Themes in European History: Essays from the 2nd International Conference on European History

Edited by Michael Aradas & Nicholas C.J. Pappas

ISBN: 960-88672-7-4, 450 pages, Hardback

First published in 2005 by ATINER

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PREFACE

G. T. Papanikos

i

 

 

INTRODUCTION & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

iii

N. Pappas

 

 

PART I ANCIENT CULTURE AND SOCIETY

 

 

Mourning Rites into Religious Rites: The Roman Supplication and its Near Eastern Affiliations

1

J. Koenig

 

 

The Political Role of the Sophists in the Oligarchic Coups of 411 and 404 BCE in Athens

17

D. Grey

 

 

Oh Mist! Science, Religion and History in Aristophanes Clouds

33

J. Lewis

 

 

When Worlds Collide: Life and Death in Buddhist and Epicurean Thought

49

G. S. Beirich

 

 

Akropolis Korai as Cultural Historical Sign Vehicle: The Other and the Demos

63

D. Dvorsky-Rohner

 

 

Aphrodites Bath: Mediating Difference in Classical Antiquity

75

A. A. Gill

 

 

PART II PERSONALITIES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

 

 

Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Judicial Assemblies

89

E. M. Anson

 

 

Moses -Through Hellenistic-Tinted Eyes

97

M. M. Eisman

 

 

Hannibal Crosses the Alps: Charting the Changing Perceptions of the Hannibal Figure in Polybius, Livy and other Ancient Sources

111

F. A. Billot

 

 

PART III THE HELLENIC CULTURAL TRADITION IN MODERN EUROPE

 

 

Ethnicity, Citizenship, and the Games in Ancient Hellas and the Modern World

 

119

K. A. Thomas

 

 

Dulce Bellum Inexpertis: Stoicism, Erasmia Humanism and the Western Peace Ethic

125

B. Lowe

 

 

Mothering Mother Earth: the Path of the Nurturing Matriarch

from Ancient Greece to the 19th Century Parisian Salon

137

S. C. Burns

 

 

Classical Nazis, Modern Romans: Antiquity, Dictatorship and the

Masses

157

J. Nelis

 

 

PART IV ASPECTS OF MEDIEVAL HISTORY

 

 

The Legend of Charlemagne: Entertainment or Crusade Propaganda?

173

J. Stuckey

 

 

Intellectual Relations Between the Latin Empire of Constantinople

and the University of Paris

183

A. G. Traver

 

 

The Cradle of Globalisation: Venices and Portugals Contribution to a World Becoming Global

191

A. Exenberger

 

 

PART V ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY IN UKRAINE

 

 

The Origin and Characteristic Features of the Early Urbanisation of

the Kyivan Rus

209

M. Sahaydak and V. Zotsenko

 

 

Tustan: A Cliff-Side Fortress of the Kyivan Rus of Ukraine

225

M. F. Rozhko

 

 

Archaeological Investigation of the Monumental Architecture of the Principality of Halych, 12th-13th Centuries A.D.

239

Y. Lukomskyy

 

 

The Politics and Reality of Archaeology in Contemporary Post-Soviet Ukraine

255

M. Stachiw

 

 

PART VI SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

 

 

Hunting and Social Violence in France, 1450-1550: La Chase Dstructif

273

M. Aradas

 

 

Where Shall we Find an Honest Judge?: Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert (1522-1590) and his Idea of Spiritual Freedom as a Turning Point in Early Modern Europe

283

G. Voogt

 

 

Seventeenth-Century Miracle Healings of Children in the Southern Alps

293

J. Barry Davis

 

 

 

Witch-Hunt Historiography from the 18th Century Encyclopaedias to

the Present Research: A New Geography

299

M. Nenonen

 

 

PART VII ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN EUROPEAN HISTORY

 

 

Jesuit Ideals and Catholic Reformation Orthodoxy: A Reading of the

Early Church Fathers in the Ceiling Panels of the Jesuit Church at

Antwerp

317

B. M. Fahy

 

 

A Unique Approach to the Revival Architecture of Istanbul: The Fener Greek Male High School (Megale tou Genous Schole) and the Architect Dimadis

329

E. A. Şarlak

 

 

Ukrainian Folk Art: Its Origin, and Social and Political Changes.

345

M. Selivatchov

 

 

PART VIII STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE

 

 

Fiery Debate: The Need to Use the Portuguese Dry Ports as a Way of Channelling Consular Duties to the Spanish Consuls Based in Portugal (1722 -1841)

363

M. C. Moreira

 

 

The Archaeology of Words: A Birds Eye View into the Historical Texts in Transylvania (the 18th Century)

371

A-M. Roman-Negoi, I. Marza and L. Stanciu

 

 

The Achievement of Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte and the Second Empire: Balancing Liberty and Authority

383

G.M.W. Kennedy

 

 

PART IX STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY EUROPE

 

 

The Hellenization of Sephardic Jews in Thessaloniki in the Interwar Period, 1917-1941

401

K. Lagos

 

 

Red Monks and Nuns? Russian Orthodox Monastery Collective Farms in the Soviet Union, 1917-1928

407

J. Wynot

 

 

Twentieth Century Russia as Viewed from Russian Communist Archives: The Interwar Period, 1917-39

417

A. Pantsov

 

 

Friedrich Rainer and the Paradox of Austrian National Socialism

427

M. Williams

 

 

The Question of the Other Scandinavian Identity and the Image of Eastern Europe and America

439

V. Vares