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The Unwanted ChildThe Fate of Foundlings, Orphans, and Juvenile Criminals in Early Modern Germany

The Unwanted Child: The Fate of Foundlings, Orphans, and Juvenile Criminals in Early Modern Germany

Joel F. Harrington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226317274
eISBN:
9780226317298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317298.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The baby abandoned on the doorstep is a phenomenon that has virtually disappeared from our experience, but in the early modern world, unwanted children were a very real problem for parents, ... More

The Victorian EyeA Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910

The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910

Chris Otter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226640761
eISBN:
9780226640785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226640785.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

During the nineteenth century, Britain became the first gaslit society, with electric lighting arriving in 1878. At the same time, the British government significantly expanded its power to observe ... More

Victorian Popularizers of ScienceDesigning Nature for New Audiences

Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Bernard Lightman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The ideas of Charles Darwin and his fellow Victorian scientists have had an abiding effect on the modern world. But at the time The Origin of Species was published in 1859, the British public looked ... More

Victorian RelativityRadical Thought and Scientific Discovery

Victorian Relativity: Radical Thought and Scientific Discovery

Christopher Herbert

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327327
eISBN:
9780226327365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327365.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

One of the articles of faith of twentieth-century intellectual history is that the theory of relativity in physics sprang in its essentials from the unaided genius of Albert Einstein; another is that ... More

Victorian Scientific NaturalismCommunity, Identity, Continuity

Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Bernard Lightman and Gowan Dawson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican ... More

Vienna in the Age of UncertaintyScience, Liberalism, and Private Life

Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life

Deborah R. Coen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226111728
eISBN:
9780226111780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111780.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book traces the vital and varied roles of science through the story of three generations of the eminent Exner family, whose members included Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl Frisch, the ... More

Violent SensationsSex, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914

Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914

Scott Spector

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226196640
eISBN:
9780226196817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196817.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The year 1900, fin de siècle, in Europe evokes polar thoughts: on the one hand, sensational slashers and femmes fatales, destitute and dangerous new urban districts, criminal violence and sexual ... More

Visible EmpireBotanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Daniela Bleichmar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226058535
eISBN:
9780226058559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226058559.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Between 1777 and 1816, botanical expeditions crisscrossed the vast Spanish Empire in an ambitious project to survey the flora of much of the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. While these ... More

Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman

Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman

Dominic Janes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226250618
eISBN:
9780226250755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226250755.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book explores the British cultural tradition of queer martyrdom that originated in the Roman and Anglican Catholic Revivals of the nineteenth century. As a devotional practice this centred on the ... More

Visualizing American EmpireOrientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines

Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines

David Brody

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075334
eISBN:
9780226075303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075303.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1899 an American could open a newspaper and find outrageous images, such as an American soldier being injected with leprosy by Filipino insurgents. These kinds of hyperbolic accounts, this book ... More

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