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Sámi, Language of the Far North: Encounters with Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The Sámi may be the first, or aboriginal, people of the post-Ice-Age Arctic Alpine region—northernmost Fennoscandia and northwestern Russia. No clear evidence exists that proves they were the first ... More


The Arctic and Western North America

Robert M. Torrance

in The Spiritual Quest: Transcendence in Myth, Religion, and Science

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520081321
eISBN:
9780520920163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520081321.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The unmistakable affinity and probable common ancestry of shamanisms in Eurasia and America are especially striking in the case of the Eskimo (or Inuit) and the tribes of the Northwest Pacific coast, ... More


Prologue to History

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The earliest Modern humans settled around 8100 BC in the very far north of Fennoscandia, in northern Finnish Lapland, on the border with Norway. The settlers seem to have come from the Pontic steppes ... More


‘Lapland Lady’: The poodle and the pamphleteers, January–February 1643

Mark Stoyle

in The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898591
eISBN:
9781781384978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898591.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores how, in early 1643, the rival polemicists shifted their attention from the prince to his dog. First, it shows how a series of disparate events – including a meteor shower near ... More


The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment

Mary Terrall

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226793603
eISBN:
9780226793627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226793627.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Self-styled adventurer, literary wit, philosopher, and statesman of science, Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (1698–1759) stood at the center of Enlightenment science and culture. Offering an ... More


. Ray, Linnaeus, and the Ordering of the World

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which natural history leaves behind its medieval phase and becomes a modern science. John Ray develops a more systemic taxonomy using trinomial Latin descriptions of plants and animals, a system ... More


The Expedition to Lapland

in The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226793603
eISBN:
9780226793627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226793627.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter is concerned with an Paris Academy-expedition to Lapland and examines the literary means used to represent the experience to urbane readers and spectators. The scientific results of the ... More


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