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Britain's Chinese EyeLiterature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Elizabeth Hope Chang

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book traces the intimate connections between Britain and China throughout the nineteenth century and argues for China's central impact on the British visual imagination. The author brings ... More

British Lions and Mexican EaglesBusiness, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Paul Garner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Between 1889 and 1919, Weetman Pearson became one of the world's most important engineering contractors, a pioneer in the international oil industry, and one of Britain's wealthiest men. At the ... More

British State RomanticismAuthorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Anne Frey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book contends that changing definitions of state power in the late Romantic period propelled authors to revisit the work of literature as well as the profession of authorship. Traditionally, ... More

Bronzes to BulletsVichy and the Destruction of French Public Statuary, 1941–1944

Bronzes to Bullets: Vichy and the Destruction of French Public Statuary, 1941–1944

Kirrily Freeman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758895
eISBN:
9780804779715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book tells the story of French statues and monuments that were melted down and shipped to Nazi munitions factories during the Second World War. Beginning with the economic context that led to ... More

Building Colonial Cities of GodMendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain

Karen Melvin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774864
eISBN:
9780804783255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774864.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book tracks New Spain's mendicant orders past their so-called golden age of missions into the ensuing centuries and demonstrates that they had equally crucial roles in what the book terms the ... More

Burying the BelovedMarriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Amy Motlagh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. It ... More

The Business of IdentityJews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt

Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785471
eISBN:
9780804787161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785471.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores Jewish commercial partnerships in medieval Egypt, and reveals Jewish merchants to have used economic cooperation as a vehicle for cultural identity formation and maintenance. ... More

Calculating PromisesThe Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine

Calculating Promises: The Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine

Roy Kreitner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753982
eISBN:
9780804768054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753982.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book is a history of contract law in the United States around the turn of the twentieth century. It details shifts in our conception of contract by juxtaposing scholarly accounts of contract ... More

Can Green Sustain Growth?From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

John Zysman and Mark Huberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785259
eISBN:
9780804788571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Green growth promises to transform climate change mitigation from a problem to an economic sure thing. By making investment in energy efficiency and low-emissions energy the foundation of a new ... More

Captives and CorsairsFrance and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Captives and Corsairs: France and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Gillian Weiss

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770002
eISBN:
9780804777841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770002.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book uncovers a forgotten story in the history of relations between the West and Islam: three centuries of Muslim corsair raids on French ships and shores and the resulting captivity of tens of ... More

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