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Plague, Quarantines and Geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire

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ISBN: 9780748646593 9781474423397 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625255 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100107
Subject: History
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Did you know that many of the greatest and most colourful Ottoman statesmen and literary figures from the 15th to the early 20th century considered plague as a grave threat to their empire? And did you know that many Ottomans applauded the establishment of a quarantine against the disease in 1838 as a tool to resist British and French political and commercial penetration? Or that later Ottoman sanitation effort to prevent urban outbreaks would help engender the Arab revolt against the empire in 1916? Birsen Bulmus explores these facts in an engaging study of Ottoman plague treatise writers throughout their almost 600-year struggle with this epidemic disease. Along the way, she addresses the political, economic and social consequences of the methods they used to combat it.

Christianity, Islam and Nationalism in Indonesia

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Book Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series ISBN: 9780203007556 9780415359610 9780415546690 9781134240630 9781134240623 9781134240586 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203007556 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology --- Religion --- Science (General)
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Although over eighty percent of the country is Muslim, Indonesia is marked by an extraordinary diversity in language, ancestry, culture, religion and ways of life. This book focuses on the Christian Dani of West Papua, providing a social and ethnographic history of the most important indigenous population in the troubled province. It presents a fascinating overview of the Dani’s conversion to Christianity, examining the social, religious and political uses to which they have put their new religion. Based on independent research carried out over many years among the Dani people, the book provides an abundance of new material on religious and political events in West Papua. Underlining the heart of Christian-Muslim rivalries, the book questions the fate of religion in late-modern times.

Adaptation of Western Economics by Russian Universities

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ISBN: 9780203943311 9780415975094 9780415645683 9781135923327 9781135923310 9781135923273 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203943311 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Economics --- Education
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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sex and the Second-Best City

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Book Series: Studies in Classics ISBN: 9780203958629 9780415972734 9780415762779 9781135474447 9781135474515 9781135474584 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203958629 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: History
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Sex and the Second-Best City deals with the topics of sex and society in the Laws of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. It examines reconstructions of ancient "sexuality" with a view to increased clarification. The text of the Laws is considered, along with many of its literary qualities, its influences and the utopian plan that it proposes.

What Holds Europe Together?

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ISBN: 9789637326486 9786155053993 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: History
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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The book addresses contemporary developments in European identity politics as part of a larger historical trajectory of a common European identity based on the idea of 'solidarity.' The authors explain the special sense in which Europeans perceive their obligations to their less fortunate compatriots, to the new East European members, and to the world at large. An understanding of this notion of 'solidarity' is critical to understanding the specific European commitment to social justice and e...

China Inside Out

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ISBN: 9789637326141 9786155053962 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: Ethnology
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The ""war on terror"" has generated a scramble for expertise on Islamic or Asian ""culture"" and revived support for area studies, but it has done so at the cost of reviving the kinds of dangerous generalizations that area studies have rightly been accused of. This book provides a much-needed perspective on area studies, a perspective that is attentive to both manifestations of ""traditional culture"" and the new global relationships in which they are being played out. The authors shake off the sha...

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