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Introduction

David Wengrow

in The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book explores the relationship between image and cognition in the context of the first age of mechanical reproduction. Linking these various interests is the theme of “monsters,” a term that ... More


The Traditionalist Critique: A “Ranting and Raving Tumult”

Thomas Albert Howard

in God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199565511
eISBN:
9780191725654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565511.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter concentrates on three distinct but related strands of Old World traditionalist disapprobation of the United States. The first focuses on British voices loyal to the Anglican Church, who ... More


Michael Sandel's America

Michael Walzer

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The members of greedy communities do not make good citizens because they are only marginally interested in the political community; their sense of the common good is determined mostly by their ... More


Child Saving, Nation Building: The Wide, Wide World and The Lamplighter

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Girls figure prominently in mid-nineteenth-century adoption fiction, as evidenced by Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World (1851) and Susanna Maria Cummins’s The Lamplighter (1854). These novels, set ... More


England’s New World and the Old, 1480s–1630s

Nicholas Canny

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers how English people accommodated America and its inhabitants into their thinking during the century-and-a-half succeeding the first encounter — a subject that riveted the ... More


Introduction

John E. Lattke

in A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098442
eISBN:
9780520916043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098442.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Gnamptogenys Roger is a group of predatory ponerine ants found in tropical and subtropical, mesic forested areas in Southeast Asia and Australasia, and from the southern United States to northern ... More


Newish, Not Jewish: A Tale of Two Bands

Mark Solbin

in American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the careers of two major bands—The Klezmorim and Brave Old World—which emerged partly or wholly from the little-known California context of the 1970s. Drawing on interviews ... More


Frontiers of Historical Imagination: Narrating the European Conquest of Native America, 1890-1990

Kerwin Lee Klein

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204638
eISBN:
9780520924185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The American frontier, a potent symbol since Europeans first stepped ashore on North America, serves as the touchstone for this book's analysis of the narrating of history. The book explores the ... More


The Count's Degenerate America

in Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226169149
eISBN:
9780226169194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169194.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon argued that all animals in the New World were degenerate—smaller, and less robust—than those found in the Old World. But it was hardly the fault of these New World ... More


Cercopithecoidea

Nina G. Jablonski and Stephen Frost

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Old World monkeys are some of the most common and visible components of the modern mammalian fauna of Africa, and are the dominant nonhuman primates in Africa today with respect to the overall ... More


A Last Hurrah for Old World Geographies: Fixing Space at the Paris Peace Conference

Neil Smith

in American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Paris Peace Conference, which resolved the diplomatic, territorial, and economic issues that provoked war. It defines the term “Old World” and notes that the Conference was ... More


Abandoned and Adopted in a New World

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The early Puritans ambivalently left England, the mother country, portraying themselves as abandoned orphans. Sustained by the belief that they were chosen people, they also emulated ... More


The Past is Underground: Archaeology and the Search for Indian History

in History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114941
eISBN:
9780226115115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115115.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The development of American archaeology across the nineteenth century roughly paralleled that of language study. American archaeology struggled to establish an identity and legitimacy for itself ... More


Conquest and Pestilence in the Early Spanish Philippines

Linda A. Newson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832728
eISBN:
9780824870096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832728.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Scholars have long assumed that Spanish colonial rule had only a limited demographic impact on the Philippines. Filipinos, they believed, had acquired immunity to Old World diseases prior to Spanish ... More


Immigrants against the State: Yiddish and Italian Anarchism in America

Kenyon Zimmer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039386
eISBN:
9780252097430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039386.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

From the 1880s through the 1940s, tens of thousands of first- and second-generation immigrants embraced the anarchist cause after arriving on American shores. This book explores why these migrants ... More


‘A Confusion of Unwashed and Shabbily Dressed People’: Nineteenth-Century Americans and Urban Britain1

Shirley Foster

in American Travel and Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311802
eISBN:
9781846315084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311802.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Americans who travelled to Britain in the nineteenth century sought to explore and confirm a sense of national identity contingent upon a renewal and re-evaluation of Old World relations. America, no ... More


Cognition in great apes

Richard W. Byrne

in Comparative Neuropsychology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524113
eISBN:
9780191689116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524113.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter first establishes a ‘baseline’ of animal cognition, against which to compare the cognition of great apes. The proper group to use for this is the Old World monkeys, diverging from the ... More


Contours: Approaching Islam, Comparatively Speaking

Aisha Khan

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines paired polarities (West/East, Old World/New World) and common themes (modernity, progress, democracy) that both connect and divide Muslim and non-Muslim territories and peoples. ... More


“Noxious Vapors and Corrupt Juices”

in Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226169149
eISBN:
9780226169194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169194.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The degeneracy argument that Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon presented in his book, Natural History: General and Particular (Histoire Naturelle), would be picked up and expanded by other European ... More


Introduction

Steven E. Sidebotham

in Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244306
eISBN:
9780520948389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244306.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Berenike, a port on Egypt's Red Sea coast, is the ideal microcosm to study in order to come to grips with ancient “Old World” commerce and its impact on those who participated in it. The Maritime ... More


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