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The Evolution of Cultural Entities

The Evolution of Cultural Entities

Michael Wheeler, John Ziman, and Margaret A. Boden (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197262627
eISBN:
9780191771989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262627.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Ever since Charles Darwin, scholars have noted that cultural entities such as languages, laws, firms, and theories seem to ‘evolve’ through sequences of variation, selection and replication, in many ... More

Fifty Years of ProsopographyThe Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Averil Cameron (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book presents an interdisciplinary discussion of the important methodological tool known as prosopography — the collection of all known information about individuals within a given period. With ... More

Fragments and Meaning in Traditional SongFrom the Blues to the Baltic

Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is about traditional songs. Folk song scholarship was originally obsessed with notions of completeness and narrative coherence; yet field notebooks and recordings (and, increasingly, ... More

Free Will and Modern Science

Free Will and Modern Science

Richard Swinburne (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Do humans have a free choice of which actions to perform? Three recent developments of modern science can help us to answer this question. First, new investigative tools have enabled us to study the ... More

From Anatolia to AcehOttomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia

From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia

Andrew Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265819
eISBN:
9780191771972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265819.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The papers collected in this volume investigate the relationship between Southeast Asia and the Ottoman Empire. Southeast Asia has long been connected by trade, religion and political links to the ... More

From Plunder to PreservationBritain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Astrid Swenson and Peter Mandler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

What was the effect of the British empire on the cultures and civilizations of the peoples over whom it ruled? This book takes a novel approach to this important and controversial subject by ... More

The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

A.C.S. Peacock (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This is the first major comparative study of the frontiers of the Ottoman Empire, one of the crucial forces that shaped the modern world. The chapters combine archaeological and historical approaches ... More

Genocide and Resistance in Hitler’s BosniaThe Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941–1943

Genocide and Resistance in Hitler’s Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941–1943

Marko Attila Hoare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263808
eISBN:
9780191734458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263808.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This volume is a study of revolution, genocide and national identity in Bosnia-Hercegovina during World War II. It explains the civil war between two rival guerrilla movements — the Partisans and the ... More

Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Kenneth Dyson and Klaus Goetz (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262955
eISBN:
9780191734465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The process of European integration is marked both by continued deepening and widening, and by growing evidence of domestic disquiet and dissent. Against this background, this book examines three key ... More

Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

C. A. Bayly and E. F. Biagini (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264317
eISBN:
9780191734472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264317.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian patriot, humanist, and republican – was one of the most celebrated and revered political activists and thinkers of the 19th century. This volume compares and contrasts the ... More

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