Imperial Unknowns

The Political Arithmetic of the Unknown: The French Nation Attempts to shape the reified result of the ... of the unknown national played a crucial role in the seventeenthand eighteenth-century Mediterranean imperial administration.

Author: Cornel Zwierlein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107166448

Category: History

Page: 426

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At the intersection of the history of knowledge and science, of European trade empires and the Mediterranean, this major new empirical study presents a new method for understanding the history of ignorance across politics, religion, history and science during the early Enlightenment.

Martin Folkes 1690 1754

... after a period of being a schoolmaster and giving public lectures in natural philosophy in Newcastle , came to London in 1716 to establish a medical practice . Jurin attended his first Royal 125 Cornel Zwierlein , Imperial Unknowns ...

Author: Anna Marie Roos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192565655

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Martin Folkes (1690-1754): Newtonian, Antiquary, Connoisseur is a cultural and intellectual biography of the only President of both the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries. Sir Isaac Newton's protégé, astronomer, mathematician, freemason, art connoisseur, Voltaire's friend and Hogarth's patron, his was an intellectually vibrant world. Folkes was possibly the best-connected natural philosopher and antiquary of his age, an epitome of Enlightenment sociability, and yet he was a surprisingly neglected figure, the long shadow of Newton eclipsing his brilliant disciple. A complex figure, Folkes edited Newton's posthumous works in biblical chronology, yet was a religious skeptic and one of the first members of the gentry to marry an actress. His interests were multidisciplinary, from his authorship of the first complete history of the English coinage, to works concerning ancient architecture, statistical probability, and astronomy. Rich archival material, including Folkes's travel diary, correspondence, and his library and art collections permit reconstruction through Folkes's eyes of what it was like to be a collector and patron, a Masonic freethinker, and antiquarian and virtuoso in the days before 'science' became sub-specialised. Folkes's virtuosic sensibility and possible role in the unification of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society tells against the historiographical assumption that this was the age in which the 'two cultures' of the humanities and sciences split apart, never to be reunited. In Georgian England, antiquarianism and 'science' were considered largely part of the same endeavour.

Proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia

... sash and frame slightly damaged by fire in front room on first floor Unknown A quantity of hay destroyed by fire in ... National of Australia Imperial Imperial Standard Standard Not insured Not insured South British Insurance Co.

Author: South Australia. Parliament


ISBN: STANFORD:36105015443711

Category: South Australia


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English Explorers in the East 1738 1745

24 Not “collected”, as in the transcription that appears in Zwierlein, Imperial Unknowns, p. 188. 25 John Hudson (ed.), Geographiae Veteris Scriptores Graeci Minores, Oxford, 1698. 26 Tabula Itineraria Peutingeriana (see below).

Author: Rachel Finnegan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004404229

Category: History

Page: 346

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In English Explorers in the East (1738-1745). The Travels of Thomas Shaw, Charles Perry and Richard Pococke, Rachel Finnegan examines the influential travel writings of three rival explorers, whose eastern travel books were printed within a decade of each other.

Religious Individualisation

1994. 'The Fractal Person'. In Big Men and Great Men: Personifications of Power in Melanesia, eds. Maurice Godelier and Malilyn Strathern, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 159–73. Zwierlein, Cornel. 2016. Imperial Unknowns.

Author: Martin Fuchs

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110580853

Category: Social Science

Page: 1444

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This volume brings together key findings of the long-term research project ‘Religious Individualisation in Historical Perspective’ (Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Erfurt University). Combining a wide range of disciplinary approaches, methods and theories, the volume assembles over 50 contributions that explore and compare processes of religious individualisation in different religious environments and historical periods, in particular in Asia, the Mediterranean, and Europe from antiquity to the recent past. Contrary to standard theories of modernisation, which tend to regard religious individualisation as a specifically modern or early modern as well as an essentially Western or Christian phenomenon, the chapters reveal processes of religious individualisation in a large variety of non-Western and pre-modern scenarios. Furthermore, the volume challenges prevalent views that regard religions primarily as collective phenomena and provides nuanced perspectives on the appropriation of religious agency, the pluralisation of religious options, dynamics of de-traditionalisation and privatisation, the development of elaborated notions of the self, the facilitation of religious deviance, and on the notion of dividuality.

Author Unknown

The approach is hard to shake, because it is enshrined, again, in the very names we use to slice up imperial literary history. “Augustan,” “Neronian,” “Flavian,” “Trajanic,” “Antonine,” and so on are all terms making ...

Author: Tom Geue

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674242401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Classical scholarship tends to treat anonymous authorship as a problem or game—a defect to be repaired or mystery to be solved. But anonymity can be a source of meaning unto itself, rather than a gap that needs filling. Tom Geue’s close readings of Latin texts show what the suppression or loss of a name can do for literature.

Tales for an Unknown City

They are running all over the court , eating up the grain in the imperial granary , going hither and yon in the kitchens . They've even gotten into the imperial concubines ' quarters . And they're scaring the women , who are afraid that ...

Author: Dan Yashinsky

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773509534

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Tales for an Unknown City is a vibrant selection of almost fifty stories from among the many told at One Thousand and One Friday Nights of Storytelling, a weekly open gathering in Toronto begun by Dan Yashinsky in 1978 and still going strong. There are tales from Canada and many other parts of the world; each followed by a brief word from the teller, giving us the flavour of the "Friday Nights."

Imperial College Lectures In Petroleum Engineering The Volume 4 Drilling And Reservoir Appraisal

In multi-phase flow, there are at least as many unknowns as we have phases, i.e. one rate per phase. Actually, due to the fact that different phases do not flow at the same velocities, the number of unknowns is larger, including not ...

Author: Vural Sander Suicmez

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781786343970

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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This book covers the fundamentals of drilling and reservoir appraisal for petroleum. Split into three sections, the first looks at the basic principles of well engineering in terms of planning, design and construction. It then goes on to describe well safety, costs and operations management. The second section is focussed on drilling and core analysis, and the laboratory measurement of the physico-chemical properties of samples. It is clear that efficient development of hydrocarbon reservoirs is highly dependent on understanding these key properties, and the data can only be gathered through a carefully conducted core-analysis program, as described. Finally, in the third section we look at production logging, an essential part of reservoir appraisal, which describes the nature and the behaviour of fluids in or around the borehole. It describes how to know, at a given time, phase by phase, and zone by zone, how much fluid is coming out of or going into the formation.As part of the Imperial College Lectures in Petroleum Engineering, and based on a lecture series on the same topic, Drilling and Reservoir Appraisal provides the introductory information needed for students of the earth sciences, petroleum engineering, engineering and geoscience.

The Unknowns

The Untold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and WWI's Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home Patrick K. O' ... that the Germans had unleashed in Russia, was spreading inside their own country, undermining the imperial government.

Author: Patrick K. O'Donnell

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780802149268

Category: History

Page: 288

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The award-winning combat historian and author of Washington’s Immortals honors the Unknown Soldier with this “gripping story” of America’s part in WWI (Washington Times). The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now receives millions of visitors each year. “With exhaustive research and fluid prose,” historian Patrick O’Donnell illuminates the saga behind the creation of the Tomb itself, and the stories of the soldiers who took part in its consecration (Wall Street Journal). When the first Unknown Soldier was laid to rest in Arlington, General John Pershing selected eight of America’s most decorated veterans to serve as Body Bearers. These men appropriately spanned America’s service branches and specialties. Their ranks include a cowboy who relived the charge of the light brigade, an American Indian who heroically breached mountains of German barbed wire, a salty New Englander who dueled a U-boat for hours in a fierce gunfight, a tough New Yorker who sacrificed his body to save his ship, and an indomitable gunner who, though blinded by gas, nonetheless overcame five machine-gun nests. In telling the stories of these brave men, O’Donnell shines a light on the service of all veterans, including the hero they brought home. Their stories present an intimate narrative of America’s involvement in the Great War, transporting readers into the midst of dramatic battles that ultimately decided the conflict.