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The Origins of Human Wisdom

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks closely at a series of Hellenistic and early imperial texts from both Greek and Jewish traditions that re-evaluate the meaning of Egypt and shows that each of these texts is in ... More


Anthropology among the Powers

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Anthropology at its best is analytic, comparative, integrative, and critical, all at the same time. This chapter is concerned with anthropology in relation to society and culture, and discusses ways ... More


‘East is West and West is East’: Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Quest for Ultimate Cosmopolitanism

Scott Lyall

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses Lewis Grassic Gibbon's quest to shatter the colonial conception of East and West and return to an age of cosmopolitanism. His idealistic model of a cosmopolitan future is ... More


The Real Stuff of History: Hanno, Niger, The Conquest of the Maya and Nine Against the Unknown

William K. Malcolm

in Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789620627
eISBN:
9781789629859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620627.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Mitchell’s abiding interest in history and prehistory was a concomitant of his overarching commitment to human rights. This chapter studies the impulse underlying his dedication to the Diffusionist ... More


Modernist Inflections, Postcolonial Directions

Jahan Ramazani

in Poetry in a Global Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730004
eISBN:
9780226730288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730288.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

What is the relation between two of the most significant areas of twentieth-century literary achievement, namely modernism and postcolonial poetry? How does postcolonial poetry converge with and ... More


Migration, U.S. Race Thinking, and Pan-American Anthropology

Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt

in Science and Politics of Race in Mexico and the United States, 1910-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636405
eISBN:
9781469636429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636405.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores US debates over immigration and race that took shape within new academic disciplines and new institutions, including the National Research Council and the Social Science ... More


Historical Geography

Craig E. Colten, Peter J. Hugill, Terence Young, and Karen M. Morin

in Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233923
eISBN:
9780191917707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233923.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

Gazing down on the field of historical geography from a lofty vantage point, the most obvious conclusion one can draw is that it is alive and well. Despite gloomy forecasts in the 1980s (Wyckoff ... More


Mythical Continents of the Pacific

Patrick D. Nunn

in Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832193
eISBN:
9780824870188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832193.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses accounts of mythical continents in the Pacific, which have almost no basis in fact, being largely a result of incorrect inferences or the products of people's imaginations. These ... More


Survivals, surveys, and struggles: First fieldwork

Christopher Morton

in The Anthropological Lens: Rethinking E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812913
eISBN:
9780191850707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812913.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sociology of Religion

Chapter 2 sketches Evans-Pritchard’s early career and intellectual influences, before setting the scene for his first piece of fieldwork among the Ingessana people in Sudan by describing the reasons ... More


Childe and Soviet Archaeology

L. S. Klejn

in Soviet Archaeology: Trends, Schools, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601356
eISBN:
9780191804595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601356.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines V. Gordon Childe's influence on Soviet archaeology and how his attitude to Soviet archaeological scholarship changed over the course of his life. It begins with an overview of ... More


Lachish: Excavation, Land, and Violence—Tell ed-Duweir, c.1932–1945

Billie Melman

in Empires of Antiquities: Modernity and the Rediscovery of the Ancient Near East, 1914-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198824558
eISBN:
9780191863332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824558.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography, Cultural History

Focusing on one archaeological mound, Tell ed-Duweir, in the lowland region of Palestine, in the vicinity of Hebron, identified as biblical Lachish, the fortress city in the kingdom of Judah, Chapter ... More


Defining Issues

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

‘Hillfort’ is a term of convenience. It is widely recognized that the monuments in question are not restricted topographically to hills, and that their role may not have been primarily, and ... More


History of Hillfort Studies

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Popular perception polarizes opinions, and archaeology is no exception. Instead of complexities and paradoxes, we instinctively prefer simplification and certainties, even if this distorts the ... More


Artisans, Guilds, and Capitalist Development in Cairo, 1600–1800

Nelly Hanna

in Capitalisms: Towards a Global History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199499717
eISBN:
9780199099269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499717.003.0013
Subject:
History, Economic History

Studies of capitalism have often been based on the European or, more often, the nineteenth-century English experience. Its sources were taken to be based on the European experience, the trading ... More


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