Beyond Bokhara

the life of William Moorcroft, Asian explorer and pioneer veterinary surgeon, 1767-1825

Author: Garry Alder

Publisher: Century

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 417

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Die Entzauberung Asiens

Europa und die asiatischen Reiche im 18. Jahrhundert

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406627242

Category: History

Page: 574

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Asien war eines der großen Themen der Aufklärungsepoche. Im 18. Jahrhundert wurden auch entlegene Teile Asiens bereist und erschlossen. Um 1780 waren die Gebildeten Europas über Asien hervorragend informiert. Asien wurde damals zugleich entzaubert und besser verstanden als in den Jahrhunderten davor. Für eine kurze Zeit wurden Araber, Inder, Perser oder Chinesen zu entfernten Nachbarn, mit denen sich trotz offenkundiger Kommunikationsschwierigkeiten ein Dialog führen ließ. Weltoffenheit und wissenschaftliche Neugier kippten um 1800 in eine neue, heute noch nachwirkende Arroganz um. Zur kolonialen Unterwerfung eines entzauberten Kontinents war es dann nur ein kleiner Schritt. Für die Neuausgabe wurde das Buch um ein Nachwort erweitert, das sich kritisch mit der Diskussion um eurozentrischen «Orientalismus» auseinandersetzt.

Empire and Information

Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870

Author: Christopher Alan Bayly,C. A. Bayly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663601

Category: History

Page: 412

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Christopher Bayly, already established as one of the most eminent historians of his day, writes a penetrating account of the evolution of British intelligence in India. He describes how Indian spies were recruited to secure political and social information about their subjects, and how the colonial authorities interpreted, and, in some cases, misinterpreted the information supplied. This book will become a classic in the field of Indian and imperian history, and will be read by both scholar and student alike.

Veterinary Medicine

A Guide to Historical Sources

Author: Pamela Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135187604X

Category: History

Page: 622

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Veterinary medicine has long been recognized as one of the more neglected areas of medical history. One of the main stumbling blocks to research is the lack of comprehensive information regarding the survival and availability of primary source material. Veterinary Medicine: A Guide to Historical Sources redresses these issues for the first time, offering researchers an unparalleled tool with which to approach the subject. The book opens with a brief history of veterinary medicine and the veterinary profession from the fourteenth to the beginning of the twenty first centuries, identifying the key dates and events that shaped their development. There then follows a chapter on the nature and uses of the records covered by the book, outlining the types of records found, the type of information they contain and their likely uses by different types of researcher. A brief user's guide then explains how to use the book. After these preliminary sections, comes the main body of the book, the lists of records. It is here that the various practices and institutions covered by the book are listed, together with the types of records they hold, the dates they cover and where they are kept. A short biographical history is also included with each entry where appropriate. Taken as a whole this volume will prove to be an invaluable aid for any scholar, researching the history of veterinary medicine in Britain.

Britain and Tibet 1765-1947

A Select Annotated Bibliography of British Relations with Tibet and the Himalayan States Including Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan

Author: Julie G. Marshall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415336475

Category: History

Page: 607

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This bibliography is a record of British relations with Tibet in the period 1765 to 1947. As such it also involves British relations with Russia and China, and with the Himalayan states of Ladakh, Lahul and Spiti, Kumaon and Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Assam, in so far as British policy towards these states was affected by her desire to establish relations with Tibet. It also covers a subject of some importance in contemporary diplomacy. It was the legacy of unresolved problems concerning Tibet and its borders, bequeathed to India by Britain in 1947, which led to border disputes and ultimately to war between India and China in 1962. These borders are still in dispute today. It also provides background information to Tibet's claims to independence, an issue of current importance. The work is divided into a number of sections and subsections, based on chronology, geography and events. The introductions to each of the sections provide a condensed and informative history of the period and place the books and article in their historical context. Most entries are also annotated. This work is therefore both a history and a bibliography of the subject, and provides a rapid entry into a complex area for scholars in the fields of international relations and military history as well as Asian history.

A Communion of Subjects

Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics

Author: Paul Waldau,Kimberley Christine Patton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509979

Category: Philosophy

Page: 720

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A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into humans' relationships with animals and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live. Contributors examine Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Confucianism, African religions, traditions from ancient Egypt and early China, and Native American, indigenous Tibetan, and Australian Aboriginal traditions, among others. They explore issues such as animal consciousness, suffering, sacrifice, and stewardship in innovative methodological ways. They also address contemporary challenges relating to law, biotechnology, social justice, and the environment. By grappling with the nature and ideological features of various religious views, the contributors cast religious teachings and practices in a new light. They reveal how we either intentionally or inadvertently marginalize "others," whether they are human or otherwise, reflecting on the ways in which we assign value to living beings. Though it is an ancient concern, the topic of "Religion and Animals" has yet to be systematically studied by modern scholars. This groundbreaking collection takes the first steps toward a meaningful analysis.

Die Russen in Centralasien

Eine Studie über die neueste Geographie und Geschichte Centralasiens

Author: Friedrich von Hellwald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 233

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Die Stimme des Nichts

Roman

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404243785

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Flinx wird von düsteren Träumen und lähmenden Kopfschmerzen heimgesucht. Seine mentalen Kräfte geraten außer Kontrolle. Er sucht die einzige Person auf, der er vertraut: seine Freundin Charity. Doch die Träume scheinen ansteckend zu sein. Schon bald leidet auch Charity darunter. Das Böse selbst scheint aus den Tiefen des Universums nach ihnen zu greifen.

Gedächtnis und Gehirn

Reclam Sachbuch

Author: Jonathan K. Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3159606287

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Warum machen unsere Erinnerungen einen so wichtigen Teil unserer Persönlichkeit aus? Gibt es nur ein Gedächtnis quasi als Ganzes - oder handelt es sich um mehrere? Verändert sich unsere Fähigkeit zu erinnern im Alter? Was gibt es für Ansätze, unsere Erinnerungsfähigkeit zu stärken? Und was kann mit der Erinnerung schiefgehen - etwa bei Demenz, Hirnverletzungen, déja-vu-Erfahrungen? Der kleine Band erklärt kompakt und verständlich, was eigentlich im Gehirn passiert, wenn wir uns erinnern.

Wie ich Livingstone fand

Reisen und Entdeckungen in Zentral-Afrika

Author: Henry M. Stanley

Publisher: Edition Erdmann in der marixverlag GmbH

ISBN: 3843802939

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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"Dr. Livingstone, wie ich vermute?" - fünf Wörter, die dem Angesprochenen das Leben retteten und zum geflügelten Wort nicht nur der abendländischen Entdeckerliteratur wurden. Mit diesen Worten begrüßt der junge ambitionierte Reporter Henry Morton Stanley den bis dato verschollenen Afrikaforscher David Livingstone am 10. November 1871 in einem kleinen Dorf am Tanganjikasee. Acht strapaziöse und mitunter lebensgefährliche Monate war Stanley im Auftrag seines exzentrischen Verlegers auf der Suche nach dem berühmten Afrikaforscher durch den "Schwarzen Kontinent" gezogen, hatte unzählige Männer durch Krankheit und Erschöpfung verloren, bis er schließlich dem Totgeglaubten gegenübersteht, ihm die Rettung vor dem sicheren Tod bringt und unter seinem Einfluss schließlich sogar selbst zum renommierten Afrikaforscher wird.

Auf Schneeschuhen durch Grönland (1894)

2. Band, mit 159 Abbildungen

Author: Fridtjof Nansen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954274973

Category: Transportation

Page: 464

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Mit der berühmten Grönland-Expedition, durchgeführt in den Jahren 1888 und 1889, gelang Nansen erstmals der Beweis, dass Grönland vollständig mit Eis überzogen ist. Dieses von ihm selbst verfasste Buch über die Expedition aus dem Jahre 1894 war seinerzeit eine Sensation und ist auch heute noch an Authentizität schwer zu überbieten.

Geschichte Des Altertums

Author: Max Duncker

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864541174

Category:

Page: 518

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