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Believe Not Every SpiritPossession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism

Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism

Moshe Sluhovsky

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226762821
eISBN:
9780226762951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762951.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

From 1400 through 1700, the number of reports of demonic possessions among European women was extraordinarily high. During the same period, a new type of mysticism—popular with women—emerged that ... More

Between History and MythStories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Bruce Lincoln

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

All groups tell stories about their beginnings. Such tales are oft-repeated, finely wrought, and usually much beloved. Among those institutions most in need of an impressive creation account is the ... More

Between Mao and McCarthyChinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Politics in the Cold War Years

Charlotte Brooks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226193564
eISBN:
9780226193731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226193731.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book compares the political activism of Chinese Americans in New York City and San Francisco, California, between the Great Depression and the advent of the Asian American movement of the late ... More

Beyond RedemptionRace, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War

Carole Emberton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024271
eISBN:
9780226024301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024301.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the months after the end of the Civil War, there was one word on everyone’s lips: redemption. From the fiery language of Radical Republicans calling for a reconstruction of the former Confederacy ... More

Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

Denis R. Alexander and Ronald L. Numbers (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608402
eISBN:
9780226608426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608426.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the course of human history, the sciences in general and biology in particular have often been manipulated to cause immense human suffering. For example, biology has been used to justify eugenic ... More

The Birth of Territory

The Birth of Territory

Stuart Elden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book provides an account of the emergence of the concept of territory in Western political thought. It does so primarily through a contextualised reading of the texts of that tradition with one ... More

Bitter RootsThe Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Bitter Roots is a history of drug discovery from plants across different African countries. It reconsiders the history of pharmaceutical patents, biopiracy, and bioprospecting to show that African ... More

Blueprint for DisasterThe Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing

D. Bradford Hunt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226360850
eISBN:
9780226360874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360874.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Now considered a dysfunctional mess, Chicago's public housing projects once had long waiting lists of would-be residents hoping to leave the slums behind. So what went wrong? To answer this ... More

Bodies of KnowledgeSexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Wendy Kline

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, women argued that unless they gained access to information about their own bodies, there would be no equality. This book, which considers the ways in which ordinary ... More

Boll Weevil BluesCotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

James C. Giesen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between the 1890s and the early 1920s, the boll weevil slowly ate its way across the Cotton South from Texas to the Atlantic Ocean. At the turn of the century, some Texas counties were reporting crop ... More

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