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Siam Mapped

Author : Thongchai Winichakul
ISBN : 0824819748
Genre : History
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This study of nationhood explores the 19th-century confrontation of ideas that transformed the kingdom of Siam into the modern conception of a nation. Siam Mapped demonstrates that the physical and political definition of Thailand on which other works are based is anachronistic.
Category: History

Die C Te Des Allemands

Author : Andreas Hübner
ISBN : 9783839440063
Genre : History
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»Tüchtig, arbeitsam und diszipliniert«, so präsentierten die französischen und spanischen Kolonialbeamten die »deutschen« Siedler Louisianas in ihren frühen Briefen und Journalen. Andreas Hübner folgt den Spuren dieser »Mustermigranten« des 18. Jahrhunderts, die nur wenige Meilen flussaufwärts von New Orleans am Mississippi eine neue Heimat fanden - und bietet zugleich eine Einführung in die frühe Geschichte Louisianas. Basierend auf Ansätzen der historischen Migrationsforschung und der Kulturgeschichte erforscht er das Sprechen über die »Deutschen«, entschlüsselt die kolonialen Diskurse um das Deutschsein und liefert damit auch einen bemerkenswerten Beitrag zu aktuellen Debatten der Migrationspolitik.
Category: History

In The Land Of Lady White Blood

Author : Lorraine Gesick
ISBN : 9781501719172
Genre : History
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An examination—through manuscripts preserved from the seventeenth century to the present—of the historical sensibilities and mindset of rural southern Thailand.
Category: History

A Malleable Map

Author : Kären Wigen
ISBN : 9780520945807
Genre : History
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Kären Wigen probes regional cartography, choerography, and statecraft to redefine restoration (ishin) in modern Japanese history. As developed here, that term designates not the quick coup d’état of 1868 but a three-centuries-long project of rehabilitating an ancient map for modern purposes. Drawing on a wide range of geographical documents from Shinano (present-day Nagano Prefecture), Wigen argues that both the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1600–1868) and the reformers of the Meiji era (1868–1912) recruited the classical map to serve the cause of administrative reform. Nor were they alone; provincial men of letters played an equally critical role in bringing imperial geography back to life in the countryside. To substantiate these claims, Wigen traces the continuing career of the classical court’s most important unit of governance—the province—in central Honshu.
Category: History


Author : Boris Barth
ISBN : 9783593501710
Genre : History
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San Francisco 1906: Ein verheerendes Erdbeben, ein geografisch auf Kalifornien begrenztes Ereignis, löste finanzielle Schockwellen aus, die sehr schnell auch Europa erreichten. Denn für die Schäden mussten Versicherungen in der ganzen Welt aufkommen. Anhand solcher Fallbeispiele verfolgt dieses Buch den methodisch und inhaltlich innovativen Ansatz, das Postulat einer globalen Geschichtsschreibung praktisch umzusetzen. So ergibt sich eine präzisere Sichtweise als bisher auf Prozesse der Globalisierung seit dem 18. Jahrhundert.
Category: History

Mission To Siam

Author : Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell
ISBN : 0824823958
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Mission to Siam casts unexpected light on colonialism, the Asia missions, and the convulsive changes that a newly united Thailand underwent in the early twentieth century. It is a significant contribution to the handful of published works that describe firsthand the experience of women missionaries. This is a heartfelt account by a strong, intelligent woman caught between what she owed her family and what she felt she owed herself: a calling, a career, an adventure."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Power Of Knowledge

Author : Jeremy Black
ISBN : 9780300198546
Genre : History
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Information is power. For more than five hundred years the success or failure of nations has been determined by a country’s ability to acquire knowledge and technical skill and transform them into strength and prosperity. Leading historian Jeremy Black approaches global history from a distinctive perspective, focusing on the relationship between information and society and demonstrating how the understanding and use of information have been the primary factors in the development and character of the modern age. Black suggests that the West’s ascension was a direct result of its institutions and social practices for acquiring, employing, and retaining information and the technology that was ultimately produced. His cogent and well-reasoned analysis looks at cartography and the hardware of communication, armaments and sea power, mercantilism and imperialism, science and astronomy, as well as bureaucracy and the management of information, linking the history of technology with the history of global power while providing important indicators for the future of our world.
Category: History

Mapping Cultures

Author : L. Roberts
ISBN : 9781137025050
Genre : Social Science
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An interdisciplinary collection exploring the practices and cultures of mapping in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It features contributions from scholars in critical cartography, social anthropology, film and cultural studies, literary studies, art and visual culture, marketing, museum studies, architecture, and popular music studies.
Category: Social Science

Asian Forms Of The Nation

Author : Stein Tonnesson
ISBN : 9781136791970
Genre : Social Science
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The general tendency among theorists in nationalism and national identity has been to assume that the modernization process in Asia and Africa is a kind of distorted reflection of a Western precedent; Asian forms of the nation have rarely been seen as independent, alternative models. Among today's leading theoreticians, there is a growing tendency to take Asia seriously, and to include Asian examples in the general discussion. The aim of the present collection is to build on and reinforce this tendency. It does not postulate any specifically Asian form of the nation, as opposed to a Western one. Rather, it seeks to demonstrate that in Asia, as well as in Europe, each nation forms a unique amalgam which can be compared fruitfully with others. History, culture and geography have posed various kinds of limits to what can be imagined (as Benedict Anderson puts it). The relationship between geographical space and national construction is explored in depth here.
Category: Social Science