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Workshops of Empire

Workshops of Empire

Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing During the Cold War

  • Author: Eric Bennett
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • ISBN: 1609383710
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 246
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During and just after World War II, an influential group of American writers and intellectuals projected a vision for literature that would save the free world. Novels, stories, plays, and poems, they believed, could inoculate weak minds against simplistic totalitarian ideologies, heal the spiritual wounds of global catastrophe, and just maybe prevent the like from happening again. As the Cold War began, high-minded and well-intentioned scholars, critics, and writers from across the political spectrum argued that human values remained crucial to civilization and that such values stood in dire need of formulation and affirmation. They believed that the complexity of literature—of ideas bound to concrete images, of ideologies leavened with experiences—enshrined such values as no other medium could. Creative writing emerged as a graduate discipline in the United States amid this astonishing swirl of grand conceptions. The early workshops were formed not only at the time of, but in the image of, and under the tremendous urgency of, the postwar imperatives for the humanities. Vivid renderings of personal experience would preserve the liberal democratic soul—a soul menaced by the gathering leftwing totalitarianism of the USSR and the memory of fascism in Italy and Germany. Workshops of Empire explores this history via the careers of Paul Engle at the University of Iowa and Wallace Stegner at Stanford. In the story of these founding fathers of the discipline, Eric Bennett discovers the cultural, political, literary, intellectual, and institutional underpinnings of creative writing programs within the university. He shows how the model of literary technique championed by the first writing programs—a model that values the interior and private life of the individual, whose experiences are not determined by any community, ideology, or political system—was born out of this Cold War context and continues to influence the way creative writing is taught, studied, read, and written into the twenty-first century.

Frontiers in the Roman World

Frontiers in the Roman World

Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Durham, 16-19 April 2009)

  • Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 900420119X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 378
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This volume presents the proceedings of the ninth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. It focuses on different ways in which Rome created, changed and influenced (perceptions of) frontiers.

Ritual Dynamics and Religious Change in the Roman Empire

Ritual Dynamics and Religious Change in the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Heidelberg, July 5-7, 2007)

  • Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004174818
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire and brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, classicists and specialists in Roman law from some thirty European and North American universities. The eighth volume focuses on the impact of the Roman Empire on religious behaviour, with a special focus on the dynamics of ritual. The volume is divided into three sections: ritualising the empire, performing civic community in the empire and performing religion in the empire.

Crises and the Roman Empire

Crises and the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Nijmegen, June 20-24, 2006)

  • Author: O. Hekster,G. de Kleijn,D. Slootjes
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 904742090X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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This volume presents the proceedings of the seventh workshop of the international thematic network Impact of Empire, which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire. It focuses on the impact that crises had on the development and functioning of the Roman Empire from the Republic to Late Imperial times.

Empire's Workshop

Empire's Workshop

Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism

  • Author: Greg Grandin
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 9781429959155
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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An eye-opening examination of Latin America's role as proving ground for U.S. imperial strategies and tactics In recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. In their search for precedents, they invoke the Roman and British empires as well as postwar reconstructions of Germany and Japan. Yet they consistently ignore the one place where the United States had its most formative imperial experience: Latin America. A brilliant excavation of a long-obscured history, Empire's Workshop is the first book to show how Latin America has functioned as a laboratory for American extraterritorial rule. Historian Greg Grandin follows the United States' imperial operations, from Thomas Jefferson's aspirations for an "empire of liberty" in Cuba and Spanish Florida, to Ronald Reagan's support for brutally oppressive but U.S.-friendly regimes in Central America. He traces the origins of Bush's policies to Latin America, where many of the administration's leading lights—John Negroponte, Elliott Abrams, Otto Reich—first embraced the deployment of military power to advance free-market economics and first enlisted the evangelical movement in support of their ventures. With much of Latin America now in open rebellion against U.S. domination, Grandin concludes with a vital question: If Washington has failed to bring prosperity and democracy to Latin America—its own backyard "workshop"—what are the chances it will do so for the world?

Workshop of the British Empire

Workshop of the British Empire

Engineering and Shipbuilding in the West of Scotland

  • Author: Michael S. Moss,John R. Hume
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 192
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The Impact of the Roman Army (200 BC-AD 476)

The Impact of the Roman Army (200 BC-AD 476)

Economic, Social, Political, Religious, and Cultural Aspects : Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, 200 B.C.-A.D. 476), Capri, March 29-April 2, 2005

  • Author: Impact of Empire (Organització). Workshop
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004160442
  • Category: History
  • Page: 589
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This sixth volume of the network Impact of Empire offers a comprehensive reading on the economic, political, religious and cultural impact of Roman military forces on the regions that were dominated by the Roman Empire.

The Impact of Mobility and Migration in the Roman Empire

The Impact of Mobility and Migration in the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Twelfth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Rome, June 17-19, 2015)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004334807
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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The Impact of Mobility and Migration in the Roman Empire assembles a series of papers on key themes of Roman mobility and migration, discussing i.a. the mobility of the army, of the elite, of women, and war-induced mobility and deportations.

Integration in Rome and in the Roman World

Integration in Rome and in the Roman World

Proceedings of the Tenth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Lille, June 23-25, 2011)

  • Author: G. de Kleijn,Stéphane Benoist
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004256679
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Integration in the empire under the political control of the city of Rome, her princeps, and the different authorities in the provinces includes processes of inclusion and exclusion. They are explored from juridical, political, social and religious points of view.

War Time

War Time

An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences

  • Author: Mary L. Dudziak
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199913471
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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On the surface, "wartime" is a period of time in which a society is at war. But we now live in what President Obama has called "an age without surrender ceremonies," where it is no longer easy to distinguish between times of war and times of peace. In this inventive meditation on war, time, and the law, Mary Dudziak argues that wartime is not as discrete a time period as we like to think. Instead, America has been engaged in some form of ongoing overseas armed conflict for over a century. Meanwhile policy makers and the American public continue to view wars as exceptional events that eventually give way to normal peace times. This has two consequences: first, because war is thought to be exceptional, "wartime" remains a shorthand argument justifying extreme actions like torture and detention without trial; and second, ongoing warfare is enabled by the inattention of the American people. More disconnected than ever from the wars their nation is fighting, public disengagement leaves us without political restraints on the exercise of American war powers.

From Workshop to Empire

From Workshop to Empire

Britain 1750-1900

  • Author: Hamish Macdonald
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • ISBN: 0748722017
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 112
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Accompanying a pupil's book focusing on Britain between 1750 and 1900, this teacher's resource guide is part of a series which provides resources that meet the requirements of the revised Key Stage 3 History curriculum. The guide contains additional banks of questions for pupils of different ability-levels, photocopiable worksheets for developing topics in the pupil's book and providing self-contained resources for homework, information on the provenance and background of all sources, and detailed teacher's notes.

Wonder of the Age

Wonder of the Age

Master Painters of India, 1100-1900

  • Author: John Guy,Jorrit Britschgi
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ISBN: 1588394301
  • Category: Painters
  • Page: 224
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012.

The Transformation of Economic Life Under the Roman Empire

The Transformation of Economic Life Under the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the Second Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, C. 200 B.C. - A.D. 476), Nottingham, July 4-7, 2001

  • Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop
  • Publisher: J.C. Gieben
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
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Did a Roman imperial economy exist under the Late Republic, the Roman Principate and the Later Roman Empire? And if so, what type of economy was it? Another equally important question is: did the Roman Empire, by specific actions, the creation of infrastructures, or its very existence, trigger a transformation of economic life in the regions which it dominated? Or was the Empire a marginal affair in the regions that belonged to it, and did economic developments take their own course, independently of the Empire? Questions like these, which are of great consequence to any student of Roman history, archaeology, and Roman law, are treated in this volume, which in its successive parts focuses on: 1. The character of the Roman economy. 2. Economic life in particular regions of the Roman Empire. 3. The economy of the Later Roman Empire.

Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire

Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire

  • Author: Robert Leckey,Kim Brooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135147884
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
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Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire uses queer theory to examine the complex interactions of law, culture, and empire. Building on recent work on empire, and taking contextual, socio-legal, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches, it studies how activists and scholars engaged in queer theory projects can unwittingly advance imperial projects and how queer theory can itself show imperial ambitions. The authors – from five continents – delve into examples drawn from Bollywood cinema to California’s 2008 marriage referendum. The chapters view a wide range of texts – from cultural productions to laws and judgments – as regulatory forces requiring scrutiny from outside Western, heterosexual privilege. This innovative collection goes beyond earlier queer legal work, engaging with recent developments, featuring case studies from India, South Africa, the US, Australasia, Eastern Europe, and embracing the frames offered by different disciplinary lenses. Queer Theory: Law, Culture, Empire will be of particular interest to students and researchers in the fields of socio-legal studies, comparative law, law and gender/sexuality, and law and culture.

Hofjuristen der römischen Kaiser bis Justinian

Hofjuristen der römischen Kaiser bis Justinian

  • Author: Detlef Liebs
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783769616545
  • Category: Justice, Administration of (Roman law)
  • Page: 213
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Administration, Prosopography and Appointment Policies in the Roman Empire

Administration, Prosopography and Appointment Policies in the Roman Empire

Proceedings of the First Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Roman Empire, 27 B.C. - A.D. 406), Leiden, June 28 - July 1, 2000

  • Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9789050632485
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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The title of this volume is 'Administration, Prosopography and Appointment Policies in the Roman Empire'. The papers contained in this volume focus on all three of these themes, within the context of the impact of the Roman empire upon the regions it dominated. The papers contained in the first part of the volume concentrate on appointment policies, career structures and the impact of military presence and recuitment, esp. in border provinces, in the period of the Principate (27 B.C. - A.D. 284). In the second part of the volume the reader will find papers on Roman jurists, administrators, and bureaucrats and articles about administrative procedures, the administration of justice, rescripts and the influence of learned juridical treatises in various regions of the Roman empire. The last section of the volume presents contributions on the impact of the Roman imperial administration and appointment policies on communal rights and politics, the composition of local councils, local administrative structures, Romanisation, and social mobility of regional and local notables in various provinces of the Roman Empire.

Artisans of Empire

Artisans of Empire

Crafts and Craftspeople Under the Ottomans

  • Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857737619
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 304
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The manufacture and trade in crafted goods and the men and women who were involved in this industry - including metalworkers, ceramicists, silk weavers, fez-makers, blacksmiths and even barbers - lay at the social as well as the economic heart of the Ottoman empire. This comprehensive history, by leading Ottoman historian Suraiya Faroqhi, presents the definitive view of the subject, from the production and distribution of different craft objects to their use and enjoyment within the community. Faroqhi sheds new light on all aspects of artisan life, setting the concerns of individual craftsmen within the context of the broader cultural themes that connect them to the wider world. Combining social, cultural, economic, religious and historical insights, this will be the authoritative work on Ottoman artisans and guilds for many years to come. 'A display of unrivalled knowledge of the sources by one of the leading historians of the Ottoman Empire.' - Erik J. Zürcher, Professor of Turkish Studies at the University of Leiden

Empire of Cotton

Empire of Cotton

A Global History

  • Author: Sven Beckert
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0385353251
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert’s rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in the 1780s, these men captured ancient trades and skills in Asia, and combined them with the expropriation of lands in the Americas and the enslavement of African workers to crucially reshape the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia, and how industrial capitalism gave birth to an empire, and how this force transformed the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. The result is a book as unsettling as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist.

The Broad Stone of Empire

The Broad Stone of Empire

Problems of Crown Colony Administration, With Records of Personal Experience

  • Author: Charles Bruce
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108023606
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 586
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Detailed discussion of problems of late Victorian colonial administration, intended for novices in the colonial service, first published in 1910.

Hybride Kulturen im mittelalterlichen Europa/Hybride Cultures in Medieval Europe

Hybride Kulturen im mittelalterlichen Europa/Hybride Cultures in Medieval Europe

Vorträge und Workshops einer internationalen Frühlingsschule/Papers and Workshops of an International Spring School

  • Author: Michael Borgolte,Bernd Schneidmüller
  • Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
  • ISBN: 3050049669
  • Category: History
  • Page: 342
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Kulturen sind keine monolithischen Blöcke. Sie sind hybrid, setzen sich also aus Elementen verschiedenster Herkunft zusammen und bringen aus ihnen Neues hervor. Das DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm "Integration und Desintegration der Kulturen im europäischen Mittelalter" hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, die Geschichte Europas im Mittelalter vom permanenten Kontakt und Austausch her zu denken und die sich daraus ergebenden Prozesse kultureller Innovationen zu analysieren. Auf einer "International Spring School" im April 2008 präsentierte sich das Schwerpunktprogramm einer breiten wissenschaftlichen Öffentlichkeit. Der Band vereint die dort gehaltenen Vorträge und Workshops. Das Phänomen der Hybridität von Kulturen und die Differenzen der mittelalterlichen Welt zwischen Island und der Levante, zwischen Skandinavien und Nordafrika werden aus den Blickwinkeln verschiedener Disziplinen (Byzantinistik, Skandinavistik, Mediävistik, Germanistik, Kunstgeschichte, Orientalistik, Judaistik, Osteuropäische Geschichte) und Wissenschaftsnationen (Ungarn, Italien, Niederlande, Russland, Frankreich, Israel, Griechenland, USA, Island, Deutschland) beleuchtet. Mit Beiträgen von Cyril Aslanov, Nora Berend, Michael Borgolte, Corinna Bottiglieri, Krijnie Ciggaar, Wolfram Drews, Ásdis Egilsdóttir, Almut Höfert, Benjamin Z. Kedar, Christian Kiening, Gábor Klaniczay, Karin Krause, Hartmut Kugler, Svetlana Luchitsky, Marina Münkler, Robert Ousterhout, Juliane Schiel, Jean-Claude Schmitt, Bernd Schneidmüller, Annette Seitz, Apostolos Spanos, John Tolan, Gia Toussaint und Nektarios Zarras.