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In Defense of Ignorance: Frameworks for Legal Politics in the Atlantic World

Lauren Benton

in Justice in a New World: Negotiating Legal Intelligibility in British, Iberian, and Indigenous America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479850129
eISBN:
9781479838394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850129.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In this concluding perspectives essay, Benton counsels against the search for historical actors’ “understanding,” what they thought or knew about law. She warns that inadequate sources make difficult ... More


Introduction

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

in New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832493
eISBN:
9781469605999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889848_cummings.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book begins with Right Reverend Patrick Ludden's thoughts on the study of the past. “Too often,” Ludden observed, “it is his story, not history.” At the time, the bishop was exhorting historians ... More


Performative Midrash in the Memory of Ashkenazi Martyrs

Ivan G. Marcus

in Midrash Unbound: Transformations and Innovations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113713
eISBN:
9781800340169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113713.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks at certain narratives that record and interpret performative Midrash. In performative Midrash, people act out in specific historical situations and modifications of biblical and ... More


Conclusion: Empire as Ecosystem

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This concluding chapter argues for conceptualizing the Ottoman Empire as an ecosystem, as a connected and mutually impactful networked polity in which changes in any one place affected every other ... More


1 “The circle in which you move”: Gentility, Music, and White Women

Candace Bailey

in Unbinding Gentility: Women Making Music in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043758
eISBN:
9780252052651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043758.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

The use of music as a sign of prestige extended across a wide spectrum, from enslaved women of color to the white daughters of affluent planters, and Part 1 reveals this social diversity by ... More


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