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1837Russia's Quiet Revolution

1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution

Paul W. Werth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198826354
eISBN:
9780191865305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826354.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Historians often think of Russia before the 1860s in terms of conservative stasis, when the ‘gendarme of Europe’ secured order beyond the country’s borders and entrenched the autocratic system at ... More

The Adaptable MindWhat Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

The Adaptable Mind: What Neuroplasticity and Neural Reuse tells us about Language and Cognition

John Zerilli

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190067885
eISBN:
9780190067915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190067885.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What conception of mental architecture can survive the evidence of neuroplasticity and neural reuse in the human brain? In particular, what sorts of modules are compatible with this evidence? This ... More

Adaptation and the Brain

Adaptation and the Brain

Susan D. Healy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199546756
eISBN:
9780191886157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199546756.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Neurobiology

The rationale for this work is to make some sort of sense of the seeming myriad of adaptive explanations for why vertebrate brains vary in size. The role that natural selection has played in brain ... More

Administrative Justice Fin de siècleEarly Judicial Standards of Administrative Conduct in Europe (1890-1910)

Administrative Justice Fin de siècle: Early Judicial Standards of Administrative Conduct in Europe (1890-1910)

Giacinto della Cananea and Stefano Mannoni (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198867562
eISBN:
9780191904332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867562.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book argues that too often the evolution of administrative law in Europe has been considered in the light of legal doctrines fashioned at the national level, if not of few authors, whose works ... More

Administrative TraditionsUnderstanding the Roots of Contemporary Administrative Behavior

Administrative Traditions: Understanding the Roots of Contemporary Administrative Behavior

B. Guy Peters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198297253
eISBN:
9780191914522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198297253.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Contemporary public administration reflects its historical roots as well as contemporary ideas about how the public bureaucracy should be organized and function. This book argues that there are ... More

Adverse EventsRace, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals

Jill A. Fisher

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479877997
eISBN:
9781479861439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877997.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Phase I clinical trials test the safety and tolerability of new pharmaceuticals and typically pay healthy people to enroll as research participants. In addition to being exposed to the risks of ... More

Aeschylus: Suppliant Women

Aeschylus: Suppliant Women

A. J. Bowen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781908343789
eISBN:
9781800342873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781908343789.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aeschylus starts his tetralogy boldly, making the Danaids themselves prologue, chorus and protagonist. Guided by their father Danaus, these girls have fled from Egypt, where their cousins want to ... More

Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

Africa and the Shaping of International Human Rights

Derrick M. Nault

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198859628
eISBN:
9780191891977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859628.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, World Modern History

Africa throughout its postcolonial history has been plagued by human rights abuses ranging from intolerance of political dissent to heinous crimes such as genocide. Some observers consequently have ... More

African Art ReframedReflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture

African Art Reframed: Reflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture

Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J. R. Osborn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043277
eISBN:
9780252052156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043277.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book approaches the reframing of African art through dialogues with collectors, curators, and artists on three continents. It explores museum exhibitions, storerooms, artists’ studios, and ... More

After the Black DeathEconomy, society, and the law in fourteenth-century England

After the Black Death: Economy, society, and the law in fourteenth-century England

Mark Bailey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198857884
eISBN:
9780191890451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857884.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The Black Death of 1348–9 is the most catastrophic event in recorded history, and this study—the Ford Lectures of 2019 at Oxford University—offers a major re-evaluation of its immediate impact and ... More

After UtopiaThe Decline of Political Faith

After Utopia: The Decline of Political Faith

Judith N. Shklar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691200859
eISBN:
9780691200866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200859.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

After Utopia was the author's first book, a harbinger of her renowned career in political philosophy. Throughout the many changes in political thought during the last half century, this important ... More

Against SustainabilityReading Nineteenth-Century America in the Age of Climate Crisis

Against Sustainability: Reading Nineteenth-Century America in the Age of Climate Crisis

Michelle Neely

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288229
eISBN:
9780823290307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Against Sustainability responds to twenty-first-century environmental crisis not by seeking the origins of U.S. environmental problems, but by returning to the nineteenth-century literary, cultural, ... More

Agathokles of SyracuseSicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Agathokles of Syracuse: Sicilian Tyrant and Hellenistic King

Christopher de Lisle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198861720
eISBN:
9780191894343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861720.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Agathokles of Syracuse ruled large areas of Sicily and southern Italy between 317 and 289 BC. This book argues that Agathokles was an important player in the Mediterranean world at a key moment in ... More

Age of PromisesElectoral Pledges in Twentieth Century Britain

Age of Promises: Electoral Pledges in Twentieth Century Britain

David Thackeray and Richard Toye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198843030
eISBN:
9780191878930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843030.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Age of Promises explores the issue of electoral promises in twentieth century Britain—how they were made, how they were understood, and how they evolved across time. It does so through a study of ... More

Al-Rāzī

Al-Rāzī

Peter Adamson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197555033
eISBN:
9780197555071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555033.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book introduces readers to Abū Bakr al-Rāzī (known as Rhazes in Latin), one of the most innovative and divisive figures of the early philosophical tradition in the Islamic world. It attempts to ... More

Alexander Pope in the Making

Alexander Pope in the Making

Joseph Hone

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198842316
eISBN:
9780191878312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842316.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

How did Alexander Pope become the greatest poet of the eighteenth century? Drawing on previously neglected texts and overlooked archival materials, Alexander Pope in the Making provides a radical new ... More

All Things Harmless, Useful, and OrnamentalEnvironmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental: Environmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

Pete Minard

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469651613
eISBN:
9781469651637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651613.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Species acclimatization--the organized introduction of organisms to a new region--is much maligned in the present day. However, colonization depended on moving people, plants, and animals from place ... More

The Ambivalence of Gay LiberationMale Homosexual Politics in 1970s West Germany

The Ambivalence of Gay Liberation: Male Homosexual Politics in 1970s West Germany

Craig Griffiths

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198868965
eISBN:
9780191905438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868965.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores ways of thinking, feeling, and talking about homosexuality in the 1970s, an influential decade sandwiched between the partial decriminalization of sex between men in 1969, and the ... More

America's IsraelThe US Congress and American-Israeli Relations, 1967--1975

America's Israel: The US Congress and American-Israeli Relations, 1967--1975

Kenneth Kolander

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179476
eISBN:
9780813179483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179476.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The U.S.-Israel relationship that most people recognize today, which includes enormous amounts of U.S. military aid to Israel, a powerful strategic alliance, and an American willingness to acquiesce ... More

America's Scientific TreasuresA Travel Companion

America's Scientific Treasures: A Travel Companion

Stephen M. Cohen and Brenda H. Cohen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197545508
eISBN:
9780197545539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545508.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

America’s Scientific Treasures is a comprehensive travel guide, designed for adults, that takes the reader to well-known and lesser-known sites of scientific and technological interest in the United ... More

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