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Title: Martins and Eça : interpretations, theories of history, social and economic theory
Authors: Graça, João Carlos
Keywords: Ends of history
China
Parody
Economy and chrematistic
Labyrinth
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: ISEG - SOCIUS
Citation: Graça, João Carlos. 2012. "Martins and Eça : interpretations, theories of history, social and economic theory". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - SOCIUS woeking papers nº4-2012
Series/Report no.: SOCIUS working papers;nº4/2012
Abstract: Several ideas taken seriously by the Portuguese economist, historian and social theorist Oliveira Martins (1845-94), and as such exposed in an academically respectable fashion, suffer a literary parody by his friend, the novelist Eça de Queirós (1845-1900), in his oriental novels, in a tonality in which dominate the chiaroscuro and the labyrinthlike mood. Amongst those are: the importance of randomness in history, Arian supremacy and the opposition between the so-called European and Chinese models of economy and society. Distancing himself from the alleged erudition and scientific positions of Martins, Eça allows himself to express sympathy towards the whole of human experience. The social reality towards which Eça was less sympathetic was indeed probably… the Portuguese one.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/4337
Publisher version: http://pascal.iseg.utl.pt/~socius/publicacoes/wp/WP_4_2012.pdf
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