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Deutsches Verfassungsrecht 1806 - 1918, Eine Dokumentensammlung nebst Einführungen
$276.43
Springer
October-11-2023
Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy
$1,416.03
Springer
March-07-2020
Gives accurate and reliable summaries of the current state of research. It includes entries on philosophers, problems, terms, historical periods, subjects and the cultural context of Renaissance Philosophy. Furthermore, it covers Latin, Arabic, Jewish, Byzantine and vernacular philosophy, and includes entries on the cross-fertilization of these philosophical traditions. A unique feature of this encyclopedia is that it does not aim to define what Renaissance philosophy is, rather simply to cover the philosophy of the period between 1300 and 1650.
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Pursuing Archaeological Research in India
$99.33
Springer
January-15-2020
Ancient Indica Rediscovered

India has a long and vibrant historical past, spanning from the Lower Pleistocene to modern times and the entire subcontinent is highly varied in its ecology, cultures, and traditions. The people of India include diverse tribal communities, nomadic and semi-nomadic groups, as well as historically-established caste-based populations. As a result, the region provides archaeologists with ample opportunities to conduct anthropological and archaeological research on living traditions as well as on past material cultures.

This manual, part of the WAC Cultural Heritage Manual series, represents a source of reference for those interested in pursuing professional archaeological research in India. This book provides readers with basic information of archaeological research in India, such as:

  • General Indian geography
  • A brief history of archaeological research and development of field methods
  • The diversity of the Indian archaeological record
  • The scope of ethnoarchaeology on various cultural groups
  • Important governing bodies and legislative practices
  • Cultural norms and ethics for archaeologists

as well as practical knowledge - relevant organizations for advice and collaboration, obtaining an official field permit and research visa, understanding unique fieldwork methods in Indian cultural and ecological contexts, and managing cultural heritage and research data.

This first-of -its-kind manual for the Indian subcontinent will be indispensable to anyone working in the archaeology of the region.

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Encyclopedia of Early Modern Philosophy and the Sciences
$507.43
Springer
September-13-2019
This Encyclopedia offers a fresh, integrated and creative perspective on the formation and foundations of philosophy and science in European modernity. Combining careful contextual reconstruction with arguments from traditional philosophy, the book examines methodological dimensions, breaks down traditional oppositions such as rationalism vs. empiricism, calls attention to gender issues, to ?insiders and outsiders?, minor figures in philosophy, and underground movements, among many other topics. In addition, and in line with important recent transformations in the fields of history of science and early modern philosophy, the volume recognizes the specificity and significance of early modern science and discusses important developments including issues of historiography (such as historical epistemology), the interplay between the material culture and modes of knowledge, expert knowledge and craft knowledge. � This book stands at the crossroads of different disciplines and combines their approaches ? particularly the history of science, the history of philosophy, contemporary philosophy of science, and intellectual and cultural history. It brings together over 100 philosophers, historians of science, historians of mathematics, and medicine offering a comprehensive view of early modern philosophy and the sciences. It combines and discusses recent results from two very active fields: early modern philosophy and the history of (early modern) science.�


Editorial Board

EDITORS-IN-CHIEF

  • Dana Jalobeanu University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Charles T. Wolfe Ghent University, Belgium

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

  • Delphine Bellis University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Zvi Biener University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Angus Gowland University College London, UK
  • Ruth Hagengruber University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Hiro Hirai Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Martin Lenz University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Gideon Manning CalTech, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Silvia Manzo University of La Plata, Argentina
  • Enrico Pasini University of Turin, Italy
  • Cesare Pastorino TU Berlin, Germany
  • Lucian Petrescu Universit� Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Justin E. H. Smith University de Paris Diderot, France
  • Marius Stan Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
  • Koen Vermeir CNRS-SPHERE + Universit� de Paris, France
  • Kirsten Walsh University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada



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Religious Foundations of Economic Behavior in Japan
$153.23
Springer
June-09-2019
Toward Diversified Models of Historical Growth Paths
This book compares the impacts of religious reforms on the pattern of economic behavior and economic growth in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Japan with that during the early-modern period in England. In both countries the reforms raised the value of ordinary life in the secular world as a place for religious practices. In England the religious reform in the form of the introduction of Protestantism gave rise to the capitalistic work ethic and ethos to contribute to the public welfare in order to enhance the glory of God. This, together with the influence of the philosophy of empiricism, which emphasizes cognition based on individual experience, resulted in individualism and weak concerns about others nearby in secular activities. This attitude is closely related to the emergence of the mass production system in the form of supplying consumption goods to a public composed of people with invisible faces. In Japan, reform took the shape of the easing of religious training in Buddhism and this raised the value of the secular world as the place for religious practice, inducing people to be involved in the pursuit of religious truth in daily occupational lives (kyudo-shugi). The attainment of kyudo-shugi was evaluated by others nearby, so that there emerged production activities closely related to customers who took the role of evaluating the fruits of kyudo-shugi. The English system of mass production is supply-leading in the sense of being governed by the concern about the public welfare by supplies and the Japanese system demand-leading in the sense of close consideration for the satisfaction of individual customers. Through contrasting the experience of the two countries, this book emphasizes the diversity of historical growth models in various countries and rejects single-path theories such as naive modernization theory, a proto-industrialization model, or the Great Divergence hypothesis.
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Racism and Early Blackface Comic Traditions
$107.03
Springer
August-30-2018
From the Old World to the New
This book traces blackface types from ancient masks of grinning Africans and phallus-bearing Roman fools through to comedic medieval devils, the pan-European black-masked Titivillus and Harlequin, and racial impersonation via stereotypical ?black speech? explored in the Renaissance by Lope de Vega and Shakespeare. Jim Crow and antebellum minstrelsy recycled Old World blackface stereotypes of irrationality, ignorance, pride, and immorality. Drawing upon biblical interpretations and philosophy, comic types from moral allegory originated supposedly modern racial stereotypes. Early blackface traditions thus spread damning race-belief that black people were less rational, hence less moral and less human. Such notions furthered the global Renaissance?s intertwined Atlantic slave and sugar trades and early nationalist movements. The latter featured overlapping definitions of race and nation, as well as of purity of blood, language, and religion in opposition to ?Strangers.? Ultimately, Old World beliefs still animate supposed ?biological racism? and so-called ?white nationalism? in the age of Trump.
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Political Economy of Imperialism in the Tropics
$91.63
Springer
August-28-2018
Rubber in the British Empire 1800-1940
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Women’s Colonial Gothic Writing, 1850-1930
$99.99
Springer
August-15-2018
This book explores women writers’ involvement with the Gothic. The author sheds new light on  women’s experience, a viewpoint that remains largely absent from male-authored Colonial Gothic works. The book  investigates how  women writers appropriated the Gothic genre—and its emphasis on fear, isolation, troubled identity, racial otherness, and sexual deviancy—in order to take these anxieties into the farthest realms of the British Empire. The chapters show how Gothic themes told from a  woman’s perspective emerge in unique ways when set in the different colonial regions that comprise the scope of this book: Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, India, Australia, and New Zealand. Edmundson argues that women’s Colonial Gothic writing tends to be more critical of imperialism, and thereby more subversive, than that of their male counterparts. This book will be of interest to students and academics interested in women’s writing, the Gothic, and colonial studies.      
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Unraveling the Voynich Codex
$113.59
Springer
August-14-2018

?Unraveling the Voynich Codex? reviews the historical, botanical, zoological, and iconographic evidence related to the Voynich Codex, one of the most valuable historic texts of the 16th century. 

The Voynich Codex is one the most fascinating and bizarre manuscripts in the world. It was discovered in an Italian Catholic college (Villa Madragone) in 1912 by a book dealer Wilfrid Voynich. It was eventually bequeathed to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University. The parchment or vellum has been carbon dated to the early 15th century, but the writing is most likely a palimpsest (a manuscript written on scraped parchment or vellum) and thus newer. The codex, consists of many foldout pages, has been divided by previous researchers into sections known as: Herbal/Botanical/ Pharmacology (consisting of 309 images plants or plant parts); Balenological/Biological; Cosmology and a final Recipe section consisting of text that may be proscriptions or poetry. All the sections contain text.  Cryptological analyses by modern computer programs have recently determined that the language is real and not a hoax, as has been suggested by some.

Despite the fact that this codex is largely an herbal, the interpreters of this manuscript with two exceptions, have not been botanists. The two botanists who have published papers in refereed journals (Rev. Hugh O?Neil, 1944 and Arthur O. Tucker, 2013) have observed the presence of only New World plants. Tucker has demonstrated that this is a MesoAmerican codex based on identification of plants, animals, a mineral, language symbols, and heliocentrism. Subsequent analysis by Tucker and Jules Janick have demonstrated connections to colonial Mexican history including illustrations and names of various cities and allusion to the establishment in 1530 of the Celestial City of Jerusalem (Puebla de los Angeles) by the Franciscan friar Toribio of Benvente known as Motolin�a (1482?1568). All our research to date indicates that the Voynich is a 16th century codex associated with indigenous Indians of Nueva Espa�a educated in schools established by the Spanish. This is a breakthrough in Voynich studies.  We are convinced that the Voynich codex is a document produced by Aztec descendants that has been unfiltered through Spanish editors. Furthermore, we believe the failure to decipher the manuscript has been hampered by a misrepresentation of its origin in time and place.  We have written essays on various parts of the manuscript and we believe these essays can form the basis of a book that would be of interests to Voynich enthusiasts and scholars, historians of Colonial Mexico, linguists, and cryptologists.


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The History of Chinese Legal Civilization
$199.43
Springer
August-12-2018
Modern and Contemporary China
This book, based on the theory of Marxism-Leninism, aims to study the essence, content and features of various legal systems in China in different historical periods, as well as the rules of the development of Chinese legal systems. It effectively combines classic analysis and historical analysis to probe historical facts and elaborate the historical role of the legal system, revealing both the general and the specific rules of the development of China s legal system on the basis of the existing relevant research. The subject matter is of abundant theoretical and practical significance, as it enriches Marxist legal studies, deepens readers? understanding of China s legal civilization and offers guiding principles for the creation of socialist legal systems with Chinese characteristics. It discusses the trends in thinking on the reconstruction of the legal system; changing laws; western legal culture; the legal system in the period of westernization, constitution and reform; preparation for constitutionalism; modification of the law during the late Qing Dynasty; criminal, civil and commercial legislation; and judicial reforms in the modern era as well as the various ups and downs and cases of malconduct after the founding of the People?s Republic of China
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German Military Geology and Fortification of the British Channel Islands during World War II
$153.23
Springer
August-11-2018
How German armed forces made effective use of military geologists to assist their fortification of the Channel Islands after their capture from the British in 1940 ? a unique case history, of German geologist expertise applied to British terrain, intended to make the Islands into an impregnable fortress that postwar would remain a permanent outpost of the German state. In doing so, the book will explain why the Channel Islands constitute a ?classic? location for British geology; how German armed forces made far greater military use of geologists than either their British or American opponents; and the legacy of fortifications that may conveniently be seen by tourists today ? fortifications bypassed by Allied forces that liberated nearby Normandy after D-Day in June 1944, and surrendered intact at the end of the War in Europe in May 1945.
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Architecture, Urban Space and War
$99.99
Springer
August-11-2018
The Destruction and Reconstruction of Sarajevo
This book investigates architectural and urban dimensions of the ethnic-nationalist conflict in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during and after the siege of 1992-1995. Focusing on the wartime destruction of a portion of the cityscape in central Sarajevo, and its post-war reconstruction, re-inscription and memorialization, the book reveals how such spatial transformations become complicit in the struggle for reconfiguration of the city?s territory, boundaries and place identity. Drawing on original research, the study highlights the capacities of architecture and urban space to mediate terror, violence and resistance, deal with heritage of the war and act a catalyst for ethnic segregation or reconciliation. Based on a multi-disciplinary methodological approach grounded in architectural and urban theory, spatial turn in critical social theory, and assemblage thinking, the book provides an innovative spatial framework for analyzing the political role of contemporary cities.
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Floods and Long-Term Water-Level Changes in Medieval Hungary
$153.23
Springer
August-11-2018

The book provides an overview of the floods and major hydrological changes that occurred in the medieval Hungarian kingdom (covering the majority of the Carpathian Basin) between 1000 and 1500 AD. The analysis was based on contemporary documentary evidence presented for the first time and the results of archaeological and scientific investigations. Beyond the evidence on individual flood events, the book includes a comprehensive overview of short-, medium-, and long-term changes detected in a hydrologically sensitive environment during the transition period between the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. It also discusses the possible causes (including climate and human intervention) and the consequences for the physical and human environment, namely the related hydro-morphological changes, short- and long-term social response, and human perception issues.

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Philanthropy and Race in the Haitian Revolution
$99.99
Springer
August-10-2018

This book examines the ways in which a minority of primarily white, male, French philanthropists used their social standing and talents to improve the lives of peoples of African descent in Saint-Domingue during the crucial period of the Haitian Revolution.  They went to great lengths to advocate for the application of universal human rights through political activities, academic societies, religious charity, influence on public opinion, and fraternity in the armed services.  The motives for their benevolence ran the gamut from genuine altruism to the selfish pursuit of prestige, which could, on occasion, lead to political or economic benefit from aiding blacks and people of color. This book offers a view that takes into account the efforts of all peoples who worked to end slavery and establish racial equality in Saint-Domingue and challenges simplistic notions of the Haitian Revolution, which lean too heavily on an assumed strict racial divide between black and white.

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How Empires Make Territory
$91.63
Springer
August-08-2018
The relationship between geographical knowledge and European imperial power has been an important field of research over the last decade. This collection of essays seeks to add to this salient: it presents a focussed and interconnected set of studies of how Europe sought to command overseas space.
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Microstructure of the First Organized Futures Market
$114.73
Springer
August-06-2018
The Dojima Security Exchange from 1730 to 1869

This book is the first comprehensive account of the rules and practices?the microstructure?of the Dojima Security Exchange (DSE), the world?s first futures market. Despite worldwide interest in the DSE and its relevance to modern financial markets, it is only briefly touched upon as the earliest example of a futures market in most of the existing literature in English. �Until the publication of this book, there has been no comprehensive account in English of the rules and practices of the DSE.

The DSE emerged in Osaka, Japan, around the turn of the eighteenth century. In Tokugawa Japan (1603?1867), the shogunate and local lords levied taxes in rice and exchanged rice for currency in rice markets to finance their expenditures.

Osaka had the biggest rice market in Japan throughout the Tokugawa period, and most local lords stored rice in their own warehouses in Osaka, selling rice at auctions. Successful bidders received ?rice certificates? instead of rice itself, and each rice certificate could be exchanged for a pre-specified quantity of rice any time before its expiration at the issuer?s warehouse. These certificates and the futures contracts based on them were actively traded in a market located in Dojima, an area in Osaka. This market was officially approved by the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1730 as the Dojima Rice Exchange. Despite its official name, no rice was actually traded in this market. This historical fact is emphasized by referring to it as the ?Dojima Security Exchange? (DSE) in the proposed book.�
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Geistreich durch 2 Semester
$11.54
Springer
June-04-2018
Semesterkalender 2018/19
Gut organisiert und informiert durch das geisteswissenschaftliche Studium!

Dieser Kalender bietet neben einer Wochen�bersicht f�r zwei Semester zahlreiche Tipps und Tricks f�r effektives Lernen, richtiges Zitieren, strukturiertes Schreiben, sicheres Pr�sentieren und schnelleres Lesen. Weiterhin gibt er Hinweise zur sorgf�ltigen Planung von Praktika und Nebenjobs sowie zum Einstieg in die (geisteswissenschaftliche) Berufswelt.

Mit Raum f�r Notizen, Stundenplan und Modul�bersicht, n�tzlichen Internetseiten und Apps sowie Anregungen und Ideen zur kreativen Freizeitgestaltung.
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Drafting the Irish Constitution, 1935–1937
$114.73
Springer
May-24-2018
The second of two volumes, this book situates the drafting of the Irish Constitution within broader transnational constitutional currents. Donal K. Coffey pioneers a new method of draft sequencing in order to track early influences in the drafting process and demonstrate the importance of European influences such as the German, Polish, and Portuguese Constitutions to the Irish drafts. He also analyses the role that religion played in the drafting process, and considers the new institutions of state, such as the presidency and the senate, tracing the genesis of these institutions to other continental constitutions. Together with volume I, <i>Constitutionalism in Ireland, 1932–1938</i>, this book argues that the 1937 Constitution is only explicable within the context of the European and international trends which inspired it.
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Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty
$107.03
Springer
May-24-2018
Women and Rule in Tenth-Century Germany
In tenth-century Europe and particularly in Germany, imperial women were able to wield power in ways that were scarcely imaginable in earlier centuries. Theophanu and Adelheid were two of the most influential figures in the Ottonian reich along with their husbands, who relied heavily on their support. Phyllis G. Jestice examines an array of factors that produced their power and prestige, including societal attitudes toward women, their wealth, their unction as queens, and their carefully constructed image of piety. Due to their influential positions, Theophanu and Adelheid reclaimed control of the young Otto III despite fierce opposition from Henry the Quarrelsome during the throne struggle of 984. In examining how they successfully secured the regency, this book confronts the outmoded notion of exceptionalism and illuminates the lives of powerful Ottonian women.
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Constitutionalism in Ireland, 1932–1938
$107.03
Springer
May-23-2018
The first of two volumes, this book examines constitutionalism in Ireland in the 1930s. Donal K. Coffey places the document and its drafters in the context of a turbulent decade for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and Europe. He considers a series of key issues leading up to its drafting, including the failure of the 1922 Constitution, the rise of nationalism in the 1920s and 1930s, and the abdication of Edward VIII. He sketches the drafting process, examines the roles of individual drafters and their intellectual influences, and considers the Constitution’s public reception, both domestically and internationally. This book illuminates a critical moment in Irish history and the confluence of national, Commonwealth, and international influences that gave rise to it, for scholars of Irish history as well as of legal, constitutional, and Commonwealth history more broadly.
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