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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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