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The Compensations of PlunderHow China Lost Its Treasures

The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures

Justin M. Jacobs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711966
eISBN:
9780226712154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712154.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides a new interpretive framework for Western archaeological expeditions along the Silk Road in northwestern China during the first three decades of the twentieth century. By placing ... More

Heredity under the MicroscopeChromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome

Heredity under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome

Soraya de Chadarevian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226685083
eISBN:
9780226685250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685250.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book is about chromosomes and the study of human heredity in the second half of the twentieth century. Today chromosomes are viewed as macromolecular assemblies and are analyzed with an array of ... More

Localism and the Ancient Greek City-State

Localism and the Ancient Greek City-State

Hans Beck

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226711348
eISBN:
9780226711515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226711515.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ancient Greece was a connected world. This book turns to the flipside of omnipresent connectivity. It argues that the local had a pervasive influence on the communal experience in Greece. The ... More

Merchants of MedicinesThe Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth Century

Merchants of Medicines: The Commerce and Coercion of Health in Britain's Long Eighteenth Century

Zachary Dorner

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226706801
eISBN:
9780226706948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706948.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Merchants of Medicines reinterprets the long-distance medicine trade as an economic and political project essential to empire. Systems of exchange, plantation agriculture, military fiscalism, and ... More

The Naked TruthViennese Modernism and the Body

The Naked Truth: Viennese Modernism and the Body

Alys X. George

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226669984
eISBN:
9780226695006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226695006.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Naked Truth is an interdisciplinary cultural history of the body in the long Viennese fin de siècle (1870–1938). Though often described in terms of a fascination with the psyche, modernist ... More

A Philosopher's EconomistHume and the Rise of Capitalism

A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism

Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226597447
eISBN:
9780226691251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691251.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

As part of his study of human nature and the “science of man,” the great Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) wrote extensively on economics. A Philosopher’s Economist is the first systematic ... More

Picturing Political PowerImages in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Allison K. Lange

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226703244
eISBN:
9780226703381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703381.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Picturing Political Power analyzes images of political power from the nation’s founding through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Building on scholarship that focuses on antislavery ... More

The Science of WalkingInvestigations into Locomotion in the Long Nineteenth Century

The Science of Walking: Investigations into Locomotion in the Long Nineteenth Century

Andreas Mayer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226328355
eISBN:
9780226352480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352480.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Walking seems to be a familiar activity that we execute daily without much reflection. Since the late eighteenth century, human locomotion became increasingly the object of scientific theories and ... More

Time TravelersVictorian Encounters with Time and History

Time Travelers: Victorian Encounters with Time and History

Adelene Buckland and Sadiah Qureshi (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226676654
eISBN:
9780226676821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676821.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians, perhaps more than any Britons before them, were diggers and sifters of the past. Though they were not the first to be fascinated by history, the intensity and range of their ... More

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