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Alfred Métraux: Between Ethnography and Applied Knowledge

Rodrigo Bulamah.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Intellectual History. 11880 words.

Alfred Métraux was part of a prolific moment in which French sociology and ethnology were enlarging their scientific scope and advancing toward new fields. Following the colonial expansion...

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Aristocrats and Writers

Robert A. Schneider.

in Dignified Retreat

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Intellectual History. 19709 words.

This chapter, building on the last, argues that the motivation for writers to reform French and create a new literary culture largely had to do with their relationship to the Parisian...

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The Book in the Iberian Atlantic, 1492–1824

Eugenia Roldán Vera.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion; Social and Cultural History; Intellectual History. 8628 words.

The Atlantic world has not only been a geographic space for the exchange of people and products. Since the 16th century, it has also been a cultural space for the production, exchange,...

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Borders

Paul Stock.

in Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History; Intellectual History. 9765 words.

Chapter 7 explores how late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century geography books conceptualize borders and how this affects their ideas about Europe. Geographical texts proffer many...

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The Brothers Gandulfo

Raymond B. Craib.

in The Cry of the Renegade

July 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Intellectual History. 11725 words.

Chapter 2 picks up the narrative of what happened in Santiago between July 19 and July 27, 1920. The focus here is on university students and their experiences in the city and the alliances...

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Centres and Peripheries

Paul Stock.

in Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History; Intellectual History. 16207 words.

Chapter 8 examines the questions and complications surrounding apparent ‘centres’ and ‘peripheries’ of Europe. Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century geographical texts appear to...

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Commerce and Empire

Paul Stock.

in Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History; Intellectual History. 10408 words.

Chapter 9 shows how theories about commerce and empire affect ideas about Europe. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century geography books usually argue that Europe excels at trade. In some...

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Conclusion

J. C. D. Clark.

in Thomas Paine

March 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Intellectual History. 4352 words.

The changing fortunes of democracy and of rights discourse in the present have provoked the concern that ‘History is not turning out as intended’. Such changing fortunes call for renewed...

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Conclusion

Robert A. Schneider.

in Dignified Retreat

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); European History; Intellectual History. 3618 words.

This chapter summarizes the main themes of the book and speculates on some of the implications for our broader understanding of historical development. It reviews the previous seven...

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Conclusion

Paul Stock.

in Europe and the British Geographical Imagination, 1760-1830

October 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History; Intellectual History. 1856 words.

The Conclusion summarizes the overall findings of the book. Europe is neither a chaotic profusion of variant ideas, nor a fixed set of essential characteristics. Late eighteenth- and early...

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