers, Writers, Celebrities: The Intellectuals of Modern France.His political memoir, Blessed Be Our Gods,is forthcoming.

A Note on the Translation
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Language and the Sacred
Ecclesiastic Time: A Chronic Sin
A Sin's Meaning
Blasphemy and the Counter-Reformation
God's Holy Church Against Blasphemy
The Princes' Time: Powers of State Against Blasphemy
Kings Against Blasphemy
Sounding the Call: Municipalities, the Bourgeois, and the Seigniories
Human Time: Blasphemy's Social Milieus
Emblematic Swearers
The Other Reality
Cleric Versus Philosophe: Blasphemy and Public Space
A Loosening Grip
Magistrate, Theologian, and the Ways of Justice
An Era of Transition: Blasphemy on Trial
Sacredness Elsewhere?
Speech and Expiation
The Age of Blasphemy: Meanings of a Word
The Telltale Speech of Sin?
What Blasphemy Said About Society
Conclusion: Blasphemy's Comeback
Notes
Bibliography
Index