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During the European Enlightenment, an over-contrived emphasis on priestly analogies between different religious traditions might have set the scene for religious indifferentism or, indeed, for powerful rhetorics of intolerance. For example, Thomas Gordon’s gambit, an attempt to use satirically mediating religious prophesies to profane salvation and promote tolerance, backfired. His language of stereotyping and caricature, so immediate for an illiterate public, finally resulted in a demonization of the Jews. In contrast, the illustrated volumes of the Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde (translated into English by Voltaire’s accomplished translator John Lockman) highlight the culturally specific differences between various religious traditions and, for the most part, depict them respectfully. In this way, the reductive oversimplifications capable of fostering caricature as an expression of intolerance are vividly checked and countered.

In: Through Your Eyes: Religious Alterity and the Early Modern Western Imagination
The focus of Through Your Eyes: Religious Alterity and the Early Modern Western Imagination is the (mostly Western) understanding, representation and self-critical appropriation of the "religious other" between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Mutually constitutive processes of selfing/othering are observed through the lenses of creedal Jews, a bhakti Brahmin, a widely translated Morisco historian, a collector of Western and Eastern singularia, Christian missionaries in Asia, critical converts, toleration theorists, and freethinkers: in other words, people dwelling in an 'in-between' space which undermines any binary conception of the Self and the Other. The genesis of the volume was in exchanges between eight international scholars and the two editors, intellectual historian Giovanni Tarantino and anthropologist Paola von Wyss-Giacosa, who share an interest in comparatism, debates over toleration, and history of emotions.

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The focus of Through Your Eyes is the (mostly Western) understanding, representation and self-critical appropriation of the ‘religious other’ between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Mutually constitutive processes of selfing/othering are observed through the lens of creedal Jews, a bhakti Brahmin, a widely translated Morisco historian, a collector of Western and Eastern singularia, Christian missionaries in Asia, critical converts, toleration theorists, and freethinkers, in other words by people dwelling in an ‘in-between’ space which undermines any binary conception of the Self and the Other. The volume had its genesis in exchanges between eight international scholars and the two editors, intellectual historian Giovanni Tarantino and anthropologist Paola von Wyss-Giacosa, who share an interest in comparatism, debates over toleration, and history of emotions.

In: Through Your Eyes: Religious Alterity and the Early Modern Western Imagination
Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) is dedicated to understanding the emotions as culturally and temporally-situated phenomena, and to exploring the role of emotion in shaping human experience and action by individuals, groups, societies and cultures.

EHCS welcomes theoretically-informed work from a range of historical, cultural and social domains. The journal aims to illuminate (1) the ways emotion is conceptualized and understood in different temporal or cultural settings, from antiquity to the present, and across the globe; (2) the impact of emotion on human action and in processes of change; and (3) the influence of emotional legacies from the past on current social, cultural and political practices.

EHCS is interested in multidisciplinary approaches (both qualitative and quantitative), from history, art, literature, languages, music, politics, sociology, cognitive sciences, cultural studies, environmental humanities, religious studies, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and related disciplines. The journal also invites papers that interrogate the methodological and critical problems of exploring emotions in historical, cultural and social contexts, and the relation between past and present in the study of feelings, passions, sentiments, emotions and affects. Finally, the journal accepts theoretically-informed and reflective scholarship that explores how scholars access, uncover, construct and engage with emotions in their own scholarly practice.

Following an initial review process by the editors, EHCS sends acceptable submissions to two expert independent readers outside the author’s home institution, employing a double-blind review procedure.

EHCS is published on behalf of the Society for the History of Emotions.
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