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The Geographic Imagination of ModernityGeography, Literature, and Philosophy in German Romanticism

The Geographic Imagination of Modernity: Geography, Literature, and Philosophy in German Romanticism

Chenxi Tang

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758390
eISBN:
9780804787482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book traces the emergence of the geographic paradigm in modern Western thought in the decades around 1800. This period represents an extraordinary intellectual threshold, a time when European ... More

Gourmets in the Land of FamineThe Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton

Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton

Seung-Joon Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772266
eISBN:
9780804781763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A study of the politics of rice in Canton, this book sheds new light on the local history of the city and illuminates how China's struggles with food shortages in the early twentieth century unfolded ... More

The Great Social LaboratorySubjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

Omnia El Shakry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755672
eISBN:
9780804781923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755672.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book charts the development of the human sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in late nineteenth-and twentieth-century Egypt. Tracing both intellectual and institutional ... More

The Guaraní and Their MissionsA Socioeconomic History

The Guaraní and Their Missions: A Socioeconomic History

Julia J.S. Sarreal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785976
eISBN:
9780804791229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785976.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Under Jesuit management, the Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata region of South America were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established to convert, acculturate, and ... More

Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Victoria Saker Woeste

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772341
eISBN:
9780804783736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772341.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Henry Ford is remembered in American lore as the ultimate entrepreneur—the man who invented assembly-line manufacturing and made automobiles affordable. Largely forgotten is his side career as a ... More

The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888

The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888

Ian Read

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774147
eISBN:
9780804778558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774147.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Despite the inherent brutality of slavery, some slaves could find small but important opportunities to act decisively. This book explores such moments of opportunity and resistance in Santos, a ... More

Imagining HarmonyPoetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism

Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism

Peter Flueckiger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761574
eISBN:
9780804776394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761574.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Many intellectuals in eighteenth-century Japan valued classical poetry in either Chinese or Japanese for its expression of unadulterated human sentiments. They also saw such poetry as a distillation ... More

In the Shadow of PerónJuan Atilio Bramuglia and the Second Line of Argentina's Populist Movement

In the Shadow of Perón: Juan Atilio Bramuglia and the Second Line of Argentina's Populist Movement

Raanan Rein

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757928
eISBN:
9780804779630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757928.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Populism has been one of the most important phenomena in the political and social history of Latin America. This book challenges several commonly held assumptions about the nature of populism and the ... More

In Your FaceProfessional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Douglas Biow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book concentrates on the Renaissance concern with “self-fashioning” by examining how a group of Renaissance artists and writers encoded their own improprieties in their works of art. In the ... More

Indigenous CitizensLocal Liberalism in Early National Oaxaca and Yucatan

Indigenous Citizens: Local Liberalism in Early National Oaxaca and Yucatan

Karen D. Caplan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757645
eISBN:
9780804772914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757645.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book challenges the commonly held assumption that early nineteenth-century Mexican state-building was a failure of liberalism. By comparing the experiences of two Mexican states, Oaxaca and ... More

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