Literature review

Literature review

The project members, guests, and colleagues meet weekly for a discussion of ancient sources and scholarly literature on the theme of honour.

The results of our discussions are summed up by the reviews collected in this section.

If you happen to be in Edinburgh during the academic year, we meet every Wednesday from 13 to 14 in room G.11, School HCA, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, on Teviot Place (Doorway 4): feel free to contribute to our Lesefrüchte! We can also include discussants via Skype - just get in touch.

Books discussed so far:


03/10: J. Bowman, Honor. A History, New York: Encounter Books, 2006 (Matteo Zaccarini)

23/10: A. Welsh, What is Honor? A Question of Moral Imperatives, New Haven: Yale UP, 2008 (Kleanthis Mantzouranis)

05/11: blog post - Kwame Anthony Appiah on honour (Mirko Canevaro)

27/11: F.H. Stewart, Honor, Chicago-London: The University of Chicago Press, 1994 (Linda Rocchi)

12/18: E. Stein-Hölkeskamp / K.-J. Hölkeskamp, Ethos - Ehre - Exzellenz. Antike Eliten im Vergleich, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2018 (Douglas Cairns)

18/12: E. Goffman,Interaction Ritual. Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior, New York: Pantheon Books, 1967 (Inês Silva)


Featured image: C. Spitzweg, Der Bücherwurm (detail), 1850 (Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt)

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