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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


 Conclusion

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The concluding chapter revisits the process that led, within little more than a decade, from a sense of impending “national death” to the emergence of a budding national entity. Aimed at a thorough ... More


Debating the Highland Clearances

Eric Richards

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621828
eISBN:
9780748672141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621828.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Storm clouds regularly gather over the story of the Highland Clearances and show no sign of dispersing. After more than a century the historical dispute about the eviction of the Highlanders from the ... More


Gershom Scholem: An Intellectual Biography

Amir Engel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428635
eISBN:
9780226428772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428772.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book discusses the life and work of the best-known Israeli scholar, the Kabbalah historian of German Jewish descent, Gershom Scholem (1897 – 1982). It offers a new perspective on this seminal ... More


Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More


The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Chana Kronfeld

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was the foremost Israeli poet of the 20th century and an internationally influential literary figure. The Full Severity of Compassion is a modular retrospective of ... More


Double Agency: Amichai and the Problematics of Generational Literary Historiography

Chana Kronfeld

in The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Amichai extols the poet's freedom to oscillate between generational trends and poetic styles, while cherishing his outsider role and calling into question the underlying assumptions behind the ... More


Gods in early Greek Historiography

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the concept of ‘god’ in early historiography, particularly Herodotus, with reference to his contemporary intellectual environment. Though building on a large body of work, ... More


The Greek Gods in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century German and British Scholarship

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The late 19th and early 20th century is a landmark in the history of the study of the Greek gods. In this paper, I examine key models of interpretation of the Greek gods in Germany and Britain at ... More


Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Gabriel Rockhill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

With the aim of rethinking the state and stakes of contemporary theory, Gabriel Rockhill critically works through some of the most important recent philosophical writings on the intertwined topics of ... More


The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Janna Jones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041926
eISBN:
9780813043906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041926.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Past Is a Moving Picture is a cultural analysis of how and why people have rescued, protected, and restored old film and how their efforts have created a massive memory bank of life in the ... More


Ismaili History and Historiography: Phases, Sources and Studies

Farhad Daftary

in A Short History of the Ismailis: Traditions of a Muslim Community

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748609048
eISBN:
9780748671281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609048.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After describing the main phases in Ismaili history, this chapter investigates Ismaili historiography covering the major categories of sources. Different genres of texts produced by the Ismaili ... More


Introduction

Carole Hillenbrand

in Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The introduction justifies the publication of yet another book on the battle of Manzikert in 1071, described by Runciman as the most decisive disaster in Byzantine history. The chapter summarises ... More


Empire and History Writing in Britain c. 1750–2012

Joanna de Groot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090455
eISBN:
9781781706046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090455.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book follows a particular thread of investigation and interpretation through the story of history writing in ‘Britain’ since the mid 18th century. The work covers the impact of involvement in ... More


British India and Victorian Literary Culture

Máire ní Fhlathúin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748640683
eISBN:
9781474415996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The book traces the development of British Indian literature from the early days of the nineteenth century to the end of the Victorian period. Previously unstudied poems and essays drawn from the ... More


The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Search for a West Saxon Dynastic and Christian Past

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle that covers the history of England from the time of the earliest English invaders down to ad 1155. It notes that the work begins even earlier, with ... More


Introduction

Victor M. Uribe-Uran

in Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Addresses historiographical and theoretical issues, discussing the literatures on domestic violence, crime, in particular homicide, and legal history. It proposes that this study bridges the worlds ... More


Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Stephen W. Sawyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

For democratic states, the first part of the twenty-first century brought about an increase of surveillance and a re-emphasis on armed conflict coupled with a neoliberal distance from the concerns of ... More


The Color of History: The Transatlantic Abolitionist Movement and the ‘Never-to-be-Forgiven Course of the Mulattoes’

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter looks at the way in which David Nicholls’s vocabulary about the ‘mulatto legend’ was almost entirely derived from that of nineteenth-century transatlantic abolitionist writing about ... More


Introduction

Laurence Marley

in The British Labour Party and Twentieth-Century Ireland: The cause of Ireland, the cause of Labour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096013
eISBN:
9781526103963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096013.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In identifying longer-term dispositions in Labour mentalities towards Ireland in the last century, this substantial introduction begins with reference to the historical ‘conversation’ between Irish ... More


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