Описание: In early twentieth-century Russia, suicide became a public act and a social phenomenon of exceptional scale, a disquieting emblem of Russia's encounter with modernity. This book draws on an extensive range of sources, from judicial records to the popular press, to examine the forms, meanings, and regulation of suicide from the seventeenth century to 1914, placing developments into a pan-European context. It argues against narratives of secularization that read the history of suicide as a trajectory from sin to insanity, crime to social problem, and instead focuses upon the cultural politics of self-destruction. Suicide - the act, the body, the socio-medical problem - became the site on which diverse authorities were established and contested, not just the priest or the doctor but also the sovereign, the public, and the individual. This panoramic history of modern Russia, told through the prism of suicide, rethinks the interaction between cultural forms, individual agency, and systems of governance.
Автор: John Doyle Klier Название: Imperial Russia`s Jewish Question, 1855–1881 ISBN: 0521023815 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521023818 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5521 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The reform era in Russia (1855–1881) witnessed the emancipation of the serfs, economic and social change, the reform of all imperial institutions, and the growth of national identity among Russians and the Empire's expanding Jewish population. Consequently, the 'Jewish Question' became one of most hotly debated topics in Russia. Attitudes toward the Jews which evolved during this period persisted up to the Revolution and beyond. This book, based on exhaustive archival research of materials published during the period, studies the interplay of public opinion and official policy. The author examines the attitudes of all sectors of Russian educated society towards the Jews. He also explores how a new group, the Russian Jewish intelligentsia, sought to define a modern Jewish identity in the midst of a multi-ethnic Empire.
Автор: Caroline Vout Название: Power and Eroticism in Imperial Rome ISBN: 0521867398 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521867399 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7708 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The relationships between Roman emperors and their objects of desire, male and female, are well attested. The salacious nature of this evidence means that it is often omitted from mainstream historical inquiry. Yet that is to underestimate the importance of 'gossip' and the act of thinking about an emperor's private life. In this book Dr Vout takes the reader from Rome, and Martial's and Statius' poems about Domitian's favourite eunuch, to Antioch and dialogues in praise of Lucius Verus' mistress, to the widespread visual commemoration and cult of Hadrian's young male lover, Antinous. She explores not the relationships themselves but rather the implications of their description. Such description provides a template with which to examine the relationship between emperor and subject, gods and mortals, East and West, centre and periphery. It thus contributes to the fields of imperial representation, court society and the imperial cult.
Автор: Ellison Название: An Englishwoman in a Turkish Harem ISBN: 1108050549 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781108050548 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2530 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Grace Ellison (d.1935) was a journalist and suffragette with a fascination for Turkish culture. This book, first published in 1915, is a collection of accounts originally written for the Daily Telegraph about her stay in the harem of a Turkish nobleman. Keen to dispel the sensationalist Western view of the harem, Ellison paints an intimate portrait of the luxurious but secluded life of women in their segregated portion of the household. Subjects covered include fashion, social events, polygamy and the bonds between family members. As well as describing life within the harem, the author provides an impassioned critical commentary on the lives and treatment of women in Turkey, attending a suffragette meeting and discussing the role of religion and nationalism in women's lives. Finishing as the First World War begins, this is a captivating snapshot of Turkish society in transition from the Ottoman era to becoming a modern republic.
Описание: Chinese civil examinations, a piece of social engineering worked out over centuries, prefigured the regime of meritocratic exams that undergirds higher education around the globe today. This book describes how education, examinations, and civil service fostered the world`s first professional class based on demonstrated knowledge.
Автор: Zwierlein Название: Imperial Unknowns ISBN: 1107166446 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107166448 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8167 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this major new study, the history of the French and British trading empires in the early modern Mediterranean is used as a setting to test a new approach to the history of ignorance: how can we understand the very act of ignoring - in political, economic, religious, cultural and scientific communication - as a fundamental trigger that sets knowledge in motion? Zwierlein explores whether the Scientific Revolution between 1650 and 1750 can be understood as just one of what were in fact many simultaneous epistemic movements and considers the role of the European empires in this phenomenon. Deconstructing central categories like the mercantilist 'national', the exchange of 'confessions' between Western and Eastern Christians and the bridging of cultural gaps between European and Ottoman subjects, Zwierlein argues that understanding what was not known by historical agents can be just as important as the history of knowledge itself.
Описание: Much scholarly work has been published on the Chinese medieval `aristocracy`, in Chinese, Japanese and Western languages.
Автор: Timothy McMahon; Paul Townend; Michael de Nie Название: Ireland in an Imperial World ISBN: 1137596368 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137596369 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 8881 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Ireland in an Imperial World interrogates the myriad ways through which Irish men and women experienced, participated in, and challenged empires in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Автор: Goebel Название: Anti-Imperial Metropolis ISBN: 1107073057 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107073050 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 9777 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book traces the spread of a global anti-imperialism from the vantage point of Paris between the two World Wars, where countless future leaders of Third World countries spent formative stints. Exploring the local social context in which these emergent activists moved, the study delves into assassination plots allegedly hatched by Chinese students, demonstrations by Latin American nationalists, and the everyday lives of Algerian, Senegalese and Vietnamese workers. On the basis of police reports and other primary sources, the book foregrounds the role of migration and interaction as driving forces enabling challenges to the imperial world order, weaving together the stories of peoples of three continents. Drawing on the scholarship of twentieth-century imperial, international and global history as well as migration, race and ethnicity in France, it ultimately proposes a new understanding of the roots of the Third World idea.
Описание: Power and Control in the Imperial Valley examines the evolution of irrigated farming in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley, an arid desert straddling the California-Baja California border. Bisected by the international boundary line, the valley drew American investors determined to harness the nearby Colorado River to irrigate a million acres on both sides of the border. The "conquest" of the environment was a central theme in the history of the valley. Colonization in the valley began with the construction of a sixty-mile aqueduct from the Colorado River in California through Mexico. Initially, Mexico held authority over water delivery until settlers persuaded Congress to construct the All-American Canal. Control over land and water formed the basis of commercial agriculture and in turn enabled growers to use the state to procure inexpensive, plentiful immigrant workers.
Описание: This is a study of the intense, complex, and escalating debate over sexuality and sexual morality that roiled politics in Germany between 1880 and 1914. That debate was grounded in the rapid evolution and growing complexity of German society - the multiplication of cultural groupings, professional associations, and social movements; the emergence of new social groups, social milieus, and professions; the rapid development of the media and commercial entertainments; and so on. All parties involved understood it to be a debate over the most fundamental question of modern political life: how to secure both national power and individual freedom in the context of rapid social and cultural change.
Автор: Feuchtwanger, E.j. Название: Imperial germany 1850-1918 ISBN: 0415207894 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415207898 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3579 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Chronologically structured, this textbook focuses on the domestic political developments of the period, putting them into context through a balanced guide to the economic and social background, culture and foreign policy.
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