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Rinke, Stefan

Eurocentrism, formerly Europocentrism, is a key concept in the world perception of the modern age and is a subject of intense discussion in recent historiography that is influenced by theories of postcolonialism. The issue is not merely a European variant of the ethnocentrism that is a constant in

Iver B. Neumann

Introduction: Overcoming Euro-centrism One of the many positives of globalisation is that the pressure on academia to relate to the world in its entirety is rising. This is particularly conducive to diplomatic studies, whose object of study is, by definition, global and relational. Yet the vast

Santiago Slabodsky

Abstract In this article, I re-evaluate critiques of Levinas’s Eurocentrism by exploring his openness to decolonial theory. First, I survey Levinas’s conceptual confrontation with imperialism, showing that his early Eurocentric work (1930s–1960s) is revised in his later writing (1970s–1980s). Second, I

Luke Clossey

understood from a contemporary perspective. How does the Journal of Early Modern History handle religion in the face of Eurocentrism and presentism? Some journals we receive in hard copy, but in the virtual academic world reading typically involves journals pouring their contents into a river called

‘My Capitalism Is Bigger than Yours!’

Against Combining ‘How the West Came to Rule’ with ‘The Origins of Capitalism’

Maïa Pal

, geopolitical or intersocietal relations. Accordingly, U&CD implies a ‘spatial widening of our analytical imaginary’ and constitutes the necessary step to non-Eurocentrism. 2 ‘Cascading and multilayered’, these ‘geo-social’ 3 relations are chiefly represented by the geopolitical pressures and technological

Alexander Anievas and Kerem Nişancıoğlu

combined development and Postcolonialism, 20 demonstrating how the former can provide a theoretical solution to the problem of Eurocentrism and understanding sociohistorical difference that the Subalternists identify but inadequately conceptualise. The themes raised by Chibber’s critique of the

Mladen Medved

equally to the European periphery, and that the label of Eurocentrism might obscure the fact that during the emergence of the world-system much of Europe was on the periphery, on the losing side of unequal exchange. In any case, it does not seem to me Eurocentric to point out the obstacles which

Aparna Vaidik and Gwendolyn Kelly

, despite an ongoing critique of Eurocentric frames, continue to reproduce refined and sophisticated forms of Eurocentrism. Third, world history courses, irrespective of their framing, tend to tilt towards nationalist frames (Masashi 2015; Park 2013; Mukherjee 2015). The questions that preoccupied Vaidik

Nicholas Onuf

Nicholas Onuf 37 Journal of the History of International Law 6 : 37–42, 2004. ©2004 Koninklijke Brill NV. Printed in the Netherlands. Eurocentrism and Civilization Nicholas Onuf ONUMA Yasuaki’s “When was the Law of International Society Born? – An Inquiry of the History of International Law


Edited by Andreea D. Boboc

Theorizing Legal Personhood in Late Medieval England is a collection of eleven essays that explore what might be distinctly medieval and particularly English about legal personhood vis-à-vis the jurisdictional pluralism of late medieval England. Spanning the mid-thirteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries, the essays in this volume draw on common law, statute law, canon law and natural law in order to investigate emerging and shifting definitions of personhood at the confluence of legal and literary imaginations. These essays contribute new insights into the workings of specific literary texts and provide us with a better grasp of the cultural work of legal argument within the histories of ethics, of the self, and of Eurocentrism.
Contributors are Valerie Allen, Candace Barrington, Conrad van Dijk, Toy Fung Tung, Helen Hickey, Andrew Hope, Jana Mathews, Anthony Musson, Eve Salisbury, Jamie Taylor and R.F. Yeager.