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When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

K. David Harrison

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181920
eISBN:
9780199870622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181920.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

It is commonly agreed by linguists and anthropologists that the majority of languages spoken now around the globe will likely disappear within our lifetime. The phenomenon known as language death has ... More


The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Andrei A. Znamenski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For the past forty years shamanism has drawn increasing attention among the general public and academics. So far no one has tried to understand why and how Western intellectual and popular culture ... More


 Enlightenment and Romantic Writers Look at Shamans

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Enlightenment travel writings on Siberia as well as contributions from Romantic writers and scholars, who laid the foundations of shamanism studies. Among them are such ... More


 From Siberia to North America: Regionalists, Anthropologists, and Exiled Ethnographers

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines several sources of a later rise of popular interest in shamanism. The discussion starts on Siberian regionalist writers and ethnographers, who, in their attempt to shape and ... More


 Back to Siberia: Adventures of the Metaphor in Its Motherland

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The picture of shamanism in the modern imagination is not complete without exploring how Soviet Marxism viewed this phenomenon and what happened with shamanism under communism and beyond. Shamanism ... More


Introduction to Part I

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Anglophone settler explosion was a late flowering of a still greater phenomenon: modern European expansion. This may not have given the Europeans an immediate edge over the Chinese, but it ... More


The Merchants of Siberia: Trade in Early Modern Eurasia

Erika Monahan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454073
eISBN:
9781501703973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454073.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book reconsiders commerce in early modern Russia by reconstructing the trading world of Siberia and the careers of merchants who traded there. It follows the histories of three merchant families ... More


The Russo-Chinese Bank (1896–1910): An International Bank in Russia and Asia

Kazuhiko Yago

in The Origins of International Banking in Asia: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646326
eISBN:
9780191745256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646326.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

It was not only British and French banks that developed extensive operations in the Far East before the First World War for there were representatives from Germany and Russia as well as other ... More


Last Best Wests

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Australia now had its ‘Last Best West’, and it was not the only one. Between the 1880s and the 1920s, the settler revolution boomed into the last viable frontiers of the Anglo newlands, from Western ... More


Beyond the Anglo-World

James Belich

in Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199297276
eISBN:
9780191700842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297276.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The English-speakers and their allies, of course, never had a monopoly on emigration or settlement. From the 1880s, they were joined by increasing numbers of Southern and Eastern Europeans, as well ... More


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