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The Secular State and Religious Conflict *

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter develops an alternative perspective on the issue of secularism in India. Contemporary India confronts acute problems of religious pluralism, which pose fundamental challenges to the ... More


Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Peter Turchin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Many historical processes are dynamic. Populations grow and decline. Empires expand and collapse. Religions spread and wither. Natural scientists have made great strides in understanding dynamical ... More


Ethnokinetics

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter describes dynamic models of ethnosocial change, referred to as ethnokinetic models, with particular emphasis on ethnic assimilation. It first explains the simplest possible formulation ... More


Amnesty and Amnesia: The Aftermath of 1798

Guy Beiner

in Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198749356
eISBN:
9780191813467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749356.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Historiography

Policies of pacification through amnesty imply the promise of forgetting and forgiving. However, the attempt to decree collective amnesia from above is subject to contestation. The brutal suppression ... More


“These Shall Come from Far”: Global Networks of Faith

Kristina Bross

in Future History: Global Fantasies in Seventeenth-Century American and British Writings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190665135
eISBN:
9780190665166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665135.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Historiography

Chapter 3 analyzes English claims to a central role in a global network of indigenous and English people connected by faith around the world, claims made manifest in Of the Conversion of Five ... More


The Notion of the Loss of Spain

Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

in Admiration and Awe: Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198797456
eISBN:
9780191838811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797456.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Historiography

Chapter 2 explores the relationship between destruction and memory within the historical discourses on the Islamic conquest and the Christian recovery of Spain, which eventually resulted in the ... More


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