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AbstractIn the early modern period, devotion to black saints began to spread throughout the Catholic World. First envisioned as a tool for the conversion of newly baptized black slaves, the cults of black saints spread rapidly throughout Iberia and the Americas. This article examines...
AbstractUsing a multiscopic approach to the study of global history, this article shows how a military campaign of rural pacification in southeastern China fostered entangled state-building in China and in the British colony of the Straits Settlements on the Malay Peninsula. Two...
AbstractIn the first decade of the twentieth century scholarly reformers around the world became newly aware that universities were assets that could be harnessed to achieve national economic and cultural goals. Yet universities remained local institutions, nested in the cities that benefited...
AbstractIn August 1944, as Allied troops approached the French capital, Parisians rose up and fought to liberate their city. Despite its secondary status in military terms, the Liberation of Paris became one of the founding myths of postwar France, sold in pictures at the cinema but above all in...
AbstractRecent research on food history has challenged the Cartesian mind-body dualism, revealing important connections between the material-sensory properties of foods and the mental-discursive meanings attached to them. The concept of the embodied imagination provides scholars with a useful...
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