The Landscape of History

The Landscape of History
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780195171570
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of History Book Excerpt:

What is history and why should we study it? Is there such a thing as historical truth? Is history a science? One of the most accomplished historians at work today, John Lewis Gaddis, answers these and other questions in this short, witty, and humane book. The Landscape of History provides a searching look at the historian's craft, as well as a strong argument for why a historical consciousness should matter to us today. Gaddis points out that while the historical method is more sophisticated than most historians realize, it doesn't require unintelligible prose to explain. Like cartographers mapping landscapes, historians represent what they can never replicate. In doing so, they combine the techniques of artists, geologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary biologists. Their approaches parallel, in intriguing ways, the new sciences of chaos, complexity, and criticality. They don't much resemble what happens in the social sciences, where the pursuit of independent variables functioning with static systems seems increasingly divorced from the world as we know it. So who's really being scientific and who isn't? This question too is one Gaddis explores, in ways that are certain to spark interdisciplinary controversy. Written in the tradition of Marc Bloch and E.H. Carr, The Landscape of History is at once an engaging introduction to the historical method for beginners, a powerful reaffirmation of it for practitioners, a startling challenge to social scientists, and an effective skewering of post-modernist claims that we can't know anything at all about the past. It will be essential reading for anyone who reads, writes, teaches, or cares about history.

The Landscape of Historical Memory

The Landscape of Historical Memory
Author: Kirk A. Denton
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN: 9888528572
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of Historical Memory Book Excerpt:

The Landscape of Historical Memory explores the place of museums and memorial culture in the contestation over historical memory in post–martial law Taiwan. The book is particularly oriented toward the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums. It is framed around the wrangling between the “blue camp” (the Nationalist Party, or KMT, and its supporters) and the “green camp” (Democratic Progressive Party, or DPP, and its supporters) over what facets of the past should be remembered and how they should be displayed in museums. Organized into chapters focused on particular types of museums and memorial spaces (such as archaeology museums, history museums, martyrs’ shrines, war museums, memorial halls, literature museums, ethnology museums, and ecomuseums), the book presents a broad overview of the state of museums in Taiwan in the past three decades. The case of Taiwan museums tells us much about Cold War politics and its legacy in East Asia; the role of culture, history, and memory in shaping identities in the “postcolonial” landscape of Taiwan; the politics of historical memory in an emergent democracy, especially in counterpoint to the politics of museums in the People’s Republic of China, which continues to be an authoritarian single party state; and the place of museums in a neoliberal economic climate. “This book offers unique insight into the configurations of international museum culture as manifested in the sociopolitical landscape of post–martial law Taiwan. Using case studies filled with telling details, Denton analyzes how museums both reflect and initiate cultural change. This work adds substantially to Taiwan studies and museology, with in-depth scholarship and innovative observations presented in a clear and compelling narrative.” —Joseph R. Allen, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities “This is a fascinating and meticulously researched survey of Taiwan’s museums. Denton has produced a book that is both scholarly and highly readable. It will appeal to a wide readership, encompassing social scientists specializing in Taiwan, students of Chinese or East Asian studies, observers of Taiwanese politics and the local cultural scene, and others besides.” —Edward Vickers, Kyushu University

Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy
Author: Marc Treib,Luigi Latini
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1317080955
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy Book Excerpt:

Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects centered in the area of Arezzo, whose style reflected modern­ized traditional models. In the postwar era the office flourished, producing modern gardens of remarkable design and use of plants. In these works, Porcinai convincingly demonstrated the affinity between historical architecture and landscapes un­compromisingly modern. During his long and productive career he also consulted on autostrada planning, and designed public parks, memorials, and even a Pinocchio theme park-at times collaborating with noted architects such as Renzo Piano, Carlo Scarpa and Oscar Niemeyer. This book, the first English-language study on Pietro Porcinai provides a comprehensive and richly illustrated overview of his life and remarkable achievements.

The Landscape of Industry

The Landscape of Industry
Author: Judith Alfrey,Catherine Clark
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2005-06-20
ISBN: 1134967659
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of Industry Book Excerpt:

The Landscape of Industry is an integrated study which establishes a method for the analysis of complex industrial landscapes. Based on a study of the Ironbridge Gorge, the authors consider a range of material evidence, combining archaeological appraisal of the landscape with analysis of its characteristic settlement patterns and built forms. The authors consider the shifting relationship between landscape and industry. Industrialisation is itself shaped and constrained by the landscape in which it occurs, and the authors consider the interaction of environment and industry as the accumulation of an inheritance which in each generation influences the course and content of future development. The Landscape of Industry sets the agenda both for further study and for the integrated management of landscape resources.

Peopling the Landscape of atalh y k

Peopling the Landscape of   atalh  y  k
Author: Ian Hodder
Publsiher: British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-11-01
ISBN: 1912090759
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peopling the Landscape of atalh y k Book Excerpt:

This volume reports on the ways in which humans engaged in their material and biotic environments at Çatalhöyük, using a wide range of archaeological evidence. This volume also summarizes work on the skeletal remains recovered from the site, as well as analytical research on isotopes and aDNA.

Capturing the Landscape of New Spain

Capturing the Landscape of New Spain
Author: Rebecca A. Carte
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 0816531420
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capturing the Landscape of New Spain Book Excerpt:

"This monograph sheds new light on Spanish exploration and expansion in the regions of present-day Durango, Sonora, Chihuahua, Arizona, and New Mexico in the sixteenth century by providing a detailed analysis of an important yet woefully understudied text"--Provided by publisher.

The Landscape of Utopia

The Landscape of Utopia
Author: Tim Waterman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2022-02-28
ISBN: 1000538494
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of Utopia Book Excerpt:

A collection of short interludes, think pieces, and critical essays on landscape, utopia, philosophy, culture, and food, all written in a highly original and engaging style by academic and theorist Tim Waterman. Exploring power and democracy, and their shaping of public space and public life, taste, etiquette, belief and ritual, and foodways in community and civic life, the book provides a much-needed critical approach to landscape imaginaries. It discusses landscape in its broadest sense, as a descriptor of the relationship between people and place that occurs everywhere on land, from cities to countryside, suburb to wilderness. With over fifty black and white illustrations interspersing the twenty-six chapters, this is a book for professionals, academics, and students to dive into and spark discussion on new modes of thinking in the wake of unfolding global crises, such as COVID-19, climate change, fascism 2.0, and beyond.

The Burden of History

The Burden of History
Author: Elizabeth Furniss
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780774807111
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Burden of History Book Excerpt:

In this ethnographic case study of an interior British Columbia community, the author looks at the roots of social conflicts and examines how prevalent colonial assumptions of history, identity and Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations affect the lives of all the residents. She shows how assumptions about colonisation permeate many aspects of everyday life and work to reinforce the marginalization of the native people of the area but she also points out that the native people are engaging in strategies to confront and challenge the frontier complex. While focused on Williams Lake, this book has a much broader relevance and throws light on current debates about Aboriginal and settler understandings of history, the legitimacy of Aboriginal claims, and the place of Aboriginal people in Canadian society.

The Landscape of Qualitative Research

The Landscape of Qualitative Research
Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1412957583
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of Qualitative Research Book Excerpt:

The Landscape of Qualitative Research, Third Edition, attempts to put the field of qualitative research in context. Part I provides background on the field, starting with history, then action research and the academy, and the politics and ethics of qualitative research. Part II isolates what we regard as the major historical and contemporary paradigms now structuring and influencing qualitative research in the human disciplines. The chapters move from competing paradigms (positivist, postpositivist, constructivist, critical theory) to specific interpretive perspectives, feminisms, racialized discourses, cultural studies, sexualities, and queer theory. Part III considers the future of qualitative research." "This text is designed for graduate students taking classes in social research methods and qualitative methods as well as researchers throughout the social sciences and in some fields within the humanities.

The Gospel of Matthew on the Landscape of Antiquity

The Gospel of Matthew on the Landscape of Antiquity
Author: Edwin K. Broadhead
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN: 9783161544545
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel of Matthew on the Landscape of Antiquity Book Excerpt:

The Gospel of Matthew is an oeuvre mouvante (a work in process), and the dynamics of this process are essential to its identity and function. This understanding of the Gospel of Matthew stands in distinction from the long history of research centered on Matthew the author and his design for the gospel. Focused instead on tradition history-the history of composition and transmission-Edwin K. Broadhead's approach keeps open the dialectical engagements and the conflicting voices intrinsic to the Gospel of Matthew. As a result, the consistently Jewish textures of this gospel are emphasized, there is a broader engagement with the landscape of antiquity, and serious attention is given to further developments in the history of transmission. This focus on the developing tradition thus highlights, rather than suppresses, the viability and the generative potential of such discourses.

The Landscape of the Sierra Nevada

The Landscape of the Sierra Nevada
Author: Regino Zamora,Marc Oliva
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2022-06-09
ISBN: 3030942198
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of the Sierra Nevada Book Excerpt:

This book covers the landscape, geography and environment of the Sierra Nevada in Spain. The Sierra Nevada hosted the last glaciers in southern Europe. Today, it is one of the most important centers of plant diversity in the western Mediterranean and one of the most outstanding in Europe. This massif has ideal conditions to analyze past environments as well as the effects of global change on ecosystems. This can be seen in the large number of projects that are being conducted within the umbrella of the Sierra Nevada Global Change Observatory. This book summarizes all the scientific knowledge available about this massif, from the geomorphological and ecological perspectives to the recent spatial adaptive management and Open Science initiatives. Focusing on the very sensitive mountain environment of Sierra Nevada, the book intends to be a reference for many people interested in mountain processes. The audience would include scientists from all disciplines, but it would also target on an audience beyond the academia (territorial managers, environmentalists, mountaineers, politicians, technicians, etc.).

Tracing the Landscape of Dance in Greece

Tracing the Landscape of Dance in Greece
Author: Katia Savrami
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 1527543331
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tracing the Landscape of Dance in Greece Book Excerpt:

This volume critically discusses dance’s role as an art form in modern Greek society, exploring both ethnographic and cross-cultural issues. The contents of the book unfold in parallel and intertwining dialogues and discourses incorporating reflections on philosophical and scientific subjects and experiences relating to dance. The investigation places ballet, modern and contemporary dance within the Greek context, and juxtaposes these genres with international dance making. It also uncovers the factors that have affected the development of dance practices in Greece during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and considers the reasons why, until now, dance, as an embodied art form, has not been established in Greece as an autonomous academic discipline with its own sustainable educational structures. It paints a picture of the past and the present, while also serving to inspire future artist-practitioners and scholars to advocate and support the discipline of dance in Greece.

The Landscapes of Western Movies

The Landscapes of Western Movies
Author: Jeremy Agnew
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 1476679517
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscapes of Western Movies Book Excerpt:

Western films have often been tributes to place and setting, with the magnificent backdrops mirroring the wildness of the narratives. As the splendid outdoor scenery of Westerns could not be found on a studio back lot or on a Hollywood sound stage, the movies have been filmed in the wide open spaces of the American West and beyond. This book chronicles the history of filming Westerns on location, from shooting on the East Coast in the early 1900s; through the use of locations in Utah, Arizona, and California in the 1940s and 1950s; and filming Westerns in Mexico, Spain, and other parts of the world in the 1960s. Also studied is the relationship between the filming location timeline and the evolving motion picture industry of the twentieth century, and how these factors shaped audience perceptions of the "Real West."

The Relations of History and Geography

The Relations of History and Geography
Author: Henry Clifford Darby
Publsiher: University of Exeter Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780859896993
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Relations of History and Geography Book Excerpt:

This set of twelve previously unpublished essays on historical geography written by Darby in the 1960s explains the basis of his ideas. The essays are divided into three quartets of studies relating to England, France and the United States.

The Landscape of Stalinism

The Landscape of Stalinism
Author: Evgeny Dobrenko,Eric Naiman
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN: 0295801174
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of Stalinism Book Excerpt:

This wide-ranging cultural history explores the expression of Bolshevik Party ideology through the lens of landscape, or, more broadly, space. Portrayed in visual images and words, the landscape played a vital role in expressing and promoting ideology in the former Soviet Union during the Stalin years, especially in the 1930s. At the time, the iconoclasm of the immediate postrevolutionary years had given way to nation building and a conscious attempt to create a new Soviet �culture.� In painting, architecture, literature, cinema, and song, images of landscape were enlisted to help mold the masses into joyful, hardworking citizens of a state with a radiant, utopian future -- all under the fatherly guidance of Joseph Stalin. From backgrounds in history, art history, literary studies, and philosophy, the contributors show how Soviet space was sanctified, coded, and �sold� as an ideological product. They explore the ways in which producers of various art forms used space to express what Katerina Clark calls �a cartography of power� -- an organization of the entire country into �a hierarchy of spheres of relative sacredness,� with Moscow at the center. The theme of center versus periphery figures prominently in many of the essays, and the periphery is shown often to be paradoxically central. Examining representations of space in objects as diverse as postage stamps, a hikers� magazine, advertisements, and the Soviet musical, the authors show how cultural producers attempted to naturalize ideological space, to make it an unquestioned part of the worldview. Whether focusing on the new or the centuries-old, whether exploring a built cityscape, a film documentary, or the painting Stalin and Voroshilov in the Kremlin, the authors offer a consistently fascinating journey through the landscape of the Soviet ideological imagination. Not all features of Soviet space were entirely novel, and several of the essayists assert continuities with the prerevolutionary past. One example is the importance of the mother image in mass songs of the Stalin period; another is the "boundless longing" inspired in the Russian character by the burden of living amid vast empty spaces. But whether focusing on the new or the centuries-old, whether exploring a built cityscape, a film documentary, or the painting Stalin and Voroshilov in the Kremlin, the authors offer a consistently fascinating journey through the landscape of the Soviet ideological imagination.

Landscapes of the First World War

Landscapes of the First World War
Author: Selena Daly,Martina Salvante,Vanda Wilcox
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-07-30
ISBN: 3319894110
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes of the First World War Book Excerpt:

This comparative and transnational study of landscapes in the First World War offers new perspectives on the ways in which landscapes were idealised, mobilised, interpreted, exploited, transformed and destroyed by the conflict. The collection focuses on four themes: environment and climate, industrial and urban landscapes, cross-cultural encounters, and legacies of the war. The chapters cover Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the US, drawing on a range of approaches including battlefield archaeology, military history, medical humanities, architecture, literary analysis and environmental history. This volume explores the environmental impact of the war on diverse landscapes and how landscapes shaped soldiers’ experiences at the front. It investigates how rural and urban locales were mobilised to cater to the demands of industry and agriculture. The enduring physical scars and the role of landscape as a crucial locus of memory and commemoration are also analysed. The chapter 'The Long Carry: Landscapes and the Shaping of British Medical Masculinities in the First World War' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

A Landscape of Events

A Landscape of Events
Author: Paul Virilio,Editions Galilee,Galilee Staff
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780262720342
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Landscape of Events Book Excerpt:

Phenomena such as urban rioting and media coverage of the Gulf War viewed as evidence of the contemporary acceleration of events. Introduction by Bernard Tschumi. In A Landscape of Events, the celebrated French architect, urban planner, and philosopher Paul Virilio focuses on the cultural chaos of the 1980s and 1990s. It was a time, he writes, that reflected the "cruelty of an epoch, the hills and dales of daily life, the usual clumps of habits and commonplaces."Urban disorientation, the machines of war, and the acceleration of events in contemporary life are Virilio's ongoing concerns. He explores them in events ranging from media coverage of the Gulf War to urban rioting and lawlessness. Some will see Virilio as a pessimist discouraged by "the acceleration of the reality of time," while others will find his recording of "atypical events" to be clairvoyant.

The Landscape of Pastoral Care in 13th Century England

The Landscape of Pastoral Care in 13th Century England
Author: William H. Campbell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2017-12-21
ISBN: 1108247229
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of Pastoral Care in 13th Century England Book Excerpt:

The thirteenth century was a crucial period of reform in the English church, during which the church's renewal initiatives transformed the laity. The vibrant lay religious culture of late-medieval England cannot be understood without considering the re-invigorated pastoral care that developed between 1200 and 1300. Even before Innocent III called the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215, reform-minded bishops and scholars were focusing attention on the local church, emphasising better preaching and more frequent confession. This study examines the processes by which these clerical reforms moulded the lay religiosity of the thirteenth century, integrating the different aspects of church life, so often studied separately, and combining a broad investigation of the subject with a series of comparative case studies. William Campbell also demonstrates how differences abounded from diocese to diocese, town to country and parish to parish, shaping the landscape of pastoral care as a complex mosaic of lived religion.

The Landscape of Theoretical Physics A Global View

The Landscape of Theoretical Physics  A Global View
Author: M. Pavsic
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2006-04-11
ISBN: 0306471361
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Landscape of Theoretical Physics A Global View Book Excerpt:

Today many important directions of research are being pursued more or less independently of each other. These are, for instance, strings and mem branes, induced gravity, embedding of spacetime into a higher dimensional space, the brane world scenario, the quantum theory in curved spaces, Fock Schwinger proper time formalism, parametrized relativistic quantum the ory, quantum gravity, wormholes and the problem of “time machines”, spin and supersymmetry, geometric calculus based on Clifford algebra, various interpretations of quantum mechanics including the Everett interpretation, and the recent important approach known as “decoherence”. A big problem, as I see it, is that various people thoroughly investigate their narrow field without being aware of certain very close relations to other fields of research. What we need now is not only to see the trees but also the forest. In the present book I intend to do just that: to carry out a first approximation to a synthesis of the related fundamental theories of physics. I sincerely hope that such a book will be useful to physicists. From a certain viewpoint the book could be considered as a course in the oretical physics in which the foundations of all those relevant fundamental theories and concepts are attempted to be thoroughly reviewed. Unsolved problems and paradoxes are pointed out. I show that most of those ap proaches have a common basis in the theory of unconstrained membranes. The very interesting and important concept of membrane space, the tensor calculus in and functional transformations in are discussed.

Calvino and the Landscape of Childhood

Calvino and the Landscape of Childhood
Author: Claudia Nocentini (Lecturer in Italian, University of Edinburgh)
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2017-12-02
ISBN: 1351196855
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calvino and the Landscape of Childhood Book Excerpt:

"Although never named as such, the landscape of Sanremo was a visual source for Calvino's fiction. This recurring theme provides both a link between some very different works and an insight into the autobiographical dimension of an author whose attitude to privacy is protective but detached. This work is an analysis of the criteria of representative (and of representational distortion) of a descriptive motif."