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The WorldmakersGlobal Imagining in Early Modern Europe

The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Ayesha Ramachandran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Worldmakers presents a cultural and intellectual history of the term “world” in early modern Europe, when the idea was a foundational but fluid, and fiercely contested, category. Tracing the ... More

Worlds Before AdamThe Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Martin J. S. Rudwick

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, scientists reconstructed the immensely long history of the earth—and the relatively recent arrival of human life. The geologists of the period, ... More

Worries of the HeartWidows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Worries of the Heart: Widows, Family, and Community in Kenya

Kenda Mutongi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554198
eISBN:
9780226554228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554228.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Growing up in the Maragoli community in Kenya, the author of this book encountered a perplexing contradiction. While the young teachers at her village school railed against colonialism, many of her ... More

Worst CasesTerror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Lee Clarke

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Al Qaeda detonates a nuclear weapon in Times Square during rush hour, wiping out half of Manhattan and killing 500,000 people. A virulent strain of bird flu jumps to humans in Thailand, sweeps across ... More

Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Dominique Charpin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization—home of the Babylonian ... More

Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

David W. Bernstein and Christopher Hatch (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044071
eISBN:
9780226044873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044873.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This volume looks at the creative work of the great avant-gardist John Cage from an exciting interdisciplinary perspective, exploring his activities as a composer, performer, thinker, and artist. The ... More

Yearnings of the SoulPsychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Jonathan Garb

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For the first time, Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah takes up one of the most central topics in modern Kabbalah, as well as modern mysticism in general: Psychological ... More

ZaydeA Spanish Romance

Zayde: A Spanish Romance

Marie-Madeleine Lafayette

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468518
eISBN:
9780226468440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Standing at the critical juncture between traditional romance and early novelistic realism, Zayde is both the swan song of a literary tradition nearly two thousand years old and a harbinger of the ... More

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