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Before VoltaireThe French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

J.B. Shank

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A pervasive understanding holds that the foundation of calculus-based mathematical physics was laid by Issac Newton in his epochal treatise Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica of 1687. In ... More

Bulls MarketsChicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Bulls Markets: Chicago's Basketball Business and the New Inequality

Sean Dinces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583211
eISBN:
9780226583358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583358.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Bulls Markets offers a revised business history of the Chicago Bulls NBA franchise since the late 1970s, with a focus on the team's transition to a new arena, the United Center, in 1994. Journalists ... 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

Do You See Ice?Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Karen Routledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580135
eISBN:
9780226580272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Arctic has long been categorized by outsiders as a difficult place: bleak, cold, icy, barren. Adjectives like these settled over the Arctic in the mid-nineteenth century. They continue to shape ... More

A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

Ronald Schechter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226499574
eISBN:
9780226499604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499604.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

We tend to think of terror as a bad thing, but this was not always the case. In eighteenth-century France the word “terror” had largely positive connotations. God was said to instill terror in the ... More

Germany's Ancient PastsArchaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700

Germany's Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700

Brent Maner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226592916
eISBN:
9780226593104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593104.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This study shows that Germany has had many ancient pasts, including ones that emphasized the local and regional character of archaeological finds and ones that advanced prehistory as an international ... 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 Intellectual Properties of LearningA Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

John Willinsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The book traces the origins of the intellectual property concept across a millennium-plus history of the learned book in the West. It seeks to inform current debates over scholarly publishing by ... More

Interacting with PrintElements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

The Multigraph Collective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226469140
eISBN:
9780226469287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book delivers a reworking of the history of print through a unique effort in authorial collaboration. The book itself is not a typical monograph—rather, it is a “multigraph,” the collective work ... More

The Invention of MadnessState, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

The Invention of Madness: State, Society, and the Insane in Modern China

Emily Baum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580616
eISBN:
9780226580753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580753.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book traces a genealogy of madness in China from the turn of the twentieth century to the onset of war with Japan in 1937, revealing the complex and convoluted ways in which “madness” was ... More

Islam and World HistoryThe Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Edmund Burke and Robert J. Mankin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584645
eISBN:
9780226584812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584812.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Published in 1974, Marshall Hodgson’s The Venture of Islam was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the ... More

Machines of YouthAmerica's Car Obsession

Machines of Youth: America's Car Obsession

Gary S. Cross

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226341644
eISBN:
9780226341781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341781.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Machines of Youth traces the rise, and more recently the fall, of car culture among American teens. Cross details how an automobile obsession drove teen peer culture from the 1920s to the 1980s, ... More

Marketable ValuesInventing the Property Market in Modern Britain

Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584164
eISBN:
9780226584478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584478.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain examines how Britons organized and conceptualized the property market from the late-eighteenth to early-twentieth centuries. It ... More

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

Recipes and Everyday KnowledgeMedicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England

Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England

Elaine Leong

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583495
eISBN:
9780226583525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226583525.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Early modern English men and women were fascinated by recipes. Across the country, people of all ranks enthusiastically collected, exchanged, and experimented with medical and cookery instructions. ... More

Sacred MandatesAsian International Relations since Chinggis Khan

Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan

Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226562629
eISBN:
9780226562933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562933.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents a new framework for understanding the history of interpolity relations in Inner and East Asia. It is intended to inspire a less politicized approach to the Asian past and to help ... More

Stolen TimeBlack Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Shane Vogel and Shane Vogel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226568300
eISBN:
9780226568584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568584.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1956 Harry Belafonte’s Calypso became the first LP to sell more than a million copies. For a few fleeting months, calypso music was the top-selling genre in the US—it even threatened to supplant ... More

Strange FootingPoetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages

Strange Footing: Poetic Form and Dance in the Late Middle Ages

Seeta Chaganti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226547992
eISBN:
9780226548180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548180.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In Strange Footing, early dance reveals the medieval experience of poetic form. For premodern audiences, poetic form did not exist exclusively in a poem’s structural attributes. Rather, the form of a ... More

TechnologyCritical History of a Concept

Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Eric Schatzberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In modern life, technology is everywhere. Yet as a concept, technology is a mess. In popular discourse, technology is little more than the latest digital innovations. Scholars do little better, ... 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

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