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The History of Make-Believe: Tacitus on Imperial Rome

Holly Haynes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236509
eISBN:
9780520929555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236509.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This work points to a new understanding of the logic of Roman rule during the early Empire. The book shows that Tacitus does not write about the reality of imperial politics and culture but about the ... More


Blindness: A Feudal Past Without a Modern Future

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the western European consuls misunderstood the character of the imperial state society. It shows that, as a result of this misunderstanding, the consuls mistakenly declared ... More


From Teahouse to Playhouse

Joshua Goldstein

in Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the late Qing teahouse as a performative space, focusing less on the dramas enacted onstage than on the performance of social roles offstage and the relations between actors ... More


Information Revolution and Administrative Reform, Ca. 1845–1868

Ian W. Campbell

in Knowledge and the Ends of Empire: Kazak Intermediaries and Russian Rule on the Steppe, 1731-1917

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501700798
eISBN:
9781501707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700798.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the state of tsarist knowledge by the mid-1860s and compares it with administrative reform as actually practiced on the Kazak steppe. To this end, the chapter analyzes the ... More


Antecedents: Psychiatry, the Military, and Pacifism in Late Imperial Germany

Rebecca Ayako Bennette

in Diagnosing Dissent: Hysterics, Deserters, and Conscientious Objectors in Germany during World War One

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751202
eISBN:
9781501751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751202.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter gives a broad overview of developments within the main areas of psychiatry, the military, and pacifism and provides the necessary background to understand the conditions prevailing in ... More


For Science or Tourism?: Protected Territories before World War II

Alan D. Roe

in Into Russian Nature: Tourism, Environmental Protection, and National Parks in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190914554
eISBN:
9780190914585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914554.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many countries embraced the national park concept as a way of showcasing their scenic landscapes and developing internal tourism. Many ... More


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