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Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

James Carter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Based on the memoir of a prominent Buddhist monk, Heart of Buddha, Heart of China brings to life important trends and events in China’s modern history, showing the way that one individual experienced ... More


Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The Atlantic represented a world of opportunity in the 18th century, but it represented division also, separating families across its coasts. Whether due to economic shifts, changing political ... More


Prologue: The Present Past

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the process by which writing a historical monograph became more biographical and personal through chance encounters with the subject’s colleagues and descendants. Meeting with ... More


The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Laura Nenzi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839574
eISBN:
9780824869656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko is the story of a rural Mito woman – a political activist, oracle, poet, and teacher – whose life coincided with the late-Tokugawa crisis, the collapse of the ... More


An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia

Katherine Pickering Antonova

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199796991
eISBN:
9780199979721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796991.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Family History

This is the story of a marriage between middle-income gentry landowners in nineteenth-century provincial Russia. The mother, Natalia Chikhacheva, oversaw serf labor and managed finances while the ... More


The Ripple Effects of the Reformation

Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327656
eISBN:
9780199851478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327656.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The author discusses two basic assumptions on the relationship between religion and society: first, religion in history must be seen and understood, always and without exception, as a cultural ... More


Setting the Stage for a Bioarchaeology of the Great Irish Famine

Jonny Geber

in Victims of Ireland'S Great Famine: The Bioarchaeology of Mass Burials at Kilkenny Union Workhouse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061177
eISBN:
9780813051475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061177.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Long constrained by the political and cultural tensions informing Anglo-Irish relations, the historiography of the Great Irish Famine has traditionally received only limited interest from academic ... More


The Subjective Nature of Time and the Individual’s (In)Ability to Inflict Social Change

Molly Cobb

in Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620139
eISBN:
9781789623765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620139.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the individual microhistory by looking at works by Alfred Bester which consider the subjective nature of time and the privatisation of temporal experience. Bester’s works often ... More


Microcritique and the Sublime

James Williams

in The Egalitarian Sublime: A Process Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439114
eISBN:
9781474476942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sets out the method for analysing the sublime: microcritique. The method is inspired by microhistory and the work of Carlo Ginzburg, in particular. The chapter presents the problem of ... More


Internationalizing Region, Expanding City, Neighborhoods in Transition

Valentina Napolitano

in Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233188
eISBN:
9780520928473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233188.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the microhistory of neighborhood formation within the wider context of the urbanization of the city of Guadalajara and the western region of Mexico. It explores how processes ... More


Beethoven 1806

Mark Ferraguto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190947187
eISBN:
9780190947217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947187.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Between early 1806 and early 1807, Ludwig van Beethoven completed a remarkable series of instrumental works including his Fourth Piano Concerto (Op. 58), “Razumovsky” String Quartets (Op. 59), Fourth ... More


Unapproved Routes: Histories of the Irish Border, 1922–1972

Peter Leary

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778578
eISBN:
9780191823886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778578.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The delineation of the Irish border radically reshaped political and social realities across the entire island. For those who lived in close quarters with the border partition was also an intimate ... More


The People Are King: The Making of an Indigenous Andean Politics

S. Elizabeth Penry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780195161601
eISBN:
9780190073930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195161601.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The People Are King traces the transformation of Andean communities under Inca and Spanish rule. The sixteenth-century Spanish resettlement policy known as reducción was pivotal to this ... More


Pierre de L’Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religion

Tom Hamilton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198800095
eISBN:
9780191839870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800095.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Early Modern History

The Wars of Religion embroiled France in decades of faction, violence, and peacemaking in the late sixteenth century. When historians interpret these events, inevitably they depend on sources of ... More


Conclusion: “Everyday” Beethoven

Mark Ferraguto

in Beethoven 1806

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190947187
eISBN:
9780190947217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947187.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The ideas outlined in Beethoven 1806 offer a more nuanced way of thinking about Beethoven’s compositional development. While it is challenging to move beyond longstanding teleological narratives ... More


Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)

Sun Joo Kim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804783811
eISBN:
9780804786652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783811.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book intends to resurrect the forgotten historical memory of people, family, lineage, and region, while at the same time enriching the social history of late Chosŏn Korea, by examining the life ... More


The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Dana Sajdi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is about a barber, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Budayr (fl. 1761), who shaved and coiffed, and probably circumcised and healed, in Damascus in the eighteenth century. The barber wrote a history ... More


On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Ernst Breisach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

What does postmodernism mean for the future of history? Can one still write history in postmodernity? To answer questions such as these, this book provides an overview of postmodernism and its ... More


Introduction When the Levees Rose

Cécile Vidal

in Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469645186
eISBN:
9781469645209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645186.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The introduction presents the book’s argument according to which it is more accurate to view eighteenth-century New Orleans as a Caribbean port city than as a North American one, as its late ... More


Capturing History through a Person

Sun Joo Kim

in Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804783811
eISBN:
9780804786652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783811.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter lays out the main themes, methodologies, sources, and aims of the book. Yi Sihang was chosen for this study because he was sensitive to regional issues and his writings are early ... More


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