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The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Peter Biller

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

By 1300, medieval men and women were beginning to measure multitude, counting, for example, numbers of boys and girls being baptized. Their mental capacity to grapple with population, to get its ... More


Contested Archives, Contested Sources

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

The chapter extends the discussion of social memory to the problem of new “identity archives” designed to “remember” certain elements of the past. Drawing on the work of Ann Stoler and Nicolas Dirks, ... More


Retrospect

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early-Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This retrospect is a short appraisal of the narrative told in this book, emphasizing the degree to which Song–Ming Neo-Confucianism acted as a constant sounding board throughout the period, a period ... More


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