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Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

James Carter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Based on the memoir of a prominent Buddhist monk, Heart of Buddha, Heart of China brings to life important trends and events in China’s modern history, showing the way that one individual experienced ... More


Prologue: The Present Past

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the process by which writing a historical monograph became more biographical and personal through chance encounters with the subject’s colleagues and descendants. Meeting with ... More


Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The Atlantic represented a world of opportunity in the 18th century, but it represented division also, separating families across its coasts. Whether due to economic shifts, changing political ... More


The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Laura Nenzi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839574
eISBN:
9780824869656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko is the story of a rural Mito woman – a political activist, oracle, poet, and teacher – whose life coincided with the late-Tokugawa crisis, the collapse of the ... More


An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia

Katherine Pickering Antonova

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199796991
eISBN:
9780199979721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796991.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Family History

This is the story of a marriage between middle-income gentry landowners in nineteenth-century provincial Russia. The mother, Natalia Chikhacheva, oversaw serf labor and managed finances while the ... More


The Ripple Effects of the Reformation

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The author discusses two basic assumptions on the relationship between religion and society: first, religion in history must be seen and understood, always and without exception, as a cultural ... More


Setting the Stage for a Bioarchaeology of the Great Irish Famine

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Long constrained by the political and cultural tensions informing Anglo-Irish relations, the historiography of the Great Irish Famine has traditionally received only limited interest from academic ... More


Unapproved Routes: Histories of the Irish Border, 1922–1972

Peter Leary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778578
eISBN:
9780191823886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778578.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The delineation of the Irish border radically reshaped political and social realities across the entire island. For those who lived in close quarters with the border partition was also an intimate ... More


Pierre de L’Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religion

Tom Hamilton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198800095
eISBN:
9780191839870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800095.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

The Wars of Religion embroiled France in decades of faction, violence, and peacemaking in the late sixteenth century. When historians interpret these events, inevitably they depend on sources of ... More


Internationalizing Region, Expanding City, Neighborhoods in Transition

Valentina Napolitano

in Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233188
eISBN:
9780520928473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233188.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the microhistory of neighborhood formation within the wider context of the urbanization of the city of Guadalajara and the western region of Mexico. It explores how processes ... More


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