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Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This book focuses on travelogues by Iranians traveling to Europe in the nineteenth century. It argues for an interpretive framework that moves away from an overemphasis on the destinations of travel ... More


f i v e The Universal Natural History The Purposiveness of Nature

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s second book, Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755). Section 1 describes the context of the book and Kant’s critique of static and anthropocentric ... More


Gold–Silver Points: Domestic Arbitrages and the Bimetallic System

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 2 studies the arbitrage mechanism between gold and silver monies at the national level, focusing on the French experience 1848-1870. It shows that, when the effects of the California and ... More


Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Jacob Shell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What sorts of transportation technologies and methods of conveyance have political regimes associated with the movement of weapons, papers, or people for political subversion and revolt? In an era ... More


Long Day’s Journey into Night: Mirza Fattah Khan Garmrudi’s Accounts of Europe

Naghmeh Sohrabi

in Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199829705
eISBN:
9780199933341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829705.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In 1837, Iran occupied Herat in an attempt to reclaim it for the Qajar Empire. As a result the British occupied southern Iran, leading to a diplomatic imbroglio between the two empires. This chapter ... More


Faulkner's Geographies

Jay "Watson and Ann J. "Abadie (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781496802279
eISBN:
9781496802323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The recent “spatial turn” in social theory and cultural studies opens up exciting new possibilities for the study and teaching of William Faulkner’s work. The fictional domains of Yoknapatawpha ... More


Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War

Lisa Brooks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300196733
eISBN:
9780300231113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

With rigorous original scholarship and creative narration, Our Beloved Kin recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and resistance during the “First Indian War” (later named “King Philip’s War”) ... More


Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba

Luis Martínez-Fernández

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400325
eISBN:
9781683400981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400325.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Key to the New World is the first comprehensive English-language history of early colonial Cuba published in the last 100 years. It is divided into eight chapters that cover a range of topics since ... More


Divergent Development: The Conceptual Challenge

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Innumerable forces influence economic development, and research on it uses many different methods and comes from several disciplines. Four theoretical fields that contribute to understanding ... More


Building the British Atlantic World: "Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850"

Daniel Maudlin and Bernard L. Herman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626826
eISBN:
9781469628066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Building the British Atlantic World is the first book to articulate the shared architectural history of the British Atlantic world; the first to consider British, North American, Caribbean and ... More


Courtship and Marriage: 1834–1836

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher's eight years in a female seminary shaped by Catharine Beecher's philosophy of independence and usefulness had not particularly fitted her for the marriage market, nor was the ... More


Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature

Jamie Lorimer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816681075
eISBN:
9781452950631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681075.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Elephants rarely breed in captivity and are not considered domesticated, yet they interact with people regularly and adapt to various environments. Too social and sagacious to be objects, too strange ... More


Elizabeth Bishop: Lines of Connection

Linda Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748665747
eISBN:
9780748695102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665747.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book explores Elizabeth Bishop's poetry, from her early days at Vassar College to her last great poems in Geography III and the later uncollected poems. Drawing on Bishop's notebooks and ... More


Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Catherine Nash

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816690633
eISBN:
9781452950723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What might be wrong with genetic accounts of personal or shared ancestry and origins? Genetic studies are often presented as valuable ways of understanding where we come from and how people are ... More


Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Ian G. R. Shaw

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book explores the rise of the Predator Empire, the name for the contemporary “dronified” U.S. national security state. Moving from the Vietnam War to the “war on terror,” it investigates how ... More


The World and All the Things upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration

David A. Chang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816699414
eISBN:
9781452954417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What if we were to understand indigenous people as the active agents of global exploration, rather than the passive objects of that exploration? What could such a new perspective on the project of ... More


Port Towns and Cities, General Studies

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0019
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning the Port Towns and Cities across Britain and overseas throughout Maritime History.


H.D.’s Trilogy as Transnational Palimpsest

Rebecca Walsh

in The Geopoetics of Modernism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060514
eISBN:
9780813050683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060514.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the strategic use of environmental determinism in H.D.’S World War II epic Trilogy. This academic paradigm and geographical discourse gives H.D., an American expatriate, the ... More


Geography, demography and cultural factors

Karen P. Corrigan

in Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Northern Ireland (NI) can be divided into a number of distinct geographic and socio-economic areas, an understanding of which is important to any interpretation of the ‘linguistic ecology’ of the ... More


Early National Orbits: Geography, Astronomy, and the Cycles of the Earth

Paul Giles

in Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers ways in which interests in geography and astronomy impacted upon writers of the early American republic. It discusses how astronomical theories influenced the political thought ... More


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