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‘Unbridled Passions’, honour and status in late eighteenth-century Cape Town

Honour, Violence and Emotions in History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...No-one will want to deny that it is the most grievous offence that can be done to an upright and right-minded person when one’s honour andreputation is damaged by people who cannot master their own unbridled passions since, in accordance...

South Africa: Creating New Spaces?

Immigrant Entrepreneurs : Venturing Abroad in the Age of Globalization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

Book Chapter

...Introduction South Africa has experienced unprecedented political, social and economic change over the past two decades.A different, but related, paper has been previously published, see Peberdy and Rogerson 2000a, b. The Afrikaner...

Bodily Objects

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction: bodily objects and bodily concerns The tightly spaced teeth of the small bone comb in Figure 7.1, recovered from excavations into seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Harvard Yard contexts, identify it as a lice comb...

Interpretations: The Stakes of Audience Interpretation in Twentieth-Century Political Theatre

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Translations from Russian are my own unless cited from secondary sources in English. Russian transliterations are based on common spellings in the text and on a simplified Library of Congress system for references cited in the endnotes...


A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Between 1800 and 1920, the Western empires engaged in nearly constant warfare in pursuit, defense, and control of their imperial holdings. Even as they fought one another, as in the Napoleonic Wars of the late eighteenth and early...

Definitions of Peace

A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction Most of us think we know what peace is, but people often have very different definitions of this apparently simple word. And although almost everyone would agree that some form of peace—however it is defined—is desirable...

Portraits, Likenesses, Composites? Facial Difference in Forensic Art

Approaching Facial Difference : Past and Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Introduction Reflecting on recognition, Ludwig Wittgenstein commented: It is easy to have a false picture of the process called ‘recognizing’; as if recognizing always consisted in comparing two impressions with one another...

Introduction: Empires in Bodies; Bodies in Empires

Michael Sappol

Michael Sappol is a historian in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in Washington, DC and author of A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America. 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 Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The Anatomical Puzzle An illustrated theatrical flyer from 1886 tells something about the empires that were constructed out of bodies in “the age of empire,” and the bodies that were forged within them. “Marinelli the Anatomical Puzzle...