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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

AnglophiliaDeference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Elisa Tamarkin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789446
eISBN:
9780226789439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book charts the phenomenon of the love of Britain that emerged after the Revolution and remains in the character of U.S. society and class, the style of academic life, and the idea of American ... More

Animal Body SizeLinking Pattern and Process across Space, Time, and Taxonomic Group

Animal Body Size: Linking Pattern and Process across Space, Time, and Taxonomic Group

Felisa A. Smith and S. Kathleen Lyons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226012148
eISBN:
9780226012285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012285.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Galileo wrote that “nature cannot produce a horse as large as twenty ordinary horses or a giant ten times taller than an ordinary man unless by miracle or by greatly altering the proportions of his ... More

The Animal ClaimSensibility and the Creaturely Voice

The Animal Claim: Sensibility and the Creaturely Voice

Tobias Menely

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226239255
eISBN:
9780226239422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Some of the perplexities of animal rights, as a historical phenomenon, are resolved if we regard rights as neither simply intrinsic to nature nor contingent on state recognition but as a ... More

The Animal PartHuman and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination

The Animal Part: Human and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination

Mark Payne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226650845
eISBN:
9780226650852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the imaginative identification with animals enabled by aggression and the narcissistic aversion from them manifested as destructiveness. It explores the attraction to the society ... More

Animal PersonalitiesBehavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922058
eISBN:
9780226922065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Ask anyone who has owned a pet and they will assure you that, yes, animals have personalities. And science is beginning to agree. Researchers have demonstrated that both domesticated and ... More

Animal RitesAmerican Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Cary Wolfe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little-known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to ... More

The Anonymous Marie de France

The Anonymous Marie de France

R. Bloch

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226059686
eISBN:
9780226059693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. It considers all of the writing ascribed to ... More

Anthropologists in the Stock ExchangeA Financial History of Victorian Science

Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science

Marc Flandreau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226360300
eISBN:
9780226360584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360584.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Starting with the discovery of a curious plot in which science became the handmaiden of white-collar crime, this book tracks a group of Victorian gentlemen-swindlers as they shuffled between the ... More

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