This book comprises a collection of essays on vital problems of art history seen as the practice of reviving of meanings related to the visual reality of the past. Here the model for the investigator has een Ernst Gombrich, the art theorist, as well as art historian, whose scholarly discourse is truly creative. Gombrich revealed the performative core of any kind of scholarly knowledge. Gombrich's work and personality, and also the story of his relationships with Popper, Warburg, Panofsky, Mitchell, Preziosi, Wind and many others, give us insight in research as interpersonal communication in the variety of conceptual contexts, which causes specific illusive effects resembling the illusion which is usually considered typical of visual arts exclusively.
The book will be useful to specialists in esthetics, psychology and philosophy, and to all interested in art and its interpretation.
The collection includes articles on the struggle and the interaction of two ideas, state sovereignty and the right of nations to self-determination. It reviews the evolution of political systems and different forms of nationalism, as well as their modern transformations, to identify common development trends, regional characteristics and vital outlook of the nation state. The authors explore the history and the formation of the basic concepts of national statehood and nationalism, especially in Europe, Asia, and Africa of the 20th and early 21st century.
This book is intended for specialists in history, political science, sociology, students and teachers of humanitarian institutions, as well as for anyone interested in issues of state sovereignty and the right of nations to self-determination.
This book is designed for specialists in history of state and law, comparative law studies, legal anthropology, Russian history, Eastern studies, historiography and source studies, political science and ethnic studies, as well as for students majoring in the aforementioned specialties.