August 2009, Polity
Preface to the English edition page ix
Varieties of object 13
Varieties of terminology 34
Varieties of situation 66
Varieties of response 79
Varieties of outcome 102
European History Quarterly
"[K]nowledgeable and informative."
Times Literary Supplement
"The book's easy and discursive style makes it accessible to the widest readership without losing out on complexity and intellectual rigour."
"Burke shows how [questions of hybridity] raise issues that are older, broader and closer to our lives than we might think."
Times of Malta
Robert J.C. Young, New York University
"An inspiring and illuminating survey of this highly topical and important field. Burke wears his outstanding erudition very lightly, and seeks to inform and enlighten his readers rather than to impress or browbeat them. He manages to encompass, in this brief survey, a wealth of historical roots and ramifications both within and outside Europe, and maintain analytical clarity at all times. Burke's rigorous, but never rigid, clarity of thought is always flexibly attuned to the complexities of historical experience."
J. Th. Leerssen, University of Amsterdam