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Horst J. Helle

individuals . It has long been recognized as a fallacy to transfer individual traits to collectivities assuming that large groups follow the same pattern of behaviour as individuals. This disqualifies “Thucydides’ Trap” for immanent methodological reasons in addition to the problems with ethical content

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Horst J. Helle

the work of Alfred Weber since the 1970ies. 1 The construction of “ideal types” is a non-normative, methodological tool used by Max Weber in his work. 2 On the book by Benjamin Nelson John F. Hickey wrote the following brief book review for Amazon.com on August 5, 2015: “This book conveys critically

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Dustin J. Byrd

riders in Britain and Israel, and trains in Spain, they are also feared by Muslims in historically Muslim lands who reject extremism, who visit Shi’a shrines, or who work for peace and reconciliation between warring factions. Indeed, if one was to adopt a quantitative methodology, one should clearly see

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Edited by Joad Raymond and Noah Moxham

News Networks in Early Modern Europe attempts to redraw the history of European news communication in the 16th and 17th centuries. News is defined partly by movement and circulation, yet histories of news have been written overwhelmingly within national contexts. This volume of essays explores the notion that early modern European news, in all its manifestations – manuscript, print, and oral – is fundamentally transnational.
These 37 essays investigate the language, infrastructure, and circulation of news across Europe. They range from the 15th to the 18th centuries, and from the Ottoman Empire to the Americas, focussing on the mechanisms of transmission, the organisation of networks, the spread of forms and modes of news communication, and the effects of their translation into new locales and languages.