This volume is a contribution to the typology of the category of aspect. Its aim is bringing forward new empirical data from languages not yet (widely) covered in typological aspectual investigations and to start or broaden their typological discussion. The articles in the paper are grouped in two sections. The first section is an account of aspectual systems of languages in four linguistic areas, including Europe, the Caucasus, Northeast Eurasia, and Africa and the Americas. The second section focusses on specific aspectual categories in individual languages or cross-linguistically.
The third volume of the interdisciplinary collection of articles is devoted to the fate of west european art and culture in Russia in the 18th century
Le sixième volume de la collection "Siècle des Lumières" comprend des ctes du colloque international «Qu'est-ce que les Lumières? Nouvelles réponses à l'ancienne question", tenue à Kouskovo en juin 2017. Les auteurs présentent leurs méthodes de recherche de cette époque. Les thèmes de leurs travaux se distinguent par une grande variété: les caractéristiques générales des Lumières et son cadre chronologique; Lumières et transformation du langage politique; pratiques des Lumières; la laïcisation dans le discours des Lumières; Lumières et Révolution; Lumières "globales". Le volume comprend également de nouvelles publications de sources et des recherches sur l'histoire des relations culturelles entre la Russies et l'Occident, des comptes rendus importants et une liste index des publications sur le XVIIIe siècle, publiées en russe en 2013-2014.
The Enlightenment is inextricably connected to the conception of terrestrial space, through the medium of actual and imaginary travels. The eighteenth century witnessed several scientific expeditions, and these gave birth to a new field of knowledge, ethnography. Alien lands and the people living on them became the subject of reflection for some of the leading philosophes, Leibnitz, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau. Journeys to other states became an element in the education of noble youth. Investigating the historical and geographic problematic of the Enlightenment enables scholars to draw a picture of the representations of physical space made by Europeans of that era as well as to understand more precisely the basic world view underlying colonial expansion. Research of this sort tends to be more productive when carried out at the intersection of various disciplines, and this book is one venue for gathering historians (including historians of culture), geographers, philologists, and art historians together in a single volume. This substantial tome is both international and interdisciplinary, subsidized by two French organizationsdthe Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and the Fondation Maison des sciences des l'homme (FMSH). Of the nineteen substantive essays, four are in French, one in English, and the rest in Russian. Two essays written by non-Russian scholars appear in Russian. However, the book's international appeal is enhanced by the fact that almost all the Russian-language essays are accompanied by a summary (generally in French) whilst the other essays have Russian summaries. Most of the contributors are Russian; others are French, German, Japanese, Maltese, and Brazilian.