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Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Anne Haour

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

What do we learn if we look in parallel at the past of two distinct parts of the world? This book weighs this question by considering both the central Sahel of West Africa and the European countries ... More


Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external ... More


Conquering and Ruling Premodern Afghanistan

Thomas Barfield

in Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145686
eISBN:
9781400834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145686.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines Afghanistan's premodern patterns of political authority and the groups that wielded it. During this period nation-states did not exist and regions found themselves as parts of ... More


A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)

Fergus Millar

Todd Keeler-Wolf and Allan Schoenherr (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247031
eISBN:
9780520941410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. However, in the Greek-speaking half of the Eastern ... More


Diamond’s Assembly Rules

James G. Sanderson and Stuart L. Pimm

in Patterns In Nature: The Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226292724
eISBN:
9780226292861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292861.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We present Diamond’s assembly rules. We do so by setting the historical context first, by introducing MacArthur and the exciting research program he envisioned. We then consider the islands and the ... More


Normanizing the English Invaders of Ireland

John Gillingham

in Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285464
eISBN:
9780191700330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285464.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the contemporary Annals of Tigernach and in The Song of Dermot and the Earl, it was the English who were singled out for their group identity in the invasion of Ireland; and it was as ‘the ... More


Epilogue

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By 1415, Wales had been conquered, finally and irreversibly. The story of that conquest dominated the history of the country for the 350 years covered by this book. What was surprising was that ... More


Medieval Europe and Africa

J. R. S. Phillips

in The Medieval Expansion of Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207405
eISBN:
9780191677656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207405.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Europeans did not have much knowledge of Africa in the medieval period compared to Asia. This chapter reveals that knowledge of East Africa was probably very slight before the late 14th century. By ... More


1085–1135

Peter Linehan

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219453
eISBN:
9780191678349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Fifty years and a day separated the reconquest of Toledo from the imperial coronation of Alfonso VII, and between the two events — one perhaps a misnomer, the other certainly the cynosure of ... More


Loyalties

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on black and Asian migration into a post-imperial country on the look-out for invaders. When the battle had been critical, the British had faced unconvinced invaders, and ... More


Staying an Co-optation of the Northeastern Provincial Elites, 1931–1932

Rana Mitter

in The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Modern China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221116
eISBN:
9780520923881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221116.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Manchurian Incident was marked with prevalent cooperation between the Japanese invaders and the local Chinese leaders. In many places, there was fearless fighting by Chinese opposed to the ... More


Epilogue Manchuria in Memory and Myth

Rana Mitter

in The Manchurian Myth: Nationalism, Resistance, and Collaboration in Modern China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221116
eISBN:
9780520923881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221116.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Nationalism in the mid-1930s was a rising and clearly visible force in Chinese politics. A constructed image of heroism, tied inextricably to nationalism and set against a menacing invader, proved ... More


Prokofieff's Return

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter appraises the invocation of Prokofieff's essence, in an age that found stark reflection of itself in Prokofieff's piece for Sergey Eisenstein's 1938 film Alexander Nevsky. The portrayal ... More


The extent and character of the woods before 1500

T. C. Smout, Alan R. MacDonald, and Fiona Watson

in A History of the Native Woodlands of Scotland, 1500-1920

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612413
eISBN:
9780748653331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612413.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the extent and character of the Scottish woods before 1500. The notion of an ancient Great Wood of Caledon that in Roman times covered most of Scotland, or at least the whole ... More


Alliance or Collaboration with the Soviet Invader?

Józef Mackiewicz

in The Triumph of Provocation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300145694
eISBN:
9780300145700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300145694.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Poland's relationship with its Soviet invaders. It suggests that the theory of “the two enemies” was never put to practice and explains that the general situation was that ... More


They Walk among Us: Science Fiction Films and Passing Aliens

N. Megan Kelley

in Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496806277
eISBN:
9781496806314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806277.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on science fiction films that featured aliens passing as humans and examines how they tapped into the fears and anxieties about politics and issues of identity in postwar ... More


“Wolves Devouring the Lambs of Christ”

John Howe

in Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how the Latin Church was reformed in the tenth century following a series of attacks on the Carolingian Empire by non-Christian invaders. The epic Battle of Maldon, composed in ... More


Gibraltar Crumbles

Berry Craig

in Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

January 1, 1862, marked less than a happy New Year for most of Paducah's citizenry. The Yankees had been in their midst for almost five months. It seemed less and less likely that the Rebels would ... More


Teutons, Romans, and ‘Scientific’ History

Ian Wood

in The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199650484
eISBN:
9780191747861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650484.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In England, interpretations of the fifth and sixth centuries tended to be Germanist, especially before 1870. Moreover, new work on language and race led to the success of the Germanic peoples being ... More


London Calypso

Amanda Bidnall

in West Indian Generation: Remaking British Culture in London, 1945-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940032
eISBN:
9781786944191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940032.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

“London Calypso” examines the burst of popular enthusiasm for Trinidadian calypso that coincided with the arrival of the first generation of postwar settlers to London from the Caribbean. To explain ... More


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