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Memories of Underdevelopment: What Has Marxism Done for Medieval History, and What Can It Still Do?

Chris Wickham

in Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264034
eISBN:
9780191734601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the medieval history of Europe within the context of Marxism, discussing the changes in class conflicts and their role in determining the socio-economic developments of European ... More


Eating Culture Cannibalism and the Semiotics of Starvation, 1870–2001

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley

in Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253025
eISBN:
9780520934221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253025.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes how the meaning of a particularly disturbing famine image, that of intrafamilial cannibalism, changed over time. The claim that human flesh was sold in shops and markets during ... More


Space, Revolution, and Science

Peter Dear

in Geography and Revolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226487335
eISBN:
9780226487359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487359.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In its broadest sense, historians and others use “revolution” to indicate some sort of discontinuity, or rupture, as E. J. Hobsbawm noted. But as Hobsbawm also observed, it sometimes takes quite a ... More


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