Mediæval Researches from Eastern Asiatic Sources

Fragments Towards the Knowledge of the Geography and History of Central and Western Asia from the 13th to the 17th Century

Author: Emil Bretschneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1402193025


Page: 386

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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by Trübner & Co. in London, 1888.

Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Geographical Society

Containing the Titles of All Works Up to December 1893

Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). Library,Royal Geographical Society

Publisher: Martino Pub


Category: Reference

Page: 833

View: 5728

Mediaeval Researches from Eastern Asiatic Sources

Fragments Towards the Knowledge of the Geography and History of Central and Western Asia from the 13th to the 17th Century:

Author: E. Bretschneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136380213

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 6784

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Responding to the West

Essays on Colonial Domination and Asian Agency

Author: Hans Hägerdal

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089640932

Category: History

Page: 181

View: 1632

The international contributors to this penetrating volume apply fresh perspectives and new methodologies to the Asian colonial experience, from the eighteenth century through the post World War II decolonization. Historiography, gender, military studies, finance, and issues of race and class all feature in this wide-ranging account of the diversity of human relationships forged by the colonial presence. For all of its features of structural oppression, colonialism was not a one-way communicative process, as this volume demonstrates through its analysis of the ever-shifting roles of colonizer and colonized.

Identity in Crossroad Civilisations

Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia

Author: Erich Kolig,Vivienne S. M. Angeles,Sam Wong

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641270

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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Deze bundel gaat over de vorming van identiteit door het samenspel van etniciteit, nationalisme en de effecten van globalisering. De essays in Crossroad Civilisations: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia maken de gelaagdheid en de complexiteit hiervan duidelijk.


The Geography of International Relations

Author: Saul Bernard Cohen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742581543

Category: Political Science

Page: 470

View: 6770

Written by one of the world's leading political geographers, this fully revised and updated textbook examines the dramatic changes wrought by ideological and economic forces unleashed by the end of the Cold War. Saul Cohen considers these forces in the context of their human and physical settings and explores their geographical influence on foreign policy and international relations.

Islam in Process

Historical and Civilizational Perspectives (Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam 7)

Author: Johann P. Arnason,Armando Salvatore,Georg Stauth

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839404916

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 9209

The articles included in this Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam are focused on two perspectives: Some link the comparative analysis of Islam to ongoing debates on the Axial Age and its role in the formation of major civilizational complexes, while others are more concerned with the historical constellations and sources involved in the formation of Islam as a religion and a civilization. More than any other particular line of inquiry, new historical and sociological approaches to the Axial Age revived the idea of comparative civilizational analysis and channeled it into more specific projects. A closer look at the very problematic place of Islam in this context will help to clarify questions about the Axial version of civilizational theory as well as issues in Islamic studies and sociological approaches to modern Islam. Contributors among others: Said Arjomand, Shmuel N. Eisenstadt, Josef van Ess and Raif G. Khoury.

A History of Geology and Medicine

Author: C.J. Duffin,R.T.J. Moody,C. Gardner-Thorpe

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1862393567

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 6476

The historical links between Geology and Medicine are surprisingly numerous and diverse. This, the first ever volume dedicated to the subject, contains contributions from an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Rocks, minerals, fossils and earths have been used therapeutically since earliest times and details recorded on ancient papyri, clay tablets, medieval manuscripts and early published sources. Pumice was used to clean teeth, antimony to heal wounds, clays as antidotes to poison, gold to cure haemorrhoids and warts, and gem pastes to treat syphilis and the plague, while mineral springs preserved health. Geology was crucial in the development of public health. Medical men making important geological contributions include Steno, Worm, Parkinson, Bigsby, William Hunter, Jenner, John Hulke, Conan Doyle, Gorini and various Antarctic explorers. A History of Geology and Medicine will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, medical personnel, historians of science and the general reader who has an interest in science.

Royal Courts in Dynastic States and Empires

A Global Perspective

Author: Jeroen Duindam,Tülay Artan,Metin Kunt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004206221

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

View: 8458

This volume presents new research on royal courts from antiquity to the modern world, from Asia to Europe. It addresses the interactions of rulers and and elites at court, as well as the multiple connections between court, capital, and realm.

The Theft of History

Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107394708

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In The Theft of History Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive Eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing and the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy, capitalism, individualism and love. Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, raises questions about theorists, historians and methodology and proposes a new comparative approach to cross-cultural analysis which allows for more scope in examining history than an East versus West style.

A History of Ethiopia

Author: Harold G. Marcus

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520925427

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 1769

In this eminently readable, concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. For the updated edition, Marcus has written a new preface, two new chapters, and an epilogue, detailing the development and implications of Ethiopia as a Federal state and the war with Eritrea.

Natural Processes and Human Impacts

Interactions between Humanity and the Environment

Author: Sergey M. Govorushko

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400714243

Category: Nature

Page: 657

View: 9846

This highly topical book comes at a time when the two-way relationship between humankind and the environment is moving inexorably to the top of the agenda. It covers both sides of this delicate balancing act, explaining how various natural processes influence humanity, including its economic activities and engineering structures, while also illuminating the ways in which human activity puts pressure on the natural environment. Chapters analyze a varied selection of phenomena that directly affect people’s lives, from geological processes such as earthquakes and tsunamis to cosmic events such as magnetic storms. The author moves on to consider the effect we have on nature, ranging from the impact of heavy industry to the environmental consequences of sport and recreational pastimes. Complete with maps, photographs and detailed case studies, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biggest issue we face as a species—the way we relate to the natural world around us. This book includes more than 100 maps showing the global distribution of different natural processes/human activities and more that 450 photographs from many countries and all oceans. It will provide a valuable resource for both graduate students and researchers in many fields of knowledge. Sergey Govorushko is a chief research scholar at the Pacific Geographical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor at the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok). Sergey Govorushko received his PhD from the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences. His research activities focus on the interaction between humanity and the environment, including the impact of nature on humanity; the impact of humanity on the environment; and assessment of the interaction (environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, etc.). He has authored eight and co-authored seven monographs.

The Gallic Wars

Author: Julius Caesar


ISBN: 1387165240

Category: History

Page: 148

View: 5856

The Gallic Wars is one of the earliest examples of a military science manual, detailing arms technology, tactical maneuvers, battlefield politics, espionage, intelligence and even the role played by luck in ground and sea campaigns. This new 2017 edition of The Gallic Wars from Enhanced Media Publishing features modern American English spelling and punctuation.

The Foundations of Buddhism

Author: Rupert Gethin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192892231

Category: Religion

Page: 333

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In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan and Eastern) which exist in the world today.

History of European Botanical Discoveries in China

Author: Emil Bretschneider

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3863471652

Category: Science

Page: 644

View: 9118

"It has been attempted in the following pages to supply the want of a work of reference, in which botanists dealing with Chinese plants preserved in European herbariums might find some particulars regarding the history of these collections, of which the labels affixed to the herbarium specimens generally give only an imperfect account." Emil Bretschneider (1833-1901) became famous among researchers for his valuable contributions to the field of sinology. His versatile approach - he was a physician and botanist as well as a sinologist - and his familiarity with Chinese literature distinguished him from his colleagues, many of whom were unable to read sources firsthand. Combining his abilities in botany and sinology, Bretschneider comprises an extensive history of Chinese plants and how they found their way to Europe. From the earliest accounts by Marco Polo, to the groundbreaking work of Carl Linnaeus, to the period of the Opium wars between England and China, this volume covers the works of European botanists up until 1860. Bretschneider does not limit his scope to China proper, but includes Mongolia, Tibet, Korea, and other regions, making this a uniquely comprehensive guide to European research on Asian plants.

The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions

Author: Karine Chemla

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139510584

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This radical, profoundly scholarly book explores the purposes and nature of proof in a range of historical settings. It overturns the view that the first mathematical proofs were in Greek geometry and rested on the logical insights of Aristotle by showing how much of that view is an artefact of nineteenth-century historical scholarship. It documents the existence of proofs in ancient mathematical writings about numbers and shows that practitioners of mathematics in Mesopotamian, Chinese and Indian cultures knew how to prove the correctness of algorithms, which are much more prominent outside the limited range of surviving classical Greek texts that historians have taken as the paradigm of ancient mathematics. It opens the way to providing the first comprehensive, textually based history of proof.


Research and Conservation in the Western Himalayas

Author: Gabriela Krist

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 3205202678

Category: Art

Page: 374

View: 7536

The settlement of Nako, at 3,700 m altitude in Upper Kinnaur, North India, and close to the Tibetan border was once part of the Western Tibetan Purang-Guge Kingdom. Today it is a remarkable well preserved mountainous village with living Buddhist cultural heritage. Apart from its breath-taking cultural landscape setting embedded in the Himalayan mountains, it is important for its temple complex dating from the 12th century which is considered as an extraordinary testimony of early Tibetan Buddhism, not anymore preserved in Tibet today. In the footsteps of the famous Tibetologist Giuseppe Tucci, who explored the region in 1933, a group of scholars from various Austrian universities started a transdisciplinary long-term research project at Nako in the 1980s which led to the preservation and model-like conservation of its temples and artworks.