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Nubian Land Sales as a Legal Genre

Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199891634
eISBN:
9780199980048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891634.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter begins with a survey of the general format of Nubian land sales and a discussion of the purchase prices these land sales indicate for the plots of land at stake. It attempts to use the ... More


Geographers and the urban century

Peter Hall

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Geographers only began to make a serious contribution to urban debates in Britain in the 1920s and 1930s. Their contributions fed actively into policy-making during and immediately after World War ... More


The surveyor and the state

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Land surveying has long been a tool of empire, linked not coincidentally with the development and hegemony of white European society over Native peoples in the New World. Once land was formally ... More


Postcolonial Social Sciences of Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: Land Surveys, Comparative Political Sociology, and the Malleability of Race

Lina del Castillo

in Geopolitics, Culture, and the Scientific Imaginary in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401483
eISBN:
9781683402152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401483.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the first half of the nineteenth century, Spanish American intellectuals believed science could diagnose, treat, and excise an array of “colonial legacies” left in the wake of Spanish ... More


The Skillful Engineer

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Thoreau made several surveys purely for the pleasure of experimentation. In addition to the surveys of Walden in 1846 and White Pond in 1851, Thoreau apparently made a recreational plan of the Old ... More


The Dioptra of Hero of Alexandria

J. J. Coulton

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Hero of Alexandria flourished in the late first century AD, and a considerable number of works on mechanics and applied mathematics are associated with his name. The Dioptra, a relatively brief work ... More


Pioneering Visions: The Midwestern Grid, the Atlas, and An Aerial Imagination

Jason Weems

in Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The story of aeriality and midwesternness is a complicated mixture of innovation and continuity. It begins with an assessment of preaviation aerial gazes as a means of seeing, conceptualizing, and ... More


Serving Admetus

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Thoreau's journals reflect deep ambivalence about his work, referring to surveying at various times as “insignificant drudgery,” “a vulgar necessity,” “grinding at the mill of the philistines” and ... More


State Making under Imperialism: Fragmentation and Consolidation in the Central State

Kyung Moon Hwang

in Rationalizing Korea: "The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288317
eISBN:
9780520963276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288317.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The opening chapter conceives the organizational development of the state in Korea from the late nineteenth century to the end of Japanese colonialism as rationalizations of—and responses ... More


Reconfiguring Local Authority Through Land Reform

Alice Beban

in Unwritten Rule: State-Making through Land Reform in Cambodia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753626
eISBN:
9781501753633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753626.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

This chapter shows how the land titling reform worked to wrest power away from local-level officials into the hands of the central government. It talks about local officials that managed to amass ... More


(Not) in Place: The Grid, or, Cultural Techniques of Ruling Spaces

Bernhard Siegert

in Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Real

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263752
eISBN:
9780823268962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263752.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The chapter aspires to describe some of the basic aspects of our media culture by pointing to the histories, interconnections and mutual translatability of imaging grid (as introduced by Alberti), ... More


The Buck Stops Where?: The Distribution of Agricultural Subsidies

Barry K. Goodwin, Ashok K. Mishra, and François Ortalo-Magné

in The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226988030
eISBN:
9780226988061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226988061.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter illustrates that the capture of agricultural policy benefits by the initial land owners is not new. It contributes to the understanding of the distribution of farm subsidies in several ... More


Maps as Tools: Globalism, Regionalism, and the Erosion of Universal Cartography, 1940–1965

William Rankin

in After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The International Map of the World was effectively dormant during World War II, and not long after its postwar revival under the umbrella of the United Nations it was drastically reconceived in the ... More


The View from Man Mound

Curt Meine

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Man Mound Park protects something unique: a human-shaped effigy mound. At the time of Native/European contact in what is now Wisconsin, the landscape contained an estimated 15,000–20,000 Indian ... More


Conception Andperception: E. P. Mason and Sir John F. W. Herschel

Omar W. Nasim

in Observing By Hand: Sketching the Nebulae in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226084374
eISBN:
9780226084404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226084404.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

With a detailed study of the procedures of the young American astronomer, E. P. Mason (in part 1) and the celebrated English scientist, Sir John F. W. Herschel (in part 2), chapter 3 is focused on ... More


Coda Territory as a Political Technology

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The book’s conclusion discusses state practices and techniques of cartography, surveying and statistics and looks at examples from many particular histories of states and their territories. It ... More


Tod’s practice of science in India: voyages through empirical, common sense

Florence D’Souza

in Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Tod’s practice of science in India took place in the scientific context of the first two decades of the nineteenth century in Britain, which were the occasion of the institutionalisation of major ... More


Broad-Scale Change in the Northern Forests: From Past to Present

David J. Mladenoff, Lisa A. Schulte, and Janine Bolliger

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores why the types of forests we see vary from place to place and over time. It relies on two types of historic records: the layers of sediment from lake bottoms that contain a ... More


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