This is a time in which walls and fortifications, either physical or metaphorical, are put up as a response to the mobilization of the Global South. This fosters a necessary reflection upon the role of barricades in our contemporary times. Indeed, walls are a concrete and ideal impediment to the free circulation of peoples and cultures, their existence necessarily imposing the creation of borders, with the implicit corollary of liminality, periphery, ex-centricity and the obvious distinction between what/who is inside and what/who is outside.
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Public Assistance, Protection, and Social Control in the Sabaudian States and Neighboring Lands: Legal and Judicial Records as Sources for Social History (ca. 1400-1900)
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I appreciate this review: Martoccio does a great job to foreground the essence of Jurdjevic's contribution to the 500-year-old tradition of trying to crack the Mach nut, while Jurdjevic’s book is a much-needed focus on the developmental arc of Machiavelli's ideas, in particular the later years.