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Ancient PerspectivesMaps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome

Richard J. A. Talbert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226789378
eISBN:
9780226789408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789408.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book encompasses a vast arc of space and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE—to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient ... More

Androids in the EnlightenmentMechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Adelheid Voskuhl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The eighteenth century saw the creation of a number of remarkable mechanical androids: at least ten prominent automata were built between 1735 and 1810 by clockmakers, court mechanics, and other ... More

The Anti-JournalistKarl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Paul Reitter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that elicited both admiration and outrage. Kraus' spectacularly hostile critiques often ... More

Arbitrary RuleSlavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Mary Nyquist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015538
eISBN:
9780226015675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015675.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Slavery appears as a figurative construct in countless cultural and historical contexts, especially during the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, and again in the American and French ... More

Asia FirstChina and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Asia First: China and the Making of Modern American Conservatism

Joyce Mao

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252711
eISBN:
9780226252858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252858.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines the influence of U.S.-China relations upon the evolution of conservatism in postwar America. After the Chinese civil war concluded in 1949, the right formulated an “Asia First” ... More

Atoms and AlchemyChymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

William R. Newman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Since the Enlightenment, alchemy has been viewed as a sort of antiscience, disparaged by many historians as a form of lunacy that impeded the development of rational chemistry. But this book exposes ... More

Authoring the PastHistory, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Jaume Aurell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book surveys medieval Catalan historiography, the emergence and evolution of historical writing and autobiography in the Middle Ages, on questions of authority and authorship, and on the links ... More

Back To the BreastNatural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Jessica Martucci

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Breastfeeding rates in America fell throughout the 1950s and 1960s before beginning to climb again in the 1970s. This work argues that the development of an ideology of natural motherhood preceded ... More

Bankers and EmpireHow Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Peter James Hudson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Bankers and Empire reconstructs the history of the expansion of Wall Street’s banking houses and financial institutions (including the precursors to Citigroup and JPMorganChase) into the Caribbean ... More

Baroque Science

Baroque Science

Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923987
eISBN:
9780226923994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923994.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book presents a radically new perspective on the study of early modern science. Instead of the triumph of reason and rationality and the celebration of the discoveries and breakthroughs of the ... More

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