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Regimes of HistoricityPresentism and Experiences of Time

Regimes of Historicity: Presentism and Experiences of Time

François Hartog

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163767
eISBN:
9780231538763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163767.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book explores crucial moments of change in society's “regimes of historicity,” or its ways of relating to the past, present, and future. Deriving inspiration from Hannah Arendt, Reinhart ... More

The Sarashina DiaryA Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167185
eISBN:
9780231537452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167185.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile ... More

Sectarian Politics in the GulfFrom the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings

Frederic Wehrey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165129
eISBN:
9780231536103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings, this book investigates the roots of the Shi'a–Sunni divide now dominating the Persian Gulf's ... More

Shanghai HomesPalimpsests of Private Life

Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

Jie Li

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167178
eISBN:
9780231538176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—the text salvages intimate recollections by successive ... More

ShiziChina's First Syncretist

Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Paul Fischer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

By blending multiple strands of thought into one ideology, Chinese Syncretists of the pre-imperial period created an essential guide to contemporary ideas about self, society, and government. Merging ... More

Socialism of FoolsCapitalism and Modern Anti-Semitism

Socialism of Fools: Capitalism and Modern Anti-Semitism

Michele Battini, Noor Mazhar, and Isabella Vergnano

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170383
eISBN:
9780231541329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170383.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In Socialism of Fools, Michele Battini focuses on the critical moment during the Enlightenment in which anti-Jewish stereotypes morphed into a sophisticated, modern social anti-Semitism. He recovers ... More

Taking It BigC. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals

Stanley Aronowitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231135412
eISBN:
9780231509503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231135412.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

C. Wright Mills (1916–1962) was an intellectual who transformed the independent American Left in the 1940s and 1950s. Often challenging the established ideologies and approaches of fellow leftist ... More

Thai StickSurfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161343
eISBN:
9780231535564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161343.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Located on the left bank of the Chao Phya River, Thailand's capital, Krungthep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and “the City of Angels” to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the ... More

They Wished They Were HonestThe Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Michael Armstrong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For two years the author was chief counsel to the Knapp Commission, investigating cops. Based on the author's recollections of this watershed moment in law enforcement accountability—prompted by the ... More

Under SiegePLO Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

Under Siege: PLO Decisionmaking During the 1982 War

Rashid Khalidi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166690
eISBN:
9780231535953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166690.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is a firsthand account of the 1982 Lebanon War and the complex negotiations for the evacuation of the P.L.O. from Beirut. Utilizing unconventional sources and interviews with key officials ... More

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