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Power and Space I: Expanding Control

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Organic economies with their restrictions on production, transportation, and the deployment of military force necessarily constrained the relationship between power and space, but the outcome of this ... More


The China-Inner Asia Frontier as World History

Jonathan Karam Skaff

in Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199734139
eISBN:
9780199950195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter discusses the relations between the Sui and Tang Empires and the surrounding Turko-Mongol pastoral nomadic peoples during the medieval period (580–800 ad). It explains the ... More


Nomadic Peoples and Alternate Conceptions of Place

Lindsey N. Kingston

in Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190918262
eISBN:
9780190918293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918262.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Under pressure from sedentary majority populations, nomadic peoples face serious threats to their cultural survival and livelihood. Nomadic groups have long faced suspicion and discrimination—as ... More


Demography on the Nomadic Periphery

Suzanne E. Joseph

in Fertile Bonds: Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the Bekaa Valley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044613
eISBN:
9780813046389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044613.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The question taken up in this chapter is whether similar forms of class-like differentiation shape the transitional experiences of less stratified peoples peripheral to state control, particularly ... More


Participant Observation and the Picturesque Savage

Ter Ellingson

in The Myth of the Noble Savage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222687
eISBN:
9780520925922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222687.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

As ethnographic interest in North American Indians shifted from the Northeast to peoples farther to the West in the first half of the nineteenth century, the greatest excitement arose from the ... More


The Mongols and Nomadic Identity: The Case of the Kitans in China

Michal Biran

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This paper examines the Mongol ethnic reconfiguration of the Eurasian steppe people through the case study of the Kitans in China. It argues that Mongol imperial policies played a crucial role in ... More


Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights

Lindsey N. Kingston

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190918262
eISBN:
9780190918293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918262.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights critically considers how inequalities related to citizenship and recognition impact one’s ability to claim so-called universal and inalienable rights. ... More


Introduction: The Nature of the Place

Charles Officer and Jake Page

in A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837809
eISBN:
9780190267872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837809.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the geographical features of the Arctic, particularly its landscape, its inhabitants, and its seasons. Most of the Arctic lands are underlain by permanent ice (called ... More


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