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Sovereign Necropolis: The Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam

Trais Pearson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501740152
eISBN:
9781501740176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740152.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By the 1890s, Siam (Thailand) was the last holdout against European imperialism in Southeast Asia. But the kingdom's exceptional status came with a substantial caveat: Bangkok, its bustling capital, ... More


Introduction

Trais Pearson

in Sovereign Necropolis: The Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501740152
eISBN:
9781501740176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740152.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the major themes of this book. It argues that the investigation of unnatural death was an early—and unlikely—site of direct interaction between the state ... More


What’s There to Worry About?

Andrew C. A. Elliott

in What are the Chances of That?: How to Think About Uncertainty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198869023
eISBN:
9780191905490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869023.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

The chapter opens with a personal reflection on the Covid-19 virus as a snapshot written in February 2020, and an interpretation of these reflections in light of the themes of this book. While the ... More


Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City in the Words and Experiences of Survivors and Witnesses

Charles Strozier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158985
eISBN:
9780231529921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158985.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The author's college lost sixty-eight alumni in the tragedy of 9/11, and the many courses the author has taught on terrorism and related topics since have attracted dozens of survivors and family ... More


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