Essays on Power: Empire, the Sin upon My Head
Европа. Истории за империи
Language: Bulgarian


   The book brings together philosophical and historical essays on the European experience of empire. Its main thesis is that at the heart of political experience stands a metaphysical one, with a rich trail of evidence in the historical record. The edition sets out to explore this in the case of a succession of European empires between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries. Power changed everything. It took away the old conceptions of morality and exposed the nature of the world in a way that forced these empires to make a choice on who they were and what they wanted.

   The study of this choice, translated into a million other choices and acts, forms the core of the text. It proceeds in two steps. The first examines the philosophical concepts of power; the second investigates the real experience of these concepts in the turbulent history of Europe from the Reformation to the Second World War and its aftermath. The result is a passionate work that offers a groundbreaking look into the psychology and psychosis of imperial power and achieves the rarest of featsa philosophical work on politics that actually matters.


Table of contents


Част първа. Понятия

I. Мечта

II. Притежание

III. Светлина

Част втора. Истории

I. Politica sacra

II. Олтар

III. Дълг

IV. Богатство

V. Добродетел

VI. Стоманени бури

VII. Мъртва вода

VIII. Възхитени

IX. 1984: мемоар

Епилог. Into thin air





Publisher East-West Publishing
Language Bulgarian
Pages 136
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-619-01-0704-0
Creation date 2020
Size 14 х 21 cm

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