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Lessing's “Ugly Broad Ditch”

Toshimasa Yasukata

in Lessing's Philosophy of Religion and the German Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144949
eISBN:
9780199834891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144945.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Explicates the meaning of Lessing's famous metaphor or image of the “ugly broad ditch” (der garstige breite Graben). This image is a metaphorical expression of his proposition that “accidental truths ... More


The Power of Powhatan Towns: Socializing Manitou in the Algonquian Chesapeake

Martin D. Gallivan, Christopher J. Shephard, and Jessica A. Jenkins

in The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400462
eISBN:
9781683400684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400462.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter proposes a Powhatan theory of power and suggests links to the archaeology and ethnohistory of towns in the lower Chesapeake. Early colonial-era sources highlight a recurring process ... More


Miracles and the Miraculous

Thomas Harrison

in Divinity and History: The Religion of Herodotus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253555
eISBN:
9780191715112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253555.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

The people of Cnidus, confronted by Cyrus' general Harpagus, planned to dig a canal across the Isthmus that divided their territory the mainland of Caria (1. 174.4). It is the unreasonable, or at any ... More


Watering the Diggings: The Development of the Ditch Industry

Mark Kanazawa

in Golden Rules: The Origins of California Water Law in the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258676
eISBN:
9780226258706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258706.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 4 describes the origins of an independent water supply industry, which developed in order to supply miners with water for mining. The growth of this industry was spurred by growing demand for ... More


Setting the scene: the city and its people in the mid-sixteenth century

Elizabeth C. Tingle

in Authority and Society in Nantes during the French Wars of Religion, 1559–98

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067266
eISBN:
9781781700860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067266.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the city of Nantes and its people in the mid-sixteenth century. The streets and quays of Nantes were populated by a rich variety of people. In the mid-century, it was the ... More


Introduction

David Schorr

in The Colorado Doctrine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134476
eISBN:
9780300189049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134476.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the significance of the Colorado Supreme Court's seminal 1882 decision in Coffin v. Left Hand Ditch Co. for American property law. It then ... More


Roundway Hospital and the Second Battle (1952–1957)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter chronicles Walrond's voluntary admission to the Roundway Psychiatric Hospital and juxtaposes it with the publication of The Second Battle—the only surviving remnant of The Big Ditch—in ... More


Toroku: Mountain Dreams, Chemical Nightmares

Timothy S. George

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the adverse effects of environmental pollution on human bodies by focusing on the case of arsenic poisoning in Toroku, a tiny mountain hamlet in Japan, attributed to Sumitomo ... More


A Person of Distinction (1926–1929)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the latter part of Walrond's life in Harlem, even as it explores the writer's reasons for leaving the United States following the positive reception and success he'd obtained ... More


The Caribbean and France (1928–1931)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Walrond's departure from Harlem—a period in his life that would be considered, for the most part, unproductive. Yet he does not seem to have had misgivings, nor did he express ... More


Sugar Booms—1876 to 1897

C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood

in From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawaii's Premier Crop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840006
eISBN:
9780824868635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840006.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Reciprocity Treaty increased industry profits, and as a result sugar production increased twenty fold from 1876 to 1897. Though it struggled with chronic labor shortages and unrest, the industry ... More


Circle 8, pouches 1–6: Fraud: Inferno 18–23

Guy P. Raffa

in Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents a brief plot summary for pouches one through six of the eighth circle of Hell, followed by explanations of “encounters” and “allusions”, significant verses (in Italian and ... More


Freshwaters and farming: Impacts of land use and management on the biodiversity of rivers and ditches

Rosalind F. Shaw, Alison E. Poole, Ruth E. Feber, Eva M. Raebel, and David W. Macdonald

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Freshwater resources are of vital importance in sustaining human populations and activities. The biodiversity of freshwater systems in agricultural land can be negatively affected by agricultural ... More


Recent Field Investigations at Co Loa

Nam C. Kim

in The Origins of Ancient Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199980888
eISBN:
9780190268879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199980888.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter details recent fieldwork at the site of Co Loa. Excavations and unprecedented chronological determinations show general periods of construction. Included in the chapter is information ... More


The Future

Paul Gifford

in The Plight of Western Religion: The Eclipse of the Other-Worldly

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190095871
eISBN:
9780190099602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095871.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter addresses the limits of religious change. It argues that invoking the notion of change is sometimes less helpful than admitting that something has been discarded or hollowed out or ... More


Region and Frontier in the English State: The English Far North and the English Pale in Ireland

Steven G. Ellis

in Defending English Ground: War and Peace in Meath and Northumberland, 1460–1542

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199696291
eISBN:
9780191799945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696291.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

Military frontiers between hostile nations, such as the Anglo-Scottish border and the Anglo-Gaelic border in Ireland considered here, were much more difficult to rule and defend. The proximity of the ... More


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