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Introduction

S. C. Humphreys

in The Strangeness of Gods: Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269235
eISBN:
9780191710094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269235.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This introductory chapter explains why the book mingles the chapters on the history of classical studies with those on the history of Athenian religion. Written by a historical anthropologist, the ... More


Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

François G. Richard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226252407
eISBN:
9780226252681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Reluctant Landscapes analyzes the political history of rural communities in the Siin province (Senegal) over the last 400 years. Much of Africa’s global history has been told from the standpoint of ... More


Unsettled Stories and Inadequate Metaphors: The Movement to Historical Anthropology

David William Cohen

in Clio/Anthropos: Exploring the Boundaries between History and Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760201
eISBN:
9780804772402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760201.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter challenges the uncontested privilege of the disciplines and the interdisciplinary to explain and address the move to historical anthropology. It provides some suggestions to the ways ... More


History Without Humanism: Culture-Historical Anthropology and the Triumph of the Museum

in Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983417
eISBN:
9780226983462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983462.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

In the twentieth century, anthropologists asserted that nature and natural peoples were also historical, thus claiming the study of historical change for their discipline. Anthropologists preserved, ... More


Introduction: the relic state

Pamila Gupta

in The relic state: St Francis Xavier and the politics of ritual in Portuguese India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090615
eISBN:
9781781708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090615.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This first chapter introduces the major theoretical and methodological contributions of this case study, with in-depth discussions off several distinct areas of scholarship: colonial and postcolonial ... More


Making History: Sahlins’s Islands

François Hartog

in Regimes of Historicity: Presentism and Experiences of Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163767
eISBN:
9780231538763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163767.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents an exercise in “viewing from afar” through the work of anthropologist Marshall Sahlins. Sahlins developed his historical anthropology based on the ethnographic, historical, and ... More


The Mediterranean Incarnate: Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II

Naor Ben-Yehoyada

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226450971
eISBN:
9780226451169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451169.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book offers an historical anthropology of the re-emergence of the Mediterranean as a transnational region in modern times. It examines this region formation by showing how Sicilian poaching in ... More


In Search of the Colonial Subject

David Arnold

in Clio/Anthropos: Exploring the Boundaries between History and Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760201
eISBN:
9780804772402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760201.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter talks about the concept of the “colonial subject” and its relation to recent writings about South Asia. It looks at the impacts of historical anthropology on writing about South Asia, ... More


Introduction

Naor Ben-Yehoyada

in The Mediterranean Incarnate: Region Formation between Sicily and Tunisia since World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226450971
eISBN:
9780226451169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451169.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

An exposition of the book’s object and mode of inquiry by arguing that the Mediterranean offers us a particularly fruitful case for examining transnationalism, because it has often appeared as the ... More


Epilogue

Aletta Biersack

in Changing Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833664
eISBN:
9780824870355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833664.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter considers how this volume emerged from a symposium “Changing Contexts—Shifting Meanings: Transformations of Cultural Traditions in Oceania” staged in conjunction with an ... More


Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Joy L. K. Pachuau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451159
eISBN:
9780199084586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book is an attempt at understanding the complex issues of identity formation in the relatively unexplored region of Northeast India. The work adopts the methodology of historical anthropology to ... More


Sites in History, History in Sites: Archaeology, Historical Anthropology, and Indigenous Knowledge in the Chesapeake

Jeffrey L. Hantman

in The Death of Prehistory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199684595
eISBN:
9780191804816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199684595.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter emphasises the need to continue to develop a historical anthropology in studies of the colonial-era Chesapeake region of North America, one that encompasses and blends archaeology, ... More


Dwelling in Tsenacomacoh

Martin D. Gallivan and Victor D. Thompson

in The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062860
eISBN:
9780813051819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062860.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 1 outlines an archaeological history of the Algonquian Chesapeake which examines the culturally specific ways that Virginia Algonquians dwelled within the estuary. The study is influenced by ... More


“Great Powers” in the Pacific Islands: A Calibrated Comparison of Spanish and Anglo-American Colonialism

James M. Bayman

in Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054759
eISBN:
9780813053318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054759.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The application of a comparative approach in Spanish colonial archaeology is a vital, but infrequent, enterprise that strengthens the historical anthropology of Western imperialism. This chapter ... More


Impostures in Early Modern England: Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities

Tobias B. Hug

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079849
eISBN:
9781781702413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Impostors and impostures featured prominently in the political, social and religious life of early modern England. Who was likely to be perceived as impostor, and why? This book offers a full-scale ... More


Patriotic Gifts

Thomas Grillot

in First Americans: U.S. Patriotism in Indian Country after World War I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300224337
eISBN:
9780300235326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224337.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at these interracial interactions from the point of view of Indians in an effort at writing a historical anthropology of Indian patriotism. At the core of Indians' military ... More


Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

David Faure

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book summarizes twenty years of the author's work in historical anthropology and documents his argument that, in China, ritual provided the social glue which law provided in the West. It offers ... More


The Abbasid and Byzantine Courts

Nadia Maria El Cheikh

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0026
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses how research into court culture is an essential part of the growth in historical anthropology. The main historiographical developments have focused first, on the ritual and ... More


Strangers, Traders

Anne Haour

in Outsiders and Strangers: An Archaeology of Liminality in West Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199697748
eISBN:
9780191804892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697748.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines long-distance traders. The trade diaspora, defined as a network of dispersed but socially highly interrelated communities, is a core concept in West African historical ... More


Image and Text in Lessing’s Laocoon: From Friendly Semiotic Neighbours to Articulatory Twins

Jürgen Trabant

in Rethinking Lessing's Laocoon: Antiquity, Enlightenment, and the 'Limits' of Painting and Poetry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802228
eISBN:
9780191840562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802228.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Jürgen Trabant argues that Lessing’s distinction between poetry and painting can stand for a wider controversy about the respective status (and developmental history) of words and images. The chapter ... More


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