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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

Een monument voor het land. Overheidsstatistiek in België, 1795-1870

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Book Series: Historische Economie en Ecologie ISBN: 9789038211664 Year: Pages: 467 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_366390 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Academia Press
Subject: History --- Arts in general --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History of arts --- Performing Arts
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In A monument to the country. Official statistics in Belgium, 1795-1870, Nele Bracke unravels why and how the Belgian state and its predecessors organized and developed an official statistical apparatus in order to collect numerical information. The study captures the underlying objectives and structures, as well as the methods to compile statistics. Nele Bracke investigates the meaning and significance of government statistics in the 19th-century State and society. In Belgium, early social scientists established an internationally renowned ‘statistical system’ designed to collect information about the country, the people and the society. This ‘statistical system’ was built around the ‘Commission centrale de Statistique’ (statistical committee) and the production of demographic, economic and agricultural censuses. In the first part of the book, the author analyzes the institutional history of the ‘Commission centrale de Statistique’ and its predecessors. In the second part of the book, she studies the censuses.

Material Fantasies

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Book Series: Technology and European History Series ISBN: 9789089644008 Year: Pages: 284 pag. DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_439098 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Anthropology --- History
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This study of East German fantasies of material abundance across the border, both before and after the fall of communism, shows the close and intricate relation between ideology and fantasy in upholding social life. In 1989, news broadcasts all over the world were dominated for weeks by images of East Germans crossing the Berlin Wall to West Germany. The images, representing the fall of communism and the democratic will of the people, also showed East Germans' excitement at finally being able to enter the western consumer paradise. But what exactly had they expected to find on the other side of the Wall? Why did they shed tears of joy when for the first time in their lives, they stepped inside West German shops? And why were they prepared to pay more than 10 percent of their average monthly wage for a pineapple? - http://www.aup.nl/do.php?a=process_visitor_download&editorial_id=3477 - >Download an excerpt. Drawing on fifteen months of research in the fast-changing post-communist East Germany, Veenis unravels the perennial truths about the interrelationships of fantasies of material wealth, personal fulfillment and social cohesion. She argues persuasively that the far-fetched socialist and capitalist promises of consumption as the road to ultimate well-being, the partial realization and partial corruption thereof, the implicit social and psychological interests underlying the politicized promises in both countries form the breeding ground for the development of materialist, cargo-cult-like fantasies, in which material well-being came to be seen as the place of - fulfillment and ultimate arrival - . Material Fantasies is published in the Technology and European History series. The series seeks to present scholarship about the role of technology in European history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For more information on the network, the Foundation for the History of Technology and the series, see: - http://www.tensionsofeurope.eu - >www.tensionsofeurope.eu.

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
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
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

Synod on the Freedom of Conscience

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Book Series: Bibliotheca Dissidentium Neerlandicorum ISBN: 9789089640826 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640826 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Religion --- Philosophy --- History
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This is the first English translation of a pivotal work in the history of religious tolerance. In Synod on the Freedom of Conscience (1582) the Dutch humanist Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert (1522-1590) provides one of the first book-length pleas for religious freedom published in the West. His central concern in his writings and exchanges with ministers of the Reformed Church was the safeguarding of freedom of conscience, the chief cause, he believed, for which the struggle against Habsburg Spain was being waged. The imaginary Synod, held in "Freetown," gathers together chief Catholic and Protestant leaders and theologians who engage in spirited debates on such matters as religious diversity, the freedom to criticize, the norms used to determine what constitutes heresy, freedom of the press, and the role of the state in the suppression of heresy. Each session concludes with remarks by the irenic Gamaliel (Coornhert's alter ego), who shows that both parties sin equally on the side of intolerance and pleads for the tolerant alternative. In this work Coornhert continues an Erasmian theme which would be picked up again in the following century by the Remonstrants and Hugo Grotius.

Europe's Invisible Migrants

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Book Series: Europa ISBN: 9789053565711 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.5117/9789053565711 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- History
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Following the decolonization movements that swept the globe after World War II, between four and six million people were 'returned' to Europe from the colonies. From an exporter of people, Europe turned to a site of immigration for the first time in the twentieth century. Until now, these migrations have been overlooked as scholars have highlighted instead the parallel migrations of former 'colonized' peoples. Europe's Invisible Migrants corrects this bias. This multidisciplinary volume presents essays by prominent sociologists, historians, and anthropologists on their research with these 'invisible' migrant communities. Their work highlights the experiences of colonists returning to France, Portugal and the Netherlands, the intersection of race, citizenship, and colonial ideologies, and the ways these migrations reflect the return of the 'colonial' to Europe. This volume offers fresh insights into immigration, racism and ethnic conflict in post-colonial Europe by presenting colonial repatriates as another 'immigrant' population.

Ethnic Minorities and Regional Development in Asia

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789089640918 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640918 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Economics --- Sociology --- History
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The development experience in the world over the last century has shown that economic growth cannot be sustained without taking into consideration the social and political development of vulnerable populations, including greater recognition of minority rights. Within this context, the objective of this book is initially to support the interdisciplinary discussion that aims to join studies that surrounding the development of minorities in the Asia.

The Makassar annals

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Book Series: Bibliotheca Indonesica ISBN: 9789067183666 9789004253629 Year: Volume: 35 Pages: x + 357 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_371571 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
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The Makassar annals Translated and edited by William Cummings Beginning in the 1630s, a series of annalists at the main courts of Makassar began keeping records with dated entries that recorded a wide variety of specific historical information about a wide variety of topics, including the births and deaths of notable individuals, the actions of rulers, the spread of Islam, trade and diplomacy, the built environment, ritual activity, warfare, internal political struggles, social and kinship relations, eclipses and comets, and more. These Lontaraq bilang were a clear departure in form and function from the genealogically-structured chronicles being composed about the ruling families of Gowa and Talloq in the same era. By the end of 1751, nearly 2400 entries had been completed. These records are a rich lode of information for scholars interested in virtually any aspect of life in premodern Makassar, and are a rare and precious resource for scholars of Southeast Asia. This is the first English translation and annotation of the annals. William Cummings is an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Making blood white; Historical transformation in early modern Makassar, A chain of kings; The Makassarese chronicles of Gowa and Talloq, and numerous articles about Makassarese history and culture.

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