Moreover , Collignon never accounts for how a progressive institution like Henri Collomb's Dakar School of transcultural psychiatry could have emerged prior to decolonization, and he never addresses figures like the Surrealists, who found an "antidote to civilization" in so-called primitive mentalities
In the previous sections, we have shown that a major part of this variety can be traced to determining factors like the professional background of testators, their family environment, the way wills were made, and long-term changes in mentalities
I have excluded several important sections, especially Bonfil's delightful excursion into the history of Jewish mentalities
, which encompasses several stimulating chapters on time and space, loudness and silence, colors, tastes and odors, and birth, marriage, and death.
However Schmidt is careful to point out that the model of the German Sonderweg does not precisely fit this history of German mentalities, since synchronic comparison with the discourse on America in other European countries - particularly England, France, and Italy - clearly shows that most of the German tropes were present, albeit with different mixes and emphases, in the other countries as well.
Published during a period of relative German economic and social malaise in which Germans are once again comparing their own nation to the American model and seeking both to imitate and improve on it, Schmidt's monograph is an excellent synchronic and diachronic study of mentalities characterized by long duration.
Curry concludes his book with a sophisticated analysis of astrology's fortunes in terms of the history of mentalities
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first general textbook on the history of mentalities
in preindustrial Europe.
This modification, that culture can determine social class, provides the foundation for a critique of the self-contradicting dichotomies historians such as Jacques Le Goff posit between exclusivist and inclusivist mentalities
, between "class" mentalities
and "unifying" mentalities