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Introduction

Liz Conor

Liz Conor is Research Fellow in the Dept of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and author of The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s and co-editor of Double Take: Colonial Visualities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The modern era has again and again been defined not only by innovative ideas, technologies, and modes of production but by the velocity of their circulation and exchange. The ethos of modernity has been characterized as voluble, skittish...

Introduction: Ancient Animals

Linda Kalof

Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University and author of Looking at Animals in Human History and editor of The Animals Reader: The Essential Classic and Contemporary Writings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

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...When the earliest versions of the story of Gilgamesh were being written on clay tablets around 2100 bce, the role of animals in ancient human societies was critical, compelling, and pervasive. But the centrality of animals to human cultures...

Introduction: Enlightenment Bodies

Carole Reeves

Carole Reeves is Outreach Historian at The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, UK. She is co-author of Medical Book Illustration: A Short History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The Enlightenment was a time when people began to take stock of their intrinsic worth as individuals. This appraisal was different of course from ownership of one’s body. Slaves were still property, servants and apprentices were indentured,...

Introduction

Roberta Milliken

Roberta Milliken is Professor of English at Shawnee State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This is a book about hair—which means that it is also a book about history, about culture, and about language as well as symbolism. At first glance, thinking so specifically about hair might give one pause. Is something that is so common...

Fashion and Adornment

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Every medieval person dressed themselves in clothing appropriate for their status, gender, and religion. Margaret Scott , Medieval Dress...

Agreements

A Cultural History of Law in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Whether or not we accept the theory of the “social contract,” the importance of agreements in society cannot be underestimated. Every day we are reminded that to live in society means we either agree or disagree with other people. Given...

Agreements

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction This chapter examines the culture of trading in the late medieval period, a time when the occupational guilds were at the “zenith of their power” over commerce and industry in England (Gross 1890: 117). It considers...

Introduction: The Animal Witness

Matthew Senior

Matthew Senior is Professor of French at the University of Minnesota and author of Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Berg, 2007

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...Ah! I will no longer be obliged to seek among animals the gaze of kindness that is forever denied me among humans.Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Oeuvres complètes (Paris: Gallimard, 1959), vol. I, p. 1089.Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Oeuvres complètes...

Circulation: Aristocratic, Commercial, Religious and Artistic Networks

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...It was brothers, not others, whom they [the early European observers] wished to find.J. H. Elliott in a review of books on the rediscovery of America in The New York Review of Books 40: 12 (24 June 1993): 38; cited in Parr 1995, 18.J. H...

Cultural Representations: Head and Body Hair in Medieval Art

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hair’s malleability makes it a perfect medium for establishing identity, whether of one’s ethnic or racial origin, gender, class status, or religious persuasion. But even more manipulable are visual representations of hair. We will never...