Now showing items 1-10 of 37
Citizens of the Chemical Complex: Industrial Expertise and Science Philanthropy in Imperial and Weimar Germany
This dissertation is a social and cultural history of chemical industrialists and their role in the development of both science and capitalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It focuses on the case of Germany, ...
Between Patron and Priest: Amdo Tibet Under Qing Rule, 1792-1911
In the late eighteenth century, a Qing-centered, pluralistic legal order emerged in the Tibetan regions of the Qing empire. In the Gansu borderlands known to Tibetans as "Amdo," the Qing state established subprefectures ...
Love Interest: Figures and Fictions of Venture Capital and the Law in Conquista
Inspired by the visual allegory ("Conquista, embarcáronse a las Indias" fol. 73 of the Nueva corónica), Legnani contends that the development of the laws of peoples (jus gentium) by 16th century Spanish jurists should be ...
Refashioning the Novel in the Age of Image Media
This dissertation examines how the contemporary French novel is responding to television. While much has been written regarding the threat that television poses to books, narrative, and language, the survival strategies ...
A History of Money in Palestine: From the 1900s to the Present
How does the condition of statelessness, which is usually thought of as a political problem, affect the economic and monetary lives of ordinary people?
The International History of the Yemen Civil War, 1962-1968
The deposition of Imam Muhammad al-Badr in September 1962 was the culmination of a Yemeni nationalist movement that began in the 1940s with numerous failed attempts to overthrow the traditional religious legal order. Prior ...
Combative Pasts: Politics and Remembering in the Post-Communist Space
More than two decades after the Polish Roundtable Agreement inaugurated the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, political conversations in the post-communist space remain remarkably attuned to symbolic and ethical questions. ...
Political Literacy and the Politics of Eloquence: Ottoman Scribal Community in the Seventeenth Century
In 1703, the chief scribe (reisü'l-küttab) Rami Mehmed Efendi (d. 1708) was appointed as the grand vizier in the Ottoman Empire. In scholarship, Rami Mehmed epitomizes the transition in the political cadres from the people ...
Priority Setting for HIV and Mental Health in Mexico: Historical, Quantitative and Ethical Perspectives
Mexico's innovative health reforms have attracted scholarly attention beyond its own borders, making it a valuable case to study how countries set priorities. This dissertation examines the multifaceted topic of priority ...
Found at Sea: Mapping Ships on the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Ocean
"Found at Sea" is a historical study centered on the Atlantic Ocean. This dissertation employs ships' logbooks in combination with a GIS mapping methodology to address the ocean, itself, as a site for historical developments. ...