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On the Spirit of Rights

On the Spirit of Rights

Dan Edelstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226588988
eISBN:
9780226589039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589039.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book argues that the history of human rights can be meaningfully extended from the present all the way back to the late medieval period. It further claims that the key question up until the Age ... More

Currency StatecraftMonetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Currency Statecraft: Monetary Rivalry and Geopolitical Ambition

Benjamin J. Cohen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226587691
eISBN:
9780226587868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587868.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What is the role of currency statecraft in world politics? When a national money gains international appeal, the power resources of the issuing country are augmented. Currency statecraft is about ... More

The Economics of Poverty Traps

The Economics of Poverty Traps

Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, and Jean-Paul Chavas (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226574301
eISBN:
9780226574448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574448.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While the world has seen much progress in economic growth and poverty reduction over the last few decades, the persistence of extreme poverty and its increased concentration in specific places has ... More

Cigarettes, Inc.An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

Cigarettes, Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism

Nan Enstad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226533285
eISBN:
9780226533452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533452.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Too often, notions of capitalist change rely on the myth of the willful entrepreneur from the global North who transforms the economy and delivers modernity—for good or ill—to the rest of the world. ... More

Greening the AllianceThe Diplomacy of NATO's Science and Environmental Initiatives

Greening the Alliance: The Diplomacy of NATO's Science and Environmental Initiatives

Simone Turchetti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226595658
eISBN:
9780226595825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226595825.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Following the launch of Sputnik, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization became a prominent sponsor of scientific research in its member countries, a role it retained until the end of the Cold War. As ... More

The X ClubPower and Authority in Victorian Science

The X Club: Power and Authority in Victorian Science

Ruth Barton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551616
eISBN:
9780226551753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551753.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This group biography of the X Club follows the nine members from their family and cultural roots, through their early friendships, to their intense lobbying campaigns in the 1860s, and on to their ... More

Guerrilla MarketingCounterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

Alexander L. Fattal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226590509
eISBN:
9780226590783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590783.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Guerrilla Marketing argues that counterinsurgency and marketing have merged together in Colombia. More specifically the book analyzes a government program to persuade FARC guerrillas to defect from ... More

Lost Maps of the CaliphsDrawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

About a millennium ago, sometime between 1020 and 1050, in Cairo, a large illustrated book on the heavens and the Earth was completed. Modern scholars were unaware of its existence until its recent ... More

Musical VitalitiesVentures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Holly Watkins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Musical Vitalities charts a new path for music studies by blending the study of musical works with perspectives drawn from the life sciences. In opposition to humanist approaches that insist on a ... More

The Trouble with Wagner

The Trouble with Wagner

Michael P. Steinberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594194
eISBN:
9780226594224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Written from the dual perspective of a cultural/music historian and a dramaturg who worked on the bicentennial production of The Ring of the Nibelung at La Scala Milan and the Berlin State Opera, The ... More

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