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Collective Solidarity

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/9780691180779.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses the dynamics underlying collective solidarity, building the theory by inferring group dynamics from interactions between individuals and polity dynamics from interactions ... 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


The Argument by Law

Arvind Sharma

in Are Human Rights Western?: A Contribution to the Dialogue of Civilizations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679489
eISBN:
9780199081714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679489.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

A modern quasi-legal concept of capitalized Human Rights developed in the West at the expense of cursive human rights in the rest of the world. When it is claimed that human rights are Western then ... More


The Table as a Representation of the World

Massimo Montanari

in Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167864
eISBN:
9780231539081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167864.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the dining table as a means of communication. The convivio (banquet table) is a metaphor for the identity of a group or of life together. Like life, the banquet table is a ... More


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