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Cultural Interaction between China and Central Asia during the Bronze Age: Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Jianjun Mei

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses some preliminary observations on the early cultural relationship between China and Central Asia in the light of the most recent archaeological discoveries from Northwest China. ... More


The Years of Miracles: The Industrial Revolution 1750–1830

Joel Mokyr

in The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195074772
eISBN:
9780199854981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195074772.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the technological progress in the Industrial Revolution, usually dated between about 1750 and 1830. It notes that although Britain is frequently thought of as its locus, a ... More


The Central European Mining Regions in the Early Modern Period

SIDNEY POLLARD

in Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter deals with the mining areas of central Europe in the boom period of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, particularly those engaged in silver and copper mining and metallurgy. Mining ... More


Special topics and interdisciplinary models

Ralph Skomski

in Simple Models of Magnetism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198570752
eISBN:
9780191718816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570752.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Atomic disorder has far-reaching consequences for the behavior of magnetic materials. It modifies the electronic structure but does not necessarily destroy ferromagnetism, as exemplified by amorphous ... More


Some General Issues

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter addresses some issues regarding the study of archaeology of the subcontinent. These issues cover geography, prehistory, settlement, agriculture, metallurgy, and trade and trade routes. ... More


Metalwork as Evidence for Immigration in the Late Bronze Age

Anthony Snodgrass

in Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The great wave of destruction and abandonment of Mycenaean sites at or near the end of the Late Helladic IIIB period is one of the inescapable landmarks of the Aegean Late Bronze Age. For the past ... More


“Almost the Greatest Invention”

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the development of the Bessemer steel process. In spring 1862, a rail of Bessemer steel was laid down between two abutting iron rails in the Camden yard of the London and ... More


Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Kathleen Deagan and Jose Maria Cruxent

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents detailed technical documentation of the authors' ten-year archaeological excavation of La Isabela, America's first colony. The artifacts and material remains of the town offer rich ... More


Prologue: April 1801

Melvyn C. Usselman

in Pure Intelligence: The Life of William Hyde Wollaston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226245737
eISBN:
9780226245874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226245874.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This Prologue presents a brief, slightly dramatized account of William Hyde Wollaston’s first successful consolidation of powdered platinum into a malleable solid in April, 1801. The preparation of ... More


Scbolasticism, Metallukgy, and Secrecy in The Laboratony: The Style and Origin of Starkey's Notebooks

in Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577111
eISBN:
9780226577050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577050.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on several aspects of Starkey's experimental procedure in light of the seventeenth-century context, including the training that he received before arriving in midcentury London. ... More


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