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Song, Dance, and Instrumental Music in Buddhist Canon Law
Maintaining a balanced approach to music is a shared challenge in all religions. Depending on the context in which music is used in religious activities, it is either praised as a powerful medium to please the divine or ...
Between Figure and Line: Visual Transformations of Cartesian Physics, 1620-1690
Between Figure and Line: Visual Transformations of Cartesian Physics, 1620-1690 is the first sustained examination of the diagrams and illustrations that constituted the seventeenth century's new physics. When René Descartes ...
Holding the Empire Together: Caracas Under the Spanish Resistance During the Napoleonic Invasion of Iberia
The Napoleonic invasion of Iberia shattered the Spanish empire in 1808. The French emperor occupied Spain and forced Ferdinand VII to abdicate the throne. Once the war against the French began, most vassals also rejected ...
Architecture, Expertise and the German Construction of the Ottoman Railway Network, 1868-1919
The dissertation examines the production of knowledge and architecture through the German-sponsored construction of the Ottoman railway network, comprising four discrete projects: the railways of European Turkey, the ...
Soul Sleepers: A History of Somnambulism in the United States, 1740-1840
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 ...
Making a Workforce, Unmaking a Working Class: The Creation of a Human Capital Society in Houston, 1900-1980
This dissertation explains how increased educational attainment became the most politically viable means of reducing economic inequality in the postwar United States. Using Houston as a case study, the dissertation argues ...
A Choice, Not an Echo: Polarization and the Transformation of the American Party System
This dissertation offers an intellectual and institutional history of party polarization and ideological realignment in the postwar United States. It treats the construction of an ideologically sorted party system as a ...
Independent India of Plenty: Food, Hunger, and Nation-Building in Modern India
This dissertation situates debates over food procurement, provision, and hunger as the key economic and social contestations structuring the late colonial and postcolonial Indian state. It juxtaposes the visions of national ...
Red Meat Republic: The Rise of the Cattle-Beef Complex, 1865-1906
"Red Meat Republic: The Rise of the Cattle-Beef Complex, 1865-1906," examines the consolidation of the American meatpacking and ranching industries. Supplying urban consumers with inexpensive beef required a form of ...