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By Professor Pericles Georges

"From the start of Persian rule in Ionia," writes Pericles Georges, "the Greeks famous the general public facts--things that may be noticeable and said, and develop into the typical file. however the Persians for the main half remained a tabula rasa upon which the Greeks drew a portrait of their personal idiom that replied to their very own creative reasons. This portrait was once the extra simply drawn as the Persians projected themselves to the Greeks mostly in Greek phrases. As they conquered a few of the peoples in their empire, the Persians uniformly outlined themselves and their reasons within the language and imagery in their subjects."In Barbarian Asia and the Greek event Pericles Georges explores the methods historical Greeks seen and interacted with non-Greeks through the classical interval. during the works of Aeschylus, Herodotus, and Xenophon, Georges examines severe episodes within the formation of Greek principles and attitudes relating these foreigners of Asia with whom they got here into shut historic touch and opposed to whom they outlined themselves--especially the "barbarians" of Persia and Lydia. He specializes in the Greeks' intramural debates approximately their very own identity--or identities--as those that shared a typical language, non secular culture, and lifestyle, yet who differed over problems with starting place, customized, tradition, and notions of the barbarian "other.""Pericles Georges has written an unique and perceptive remedy of a huge topic: where of the `barbarian,' particularly the Asiatic barbarian, in Greek idea from the archaic interval to the fourth century B.C. quite very good are chapters on Aeschylus and Xenophon--and the translation of Herodotus as philo-Spartan is unique, good argued, and very interesting."--Stanley Burstein, California nation college, l. a.

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Une «Landmutter» en attendant Joseph II Le despotisme éclairé, version danubienne, ne date que du règne de Joseph II (1741–1790). Toutefois, la mère de l’Empereur-sacristain, Marie-Thérèse (1717–1780) pratiqua avec une belle obstination l’un des volets majeurs de ce mode de gouvernement : le développement étatique. L’autre volet, l’Aufklärung des philosophes, avait le don de l’irriter chez son fils. 38 Georges-Henri Dumont Jolie femme menacée par l’embonpoint, germanique de formation mais frottée d’une culture française, l’impératrice jouissait d’une grande popularité depuis sa résistance impavide aux ambitions de Frédéric II ; elle était désormais la Landsmutter, la mère du pays.

S’y ajoutait un Conseil des Consciences sur lequel le Régent s’appuya pour tenter de mettre fin aux querelles religieuses. Tous ces nouveaux conseils furent présidés par de grands noms de la noblesse traditionnelle. C’était, pour eux, une revanche éclatante, en apparence davantage qu’en réalité, sur la noblesse de second rang, la robe. Mais la vie de la polysynodie fut éphémère. Non seulement parce que le Régent ne l’avait instaurée que pour s’assurer des alliés à l’heure cruciale de l’extension de ses pouvoirs mais aussi parce que les grands seigneurs, plus aptes à discuter de préséances que de problèmes difficiles, administrèrent la preuve de leur incompétence.

En Inde, les Anglais de Robert Clive (1725–1759) tirent parti de l’impopularité de LalyTollendal (1702–1766). Ils l’assiègent à Pondichéry qui se rend en 1761. Le 10 février 1763, le traité de Paris sanctionne l’effondrement du premier empire colonial français ; la GrandeBretagne accède au rang de première puissance maritime et coloniale. Cinq jours plus tard, le traité d’Hubertsbourg consacre, en Europe continentale, la puissance grandissante de la Prusse de Frédéric II. C’est le triomphe de la politique menée par William Pitt.

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