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Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Guy P. Raffa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

One of the greatest works of world literature, Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, ... More


New World Circuits

in The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how West African art traders adjusted their commercial practices to North American economic realities. Thirty years ago very few traders came to North America; they sold much ... More


Rumors of Empire: Tracking the Image of Britain at the Dawn of the American Century

James T. Sparrow

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

In its pursuit of globalism during and after WWII, the United States abandoned foundational political traditions by entering an “entangling alliance” with Great Britain, and then supplanting its ... More


Healing the Urban Wild

Gavin Van Horn

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter explores negative and positive connotations for the term wildness through conversations with crew members from Greencorps Chicago, a program of the City of Chicago that specializes in ... More


Against Neo-Roman Mimesis: Johann Gottfried Herder at Carthage and François de Volney at Palmyra

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter seven begins with Piranesi, the artist who rendered Rome’s ruined stage visible in the new age of exploration and conquest. The author draws out the similarity between Piranesi’s staging of ... More


Strained Relations: US Foreign-Exchange Operations and Monetary Policy in the Twentieth Century

Michael D. Bordo, Owen F. Humpage, and Anna J. Schwartz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226051482
eISBN:
9780226051512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051512.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Using the fundamental trilemma of international finance as a broad organizing principle, this book discusses the evolution of monetary and exchange-rate policies over the twentieth century. We start ... More


Rigorism and the New Kant

Robert B. Pippin

in Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259659
eISBN:
9780226259796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259796.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines several recent attempts to interpret Kant in the light of two classic objections to his moral philosophy: the “rigorism” objection (the charge that Kant’s view of moral duty ... More


* The Social Lives of Forest Transitions and Successions: Theories of Forest Resurgence

Susanna B. Hecht

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Forest resurgence or forest transition—the widespread recovery of forests in the tropics and more generally—is explained in several bodies of bio-social and economic theory, including urbanization, ... More


International Policy Coordination: The Long View

Barry Eichengreen

in Globalization in an Age of Crisis: Multilateral Economic Cooperation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226030753
eISBN:
9780226030890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030890.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter takes a long view of the evolution of macroeconomic policy coordination. The record shows that coordination is more likely in limited technical areas, when there is institutional support, ... More


The International Monetary System: Living with Asymmetry

Maurice Obstfeld

in Globalization in an Age of Crisis: Multilateral Economic Cooperation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226030753
eISBN:
9780226030890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030890.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The international monetary system faces a growing asymmetry between advanced and emerging nations, echoing the pattern of the late Bretton Woods System. Emerging countries facing the threat of ... More


US Intervention during the Bretton Woods Era, 1962–1973

Michael D. Bordo, Owen F. Humpage, and Anna J. Schwartz

in Strained Relations: US Foreign-Exchange Operations and Monetary Policy in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226051482
eISBN:
9780226051512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051512.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In the early 1960s, as Bretton Woods became fully functional, outstanding foreign dollar claims began to exceed the US gold stock, implying that the United States could not convert all dollar claims ... More


A Wood in the Desert

Michael Murrin

in Trade and Romance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071572
eISBN:
9780226071602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071602.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter serves three functions. The first involves the problem of what one might call inevitable forgetfulness. With the barrage of new information brought in by the discoveries, there was too ... More


Taming the Steam Dragon

Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Reverend Hardwicke Rawnsley and his wife Edith promoted the benefits of an artisan-based economy for poorer parishioners through their Keswick School of the Industrial Arts. They supported ... More


Food and Wood

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the eighteenth-century movement of timber from Anatolian forests to the Egyptian Red Sea port of Suez to build ships to move the province’s surplus grain. Although Egypt was the ... More


Wood

in The Power of the Between: An Anthropological Odyssey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775340
eISBN:
9780226775364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775364.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins by describing the author's visit to the Warehouse, which has been the major storehouse of African “wood” in New York City. It then addresses the question of how and why West ... More


Subarctic Shadows

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter describes the author's efforts to study bison interactions with wolves. Wood Buffalo National Park is the one spot on the globe where bison should respond to wolves. Sequestered in the ... More


Dark Wood: Inferno 1–2

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for the “dark wood”, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and English), and study questions to aid in ... More


Saturday & Sunday

in On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226517049
eISBN:
9780226517032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226517032.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the seventh- and eighth-day experiences of Jay Mechling while camping with Boy Scout Troop 49. The weekend of the patrol overnight is an important tradition for the troop, and ... More


Life on the Tri-Polar Sphere: How Should Interest and Exchange Rates Realign Next?

Michael P. Dooley, David Folkerts-Landau, and Peter Garber (eds)

in International Financial Issues in the Pacific Rim: Global Imbalances, Financial Liberalization, and Exchange Rate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386829
eISBN:
9780226387086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387086.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out in greater detail what the authors think about the dynamic forces emanating from the emergence of China and Asia as major players in world capital and foreign exchange markets. ... More


From World Banker to World Venture Capitalist: U.S. External Adjustment and the Exorbitant Privilege

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas and Hélène Rey

in G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226107264
eISBN:
9780226107288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107288.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter investigates the historical evolution of U.S. external assets and liabilities at market value since 1952. It shows strong evidence of a sizeable excess return of gross assets over gross ... More


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