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Through an Ocean of Sand: Pastoralism and the Equestrian Culture of the Eurasian Steppe

Arash Khazeni

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Through a reading of nineteenth-century Persian natural histories and travel narratives about the Eurasian steppe from eastern Iran to western China, this chapter diverges from prevailing ... More


The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India

Philip J. Stern

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393736
eISBN:
9780199896837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393736.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book rethinks the nature of the early English East India Company as a form of polity and corporate sovereign well before its supposed transformation into a state and empire in the mid-eighteenth ... More


Competing Concepts of Literacy in Imperial Contexts: Definitions, Debates, Interpretive Models

in Dido's Daughters: Literacy, Gender, and Empire in Early Modern England and France

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226243115
eISBN:
9780226243184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243184.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter analyzes past and present definitions of literacy and the debates about its social value often embedded in those definitions. It explores some of the ways in which our views of early ... More


Conclusion

Laurie M. Wood

in Archipelago of Justice: Law in France's Early Modern Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300244007
eISBN:
9780300252385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244007.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Atlantic and Indian Oceans, though distinctive, were never separate spheres of French imperial activity. Instead, these spaces formed a coherent whole as they were traversed and connected by the ... More


The Proper Order of Things: Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Administrative Discourses

Heather L. Ferguson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503603561
eISBN:
9781503605534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603561.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Proper Order of Things demonstrates how early modern Ottoman territorial control, both in general practice and in the specific contexts of Greater Syria and occupied Hungary, was enabled through ... More


Conclusion

Andrew W. Devereux

in The Other Side of Empire: Just War in the Mediterranean and the Rise of Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501740121
eISBN:
9781501740145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740121.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explains that in the study of empire in the Old World, the Spanish political thought on just war, conquest, and the treatment of newly subject people developed a crucible in which ... More


Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Muzaffar Alam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Between the mid-sixteenth and early nineteenth century, the Mughal Empire was an Indo-Islamic dynasty that ruled as far as Bengal in the east and Kabul in the west, as high as Kashmir in the north ... More


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