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This Noble Race has Glorious Aspirations, 1830–1920

George Reid Andrews

in Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834176
eISBN:
9781469606378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899601_andrews.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter traces the origins of Africans in Uruguay, and discusses the role of Jacinto Ventura de Molina as a mediator between Africans and state agencies. It also describes his strategies in ... More


The Culture of the Barbarians

Peter Godman

in The Archpoet and Medieval Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719229
eISBN:
9780191788499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719229.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter summarizes the contents of the book. It explains how the Archpoet and Rainald of Dassel created a counter-culture opposed to the cliché of German barbarism, and setting the argument of ... More


Defining the Corpus: Chronology, Technique, Distribution

Caspar Meyer

in Greco-Scythian Art and the Birth of Eurasia: From Classical Antiquity to Russian Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199682331
eISBN:
9780191808555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682331.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter addresses some of the cardinal questions associated with a group of objects, particularly those concerning chronology and geographical distribution: where the objects were found and what ... More


Borges the Post-Orientalist: Selected Writings of the 1970s and 1980s

Robin Fiddian

in Postcolonial Borges: Argument and Artistry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198794714
eISBN:
9780191836176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794714.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

The chapter examines several works including ‘The East’, ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, and ‘Buddhism’, which are on subjects relating to the East, and finds conclusive evidence of a post-Orientalist ... More


Odysseus and Polyphemos in the Odyssey

Seth L. Schein

in Homeric Epic and its Reception: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199589418
eISBN:
9780191808456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589418.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The story of Odysseus and Polyphemos in Book 9 of the Odyssey differs in five respects from the well known, wide-spread folk-tale of a hero trapped in a cave by a one-eyed, giant shepherd: Polyphemos ... More


“The New Race”

W. Paul Reeve

in Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199754076
eISBN:
9780190226282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754076.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter considers the ways in which Mormons were racialized as less than white and defined as a “new race.” It traces the steps in that process, with examples of labels like “Mormonite” or ... More


Anarchy

Kieran Mitton

in Rebels in a Rotten State: Understanding Atrocity in the Sierra Leone Civil War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190241582
eISBN:
9780190492199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241582.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 2 begins by outlining an influential strand of analysis in the social sciences and more broadly in popular culture, viewing atrocity and extreme violence as the result of a breakdown in order ... More


The Holocaust: A Legal History

Michael Bazyler

in Holocaust, Genocide, and the Law: A Quest for Justice in a Post-Holocaust World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780195395693
eISBN:
9780199362912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395693.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the system of legalized barbarism that existed in Nazi Germany and the German-occupied territories between the years 1933 and 1945. While histories of the Holocaust abound, no ... More


Why there Cannot be a Truly Kantian Theory of Human Rights

Andrea Sangiovanni

in Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688623
eISBN:
9780191768101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688623.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter presents a response to Chapter 37’s account of human rights, and argues more generally that there cannot be a truly Kantian theory of human rights. To establish this thesis, it considers ... More


The Paradox of Peace with ‘Savage’ and ‘Barbarian’ Peoples

Oliver Eberl

in Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727996
eISBN:
9780191794292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727996.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This chapter uncovers the paradoxes of the peace between the ‘civilized’ and the ‘savages’ by analysing the normative framework upon which the European discourse on civilization rests: the discourse ... More


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