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Tales of Hope, Tastes of Bitterness: Chinese Road Builders in Ethiopia

Miriam Driessen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9789888528042
eISBN:
9789882204416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528042.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Tales of Hope and Tastes of Bitterness sheds light on Chinese-led development from below, revealing its contested nature. Zooming in on everyday encounters between Chinese managers and Ethiopian ... More


Apprenticeship in Antioch

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Why Barnabas was sent to Antioch, and why he recruited Paul. The problems of table-fellowship for Jewish and Gentile believers in Antioch. The Roman road system in Asia Minor as arteries through ... More


The Triumphant Republic: ‘Paris en 1889: les opérations de voirie exécutées entre 1871 et 1889’

Kory Olson

in The Cartographic Capital: Mapping Third Republic Paris

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940964
eISBN:
9781789629033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940964.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand’s Travaux de Paris, an atlas containing a series of maps that present the spatial and technical organization and amelioration of the city from 1789 ... More


Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454117
eISBN:
9781474481243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This collection of essays examines the most influential meanings of roads in early modern literature and culture. It explores the place of the road in the early modern imagination and so opens ... More


Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since the first millennium BCE, the nomads of the Eurasian Steppe have played a key role in world history, especially in adjacent sedentary regions: China, India, the Middle East, Eastern and Central ... More


Freeing the Lavish Hand of Nature: Environment and Economy in Nineteenth-Century Hampton Roads

John Majewski

in Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226300177
eISBN:
9780226300344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300344.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Hampton Roads region of Virginia is blessed with one of the best deep water anchorages in the world. Before the Civil War, though, Hampton Roads failed to realize the ambitious economic goals of ... More


Eastern Suburbs

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0041
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Eastern suburbs of Peking were sparsely inhabited in the years before 1949. In the 1980s, it still felt as if the urban section had been left behind and farmlands had taken its place. This rustic ... More


Introduction: Allegories, Economies and Resonances of the Road

Bill Angus and Lisa Hopkins

in Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454117
eISBN:
9781474481243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454117.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines the most influential meanings of roads in early modern literature. Centred on the period from William Shakespeare’s lifetime to John Bunyan’s, these essays consider how the road is ... More


Forecasting road traffic and its significance for transport policy

Phil Goodwin

in Transport Matters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447329558
eISBN:
9781447329602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329558.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Traffic forecasting developed initially to decide how much road capacity to provide, but early methods tended to underestimate the growth. The methods were changed but then from the late 1980s ... More


Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire

Luca Scholz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198845676
eISBN:
9780191880797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845676.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Abstract: Borders and Freedom of Movement in the Holy Roman Empire tells the history of free movement in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, one of the most fractured landscapes in human ... More


Science and Technology between the World Wars

Eric Schatzberg

in Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A sustained discourse about the relationship between science and technology only emerged after World War I. This discourse drew on the nineteenth-century concept of applied science. But applied ... More


The Strength of This Country: Securing and Rebuilding the State in the Revolutionary Era

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the several ways that black Carolinians helped transform South Carolina into a modern independent state during the American Revolution and in the years immediately following its ... More


The Scales of Public Utility:: Agricultural Roads and State Space in the Era of the British Occupation

Aaron George Jakes

in The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Histories of British rule in Egypt have long construed colonial public works projects simply in terms of the revenue they generated for debt repayment. This chapter focuses on one such project—the ... More


From dromocracy toward a new critical dromology

Dimitris Dalakoglou

in The Road: An Ethnography of (Im)mobility, Space, and Cross-border Infrastructures in the Balkans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526109330
eISBN:
9781526124234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109330.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This is a discussion of the relationships between roads and their links to notions of culture and material culture in anthropology and other social sciences today. Theoretically, departing from Boas’ ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... More


Oak Ridge

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg—The First Day

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826249
eISBN:
9781469603018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898406_pfanz.18
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the arrival of Rodes' division at Oak Ridge, which had an immediate effect on some of the First Corps infantry. The 143d and 149th Pennsylvania regiments of Stone's brigade, ... More


The Referendum

Julian M. Pleasants

in The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146775
eISBN:
9780813156064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146775.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The road and school bond issues had to be decided by a public referendum, and, since there was some significant opposition to the road bonds, Scott established a statewide, nonprofit citizens ... More


Getting Farmers—and Tourists—“Out of the Mud”: Alabama's Nineteenth-Century Experience with Public Projects and Its Response to the Federal Road Aid Acts of 1916 and 1921

Martin T. Olliff

in Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049878
eISBN:
9780813050348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049878.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Martin T. Olliff informs us that, like the epic railroad construction of the nineteenth century, a system of roads and highways that were sturdy enough to serve heavy automobile and truck traffic ... More


The Traumatic Secret: Bataille and the Comparative Erotics of Mystical Literature

Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Identifying a link between trauma and mysticism as a thread that connects his body of work, this essay also explains the ways in which the work of Georges Bataille has been an implicit point of ... More


The Changing Landscape of Mobility

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0035
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Transportation is the linchpin of America's economy and social life. Transport and the freedom and ubiquity of movement it provides lie at the very core of America's national culture. As ... More


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