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Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More

Alchemy Tried in the FireStarkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577111
eISBN:
9780226577050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577050.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth-century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he ... More

All the Boats on the OceanHow Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

Carmel Finley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443379
eISBN:
9780226443409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443409.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This transnational history explores how postwar fishing changed from a coastal, in-shore activity into a global industry. Fueled by the new technologies developed during the war and by government ... More

American CapitalsA Historical Geography

American Capitals: A Historical Geography

Christian Montès

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080482
eISBN:
9780226080512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080512.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book will be the first to offer a comprehensive study of American State capitals. Drawing from a historical geography perspective, it gives an insight into the complex processes leading to the ... More

American CreedPhilanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

Kathleen D. McCarthy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226561981
eISBN:
9780226561998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561998.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Since the dawn of the republic, faith in social equality, religious freedom, and the right to engage in civic activism have constituted the national creed of the United States. This book traces the ... More

American EgyptologistThe Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute

Jeffrey Abt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001104
eISBN:
9780226001128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001128.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

James Henry Breasted (1865–1935) had a career that epitomizes our popular image of the archaeologist. Daring, handsome, and charismatic, he traveled on expeditions to remote and politically unstable ... More

American Imperial PastoralThe Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

American Imperial Pastoral: The Architecture of US Colonialism in the Philippines

Rebecca Tinio McKenna

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226417769
eISBN:
9780226417936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226417936.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Through an exploration of a Daniel Burnham-designed colonial hill station in the mountains of northern Luzon called Baguio, this book examines the literal and figurative architecture of U.S. ... More

American SunshineDiseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Daniel Freund

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the second half of the nineteenth century, American cities began to go dark. Hulking new buildings overspread blocks, pollution obscured the skies, and glass and smog screened out the ... More

American ValueMigrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

David Pedersen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the past half-century, El Salvador has transformed dramatically. Historically reliant on primary exports such as coffee and cotton, the country emerged from a brutal civil war in 1992 to find ... More

Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of CivilizationThe Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Guillermo Algaze

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The alluvial lowlands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in southern Mesopotamia are widely known as the “cradle of civilization”; owing to the scale of the processes of urbanization that took place ... More

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