Contributions to the History of Concepts 9(2)

Winter 2014 Volume 1, Issue 2

is now available at the Berghahn website HERE.

Table of Contents:

Concepts in Focus: Nomadic Concepts

Guest editors: Jan Surman, Katalin Stráner, and Peter Haslinger


Introduction: Nomadic Concepts—Biological Concepts and Their Careers beyond Biology

Jan Surman, Katalin Stráner, and Peter Haslinger


From Social to Biological Parasites and Back: The Conceptual Career of a Metaphor

Andreas Musolff


A Specter Is Haunting Germany—the French Specter of Milieu: On the Nomadicity and Nationality of Cultural Vocabularies

Wolf Feuerhahn


From Organisms to World Society: Steps toward a Conceptual History of Systems Theory, 1880–1980

Julian Bauer


Clones as Epistemic Objects: Conceptual Processes of the Configuration of Knowledge

Stefan Halft



Critique of the Modern Concept of Religion

A Review of Brent Nongbri, Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

Helge Årsheim


Historicizing the Connection between Blood and Kinship

A Review of Christopher H. Johnson, Bernhard Jussen, David Warren Sabean, and Simon Teuscher, eds., Blood and Kinship: Matter for Metaphor from Ancient Rome to Present

Nicole Hochner


Constantly Contested Freedom

A Review of Quentin Skinner and Martin van Gelderen, eds., Freedom and the Construction of Europe

Helena Rosenblatt


Revering Freedom

A Review of Anna Grześkowiak-Krwawicz, Queen Liberty: The Concept of Freedom in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Vilius Mačkinis


Reclaiming Liberty and Security as Universal Concepts

A Review of Conor Gearty, Liberty and Security

Søren Friis


Deparochializing National Character in Europe

A Review of Balázs Trencsényi, The Politics of “National Character”: A Study in Interwar East European Thought

Bogdan C. Iacob


A Semantic Analysis of Crisis

A Review of Janet Roitman, Anti-Crisis

Gennaro Imbriano


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