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De kunst van het weldenken

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Book Series: Bibliotheca Dissidentium Neerlandicorum ISBN: 9789089641434 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641434 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines

Romantic Modernism

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ISBN: 9789089641038 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641038 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Construction --- History --- Architecture --- History of arts
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Is it possible for conservationists to approve of the reconstruction of old façades when virtually everything behind them is modern? Should they continue to protect the front façade, when the rest of the historic building has vanished? Is it socially responsible to spend government money on reconstructing a historic building that has been completely destroyed? Can one do such a thing fifty years on? According to reigning ideas in the world of conservation, the answer to all these questions is 'no'. It is felt that building a stage set is dishonest, and rebuilding something that no longer exists is labelled a lie against history. Where does this predilection for honesty originate? And why do people prefer modern architecture to the reconstruction of what has been lost? Perhaps we are witnessing the legacy of Functionalism here, a movement that denounced the building of pseudo-architecture. Functionalism originated in Romanticism, when architects turned their backs on academic formalism and strove to invent a new, rational form of building. This romantic hunger for honesty was adopted by the conservationists, giving rise to a new respect for the authentic art work and a rejection of historicist restorations. Among conservationists too, distaste arose for the cultivation of a harmonious urban image, because an urban image that is maintained artificially 'old' was seen as a form of fraud.

From Early Tang Court Debates to China's Peaceful Rise

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789053567951 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5117/9789053567951 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- History
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This volume presents new topics from Chinese history of the last 1400 years from a broad range of fields such as politics, religion, society, economy and culture. The refreshing eight articles give new insights on events as different as the inter-religious court debates of the Tang, the Jiaqing reform of the Qing, the China display on the Chicago World Fair in 1893, Christianity and state-building in Chaozhou, the Taiwan salt trade, Chinese indentured labour in World War I in France, China's rise and current internet regulation. This book highlights the complexity of multi-level interaction of different agents in the center and periphery of China, inside and outside China, contributing to intellectual debates, political and social dynamics, economy structure, modernization, identity building and interaction with the outside.

Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity

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Book Series: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ISBN: 9789089640789 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640789 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Archaeology --- History
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This volume explores the theme of ethnicity and ethnogenesis in societies of the ancient world. Its starting point is the current view in the social and historical sciences of ethnicity as a subjective construct that is shaped through interaction with an ethnic 'other'. The 13 essays collected in this volume are based on the analysis of historical, epigraphic and archaeological source material and thematically range from Archaic Greece to Early Mediaeval Western Europe. Despite frequent claims by ethnic groups to the contrary, all ethnic formations are intrinsically unstable and dynamic over time. Much of this dynamism is to be understood in close association with conflict, violence and changing constellations of power. The explicit theoretical framework, together with the wide range of case-studies makes this volume indispensable for historians, archaeologists and social scientists with an interest in the ancient world.

Erfgoed

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Book Series: Nederlandse begripsgeschiedenis ISBN: 9789053569122 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569122 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines; Culture and history

Zingend door het leven

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Book Series: Amsterdamse Gouden Eeuwreeks ISBN: 9789089641465 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641465 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Music
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History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines; Music

Lustige geesten

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Book Series: Rederijkersserie ISBN: 9789089641045 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641045 Language: Undetermined
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Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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Dutch literature; History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines

Reframing Singapore

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789089640949 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640949 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Economics --- Sociology --- History
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History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines; Sociology; Economics

Cookies, Coleslaw, and Stoops

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ISBN: 9789089641243 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641243 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Linguistics
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In 1609, the first Dutch settlers arrived in America and established trading posts, small towns, and forts up and down what we now call the Hudson River. To this day, American children are taught the thrilling history of the transformation of this settlement, New Netherland, and its capital, New Amsterdam, from landmark port into present-day New York State and the island of Manhattan. But, the Dutch legacy extended far beyond New York, as Cookies, Coleslaw and Stoops reveals. From Santa Claus (after the Dutch folklore saint Sinterklaas) and his sleigh (the pronunciation of the Dutch slee is almost identical) to a dumbhead talking poppycock, the contributions of the Dutch language to American English are indelibly embedded to some of our most vernacular terms and expressions. The menu in most of our restaurants sports some originally Dutch names, and even our dollar is named after a Dutch coin (daalder). In this captivating volume, the renowned linguist Nicoline van der Sijs glosses over 300 Dutch loan words like these that travelled to the New World on board the Dutch ship the Halve Maan, captained by Henry Hudson, which dropped anchor in Manhattan more than 400 years ago. Surprisingly, the Dutch also gave several Native American languages words for everyday things like "pants", "cat" and "turkey". Lively and accessible, the information presented in this volume charts the journey of these words into the American territory and languages, from more obscure uses which maybe have survived in only regional dialects to such ubiquitous contributions to our language like Yankee, cookie, and dope. Each entry marks the original arrival of its term into American English and adds up-to-date information on its evolving meaning, etymology, and regional spread. Not to be missed by anyone with a passion for the history behind our everyday expressions, Cookies, Coleslaw and Stoops is the perfect gift for the linguistic adventurer in us all.

Responding to the West

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789089640932 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640932 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History --- Migration
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The nine essays of this volume, spanning from the eighteenth to mid-twentieth century, highlight the workings of, and reactions to, colonial domination in Asian contexts. The scholars, which include Victoria Haskins of the University of Newscastle, use a range of social science history methods to explore new paths to colonial history. How were individuals, groups, and social categories able to order their lives in the face of the implementation of external dominance? In other words, what was the agency enabling them to interact with, adapt to, use, counteract and in the end defeat colonialism? The essays emphasize colonialism as a multifaceted historical phenomenon which has taken a number of mutually incompatible forms. The various texts thus reflect on both the "early" colonialism build on indirect and informal practices, and the later forms marked by a high degree of authoritarian control.

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