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  1. A Migrant Culture on Display: The French Migrant and French Gastronomy in London (19th – 21st centuries)

    Kelly, D.


    The large contemporary French migrant population – estimated by the French Consulate at around 300,000–400,000 in the UK, the majority living in London and the South-East – remains ‘absent’ from studies on migration, and, in a study of migrant food history in Britain, is considered not to have left traces as a migrant community. Over the centuries, the presence of various French communities in London has varied significantly as far as numbers are concerned, but what does not change is their s...

  2. 19th Century Ankara Through Historical Poems

    Özge Öztekin


    Full Text Available A city is a place whose meaning is found in the poetry created there. In Kevin Lynch’s words, a city presents the imagination with an unlimited potential for “readability”. If we consider this unlimited readability through poetry, it can be said that attempts to find the zeitgeist of a city at a certain time through literary texts must evaluate the poetry, the city and the time. This is because poetry (or literature in general, just like a city, has an important memory which oscillates through ideas of its past and future. In this sense, divan poetry and one particular example of it—historical “manzume” poems—are memories which richly illustrate the ‘continuity’ and ‘change’ within a period. This work, on 19th century Ankara, aims to evaluate the traces reflected in historical manzume poems of the time they were written. Five historical manzume poems in three texts out of seventy 19th century divan collections scanned for this work were found to be about Ankara. Two of these manzumes are by Cazib, one by Ziver Pasha, and one by Mahmud Celaleddin Pasha. The first of these is on Ankara’s dervish lodge; the second on a barracks being built in Ankara; the third on Vecihi Pasha’s governorship of Ankara; the fourth on the the Mayoral Residence. In addition to these, a manzume on the construction of Hamidiye Caddesi by Mahmud Celaleddin Pasha is discovered with in scope of the work. The aim of this work is to provide a contribution to city history through a commentary on elements of 19th century poetry concerning Ankara.

  3. Teratology in Mexico. 19th Century.

    Gorbach, Frida


    It was not until the last third of the 19th century, the period in which, according to historiography, the country definitely inserted itself into modernity, that anomalies and monstrosities had a presence in Mexico. Therefore, what I present here are four moments of teratology in Mexico, four dates in which I try to recount how teratology, which still occupied a marginal place within the main themes of national science, not only reached to cover the realm of medical discussions at the time, but also laid the foundations for new disciplines like biology and anthropology.

  4. Astronomical dating in the 19th century

    Hilgen, Frederik J.


    Today astronomical tuning is widely accepted as numerical dating method after having revolutionised the age calibration of the geological archive and time scale over the last decades. However, its origin is not well known and tracing its roots is important especially from a science historic perspective. Astronomical tuning developed in consequence of the astronomical theory of the ice ages and was repeatedly used in the second half of the 19th century before the invention of radio-isotopic dating. Building upon earlier ideas of Joseph Adhémar, James Croll started to formulate his astronomical theory of the ice ages in 1864 according to which precession controlled ice ages occur alternatingly on both hemispheres at times of maximum eccentricity of the Earth's orbit. The publication of these ideas compelled Charles Lyell to revise his Principles of Geology and add Croll's theory, thus providing an alternative to his own geographical cause of the ice ages. Both Croll and Lyell initially tuned the last glacial epoch to the prominent eccentricity maximum 850,000 yr ago. This age was used as starting point by Lyell to calculate an age of 240 million years for the beginning of the Cambrium. But Croll soon revised the tuning to a much younger less prominent eccentricity maximum between 240,000 and 80,000 yr ago. In addition he tuned older glacial deposits of late Miocene and Eocene ages to eccentricity maxima around 800,000 and 2,800,000 yr ago. Archibald and James Geikie were the first to recognize interglacials during the last glacial epoch, as predicted by Croll's theory, and attempted to tune them to precession. Soon after Frank Taylor linked a series of 15 end-moraines left behind by the retreating ice sheet to precession to arrive at a possible age of 300,000 yr for the maximum glaciation. In a classic paper, Axel Blytt (1876) explained the scattered distribution of plant groups in Norway to precession induced alternating rainy and dry periods as recorded by the

  5. Women in 19th Century Irish immigration.

    Jackson, P


    By the 1950s--100 years after the great famine of 1845-49-- 57% of emigrants from the 26 countries of Ireland were women. In the latter 1/2 of the 19th Century, increasing proportions of women emigrated, until they outnumbered men. For women it was more than a flight from poverty. It was also an escape from an increasingly patriarchal society, whose asymetrical development as a colony curtailed women's social space, even in their traditional role as wife and mother. The famine, which is the single greatest influence forcing emigration, undermined the social fabric of an agrarian society, hastening the process of agricultural transformation. The growth of a new class of Irish a British grazier landlords resulted in a situation of acute land scarcity, encouraging tendencies to cling to one's land holding without dividing it. This, combined with new inheritance practices, gave rise to widespread arranged marriages as a means of land consolidation, and the dowry system. The spontaneous marriage practices of famine days also were replaced by a postponement of marriage. These trends severely reduced the choices exerted by women. The absence of big industrialized cities, which might have absorbed displaced rural populations, removed available options, particularly for women. The system of land monopoly and inheritance revolving around male heads of households reinforced partriarchal relations, within a framework of rigid sexual norms, whose enforcement was easy because the church, which played an important role in the emergence of these values, was a major landowner in itself. The subordinated, invisible status of women in post-famine Ireland, and growing barriers to easy access to marriage partners, to waged employment and self-expression, all helped ensure the higher and higher emigration rates of women. The economic transformation of Irish agriculture accelerated the establishment of oppressive values and helped depreciate the position of women to a very low level. The

  6. Missionaries and Tonic Sol-fa Music Pedagogy in 19th-Century China

    Southcott, Jane E.; Lee, Angela Hao-Chun


    In the 19th century, Christian missionaries in China, as elsewhere, used the Tonic Sol-fa method of music instruction to aid their evangelizing. This system was designed to improve congregational singing in churches, Sunday schools and missions. The London Missionary Society and other evangelical groups employed the method. These missionaries took…

  7. Technical improvements in 19th century Belgian window glass production

    Lauriks, Leen; Collette, Quentin; Wouters, Ine; Belis, Jan

    Glass was used since the Roman age in the building envelope, but it became widely applied together with iron since the 19th century. Belgium was a major producer of window glass during the nineteenth century and the majority of the produced window glass was exported all over the world. Investigating the literature on the development of 19th century Belgian window glass production is therefore internationally relevant. In the 17th century, wood was replaced as a fuel by coal. In the 19th century, the regenerative tank furnace applied gas as a fuel in a continuous glass production process. The advantages were a clean production, a more constant and higher temperature in the furnace and a fuel saving. The French chemist Nicolas Leblanc (1787-1793) and later the Belgian chemist Ernest Solvay (1863) invented processes to produce alkali out of common salt. The artificial soda ash improved the quality and aesthetics of the glass plates. During the 19th century, the glass production was industrialized, influencing the operation of furnaces, the improvement of raw materials as well as the applied energy sources. Although the production process was industrialized, glassblowing was still the work of an individual. By improving his work tools, he was able to create larger glass plates. The developments in the annealing process followed this evolution. The industry had to wait until the invention of the drawn glass in the beginning of the 20th century to fully industrialise the window glass manufacture process.

  8. The rise of homogamy in 19th century Western Europe

    van Poppel, F.W.A.; Vanassche, S.; Sanchez, M.; Jidkova, S.; Eeckhaut, M.; Oris, M.; Matthijs, K.


    In many parts of Western Europe the age at first marriage and the level of celibacy declined in the second half of the 19th century. This weakening of the European marriage pattern (EMP) can be interpreted as a ‘‘classic’’ response to the increase of the standard of living, but a more far-reaching i

  9. Attempts to Save Tragedy in the 19th Century

    Alicja Przybyszewska


    Full Text Available The article outlines the issue of genre-transformation of tragedy in 19th-century Polish drama. The fundamental question is tragedy’s potential after liberation from the most important structural categories of the genre: the three unities, catharsis and anagnorisis. The discussion on the 19th-century patterns of tragedy, derived from contemporary theory, criticism, and theatrical production, are based on research by Marek Dybizbański, who presented an interesting analysis of the problem, which was an important indicator of contemporary literary thought, in his study called Tragedia polska drugiej połowy XIX wieku — wzorce i odstępstwa [The Polish Tragic Drama in Late 19th Century — Patterns and Divergence]. The issues discussed were: disproportion between expectations and effects, indicated by repertoires and contemporary debate on drama, lack of standard productions of tragedy, matched by great surplus of texts that tried to set the standard, and by programmatic declarations on how to do it. The author, following Dybizbański’s discussion, focuses on the question why the 19th century in Poland was, for tragedy, a lost time.




    Full Text Available Dance has been an indispensable element of human life for centuries. Painters and sculptors have created the dynamism of dance steps either on the canvas or stone with the same excitement. Charits, Nymphs, Bacchantes and Satyrs, the Greek and Roman mythological figures who attract attention with their dances have been a source of inspiration for artists. In this research, the dancing sculptures of the 19th century which is an interesting period in European art because of its witnessing of long term styles like Neoclassicism and Romanticism and short term movements such as Realism and Impressionism are examined. Examples of sculptures which brings dance to life before and after the 19th century have also been mentioned. The likenesses as well as dissimilarities in the way the arts of painting and sculpture approach to the theme of dance has been briefly evaluated.

  11. Family and marital affairs in 19th century Serbia

    Divac Zorica


    Full Text Available Ethnology, as a science, continues to dedicate very much attention to the traditional culture of Serbian 19th century villages. In the past, material culture with all of the disappearing, relic artifacts no longer in use was in the focus of the science. A large amount of data was gathered, on the population origins, migrations, beliefs, rituals, social institutions such as cooperative associations and so on. In spite of these data, ethnology today has no detailed knowledge on life of Serbian 19th century villages especially there is a gap in our knowledge on family life in the first half of the 19th century. Family researches, such as ethnologists, sociologists and particularly those that deal with transformations, in their analyses use as a variable the so-called patriarchal-traditional model of the family. The model assumes: extended or cooperative family, stable and directed toward maintaining family ties and property; divorce is rare since the marriage itself is founded on duties toward family group and deference for a husband or father; the family is tied down to its land and family ties with male lineage are encouraged, and so on. In the first half of the 19th century however, Serbia was the battle-field of political turmoil, rebellion fights and huge social changes and general attitude of instability, migrations arguments, Turkish aggression, and frequent governmental changes, which brought about disturbance in patriarchal system, customs and regulations. Archival sources from the period reveal that courts were very busy dealing with cases of family and marital issues. It is evident that the regulations were put forward to enhance family solidity through marriage and family stability. Several available examples show "a dark side" of the Serbian family life of the period; today, it is not possible to establish the degree to which the family transformed itself from a patriarchal to a more liberated one.

  12. Children, foundlings and orphans in 19th Century Montevideo

    María Laura Osta Vázquez


    Full Text Available Our aim is to shed light on orphan children in 19th century Montevideo from the vantage points of the history of childhood, the history of concepts, and other methodological perspectives. The first orphanage, called ‘La Inclusa’, was founded in 1818. Its activities revolved around a turnstile system wherein babies were left mostly anonymously, by their parents, relatives, neighbors or midwives. Our goal is to deconstruct concepts commonly used today and to historically contextualize them in relation to such practices. We seek to quantitatively visualize these children, parents and wet nurses through charts based on adoption and vital records. 

  13. The development of the dementia concept in 19th century

    Leonardo Caixeta


    Full Text Available The dementia concept has been reformulated through its history and the 19th century was remarkable in the construction of this concept as we understand it today. Like other syndromes, much of the history of the dementia concept comes from the attempt to separate it from other nosological conditions, giving it a unique identity. The fundamental elements for the arising of the dementia modern concept were: a correlation of the observed syndrome with organic-cerebral lesions; b understanding of the irreversibility of the dementia evolution; c its relation with human ageing; and d the choice of the cognitive dysfunction as a clinical marker of the dementia concept.

  14. Evolution of Electromagnetics in the 19th Century

    I. V. Lindell


    Full Text Available Steps leading to the present-day electromagnetic theory made in the 19th Century are briefly reviewed. The progress can be roughly divided in two branches which are called Continental and British Electromagnetics. The former was based on Newton's action-at-a-distance principle and French mathematics while the latter grew from Faraday's contact-action principle, the concept of field lines and physical analogies. Maxwell's field theory and its experimental verification marked the last stage in the process.

  15. Nostalgia in the Army (17th-19th Centuries).

    Battesti, Michèle


    People died from nostalgia in the army in the 17th-19th centuries. The term 'nostalgia', created by the doctor Johannes Hofer (1669-1752), from Mulhouse, came from the Germanic Heimweh, or 'homesickness'. It affected the young people enrolled in the army, such as Swiss mercenaries. Longing for their native land, they were consumed by an ongoing desire to return home. If it was impossible to do so, they sank into 'a sadness accompanied with insomnia, anorexia and other unpleasant symptoms' that could lead to death. Nostalgia became classified as a disease during the last quarter of the 18th century and ravaged the French army during the Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. However, as soon as the wars ended, it ceased to exist in the army (except the colonial army). It was removed from the nosology in the first half of the 19th century. Rapidly explained as an example of a misdiagnosis or a confusion between 'connection and cause', nostalgia needs to be assessed in regard to the medical debate between 'alienists' and 'organicists'. Creating much concern, nostalgia needs to be considered in the historical context of a society destabilized by modernity, with some individuals uprooted by the sudden transition from civil society to military life. It raises questions about the role that the army played in the creation of the French national union. Nostalgia may have also covered psychic traumatisms later designated as combat fatigue, war neurosis, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

  16. Secondary-school chemistry textbooks in the 19th century

    Milanović Vesna D.


    Full Text Available The teaching of chemistry in Serbia as a separate subject dates from 1874. The first secondary-school chemistry textbooks appeared in the second half of the 19th century. The aim of this paper is to gain insight, by analysing two secondary-school chemistry textbooks, written by Sima Lozanić (1895 and Mita Petrović (1892, into what amount of scientific knowledge from the sphere of chemistry was presented to secondary school students in Serbia in the second half of the 19th century, and what principles textbooks written at the time were based on. Within the framework of the research conducted, we defined the criteria for assessing the quality of secondary-school chemistry textbooks in the context of the time they were written in. The most important difference between the two textbooks under analysis that we found pertained to the way in which their contents were organized. Sima Lozanić’s textbook is characterized by a greater degree of systematicness when it comes to the manner of presenting its contents and consistency of approach throughout the book. In both textbooks one can perceive the authors’ attempts to link chemistry-related subjects to everyday life, and to point out the practical significance of various substances, as well as their toxicness.

  17. New information on the 19th century provenance of Albertinelli's Old Testament cycle

    Dulibić, Ljerka


    Full Text Available Analysis of the correspondence of Bishop J. J. Strossmayer and his agents, and of W. Buchanan and his agents, has provided new evidence of the 19th century provenance of Mariotto Albertinelli's paintings The Expulsion from Paradise in the Strossmayer Gallery in Zagreb, and The Creation and Fall of Man in the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery in London. The material analysed provides an insight into the then common practice of fragmenting artworks, sometimes very violently, and enables a revision of some assumptions and claims concerning the fate of the two paintings by Albertinelli, ultimately suggesting some guidelines for conclusions as to the original appearance of his Old Testament cycle.

  18. Book advertisements in Osijek’s 19th century newspapers

    Maja Krtalić


    Full Text Available The paper investigates the promotion of books through advertising in the newspapers published in Osijek in the second half of the 19th century. From late 18th century and in the course of the 19th century’s intense developments in the publishing of newspapers and journals, advertising in this medium was one of the ways to promote books. Booksellers and publishers advertised books in newspaper ads, relying on the fact that newspapers had become a common and omnipresent medium for disseminating information. Book advertisements were evidence of the position of books in relation to other aspects of culture and society, of the approach to their promotion and, finally, of the importance of book promotion. In order to investigate how and how much book ads were present, and how Croatian books were promoted and reached the readership, the paper analyses daily and monthly publications, such as Esseker allgemeine illustrierte Zeitung from 1869, Die Drau from 1968 to 1877, and Branislav from 1878. Among the eleven different papers published in the second half of the 19th century in Osijek, these were selected for their content, as they were the first illustrated newspapers (Esseker allgemeine illustrierte Zeitung. The investigation focused on the influence of the newly emerged illustrated press and on the influence of the newspapers published in Croatian language (Branislav, as a possible tool for spreading and promotion of Croatian books. Another focus was on the influence of continued publication and on the growth of a steady readership (Die Drau. The papers were analysed with the aim to locate book advertisements which were then subjected to content analysis. Also provided is a brief overview of the book production and publication in Croatia and in Osijek at the time, and an overview of the emergence of newspapers in Osijek with a brief account of the titles selected for study in order to gain an insight into the context in which book ads appeared. It

  19. [Origin of animal experimentation legislation in the 19th century].

    Pocard, M


    The first legislation in the world, designed to protect animals used in research, was passed in England in 1876, and is still in force today. It is one of the strictest in Europe. At the same period, France had no such law, and was the country conducting the greatest amount of animal experimentation. Comparing, these two countries, in the middle of the 19th century, can account for this difference. The most important difference seems to be related to the theological question: are animals endowed with a soul? Saint Augustine, claimed, in the 4th century, perhaps because of an experiment with the centipede, that animals do not have a soul. In the 17th century, René Descartes, using a different philosophical system, reached a similar conclusion, in France. On the other hand, under the influence of Charles Darwin, England rejected the Roman Catholic conclusion, about the soul of animals. The industrial revolution, occurring earlier in England than in France, also changed the society, developing urban areas, where people were cut off from rural life and changing human relationships with animals. The industrial revolution enabled the development of the press, giving impetus to public opinion. These facts, combined with a caution of science, which was more developed in England than in France, brought about the first important "anti-doctor" campaign.

  20. [Gymnastics and therapeutic gymnastics in 19th century Hungary].

    Kölnei, Lívia


    Gymnastics as a way of healing and of preserving health spread in Hungary--almost exclusively among higher classes--only in the first half of the 19th century. The movement was inspired by naturopathic theories of the time, first of all by Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland's macrobiotics, by Vinzenz Priessnitz's hydrotherapy and by his healing gymnastics. Gymnastics has been utilized from the 30ies by a new bough of medicine, orthopaedy. The so called Swedish Gymnastics invented by Per Henrik Ling and by his son Hjalmar Ling or the method of the German gymnast Adolf Spiess were well known in Hungary as well. The pediatrist Agost Schöp-Merei founded the first Institute for Gymnastics in Pest in 1835. As orthopaedy developed, gymnastics was more and more utilized in curing locomotor disorders. Gymnastics however stood in close connection with hydropathy as well. Several institutes for hydropathy and gymnastics were founded in the 50ies and 60ies throughout the country. The most popular of them were those of Károly Siklósy and Sámuel Batizfalvy. Preventive gymnastics gained popularity only in the second half of the 19th century, as 1830 the French gymnast Ignatius Clair moved to Pest and founded the "Pester gymnastische Schule" (Gymnastics School of Pest). This private school flourished till 1863. The Gymnastic Federation of Pest (later National Gymnastics Federation), the first Hungarian sport club was founded in 1866. Tivadar Bakody played an important role in its creation. Gymnastics and sport at the beginning were closely connected with fire-service, so gymnastics clubs often functioned also as fire-guard-bodies. In the 70ies and 80ies the social basis of sport movement was slowly broadened out. The end of the century saw already 44 gymnastics-clubs in Hungary united in a single union, the National Federation of Gymnasts, which organized the education of the profession as well. The trend of development didn't cease up to the Great War. This time the movement was

  1. Faces and Photography in 19th-Century Visual Science.

    Wade, Nicholas J


    Reading faces for identity, character, and expression is as old as humanity but representing these states is relatively recent. From the 16th century, physiognomists classified character in terms of both facial form and represented the types graphically. Darwin distinguished between physiognomy (which concerned static features reflecting character) and expression (which was dynamic and reflected emotions). Artists represented personality, pleasure, and pain in their paintings and drawings, but the scientific study of faces was revolutionized by photography in the 19th century. Rather than relying on artistic abstractions of fleeting facial expressions, scientists photographed what the eye could not discriminate. Photography was applied first to stereoscopic portraiture (by Wheatstone) then to the study of facial expressions (by Duchenne) and to identity (by Galton and Bertillon). Photography opened new methods for investigating face perception, most markedly with Galton's composites derived from combining aligned photographs of many sitters. In the same decade (1870s), Kühne took the process of photography as a model for the chemical action of light in the retina. These developments and their developers are described and fixed in time, but the ideas they initiated have proved impossible to stop.

  2. Absinthism: a fictitious 19th century syndrome with present impact

    Lachenmeier Dirk W


    Full Text Available Abstract Absinthe, a bitter spirit containing wormwood (Artemisia absinthium L., was banned at the beginning of the 20th century as consequence of its supposed unique adverse effects. After nearly century-long prohibition, absinthe has seen a resurgence after recent de-restriction in many European countries. This review provides information on the history of absinthe and one of its constituent, thujone. Medical and toxicological aspects experienced and discovered before the prohibition of absinthe are discussed in detail, along with their impact on the current situation. The only consistent conclusion that can be drawn from those 19th century studies about absinthism is that wormwood oil but not absinthe is a potent agent to cause seizures. Neither can it be concluded that the beverage itself was epileptogenic nor that the so-called absinthism can exactly be distinguished as a distinct syndrome from chronic alcoholism. The theory of a previous gross overestimation of the thujone content of absinthe may have been verified by a number of independent studies. Based on the current available evidence, thujone concentrations of both pre-ban and modern absinthes may not have been able to cause detrimental health effects other than those encountered in common alcoholism. Today, a questionable tendency of absinthe manufacturers can be ascertained that use the ancient theories of absinthism as a targeted marketing strategy to bring absinthe into the spheres of a legal drug-of-abuse. Misleading advertisements of aphrodisiac or psychotropic effects of absinthe try to re-establish absinthe's former reputation. In distinction from commercially manufactured absinthes with limited thujone content, a health risk to consumers is the uncontrolled trade of potentially unsafe herbal products such as absinthe essences that are readily available over the internet.

  3. Naming and Necessity: Sherborn's Context in the 19(th) Century.

    McOuat, Gordon


    By the late 19(th) Century, storms plaguing early Victorian systematics and nomenclature seemed to have abated. Vociferous disputes over radical renaming, the world-shaking clash of all-encompassing procrustean systems, struggles over centres of authority, and the issues of language and meaning had now been settled by the institution of a stable imperial museum and its catalogues, a set of rules for the naming of zoological objects, and a new professional class of zoologists. Yet, for all that tranquillity, the disputes simmered below the surface, re-emerging as bitter struggles over synonyms, trinomials, the subspecies category, the looming issues of the philosophy of scientific language, and the aggressive new American style of field biology - all pressed in upon the received practice of naming and classifying organisms and the threat of anarchy. In the midst rose an index. This paper will explore the context of CD Sherborn's Index Animalium and those looming problems and issues which a laborious and comprehensive "index of nature" was meant to solve.

  4. Florence Nightingale: a 19th-century mystic.

    Dossey, Barbara M


    Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) received a clear and profoundly moving Call to serve God at the age of 16. Through a lifetime of hard work and discipline, she became a practicing mystic in the Western tradition, thereby becoming an instrument of God's love, which was the primarily source of her great energy and the fabled "Nightingale power." To understand the life and work of this legendary healer, who forever changed human consciousness, the role of women, and nursing and public health systems in the middle of the 19th century, it is necessary to understand her motivation and inspiration. This article will discuss her life and work in the context of her mystical practice and to show the parallels between her life and the lives of three recognized women mystics. In her epic Crimean war mission (1854-1856) of leading and directing women nurses in the army hospital at Scutari, Turkey, Florence Nightingale burst into world consciousness as a spiritual beacon of hope and compassion for all who suffered. Her historic breakthrough achievement--pioneering the modern administrative role of nurse superintendent with measurable outcomes supported by irrefutable data--in the face of incredible adversity was merely the cornerstone of her life work.

  5. Laser cleaning of 19th century Congo rattan mats

    Carmona, N.; Oujja, M.; Roemich, H.; Castillejo, M.


    There is a growing interest by art conservators for laser cleaning of organic materials, such as wooden artworks, paper and textiles, since traditional cleaning with solvents can be a source of further decay and mechanical cleaning may be too abrasive for sensitive fibers. In this work we present a successful laser cleaning approach for 19th century rattan mats from the Brooklyn Museum collection of African Art, now part of the study collection at the Conservation Center in New York. Tests were carried out using the fundamental (1064 nm) and second harmonic (532 nm) wavelength of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to measure threshold values both for surface damage and color changes for different types of rattan samples. The irradiated substrates were investigated by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and by UV-vis spectroscopy in order to determine the efficiency of laser cleaning and to assess possible deterioration effects that may have occurred as a result of laser irradiation. The study showed that by using the laser emission at 532 nm, a wavelength for which photon energy is below the bond dissociation level of the main cellulosic compounds and the water absorption is negligible, it is possible to select a range of laser fluences to remove the black dust layer without damaging the rattan material.

  6. Laser cleaning of 19th century Congo rattan mats

    Carmona, N., E-mail: [Materials Physics Department, Complutense University at Madrid, Avda. Complutense sn, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Oujja, M. [Instituto de Quimica Fisica ' Rocasolano' , C/Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain); Roemich, H. [Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 14 East 78th Street, 10075 New York (United States); Castillejo, M. [Instituto de Quimica Fisica ' Rocasolano' , C/Serrano 119, 28006 Madrid (Spain)


    There is a growing interest by art conservators for laser cleaning of organic materials, such as wooden artworks, paper and textiles, since traditional cleaning with solvents can be a source of further decay and mechanical cleaning may be too abrasive for sensitive fibers. In this work we present a successful laser cleaning approach for 19th century rattan mats from the Brooklyn Museum collection of African Art, now part of the study collection at the Conservation Center in New York. Tests were carried out using the fundamental (1064 nm) and second harmonic (532 nm) wavelength of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to measure threshold values both for surface damage and color changes for different types of rattan samples. The irradiated substrates were investigated by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and by UV-vis spectroscopy in order to determine the efficiency of laser cleaning and to assess possible deterioration effects that may have occurred as a result of laser irradiation. The study showed that by using the laser emission at 532 nm, a wavelength for which photon energy is below the bond dissociation level of the main cellulosic compounds and the water absorption is negligible, it is possible to select a range of laser fluences to remove the black dust layer without damaging the rattan material.

  7. [Cholera in Europe and Denmark in the 19th century].

    Bonderup, G


    There are several reasons for dealing with cholera in the 19th century: it acted as a spotlight throwing into sharp relief the darkest corners of society that are seldom mentioned in the sources. We learn about everyday life in large parts of the population, especially the poor. The fight against the disease also reveals how a society worked socially and politically. When cholera arrived in Europe -- the first time was in the 1830's and several times after that--the population reacted very violently, often by lynching doctors, while the authorities more or less let matters take their course. That is why international researchers have come to see cholera as a catalyst for the constantly latent social unrest following in the train of wars and revolutions. During my research on cholera in Denmark it became clear to me that matters were different here. There were no riots, nor any signs of social unrest--neither before nor after the outbreak of cholera. On the contrary, the authorities and the population joined forces against the epidemic. There was an atmosphere of mutual trust, and almost everybody turned out to be worthy of such trust. That points to a balanced society based on consensus, so cholera also functions as a detector of the fundamental structure of a society.

  8. Ottoman Greek Education System and Greek Girls' Schools in Istanbul (19th and 20th Centuries)

    Daglar Macar, Oya


    Modernization efforts in education, which were initiated in the 19th century, can be seen as forerunners of the modernization attempts in the Republic period. In this article, Greek education system in the Ottoman Empire will be discussed and the effects and importance of the changes observed in Greek girls' education in 19th and 20th centuries on…

  9. “The March of Bricks and Mortar” and Environmental Demand---An Analysis on the Preservation Process of Hampstead Heath in the 19th Century London%“砖瓦进军”与环境诉求--19世纪伦敦汉普斯特德荒野保护过程探析



    汉普斯特德荒野保护是近代英国环境保护史上的一个典型案例,也是伦敦公地保护活动的起点。19世纪上半叶,“砖瓦进军”带动了伦敦郊区地产升值,荒野面临的“开发”威胁由此而生。托马斯爵士先后六次提出地产议案,但荒野保护者在公地权、锻炼、休闲、新鲜空气、自然景观等理由下,逐一否决了上述议案。在社会舆论的推动下,首都公共事务委员会成为荒野购买的责任主体并在偶发事件中促成此事,荒野被立法保护,成为英国公众的健康与休闲空间。%The Hampstead Heath Preservation was a typical case in modern Britain Environmental Protection ,and it was the starting point of Commons Preservation in London .In the first half of 19th century ,“the march of bricks and mortar”mobilized real estate appreciation of London suburban areas ,so the Heath was threatened from that development .Sir Thomas proposed estate bills in six times ,but under the reasons of common rights ,exercise ,recreation ,fresh air , landscape ,those bills were all refused .With the promotion of public opinion ,Metropolitan Board of Works became the regulator of the Heath and made it success by chance .The Heath was preserved by law and became a health and recreation space for the British .

  10. [Foods and drinks in a 19th century human physiology textbook].

    Chiancone, Francesco M


    The Author reports on the chapter of "Nutrition" in the Human Physiology textbook by P. Albertoni and A. Stefani published in the first half of the 19th century. This is one of the first textbooks that treats Physiology as an experimental science in contrast with the thinking of the previous century which was still dominated by Galen and Dioscorides.

  11. New additional material of meteor showers during 9th -19th centuries in the Islamic history

    Basurah, Hassan M


    This article presents twelve records of meteor showers in Arabic chronicles covering period from the 9th to the 19th century. The observations were in Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Yemen. These new addition historical records are considered to be important events which indicate a serious current interest in astronomy.

  12. Circumcision of the Female Intellect: 19th Century Women Who Opposed Scholarly Education

    Holmes, Marbeth


    In 19th century America, some women decried the opportunity for scholarly education as rebellion against religion and predicted a grim decline in the quality of life, home, and hearth for American families and for American culture and politics. In particular, women who opposed scholarly education argued that God had not created men and women…

  13. An Analysis of Environmental Issues in 19th Century England Using the Writings of Charles Dickens

    MacKenzie, Ann Haley


    Charles Dickens lived during the best and worst of times in 19th century England. His writings were greatly influenced by the ongoing industrial revolution. He described abhorrent environmental conditions, inadequate sanitary practices, child abuse, and other social maladies of the times. By bringing Charles Dickens into the biology classroom,…

  14. Funeral dress and textiles in 17th and 19th century burials in Ostrobothnia, Finland

    S. Lipkin; K. Vajanto; T. Kallio-Seppä; T. Kuokkanen; S. Niinimäki; T. Väre; M. van Bommel


    The 17th-19th-century burial materials from northern Ostrobothnia are studied in order to consider the value, origin and meaning of textiles especially in child burials. The focus is on the preservation, quality and dyes of burial textiles unearthed at the yard of Oulu Cathedral as well as the cloth

  15. Funeral dress and textiles in 17th and 19th century burials in Ostrobothnia, Finland

    Lipkin, S.; Vajanto, K.; Kallio-Seppä, T.; Kuokkanen, T.; Niinimäki, S.; Väre, T.; van Bommel, M.; Grömer, K.; Pritchard, F.


    The 17th-19th-century burial materials from northern Ostrobothnia are studied in order to consider the value, origin and meaning of textiles especially in child burials. The focus is on the preservation, quality and dyes of burial textiles unearthed at the yard of Oulu Cathedral as well as the cloth

  16. Dancetime! 500 Years of Social Dance. Volume I: 15th-19th Centuries. [Videotape].

    Teten, Carol

    This VHS videotape recording is the first in a two-volume series that presents 500 years of social dance, music, and fashion. It focuses on the 15th-19th centuries, including Renaissance nobility, Baroque extravagance, Regency refinement, and Victorian romanticism. Each era reflects the changing relationships between men and women through the…

  17. Epidemiological description of unmitigated cholera epidemics in 19th century Denmark

    Phelps, Matthew David; Perner, Mads Linnet; Davidsen, Emma;

    Background. Cholera epidemics devastated 19th century European cities in multiple outbreaks during 1830-1900. Most Danish cities experienced only a single epidemic in 1853 and detailed data are available. This uniquely allows study of unmitigated epidemic cholera in a fully susceptible population...

  18. The legal structure of households in Serbia and Bulgaria in the 19th century

    Svirčević Miroslav M.


    Full Text Available This scholarly work treats only the legal structure of households in Serbia and Bulgaria in the 19th century. The author's intention is to describe and present similarities and differences between the most important household's structural elements (Household Council, Household Head, Household Woman and Household Members, their relationships and status in the Ottoman legal-political order.

  19. Negative Numbers in the 18th and 19th Centuries: Phenomenology and Representations

    Maz-Machado, Alexander; Rico-Romero, Luis


    This article presents a categorization of the phenomena and representations used to introduce negative numbers in mathematics books published in Spain during the 18th and 19th centuries. Through a content analysis of fourteen texts which were selected for the study, we distinguished four phenomena typologies: physical, accounting, temporal and…

  20. Seriously Popular: Rethinking 19th-Century American Literature through the Teaching of Popular Fiction

    Gatti, Lauren


    Curious about the connections between the author's students' reading tastes and those of 19th-century readers, the author read Nina Baym's excellent text "Novels, Readers, and Reviewers: Responses to Fiction in Antebellum America" to gain a sense of how readers in the 1800s might have thought about the texts that they read. Nineteenth-century…

  1. The tympanostomy tube: an ingenious invention of the mid 19th century.

    Mudry, Albert


    The introduction of the tympanostomy tube in the treatment of otitis media with effusion in the mid 20th century completely revolutionized its therapy. Nevertheless, it was not a new idea. The aim of this research is to elucidate the origin of prosthetic middle ear ventilation in the mid 19th century. A review of primary sources revealed at least seven different models of tympanostomy tube which were manufactured between 1845 and 1875. These included: Frank's gold tube, Lincke's rubber tube, Bonnafont's silver cannula, Politzer's hard rubber drain, Miot's metallic eyelet, Voltolini's gold ring, and Bonnafont's eyelet. Study of these early innovations shows that all of the technical and surgical principles of the tympanostomy tube were known in the mid 19th century. Widespread introduction into otological practice did not occur until the mid 20th century invention of the operating microscope.

  2. [Criminology and superstition at the turn of the 19th century].

    Bachhiesl, Christian


    Criminology, which institutionalised at university level at the turn of the 19th century, was intensively engaged in the exploration of superstition. Criminologists investigated the various phenomena of superstition and the criminal behaviour resulting from it. They discovered bizarre (real or imagined) worlds of thought and mentalities, which they subjected to a rationalistic regime of interpretation in order to arrive at a better understanding of offences and crimes related to superstition. However, they sometimes also considered the use of occultist practices such as telepathy and clairvoyance to solve criminal cases. As a motive for committing homicide superstition gradually became less relevant in the course of the 19th century. Around 1900, superstition was accepted as a plausible explanation in this context only if a psychopathic form of superstition was involved. In the 20th century, superstition was no longer regarded as an explanans but an explanandum.

  3. "Le Droit de L'Enfant:" Ideologies of the Child in 19th Century French Literature and Child Welfare Reform.

    Kirschner, Suzanne

    This paper examines ideological themes present in movements for child labor reform and in literature in 19th century France. Separate sections cover early industrialization and child labor reform, the image of the romantic child in French literature, and ideology and reforms. By the mid-19th century, England, America, and France all had their…

  4. Physics education in the Greek community schools of Istanbul (19th century). The books

    Lazos, Panayotis; Vlahakis, George N.


    During the 19th century a number of elementary and high schools were established for the need of the Greek community of Istanbul. Among the courses included in the curricula were those concerning the scientific study of Nature like Botany, Chemistry and Physics. In the present study we attempt to give a thorough description of the educational material used in these schools for the study of natural sciences with an emphasis in Physics. Especially we shall discuss the books used as course books as well as their probable sources. Furthermore we shall try to make a comparison with the relevant situation in the Greek state and the Ottoman Empire, where modern physics had been already introduced through textbooks based on Ganot's treatise on Physics. The results of our research will give for the first time a picture of the way Greek students in the 19th century Istanbul received their basic knowledge about Physics.

  5. A brief history of tuberculosis in Iran during the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Azizi, Mohammad Hossein; Bahadori, Moslem


    The history of tuberculosis as a worldwide fatal illness traces back to antiquity, a well-known disease in ancient civilizations. However, its causative agent remained unidentified until the last decades of the 19th century, when discovered by Robert Koch. In due course, preparation of the BCG vaccine, application of the Mantoux intradermal diagnostic tuberculosis test and administration of proper antituberculosis medications eventually controlled tuberculosis. However, despite these significant advancements tuberculosis remained uneradicated, particularly in developing countries after the emergence of both multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV co-infection. Presented here, is a brief review of the history of tuberculosis in the world as well as its historical background in Iran, mainly during the 19th and 20th centuries.

  6. Historiography of mathematics in the 19th and 20th centuries

    Schneider, Martina; Sørensen, Henrik


    This book addresses the historiography of mathematics as it was practiced during the 19th and 20th centuries by paying special attention to the cultural contexts in which the history of mathematics was written. In the 19th century, the history of mathematics was recorded by a diverse range of people trained in various fields and driven by different motivations and aims. These backgrounds often shaped not only their writing on the history of mathematics, but, in some instances, were also influential in their subsequent reception. During the period from roughly 1880-1940, mathematics modernized in important ways, with regard to its content, its conditions for cultivation, and its identity; and the writing of the history of mathematics played into the last part in particular. Parallel to the modernization of mathematics, the history of mathematics gradually evolved into a field of research with its own journals, societies and academic positions. Reflecting both a new professional identity and changes in its prim...

  7. Maks Fabiani and urbanism in Vienna at the turn of the 19th century

    Breda Mihelič


    Full Text Available This article deals with new concepts in urban planning at the turn of the 19th century. It represents three key persons, all architects and urban planners: Camillo Sitte, Otto Wagner and Maks Fabiani. All three left an indelible mark on urban planning in the Hapsburg Monarchy. In particular, it focuses on Maks Fabiani, whose work is closely related with the reconstruction of Ljubljana after the earthquake at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Even though Fabiani was one of the most distinguished and respected urban planners in Vienna, his contribution to the history and theory of urban planning was until now relatively overlooked and not stressed enough upon in the context of the urban history within the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

  8. Ecological Ideas Embodied in the 19th-Century American Romantic Writings

    王玉明; 周仁萍; 何丽; 孙乐


    Henry David Thoreau and James Fennimore Cooper are regarded as representatives of American Romanticism. And a close analysis of their masterpieces reveals quite a few ecological traces in them. By comparing their writing styles with eco-litera⁃ture in America, the present paper finds that they have a lot in common. Based upon this, it is to be believed that the romanticism in the 19th century of America breeds the later ecological literature.

  9. Biographical parallelism in Russian satirical journalism of the 19th century

    Stanko Alexander Ivanovich


    Full Text Available When creating a satirical image Russian writers of the 19th century involved reception biographical parallelism. Pushkin, Belinsky, Herzen and other masters of the personal journalism in their satires, pamphlets, parodies disclosed traitors, informers, literary speculators. At the same time facts from the biographies of real people, subjected to reproof, were set out on a material of other biographies, often unreal characters. Thereby it was achieved a satirical effect and a way to avoid clashes with censorship.


    Labanov Sergey Sergeevich


    Full Text Available The given paper for the first time explores the ideas of architecture expressed by Russian thinkers of the first half of the 19th century: K.N. Batyushkov, N.M. Karamzin, Lyubomudry, A.S. Pushkin, A.S. Griboyedov, A.S. Khomyakov, I.V. Kireyevsky, representatives of the theory of official nationality, N.V. Kukolnik, P.Ya. Chaadayev, their evaluation of architectural styles of the ancient, Byzantine architecture, Gothic style, Romantic period.

  11. Tuberculosis Epidemiology and Selection in an Autochthonous Siberian Population from the 16(th)-19(th) Century.

    Henri Dabernat; Catherine Thèves; Caroline Bouakaze; Dariya Nikolaeva; Christine Keyser; Igor Mokrousov; Annie Géraut; Sylvie Duchesne; Patrice Gérard; Alexeev, Anatoly N.; Eric Crubézy; Bertrand Ludes


    International audience; Tuberculosis is one of most ancient diseases affecting human populations. Although numerous studies have tried to detect pathogenic DNA in ancient skeletons, the successful identification of ancient tuberculosis strains remains rare. Here, we describe a study of 140 ancient subjects inhumed in Yakutia (Eastern Siberia) during a tuberculosis outbreak, dating from the 16th-19th century. For a long time, Yakut populations had remained isolated from European populations, a...

  12. Examinations in Universities of the Russian Empire in the First Half of the 19th Century

    Ekaterina Zharova


    Ekaterina Zharova - Candidate of Sciences in Biology, Independent Researcher. E-mail: first half of the 19th century witnessed the evolution of the university system in the Russian Empire, which ended in the reign of Nicholas I. Particularly, rules of organizing entrance, transfer and final examinations were developed. The Decree of 1819 on Awarding Academic Degrees consolidated the correlation between the academic degrees awarded to students and candidates and the ...

  13. Jane Eyre——A Feminist In The 19th Century



    In the 19th century the society was controlled by men, and women were just appendants of them, they had not any rights and freedom.But Jane was an exception, she showed some characteristics of early feminist. Jane showed her characteristics of feminism in thee aspects: rebellion,equality, and independence. These characteristics were helpful to her success, and feminism is the only way out for women of that time.

  14. Cookbooks as historical literature : a comparative study of 19th century cookbooks

    Barka, Ellen Stangebye


    Cookbooks have been long regarded as little more than instructional manuals. However, recent research has repositioned the cookbook genre as historical literature. This thesis is a comparison of two 19th century cookbooks: the American cookbook Miss Beecher's Domestic Receipt Book written by Catherine Beecher and published in 1850 and the Norwegian cookbook Lærebog i de Forskjellige Grene af Huusholdningen (Textbook in the different Subjects of the Household) written by Hanna Winsnes and publ...

  15. 19th-century American contributions to the recording of tremors.

    Lanska, D J


    Studies of tremor in the 19th century were based initially on simple observation and later on the use of crude graphic recording devices that had been modified from instruments developed for other purposes. Like several European contemporaries, American investigators studying tremor used and adapted various existing instruments, including tambours and sphygmographs. A tambour used a drum-shaped pneumatic mechanism to transmit movements to a recording instrument, whereas the sphygmograph was a nonpneumatic mechanical device initially used to record the pulse. 19th-century American neurologists who used such devices included Frederick Peterson, Hobart Amory Hare, Charles Loomis Dana, and Augustus A. Eshner. Their measurements of tremor frequency were generally consistent with modern estimates for various types of tremor. Eshner, in particular, was frustrated by the overlap of frequency domains for tremors in different diseases, because this precluded use of tremor frequency alone as a differentiating feature for diagnosis. Peterson and Dana recognized the variation in tremor frequency in different body parts resulting from different natural resonance frequencies of these parts as a function of weight and elastic properties. Peterson, Dana, and Eshner also recognized that tremor amplitude and frequency are inversely related. Finally, these 19th-century investigators recognized that the tremor of Parkinson's disease is a relatively low-frequency rest tremor, suppressed by action, and generally synchronous in symmetric body parts, but varying in amplitude and frequency in different body parts or over time.

  16. The psychologist as a poet: Kierkegaard and psychology in 19th-century Copenhagen.

    Pind, Jörgen L


    Psychology had an early start at the University of Copenhagen in the first half of the 19th century, where it was taught as the major part of a compulsory course required of all first-year students. Particularly important in the establishment of psychology at the university was Frederik Christian Sibbern, who was professor of philosophy from 1813 to 1870. Sibbern wrote numerous works on psychology throughout his career. In his first book on psychology, Sibbern expressed the view that the ideal psychologist should also be a poet. Søren Kierkegaard, Sibbern's student, was precisely such a poet-psychologist. Kierkegaard discussed psychology in many of his works, reflecting the gathering momentum of psychology in 19th-century Copenhagen, Denmark. The article brings out some aspects of Kierkegaard's poetic and literary-imaginative approach to psychology. In his opinion, psychology was primarily a playful subject and limited in the questions about human nature it could answer, especially when it came up against the "eternal" in man's nature. Kierkegaard had a positive view of psychology, which contrasts sharply with his negative views on the rise of statistics and the natural sciences. In the latter half of the 19th century, psychology turned positivistic at the University of Copenhagen. This left little room for Kierkegaard's kind of poetic psychology. (PsycINFO Database Record

  17. Factors influencing the recession rate of Niagara Falls since the 19th century

    Hayakawa, Yuichi S.; Matsukura, Yukinori


    The rate of recession of Niagara Falls (Horseshoe and American Falls) in northeastern North America has been documented since the 19th century; it shows a decreasing trend from ca. 1 m y− 1 a century ago to ca. 0.1 m y− 1 at present. Reduction of the flow volume in the Niagara River due to diversion into bypassing hydroelectric schemes has often been taken to be the factor responsible, but other factors such as changes in the waterfall shape could play a role and call for a quantitative study...

  18. [The politics of the self: psychological science and bourgeois subjectivity in 19th century Spain.].

    Novella, Enric J


    This paper offers an analysis of the process of institutionalization of psychological knowledge in Spain following the educative reforms implemented during the second third of the 19th century, which prescribed its inclusion in the curricular program of the new secondary education. After a detailed examination of the theoretical orientation, the ideological assumptions and the socio-political connections of the contents transmitted to the students throughout the century, its militant spiritualism is interpreted as a highly significant attempt on the part of the liberal elites to articulate a pedagogy of subjectivity intended to counteract the trends toward reduction, naturalization and fragmentation of psychic life inherent to the development of modern science.

  19. Glacier changes on South Georgia since the late-19th century documented in historical photographs

    Gordon, John; Haynes, Valerie


    South Georgia is one of the few landmasses in the Southern Ocean. It provides a crucial geographical datapoint for glacier responses to climate change over different timescales. As part of an ongoing glacier inventory of the island, we are compiling a database of historical glacier photographs. Since the late 19th century, the island has been visited by numerous scientific and survey expeditions, as well as being the land-base for a major whaling industry. Historical photographs of the island are available from the late-19th century, beginning with the 1882-83 German International Polar Year Expedition. Many more exist from the 20th century, notably from the South Georgia Surveys in the 1950s. An assessment of the value of the photographs indicates that spatial coverage is variable, many lack reference features to pinpoint glacier positions and, in the case of smaller glaciers, the presence of snowcover makes it difficult to define the ice edge. Nevertheless, the photographs provide useful corroboration of more advanced glacier positions during the late-19th century and recession of smaller mountain and valley glaciers during the mid-20th century, while larger tidewater and sea-calving glaciers generally remained in relatively advanced positions until the 1980s. Since then, nearly all the glaciers have retreated; some of these retreats have been dramatic and a number of small mountain glaciers have fragmented or disappeared. The response of the glaciers can be related to synoptic-scale warming, particularly since the 1950s, moderated by individual glacier geometry and topography.

  20. Reading Societies and their Social Exclusivity: Dalmatia in the First Half of the 19th century

    Jelena Lakuš


    Full Text Available Reading societies, known as the gabinetto di lettura, or the casino, appeared in Dalmatia in the middle of the 18th century modelled on their Western European, North Italian and Austrian counterparts. They became centres of social and cultural life in the region. However, their number was very small in comparison with other Central and Western European countries. In spite of that, their statutes can serve a historian as very fertile and useful historical sources. First of all, they can reveal the importance given to books and reading as well as changing attitude towards reading in the course of time. They can also indicate social structure of the reading circles as well as the interaction and communication among the members. In addition, they can reveal the participation of women in social and cultural life, internal functioning of the society, etc. Based on the statutes of several reading societies of the 19th century, this work suggests several important issues. First, it shows that in the first half of the 19th century the membership of these societies was still select and prestigious, acquired by position on the social scale. In other words, reading societies were still confined to very narrow social circles of the educated. Although in Western parts of Europe the reading public became more heterogeneous and open, in Dalmatia reading still preserved its exclusive features. Second, the work also suggests that what some historians of book and reading called the ”reading revolution” or ”revolution in reading” occurred in Dalmatia much later, and even then mostly in urban areas. Some changes in reading habits occurred in the region, albeit to a limited extent and with less influence on society as a whole. Third, the work also demonstrates that from the 1840s reading acquired a new dimension, becoming open to the more social strata and gradually losing its exclusive character. The reading societies, lending libraries and other cultural

  1. Fiction as a Medium of Social Communication in 19th Century France

    Sabina Pstrocki-Sehovic


    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE AR-SA This article will present the extent to which literature could be viewed as means of social communication – i.e. informing and influencing society – in 19thcentury France, by analysing the appearance of three authors at different points:  the beginning, the middle and the end of the century. The first is the case of Balzac at the beginning of the 19th Century who becomes the most successful novelist of the century in France and who, in his prolific expression and rich vocabulary, portrays society from various angles in a huge opus of almost 100 works, 93 of them making his Comédie humaine. The second is the case of Gustave Flaubert whose famous novel Madame Bovary, which depicts a female character in a realist but also in a psychologically conscious manner, around the mid-19th century reaches French courts together with Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire and is exposed as being socially judged for its alleged immorality. The last is the political affair of Dreyfus and its defender Emile Zola, the father of naturalism. This case confirms the establishment of more intense relations between writer and politics and builds a solid way for a more conscious and everyday political engagement in the literary world from the end of the 19th century onwards. These three are the most important cases which illustrate how fiction functioned in relation to society, state and readership in 19th century France. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso

  2. Tuberculosis epidemiology and selection in an autochthonous Siberian population from the 16th-19th century.

    Dabernat, Henri; Thèves, Catherine; Bouakaze, Caroline; Nikolaeva, Dariya; Keyser, Christine; Mokrousov, Igor; Géraut, Annie; Duchesne, Sylvie; Gérard, Patrice; Alexeev, Anatoly N; Crubézy, Eric; Ludes, Bertrand


    Tuberculosis is one of most ancient diseases affecting human populations. Although numerous studies have tried to detect pathogenic DNA in ancient skeletons, the successful identification of ancient tuberculosis strains remains rare. Here, we describe a study of 140 ancient subjects inhumed in Yakutia (Eastern Siberia) during a tuberculosis outbreak, dating from the 16(th)-19(th) century. For a long time, Yakut populations had remained isolated from European populations, and it was not until the beginning of the 17(th) century that first contacts were made with European settlers. Subsequently, tuberculosis spread throughout Yakutia, and the evolution of tuberculosis frequencies can be tracked until the 19(th) century. This study took a multidisciplinary approach, examining historical and paleo-epidemiological data to understand the impact of tuberculosis on ancient Yakut population. In addition, molecular identification of the ancient tuberculosis strain was realized to elucidate the natural history and host-pathogen co-evolution of human tuberculosis that was present in this population. This was achieved by the molecular detection of the IS6110 sequence and SNP genotyping by the SNaPshot technique. Results demonstrated that the strain belongs to cluster PGG2-SCG-5, evocating a European origin. Our study suggests that the Yakut population may have been shaped by selection pressures, exerted by several illnesses, including tuberculosis, over several centuries. This confirms the validity and necessity of using a multidisciplinary approach to understand the natural history of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease.

  3. Tuberculosis epidemiology and selection in an autochthonous Siberian population from the 16th-19th century.

    Henri Dabernat

    Full Text Available Tuberculosis is one of most ancient diseases affecting human populations. Although numerous studies have tried to detect pathogenic DNA in ancient skeletons, the successful identification of ancient tuberculosis strains remains rare. Here, we describe a study of 140 ancient subjects inhumed in Yakutia (Eastern Siberia during a tuberculosis outbreak, dating from the 16(th-19(th century. For a long time, Yakut populations had remained isolated from European populations, and it was not until the beginning of the 17(th century that first contacts were made with European settlers. Subsequently, tuberculosis spread throughout Yakutia, and the evolution of tuberculosis frequencies can be tracked until the 19(th century. This study took a multidisciplinary approach, examining historical and paleo-epidemiological data to understand the impact of tuberculosis on ancient Yakut population. In addition, molecular identification of the ancient tuberculosis strain was realized to elucidate the natural history and host-pathogen co-evolution of human tuberculosis that was present in this population. This was achieved by the molecular detection of the IS6110 sequence and SNP genotyping by the SNaPshot technique. Results demonstrated that the strain belongs to cluster PGG2-SCG-5, evocating a European origin. Our study suggests that the Yakut population may have been shaped by selection pressures, exerted by several illnesses, including tuberculosis, over several centuries. This confirms the validity and necessity of using a multidisciplinary approach to understand the natural history of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease.

  4. [Epidemic Cholera and American Reform Movements in the 19th Century].

    Kim, Seohyung


    The 19th century was the age of great reform in American history. After constructing of the canal and railroads, the industrialization began and American society changed so rapidly. In this period, there were so many social crisis and American people tried to solve these problems within the several reform movements. These reform movements were the driving forces to control cholera during the 19th century. Cholera was the endemic disease in Bengal, India, but after the 19th century it had spread globally by the development of trade networks. The 1832 cholera in the United States was the first epidemic cholera in American history. The mortality of cholera was so high, but it was very hard to find out the cause of this fatal infectious disease. So, different social discourses happened to control epidemic cholera in the 19th century, these can be understood within the similar context of American reform movements during this period. Board of Health in New York States made a new public health act to control cholera in 1832, it was ineffective. Some people insisted that the cause of this infectious disease was the corruption of the United States. They emphasized unjust and immoral system in American society. Moral reform expanded to Nativism, because lots of Irish immigrants were the victims of cholera. So, epidemic cholera was the opportunity to spread the desire for moral reform. To control cholera in 1849, the sanitary reform in Britain had affected. The fact that it was so important to improve and maintain the water quality for the control and prevention of disease spread, the sanitary reform happened. There were two different sphere of the sanitary reform. The former was the private reform to improve sewer or privy, the latter was the public reform to build sewage facilities. The 1849 cholera had an important meaning, because the social discourse, which had emphasized the sanitation of people or home expanded to the public sphere. When cholera broke out in 1866 again

  5. Yale University Is Preserving Its Great Late-19th-Century Architecture by Remodeling the Old Campus

    Architectural Record, 1977


    Renovation of four late-19th-century Yale dormitories makes the most of their unique architectural character. Available from: Publications Office, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020; $5.00 single copy. (Author/MLF)

  6. [Private clinics in Nuremberg in the 19th and 20th century].

    Vasold, Manfred


    As a consequence of the industrialization German cities grew very rapidly during the 19th century. Nuremberg reached the number of 100 000 in 1881. Although that city had a large Municipality Hospital (since 1845), a number of specialized private hospitals was founded. Julius Cnopf, a doctor from Nuremberg, founded a children's hospital, one of the first children's hospitals in Germany. The Nuremberg Muncipality Hospital had more than 1000 beds before 1914 and many more than 2000 after 1945, for this reason the number of private owned hospitals remained rather small. Nonetheless were these small and highly specialized hospitals quite important for the city population of Nuremberg.

  7. Muslim Women in Women’s Travel Literature of the 19th and 20th Century

    Uroš Dokl


    Full Text Available In this article I examine the position of women in Islam, from the beginning of the 19th century till the end of the Second World War, through the eyes of female travel writers. The first women travellers who set out for the Middle East were the first outsiders to be accepted into women’s societies in the Islamic world, and thus they entered the life behind the veil. Comparing writers’ encounters with Muslim women and the Muslim world in general, I describe Muslim women throughout various stages of life.

  8. The relationship between 19th century BMIs and family size: Economies of scale and positive externalities.

    Carson, Scott Alan


    The use of body mass index values (BMI) to measure living standards is now a well-accepted method in economics. Nevertheless, a neglected area in historical studies is the relationship between 19th century BMI and family size, and this relationship is documented here to be positive. Material inequality and BMI are the subject of considerable debate, and there was a positive relationship between BMI and wealth and an inverse relationship with inequality. After controlling for family size and wealth, BMI values were related with occupations, and farmers and laborers had greater BMI values than workers in other occupations.

  9. South African English as a late 19th-century etraterritorial variety

    20209371 - Bekker, Ian


    This article argues that the external history of South African English (SAfE) points towards the merits of conceptualizing SAfE as the product of a three-stage koinéization process, the last stage of which takes place contemporaneously with the establishment of Johannesburg. This is at odds with the standard position, which views SAfE as an early-to-mid 19th-century variety with its characteristic features having been fixed during the earlier colonization of the Cape and Natal. This reconcept...

  10. Mapping Utopia: Cartography and Social Reform in 19th Century Australia

    Matthew Graves


    Full Text Available From the 16th century on, the great Southern continent figured in the European literary and political imagination as a field for utopian thought. While we might expect such Arcadian essays to tail off as the colonisation of Australia proceeded apace in the late 18th, early 19th centuries, such was not the case: there are many examples of utopian literature set in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries, and several examples from the 1830s , the period examined in this article. This article explores the utopian elements in the work of three near contemporaries: Edward G. Wakefield (1796-1862, Thomas J. Maslen (1787-1857 and James Vetch (1789-1869 who mapped onto Australia political and social projects that had their origin and rationale in objectives for reform in the mother country. They brought to their self-appointed task underlying assumptions and biases that reveal a range of influences, not least those of colonial expansionism, and an imperial disregard for the realities of the terrain and inhabitants of a country they had never visited. The article undertakes a close reading of the maps, systems of nomenclature and division of territory proposed by two of the three: Maslen and Vetch, and their underlying rationale and function. Both writers sought to redraw the map of Australia in order to advance projects for reform, imposing on an ‘empty land’ principles of division and sub-division claimed to be rational and scientific and yet essentially utopian.

  11. Professional veterinarians in Jerez de los Caballeros (Badajoz, Spain during the 19th century

    Francisco Javier Suárez-Guzmán


    Full Text Available Veterinarians had different names throughout the 19th century in Spain: veterinary surgeons, farriers, castrators, marshals, etc., and they were not professionally and socially recognized until the 20th century. In 1850 they were given sanitary and zootechnical responsibilities, although many of them continued practicing horse shodding. With the creation of veterinary schools, the foundations of modern veterinary medicine were established in Spain; this has a special importance for public health issues, especially regarding figures like deputy veterinary and meat inspector, as they tried to understand the impact of animal diseases on the population who consumed animal meat. Studies in the Historical Archives of Jerez de los Caballeros (Badajoz, Spain made it possible to analyze how veterinary professionals lived and worked there during the 19th century, how they settled in or left the city, how they treated epidemics in animals for human consumption, and how they suffered the economic difficulties of the period and the City. The destruction and loss of part of the Archives makes it difficult to obtain more data.

  12. Gypsies in 19th-Century French Literature: The Paradox in Centering the Periphery

    Udasmoro W.


    Full Text Available The issues of liberty and views of the “Other” were common in 19th-century French literary discourse. In many aspects, the “Other” appeared to hold a position of strength. In literature, Prosper Mérimée and Victor Hugo attempted to centralize gypsy women through their narratives, even though gypsies (as with Jews had been marginalized (though present throughout French history. Mérimée’s Carmen and Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris presented new central perspectives on the peripheral, which in this context should be understood to mean gypsies. This research paper attempts to answer the following questions: What ideology lies behind both stories’ centralization of the peripheral gypsy women? How do the authors portray gypsy women? The goal of this article is to explore the operations of power in a gender-relations context, focusing on the construction of gypsy women in two 19th-century French novels.


    Letícia Nörnberg Maciel


    Full Text Available The following paper talks about the formation, urban expansion and the emergence of 19th and early 20th century slums at Pelotas city, Rio Grande do Sul state. Since the rise of this kind of residential building, during the second half of the 19th century up to, at least, the 1920s – the last decade covered by this research – government and local elites had been putting a great effort in order to move away these residences towards the outskirts of the city. All of this ideas were paved around hygienist ideals. Lots and edifications in downtown Pelotas had an increase in economic value because of the expansion of that area. That being said, it was important to force a migration of these slums, away from central areas, based upon aesthetic reasons and in order to increase even more the value of the area.

  14. Traditions and Inovations of Yarns in Lithuanian Folk Fabrics (19th Century

    Inga NĖNIENĖ


    Full Text Available It is actually for history of textile technologies and Lithuanian culture heritage to investigate deeply peculiarities of manufacturing and appearance of folk textile, to establish local and global tendencies of their distribution. This investigation seeks to discover alternation of home weaving traditions establishing raw material of yarns, types of yarn structure and features of threads colours in authentic folk fabrics used in Lithuanian villages in the 19th century in peasants clothing and showing yarns types territorial distribution in Lithuanian regions Žemaitija and Aukštaitija. It was investigated 468 pieces of clothing of this period from the album saved in National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art. It is unexpected that cotton yarns are very common in warp of hand made clothing fabrics at the end of the 19th century. Cotton yarns replaced flax and wool in warp. It was established that plied yarns dominate in warp and plain yarns – in weft. Fancy dyed, mouline, melange and yarns with multiplex winding were identificated in the fabrics. Also it was innovative to found the metallic thread in weft of two examples of the fabrics. Frequency of colours distribution was established analyzing colours of yarns. The analysis of territorial distribution of fancy yarns types showed the tendency to spread the novelties of yarns and threads in traditional textile from the West part of the country.DOI:

  15. The Temporality Regimen in Mexican Historiography in the 19th Century

    Corina Yturbe


    Full Text Available The relationship that historians establish with time is a fundamental issue. This paper explores the way in which ideas about past, present and future articulate in the development of historiography in 19th-century Mexico. For that purpose, the paper explores the usefulness of Reinhart Koselleck’s metahistorical concepts of space of experience and horizon of expectations, as well as François Hartog’s notion of historicity regime. The example for this exploration is the Historia de México, by Lucas Alamán, which represents the moment in which historiography enters a different temporal order, i. e. a new “temporality regime”. By the historical time in which Alamán writes, engendered by the tension between the space of experience—the colonial past— and the horizon of expectations— the building of a new nation—, the 19th-century society experiences its relationship with time in a different way, which will have repercussions on the way history is written.

  16. [The reception of homoeopathy among Polish physicians in the 19th century].

    Plonka-Syroka, B


    The 19th century Polish academic community showed a consistently negative attitude towards the Hahnemannian doctrine. On the other hand, homoeopathy spread more and more widely in Polish society. Popular homoeopathic journals and advisory literature expressed scepticism towards science and materialism or adopted viewpoints close to spiritualism. Furthermore these publications aimed at linking homoeopathy with traditional religious folklore. Homoeopathic domestic medical literature gave the opportunity for medical self-help at a time when relatively few people had access to professional medical services - due to financial reasons in the cities and due to a lack of physicians in rural areas. Additionally homoepathy offered hope to those whose ailments could not be cured by the professional academic medicine. The reception of homoeopathy in Poland was nevertheless limited. The doctrine was commonly known nowhere near as popular as the medical self-help that derived from what is called traditional "folk medicine". Also homoeopathy never was a serious competitor to the therapeutic arsenal of late 19th century academic medicine.

  17. A survey of the past earthquakesin the Eastern Adriatic (14th to early 19th century

    P. Albini


    Full Text Available Focusing on the Eastern Adriatic region, from Zadar in the north to Corfu in the south, the background information supporting our knowledge of the seismicity in the time-span 14th to early 19th century is discussed from the point of view of the historical earthquake records. The late 19th century seismological compilations turn out to be those responsible for the uneven spatial and temporal distribution of seismicity suggested by current parametric earthquake catalogues. This awareness asked for a comprehensive reappraisal of the reliability and completeness of the available historical earthquake records. This task was addressed by retrieving in the original version the information already known, by putting the records in the historical context in which they were produced, and finally by sampling historical sources so far not considered. Selected case histories have been presented in some detail also. This material altogether has shown that i current parameterisation of past earthquakes in the Eastern Adriatic should be reconsidered in the light of a critically revised interpretation of the available records; ii collecting new evidence in sources and repositories, not fully exploited so far, is needed. This should aim mostly at overcoming another limitation affecting the evaluation of full sets of earthquake parameters, that is the few observations available for each earthquake. In this perspective, an optimistic assessment of the potential documentation on this area is proposed.

  18. The 'Ajuda Paralyses': history of a neuropsychiatric debate in mid-19th-century Portugal.

    Fontoura, Paulo


    The second half of the 19th century witnessed an increasing interest in neurology and psychiatry by Portuguese physicians, in parallel with the overall development of these disciplines in other countries. This process is reflected in the numerous case report publications as well as in debates taking place at the Lisbon Society of Medical Sciences, the major scientific forum of that time. The 'Ajuda Paralyses' were a mysterious succession of epidemics that occurred during 1860-64 in the Ajuda asylum for cholera and yellow fever orphans, which were extensively discussed during 1865-66 by Bernardino Antonio Gomes, Antonio Maria Barbosa, Abel Jordão and Eduardo Motta. Studying this debate helps understand the initial stages of development and the great interest that 'nervous diseases' had for Portuguese clinicians in the mid-19th century and possibly provides one of the first modern descriptions of nutrition-related polyradiculoneuropathy and the ocular findings associated with avitaminosis A. This debate took place at a decisive time for the scientific development of neurology and psychiatry, concurrent with the widespread application of the clinical-anatomical method and neuropathology to the study of diseases of the nervous system, which would set the foundations for our own modern pathophysiological framework. Therefore, the 'Ajuda paralyses' debate also provides a good basis for a discussion on the evolution of the concepts of hysteria and psychosomatic disease and the description of peripheral neuropathy from among a wealth of other entities that did not withstand the test of science.

  19. A comparison of 19th century and current attitudes to female sexuality.

    Studd, John


    The 19th century medical attitude to normal female sexuality was cruel, with gynecologists and psychiatrists leading the way in designing operations for the cure of the serious contemporary disorders of masturbation and nymphomania. The gynecologist Isaac Baker Brown (1811-1873) and the distinguished endocrinologist Charles Brown-Séquard (1817-1894) advocated clitoridectomy to prevent the progression to masturbatory melancholia, paralysis, blindness and even death. Even after the public disgrace of Baker Brown in 1866-7, the operation remained respectable and widely used in other parts of Europe. This medical contempt for normal female sexual development was reflected in public and literary attitudes. Or perhaps it led and encouraged public opinion. There is virtually no novel or opera in the last half of the 19th century where the heroine with 'a past' survives to the end. H. G. Wells's Ann Veronica and Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, both of which appeared in 1909, broke the mould and are important milestones. In the last 50 years new research into the sociology, psychology and physiology of sexuality has provided an understanding of decreased libido and inadequate sexual response in the form of hypoactive sexual desire disorder. This is now regarded as a disorder worthy of treatment, either by various forms of counseling or by the use of hormones, particularly estrogens and testosterone.

  20. François Arago a 19th century French humanist and pioneer in astrophysics

    Lequeux, James


    François Arago, the first to show in 1810 that the surface of the Sun and stars is made of incandescent gas and not solid or liquid, was a prominent physicist of the 19th century. He used his considerable influence to help Fresnel, Ampere and others develop their ideas and make themselves known. This book covers his personal contributions to physics, astronomy, geodesy and oceanography, which are far from negligible, but insufficiently known. Arago was also an important and influential political man who, for example, abolished slavery in the French colonies. One of the last humanists, he had a very broad culture and range of interests. In parallel to his biography, this title also covers the spectacular progresses of science at the time of Arago, especially in France: the birth of physical optics, electromagnetism and thermodynamics. Francois Arago’s life is a fascinating epic tale that reads as a novel.

  1. Mortality differentials in France during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

    Blum, A; Houdaille, J; Lamouche, M


    "The very high quality of a set of marriage records for Paris during the 1860s made it possible to apply indirect methods to estimate adult mortality differentials by certain geographical and social criteria of the 19th century. The largest differences between groups were observed to be social, geographical origin apparently having little impact.... It is interesting that social differences in adult mortality are similar in magnitude to those observed today. Perhaps the principal factor of differentiation is then the level of child mortality.... It is by no means necessary to have a set of data as complete as ours. The indirect methods we have used proved largely adequate for estimating mortality differentials."

  2. [Brain physiology and the development of psychiatry in the 19th century].

    Alvarez Pelaez, R


    Great developments in study of the central and peripheral nervous system took place throughout the 19th century, especially in Britain. These studies, together with other factors, gave rise to the development of a somaticism of mental illness. The followers of this school of thought, most notably Henry Maudsley, supported the idea of materialism, based on the theory of evolution. They were opposed by those who believed in the duality of body and mind whith its different variants. These two visions constituted the centre of the theoretical debate of psychiatry at that time. The author pays special attention to the first stance and reaches the conclusion that this process of knowledge made mental illness to be considered as an organic disease and contribuited to the entry of the lunatic wholly into the sphere or medical action.

  3. Human lead exposure in a late 19th century mental asylum population

    Bower, Nathan W. [Department of Chemistry, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294 (United States)]. E-mail:; McCants, Sarah A. [Department of Chemistry, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294 (United States); Custodio, Joseph M. [Department of Chemistry, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294 (United States); Ketterer, Michael E. [Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5698 (United States); Getty, Stephen R. [Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 (United States); Hoffman, J. Michael [Department of Anthropology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 8090-3294 (United States)


    Lead isotope ratios and lead (Pb) levels were analyzed in 33 individuals from a forgotten cemetery at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, Colorado dating to 1879-1899. Isotopic ratios from healing bone fractures, cortical bone, and tooth dentine provide information about sources of Pb exposures over a range of time that illuminates individual's life histories and migration patterns. Historical records and Pb production data from the 19th century were used to create a database for interpreting Pb exposures for these African, Hispanic and European Americans. The analysis of these individuals suggests that Pb exposure noticeably impacted the mental health of 5-10% of the asylum patients in this frontier population, a high number by standards today, and that differences exist in the three ancestral groups' exposure histories.

  4. Epidemiological description of unmitigated cholera epidemics in 19th century Denmark

    Phelps, Matthew David; Perner, Mads Linnet; Davidsen, Emma;

    Background. Cholera epidemics devastated 19th century European cities in multiple outbreaks during 1830-1900. Most Danish cities experienced only a single epidemic in 1853 and detailed data are available. This uniquely allows study of unmitigated epidemic cholera in a fully susceptible population...... parameters needed to parameterize dynamic disease models used to gage the likely effect of interventions in contemporary disaster settings. This low-income pre-sanitation historic setting may serve as a proxy for populations in contemporary resource poor urban settings....... with severe cholera (rice water diarrhea and severe dehydration). The case fatality ratio (CFR) was 54%-68% and the overall mortality impact ranged from 3.4% to 7.7% of the population. Seniors aged 70+ years in Copenhagen had the highest mortality rates (16% died) whereas only 2.7% of children under 5 died...

  5. Professional Responsibility and the Welfare System in Spain at the Turn of the 19th Century

    León Sanz, Pilar


    Full Text Available This essay analyzes the attitudes of physicians prior to the establishment of a social welfare system in Spain, based on professional sources from 1890-1910. Firstly we revised the Systems of Collectivised Assistance during the Transition from the 19th to the 20th Century; then, the article discusses the corporativist reaction of Physicians to the different Welfare Systems. We observe that the criticism of insurance companies was unanimous. Nonetheless, there was a diversity of opinions regarding mutual societies and the associations of mutual assistance. The professional arguments used against the associations, mutuals and insurance companies were formulated around, in addition to the professional instability of the times, the changes in civil and criminal responsibility of the physician as a result of new legal regulations. We found physicians in favour of establishing a welfare system that was not exclusively public and which, in addition to benefiting the needy, would benefit the interests of the profession as well.

  6. [The art of improvising. The practice of medico-legal autopsies in the 19th century].

    Menenteau, Sandra


    Murder is perpetrated, suicide is committed and lethal accidents happen everywhere, even in the heart of the French country. In the 19th century, law often appealed to the lights of experts. During criminal investigation, improvisation and men's adaptation were important, although forensic autopsy was official and necessary. Sometimes the magistrates appealed to young people, not used to that kind of reports, who could only remind some bits of the forensic courses they had followed when they were students. As for the specialists, the circumstances often led them to examine--as Baudelaire would say--the "decaying carcass," in a dark and suffocating ruined house, on the kitchen table, and with a simple scapel.

  7. Prospects for using sonar for underwater archeology on the Yenisei: surveying a 19th century shipwreck

    Goncharov, A. E.; Mednikov, D. M.; Karelin, N. M.; Nasyrov, I. R.


    Current progress in underwater archeology is based on a rich arsenal of high-tech appliances, among which sonar technology plays a key role; it enables scientists not only to detect submerged archeological objects, but to examine them in high definition without having to conduct diving operations or use expensive underwater unmanned vehicles. While the majority of sensational scientific discoveries using sonar have been made in saltwater environments, freshwater ones, rivers in particular, have seen limited activity. The river Yenisei in central Siberia contains an unrecorded number of shipwrecks that await being discovered and studied. In this article we focus on the peculiarities of using sonar for detecting archeological sites on the Yenisei. This article is based on the results of the 2016 expedition, which has determined the location of Thames, a 19th century British steam schooner which was wrecked on the Yenisei.

  8. [La donna é mobile--the hysteria diagnosis in Norway in the 19th century].

    Bondevik, Hilde


    The last half of the 19 th century has been described as "the golden age of hysteria". Hysteria was a frequently used diagnosis in this period and received increasing attention from a number of prominent medical researchers, such as Jean-Martin Charcot and Sigmund Freud in Europe and for example Edvard Bull, Paul Winge and Ragnar Vogt in Norway. It also appears in Norwegian fiction by the contemporary writers Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Amalie Skram. We can thus speak of an exchange between medicine and culture, and of hysteria as a cultural diagnosis that reflects its time. The symptoms are described as comprehensive, and several different etiological models can be traced. Even though hysteria is not exclusively associated with the female body and psyche, it is constructed at the interface of scientific opinion and notions of femininity.

  9. Reconciling reconstructed and simulated features of the winter Pacific–North-American pattern in the early 19th century

    D. Zanchettin


    Full Text Available Reconstructions of past climate behavior often describe prominent anomalous periods that are not necessarily captured in climate simulations. Here, we illustrate the contrast between an interdecadal strong positive phase of the winter Pacific/North American pattern (PNA in the early 19th century that is described by a PNA reconstruction based on tree-rings from northwestern North America, and a slight tendency towards negative winter PNA anomalies during the same period in an ensemble of state-of-the-art coupled climate simulations. Additionally, a pseudo-proxy investigation with the same simulation ensemble allows assessing the robustness of PNA reconstructions using solely geophysical predictors from northwestern North America for the last millennium. The reconstructed early-19th-century positive PNA anomaly emerges as a potentially reliable feature, although it is subject to a number of sources of uncertainty and potential deficiencies. The pseudo-reconstructions demonstrate that the early-19th-century discrepancy between reconstructed and simulated PNA does not stem from the reconstruction process. Instead, reconstructed and simulated features of the early-19th-century PNA can be reconciled by interpreting the reconstructed evolution during this time as an expression of internal climate variability, hence unlikely to be reproduced in its exact temporal occurrence by a small ensemble of climate simulations. However, firm attribution of the reconstructed PNA anomaly is hampered by known limitations and deficiencies of coupled climate models and uncertainties in the early-19th-century external forcing and background climate conditions.

  10. Comparison of 19th Century and Present Concentrations and Depositions of Ozone in Central Europe

    WEIDINGER, Tamás


    Full Text Available Ozone, one of the most important trace gases in atmosphere was discovered byChristian Friedrich Schönbein (1799–1886, a chemistry professor at the University of Basel. Themethod developed by him was used from the middle of nineteenth century until the 1920’s inmuch of the world. The measurement method is based essentially on the color-change of anindicator test paper. We obtained records for ozone measured in the Habsburg Empire usingSchönbein’s method for analyze the long term environmental processes. According to recordskept in the Habsburg Empire, ozone was measured at more than twenty sites between 1853–1856.On the territory of the Kingdom of Hungary, ozone was measured at Szeged, Buda andSelmecbánya (Schemnitz, Banska Štiavnica among others. Long term datasets are available fromBuda (1871–1898 and Ó-Gyalla (Altdala, Hurbanovo, 1898–1905. Ozone was measured duringboth day- and nighttime. Additionally meteorological variables (like air temperature, relativehumidity, air pressure, wind speed, cloud cover, precipitation were also observed several times aday. The data reported in the yearbooks were collected and evaluated in this study to reconstructthe ozone dataset. Depending on concentrations and deposition velocity over different vegetatedsurfaces the ozone deposition can be estimated. The reliability of estimations and reconstructedozone deposition values are also discussed. Finally ozone datasets from the 19th and 21st centuryand the differences in ozone concentration and deposition between rural and urban areas arecompared. Ozone concentrations and deposition are found to be approximately three times highernow than in the 19th century.

  11. Ochres and earths: Matrix and chromophores characterization of 19th and 20th century artist materials

    Montagner, Cristina; Sanches, Diogo; Pedroso, Joana; Melo, Maria João; Vilarigues, Márcia


    The present paper describes the main results obtained from the characterization of a wide range of natural and synthetic ochre samples used in Portugal from the 19th to the 20th century, including powder and oil painting samples. The powder ochre samples came from several commercial distributors and from the collection of Joaquim Rodrigo (1912-1997), a leading Portuguese artist, particularly active during the sixties and seventies. The micro-samples of oil painting tubes came from the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea-Museu do Chiado (National Museum of Contemporary Art-Chiado Museum) in Lisbon and were used by Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro (1857-1929), one of the most prominent naturalist Portuguese painters. These tubes were produced by the main 19th century colourmen: Winsor & Newton, Morin et Janet, Maison Merlin, and Lefranc. The samples have been studied using μ-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (μ-FTIR), Raman microscopy, μ-Energy Dispersive X-ray fluorescence (μ-EDXRF), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The analyzed ochres were found to be a mixture of several components: iron oxides and hydroxides in matrixes with kaolinite, gypsum and chalk. The results obtained allowed to identify and characterize the ochres according to their matrix and chromophores. The main chromophores where identified by Raman microscopy as being hematite, goethite and magnetite. The infrared analysis of the ochre samples allowed to divide them into groups, according to the composition of the matrix. It was possible to separate ochres containing kaolinite matrix and/or sulfate matrix from ochres where only iron oxides and/or hydroxides were detected. μ-EDXRF and Raman were the best techniques to identify umber, since the presence of elements such as manganese is characteristic of these pigments. μ-EDXRF also revealed the presence of significant amounts of arsenic in all Sienna tube paints.

  12. Science Fiction In Naples In The Middle Of The 19th Century

    Capaccioli, Massimo; Cirella, Emilia Olostro; Stendardo, Enrica; Virgilio, Nicla

    Astronomer, intellectual, passionate patriot, and refined humanist, Ernesto Capocci Belmonte (Picinisco, May 31, 1798 - Naples, January 6, 1864) was a prominent figure of the scientific, cultural, and political life in Naples around the middle of the 19th century. He acquired international recognition for his studies on the orbits of comets and, since 1833, he was named director of the newly built Osservatorio Astronomico in Capodimonte: A prestigious position that he lost for political retaliation as a result of his participation in the movement against the Bourbon rulers in 1848, but which he regained in 1860 upon the arrival in Naples of Giuseppe Garibaldi. An intuitive and open-minded scholar, he looked always at the contemporary experiences in Europe and, as a scientist and cultivated human being, he sought to serve the community by enthusiastically devoting himself also to education and public outreach. He developed clear interests in literature and, as a forerunner, he dared to tackle the genre of science fiction. His short novel Relazione del viaggio alla Luna fatto da una donna nell'anno di grazia 2057 (Report of the Trip to the Moon done by a Woman in the Year of our Lord 2057), written in the period of his exile from the Observatory and practically given up as lost until a private copy was found in the library of one of Capocci's descendants, offers an interesting overview of astronomical knowledge and taste for the elegance in writing, and gives an unusual, and often ironic, viewpoint on the situation of sciences in Naples in the middle of the 19th century.

  13. Climate and history in the late 18th and early 19th centuries

    Feldman, Theodore S.

    As in many areas of human knowledge, the notion of climate acquired a deeper historical content around the turn of the 19th century. Natural philosophers, geographers, and others became increasingly aware of climate's own history and its relation to human, plant and animal, and Earth history. This article examines several aspects of this “historicization” of climate.The lively 18th century discussion of the influence of climate on society is well known. Montesquieu is its most famous representative, but Voltaire, Hume, Kant, and others also participated. Their debate was literary more than scientific, their goal the understanding of man, not climate. Partly for this reason and partly because of the lack of good information on climates, they made no attempt to gather substantial climatic data. In fact, the importance of systematically collecting reliable data was scarcely understood in any area of natural philosophy before the last decades of the century [Cf. Frängsmyr et al., 1990; Feldman, 1990]. Instead, participants in the debate repeated commonplaces dating from Aristotle and Hippocrates and based their conclusions on unreliable reports from travelers. As Glacken wrote of Montesquieu, “his dishes are from old and well-tested recipes” [Glacken, 1967, chapter 12]. This is not to say that the debate over climatic influence was not significant—only that its significance lay more in the history of man than in the atmospheric sciences.

  14. Factors influencing the recession rate of Niagara Falls since the 19th century

    Hayakawa, Yuichi S.; Matsukura, Yukinori


    The rate of recession of Niagara Falls (Horseshoe and American Falls) in northeastern North America has been documented since the 19th century; it shows a decreasing trend from ca. 1 m y - 1 a century ago to ca. 0.1 m y - 1 at present. Reduction of the flow volume in the Niagara River due to diversion into bypassing hydroelectric schemes has often been taken to be the factor responsible, but other factors such as changes in the waterfall shape could play a role and call for a quantitative study. Here, we examine the effect of physical factors on the historically varying recession rates of Niagara Falls, using an empirical equation which has previously been proposed based on a non-dimensional multiparametric model which incorporates flow volume, waterfall shape and bedrock strength. The changes in recession rates of Niagara Falls in the last century are successfully modeled by this empirical equation; these changes are caused by variations in flow volume and lip length. This result supports the validity of the empirical equation for waterfalls in rivers carrying little transported sediment. Our analysis also suggests that the decrease in the recession rate of Horseshoe Falls is related to both artificial reduction in river discharge and natural increase in waterfall lip length, whereas that of American Falls is solely due to the reduction in flow volume.

  15. Stature in 19th and early 20th century Copenhagen. A comparative study based on skeletal remains

    Jørkov, Marie Louise S


    Individual stature depends on multifactorial causes and is often used as a proxy for investigating the biological standard of living. While the majority of European studies on 19th and 20th century populations are based on conscript heights, stature derived from skeletal remains are scarce. For t....... Female stature had no significant wealth gradient (p=0.516). This study provides new evidence of stature among males and females during the 19th century and suggests that males may have been more sensitive to changes in environmental living and nutrition than females....

  16. Age-specific measles mortality during the late 19th-early 20th centuries.

    Shanks, G D; Waller, M; Briem, H; Gottfredsson, M


    Measles mortality fell prior to the introduction of vaccines or antibiotics. By examining historical mortality reports we sought to determine how much measles mortality was due to epidemiological factors such as isolation from major population centres or increased age at time of infection. Age-specific records were available from Aberdeen; Scotland; New Zealand and the states of Australia at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. Despite the relative isolation of Australia, measles mortality was concentrated in very young children similar to Aberdeen. In the more isolated states of Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland adults made up 14-15% of measles deaths as opposed to 8-9% in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. Mortality in Iceland and Faroe Islands during the 1846 measles epidemic was used as an example of islands isolated from respiratory pathogens. The transition from crisis mortality across all ages to deaths concentrated in young children occurred prior to the earliest age-specific mortality data collected. Factors in addition to adult age of infection and epidemiological isolation such as nutritional status and viral virulence may have contributed to measles mortality outcomes a century ago.

  17. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a historical perspective leading up to the end of the 19th century.

    Ekmektzoglou, Konstantinos A; Johnson, Elizabeth O; Syros, Periklis; Chalkias, Athanasios; Kalambalikis, Lazaros; Xanthos, Theodoros


    Social laws and religious beliefs throughout history underscore the leaps and bounds that the science of resuscitation has achieved from ancient times until today. The effort to resuscitate victims goes back to ancient history, where death was considered a special form of sleep or an act of God. Biblical accounts of resuscitation attempts are numerous. Resuscitation in the Middle Ages was forbidden, but later during Renaissance, any prohibition against performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was challenged, which finally led to the Enlightenment, where scholars attempted to scientifically solve the problem of sudden death. It was then that the various components of CPR (ventilation, circulation, electricity, and organization of emergency medical services) began to take shape. The 19th century gave way to hallmarks both in the ventilatory support (intubation innovations and the artificial respirator) and the open-and closed chest circulatory support. Meanwhile, novel defibrillation techniques had been employed and ventricular fibrillation described. The groundbreaking discoveries of the 20th century finally led to the scientific framework of CPR. In 1960, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation was eventually combined with chest compression and defibrillation to become CPR as we now know it. This review presents the scientific milestones behind one of medicine's most widely used fields.

  18. Social Differences in Infant Mortality in 19th Century RostockA Demographic Analysis Based on Church Records

    Michael Mühlichen


    Full Text Available The article examines the historical development of infant mortality in the Hanseatic city of Rostock, with a special focus on the question of how socio-economic factors influenced infant mortality in the early 19th century. Compared with the rest of Germany, the city exhibited an exceedingly low infant mortality level, in particular in the first third of the century. Our analyses show that the occupation of the father had a significant influence on the survival probability of a child in the first year of life in the early 19th century. Newborn children of fathers in lower ranked occupations exhibited a greater mortality risk in the first year of life than the offspring of fathers with occupations of higher status. The analyses are based on the registries of burials and baptisms of St. James’s Church (Jakobikirche in Rostock, which are largely preserved and much of which has been digitalised. Based on these individual data, this is the first event history analysis model conducted in the context of infant mortality in a German city in the 19th century. This article is also the first to reveal Rostock infant mortality rates for the entire 19th century according to sex, thus closing two research gaps.

  19. How to compare the faces of the Earth? Walachia in mid-19th century and nowadays

    Bartos-Elekes, Zsombor; Magyari-Sáska, Zsolt; Timár, Gábor; Imecs, Zoltán


    In 1864 a detailed map was made about Walachia, its title is Charta României Meridionale (Map of Southern Romania), it has 112 map sheets, it is often called after his draughtsman: Szathmári's map. The map has an outstanding position in the history of Romanian cartography, because it indicates a turning-point. Before the map, foreigners (Austrians and Russians) had made topographic maps about this vassal principality of the Ottoman Empire. The Austrian topographic survey (1855-1859) - which served as a basis for this map - was the last one and the most detailed of these surveys. The map was made between the personal-union (1859) and independence (1878) of the Danubian Principalities. This map was the first (to a certain extent) own map of the forming country. In consequence of this survey and map, the Romanian mapping institute was founded, which one - based on this survey and map - began the topographic mapping of the country. In the Romanian scientific literature imperfect and contradictory information has been published about this map. Only a dozen copies of the map were kept in few map collections; the researchers could have reached them with difficulties. During our research we processed the circumstances of the survey and mapmaking discovering its documentation in the archives of Vienna, as well as using the Romanian, Hungarian and German scientific literature. We found the copies in map collections from Vienna to Bucharest. We digitized all the map sheets from different collections. We calculated the parameters of the used geodetic datum and map projection. We published on the web, such we made the map reachable for everybody. The map can be viewed in different zoom levels; can be downloaded; settlements can be found using the place name index; areas can be exported in modern projection, so the conditions of that time could be compared with today's reality. Our poster presents on the one hand the survey and the map realized in mid-19th century and our

  20. Badness, madness and the brain - the late 19th-century controversy on immoral persons and their malfunctioning brains

    Schirmann, Felix


    In the second half of the 19th-century, a group of psychiatric experts discussed the relation between brain malfunction and moral misconduct. In the ensuing debates, scientific discourses on immorality merged with those on insanity and the brain. This yielded a specific definition of what it means t

  1. Threads of Change in 19th Century American Literature: A Language Arts Unit for Grades 7-9.

    Crossett, Becky F.; And Others

    This unit of study for junior-high level high-ability language arts students explores five themes in 19th century American history through literature of the times: romanticism, transcendentalism, abolitionism, industrialism, and feminism. Each of the five "isms" has its own "literature box" that contains appropriate documents…

  2. Compatibility, adaptability and use of different types of ground floor houses in 19th century town planning: Case study Subotica

    Aladžić Viktorija


    Full Text Available A lack of knowledge of the history of architecture and town planning in the 19th century resulted in underrated regard towards this historic period and consequently in a devastation of urban and architectural heritage of the 19th century. This research was intended to clarify some segments of the history of architecture and town planning in the 19th century based on the example of Subotica. Research has shown that the basic types of ground floor houses built during the 19th century in Subotica were mutually compatible and that by a simple addition of rooms on the simple base house, more complex base houses could be built. In the same way rural houses could also be transformed into urban ones. This pattern allowed for utmost rationality of the construction of individual houses as well as of the whole town. The town, due to the application of compatible house plans, reflected a semblance of order which improved year on year, because every house at any given moment represented a finished structure. Simple attachment of building parts also allowed the houses that were located in the middle of the lot to be elongated to the street regulation line. Compatible house plans, as an auxiliary means, facilitated the application of building rules, the realization of regulation plans and provided continuous development of the town of Subotica in the period of over 150 years.

  3. H.C.Ørsted, Science and "Dannelse" in the early 19th century. - Relevant for educational thinking today?

    Ellebæk, Jens Jakob


    A research into the introduction of the concept "Almendannelse" (Litteracy/Education/Culture) in the Danish discourse about reforming the educational system in the early 19th Century, reveals a time in Danish history where the world famous scientist H.C. Ørsted was working together with central...

  4. Folk Beliefs, Religion and Spiritualism in Serbian Society in the 19th and first half of the 20th Century

    Ana Banić-Grubišić


    Full Text Available Review of the book by Radmila Radić. Narodna verovanja, religija i spiritizam u srpskom društvu 19. i u prvoj polovini 20. veka. [Folk Beliefs, Religion and Spiritualism in Serbian Society in the 19th and first half of the 20th Century]. 2009. Beograd: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije, pp. 295

  5. An Epistemological Approach to French Syllabi on Human Origins during the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Quessada, Marie-Pierre; Clement, Pierre


    This study focuses on how human origins were taught in the French Natural Sciences syllabuses of the 19th and 20th centuries. We evaluate the interval between the publication of scientific concepts and their emergence in syllabuses, i.e., didactic transposition delay (DTD), to determine how long it took for scientific findings pertaining to our…

  6. How Conceptual Frameworks Influence Clinical Practice: Evidence from the Writings of John Thelwall, a 19th-Century Speech Therapist

    Duchan, Judith F.


    Background: The impact of speech therapists' conceptual frameworks on their clinical methods tends to be ignored or taken for granted by today's practitioners. One way to show the importance of such frameworks is to study how they were used previously. John Thelwall, a 19th-century elocutionist, offers a rich source for studying the influence of…

  7. [Contribution of 19th-century religious congregations in the development of the nursing profession].

    Bezze, Sabrina; Manzoni, Edoardo; Di Mauro, Stefania


    The purpose of this historical research project is to examine the contribution of 19th-century religious congregations in the development of the nursing profession, based on the historical example of the Sisters of Charity of Sts. Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa (or the Sisters of the Holy Child Mary). To this end, sixty three volumes were analysed, all taken from the historical archive of the Generalate of the Sisters of the Holy Child Mary in Milan, in via S. Sofia n.13, with the exception of just one, taken from the Braidense National Library, also in Milan. This research project has highlighted the sociological contribution provided by the Sisters of the Holy Child Mary to the professional nature of nursing, and to the development of the distinctive features of the nursing profession (Greenwood, 1980). All documentary sources were analysed in line with the Chabod historical research method (2006), and for their critical interpretation, a scheme of analysis was created. Two lines of investigation emerged from the data collected: the role of Sister Emilia Vinante as an expert with regard to the nursing profession, and the professional strategies promoted by FIRO (Federation of Italian Religious Nurses). Based on the conclusions of the research project, it may be stated that religious congregations contributed greatly to the nursing profession, leaving a decisive mark on the cultural and professional development of nurses.

  8. Naming and Necessity: Sherborn’s Context in the 19th Century

    McOuat, Gordon


    Abstract By the late 19th Century, storms plaguing early Victorian systematics and nomenclature seemed to have abated. Vociferous disputes over radical renaming, the world-shaking clash of all-encompassing procrustean systems, struggles over centres of authority, and the issues of language and meaning had now been settled by the institution of a stable imperial museum and its catalogues, a set of rules for the naming of zoological objects, and a new professional class of zoologists. Yet, for all that tranquillity, the disputes simmered below the surface, re-emerging as bitter struggles over synonyms, trinomials, the subspecies category, the looming issues of the philosophy of scientific language, and the aggressive new American style of field biology – all pressed in upon the received practice of naming and classifying organisms and the threat of anarchy. In the midst rose an index. This paper will explore the context of CD Sherborn’s Index Animalium and those looming problems and issues which a laborious and comprehensive “index of nature” was meant to solve. PMID:26877652

  9. Shark tooth weapons from the 19th Century reflect shifting baselines in Central Pacific predator assemblies.

    Drew, Joshua; Philipp, Christopher; Westneat, Mark W


    The reefs surrounding the Gilbert Islands (Republic of Kiribati, Central Pacific), like many throughout the world, have undergone a period of rapid and intensive environmental perturbation over the past 100 years. A byproduct of this perturbation has been a reduction of the number of shark species present in their waters, even though sharks play an important in the economy and culture of the Gilbertese. Here we examine how shark communities changed over time periods that predate the written record in order to understand the magnitude of ecosystem changes in the Central Pacific. Using a novel data source, the shark tooth weapons of the Gilbertese Islanders housed in natural history museums, we show that two species of shark, the Spot-tail (Carcharhinus sorrah) and the Dusky (C. obscurus), were present in the islands during the last half of the 19(th) century but not reported in any historical literature or contemporary ichthyological surveys of the region. Given the importance of these species to the ecology of the Gilbert Island reefs and to the culture of the Gilbertese people, documenting these shifts in baseline fauna represents an important step toward restoring the vivid splendor of both ecological and cultural diversity.


    Stanislav Nikolaevich Sinegubov


    Full Text Available The article gives a brief description of the system of naval education in Imperial Germany, which was formed in the late 19th century, highlights its advantages enhancing the high level of training specialists for the new fleet which was constructed in the country. The emphasis is on the process of staffing the non-commissioned officers’ corps on the basis of the sea cadets’ school. There was a great need for this educational institution to develop the Navy of the II Reich. The authorities encouraged a big annual enrollment of sea cadets introducing a wide range of social benefits, such as: free-of-charge education, full governmental support during the period of studies, good professional training that would guarantee not only job on a warship, but also career growth in future. Another important attractive aspect was that students were constantly under the control of officers who raised their wards in traditional moral values. All this attracted to naval schools young people, particularly from socially vulnerable strata of German society. The article considers special features of training and educating future officers at the Naval College and the Naval Academy in Kiel, which already had the elite character.

  11. [Epidemic diseases in the Polish Kingdom in the thirties of the 19th century].

    Rutkowski, Marek


    We can observe that after downfall of the November Insurrection the authorities of the Polish Kingdom were effectively engaged in the fight against numerous epidemic diseases plaguing the local society. Among "contagions" of the time there were varicella, "gastric-nervous fever", "gastric-rhinitis fever" and typhus (especially in 1836). As usual, cholera was the most dangerous one. All medical and epidemiological services in the Polish Kingdom were making effective remedial measures in order to neutralize results of the epidemics. The implemented methods were effective enough to limit considerably the incidence and number of deceased during the epidemic, which started in October 1836 and lasted till the next year. An obligation of effective cooperation between the Polish authorities and the Russian army was introduced then. The sanitary action against cholera in 1836-1837 should be very highly assessed from the logistic point of view. The wide action of protective vaccination against varicella and numerous sanitary rules completed the favorable image of the Polish Kingdom sanitary services. All the factors mentioned above lead to a conclusion that in the thirtieth of the 19th century both civil and military authorities of the Polish Kingdom did practically utmost in order to limit negative results of cyclical recurrences of epidemic diseases. It should be also stressed that the protective actions undertaken in that time were both direct and long lasting enterprises.

  12. Shark tooth weapons from the 19th Century reflect shifting baselines in Central Pacific predator assemblies.

    Joshua Drew

    Full Text Available The reefs surrounding the Gilbert Islands (Republic of Kiribati, Central Pacific, like many throughout the world, have undergone a period of rapid and intensive environmental perturbation over the past 100 years. A byproduct of this perturbation has been a reduction of the number of shark species present in their waters, even though sharks play an important in the economy and culture of the Gilbertese. Here we examine how shark communities changed over time periods that predate the written record in order to understand the magnitude of ecosystem changes in the Central Pacific. Using a novel data source, the shark tooth weapons of the Gilbertese Islanders housed in natural history museums, we show that two species of shark, the Spot-tail (Carcharhinus sorrah and the Dusky (C. obscurus, were present in the islands during the last half of the 19(th century but not reported in any historical literature or contemporary ichthyological surveys of the region. Given the importance of these species to the ecology of the Gilbert Island reefs and to the culture of the Gilbertese people, documenting these shifts in baseline fauna represents an important step toward restoring the vivid splendor of both ecological and cultural diversity.

  13. Chemistry in Serbian journals in the second half of the 19th century

    Cvjetićanin Stanko M.


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is selection and analysis of articles with chemistry content in selected Serbian journals in the second half of the 19th century, which were aimed towards general public, in order to get insight into the level and quality of additional chemistry informing of readers. Two journals were selected, that contained entertaining, literature and scientific content ('Sedmica' and 'Vila', and two other, with entertainment and literature nature ('Danica' and 'Matica'. The analyzed journals primarily addressed the general public and played an important role in readers' information and education. Historical method was applied in this research. The above-mentioned journals were analyzed separately, with the short historical survey. Complete editions of these journals were analyzed, and the selection of articles was made according to the textual content or the title itself. The chemistry content presented in these journals is of the great variety. Among other things, interesting comments of the chemical schoolbooks are found, as well as lectures on science.

  14. Forgotten research from 19th century: science should not follow fashion.

    Galler, Stefan


    The fine structure of cross-striated muscle and its changes during contraction were known already in considerable detail in the 19th century. This knowledge was the result of studying birefringence properties of muscle fibres under the polarization microscope, a method mainly established by Brücke (Denk Kais Akad Wiss Math Naturwiss Cl 15:69-84, 1858) in Vienna, Austria. The knowledge was seemingly forgotten in the first half of the 20th century before it was rediscovered in 1954. This rediscovery was essential for the formulation of the sliding filament theory which represents the commonly accepted concept of muscle contraction (A.F. Huxley and Niedergerke, Nature 173:971-973, 1954; H.E. Huxley and Hanson, Nature 173:973-976, 1954). The loss of knowledge was the result of prevailing views within the scientific community which could be attributed to "fashion": it was thought that the changes of cross-striations, which were observed under the microscope, were inconsequential for contraction since other types of movements like cell crawling and smooth muscle contraction were not associated with similar changes of the fine structure. The basis for this assumption was the view that all types of movements associated with life must be caused by the same mechanisms. Furthermore, it was assumed that the light microscopy was of little use, because the individual molecules that carry out life functions cannot be seen under the light microscope. This unfortunate episode of science history teaches us that the progress of science can severely be retarded by fashion.

  15. Instrumental evidence of an unusually strong West African Monsoon in the 19th century

    Gallego, David; Ordoñez, Paulina; Ribera, Pedro; Peña-Ortiz, Cristina; Garcia-Herrera, Ricardo; Vega, Inmaculada; Gomez, Francisco de Paula


    The precipitation in the Sahel -which is mainly controlled by the dynamics of the West African Monsoon-, has been in the spot of the climate community for the last three decades due to the persistence of the drought period that started in the 1970s. Unfortunately, reliable meteorological series in this area are only available since the beginning of the 20th Century, thus limiting our understanding of the significance of this period from a long term perspective. Currently, our knowledge of what happened in times previous to the 20th Century essentially relies in documentary or proxy sources. In this work, we present the first instrumental evidence of a 50 year-long period characterised by an unusually strong West African monsoon in the19th Century. Following the recent advances in the generation of climatic indices based on data from ship's logbooks, we used historical wind observations to compute a new index (the so-called ASWI) for characterising the strength of the West African Monsoon. The ASWI is based in the persistence of the southwesterly winds in the [29°W-17°W;7°N-13°N] area and it has been possible to compute it since 1790 for July and since 1839 for August and September. We show that the ASWI is a reliable measure of the monsoon's strength and the Sahelian rainfall. Our new series clearly shows the well-known drought period starting in the 1970s. During this dry period, the West African Monsoon was particularly weak and interestingly, we found that since then, the correlations with different climatic patterns such as the Pacific and Atlantic "El Niño" changed significantly in relation to those of the previous century. Remarkably, our results also show that the period 1839-1890 was characterised by an unusually strong and persistent monsoon. Notwithstanding, two of the few dry years within this period were concurrent with large volcanic eruptions in the Northern Hemisphere. This latter result supports the recently suggested relationship between major

  16. Geomagnetic research in the 19th century: a case study of the German contribution

    Schröder, W.; Wiederkehr, K.-H.


    Even before the discovery of electromagnetism by Oersted, and before the work of Ampère, who attributed all magnetism to the flux of electrical currents, A.v. Humboldt and Hansteen had turned to geomagnetism. Through the ``Göttinger Magnetischer Verein'', a worldwide cooperation under the leadership of Gauss came into existence. Even today, Gauss's theory of geomagnetism is one of the pillars of geomagnetic research. Thereafter, J.v. Lamont, in Munich, took over the leadership in Germany. In England, the Magnetic Crusade was started by the initiative of John Herschel and E. Sabine. At the beginning of the 1840s, James Clarke Ross advanced to the vicinity of the southern magnetic pole on the Antarctic Continent, which was then quite unknown. Ten years later, Sabine was able to demonstrate solar-terrestrial relations from the data of the colonial observatories. In the 1980s, Arthur Schuster, following Balfour Stewart's ideas, succeeded in interpreting the daily variations of the electrical process in the high atmosphere. Geomagnetic research work in Germany was given a fresh impetus by the programme of the First Polar Year 1882-1883. Georg Neumayer, director of the ``Deutsche Seewarte'' in Hamburg, was one of the initiators of the Polar Year. He forged a close cooperation with the newly founded ``Kaiserliches Marineobservatorium'' in Wilhelmshaven, and also managed to gain the collaboration of the ``Gauss-Observatorium für Erdmagnetismus'' in Göttingen under E. Schering. In the Polar Year, the first automatic recording magnetometers (Kew-Model) were used in the German observatory at Wilhelmshaven. Here, M. Eschenhagen, who later became director of the geomagnetic section in the new Meteorological Magnetic Observatory in Potsdam, deserves special credit. Early hypotheses of geomagnetism and pioneering palaeomagnetic experiments are briefly reviewed. The essential seismological investigations at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century are also briefly described as

  17. [The construction of a medical discipline and its challenges: Orthopedics in Switzerland during the 19th and 20th centuries].

    Kaba, Mariama


    During the 19th century, numerous figures, with different qualifications, claimed to practice orthopedics: doctors, surgeons, inventors of equipment and instruments, and other empiricists. They performed certain types of techniques, massages, surgical operationsand/or fitted prostheses. The polysemous notion of orthopedics had created conflicts of interest that would reach their height at the end of the 19th century. The integration of orthopedics into the training at the university level enhanced its proximity to surgery, a discipline that has dominated the so-called modern medicine. During the 20th century, various medical branches defend the legitimacy of certain orthopedic practices, thereby threating to a degree the title itself of this specialization. By examining the challenges that have shaped the history of orthopedics in Switzerland, this article also seeks to shed light on the strategies that were implemented in adopting a medical and technical discipline within a transforming society.

  18. The Lowland Rivers of The Netherlands - Geodiversity and Cultural Heritage on 19th and early 20th century Landscape Paintings

    Jungerius, Pieter Dirk; van den Ancker, Hanneke; Moes, Constance


    One of the major Dutch landscapes is formed by lowland rivers. They divide the country in a southern and a northern part, both physically and culturally. We screened the freely available database of 19th and early 20th century paintings of Simonis & Buunk,, looking for lowland river landscapes depicting geodiversity and cultural heritage relationships (See References for other landscapes). Emperor Napoleon declared The Netherlands as naturally belonging to his empire as its lands originated from muds originating in France and transported there by the big rivers. A description that may have given rise to the idea of the Netherlands as a delta, but from a geomorphological perspective The Netherlands consists of series of river plains of terrestrial origin, of which the north-western part are subsiding and invaded by the sea. Now, the rivers Meuse and Rhine (including its branches Waal and IJssel) meander through ever larger river plains before reaching the North Sea. They end in estuaries, something one would not expect of rivers with catchments discharging a large part of Western Europe. Apart from the geological subsidence, the estuaries might be due to human interference, the exploitation of peat and building of dikes since the 11th century, heavy storms and the strong tidal currents. Archaeological finds show Vikings and Romans already used the river Rhine system for trading and transporting goods. During the Roman Empire the Rhine was part of The Limes, the northern defence line of the empire. Romans already influenced the distribution of water over the different river branches. Since the middle of the 19th century groins and canalization drastically changed the character of the rivers. The 19th and early 20th century landscape paintings illustrate this change as well as changes in land use. Examples of geodiversity and cultural heritage relationships shown: - meanders and irregular banks disappear as river management increases, i.a. bends

  19. Norm of Exploitation of Miners in Siberia in the Late 19th – Early 20th Centuries

    Vasiliy P. Zinov'ev


    Full Text Available The article focuses on the question of the distribution of added value in the mining industry in Siberia in the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Relying on the analysis of financial reports from Siberian goldmines and coalmines, the author reveals the correlation between the means spent on workforce and the means spent on income and the companies’ non-production expenses. The calculated norm of added value – the most precise reflection of the measure of wage labour exploitation – turned out to be higher for Siberian mine workers in the late 19th – early 20th centuries than for workers in the European Russia and demonstrated the tendency to further growth. The author believes it to be a consequence of the modernization of production and the exploitation of the richest and most easily accessible Siberian deposits.

  20. Fire, broadax and fever relieve: southeastern Brazil and the boost toward the agrarian frontiers in early 19th century

    Carlos Alberto Medeiros Lima


    Full Text Available In the beginning of the 19th century, discussions about malaria by some physicians and authorities who had acted in many Atlantic regions showed the idea that deforestation would impact positively on sanitation in Brazil. This was related to a boost - unknown until then - toward the agrarian frontiers at the expense of traditional forests and strongly marked by the rural endemics. It all happened in a time marked by the growth of the Brazilian free population, by the internalization of sugarcane farms - especially in São Paulo - by the coffee expansion, by the increase of agrarian frontier as a survival strategy for poverty, by the suppression of regulations for the settlements on vacant slots in 1822, and by the Atlantic recession in the second quarter of the 19th century. The dissemination of this conception can be evaluated based on data about migration to the agrarian frontier and the impact of malaria among free people.

  1. The puzzle of human emotions: some historical considerations from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

    Albano, Caterina


    Emotions are both central to life experience itself and highly pertinent to various disciplines, including neuroscience, psychology, social studies, philosophy, and the arts. The definition of emotion lies at the interface of nature and culture reflecting an understanding of the components that shape emotional states and experiences across time and cultures. This review describes how the concept of emotion developed in Western thought, from the Renaissance notion of the passions to the 19th century idea of 'emotion'.


    Berislav Šebečić


    Full Text Available The masters, or owners, of mining rights for the exploration of ores were prospectors and free or independent prospectors. Concession books and registers were kept about the proprietors of ore fields or mines. In them was entered, among other things, which ore was planned to be exploited. The possessor of a licence, permits for exploration and exploitation of ores, paid a certain fee every year. He could also sell his mining righis. in the shape of permits, partially or, more frequently, totally, as was recorded in the books. If he did not pay taxes, he could lose all his rights, which were then deleted, or crossed out of the mining books. Those who possessed mining permits had to solve the questions of compensation to the owners of the lands where they intended to do detailed explorations, and to exploit the ore, even to the extent of leasing or buying the land. The mining activity in Croatia between the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries is richly documented in the (Imperial and Royal mining captaincies in Zagreb, Zadar and Split. The basic mining law was the General Austrian Mining Law of 1854, with its amendments of 1911 (Legal Article VI about mineral oil substances and natural gases. In Croatia, mining enterpreneurs were individuals or companies (including the slate with the proviso that at the beginning there were more foreigners. However, Croatian traders, industrialists, magnates, officials, bankers, various companies, engineers, artists, retired persons, peasants, officers and others soon became involved in mining. Among the entrepreneurs there were various noblemen. It has been ascertained in this research that in individual periods between 1855 and 1945 there was a dominance of individuals (mainly 81%-85% while today (1990-1995 it is quite the opposite (86% are companies, because this is the end of the long term control of the socially owned companies. Thes same situation obtains today with respect to exploitation licenses, where

  3. Pictures, preparations, and living processes: the production of immediate visual perception (anschauung) in the late-19th-century physiology.

    Schmidgen, Henning


    This paper addresses the visual culture of the late-19th-century experimental physiology. Taking this case of Johann Nopomuk Czermak (1828-1873) as a key example, it argues that images played a crucial role in acquiring experimental physiological skills. Czermak, Emil Du Bois-Reymond (1818-1896) and other late-19th-century physiologists sought to present the achievements and perspective of their discipline by way of "immediate visual perception (unmittelbare Anschauung)." However, the images they produced and presented for this purpose were strongly mediated. By means of specifically designed instruments, such as the "cardioscope," the "contraction telegraph," and the "frog pistol," and specifically constructed rooms, so-called "spectatoriums," physiologists trained and controlled experiments on their own. Studying the material culture of physiological image production reveals that technological resources such as telegraphy, photography, and even railways contributed to making physiological facts anschaulich. At the same time, it shows that the more traditional image techniques of anatomy played an important role in physiological lecture halls, especially when it came to displaying the details of vivisection experiments to the public. Thus, the images of late 19th century physiology stood half-way between machines and organisms, between books and instruments.

  4. Mid-nineteenth century smoke concentrations near London

    Harrison, R. G.; Aplin, K. L.

    Measurements of atmospheric electricity began at Kew Observatory, London (51°28'N, 0°19'W) in 1843, with recording apparatus installed by Lord Kelvin in 1861. The measured electric potential gradient (PG) at Kew has always been influenced by smoke pollution, causing a December PG maximum and July minimum. Theory links PG variations with aerosol concentrations, and the 20th century smoke measurements made at Kew permit smoke concentrations to be retrieved from 19th century PG data. Absolute calibration of the 1862-1864 PG is achieved by considering changes in the global electric circuit, for which the geomagnetic aa-index is used as a proxy. The mean annual PG in 1863 is estimated as 363±29 V m -1, and the mean smoke concentration found is 0.17±0.05 mg m -3. Diurnal variations in smoke pollution differ between the seasons, and change in their character after the advent of motor traffic.

  5. [Mortality in Nuremberg in the 19th century (about 1800 to 1913)].

    Vasold, Manfred


    Before the middle of the 19th century urban life was hazardous, life expectancy in big cities was shorter than in the countryside, it was half as high as it is today. Cities used to be called "the graves of mankind"; they were unhygienic, since their inhabitants lived under crowded, unhealthy conditions. In German cities infant mortality was extremely high, one out of three new-born children died within its first year. In most big cities more people died in any given year than were born. In 1806, when the Imperial City of Nuremberg was absorbed by the Kingdom of Bavaria, it had 25 000 inhabitants, fewer than around the year 1600. In the following decades Nuremberg grew quickly, up to 50000 in 1846 and 100000 in 1881, 330000 in 1910. Its population was living extremely crowded within the medieval city-walls, up to 58 000 (1885) in the old parts of the city, more than twice as many as in 1806. Mortality was bound to increase, as more and more people moved to Nuremberg. Mortality rose from 25.5 per thousand in the 1820's to 29.4 in the 1850's and 32.8 in the 1860's. This increase of population was mainly due to migration from outside, from the countryside. New industries settled down in Nuremberg and provided new jobs, the new factories produced lots of smoke and dangerous dust. The general living conditions of the workers were poor, people were much smaller than nowadays. During the industrialisation labor was backbreaking, working hours were extremely long, and annual working hours were more than twice as long as today. New and better legislation was written by the Northern German Confederation, founded in 1867. Now the magistrate of Nuremberg recognised that something had to be done. In the following years physicians began to collect information as to morbidity and mortality in various parts of Nuremberg. Very many people still died of infectious diseases, esp. of tubercolosis, typhoid fever, diphtheria, pertussis, scarlet fever and other infectious diseases. There

  6. The reversal of the relation between economic growth and health progress: Sweden in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Tapia Granados, José A; Ionides, Edward L


    Health progress, as measured by the decline in mortality rates and the increase in life expectancy, is usually conceived as related to economic growth, especially in the long run. In this investigation it is shown that economic growth is positively associated with health progress in Sweden throughout the 19th century. However, the relation becomes weaker as time passes and is completely reversed in the second half of the 20th century, when economic growth negatively affects health progress. The effect of the economy on health occurs mostly at lag 0 in the 19th century and is lagged up to 2 years in the 20th century. No evidence is found for economic effects on mortality at greater lags. These findings are shown to be robustly consistent across a variety of statistical procedures, including linear regression, spectral analysis, cross-correlation, and lag regression models. Models using inflation and unemployment as economic indicators reveal similar results. Evidence for reverse effects of health progress on economic growth is weak, and unobservable in the second half of the 20th century.

  7. Nitrogen, land and water inputs in changing cattle farming systems. A historical comparison for France, 19th-21st centuries.

    Chatzimpiros, Petros; Barles, Sabine


    This paper provides an original account of the long-term regional metabolism in relation to the cattle rearing in western France starting by the precise formulation of animal diets at three key dates of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. We established links between the demand in fodder of the meat and dairy sectors and the necessary inputs of nitrogen, water and land as well as the land cover changes occurring on the affected local and remote cattle acreage. The average agricultural productivity for fodder supply is estimated at about 50 kg N/ha in the mid-19th, 54 kg N/ha in the early 20th and 150 kg N/ha at the turning of the 21st century. Jointly for the dairy and meat productions, the potential efficiency in the conversion of the vegetal into animal protein more than doubled over the studied period, passing from less than 9% in the 19th to 20% in the 21st century. The current cattle sector is sustained for about 25% by land situated beyond the regional frontiers and uses water at intensities that approach or exceed the availability of renewable water. The nitrogen pollution is expressed in terms of the Net Anthropogenic Nitrogen Inputs (NANI) and, by comparison to the N recovered in products, is used to define the N-Environmental Efficiency of the farming. We discuss the historical succession of the factors that contributed to the growth of the meat and milk production and make a comparison of the impacts and policy between the local and distant resources.

  8. Alice in Accounting Land: The Adventure of Two Economic Historians in Accounting Records of the 19th Century

    Luciana Suarez Lopes


    Full Text Available This article aims to share our experience of working with São Paulo's municipal budgets published during the 19th century and discuss the difficulties of using this kind of source to analyze the municipal public finance from a historical perspective. The budget laws published draw the researcher's attention because they are abundant and relatively easy to work with, providing a huge documentary set that may be used as a means for studies in the fields of economic history, political history, and cultural history within the imperial period. These laws are printed, therefore, readable, and easily accessible through the digital web portal Acervo Histórico da Assembleia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo Historical Collection of the São Paulo State Legislative Assembly]. They detail the origins and destinations of public resources, municipality by municipality, allowing the researcher to reconstruct the financial life of municipalities, identifying changes in time and space of the fortunes of the 19th-century São Paulo state communities. However, may we really trust these budgets? Conversations and collaborations between two researchers showed that these accessible, readable, and abundant sources are not as appropriate as they seem at first glance. This article reports our troubled and even contradictory journey into the world of municipal public accounting, in order to detail our findings and provide a warning on these sources. A comparative methodology between budget laws and handwritten balance sheets was used at time intervals of 1, 2, and 3 years, in search of correlations and adjustment patterns between budgeted and spent amounts of money. Our experience has shown that budget laws do not have much in common with the actual financial experience of municipalities within the imperial period, therefore, they are not the most appropriate sources to know the financial daily life in the 19th-century São Paulo state villages.

  9. Economic Development of Sarepta District of the Tsaritsyn County at the Turn of the 19th-20th Centuries

    Parfenov Aleksandr E.


    Full Text Available The article shows the process of the industrial development of Sarepta district (now the southern part of Volgograd at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. By the end of the 19th century the Sarepta district comprised 17 production entities. The majority of them were small workshops that manufactured various household goods and had from 5 to 10 workers. Besides, Sarepta had a larger industrial enterprise – the Mustard Factory of the Glitsch – which was known throughout Russia for the high quality of its produce. Agriculture played a minor role in Sarepta district. The population of Sarepta district amounted to about 1800 people in 1894. It comprised landowners, small industrialists, and their hired workers. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a rapid industrial development of the area. The first stage of the process was the building of the Tsaritsyn- Tikhoretskaya railway line. It connected the Kuban wheat-growing region with central areas of Russia. A 13-kilometres long section of the railway line passed through Sarepta district. Near Sarepta a station, a locomotive depot, and repair workshops were built in 1895-98. In 1901 the railway line and station were supplemented with a large cargo port on the Volga near Sarepta. The creation of the large transport hub sharply raised the economic significance of Sarepta district. Social and demographic characteristics of the area also changed dramatically. Due to the inflow of workers to the station and port, the district population nearly doubled and the ratio of proletariat raised sharply.

  10. An archival exploration of homicide--suicide and mass murder in the context of 19th-century American parricides.

    Shon, Phillip Chong Ho; Roberts, Michael A


    There has been little attempt to integrate contemporary studies of suicide and mass murder to homicide-suicides. The current research attempts to do so in the context of 19th-century parricides in America. This project uses archival records from The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, 1851-1899, resulting in a total of 231 incidents. Our results indicate that parricides, mass murders, and suicides tended to originate as spontaneous acts, usually during the course of an argument, gathering momentum as the interaction unfolded. We contend that suicide is one way of alleviating threats to offender's loss of self-identity.

  11. Anthropometric comparison of portraits of Korean and Japanese beauty in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

    Hwang, Kun; Hwang, Se Ho


    The aim of this study is to elaborate comparative portraits of Korean and Japanese beauty in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Six portraits of beauty in the Korean Joseon Dynasty (early 19th century) and 5 in Japanese Edo Dynasty (late 18th century) were analyzed. Twenty anthropometric items were applied to the measure of the features on each portrait and 18 proportional indices of the face were calculated. Among the 18 indices, Korean and Japanese beauty did not show any significant differences in 13, but in 5: 1) the ratio of eye fissure to intercanthal distance was greater in Japanese beauty; 2) eye inclination was greater in Japanese beauty; 3) the ratio of nasal width to intercanthal distance was greater in Japanese beauty; 4) the ratio of nasal and facial width was greater in Korean beauty; and 5) the ratio of vermilion size to mouth width was greater in Japanese beauty. It is assumed that Korean had narrower eye fissure, lower eye inclination, wider nasal ala, and thinner lip than what Japanese craved during that era.

  12. Medical and Social Aspects of Syphilis in the Balkans from the mid-19th Century to the Interwar.

    Tsiamis, Costas; Vrioni, Georgia; Poulakou-Rebelakou, Effie; Gennimata, Vasiliki; Murdjeva, Mariana А; Tsakris, Athanasios


    The current study presents some aspects of syphilis in the Balkan Peninsula from the 19th century until the Interwar. Ever since the birth of modern Balkan States (Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey and Serbia), urbanization, poverty and the frequent wars have been considered the major factors conducive to the spread of syphilis. The measures against sex work and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were taken in two aspects, one medical and the other legislative. In this period, numerous hospitals for venereal diseases were established in the Balkan countries. In line with the international diagnostic approach and therapeutic standards, laboratory examinations in these Balkan hospitals included spirochete examination, Wassermann reaction, precipitation reaction and cerebrospinal fluid examination. Despite the strict legislation and the adoption of relevant laws against illegal sex work, public health services were unable to curb the spread of syphilis. Medical and social factors such as poverty, citizen's ignorance of STDs, misguided medical perceptions, lack of sanitary control of prostitution and epidemiological studies, are highlighted in this study. These factors were the major causes that helped syphilis spread in the Balkan countries during the 19th and early 20th century. The value of these aspects as a historic paradigm is diachronic. Failure to comply with the laws and the dysfunction of public services during periods of war or socioeconomic crises are both factors facilitating the spread of STDs.

  13. The role of fenestration in promoting daylight performance. The mosques of Alexandria since the 19th century

    Ingy I. El-Darwish


    Full Text Available Mosques have always been sacred places with distinctive sustainable environments. Fenestration in the prayers’ zone whether clerestories, screened windows, dome lighting and other light features have managed to produce significant spiritual human comfort areas. This paper focuses on fenestration of divine mosques and relates them to promoting daylight performance. The research process emphasizes the importance of daylight performance by promoting simulation tools on historical mosques of Alexandria since the 19th century that has witnessed change over time. The paper is a step toward sustainable lighting schemes in prayers’ zones that help to achieve human comfort as well as minimize use of energy. This study aimed at investigating the daylight performance by the use of climate based daylighting metrics which is “Daylight Autonomy” (DA. Daylight Autonomy is evaluated in the year round for the day lighted prayer periods to evaluate the behavior of fenestration of the different selected sample of mosques since the 19th century in Alexandria on a simulation tool in order to check whether it complies with the required illuminate and glare levels. The research findings are an attempt to lead to performative design guidelines introducing a contemporary interpretation for use in enhancing new designs of these holistic buildings.

  14. Medical and Social Aspects of Syphilis in the Balkans from the mid-19th Century to the Interwar

    Tsiamis Costas


    Full Text Available The current study presents some aspects of syphilis in the Balkan Peninsula from the 19th century until the Interwar. Ever since the birth of modern Balkan States (Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey and Serbia, urbanization, poverty and the frequent wars have been considered the major factors conducive to the spread of syphilis. The measures against sex work and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs were taken in two aspects, one medical and the other legislative. In this period, numerous hospitals for venereal diseases were established in the Balkan countries. In line with the international diagnostic approach and therapeutic standards, laboratory examinations in these Balkan hospitals included spirochete examination, Wassermann reaction, precipitation reaction and cerebrospinal fluid examination. Despite the strict legislation and the adoption of relevant laws against illegal sex work, public health services were unable to curb the spread of syphilis. Medical and social factors such as poverty, citizen’s ignorance of STDs, misguided medical perceptions, lack of sanitary control of prostitution and epidemiological studies, are highlighted in this study. These factors were the major causes that helped syphilis spread in the Balkan countries during the 19th and early 20th century. The value of these aspects as a historic paradigm is diachronic. Failure to comply with the laws and the dysfunction of public services during periods of war or socioeconomic crises are both factors facilitating the spread of STDs.

  15. Medical diagnosis of legal culpability: the impact of early psychiatric testimony in the 19th century English criminal trial.

    Toole, Ciara J


    Fast-paced developments in psychiatry, neuroscience and emerging neuroimaging technologies place continual pressure on the legal recognition of mental illness and disease across jurisdictional boundaries. Nevertheless, the Canadian legal definition of exculpatory mental disease in the context of criminal liability has remained largely static, sheltered from the immediate influence of medical theory and advancements. In order to effectively reflect on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice systems in this area, it is important to understand its historical development and the English common law origins of the current approach. Specifically turning to the early 19th century, documented history and accounts of early medical witness testimony on the mental state of the accused provide a unique opportunity to understand the initial collision between fundamental concepts of moral and legal culpability and new scientific understandings of mental function and disease. In this article, I suggest that early psychiatric testimony to the accused's mental state challenged the evolving criminal law of 19th century England to reconcile its restrictive definition of "insanity" with expanding scientific reasoning and accounts of mental disease. The trial of Edward Oxford, an attempted royal assassination case of 1840, is examined as a symbolic height in this conflict prior to the first common law pronouncement of the current approach in 1843. As debate continues on the role of medical advancement in the identification of exculpatory medical disorders in law, this historical perspective may serve as a touchstone in balancing the enforcement of legal culpability with our society's greater appreciation for mental illness.

  16. [Influence of pharmaceutical law on the formation of the monopoly of pharmacists in Kaunas province in the 19th century].

    Gudiene, Vilma; Lignugariene, Asta; Minevicius, Rolandas


    The aim of this work is to estimate the influence of pharmaceutical law on the development of pharmacy in Kaunas province in the 19th century. In czarist Russia of the 19th century (which covered the majority of Lithuania) the trade of medicines was regulated severely. A statute of pharmacy issued in 1836 claimed that whenever giving a permission to establish a new pharmacy, the agreement of the owners of the nearest pharmacies should have been got beforehand. In such a way the law gave an indirect right for pharmacists to influence the establishment of new pharmacies. It also became an obstacle for a natural formation of the network of pharmacies and, thus, stimulated a creation of the monopoly of pharmacists. After the proclamation of the statute, i. e. from 1836 till 1840, only two new pharmacies were opened in Kaunas province, and later, during a thirteen-year period, (1841-1853) not a single pharmacy was founded there. Pharmacists, due to the avoidance of competition and fear to lose the monopoly of the trade of medicines in a region, tried to prevent other people from the establishment of pharmacies. They used to establish pharmacies in neighbouring towns themselves, to create the branches of their pharmacies or the networks of pharmacies of their family. In fact, the unfounded decrees of the government institutions of czarist Russia ampered the formation of a sufficient network of pharmacies and the development of the care of public health in the provinces of czarist Russia.


    Siuda-Bochenek, Magda


    Jan Jędrzejewicz was an amateur astronomer who in the 2nd half of the 19th century created an observation centre, which considering the level of research was comparable to the European ones. Jędrzejewicz settled down in Plonsk in 1862 and worked as a doctor ever since but his greatest passion was astronomy, to which he dedicated all his free time. In 1875 Jędrzejewicz finished the construction of his observatory. He equipped it with basic astronomical and meteorological instruments, then began his observations and with time he became quite skilled in it. Jędrzejewicz focused mainly on binary stars but he also pointed his telescopes at the planets of the solar system, the comets, the Sun, as well as all the phenomena appearing in the sky at that time. Thanks to the variety of the objects observed and the number of observations he stood out from other observers in Poland and took a very good position in the mainstream of the 19th-century astronomy in Europe. Micrometer observations of binary stars made in Płońsk gained recognition in the West and were included in the catalogues of binary stars. Interest in Jędrzejewicz and his observatory was confirmed by numerous references in the English "Nature" magazine.

  18. The dentist's armamentarium: a collection of 19th century instruments in the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry Library.

    Cheramie, Toby J; Strother, Elizabeth A


    A small collection of antique dental instruments located in the LSU School of Dentistry Library (LSUSD) provides a glimpse into the world of the 19th century dentist. The instruments in this collection, with handles carved from common and rare early materials such as bone, wood, ivory, ebony, cameo, shell and pearl, provide a striking contrast to all-steel instruments of the 20th century. An understanding of their development and function substantially increases appreciation of these instruments, which can be categorized as instruments for oral surgery, prophylaxis, restoration, and general use. In this article, the authors summarize the historical development of each type of instrument and describe the specific items in the LSUSD Library collection.

  19. The worldwide impact of Donati's comet on art and society in the mid-19th century

    Gasperini, Antonella; Nenzi, Laura


    Donati's comet was one of the most impressive astronomical events of the nineteenth century. Its extended sword-like tail was a spectacular sight that inspired several literary and artistic representations. Traces of Donati's comet are found in popular magazines, children's books, collection cards, and household objects through the beginning of the twentieth century.

  20. Paleontology and Darwin's Theory of Evolution: The Subversive Role of Statistics at the End of the 19th Century.

    Tamborini, Marco


    This paper examines the subversive role of statistics paleontology at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. In particular, I will focus on German paleontology and its relationship with statistics. I argue that in paleontology, the quantitative method was questioned and strongly limited by the first decade of the 20th century because, as its opponents noted, when the fossil record is treated statistically, it was found to generate results openly in conflict with the Darwinian theory of evolution. Essentially, statistics questions the gradual mode of evolution and the role of natural selection. The main objections to statistics were addressed during the meetings at the Kaiserlich-Königliche Geologische Reichsanstalt in Vienna in the 1880s. After having introduced the statistical treatment of the fossil record, I will use the works of Charles Léo Lesquereux (1806-1889), Joachim Barrande (1799-1833), and Henry Shaler Williams (1847-1918) to compare the objections raised in Vienna with how the statistical treatment of the data worked in practice. Furthermore, I will discuss the criticisms of Melchior Neumayr (1845-1890), one of the leading German opponents of statistical paleontology, to show why, and to what extent, statistics were questioned in Vienna. The final part of this paper considers what paleontologists can derive from a statistical notion of data: the necessity of opening a discussion about the completeness and nature of the paleontological data. The Vienna discussion about which method paleontologists should follow offers an interesting case study in order to understand the epistemic tensions within paleontology surrounding Darwin's theory as well as the variety of non-Darwinian alternatives that emerged from the statistical treatment of the fossil record at the end of the 19th century.

  1. [Traces of blood. The significance of blood in criminology at the turn of the 19th century].

    Bachhiesl, Christian


    In late 19th and early 20th century, criminology became institutionalized as an independent branch of science. Methodologically it focused on the 'exact' methods of the natural sciences, but also it tried to integrate the methods of the humanities. This mix of methods becomes visible in the treatment of blood, which on the one hand was an object of then brand new methods of scientific analysis (identification of human blood by the biological or precipitin method), and on the other hand was analyzed as a product of the magic and superstitious mentalities of criminals. The methodical tension resulting from this epistemological crossbreeding did not disturb the criminologists, for whom the reconciliation of opposite ways of thinking and researching seemed to be possible. In this encyclopaedic analysis of blood early criminology tried to combine the anthropological exploration of vampirism with the chemical and microscopic detection of antibodies and haemoglobin, thus mirroring the positivistic optimism that was then prevalent.

  2. Writers and their readers: the phenomenon of collective sponsorship in Dalmatia in the first half of the 19th century

    Jelena Lakuš


    Full Text Available In most of the Western European countries the late 18th and the early 19th centuries were marked by significant changes in the field of book production, reading habits and reading culture in general. These changes resulted, among other things, in a growing number of readers and their significance. Although some changes in reading habits occurred in Dalmatia, albeit to a limited extent and with less influence on society as a whole, the reading public (though quite restricted in terms of its number gained great significance in this region too, particularly in the early 19th century, marked by the growing national sentiment all around Europe. The importance of the reading public was the most evident in a more and more widespread model of collective sponsorship, which in the social history of book had not attracted the necessary attention among Croats. This new publishing and library phenomenon implied a system of subscription and gradually replaced a long-established model of individual funding. Based on the research on book production in all the three Dalmatian printing and publishing centres - Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik - in the period from 1815 till 1850 - the aim of this paper is to show that the phenomenon of collective sponsorship can be regarded as a new relationship between a writer and his/her readers, which gradually began to emerge. The author analyses the intensity of the system of subscription, reasons for its increasingly widespread use, as well as the ways and context of its practice. First, the paper discusses the problems which writers (as well as publishers and printers faced while attempting to obtain financial support. Second, the paper shows the writers’ efforts to attract as many subscribers as possible, usually by constant appeals for subscription published in newspapers and journals of the period. Third, the paper suggests that finding subscribers became particularly important in the early 19th century, when many writers

  3. [Military Knowledge: War Sciences and Army Libraries in France in the 19th Century (c. 1800-c. 1900)].

    Thoral, Marie-Cecile


    This article analyses the development of military knowledge in France in the 19th century, both in terms of production of knowledge (especially through the Dépôt de la Guerre) and of transmission through a network of army libraries. The strategic dimension of this form of knowledge required a direct intervention of the state, to control or restrict the publication of sensitive data. State intervention was also necessary to coordinate and generate a unified, applied military knowledge using data submitted by members of different army branches, or by civilians. The work of military librarians and bibliologists was all the more difficult because of the very wide range of sciences which could be used by the army. Growing state intervention and public funding were thus essential for the production and transmission of military knowledge.

  4. Mathematics of the 19th century mathematical logic, algebra, number theory, probability theory

    Yushkevich, A


    This multi-authored effort, Mathematics of the nineteenth century (to be fol­ lowed by Mathematics of the twentieth century), is a sequel to the History of mathematics fram antiquity to the early nineteenth century, published in three 1 volumes from 1970 to 1972. For reasons explained below, our discussion of twentieth-century mathematics ends with the 1930s. Our general objectives are identical with those stated in the preface to the three-volume edition, i. e. , we consider the development of mathematics not simply as the process of perfecting concepts and techniques for studying real-world spatial forms and quantitative relationships but as a social process as weIl. Mathematical structures, once established, are capable of a certain degree of autonomous development. In the final analysis, however, such immanent mathematical evolution is conditioned by practical activity and is either self-directed or, as is most often the case, is determined by the needs of society. Proceeding from this premise, we intend...

  5. 19th Century Roots of Modern Interpretation Theory: Dickens as a Platform Performer.

    Gentile, John Samuel

    Charles Dickens was not only a master novelist but was also a master in the art of performance. His distinctive reading style was in marked contrast to the standard practices of mid-nineteenth century elocution, but his unique readings and performance philosophy closely resemble the text-centered approach of modern oral interpretation. Considered…

  6. Careers of men and women in the 19th and 20th centuries

    Schulz, W.


    This thesis studies the process of status attainment during the careers of men and women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the influence of modernization processes on that process of status attainment. During the decades following World War II, the Western world saw an increasing c

  7. Flipping Their Fins for a Place to Stand: 19th- and 20th-Century Mermaids.

    Leadbeater, Bonnie J.; Wilson, Gloria Lodato


    Juxtaposition of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Sea Maid" (1837) and Disney's home video "The Little Mermaid" (1989) illustrates how the adolescent princesses have evolved with changing views of women's roles. The mermaid of the twentieth century, part of the world of men, is still in a subservient role. (SLD)

  8. Evolution of Communal Order of tAleksandr E.he Sarepta Missionary Settlement Throughout the 19th Century

    [Kuryshev Andrey V.


    Full Text Available The article analyzes the social and economic processes that took place in the Sarepta missionary settlement near Tsaritsyn (now Volgograd, Russia in the 19th century. Those processes eventually led to dramatic changes in the life of Sarepta residents and to the loss of status of missionary settlement. Sarepta was founded in 1765 by the Moravians to fulfill missionary activities among the Kalmyks. Initially the life in Sarepta was based on communal principles. The Sarepta Moravians were organized into groups (choirs according to their sex, age, and marital status. The choirs lived by strict rules and were supervised by superiors. The Sarepta economy was organized in a similar way with the single ruling centre and communal distribution of the production. In the course of the 19th century the Sarepta community was gradually disorganized under the pressure of a number of factors. The key factor consisted in the development of capitalism. Facing a severe competition from manufacturers of the region, Sarepta had to respond to the needs of time and introduce private entrepreneurship which was more effective but incompatible to the communal economic system. Another destructing factor was the inflow of non-Moravian population into Sarepta caused by the deficit of workforce in the settlement. Those newcomers were free from the restrictions imposed upon Sarepta Moravians by the community authorities. Alongside with the strengthening of their economic position they made more and more insistent claims on the Moravian communal property. Rights-of-ownership conflicts between Sarepta inhabitants and the Directorate of the Moravian church in Germany eventually led to exclusion of Sarepta from the system of Moravian settlements in 1892.

  9. The glance of travellers and scientists of the 19th century about the moving "gea chilensis"

    M Zenobio Saldivia


    Full Text Available This paper analyses the vision of Chilean nature and the impact of earthquakes on the physical body of Chile and in the national collective imagination, that were forged Chilean and foreign nineteenth-century scientists and travelers with some natural history studies as Mary Graham. And from such perceptions reflect on whether to take in to account this reality in the fields of public policy and education.

  10. A Brief History of the 19th-century Historical and Comparative Linguistics



    In a broad sense Linguistics boasts a history as long as the history of writing. Knowledge of linguistics involves its history. And a history of linguistics is related to the origin of human language. Language is one of the most wonderful phenomena in human ’s social life. This paper introduce a brief history of historical and comparative linguistics in 19th–century.

  11. With the best intentions. Wax-resin lining of Danish Golden Age paintings (early 19th century) on canvas and changed response to RH

    Andersen, Cecil K.; Mecklenburg, Marion F.; Scharff, Mikkel


    Wax-resin lining treatments in the 20th century were chosen specifically for many of the 19th century Danish Golden Age paintings on canvas to counteract their suspected response to moisture. This is a study of the response of painting samples and mock-ups to changing relative humidity (RH) before...

  12. [Bright's disease is mentioned in an official Hungarian medical document in the 19th century].

    Kiss, István


    The World Kidney Day was announced for the fifth time in 2011, that calls attention to chronic renal failure as it attains the title of endemic. Richard Bright (1789-1858), a British doctor was the first to recognize and describe the uremic state and the kidney diseases leading to it. There are many aspects that the readers should remember him about especially in connection with the World Kidney Day. During his European study tour's stage in Hungary, he was not so much interested in the country's medical and health conditions, rather in its economic and cultural life, natural history and geography. He travelled to Hungary on two occasions and recorded his experiences in a personal travel documentation illustrated with his own drawings. He finally established himself in London in 1820 and together with Thomas Addison and Thomas Hodgkin they formed the Guy's Hospital's world-famous "scientist trio". Bright described the nephritis's classical image, nowadays known as Bright's disease for the first time at the age of 38 years in 1827. A presently turned up Hungarian medical certificate from 1870 contains the Bright's disease described by Richard Bright as a written diagnosis. This 140-year-old document also confirms that we can be proud of our predecessors concerning our knowledge of kidney diseases and their application in daily use in Hungary, because in the past they were the ones who used the most advanced knowledge in their practices. One of today's greatest challenges for us is to be able to inform healthy and ill people alike properly about kidney diseases and their prevention or management. Place this in order to stem the epidemic of chronic renal failure and still pay homage to this disease's greatest scientist, Richard Bright.

  13. The Eco-Refurbishment of a 19th Century Terraced House: Energy and Cost Performance for Current and Future UK Climates

    Haniyeh Mohammadpourkarbasi


    Full Text Available The UK government, responding to concerns over climate change impacts, has undertaken to reduce CO2 emissions to 80% of 1990 levels by 2050. This scale of reduction will require major improvements in the energy efficiency of the existing UK building stock, which is the dominant consumer of fossil fuel-generated energy. Housing is a key sector, and since 70% of all current homes in the UK will still exist in 2050 then low carbon refurbishment is critical if CO2 reduction goals are to be met. This paper uses computer modeling to examine the annual operational energy performance, long term energy cost savings and internal thermal conditions for a 19th century terraced house that was eco-refurbished to near a Passivhaus standard. The dwelling was modeled for three locations (Edinburgh, Manchester and London using current and future climate scenarios (2020s and 2050s under high carbon emission scenarios. Simulation results suggest that there would be very little diminution in heating demand in the future for the house with no refurbishment, whilst the eco-refurbishment produced a significant reduction in energy demand and CO2 emissions. Analysis of the payback period and net present value indicate that the economic optimum varies according to energy prices and that the high construction costs incurred for an eco-refurbishment to a near Passivhaus standard could not be justified in terms of a cost/benefit analysis.

  14. Writers and their readers: the phenomenon of collective readership in Dalmatia in the early 19th century

    Jelena Lakuš


    Full Text Available In the late 18th century and early 19th century, during a period of extensive changes in the writing and reading culture, there was an increase not only in the number of readers but also in the importance that was being attributed to them. This importance manifested itself primarily in an increasingly widespread collective patronage but also a rising number of inscriptions to the collective reader that flourished at about the same time as the collective patronage phenomenon. Although books continued to be dedicated to various dignitaries throughout this period, most frequently as a token of gratitude for financial support but also inspired by friendship and family, the writers, who still rarely lived off the fruits of their labour, started to adopt a different attitude towards the reader. Using examples drawn from analysis of the entire book production in Dalmatian printing and publishing centres Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik in the period between 1815-1850, this paper intends to show to what extent inscriptions to the collective reader, generally identifiable by the fact that they address an unspecified reader or an entire community of readers, can reflect a growing significance that started to be attributed to the reader as early as the end of the 18th century and particularly in the first half of the 19th century. The analysis focused on the number and context in which inscriptions of that type are found, their variants, meaning, as well as reasons for their introduction into practice. Research has shown that inscriptions to the general readership became a common and regular form of communication with an entire community of readers as far back as the ‘20s. Although they were still not the most common type of inscriptions and failed to reach the number of inscriptions to prelates, their continuity was maintained during the next two centuries, which was particularly noticeable in the ‘40s. Moreover, the general readership was mainly dedicated

  15. The real and the complex a history of analysis in the 19th century

    Gray, Jeremy


    This book contains a history of real and complex analysis in the nineteenth century, from the work of Lagrange and Fourier to the origins of set theory and the modern foundations of analysis. It studies the works of many contributors including Gauss, Cauchy, Riemann, and Weierstrass. This book is unique owing to the treatment of real and complex analysis as overlapping, inter-related subjects, in keeping with how they were seen at the time. It is suitable as a course in the history of mathematics for students who have studied an introductory course in analysis, and will enrich any course in undergraduate real or complex analysis.

  16. The treatment of tuberculosis in Ferrara (Italy) in the 19th century.

    Vicentini, Chiara Beatrice; Mares, Donatella; Guidi, Enrica; Angelini, Lauretta; Contini, Carlo; Manfredini, Stefano


    The present work is a review of the remedies in use in Ferrara against tuberculosis in the 1800s. The work started from the discovery of accounts describing methods and remedies. These remedies were also in use world wide. Of particular interest is the work by Antonio Campana, a famous professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Botany in Ferrara, who wrote a pharmacopoeia which had several editions between 1797 and 1841. The Farmacopea Ferrarese was addressed to the apothecaries of Ferrara. Nevertheless, due to its great reputation it had an international distribution. It provided us with an exhaustive view about the medical field in Ferrara in the early 1800s. The remedies adopted in the city in the second half of the century were in line with those present abroad. The work was also supported by the discovery of statistical accounts of the Sant'Anna hospital from 1871. The manuscript written by Alessandro Bennati enabled elucidation of the methods used to treat tuberculosis in the second half of the century. Bennati's work is an historical document completed by the work of the physician Cesare Minerbi.

  17. Registers of Artefacts of Creation—From the Late Medieval Period to the 19th Century

    Chris Dent


    Full Text Available This paper offers a new perspective on the “development” of the intellectual property regimes in the United Kingdom. The system put in place under the 1875 Trade Marks Act may be seen as the last of a sequence of earlier “technologies” that sought to administer the creative endeavours of (sections of the English population. Prior to the trade mark registration (that included examination there was the registration of designs that did not require examination but was necessary for the protection of the right. In the eighteenth century, patent specifications were lodged with the Crown via a process that was much more involved than that was instituted for designs in the nineteenth century. Before that, books had to be enrolled with the Stationers’ Company before they could be printed. And, in what may be seen as an earlier attempt at the centralised regulation of artefacts of expression, the Rolls of Arms (maintained by the King of Arms was repository of coats of arms for English nobility. An exploration of these different technologies of regulation, in their socio-political context, will offer new insight into the antecedents, and limits, of the registration systems that are now common across the intellectual property world.

  18. Atomic Pioneers Book 3 From the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century

    Hiebert, Ray [University of Maryland; Hiebert, Roselyn


    This book tells the story of the atom by presenting a brief account of the lives and work of 24 atomic scientists who brought the world into the complex Age of the Atom by mid-20th century. The 24 are: Albert Einstein, James Franck, Max Born, Peter J.W. Debye, Niels Bohr, George von Hevesy, Henry G.J. Moseley, Gustav Hertz, Erwin Schrodinger, Otto Stern, James Chadwick, Arthur H. Compton, Louis Victor de Broglie, Harold C. Urey, John D. Cockcroft, Patrick M.S. Blackett, Isidor I. Rabi, Leo Szilard, Jean Frederic Joliot-Curie, Irene Joliot-Curie, Wolfgang Pauli, Ernest O. Lawrence, Enrico Fermi, and Robert J. Van de Graaff.

  19. Urbanity manuals in 19th century Colombia: Modernity, pedagogy and body

    María Isabel Afanador Contreras


    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to review the literature on the relationship between the concepts of modernity, pedagogy and body, emphasizing the speeches of some manuals of etiquette published in Colombia during the nineteenth century. To do this, it was studied the most relevant literature published in recent years on these points and four manuals of civility, to inquire about how the bodies of men and women were portrayed and explicitly or implicitly cast, how were idealized their behaviors and how they were educated for a modern nation-state and civilized. This meant understand how etiquette manuals exposed the private and public spaces and understand how these spaces were constitutive of subjectivity of genres. All with the aim of linking the discourses on civility and academic arguments of researchers who have studied these texts.

  20. Bukovina and the “Humdinger Plague” of the 19th Century: Cholera

    Harieta Mareci-Sabol


    Full Text Available The issue of natural disasters and their impact on the population of Bukovina may represent a field of research for biologists and historians, demographers and sociologists. The nineteenth century was less auspicious in the history of the province that has experienced many harmful effects of destructive factors: from hostile weather conditions, to famine and epidemics. Population of Bukovina was not spared by the great waves of epidemics, and the quarantine measures were more or less effective in preventing the spread of diseases. A large number of people, mostly adults, fell victim to cholera. The aim of the article is to illustrate the impact of the epidemic – known as the “Humdinger plague” – on demographic and socio-cultural evolution of the province.

  1. The politics of the self: psychological science and bourgeois subjectivity in 19th century Spain

    Novella, Enric J.


    Full Text Available This paper offers an analysis of the process of institutionalization of psychological knowledge in Spain following the educative reforms implemented during the second third of the 19th century, which prescribed its inclusion in the curricular program of the new secondary education. After a detailed examination of the theoretical orientation, the ideological assumptions and the sociopolitical connections of the contents transmitted to the students throughout the century, its militant spiritualism is interpreted as a highly significant attempt on the part of the liberal elites to articulate a pedagogy of subjectivity intended to counteract the trends toward reduction, naturalization and fragmentation of psychic life inherent to the development of modern science.

    En este artículo se ofrece un análisis del proceso de institucionalización del conocimiento psicológico en España por obra de las reformas educativas implementadas durante el segundo tercio del siglo XIX, que prescribieron su inclusión en el programa curricular de la nueva educación secundaria. Tras un examen detenido de la orientación doctrinal, los supuestos ideológicos y la filiación sociopolítica de los contenidos transmitidos a los alumnos durante la mayor parte de la centuria, se interpreta su espiritualismo militante como un intento muy significativo por parte de las élites liberales de articular una pedagogía de la subjetividad destinada a contrarrestar las tendencias de reducción, naturalización y fragmentación del psiquismo alentadas por el desarrollo de la ciencia moderna.

  2. Laps(epõlv) 19. sajandi teise poole Eestis omaelulooliste tekstide näitel. Child(hood) in 19th Century Estonia: a Study of Autobiographical Texts

    Ave Mattheus


    In this article I discuss autobiographical texts which focus on children and childhood in late 19th century Estonia. Childhood memories as well as other autobiographical material became popular in Estonia in the 1920s-1930s, when most of the studied works--the memoirs by Anna Haava, Mait Metsanurk, Jaan Lattik, Jaan Vahtra, Friedebert Tuglas, August Kitzberg and Marta Sillaots--were written. Some texts come from the 19th century (e.g. Lilli Suburg’s autobiographical works) or early 20th centu...

  3. Spatial relationships between tropical cyclone frequencies and population densities in Haiti since the 19th century

    Klose, C. D.


    The second edition of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2011 outlined that the worldwide physical exposure to tropical cyclones increased by 192 per cent between 1970 and 2010. For the past 160 years, the Republic of Haiti has experienced numerous tropical storms and hurricanes which may have directly effected the country's development path. However, statistical data regarding storm frequencies and population densities in space and time show that the population's exposure in Haiti may have more negatively influenced its development than the actual number of storms and hurricanes. Haitians, in particular, those living in urban areas have been exposed to much higher tropical cyclone hazards than rural areas since the second half of the 20th century. Specifically, more storms made landfall in regions of accelerated migration/urbanization, such as, in departments Ouest, Artibonite, Nord, and Nord-Ouest with Haiti's four largest cities Port-au-Prince, Gonaives, Cap-Haitien and Port-de-Paix.

  4. Organizational issues in the first graded schools of Lisbon (second half of the 19th century

    Carlos Manique da Silva


    Full Text Available This study is focused on the graded schools of Lisbon (Casa Pia and municipal schools in the second half of the nineteenth century. The aim was to understand how the dysfunctions of the graded school model were being «corrected». Indeed, it was inconceivable for the model to be contested (as the research shows, – it simply had to work better. The greatest organizational difficulty in such schools resulted from the teacher’s task of looking after students with different cognitive levels and needs. During the 1880s, this classroom heterogeneity resulted in several classroom management problems in the institutional context of the Lisbon Casa Pia, even though the graded school model had proved its effectiveness there in the 1860s. Among other measures introduced to counter such problems, the school board was set up with the idea of overcoming organizational difficulties by involving teachers in the decision-making process. However, the extremely strict criteria that needed to be met to pass onto a higher grade hampered the flux of students in the municipal schools of Lisbon, making grade retention an ordinary procedure – particularly in the first grades. The school boards proposed several solutions to this problem, among which curriculum segmentation.

  5. Complexes of Gunfl ints of the 18th – 19th Centuries from the Crimea

    Kolesnik Alexander V.


    Full Text Available The authors address the problem of identification of the gunflints in the Modern Time complexes. Gunflints are a specific type of historical and archaeological sources. Distribution of these products is entirely connected with distribution of firearms with flintlock ignition mechanisms. The typology of gunflints is essentially similar to the typology of Stone Age microlith inserts. In both cases fragments of blades and lamellar flakes served as workpieces. The authors describe three small complexes of gunflints from the Crimea. Flints have been found on the eighteenth-century Russian military camps in Bakhchisarai and Belogorsk, also in Sevastopol. The complex from Sevastopol is connected with the Eastern War (1853–1856. The published gunflint inserts fully meet the standards of West European gunflints. A large share of flints has a lead shell which was intended to fix the flint in the hammer of ignition mechanism. Parameters of flints suggest application of guns of various calibers in the Russian army. The place of production of gunflints is still uncertain.

  6. [Historical study of delirium tremens in Spain in the second half of the 19th century].

    Conde Lopez, V J; Plaza Nieto, J F; Macias Fernandez, J A


    The authors, after a brief historical introduction, review the clinical contributions about Delirium Tremens during the second half of the XIXth century in 9 Saniard authors: J. Santamaría del Alba (1952), Inocente Escudero (1857), R. Sanfrutos (1858), Tomás Santero y Moreno (1867), Candela (1871), Robert (1871), José Armesto (1877), J. M. Castañeda (1879-1880), R. B. de la Roche (1881). It is appropriate to underline their tidying up and clinical interest, medical-pathological and general, their interest in the evolutionary course, their therapeutical empiricism and a certain indifference in framing this nosological entity in a doctrinal corpus more specific, except for Robert, who use the chloral hydrate only two after its introduction in medicine by Liebreich and De la Roche, who complains about absence of a monographic study and explains it according to the anatomic-clinical model of the General Pathology of his epoch, in a appropriate bibliographical context. Included are 12 tables and 27 bibliographical references.

  7. Health care in Belarus in the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Tishchenko, Evgenii Mikhailovich


    Belarus became a Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR in 1921. Belarus is now an independent country between Poland and Lithuania and Russia. The pharmacy sector of Belarus improved in fits and starts from 1921 to the present but serious quantitative and qualitative problems were evident until the 21st century. A number of factors caused this situation. The Soviet Republic of Belarus started with handicaps. The area, comprised of several provinces of western Russia, had no pharmaceutical factories during the imperial period and, while pharmacies were of high quality in the cities all over the Russian Empire--including Minsk, which became the capital of Belarus--pharmacies were sparse and primitive in rural areas and Belarus was basically rural. Belarus was devastated by wars--World War I, the Russian-Polish war of 1920-21, and of course, by World War II. The Bolshevik policy of nationalizing private pharmacies adversely affected dispensing between 1918 and 1921. Dispensing improved during the New Economic Policy of 1921 to 1927 with re-introduction of private enterprise and the establishment of BelMedTorg and the Mogilev Experimental Station of Medicinal Plants. The number of pharmacies and medical facilities increased during the 1930s and again after World War II. However, utopian plans to provide free or low-cost medicines to all citizens never came to fruition. Inadequate amounts of state-of the-art and even basic medicines persisted through the 1990s. The number of pharmacists also was inadequate and their education and training was on a low level. Because of shortages, citizens of Belarus often self-medicated with medicinal plants. The transition to a market economy in the 1990s made medicines expensive for citizens but opened the door to greater interaction with Western pharmaceutical practices and physical improvements in pharmacies and pharmaceutical production.

  8. The Diary of Frances Jacobs: Astronomical Observations by a 19th-century Oregon Woman

    McGown, R. D.


    This abstract summarizes my research, transcription and editing of Francis Jacob's 170-page handwritten astronomical diary. This diary is a unique example of a time in early Portland history, illustrating the mind of a young woman who was interested in science and astronomy. Reflected in her diary are the discoveries and mention of leading astronomers of the day like Emerson Bernard and Edward Pickering. Francis Jacobs lived in an era of the great refractors For example, ``The Leviathan," built by Lord Rosse in Ireland was completed in 1847. In this 72-inch telescope, stars of 18th magnitude could be seen. The first spiral nebulae to be revealed was M51 - known today as the Whirlpool Galaxy. The Earl was the first to suggest that these spirals could actually be rotating masses of stars. At the turn of the century, study of observational astronomy was rooted in naked eye observing, study of binary stars and nebula. This was a time when women were becoming interested in the sciences and had begun to play an important role in science and astronomy. It was an incredible inspiration for other women across the country to hear what was happening on the astronomical frontiers at Harvard. Some constellation asterisms used in Francis Jacob's diary were different than they are today. One asterism in particular, the Egyptian Cross, is relatively unknown now. The summer triangle and winter circle asterisms were used in her notes and obviously popular in her era, as today. Her written comments included some Messier catalogue numbers and in some case written on her sketches and diagrams nicknames, such as the 'Dumbbell' nebula. She also referred to M99 as `St. Katherine's Wheel', a nickname that is not in common use today.


    Solvita Pošeiko


    Full Text Available This paper will focus on the LL of Daugavpils from a diachronic point of view in order to describe the usage of the Latvian language in the public space since the middle of the 19th century until today, as well as the socio-economic and political factors which influence the language situation. Research sources are old photos which depict legible signboards, and photos obtained during LL research 2013. The role of the Latvian language in public information increased during the first period of independence, when ideas of nationalism become widespread and the first normative documents about language usage were approved. However, the stability of Latvian as the main language of the public was only established during the first Latvian Republican period at the end of the 20th century, when the State Language Law was passed and implemented in linguistic practice. Currently, the linguistic landscape reflects the political, socio-pragmatic, and social identity motivations of the owners of public texts, but within the confines of the restrictions imposed by language laws

  10. European and Asian Countries through the Eyes of Foreigners (in 19th — beginning of 20th century

    Vladimir A. Ushakov


    Full Text Available The article is based on the study of a various publications and archive materials that were left in the 19th — beginning of 20th century by representatives of several generations of Russians going out of Russia for a long periods of time to Europe an and Asian contrives, or by Europeans who had been visiting and exploring the Russian Empire. Such materials come in sight of the article’s authors in the process of random selection. These materials varied in form, size and content; they were created in different conditions and for different purposes. They were written by people of different professional, social background, interests, character and life experience. Despite these factors the authors managed to study features of formation and development of the Russia’s image in social thinking of Western Europe on the basis of publications of authors from France and Netherland. Examples of Italian lands descriptions were used for consideration of Russian observers’ approaches to interpretation of the life of Europeans. And the perception of the Asian countries’ life (China and Japan and of their inhabitants that had formed by the beginning of the 19th century was described in the notes and memories of Russians — the participants of the Russian — Japan war. Such different sources served as well as some common and very inportant functions, and the authors of this article identified then. First of all, it was an informational-educational mission. Such functions as goal setting and recording were also important, when authors of the materials identified the most important events, processes and recorded them. The critical approach and function of criticism were also incidental to the authors of many sources. Again, the materials presented in the article showed other provisions of the problem “us vs. them” (“us vs. otters” that is currently being considered in the modern science, and which in general lead to generation of both the

  11. Analysis on the Orientation of Marriage Value in the 18th-19th Century of England through Pride and Prejudice

    WANG Qiu-ji


    “It is truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Almost two centuries later, the deep impression on readers left by the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice has not decreased because of their changing literary taste. Jane Austin, the author of Pride and Prejudice, was one of the famous realistic writers in English literature in the nineteenth century. Pride and Prejudice is Austin’s representative work. There were no earthshaking events, no dreadful disasters, no sharp contradictions and no romantic legends in Authin’s novels. Time and space were small in her novels. She wrote how a marriageable woman could find a satisfactory husband. She described many kinds of love and marriage of different women. She expressed her own original views of marriage in her works.In Pride and Prejudice Austin wrote four marriage types: ideal Elizabeth and Darcy, realistic Charlotte and Collins, felicitous Jane and Bingley, unhappy Lydiard Wickham. She pointed out emphatically economic consideration is the bonds of wedlock and love. She said marriage is not determined by property and family status. It is unwise to marry without money, but it is wrong to marry for money; the marriage settled by love is happy and ideal. The thesis explicates that Austin’s view of marriage was progressive, advocated by her focus on the equality between men and women. She emphasized marriage should be of equal importance both by love and by economic consideration, but love plays the guiding role. She revealed the connotation of marriage. She also analyses the marriage value in the 18th-19th century .Her exposure is of great realistic significance to the society today.

  12. Two intense decades of 19th century whaling precipitated rapid decline of right whales around New Zealand and East Australia.

    Carroll, Emma L; Jackson, Jennifer A; Paton, David; Smith, Tim D


    Right whales (Eubalaena spp.) were the focus of worldwide whaling activities from the 16th to the 20th century. During the first part of the 19th century, the southern right whale (E. australis) was heavily exploited on whaling grounds around New Zealand (NZ) and east Australia (EA). Here we build upon previous estimates of the total catch of NZ and EA right whales by improving and combining estimates from four different fisheries. Two fisheries have previously been considered: shore-based whaling in bays and ship-based whaling offshore. These were both improved by comparison with primary sources and the American offshore whaling catch record was improved by using a sample of logbooks to produce a more accurate catch record in terms of location and species composition. Two fisheries had not been previously integrated into the NZ and EA catch series: ship-based whaling in bays and whaling in the 20th century. To investigate the previously unaddressed problem of offshore whalers operating in bays, we identified a subset of vessels likely to be operating in bays and read available extant logbooks. This allowed us to estimate the total likely catch from bay-whaling by offshore whalers from the number of vessels seasons and whales killed per season: it ranged from 2,989 to 4,652 whales. The revised total estimate of 53,000 to 58,000 southern right whales killed is a considerable increase on the previous estimate of 26,000, partly because it applies fishery-specific estimates of struck and loss rates. Over 80% of kills were taken between 1830 and 1849, indicating a brief and intensive fishery that resulted in the commercial extinction of southern right whales in NZ and EA in just two decades. This conforms to the global trend of increasingly intense and destructive southern right whale fisheries over time.

  13. Ideological Themes in Movements for Child Labor Reform and in Images of Children in Literature in 19th Century England and America.

    Kirschner, Suzanne

    This paper explores ideological factors that influenced child labor reform and the image of the child as depicted in romantic and sentimental literature of 19th century England and the United States. In both countries the image of the child and the view of the relative roles of the parent and the state in bearing responsibility for children…

  14. Cultural and Educational Dimensions Reflected in Books Popularizing Scientific Knowledge--A Case Study: "The Sky", a 19th Century Book Popularizing Astronomy

    Halkia, Krystallia; Botouropoulou, Iphigenia


    The present work is concerned with one of the most successful books popularizing astronomy of the last half of the 19th century, published in France under the title "L' Astronomie Populaire". The book was translated into Greek and was the first book, out of 100, which was published in order to be a part of a popular library meant to educate the…

  15. (Re)Constructions of Etymology of the Term "Electricity" in French German and Modern Greek Textbooks of Physics of 18th-19th Centuries

    Patsopoulos, Dimitrios


    The different and contrasting versions of the etymology of the term "electricity" in Modern Greek textbooks of Physics of the 18th and 19th century, which are influenced by French and German textbooks, are not mere (re)constructions that serve the didactic purposes and objectives of their authors. They are (in)directly related to the social and…

  16. Quantifying pollen-vegetation relationships to reconstruct ancient forests using 19th-century forest composition and pollen data

    Dawson, Andria; Paciorek, Christopher J.; McLachlan, Jason S.; Goring, Simon; Williams, John W.; Jackson, Stephen T.


    Mitigation of climate change and adaptation to its effects relies partly on how effectively land-atmosphere interactions can be quantified. Quantifying composition of past forest ecosystems can help understand processes governing forest dynamics in a changing world. Fossil pollen data provide information about past forest composition, but rigorous interpretation requires development of pollen-vegetation models (PVMs) that account for interspecific differences in pollen production and dispersal. Widespread and intensified land-use over the 19th and 20th centuries may have altered pollen-vegetation relationships. Here we use STEPPS, a Bayesian hierarchical spatial PVM, to estimate key process parameters and associated uncertainties in the pollen-vegetation relationship. We apply alternate dispersal kernels, and calibrate STEPPS using a newly developed Euro-American settlement-era calibration data set constructed from Public Land Survey data and fossil pollen samples matched to the settlement-era using expert elicitation. Models based on the inverse power-law dispersal kernel outperformed those based on the Gaussian dispersal kernel, indicating that pollen dispersal kernels are fat tailed. Pine and birch have the highest pollen productivities. Pollen productivity and dispersal estimates are generally consistent with previous understanding from modern data sets, although source area estimates are larger. Tests of model predictions demonstrate the ability of STEPPS to predict regional compositional patterns.

  17. Quantifying pollen-vegetation relationships to reconstruct forests using 19th-century forest composition and pollen data

    Dawson, Andria; Paciorek, Christopher J.; McLachlan, Jason S.; Goring, Simon; Williams, John W.; Jackson, Stephen T.


    Mitigation of climate change and adaptation to its effects relies partly on how effectively land-atmosphere interactions can be quantified. Quantifying composition of past forest ecosystems can help understand processes governing forest dynamics in a changing world. Fossil pollen data provide information about past forest composition, but rigorous interpretation requires development of pollen-vegetation models (PVMs) that account for interspecific differences in pollen production and dispersal. Widespread and intensified land-use over the 19th and 20th centuries may have altered pollen-vegetation relationships. Here we use STEPPS, a Bayesian hierarchical spatial PVM, to estimate key process parameters and associated uncertainties in the pollen-vegetation relationship. We apply alternate dispersal kernels, and calibrate STEPPS using a newly developed Euro-American settlement-era calibration data set constructed from Public Land Survey data and fossil pollen samples matched to the settlement-era using expert elicitation. Models based on the inverse power-law dispersal kernel outperformed those based on the Gaussian dispersal kernel, indicating that pollen dispersal kernels are fat tailed. Pine and birch have the highest pollen productivities. Pollen productivity and dispersal estimates are generally consistent with previous understanding from modern data sets, although source area estimates are larger. Tests of model predictions demonstrate the ability of STEPPS to predict regional compositional patterns.

  18. Diagnosis of Mercurial Teeth in a Possible Case of Congenital Syphilis and Tuberculosis in a 19th Century Child Skeleton

    Stella Ioannou


    Full Text Available Without the presence of “caries sicca,” “sabre shins,” and nodes/expansion of the long bones with superficial cavitation, differential diagnosis of venereal syphilis and tuberculosis (TB may be difficult as various infections produce similar responses. However, congenital syphilis has distinctive features facilitating a diagnosis. A case study of remains of a juvenile European settler (probably male, 8–10 years old (B70 buried in the 19th century and excavated in 2000 from the cemetery of the Anglican Church of St. Marys in South Australia is presented. B70 demonstrated that the two diseases might have been present in the same individual, congenital syphilis and TB. Widespread destruction of vertebral bodies and kyphosis-related rib deformations indicate advanced TB. Severe dental hypoplasia is limited to permanent incisors and first molars; there is pitting on the palate, periosteal reaction on the skull vault, and thinned clavicles. Dental signs are not limited to “screwdriver” central incisors and mulberry molars. Apical portions of the crowns of permanent upper, lower, central, and lateral incisors have multiple hypoplastic-disorganized defects; deciduous canines have severely hypoplastic crowns while possibly hypoplastic occlusal surfaces of lower deciduous second molars are largely destroyed by extensive caries. These dental abnormalities resemble teeth affected by mercurial treatment in congenital syphilitic patients as described by Hutchinson.

  19. [Psychophysical parallelism. On a discursive figure in the field of scientific changes in the late 19th century].

    Wegener, Mai


    The article traces the rise and fall of "psychophysical parallelism" - which was the most advanced scientific formulation of the mind / body relationship in the second half of the 19th century - through an interdisciplinary and broad geographical spectrum. It sheds light on the extremely different positions that rallied round this discursive figure, ranging from Fechner, Hering, Mach, Wundt, Bain, Hughlings Jackson, and Taine to Freud and Saussure. The article develops the thesis that the psychophysical parallelism functioned as a 'hot zone' within and a symptom of the changes in the order of sciences at that time. Against that background, the criticism of the psychophysical parallelism which became prominent around 1900 (Stumpf, Busse, Bergson, Mauthner et. al.) indicates the cooling of this 'hot zone' and the establishment of a new order within the scientific disciplines. The article pays particular attention to the position of this figure in contemporaneous language theories. Its basic assumption is that the relationship between the body and the psyche is itself constituted by language.

  20. Bright lights: disclosures from the optical, spectroscopic and chromatographic characterization of a 19th century Portuguese sedan chair

    Catarina Miguel


    Full Text Available The Fundação Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva (FRESS as the mission of defend, train, study, develop and implement Portuguese Fine Arts in Portugal. This paper reflects the process of Conservation-Restoration training, where students apply the most recent analytical techniques to the characterization of artwork towards enabling and supporting conservation intervention. In this study, the materials used to produce a 19th century sedan chair were characterised by optical microscopy, spectroscopic (SEM-EDS, -Raman and FTIR-imaging and chromatographic (HPLC-DAD/MS techniques. The use of natural and synthetic dyes was identified in textiles found inside the chair, including cochineal, brazilwood and fuchsine. Several paint layers with different colours and compounds, such as barite, calcium carbonate, lead white, hematite and Prussian blue, were identified in the external painted wood surface of the chair. The variety of identified materials, interspersed between layers of animal glue, reflects the different interventions that took place on the chair over time, supporting the intervention strategies reported/prescribed for the conservation-restoration procedure.

  1. Water, society and urbanization in the 19th century Belgrade: Lessons for adaptation to the climate change

    Ćorović Dragana


    Full Text Available This paper traces urban history of Belgrade in the 19th century by looking into its waterscape in the context of its transformation as the capital of the Princedom of Serbia. Aiming to underline the importance of water as a resource, with the view to contemporary environmental concerns, we explore how citizens historically related to waterscape in everyday life and created a specific socio-spatial water network through use of public baths on the river banks and public fountains, water features and devices in the city. The paper outlines the process of establishing the first modern public water supply system on the foundations of the city’s historical Roman, Austrian and Ottoman waterworks. It also looks at the Topčider River as the most telling example of degradation of a culturally and historically significant urban watercourse from its natural, pastoral and civic past to its current polluted and hazardous state. Could the restitution of the Topčider River be considered as a legacy of sustainability for future generations, and are there lessons to be learned from the urban history which can point to methods of contemporary water management?

  2. The "Abyssal Society". François-Alphonse Forel and the Case of Deep Fauna in Late 19th Century.

    Campanella, Sara


    Ichthyological investigations and technological advancements, such as the laying of submarine telegraph cables, promoted new dredging methods in the second half of the 19th century. In contrast to the idea of a lifeless deep ocean (Edward Forbes' azoic hypothesis), the discovery of deep water fauna and the challenge of defining its systematics opened up new theoretical perspectives. In this frame, which was already marked by the impact of Darwin's theory, naturalistic surveys in freshwater environments in western Switzerland intertwined with those of oceanographic expeditions. The study of the fauna in the depths of subalpine lakes by the Swiss savant François-Alphonse Forel was one of the most striking examples of this turning point, because the relatively recently evolution of its freshwater fauna allowed him to investigate: (a) the role of isolation, (b) the progressive differentiation of species from a common ancestor, and (c) the constitution of a species-specific category in form transition, from a genealogical viewpoint to an ecological one.

  3. Diseases and infancies in the Buenos Aires of the first decades of the 19th century. Notes for his study

    Pablo Cowen


    Full Text Available In companies as the sea one of the first half of the 19th century, the disease and the death were attacking preferably the weakest and between these the children and girls were the principal victims. In this work we will analyze someramente some pathologies that were affecting the children and girls, but we will concentrate our analysis in one of most been afraid: the smallpox. A disease that destroyed the world up to a few decades ago and in companies as the sea one, I constitute a scourge of such a nature that deserved a particular attention on the part of the governments, of the scientific circles and in general of a company that was afraid of his consequences and was seeking to attenuate his effects. Analyzing these practices it is possible to warn the undeniable predisposition on the part of the sea ones to preserve to his childhood of the suffering and of the death, these, basal attitudes to apprehend as this sea company he was thinking his children and girls, that is to say since they conceived to his infancies

  4. From Coin to Medal: A Metallurgical Study of the Brazing Drop on a 19th Century Scudo

    Breda, M.; Canovaro, C.; Pérez, A. F. Miranda; Calliari, I.


    In the past, it was customary to use out-of-circulation coins as pendants by brazing a peg or ring on the edge of the coin in order to transform it into a devotional or decorative object; this practice was very common for specimens of the Papal States, especially for silver coins. This metallurgical investigation of a 19th century Scudo aimed to relate the internal structure of the coin to the minting technology with a special focus on the brazing drop, in order to provide information on the solidification microstructure arising from a strongly nonequilibrium process such as brazing. The results show that the Ag content in the coin ranges from 92% in the bulk up to 97% on the surface, due to enrichment, while analysis of the brazing revealed that it consists of an Ag-Cu-Zn-Pb alloy, for which the melting temperature has been estimated. Considering the distribution of minor elements, Zn segregates in the secondary (Cu-rich) β-dendrites and inside the whole eutectic structure, while Pb is only present in the Ag-based phases and seems to reduce the solubility of Zn inside the primary (Ag-rich) α-dendrites.

  5. The Formation of the Indian Entrepreneurial Community in Japan in the End of 19th – Early 20th Centuries

    Firsova Varvara Sergeevna


    Full Text Available The present article is based on Western, Japanese and field-work materials of the author who describes the main stages of formation of the Indian entrepreneurial diaspora in Japan in the period from the late 19th century until the beginning of the World War II. Indian entrepreneurs, being the representatives of trade and usury communities, Sindhis and Parsis in particular, started to arrive here in 1870s under British protection. Their main occupation was the export of Japanese textile which was the main export item of Japan in the mentioned period. Indians maintained the export of the textile goods, silk and cotton, in different countries all over the world through their strong entrepreneurial networks. The majority of Indian firms in Japan were Sindhis firms, and Sindhis network was especially prominent. Indian firms especially prospered in 1920-1930s, when their share of Japanese textile export constituted about 70 %. Thanks to strong ethnic loyalties, Indians in Japan could not only prosper but also successfully adapt to closed Japanese society. The article considers the pattern of settlement of Indians in Japan, and emphasizes two stages of Indian community formation in the pre-War period. The first one lasted from 1870s till 1923 year, when the community was formed basically in Yokohama. And the second stage after Great Kanto Earthquake lasted from 1923 till 1939, when it was constituted mainly in Kobe, which in present days remains the centre of Indian entrepreneurial community in Japan.

  6. [The midwives of Guadalajara (México) in the 19th century, the plundering of their art].

    Díaz Robles, Laura Catalina; Oropeza Sandoval, Luciano


    This study examines the social devaluation of the knowledge and practice used by midwives in their work. The research is limited to historical events that took place during the 19th century in the city of Guadalajara, capital of the state of Jalisco in Mexico. The study shows how the displacement and subordination of these women were associated with the higher social status of physicians. Supported by advances in medicine and by the authority derived from the knowledge acquired through formal educational institutions, doctors started to undermine the value of empirical knowledge and subordinate it to the knowledge that came from these advances. It is shown how doctors detract from and subordinated the midwife to the scientific-employment field of medicine by using a discourse that degraded empirical knowledge and by institutionalizing training courses that tended to ignore the practical know-how of these women and replace it with knowledge derived from scientific medicine. The study is based on information from archives and scientific journals of the time: Archiva Fondos Especiales de la Biblioteca Pública de Jalisco, Archivo Histórico de Jalisco, Archivo Histórico de la Universidad de Guadalajara, Archivo Municipal de Guadalajara and Revista Médica.




    Full Text Available The problem of the article. The types of rural dwelling that were spread at the end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th century become the heritage of history. Studying of the traditional Ukrainian farmstead, folk architectural and building, decorative and artistic traditions is not only of the theoretical, but also of the practical importance. The usage of the best progressive folk experience will help architects create new villages which will meet the needs of people and correspond to the best national traditions and aesthetic criteria of the Ukrainian people. Analysis of the sources. We find data on traditional Ukrainian dwelling, homestead and farmstead in the researches of modern ethnographers, historians, specialists of local lore. Well-known scholars A. P. Danyluk., T. Kosmina, M. S. Dnistriansky, V. P. Samoilovich, G. Yu. Stelmakh, G. S. Lozko studied the traditional architecture of the Ukrainian regions, peculiarities of the settlements and the types of farmstead. The purpose of the article is to analyze the peculiarities of traditional Ukrainian dwelling, homestead and farmstead, to assert national consciousness, to keep national traditions, bring up young people to be patriots, to spread the knowledge about cultural heritage of Ukraine. Conclusion. The Ukrainian folk dwelling was created for centuries by constant improving devices and forms according to the conditions, way of life and aesthetic criteria of people. The traditional nature of the folk architecture was caused by the fact that rural dwelling was built not according to the project but was based on the best typical samples characteristic of this or that region of Ukraine.

  8. The Social-Economic Stratification of the Jewish Population of Ukrainian Governorates within the Russian Empire in the Late 19th-Early 20th centuries

    Viktor O. Dotsenko


    Full Text Available This study looks into the history of the Jewish community in Ukrainian governorates within the Russian Empire in the 19th century. The article examines the social-economic state of the Jewish community in Ukrainian governorates in the 19th century and analyzes preconditions for the creation of national Jewish public organizations in the Russian Empire in the early 20th century. At the turn of the century, there formed a specific social structure of the Jewish population in Ukrainian governorates within the Russian Empire. Even a superficial analysis and comparison of the social structure of the Jewish and other ethnoses lets us draw a conclusion about the prevalence of representatives of the merchant, craftsman, and usurer social groups among the Jews of the region. The prevalence of Jews within the non-productive sphere led to interethnic conflicts with representatives of the Ukrainian and Polish ethnoses.


    Maria Mihailovna Plotnikova


    Full Text Available This article considers the interaction of geographical and cultural landscape in identity formation of the East-Siberian cities of Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Kirensk in the late 18th century and early 19th century. The comparative analysis of the European city of Valga with the East-Siberian city of Kirensk revealed that, while most of the citizens of the European city were artisans, the military personnel played a significant role in the outskirts of the Russian Empire. At the end of 18th century and during the early 19th century, the Eastern Siberian cities collected taxes as revenue for the city, using the advantage of their geographical position. The author concludes that the study into the essence of the "genius loci" of a city gives insight into the origins of the local identity formation.

  10. History of mouth-to-mouth ventilation. Part 3: the 19th to mid-20th centuries and "rediscovery".

    Trubuhovich, Ronald V


    The start of the 19th century saw the enthusiasm of the previous one for mouth-to-mouth ventilation (MMV) dissipated. To inflate the lungs of the asphyxiated, the Royal Humane Society in the United Kingdom had recommended bellows since 1782. Principal determinants for change were aesthetic distaste for mouth-to-mouth contact and the perceived danger of using expired air, although MMV survived in the practice of some midwives. Following the 1826-9 investigations of Jean-Jacques Leroy d'Etiolles then François Magendie, all positive pressure ventilation methods were generally abandoned, after 1829 in France, and 1832 in the UK; but not chest compressions. During the next quarter century, rescuers lost understanding of the primary need for "artificial respiration", apart from researchers such as John Snow and John Erichsen, until Marshall Hall's "Ready Method" heralded the second half-century's various methods of negative pressure ventilation. Some of those methods continued in use until the 1940s. Sporadic anecdotal cases of MMV rescues were documented throughout. In the 20th century, inadequate mechanical inhalators were also tried from 1908, while obstetricians devised indirect methods of expired air ventilation (EAV). Anaesthetists in the 1940s, such as Ralph Waters, Robert Dripps, and the pair, Robert Macintosh and William Mushin, described the usefulness of MMV, and James Elam was "re-discovering" it. Following World War II, "Cold War" concerns stimulated research at the Edgewood Medical Laboratories in Maryland in the United States into the possibilities of MMV, and Elam et al confirmed and expanded on brief experiments at Oxford (United Kingdom) on the efficacy of mouth-to-tube EAV. Studies, 1957-9, by Archer Gordon, Elam and especially Peter Safar resulted in the resolution of previous airway problems, established the primacy of MMV, and incorporated it into an integrated system for basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Ready adoption of MMV in the US was

  11. New early instrumental series since the beginning of the 19th century in eastern Iberia (Valencia, Spain)

    Sanchez-Lorenzo, Arturo; Barriendos, Mariano; Guinaldo, Elena; Lopez-Bustins, Joan A.


    Early instrumental series are the main source for climate information in the 18th and the first part of the 19th century, which is when systematic meteorological observations started in most national meteorological services. The first continuous series in Spain starts in 1780 in Barcelona due to meteorological observations made by the medical doctor Francisco Salvá Campillo. Moreover, only two other series have been recovered at the present in Spain: Madrid and Cádiz/San Fernando. Until present, in Spain the major part of the meteorological observations detected in early instrumental periods were made by medical doctors, who started to pay attention to the environmental factors influencing population health under the Hippocrates oath, although also there are military institutions and academic university staff (e.g. physicists, mathematicians, etc.). Due to the high spatial and temporal climate variability in the Iberian Peninsula, it is important to recover and digitize more climatic series, and this is one of the main goals of the Salvá-Sinobas project ( funded by the Spanish Ministry of Environment, and Rural and Marine Affairs for the 2009-2011 period. The first new series with systematic observations was detected in the city of Valencia, in the eastern façade of the Iberian Peninsula. The meteorological observations were daily published in the newspapers Diario de Valencia (1804-1834) and Diario Mercantil de Valencia (1837-1863) until official meteorological observations started in 1858 at the University of Valencia. Each day 3-daily observations (morning, midday, afternoon) were published with five climatic variables: temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind direction and the sky state. Only during the 1804-1808 period daily rainfall data is available. We checked the observer comments published in the newspapers to obtain metadata about the instruments and meteorological station information. Unfortunately, temperature data

  12. A chaotic model for the plague epidemic that has occurred in Bombay at the end of the 19th century

    Mangiarotti, Sylvain


    The plague epidemic that has occurred in Bombay at the end of the 19th century was detected in 1896. One year before, an Advisory Committee had been appointed by the Secretary of State for India, the Royal Society, and the Lister Institute. This Committee made numerous investigations and gathered a large panel of data including the number of people attacked and died from the plague, records of rat and flea populations, as well as meteorological records of temperature and humidity [1]. The global modeling technique [2] aims to obtain low dimensional models able to simulate the observed cycles from time series. As far as we know, this technique has been tried only to one case of epidemiological analysis (the whooping cough infection) based on a discrete formulation [3]. In the present work, the continuous time formulation of this technique is used to analyze the time evolution of the plague epidemic from this data set. One low dimensional model (three variables) is obtained exhibiting a limit cycle of period-5. A chaotic behavior could be derived from this model by tuning the model parameters. It provides a strong argument for a dynamical behavior that can be approximated by low dimensional deterministic equations. This model also provides an empirical argument for chaos in epidemics. [1] Verjbitski D. T., Bannerman W. B. & Kápadiâ R. T., 1908. Reports on Plague Investigations in India (May,1908), The Journal of Hygiene, 8(2), 161 -308. [2] Mangiarotti S., Coudret R., Drapeau L. & Jarlan L., 2012. Polynomial search and Global modelling: two algorithms for modeling chaos. Physical Review E, 86(4), 046205. [3] Boudjema G. & Cazelles B., 2003. Extraction of nonlinear dynamics from short and noisy time series. Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 12, 2051-2069.

  13. The Restoration of Paintings at the Imperial Hermitage (Saint-Petersburg at the Beginning of the 19th Century

    Mariam Nikogosyan


    Full Text Available Le début du XIXe siècle fut une période charnière pour l’histoire de la formation des restaurateurs en Russie. F.K. Labensky, conservateur de la Galerie de l’Ermitage de 1797 à 1850, met en place un atelier de restauration avec un personnel permanent, travaillant sur la collection de la peinture impériale. Assistant de Labensky, restaurateur A.F. Mitrokhine, apprend toutes les techniques connues de restauration mécanique - doublage, parquetage et même transposition des peintures, - et les développe. Une école spéciale est créée près de l’atelier de l'Ermitage à 1819, supervisé par Mitrokhine, ou les jeunes diplômés de l'Académie impériale de l'Art se familiarise à la fois avec la restauration mécanique et picturale des peintures. Les apprentis de l'école de Mitrokhine transmettent ensuite ses techniques à la prochaine génération de restaurateurs de l’Ermitage.The beginning of the 19th century was a period of formation of restoration school in Russia. F.K.Labensky, Curator of the Hermitage Picture Gallery from 1797 onwards till 1850, arranged a restoration studio with a permanent staff working on Imperial painting collection.  Labensky’s assistant, a restorer A.F. Mitrokhin learned all known techniques of mechanical restoration – relining, cradling and even transfer of paintings, - and developed them on his own. A special school was established by the Hermitage studio in 1819, supervised by Mitrokhin, were young graduates of Imperial Academy of Art were taught both mechanical and painting restoration. The apprentices of Mitrokhin school passed his techniques to next generation of Hermitage restorers.

  14. Old age, health and social inequality: Exploring the social patterns of mortality in 19th century northern Sweden

    Sören Edvinsson


    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Social position is one of the major determinants of health. Less is known about its effect in historical contexts. Previous studies have shown surprisingly small effects of social class in working age populations. Not much is known about social differences in health among the elderly in history. OBJECTIVE The present paper analyses social differences in health among the elderly (60+ in the Sundsvall region in northern Sweden during the 19th century. We investigate whether social mortality differences are particularly apparent in old age when unpropertied groups lost their most important asset for survival: their capacity to work. METHODS The data, representing 9,535 fatal events, are analysed using a Cox regression model, assuming proportional hazards. RESULTS Social class had no significant effect for women during the pre-industrial period, while only those with unknown social position had higher mortality among men. During the industrial period female mortality was lowest in the skilled working class and highest in the upper class. Social position was not significant for men in the full model. Urban mortality was 30Š higher for women and 59Š higher for men during the pre-industrial period compared to the peripheral parishes. CONCLUSIONS The results lead us to question the accepted 'fact' of social health differences as a historical constant. Higher social position did not lead to better survival, and social differences in mortality did not increase in old age, despite the fact that the elderly were a highly vulnerable group. Instead, the spatial aspects of mortality were important, particularly during the pre-industrial period.

  15. Hydrometeorological extremes reconstructed from documentary evidence for the Jihlava region in the 17th-19th centuries

    Dolak, Lukas; Brazdil, Rudolf; Chroma, Katerina; Valasek, Hubert; Belinova, Monika; Reznickova, Ladislava


    Different documentary evidence (taxation records, chronicles, insurance reports etc.) is used for reconstruction of hydrometeorological extremes (HMEs) in the Jihlava region (central part of the recent Czech Republic) in the 17th-19th centuries. The aim of the study is description of the system of tax alleviation in Moravia, presentation of utilization of early fire and hail damage insurance claims and application of the new methodological approaches for the analysis of HMEs impacts. During the period studied more than 400 HMEs were analysed for the 16 estates (past basic economic units). Late frost on 16 May 1662 on the Nove Mesto na Morave estate, which destroyed whole cereals and caused damage in the forests, is the first recorded extreme event. Downpours causing flash floods and hailstorms are the most frequently recorded natural disasters. Moreover, floods, droughts, windstorms, blizzards, late frosts and lightning strikes starting fires caused enormous damage as well. The impacts of HMEs are classified into three categories: impacts on agricultural production, material property and the socio-economic impacts. Natural disasters became the reasons of losses of human lives, property, supplies and farming equipment. HMEs caused damage to fields and meadows, depletion of livestock and triggered the secondary consequences as lack of seeds and finance, high prices, indebtedness, poverty and deterioration in field fertility. The results are discussed with respect to uncertainties associated with documentary evidences and their spatiotemporal distribution. Archival records, preserved in the Moravian Land Archives in Brno and other district archives, create a unique source of data contributing to the better understanding of extreme events and their impacts.

  16. [Coping with leprosy in the Dutch West Indies in the 19th century; opposing but meaningful views from Suriname].

    Menke, Henk; Snelders, Stephen; Pieters, Toine


    Leprosy was highly prevalent among African slaves in the Dutch West Indian colony of Suriname. Largely based on observations in Suriname, Dutch physicians described the aetiology of leprosy in terms of'a substrate' to which all sorts of mixtures of infection, heredity and hygiene contributed ('seed and soil'). This explanatory model with multiple options for prevention and treatment left room for different developmental trajectories to control the spread of the disease in the various tropical colonies of the Dutch empire. In Suriname there was a growing worry in the 19th century regarding the spread of leprosy, threatening the health of slaves, settlers and colonial administrators. And this could be harmful to an already weakening plantation economy. This concern prompted the local administration to develop a rigorous policy of strict isolation of leprosy sufferers. This, in turn, intersected with a changing insight in Europe - including the Netherlands - that leprosy was non-contagious. However,'in splendid isolation' in the economically and politically marginal colony Suriname, Dutch physicians like Charles Landre and his son, Charles Louis Drognat Landré, could afford to ignore the European non-contagious approach and continue to support the strict isolation policies. Moreover, they developed a dissident radical explanation of leprosy as a disease caused only by contagion. In the absence of a receptive Dutch audience Drognat Landré published his contagion theory in French and so succeeded in inspiring the Norwegian Hansen, who subsequently discovered the culpable micro-organism. At the same time colonial administrators and physicians in the economically and politically important Dutch colonies in the East Indies adhered to the prevailing European concept and changed policies: the system of isolation was abolished. Given the rather different trajectories of leprosy health policies in the Dutch East and West Indies we point out the importance of a comparative

  17. Societal and ecological determinants of urban health: a case study of pre-reproductive mortality in 19th century Gibraltar.

    Sawchuk, L A


    A historical based enquiry of colonial Gibraltar at the turn of the 19th century was conducted in order to assess what factors gave rise to residential variation of pre-reproductive mortality. Gibraltar's unusual configuration of a port city, garrison town, and commercial centre at the tip of the Iberian peninsula offers a unique opportunity to examine the interplay of ecology, demographic and socio-economic factors on childhood mortality. Communal living under the patio system and the sharing of essential resources were characteristic features of life on the Rock. Using the residential district as the focus of enquiry, stepwise regression results for the period 1879-81, designated as a period of 'low ecological stress', indicated that the number of gallons of potable water per person captured a significant amount of variability in mortality. During the year 1878, a serious shortfall in rainfall was associated with lower life expectancy, a change in the seasonal pattern of mortality, and elevated rates of death attributable to the diarrhea complex. Under this period of 'high ecological stress', the percentage of servants in the household, a proxy for wealth/status, proved to be the single most important factor accounting for 46.6% of the variation in the death rate under 15. Analysis of mortality at the patio level revealed that residents of buildings of two household units had lower mortality than residents living in smaller or larger dwellings, particularly in the period of high ecological stress. The complex pattern of mortality at the district and patio level is explained in terms of the development of residential preferences and decentralized nature of vital resources, such as the water support system and food supply.

  18. Savings: alternative for the purchase of manumission in Brazil (2nd half of the 19th century

    Grinberg, Keila


    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to discuss the relationship between slaves and their descendants and the monetary economy of Brazil in the second half of the 19th century. Focusing on the Caixa Econômica savings accounts of slaves, we argue that saving money was one of the strategies used to purchase manumission for themselves and their family, mainly after the Law of the Free Womb was enacted in 1871.Este artículo tiene por objeto discutir la relación entre los esclavos y sus descendientes y la economía monetaria en el Brasil en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Abordando principalmente las cartillas de ahorro de cautivos de la Caixa Econômica, se pretende argumentar que el ahorro fue una de las estrategias de compra de la manumisión para sí y sus familiares, principalmente a partir de la promulgación de la Ley del Vientre Libre en 1871. [pt] Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir a relação entre os escravos e seus descendentes e a economia monetária no Brasil na segunda metade do século XIX. Abordando principalmente as cadernetas de poupança de cativos da Caixa Econômica, pretende-se argumentar que a poupança foi uma das estratégias de compra de alforria para si próprios e seus familiares, principalmente a partir da promulgação da Lei do Ventre Livre em 1871.

  19. French school of neurology in the 19 th and first half of the 20th century, and its influence in Brazil

    Marleide da Mota Gomes


    Full Text Available French medicine was of the utmost importance for the birth of modern medicine and neurology in the 19 th century. Innovative approaches, such as examination at the bedside, the use of the stethoscope, techniques of auscultation, palpation, and close patient examination, besides emphasis on anatomical-clinical correlation and observation of the outcome of the disease, were put into practice. French medicine offered professional training and incentives for the beginnings of Brazilian neurology and psychiatry. Returning from France, many Brazilian physicians implemented what they had learned, mainly in Paris. The most important pupils of the French neurology schools in Brazil during the 19 th century and first half of the 20 th century include names like Antonio Austregesilo, Aloysio de Castro, Enjolras Vampré, and Deolindo Couto, founders of the leading Brazilian neurological schools, directly influenced by Dejerine, Pierre Marie, Guillain and Babinski.

  20. PROYECTOS DE ELITE CHILENA DEL SIGLO XIX (I Chile’s 19th century elite’s projects

    Jorge Pinto Rodríguez


    Full Text Available Examen de los proyectos con que la elite chilena del siglo XIX gobernó el país. La hipótesis es que hubo un proyecto original levantado por quienes se instalan en el poder después de la Independenciaque se sostuvo en el orden, la centralización del poder, la voluntad de desarrollarnos por nosotros mismos, de espaldas a cualquier proyecto sudamericano, y materialmente sostenido en las exportaciones de nuestras materias primas. Este proyecto fue cuestionado por una generación más liberal, formada en los años 40, que llega al poder en los años 60. Admiradores del positivismo, aquellos jóvenes vieron en Europa el modelo a seguir. Para ellos, el progreso, meta final que querían lograr, fue asociado a Francia, Inglaterra y, en algunos casos, a Estados Unidos, cuyas huellas pretenden seguir, sin considerar las particularidades de Chile. Con cierta insensibilidad social e incapaz de atender las demandas de los grupos subalternos, este proyecto arrastró al país a la crisis que lo sacudió a fines del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX.This article discusses projects with which the elite ruled in the 19th century. According to the author, there was an original project led by those who ruled the country after the ; it was based on order, power centralization, and Chilean people’s own ideas on self-improvement irrespective of any other South American project and materially supported by Chilean raw materials exports. This Project was questioned by a more liberal generation rising in the 1840s and taking over power in the 1860s. Being admirers of positivism, youngsters looked at as a model to be followed. As their ultimate goal, they associated progress with and in some cases, the They wanted to follow these countries’ footsteps regardless of ’s national characteristics. With little social sensitivity and unable to meet the demands of subaltern groups, this project led the country to the crisis at the turn of the century.

  1. Changes in the geodiversity of Dutch peatlands inferred from 19th and 20th century landscape paintings

    Jungerius, Pieter Dirk; van den Ancker, Hanneke; Wevers, Nina


    Geodiversity is the natural and cultural range of geological, geomorphological and soil features. We analysed the large database of 19th and early 20th century paintings of Simonis and Buunk ( to track changes in the geodiversity of Dutch peatlands since pre-photographic times. Peat dominated in two of the eight main landscapes of the Netherlands: the Lowland peats in the Holocene west and the Highland peats in the sandy Pleistocene eastern parts. Painters were mainly attracted by the lowland peats. Since more than thousand years, peat plays a major role in Dutch military security, economy, ecology and cultural life. Natural variety and cultural use resulted in a geodiversity that is unique in Europe. There are more than 100 place names with 'veen' (= peat), and surnames with 'veen' are common. Proof of the exploitation of peat for salt and fuel exists from the Roman times onwards. In the 9th century, peatlands were drained and reclaimed for growing wheat. Already in the 11th century, it was necessary to build dikes to prevent flooding, to control waterlevels to avoid further oxidation, and to convert landuse to grassland. But subsidence continued, and in the 14th century windmills were needed to drain the lands and pump the water out. In the 16th century industrial peat exploitation fuelled the rise of industries and cities. All this draining and digging caused the peat surface to shrink. The few remaining living peats are conserved by nature organisations. Geodiversity and landscape paintings In the peat landscapes, popular painting motives were high water levels, the grasslands of the 'Green Heart', the winding streams and remaining lakes. The paintings of landscapes where peat had been removed, show watermanagement adaptations: wind mills, different water levels, canals made for the transport of fuel, bridges, tow paths and the 'plassen', i.e. the lakes left after peat exploitation. The droogmakerijen (reclaimed lakes), now 2 to 5 m below

  2. Social and Health Care Access for the Physically Disabled in 19th Century French-Speaking Switzerland : A Double Process of Exclusion and Integration

    Kaba, Mariama


    Full Text Available During the 19th century, an unprecedented process of medicalisation and institutionalisation took place in Europe. The parallel development of urbanised and industrialised areas furthered the densification of a network of care institutions such as infirmaries and dispensaries, whilst medical tourism was developed among the upper classes stimulating the founding of new private clinics. A more institutional kind of care structure for people suffering from a disability also emerged. This medical and/or social care structure was part of a process of integration or exclusion, according to whether the disabled person’s state of health was likely to improve or not. This paper will focus on physically disabled persons, who were vaguely referred to as invalids or as “incurable” in 19th century institutional documents. Being mainly interested in French-speaking Switzerland, I will present the access to social and health care in the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Neuchâtel.

  3. Influence of the Physiocratic Thought in the Organization of Colombia Public Finance in the First Half of the 19th Century

    de la Cruz Vergara, Maribel; Universidad de Cartagena


    The purpose of this research was to analyze the influence of the thought of spaniard phy- siocrats in the creation, organization, and set in motion of Colombian public finances in the first half of the 19th Century. Thus, we will tackle the proposals of Jovellanos and Ca- pomanes, presented to improve the econo- mic growth of spain, which came to America through the Bourbon Reforms and remained in force during the first years of the Republic, despite the independence revolutions. Addi- tional...

  4. Ethno-Demographic Processes in the North-East Black Sea Area in the 19th – Early 21th Centuries (through the Example of Greater Sochi

    Aleksandr A. Cherkasov


    Full Text Available This article examines ethno-demographic processes in the north-east Black Sea area, more specifically the territory of Greater Sochi, in the 19th – early 21th centuries. In writing the article, the authors have relied on archive materials from the archives department of the administration of the city of Novorossiysk and the archives department of the administration of the city of Sochi. The authors have consulted reference pre-revolution literature, Soviet-era and present-day population censuses, as well as the findings of present-day research studies. The methodological basis of this study are the principles of historicism, objectivity, and systemicity, which helps to get an insight into the general patterns and regional peculiarities in the demographic development of the major ethnicities in the north-east Black Sea area in the 19th-20th centuries. The authors touch upon the process of colonization of the territory and its ethnic composition. In the end, the authors come to the conclusion that the ethno-demographic picture of Greater Sochi had been forming in a complicated fashion. As a consequence, in the second half of the 19th century, following the Caucasian War, the territory had to be repopulated. Resettlement flows from different locations in the Russian Empire and overseas had formed by 1917 an ethno-picture that featured Russians and Armenians as two principal ethnicities. The authors note that this picture has not changed in a major way to this day.

  5. The War which was not:Russian, Turkish and Western Historiography on the North-Western Caucasus of the 19th Century

    Veronika V. Tsibenko


    Full Text Available In the present paper we analysed in a historical perspective the formation of the key concepts concerning the military actions in the North-Western Caucasus of the 19th century in Russian, Turkish and Western historiography. We didn't set before ourselves the task to find out, “what really happened in the western North Caucasus”, but rather how actually “what happened in the western North Caucasus” is interpreted in different historiographical traditions. Our study has shown that Russian, Turkish and Western historiography on the North-Western Caucasus of the 19th century so strongly depends on local traditions that we can say about three separate historiographies. Current situation is noticeable for the development of Circassian ‘auto-historiography’ which is characterised by ethnocentrism and victimisation due to the trends of counter-history. In spite of interaction between Russian, Turkish and Western historiographies, each of them was formed according to own logic of development. Thus, the misunderstandings in the terminology on the North-Western Caucasus of the 19th century (in particular, with the term ‘Caucasian War’ lean on the differences of historiographical traditions leading to the conflicts of interpretations.

  6. The institutions forming the socioeconomic structure of Turkish private enterprises between the 13th and the 19th centuries

    Mehmet Özbirecikli


    principios éticos de la vida empresarial, en esencia, son los mismos. Dentro de este contexto, nos atrevemos a sugerir que las raíces del código ético de la vida empresarial turca se retrotraen en la historia a hace más de 800 años. Además, la similitud entre el funcionamiento presente y pasado indica que el origen de la formación de los aprendices para las empresas turcas tiene, igualmente, más de 800 años de historia.This study investigates three institutions forming the socioeconomic structure of Turkish private enterprises between the 13th and 19th Centuries: Akhism (13th-16th century, the Lonca System (the Guilds (16th-18th century, and the Gedik (Monopoly System (18th-20th century. The study particularly focuses on the social and economic rules, vocational training process, and organizational structure of the said institutions in order to discuss the effects of the socioeconomic structure of Turkish enterprises on economic and social development of private enterprises. The study also struggles to link between the relevant current applications and the applications in the past such as the social rules and vocational training. From economic point of view, both the statist structure of the State and the economic rules of the institutions herein caused private enterprises to remain small, and prevented them from having a competitive environment and having capital accumulation. As a result, enterprises could not benefit from new production techniques and the Turkish enterprise mentality fell behind modern developments On the other hand, although these three systems were completely abolished in the early 20th Century, it is seen that especially traces of the Akhism and Lonca systems have still been surviving. Both the most of rules of Akhism and some of the duties of the board of directors of Lonca such as keeping moral standards of production and trade remind us of professional code of ethics of today's modern business life. In other saying, there was code of

  7. Social and agrarian-legal status of the Serbian people in the Niš Pashaluk in the early decades of the 19th century

    Nedeljković, Slaviša


    This paper presents the social and agrarian-legal status of the Serbian people in the Niš Pashaluk (Eyalet) in the first half of the 19th century. The difficult position of the Serbian people in the Niš Pashaluk significantly worsened with the introduction of the chiflik (Çiftlik Sahibi) system in rural areas. In the years following the First Serbian Uprising, peasant land was increasingly disappearing while Serbian peasant were imposed with new taxes and levies. The legal status of peasants ...

  8. [The mind on the stage of justice: the formation of criminal psychology in the 19th century and its interdisciplinary research].

    Vec, Milos


    Criminal psychology emerges at the end of the 18th century as a new academic discipline in lectures and publications. It has recently been investigated by a considerable number of contributions from researchers of different academic backgrounds. In many respects criminal psychology can be seen as a predecessor of criminology. Its subject is the analysis of the origins of crime and its causes and determinants in the human mind. Criminal psychology embraced at that time philosophical, medical, legal and biological aspects. The latter increase in importance in the second half of the 19th century. The conditions of individual responsibility were generally codified in penal law, but had to be individually investigated in crucial cases through expertise in court. There a conflict emerged between medical experts and judges about their ability and competence to decide. At the end of the 19th century criminal psychology is used to fulfil the needs and interests of a criminal law which understands itself as increasingly utilitarian. Force and new instruments of treatment of offenders were legitimized by scientists who were very optimistic about their own epistemological abilities.

  9. The road traffic accident of Emmanuel Roides: A case report of cranio-maxillofacial trauma in Athens towards the end of the 19th century

    Evangelia Ch. PAPADOPOULOU


    Full Text Available Introduction: The author of the famous novel “Pope Joan” Emmanuel Roides was a victim of a road traffic accident in Athens towards the end of the 19th century, resulting in a maxillary fracture.Material and method: The critical study “The tragic notebook of Emmanuel Roides”, written by K. G. Kassinis,was studied in detail, to find out how the road traffic accident was happened, the consequences of Emmanuel Roides’s injury, as well as its management.Results: On July 27, 1885 Emmanuel Roides was hit by two carriages in such a way that passing the wheel of one carriage above his head caused a maxillary fracture.Doctors engaged in the surgical management and his overall care were general surgeons as well as a dentist.Conclusions: Emmanuel Roides’s case enriches our knowledge about management of maxillofacial injuries in Athens towards the end of the 19th century, bringing forward the timeless problem of road traffic accidentsand road safety, as basic etiological factors of viscerocranium fractures.

  10. By their words ye shall know them: evidence of genetic selection against general intelligence and concurrent environmental enrichment in vocabulary usage since the mid 19th century

    Michael Anthony Woodley of Menie


    Full Text Available It has been theorized that declines in g due to negative selection stemming from the inverse association between completed fertility and IQ, and the Flynn effect co-occur, with the effects of the latter being concentrated on less-heritable non-g sources of intelligence variance. Evidence for this comes from the observation that 19th Century populations were more intellectually productive, and also exhibited faster simple reaction times than modern ones, suggesting higher g. This co-occurrence model is tested via examination of historical changes in the utilization frequencies of words from the highly g-loaded WORDSUM test across 5.9 million texts spanning 1850 to 2005. Consistent with predictions, words with higher difficulties (δ parameters from Item Response Theory and stronger negative correlations between pass-rates and completed fertility presented a steeper decline in use over time, than less difficult and less negatively selected words, which increased in use over time, suggestive of a Flynn effect. These findings persisted when explicitly controlled for word age, literacy rates and temporal autocorrelation. These trends constitute compelling evidence that both producers and consumers of text have experienced declines in g since the mid-19th Century.


    Jantson, Signe


    Full Text Available The article handles general developments and changes in book trade which took place in Estonia during the second half of the 19th century. The aim is to show the formation of bookshops trading with Estonian books and to analyse the activities of Estonian booksellers.The survey is based on the research literature and on the master thesis by Signe Jantson “Raamatukaubandus Eestis aastatel 1850–1917: raamatukauplused ja nende omanikud” (Book trade in Estonia 1850–1917: bookshops and their owners [9]. In this study great importance wasattached to the national and social origin of bookshop owners and their activities. Up to the middle of the 19th century the book production and dissemination in Estonia was in the hands of Baltic German entrepreneurs and depended on the political and economic developments not only in Russia but also in Germany. In the middle of the 19th century there were only 5 bookshops in Estonia located in bigger towns – Tallinn and Tartu. In 1870 the number of bookshops reached 13. The greater ascent can be noticed in the last decade of the period – 1870–1880 when 20 new bookshops were opened. In 1867 Heinrich Laakmann, a German origin publisher and the printing shop owner opened the first bookshop in Tartu to sell Estonian language books. The economic and political reforms as well as the national awakening movement favoured the engagement of Estonians in the sphere of book production and dissemination. Increasing publishing of Estonian language books enabled the development of trade. At the end of the national awakening period most of the bookshop owners were already of Estonian origin. Since 1870ies the number of Estonian bookshops started to grow and at the end of the 19th century they outnumbered German and Russian shops. In all over Europe book trade concentrated into the big cities (in the case of Estonia in Tallinn and Tartu, but bookshops were opened also in the rural area (small towns and villages

  12. Development of brewing science in (and since) the late 19th century: molecular profiles of 110-130 year old beers

    Walther, Andrea; Ravasio, Davide; Qin, Fen;


    The 19th century witnessed many advances in scientific enzymology and microbiology that laid the foundations for modern biotechnological industries. In the current study, we analyze the content of original lager beer samples from the 1880s, 1890s and 1900s with emphasis on the carbohydrate content...... and composition. The historic samples include the oldest samples brewed with pure Saccharomyces carlsbergensis yeast strains. While no detailed record of beer pasteurization at the time is available, historic samples indicate a gradual improvement of bottled beer handling from the 1880s to the 1900s......, with decreasing contamination by enzymatic and microbial activities over this time span. Samples are sufficiently well preserved to allow comparisons to present-day references, thus yielding molecular signatures of the effects of 20th century science on beer production. Opposite to rather stable carbohydrate...

  13. Russia and Mexico in the 19th – Beginning of the 20th Century: on the Crimean War’s Influence on Russia-Mexico Relations

    Olga Yu. Redkina


    Full Text Available The article deals with the prerequisites and establishment of the first Russia-Mexico contacts, which took place after the Crimean War (1853-1856. It was revealed that Mexico’s interest in the collaboration with Russia began to reveal in a higher degree after the Crimean War. The factors, which had led to the diplomatic rapprochement of the two states, include the Mexico’s search for allies in the contradiction to increased aggression of European states and the USA in the Central American region, and the increase of Russian intellectuals’ emigration, resettlement of religious groups of the Old Russian sectarians to the region. At the turn of 19th – 20th centuries many Russian travelers and writers, such as S.D. Protopopov and K.D. Balmont, visited Mexico for the purpose of studying the culture of ancients Indians, who lived in Central America during many centuries before the Spanish colonization. Besides of the impressions on ancient Indian culture, these travelers described the life of ordinary Mexican people of that time. They mentioned their poverty and hopelessness in the years of Porfirio Dias’s dictatorship. Nevertheless, political and cultural contacts had begun to established in the late 19th century between the Russian Empire and Mexico, because after the Crimean War the Mexico’s interest to Russians increased. In addition, Russia tried to strengthen its position in Central American region. In total, these factors had led to the strengthening of political, social and cultural contacts between Russia and Mexico.

  14. Laps(epõlv 19. sajandi teise poole Eestis omaelulooliste tekstide näitel. Child(hood in 19th Century Estonia: a Study of Autobiographical Texts

    Ave Mattheus


    Full Text Available In this article I discuss autobiographical texts which focus on children and childhood in late 19th century Estonia. Childhood memories as well as other autobiographical material became popular in Estonia in the 1920s-1930s, when most of the studied works--the memoirs by Anna Haava, Mait Metsanurk, Jaan Lattik, Jaan Vahtra, Friedebert Tuglas, August Kitzberg and Marta Sillaots--were written. Some texts come from the 19th century (e.g. Lilli Suburg’s autobiographical works or early 20th century (e.g. manuscripts by Hans Leoke, and Johannes Kõrv. Childhood as described in these autobiographical texts covers a period of circa 1850-1900, and the majority of the authors come from the families of South-Estonian peasants or manorial servants. In addition to being written in Estonian and having the same theme, they were all also written by authors of fiction for children or by people who had close contact with children, such as schoolteachers. The article offers a novel approach in the Estonian context by presenting a typology of childhood stories and looking at childhood recollections as an important part of childhood studies. The researchers of childhood investigate how society understands and values children and childhood, what children’s everyday life is like, what possibilities there are for development and if there exists a specific children’s culture in society (such as clothing, food, language, leisure activities, or independent creative work. Childhood studies as a separate discipline does not exist in Estonia, although some important works have been published by educational scholars and art historians. The autobiographical texts under discussion show that in the late 19th century, the majority of Estonian children lived in the countryside in patriarchal families, and childhood was short because children had to help their parents with farmwork quite early, at the age of six. The boundary of childhood was around the age of 10-11, when

  15. Peter Mark Roget: physician, scientist, systematist; his thesaurus and his impact on 19th-century neuroscience.

    Kruger, Lawrence; Finger, Stanley


    Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869) is best known for his Thesaurus, a project completed late in his long life. He trained as a physician, practiced medicine, and was interested in many branches of science. Much of his life was dedicated to the systematization of knowledge and identifying relationships. Although not an experimentalist in the modern sense of the word, he contributed to "neuroscience" in journal and encyclopaedia articles, as well as in books and lectures. He wrote extensively on comparative physiology, sensory systems, phrenology, optics, and various disorders affecting the nervous system. He viewed his two-volume Bridgewater Treatise of 1834 as his most significant achievement, turning to physiology and comparative anatomy to argue that God's existence can be seen in how living forms and their components are designed. Roget was active in many scholarly organizations, most notably the Royal Society of London, where he served for more than two decades as its secretary before "retiring" to pursue his Thesaurus.

  16. Neue Perspektiven auf die Lehrtätigkeit von Frauen im 19. Jahrhundert New Perspectives on Women’s Teaching in the 19th Century

    Hans-Martin Moderow


    Full Text Available Durch eine differenzierte Auswertung von 32 Autobiographien von lehrenden Frauen aus dem Deutschland des 19. Jahrhunderts eröffnet die Verfasserin neue Perspektiven. In ihrer vergleichenden und differenzierenden Darstellung wird deutlich, dass Frauen in weit stärkerem Maße als bisher angenommen lehrend tätig waren. Dabei nimmt die Verfasserin auch die nichtschulische Arbeit in den Blick.Wedel’s differentiated evaluation of 32 autobiographies of teaching women in 19th century Germany opens new perspectives. Wedel’s comparative and differentiating description renders clear that women teachers were much more common than previously assumed. Wedel’s analysis also includes women’s teaching outside of scholarly institutes.

  17. Preconditions and Reasons of Religions Educational and Missionary Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Late 19th – Early 20th Centuries

    Yelena D. Mikhailova


    Full Text Available The article is devoted to studying the reasons and preconditions for religions, educational and missionary activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Basing on the archive records, the author shows that most important preconditions for enhancing religions – educational activities were the following: the destruction of traditional patriarchal life of the masses, which was based on religions values, the need to overcome “religions ignorance” of a significant part of Orthodox population, the rapid religions dissent in the Russian Empire. Analysis of reasons for their wide spread shows that it wasn’t the cause of foreign influence or any kind of social protest. Studying contemporary opinions as well as specific facts of provincial parish life led to the conclusion that there existed a wide complex of preconditions that influenced the growth of “protest” forms of religion.

  18. The communities and the comuni: The implementation of administrative reforms in the Fiemme Valley (Trentino, Italy during the first half of the 19th century

    Giacomo Bonan


    Full Text Available This paper examines transformations in the common management of lands in a valley of the Trentino Alps during the process of Austro-Hungarian state centralization in the first half of 19th century. The main aspects of this process involved an administrative transformation that led to the abolition of all legal and institutional competences of the rural communities and their replacement with modern municipal corpora-tions, and new forest legislation. The hypothesis proposed here is that state intervention did not cause the end of common institutions, but in-stead caused a general redefinition of who could use these lands and how these lands could be used. These transformations were not simple top-down impositions, but the results of conflicts and negotiations with-in local communities and between them and the central government.

  19. On the telescopic disks of stars - a review and analysis of stellar observations from the early 17th through the middle 19th centuries

    Graney, Christopher M


    Since the dawn of telescopic astronomy astronomers have observed and measured the "spurious" telescopic disks of stars, generally reporting that brighter stars have larger disks than fainter stars. Early observers such as Galileo Galilei interpreted these disks as being the physical bodies of stars; later observers such as William Herschel understood them to be spurious; some, such as Christian Huygens, argued that stars show no disks at all. In the early 19th century George B. Airy produced a theoretical explanation of star images sufficient to explain all historical observations, but astronomers were slow to fully recognize this. Even today conventional wisdom concerning stars and telescopes stands at odds to both historical observations and Airy's theory. We give a detailed analysis of both historical observations and Airy's theory, illustrating how Airy's theory explains the historical observations, from Galileo to Huygens to Herschel. We argue that the observations themselves appear in all cases to be va...

  20. Die Entstehung des „Judenbildes“ in den Alltagsmedien des 19. Jahrhunderts The Formation of Antisemitic Sterotypes in Press-Media of the 19th Century

    Ute Wrocklage


    Full Text Available In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts beginnen, Illustratoren und Zeichner von Bildwitzen und Karikaturen das stereotype und in der Folge antisemitische Bild vom Juden herauszubilden. Es findet schnell Eingang in die illustrierten Zeitschriften und Bilderbögen der Zeit. In diesen drei untersuchten Bildmedien kennzeichnen neben der Physiognomie diskriminierende Attribute den Juden als Typus. Dieser Entwicklung und der Herausbildung der Stereotype zum antisemitischen Judenbild geht die Arbeit nach.The stereotypes of Jews are developed in visual jokes and caricatures in the second half of 19th century. Immediately they were copied in illustrated magazines and picture-sheets of that period. Within these three visual mediums some attributes characterise the Jewish figure beside its physiognomy. The book follows the stereotypes’ development and formation into the anti-Semitic picture.

  1. Face facts: a history of physiognomy from ancient Mesopotamia to the end of the 19th century.

    Jenkinson, J


    Inscribed on the face is a code, the translation of which has entertained and eluded humankind for many centuries. The practice of reading the face dates back as early as the paleobabylonian period in Mesopotamia. It wasn't until much later, however, that this ancient tradition was named.

  2. Das Schmugglerschiff "Catharina Maria" - eine dänische Jacht aus dem 19. Jahrhundert (The smuggling vessel "Catharina Maria" – a Danish yacht from the 19th century.

    Florian Huber


    Full Text Available Between 2008 and 2012 a wooden shipwreck from the 19th century was located and recorded at the eastern entrance of the Kiel Firth at a depth of 18 metres. As a result of the investigation conducted by the Study Group for Maritime and Limnic Archaeology (AMLA based at the Institute of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Archaeology, University of Kiel, the wreck can presumably be identified as the historically known yacht „Catharina Maria“, the owner of which was the Danish merchant and smuggler Christian Pedersen Norsk from Langeland. He was well-known for trading gunpowder to Lübeck and smuggling coffee in the western Baltic Sea region. According to the accident report, the 15 metre vessel sank in June 1893 during good weather without any information about the possible causes. At the time of sinking, the ship carried Faxechalk from the Danish Island Zealand. Although yachts were typical coastal vessels in the 18th and 19th centuries, little is known about the structural development, the rigging and the spread of this type of vessel and its importance for shipping in the western Baltic Sea region. The infestation of the shipwreck with the shipworm Teredo navalis and the ongoing destruction of the ship´s stock anchor clearly show that modern shipwrecks are endangered. Besides the Swedish warship “Hedwig Sophia” and the Danish warship “Lindormen”, the Danish yacht “Catharina Maria” is the third wreck, which could recently be investigated and identified on the coast of Schleswig-Holstein.

  3. The organisation of solfège pedagogy in Serbia from the second half of the 19th century until today - achievements and attainments

    Parezanović Kristina


    Full Text Available This research focuses on the development of art music, music pedagogy and teaching solfège in Serbia in the long period stretching from the second half of the 19th century until the present day. In this article I present a chronology of the institutionalisation of the music education system in Serbia; then, I discuss the origins of the influence of Western European artistic-pedagogical practices on Serbian teaching, through the testimonies by Stevan Hristić, Berthold Hartmann, Miloje Milojević, Stanislav Vinaver, Milan Grol and others. I finish with the presentation of the most important Serbian music pedagogues and their achievements in the period before World War II (Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac, Isidor Bajić, Miloje Milojević, Miodrag Vasiljević in parallel with the results and practices of the Western European and global music pedagogy. My goal is to observe Serbian approaches to music pedagogy in relation to the question of the possibilities, realistic or hypothetical, to use the educational principles which were in expansion in Europe at the end of the 19 th and beginning of the 20th centuries in Serbian music pedagogy. After examining the methods of teaching solfège in the period from the end of World War II until today, I conclude that Serbia has developed its own pedagogic style (even though it is based on the complementarity of several autochthonous and foreign methodical solutions, built upon and supperted by the experience and knowledge of Serbian and foreign attainments in music pedagogy.

  4. [The physician between the ideal and reality: medical profession and popular attitude towards health and medicine in the 19th century].

    Zeleznik, Urska


    This paper studies the attitude of the society towards the medical profession, which was torn between high social expectations and ideals and medical practice confronted with real-life obstacles. In the 19th century, the physician's position was still precarious and called for a renegotiation in the community. Physician's work was faced with people's distrust and resistance, superstitions and prejudices, folk medicine and religion. Even such ideal qualities as dignity, conscientiousness, and courage, would quickly be called into question by events such as epidemics. Particularly in 19th century rural areas, the physician's position was far from acknowledged and official medicine had yet to win people's trust. This paper explores the polyvalent attitude of people towards medicine and health. It investigates the discourse used to describe health and medicine in daily press, professional and popular literature, as well as in official medical documents of the time. It shows a long struggle of public health care to gain people's approval. During cholera epidemics, which apart from presenting serious threat to human life were an opportunity for medicine to win people's trust and obedience, the attitude towards health gradually began to change. To some extent this was a result of medical advances, new scientific discoveries, and increasing success in abating the epidemics. At the same time, as the society became more secular, medicine slowly gained people's trust and gradually replaced the healing methods of folk medicine. Health was less and less understood as a result of God's will and mercy, and the attitude towards disease began to evolve from passive resignation to an active battle for health.

  5. The Ambivalence of a Port-City. The Jews of Trieste from the 19th to the 20th Century

    Tullia Catalan


    Full Text Available This article stems from a key question: was Habsburg Trieste truly a cosmopolitan and tolerant city? Building upon the interpretative category of "port Jews", established by David Sorkin and Lois C. Dubin, this study examines the social, economic and political behaviour of the Triestine Jews in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, and conducts a comparison with the other religious minorities present in the Adriatic port during this period: Greeks, Protestants, Serbians and Armenians. The picture which emerges allows for the proposition of a new interpretative model, that of the "port-merchant." The second part of the article focuses on the second half of the nineteenth-century, when the model of Trieste as a tolerant city was challenged by the nationalist fights between Italians and Slovenians, and by the political antisemitism. The city lost its capacity to include the 'Other', and was rapidly transformed into a genuine breeding-ground of Italian racism.

  6. From sermons in stone to studies in science: The transformation of 19th-century juvenile natural history

    Dyson, Jon-Paul Charles

    This dissertation seeks to explain the social, cultural, and economic factors that transformed the ways nineteenth-century American children learned about, encountered, and understood the natural world. It highlights the interests, tastes, and fears of the middle-class as key factors in the transformation of children's relationship to nature. Developments such as the quest for gentility and refinement, the evolution of religious practices and beliefs, the print revolution, the popularity of Romanticism, the marginalization of women, the rise of professionalization, the impact of industrialization, and the growth of cities all helped shape nineteenth-century children's relationship to nature. For much of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries adults had taught children to see nature as a world of wonders in which God acted out his Providential design. During the early republic, however, Americans, especially women, increasingly valued more refined and genteel interpretations of nature that invoked discrete segments of nature for their ability to cultivate morals, evidence the existence of God, and mold children's behavior. The print revolution that swept America during this period abetted this process. During the second quarter of the nineteenth century, increasing numbers of adults began to use religious publications, schoolbooks, literature, and domestic amusements to involve children with the natural world in ways that were variously religious or Romantic. As a result nature became an accepted and valued segment of middle-class life. Ironically, however, these efforts also helped separate religious from secular interpretations of nature, and changes in fashions, literary techniques, and parenting techniques allowed children more autonomy to interpret nature as they wished. In the last half of the nineteenth century, adults continued to rely on nature as a means of training up children in the ways they should go. Writers, teachers, and reformers increasingly

  7. [Effects of physics on development of optometry in the United States from the late 19th to the mid 20th century].

    Kim, Dal-Young


    In this paper, it was studied how physics affected development of optometry in the United States, from aspects of formation and academization of optometry. It was also revealed that history of optometry was analogous to history of engineering. Optics in the 19th century was divided into electromagnetic study of light and visual optics. Development of the visual optics promoted professionalization of ophthalmology that had already started in the 18th century. The visual optics also stimulated formation of optometry and optometrists body in the late 19th century of the United States. The American optometrists body were originated from opticians who had studied visual optics. Publication of several English academic textbooks on visual optics induced appearance of educated opticians (and jewelers). They acquired a right to do the eye examination in the early 20th century after C. F. Prentice's trial in 1897, evolving into optometrists. The opticians could be considered as craftsmen, and they were divided into (dispensing) opticians and optometrists. Such history of American optometrists body is analogous to that of engineers body in the viewpoints of craftsmen origin and separation from craftsmen. Engineers were also originated from educated craftsmen, but were separated from craftsmen when engineering was built up. Education system and academization of optometry was strongly influenced by physics, too. When college education of optometry started at American universities, it was not belonged to medical school but to physics department. Physics and optics were of great importance in curriculum, and early faculty members were mostly physicists. Optometry was academized in the 1920s by the college education, standardization of curriculum, and formation of the American Academy of Optometry. This is also analogous to history of engineering, which was academized by natural sciences, especially by mathematics and physics. The reason why optometry was academized not by

  8. 简述19世纪英国的均势战略%Review on British Power Balance Strategy in the 19th Century

    徐瑞雪; 鲍永娟


    英国的均势战略逐渐形成于16世纪,经过几个世纪的运用发展,在19世纪达到成熟。在这一时期内,英国不论是哪个君主在位、哪个政党当政,在对外活动中一直坚持均势战略,即“干预欧陆政治,防止出现压倒一切的大陆霸主,在必要时不惜投入战争摧毁大陆霸权势力。”%British power balance strategy evolved in the 16th century and has reached maturity in the 19th century through sev-eral centuries of application and development.During this period,no matter what the British monarch reign and which the party in power,the external balance of strategic activities has always insisted that "European political intervention to prevent overri-ding continental hegemony,when necessary,destroye the continental hegemony forces into the war.

  9. From port city to the port as a multifunctional space. The Gran Caribe ports in the 19th century.

    Sergio Paolo Solano D.


    Full Text Available In this article I study the problem about the port area importance and its impacts on social and cultural arrangement of maritime and river cities. My idea is focused on small areas located in the historic centers that hold port activities and labors that ruled the whole life of these populations. These areas were vital but due to new activities, urban and population growth in the first half of the 20th century, they were taken to the cities’ outskirts and were isolated from other urban areas and activities that had been with for several centuries.The main argument of this paper says that in comparison to Mediterranean cities that were organized around the main square, port cities had duality between the space for important people, civil and ecclesiastical authorities as a residence place, and because of that for social control. The port main square was built from down to up by its somehow multifunctionality. The port importance in urban life was because of the activities diversity it had, as it was a working, cultural exchange, and marketplace place, as well as entertainment and leisure site. This marked the society ports in a unique way as it defined different social, cultural, labor dynamics from Mediterranean cities.

  10. The Welfare Culture. Poetics of Comfort in Architecture of the 19th and 20th-centuries

    Eduardo Prieto González


    Full Text Available AbstractArchitectural history of the last two centuries shows that welfare, far from being a purely technical issue – a balance between weather and the physiological human constants – is a culturally constructed idea concerning diverse factors, such as the relationship between space and human body or the ways of conceiving nature in architecture. However, the notion of comfort has not received the historiographical attention it deserves, hence the need for a new perspective, aesthetic and multidisciplinary in nature. Such a view is discussed in this article through a brief and partial history of comfort that addresses the different meanings assigned to the concept over the past two centuries, in accordance with a kind of 'poetics': the longstanding poetics of fire, linked the regenerative comfort; the poetics of hygiene and habitat, developed during modernity as a scientifistic dogma and as an aesthetic alibi, and, finally, the poetics of atmospheres, which accounts for contemporary concerns about perception, memory and sociability. From this historical review we can conclude that welfare is not an objectifiable concept, nor an idea synthesized in the technician or scientist test tubes, but a complex notion consisting of several intertwined layers: physiological, constructive, aesthetic, existential, social. The history of comfort is, thus, a sort of small version of the history of culture.Key wordscomfort, architecture, hygiene, habitat, atmosphere

  11. The Spanish royal philanthropic expedition to bring smallpox vaccination to the New World and Asia in the 19th century.

    Franco-Paredes, Carlos; Lammoglia, Lorena; Santos-Preciado, José Ignacio


    The New World was ravaged by smallpox for several centuries after the Spanish conquest. Jenner's discovery of the smallpox vaccine made possible the prevention and control of smallpox epidemics. In response to a large outbreak of smallpox in the Spanish colonies, King Charles IV appointed Francisco Xavier de Balmis to lead an expedition that would introduce Jenner's vaccine to these colonies. During the journey, the vaccine was kept viable by passing it from arm to arm in orphaned children, who were brought along expressly for that purpose and remained under the care of the orphanage's director. This expedition was the first large scale mass vaccination of its kind. The historic legacy of this pioneering event in international health should be revisited in the current era of persistent inequalities in global health.

  12. [The transformation of the dental services market and the battle over a monopoly in 19th century dental practice].

    Carvalho, Cristiana Leite


    The article analyzes the process by which dentistry acquired the status of a profession. The setting is the mid-nineteenth-century United States, where the West's first professional dental organizations were founded, and the focus is on some aspects of the development of a dental market and on the professional disputes among practitioners of the dental trade, who wanted a monopoly within this field of knowledge. Certain outside factors played a major role in the emergence of the profession, including changes in patterns of sugar consumption (which spread dental caries disease throughout society) as well as the expansion of the dental service market. The subsequent proliferation of distinct groups of dental practitioners--both qualified and unqualified to practice dentistry--and their competition for a place in the dental market reflect the battle waged to establish jurisdiction in this field and the emergence of dentistry as a 'modern profession'.

  13. Living acts of dead bodies: Death and religion of the nation in Serbia in 19th century

    Pavićević Aleksandra


    Full Text Available It is widely known and has been more or less elaborated in scientific literature that return to religion in the area of former SFRY was conducted hand-in-hand with the development of the new national states and establishment of new/old ethnic borders and identities. This is why it is logical that this phenomenon is frequently qualified as the religion of the nation and nationalism. However, this qualification frequently lacks insight into the fact that return to religion also meant increased interest in religious teachings and dogmas, as well as greater attendance at Church rituals. Even though it is certain that, among the large percentage of those who declared themselves as Orthodox Serbs during the last Census, a very small number of them are actually active believers; thus, the evident restoration of the internal, liturgical life of the Church suggests certain issues and advises prudence in labeling modern forms of religiousness and the role of the Church in their development. Historical conditions which led to the phenomenon of religion of the nation in Serbia in 19 century justify the hypothesis that religion of the nation was not, and still is not, something to have sprouted out under the auspices of the Church, but that it has occurred as a state/secular ideological project, whose links to religion are of purely non-religious nature. In order to corroborate this statement, I will try to determine and show what was in the basis of this secular religion of 19 century, and answer the question relating to the manner in which its content was shaped. I will do this based on an analysis of political use of dead bodies, i.e. relocation of mortal remains of Vuk Karadžić from Vienna to Belgrade, and restoration of the grave of Dositej Obradović, which was performed on the same occasion.

  14. From the Island of the Blue Dolphins: A unique 19th century cache feature from San Nicolas Island, California

    Erlandson, Jon M.; Thomas-Barnett, Lisa; Vellanoweth, René L.; Schwartz, Steven J.; Muhs, Daniel R.


    A cache feature salvaged from an eroding sea cliff on San Nicolas Island produced two redwood boxes containing more than 200 artifacts of Nicoleño, Native Alaskan, and Euro-American origin. Outside the boxes were four asphaltum-coated baskets, abalone shells, a sandstone dish, and a hafted stone knife. The boxes, made from split redwood planks, contained a variety of artifacts and numerous unmodified bones and teeth from marine mammals, fish, birds, and large land mammals. Nicoleño-style artifacts include 11 knives with redwood handles and stone blades, stone projectile points, steatite ornaments and effigies, a carved stone pipe, abraders and burnishing stones, bird bone whistles, bone and shell pendants, abalone shell dishes, and two unusual barbed shell fishhooks. Artifacts of Native Alaskan style include four bone toggling harpoons, two unilaterally barbed bone harpoon heads, bone harpoon fore-shafts, a ground slate blade, and an adze blade. Objects of Euro-American origin or materials include a brass button, metal harpoon blades, and ten flaked glass bifaces. The contents of the cache feature, dating to the early-to-mid nineteenth century, provide an extraordinary window on a time of European expansion and global economic development that created unique cultural interactions and social transformations.

  15. PROYECTOS DE LA ELITE CHILENA DEL SIGLO XIX (II Chile’s 19th century elite’s projects

    Jorge Pinto Rodríguez


    Full Text Available En esta parte se expone que en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX los debates entre liberales y conservadores estuvieron marcados por temas asociados a la educación, la política inmigratoria, la acción del gobierno frente a los conflictos sociales y la relación del Estado con la Iglesia; pero, nunca se cuestionó el modelo social que se impuso en el país después de la Independencia. La elite, más allá de sus debates políticos, pudo así soslayar el sostenimiento del Estado, viviendo de los ingresos que generaban los productos que exportaba, sin pagar impuestos y sin modernizar sus faenas agrícolas y mineras.Here we propose that during the second half of the XIX Century, the debates between liberals and conservatives were marked by themes associated to education, immigration policy, the actions of the government toward social conflicts, and the relationship between the State and the Church; however, the social model that was imposed on the country after Independence was never questioned. The elite, beyond their political debates, was able in that way to circumvent the State, living by the income generated by the products that they exported, without paying taxes and without modernizing their agricultural and mining enterprises.

  16. Pathfinders in oncology from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 19th century.

    Hajdu, Steven I


    During the 3 centuries reviewed herein, all that was known regarding cancer was limited to Italy, France, Germany, and England. Practically nothing was written about cancer in the rest of the known world, including the newly discovered geographic areas in the Americas, Africa, and Australia. The 7 pioneer physicians considered in this review lived through some of the most turbulent geopolitical, social, and religious upheavals that Europe had experienced during the Renaissance. Despite their diverse social, political, and religious backgrounds and disparate personalities, they were united in their commitment to the advancement of medicine and oncology and to spreading knowledge through printed texts. Collectively, they established the groundwork for modern anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pathology, surgical oncology, and chemotherapy. It perhaps is noteworthy that 5 of the 7 physicians who contributed the most to the advancement of surgery and surgical oncology served in various wars as army surgeons. Considering everything together, the refusal of physicians of this epoch to use the microscope is a historical enigma. Cancer 2017. © 2017 American Cancer Society.


    Natalia Egorovna Nikonova


    Full Text Available The article reconstructs the history of creative communication between the German romanticist, J. Kerner (1786-1862, and V.A. Zhukovsky (1783-1852, a Russian poet, cultural and political figure and mentor of Alexander II. It also introduces the first edition of German authorized translations of Zhukovsky’s works, «Ostergabe für das Jahr 1850» (Baden-Baden, 1850, as well as a separate edition and the result of this international cooperation, «Das Märchen von Iwan Zarewitsch und dem grauen Wolf», which became popular in Germany.Purpose: The purpose of the article is to reconstruct the context of international co-operation in editing practice between V.A. Zhukovsky, a Russian poet and mentor of the impe-rial family, and a famous German romanticist, mystic and lite-rary man J. Kerner.Methodology. The research methodology combines culture-historical, problem-chronological and historico-genetical analysis methods.Results. The study ascertains new important facts of Russian-German co-operation, as well as introduces new sources of fundamental importance that may play a significant role for researchers and publishers dealing with V.A. Zhukovsky’s heritage.Practical implications. The findings allow to widen and deepen the knowledge of Russian romanticism, V.A. Zhukovsky’s creative biography and heritage, as well as the character of Russian-West-European intercultural contacts in the XIX century; the research findings can be used in teaching various disciplines of the historic-literary, translation and culturological profiles.

  18. Christian Theodor Vaupell, a Danish 19th century naturalist and a pioneering developer of the Quaternary geoscience

    J. K. Nielsen


    Full Text Available Christian Theodor Vaupell (1821–1862 was a Danish scholar with pioneering investigations particularly on the late Quaternary development of bog forests, but also microscopy of plant anatomy and vegetative reproduction. His studies contributed to the early scientific thinking of the Quaternary environmental changes. Before his academic efforts, he had already survived the war between Prussia and Denmark albeit he became severely wounded and his left arm was amputated. The drama of his academic efforts, on the other hand, lies in the more or less suspicious dispute of his first doctoral thesis and his dismissal from the academic world during the following years. At the same time, he earned praise for his first thesis (never accepted as thesis but published as a regular book from abroad; he was also able to attract private foundations for financial support of his scientific work. Following the enthusiasm of his time, Vaupell became attracted to the pine megafossils known to have been preserved in the bogs in north-west Europe. The megafossils led him to study not only the life systems of the ancient and modern bog forests but also their associations with Earth processes. As an interesting detail of his research, Vaupell made compound interpretations on the occurrence of megafossil stumps and their tree-ring growth patterns. In the course of the 20th century, Vaupell's studies have been cited as a general reference of post-glacial vegetation change and plant succession rather than clearly pioneering investigations of palaeoecology, an angle that we would like put into a contrasting perspective. To do so, we provide a brief portrait of Christian Vaupell and his research career. In conclusion, we wish to emphasize the comprehensiveness of Vaupell's views on the late Quaternary vegetation changes and the role of plant succession in that development.

  19. Manuel Tamayo y Baus’s Un Drama Nuevo (1867 and the Reception of Hamlet in 19th-Century Spain

    Rocío G. Sumillera


    Full Text Available The present article discusses how Tamayo y Baus appropriates and refashions in Un drama nuevo (1867 the figures of Shakespeare and Yorick, as well as different elements of a number of tragedies by Shakespeare (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, in order to render homage to Shakespearean drama by means of a play that, even if set at the beginning of 17th-century England, particularly addresses the tastes and concerns of 19th-century Spanish audiences. Additionally, this article considers the extent to which the contemporary audience of Tamayo y Baus was acquainted with Shakespeare and Hamlet, taking into account both the translations into Spanish of the play and its performances in Spain up until 1867. The purpose of such an analysis is to speculate on the reception and interpretation of Un drama nuevo at the time of its release, and on the role it had in raising or renewing interest in Hamlet within the Spanish-speaking world.

  20. A Bibliographic Note and Table on Mid-19th to Mid-20th Century Western Travelogues and Research Reports on Gansu and Qinghai

    Bianca Horrleman


    Full Text Available Bianca Horrleman. 2015. A Bibliographic Note and Table on Mid-19th to Mid-20th Century Western Travelogues and Research Reports on Gansu and Qinghai in Gerald Roche, Keith Dede, Fernanda Pirie, and Benedict Copps (eds Asian Highlands Perspectives 37 Centering the Local, A Festschrift for Dr. Charles Kevin Stuart on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, 36-38. Starting from the late nineteenth century, northwest China, Eastern Turkestan (modern Xinjiang, and eastern Tibet became increasingly attractive destinations for foreign travelers and explorers. There was a veritable 'run' on the region, which was deemed one of the last blank spots on world maps. In addition, northwest China, Tibet, and Eastern Turkestan received special attention because of competition between the British and Russian empires as part of what is known as the Great Game in Central Asia. This caused other European countries such as France, Belgium, and Germany to fear that they would miss out on new geographic and scientific discoveries. Apart from geo-political, economic, and archeological incentives, Tibetan Buddhism also attracted considerable interest, although mostly on a 'touristic', rather than an academic, level.

  1. Causes of the rich flood period recorded in the South of Europe in the middle of the 19th century

    Llasat, Maria-Carmen; Barrera-Escoda, Antonio; Brázdil, Rudolf; Kiss, Andrea; Coeur, Denis; Lang, Michel


    At the end of the Little Ice Age an increase in flood frequency and impacts was produced in the Southwest of Europe. In France, the Loire River recorded three extreme floods on the years 1846, 1856 and 1866, while the Tech River and the Têt River recorded other important events on 1842 and 1843. This last one was more spread and also affected the Aude River that recorded other remarkable floods in 1858 and 1862. The Ardèche River recorded seven flood events between 1846 and 1861 (Lang et al, 2001) and some of these events also affected the Drac and Isère Rivers, with more than 20 flood events in Grenoble (Coeur, 2003). The Rhone River was also recorded extreme floods (2003). In Spain, more than 60 flood events were recorded in Catalonia on the period 1840-1870 (Llasat et al, 2005), but also the Duero River in the western part of the Iberian Peninsula, and the Turia, Jucar and Ebro Rivers in the Eastern part of the same experienced catastrophic floods. The contribution analyses the causes that have produced this anomalous flood period, with particular consideration to the fact that the usual meteorological situations associated to heavy rainfalls and floods in these regions and catchments are not the same, and that during this period land uses, urban planning and vulnerability experienced important changes. Potential changes in flood seasonality will be also considered. Early instrumental data collected on the framework of the European Project SPHERE and the Spanish National Project RAMSHES, between others and public information like 20th century reanalysis (Compo et al, 2011) will be also considered to reconstruct the meteorological patterns. Recent research on the impact of solar variability and teleconnections will be discussed, giving in mind the apparently contradictions between the dominant NAOI values during this period and the usual atmospheric circulation pattern associated to floods nowadays. Finally, a comparison with flood events recorded in the same

  2. Human impacts of hydrometeorological extremes in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands derived from documentary sources in the 18th-19th centuries

    Dolák, Lukáš; Brázdil, Rudolf; Valášek, Hubert


    The extent of damage caused by hydrometeorological events or extremes (HME) has risen up in the entire world in the last few years. Especially the floods, flash floods, torrential rains and hailstorms are the most typical and one of the most frequent kind of natural disasters in the central Europe. Catastrophes are a part of human history and people were forced to cope with their consequences (e. g. material damage, economical losses, impacts on agriculture and society or losses of human lives). This paper analyses the human impacts of HME in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands (central part of the Czech Republic) on the basis of documentary sources from the 18th-19th centuries. The paper presents various negative impacts of natural disasters on lives and property and subsequent inconveniences of Czech peasants. The preserved archival documents of estates or domains became the primary sources of data (e. g. taxation reliefs, damaged records, reports of afflicted farmers, administrative correspondence etc.). Particularly taxation reliefs relate to taxation system in the Czech lands during the 17th-19th centuries allowing to farmers to ask for tax alleviation when their crops were significantly damaged by any HME. These archival documents are a highly valuable source for the study of human impacts of natural disasters. Devastating consequences of these extremes affected individual farmers much more than the aristocracy. Floods caused inundations of farmer's fields, meadows, houses and farm buildings, washed away the arable land with crops, caused losses of cattle, clogged the land with gravel and mud and destroyed roads, bridges or agricultural equipment. Afflicted fields became worthless and it took them many years to become became fertile again. Crop was also damaged by hailstorms, droughts or late/early frosts. All these events led to lack of food and seeds in the following year and it meant the decrease of living standard, misery and poverty of farmers. Acquired

  3. The Ukrainian community of Western Siberia: specific features of formation and development in the 2nd half of the 19th – early 20th century

    Vladimir N. Shaidurov


    Full Text Available The agrarian crisis in the European part of the Russian Empire in the middle of the 20th century seriously impeded agricultural progress. Agrarian overpopulation and peasants deprived of land in the course of the peasant reform of 1861 further aggravated the negative situation in the governorates of Central Russia, Belarus, and left-bank Ukraine. These factors provided fertile soil for migratory sentiments among peasants. It was resettlement in vacant lands in the Asiatic Russia and North Caucasus, which allowed most of them to preserve their homesteads. In the 2nd half of the 19th – early 20th century, Ukrainian peasants were actively engaged in the migration movement which was supported by the state. One of the main placement areas became Western Siberia where a large Ukrainian peasant community was formed. The history of research on the Ukrainian community in Western Siberia is fragmentary, as many aspects remain unstudied. Hence, the article focuses on the following questions: causes of the Ukrainian migration to the border lands of the Russian Empire; stages in the migration; main areas where Ukrainians resided in Siberia; population dynamics of the Ukrainian community; adaptation patterns specific for Ukrainian migrants in their new places of residence; their role in the economic life of Siberia in the early 20th century. This article utilizes primary data from the All-Russian Agricultural and Land Census of 1917, which have been introduced for scientific use for the first time. As the methodological basis, the study draws on the system approach combining regional, neo-imperial and comparative principles.

  4. Toomas Siitan, Kristel Pappel, Anu Sõõro (Hrsg.). Musikleben des 19. Jahrhunderts im nördlichen Europa = 19th-century musical life in Nothern Europe / Karsten Brüggemann ; tõlkinud Anu Schaper

    Brüggemann, Karsten, 1965-


    Arvustus: Toomas Siitan, Kristel Pappel, Anu Sõõro (Hrsg.). Musikleben des 19. Jahrhunderts im nördlichen Europa = 19th-century musical life in Nothern Europe. Hildesheim/Zürich/New York : Georg Olms Verlag, 2010. (Studien und Materialien zur Musikwissenschaft ; 60)

  5. Development of Formal Agricultural Education in Canada (Based on the Analysis of Scientific Periodicals of the 19th – Early 20th Centuries

    Havrylenko Kateryna


    Full Text Available The article states that one of the world leaders in agricultural sector training is Canada, which has gained a great scientific and practical experience. The paper examines the role of periodicals of the 19th – early 20th centuries, preserved in the Canadian book funds for the establishment and development of formal agricultural education of this country and for the popularization of the scientific information among the general public. The impressive work of the Canadiana project on preservation of periodicals of the given period, launched by Canadian library collections has been emphasized. These periodical materials have been analyzed and an attempt of old agricultural publications classification has been made. The importance of comprehensive informational analysis of the existing periodicals roles for better understanding of the transformations and changes that have occurred in Canadian formal agricultural education has been outlined as well as the need of researching the role of universities in the scientific community of the past and of our time has been stressed. The importance of a detailed study of the saved periodicals for an objective analysis of contemporary formal agricultural education and its role in the society in order to improve the training of agricultural sector specialists in the country according to the best historical examples has been noted as well as the need in the retrospective analysis of higher education development in Canada for further implementation of the results into the national educational system has been indicated.

  6. Scientific Investigation of the Materials and Techniques Used in a 19th Century Egyptian Cemetery Wall Painting (Hawsh Al-Basha

    Sawsan Sayed DARWISH


    Full Text Available The present research was carried out to obtain more information on materials and painting techniques used in Egyptian wall paintings during the 19th century. The Hawsh al-Basha courtyard, dating back to Mohammed Ali's family period (1805-1952, was studied for this purpose. The obtained results will be used to set up a scientific plan for restoration and preservation. Pigments, including white zincite, earth green, blue synthetic ultramarine, yellow massicot, black a mixture of magnetite & graphite, brownish red lead and brass were identified. The binding medium in the painting was identified as animal glue. Two preparation layers were identified: the inner coarse ground layer, composed of gypsum as a major component, with calcite and small amounts of quartz and the outer, fine ground layer, composed of calcite only. Optical Microscopy (OM, Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersive X-ray Microanalysis (SEM-EDX, X-ray Diffraction (XRD and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy with Attenuation Total Reflection (FTIR-ATR were used in our study.

  7. [Insanity, life crises and longing for a "real life". On the discussion of deviant behavior and mental disorders in psychiatry of the 19th and 20th century].

    Kanis-Seyfried, Uta

    On insanity, life crises and the longing for a "right life". A contribution to the discussion on the deviant behavior and mental disorders in the psychiatry of the 19th and 20th centuries using the example of patient stories. History of psychiatry, understood as social and cultural history, provides the framework for this micro-historical article. Using the example of three patients treated in Wuerttemberg or Baden psychiatric asylums between 1875 and 1912, the article focuses on the critical analysis of types of asylums, their practices of admissions, therapies and power relations between patients and staff. Ways of thinking and acting, subjective experiences and emotions are exemplified by patient records, personal testimonials and contemporary publications again by patients and staff. The article examines options of patients to influence the institutional daily asylum routine against the background of its complexity and dynamics. Borders, manipulations, malingering and querulous paranoia are at stake here. Furthermore, the article reflects various forms of social interaction with the power regulating therapeutic and disciplinary aspects against the backdrop of the "canons of rules" of the asylum as well as the contemporary political and legal framework.

  8. The influence of 19th century Dutch Colonial Orientalism in spreading Kubah (Islamic Dome and Middle-Eastern architectural styles for mosques in Sumatra

    Kemas Ridwan Kurniawan


    Full Text Available This paper researches the possible representation of Orientalism and the spread of Middle Eastern inspired architecture in Indonesia, particularly in Dutch colonial practices in the 19th-century. It challenges the dominant opinion of the people that the Middle Eastern merchants in the East Indies were the only ones that introduced the use of kubah (dome shape to mosque architecture in Indonesia. Consequently, this paper has two objectives: firstly, by looking at the historical relationship between religious architecture and colonial politics, especially in the construction of the Baiturrahman Mosque in Aceh and secondly, by considering Orientalism (besides those beliefs existing in Moslem communities to be one of important intellectual agencies for mixing architectural cultural symbols. The socio-political narrative is analyzed in the context of an Indonesian-Islamic building typology and the relationship between space, people, power, and time. The research itself is based on literature searches specifically related to colonialism and orientalism, along with archive studies and field investigations, including interviews with related historical experts. In order to replace 'non-architectural' traditional roofs, which were considered as representing a less-developed civilization, Dutch political interests were instrumental in bringing the universally-styled Middle Eastern architectural elements into mosque architecture of the Netherland Indies. This political motivation ultimately led to the spread of kubah (dome as an architectonic element in Indonesian mosque architecture throughout the archipelago, specifically in Sumatra.

  9. Russia’s Regional Governance at the Change of Epochs: Administrative Reform Drafts in the Late 19th-Early 20th Centuries

    Sergey V. Lyubichankovskiy


    Full Text Available This article addresses the long and complex process of Russia’s government working out draft reforms aimed at transforming the country’s regional governance system in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Aware of the unsatisfactory state of affairs in the area of the organization and operation of the governorate administration, the supreme state authorities initiated the development of relevant reform, looking to not only engage representatives of the local bureaucratic elite in the process but take account of public opinion in respect of the principles of the set-up and activity of the regional administration. This article demonstrates that drafts developed during the late imperial period, which persistently sought to promote the idea of strengthening the governor’s authority and uniting the major governorate collegia into a single institution, fell short of being realized. This circumstance had a negative effect on the operation of the governor’s authority, which was clearly manifested in the extremely hard conditions of the February Revolution of 1917. The weakness of governorate rulers in combination with widespread “anti-governor” sentiment locally, expressed in the form of mass arrests of functionaries by the uprisen people, forced the Provisional Government to fully renounce the existing regional governance system by revoking the governor posts and handing authority over to the chairmen of the county councils.

  10. Structural and behavioural changes in the short term preventive check in the northwest Balkans in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Hammel, E A; Galloway, P R


    Fertility responded negatively to grain insufficiency (proxied by grain price increases), and mortality responded positively in Croatia-Slavonia-Srem in the 18th and 19th centuries, as in most of Europe. Shifts in the intensity and timing of these responses occurred over time as social and economic structures changed. Shifts in the elasticity of fertility with respect to grain supply inversely mimic and lag changes in the elasticity of mortality. Both appear to be induced by increasing land shortage, the collapse of feudalism, and differences in the patterns of adjustment to post-feudal conditions among former civil and military serfs. Generally, responses are stronger for civil and former civil serfs, who may have been in less favorable economic circumstances than the military. Fertility responses in the year of a price shock come to dominate those in the year following, suggesting a shift from contraception to abortion as economic and social conditions apparently worsened and strategies of control intensified. Analysis of monthly responses supports the conjecture based on the annual responses. The shift to the preventive check and strength of the preventive check in the same year as the price shock is unusual in Europe and beyond. Analysis is based on 25 parishes and employs lagged annual and monthly time series analysis with corrections for autocorrelation, in combination with ethnographic and historical data.

  11. A Model for the 19th Century Eruption of Eta Carinae: CSM Interaction Like a Scaled-Down Type IIn Supernova

    Smith, Nathan


    This paper proposes a simple model for the 19th century eruption of Eta Carinae that consists of two components: (1) a strong wind (MdotM=0.33 Msun/yr; v=200 km/s), blowing for 30 years, followed by (2) a 1e50 erg explosion in 1844. The ensuing collision between the fast ejecta and the CSM causes an increase in brightness observed at the end of 1844, followed by a sustained high-luminosity phase lasting for 10-15 years that matches the historical light curve. The emergent luminosity is powered by CSM interaction, analogous to the process in luminous Type IIn supernovae, except with 10 times lower explosion energy and at slower speeds (causing a longer duration and lower emergent luminosity). Such an explosive event provides a natural explanation for the light curve evolution, but also accounts for a number of puzzling attributes of the Homunculus nebula: (1) rough equipartition of total radiated and kinetic energy, (2) the double-shell structure of the Homunculus, (3) the apparent single age and Hubble-like f...


    Nikolay Brankov


    Full Text Available This article focuses on beginnings of the urban planning and first organized planning activities of Bulgarian cities at the turn of 19th and 20th centuries when many Czech engineers and architects participated in significantly. A common feature of all Bulgarian cities was irregular structure and build-up area. The main task of the Czech engineers was to cope with this situation and to design modern cities. In general, the original structure did not make planning easy and unambiguous. Planning of the cities destroyed in the Russian-Turkish war in 1877-78 was easier. A possibility to apply a new city structure freely existed in Stara Zagora and partially in Nova Zagora. A usual principle was straightening of the streets where the engineers used original street network and the new modern streets were built according to it, e.g. the centre of Kystendil and the old part of Nova Zagora. These principles were used also in some central parts of Sofia and Plovdiv. The city of Sofia itself is a distinctive example. Although the original structure was preserved during the war and in the first steps the principle of straightening of the streets in the centre was applied, the other parts of Sofia were designed with a new structure and the old city disappeared. Plovdiv is in contrary to Sofia and its original structure was preserved as an old city and the new one was joined to it in neighbourhoods.

  13. Understanding Edward Muybridge: historical review of behavioral alterations after a 19th-century head injury and their multifactorial influence on human life and culture.

    Manjila, Sunil; Singh, Gagandeep; Alkhachroum, Ayham M; Ramos-Estebanez, Ciro


    Edward Muybridge was an Anglo-American photographer, well known for his pioneering contributions in photography and his invention of the "zoopraxiscope," a forerunner of motion pictures. However, this 19th-century genius, with two original patents in photographic technology, made outstanding contributions in art and neurology alike, the latter being seldom acknowledged. A head injury that he sustained changed his behavior and artistic expression. The shift of his interests from animal motion photography to human locomotion and gait remains a pivotal milestone in our understanding of patterns in biomechanics and clinical neurology, while his own behavioral patterns, owing to an injury to the orbitofrontal cortex, remain a mystery even for cognitive neurologists. The behavioral changes he exhibited and the legal conundrum that followed, including a murder of which he was acquitted, all depict the complexities of his personality and impact of frontal lobe injuries. This article highlights the life journey of Muybridge, drawing parallels with Phineas Gage, whose penetrating head injury has been studied widely. The wide sojourn of Muybridge also illustrates the strong connections that he maintained with Stanford and Pennsylvania universities, which were later considered pinnacles of higher education on the two coasts of the United States.

  14. The networks of prostitution in the Spain of the 19th century. The city of Cartagena in the beginnings of the Restoration

    Pedro María EGEA BRUNO


    Full Text Available The regulation of the «old trade» was assumed during the 19th century by the local and provincial authorities. The surveillance on that group spread with particular emphasis during the period of the Restoration. Medical and police control, had become a way to discipline women and to control dangerous classes. The figure of the prostitute was, then, supported by the established power. Cartagena —military port and working nucleus— emerges as a pioneering model in such an intervention, when the profession was regulated in 1874 and it was established the register of prostitutes. The source gives us a whole series of considerations: the development in the family area, structure of the brothels, urban geography of the activity and the Spanish prostitution network connections. Other variables of interest are: marital status and age, while the previous occupation indicates us the majority presence of the popular classes. Anthometric parameters are also included from height to the eyes colour, appearing scars, which indicate violence of genre. The last point includes personal problems, which allows understanding their decisions and their experiences in life. Selling their bodies was the only possible option for many of them to face up misery. Genre and classes agreed in that exploitation.  

  15. Angelic iconographies of the 19th and 20th centuries in the Cimitero Acattolico of Rome: psychopomps, triumphants, mourners and seducers

    María Victoria Álvarez Rodríguez


    Full Text Available Traditionally it has been considered that the dual nature of angels, halfway between divinity and humanity, made them the most appropriate iconographic representations within the funerary context. Heirs of the marble sculptures that adorned the graves from the Renaissance, in the 19th century these effigies experienced a series of changes in their physical appearance that were closer and closer to the image that today we associate with contemporary cemeteries. This new iconography had a wide range of possibilities: psychopomps angels, triumphants angels, mourners angels... In this study we intend to draw an overview of the iconography present in the Cimitero Acattolico of Rome, one of the most unique places in the Eternal City due to the coexistence that was in it between the traditions of the various Protestant societies and the Catholic substrate in which they were immersed. The angels that adorn those graves also accuse this double influence, and serve as a perfect example of syncretism not only between religions but also between mentalities.

  16. Examining the ground layer of St. Anthony from Padua 19th century oil painting by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction

    Vančo, Ľubomír; Kadlečíková, Magdaléna; Breza, Juraj; Čaplovič, Ľubomír; Gregor, Miloš


    In this paper we studied the material composition of the ground layer of a neoclassical painting. We used Raman spectroscopy (RS) as a prime method. Thereafter scanning electron microscopy combined with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) were employed as complementary techniques. The painting inspected was of the side altar in King St. Stephen's Church in Galanta (Slovakia), signed and dated by Jos. Chr. Mayer 1870. Analysis was carried out on both covered and uncovered ground layers. Four principal compounds (barite, lead white, calcite, dolomite) and two minor compounds (sphalerite, quartz) were identified. This ground composition is consistent with the 19th century painting technique used in Central Europe consisting of white pigments and white fillers. Transformation of lead white occurred under laser irradiation. Subdominant Raman peaks of the components were measured. The observed results elucidate useful partnership of RS and SEM-EDS measurements supported by X-ray powder diffraction as well as possibilities and limitations of non-destructive analysis of covered lower layers by RS.

  17. A study of the German ‘Gothic’ 15th-century equestrian armour (A21) in the Wallace Collection, London

    Edge, David; Williams, Alan


    The most famous, indeed iconic, armour in the Wallace Collection, London, is the late 15th century German armour for man and horse (inventory number A21). Unfortunately for the historian of armour, it is also one of the most composite, having been assembled in its present form in the 19th century from elements of at least five armours. Archival research in the Wallace Collection has been combined with metallography in the Conservation Department to attempt to cast some further light upon its ...

  18. Source parameters of the major historical earthquakes in the Tien-Shan region from the late 19th to the early 20th century.

    Kulikova, Galina; Krüger, Frank


    The Tien-Shan is one of the largest mountain belts in the world. Its deformation is dominated by intermontane basins bounded by active thrust and reverse faulting. The Tien-Shan mountain belt is characterized by a very high rate of seismicity along its margins as well as within the Tien-Shan interior. The study area of the here presented work, the western part of the Tien-Shan region, is currently seismically active with small and moderate sized earthquakes. However, at the end of 19th beginning of 20th century, this region was struck by a remarkable series of large magnitude (M>7) earthquakes, two of them reached magnitude 8. These large earthquakes occurred before the global digital seismic network was installed and therefore were recorded only by analog seismic instruments. The processing of the analog is complicated especially due to the digitization of the records - a very time-consuming and delicate part. Therefore a special set of techniques is developed and modern methods are adapted for the digitized instrumental data analysis. Here presented study evaluates the impact of large magnitude M>7.0 earthquakes, in the Tien-Shan region, on the overall regional tectonics. It also investigates the accuracy of previously estimated source parameters for those earthquakes, which were mainly based on macroseismic observations, and re-estimate them based on the instrumental data. Ten strongest and most interesting historical earthquakes in Tien-Shan region are analyzed with in presented work. With the developed techniques, the source parameters of these major earthquakes are determined and their impact on the regional tectonics was investigated. The large magnitudes of the earthquakes are confirmed by instrumental data. The focal mechanisms of these earthquakes were determined providing evidence for responsible faults or fault systems.

  19. Adamantios Korais and the Greek Language Policy at the Turn of the 18th to the 19th Centuries (translated by Jerneja Kavčič

    Predrag Mutavdžić


    Full Text Available The present study outlines and examines the attempts at a standardisation of the Modern Greek language made during the crucial period of national formation, which coincided with the Greek Enlightenment (Νεοελληνικός Διαφωτισμός. The turn of the 18th to the 19th centuries was the period when the Greek language question (το ελληνικό γλωσσικό ζήτημα first appeared in Greek society. Marked by the complicated diglossia situation, this question itself and the suggested solutions were strongly influenced by four different socio-political visions of an independent Greek society, as well as by the conflicting opinions on, and calls for, language codification and standardisation. Although several proposals for a language reform were put forward, none of them was found satisfactory or widely accepted, since they were unable to solve the diglossia and offer a good language basis for the education of the generations to come. In terms of language policy and language planning, the proposal of the first modern Greek linguist, Adamantios Korais, represented a so-called ‘middle way’ (μέση οδός. Korais neither fully accepted common vernacular Greek nor rejected Ancient Greek, which was impossible to neglect with its weight of ancient heritage. While his proposal initially seemed likely to solve the Greek diglossic situation, it unfortunately failed to do so and in fact exacerbated the situation.

  20. 19世纪潮州海阳县的商业及商人活动%Commerce and Merchant Activities in HaiYang County in 19th Century



      19世纪海阳县商业贸易的繁荣,表现为以墟市为中心的地区贸易体系的完善,及以庵埠、汕头为中心的海关口岸对外贸易圈的扩大。在商业贸易繁荣的同时,商人阶层在地方社会的作用也日益显著,不少商人通过捐纳获得了士绅的身份。但是,此一时期商人的社会活动仍主要以绅士的名义来运作,商人与传统乡土及宗族之间仍有着密切的联系,反映出传统时期商人阶层的特性。%The prosperity of commerce of HaiYang County in 19th century found expression in the im⁃provement of district commerce system, as well as the expansion of foreign trade circle of Shantou and Anbu Customs port.At the same time, the role of the merchant class in the local community was increasingly signifi⁃cant, many merchants received Gentry's identity by donation. However, their social activities were mainly oper⁃ated in the name of gentry in this period. Merchants still had close links with the traditional vernacular clan. This reflected the characteristics of the traditional merchant class.

  1. Adventurers, Flaneurs, and Agitators: Travel Stories as Means for Marking and Transgressing Boundaries in 19th and Early 20th Century Finland

    Kirsti Salmi-Niklander


    Full Text Available The article focuses on border crossings in travel stories, which were published in hand-written newspapers in 19th- and early 20th-century Finland. These papers were a popular tradition in student organizations and popular movements. Border crossings appear in travel stories in three different representations. Firstly, border crossings are repeated motifs in travel stories, both as challenging events and as small gestures and encounters. Travel stories demarcate boundaries, but they also provide a means for transgressing them. Secondly, hand-written newspapers as a literary practice highlight borders between oral and written communication. They were produced as one single manuscript copy, and published by being read out aloud in social events. Thirdly, the authors of hand-written newspapers were placed on the border of different positions in society such as class, gender and age. My analysis is based on the methodological discussion of small stories and personal experience narratives; travel stories can be defined as "local event narratives". I have outlined four basic models for travel stories which emerge from hand-written newspapers: the great mission story, the grand tour story, the flaneur story and the retreat story. The analysis of travel stories is presented through four different case studies with a time range from the 1850s to the 1920s: these materials have been produced in two provincial student fraternities (osakunta, in the temperance society "Star" in Helsinki in the 1890s, and in the Social Democratic Youth Club in the small industrial town of Karkkila in the 1910s and the 1920s. Many parallel features can be observed in travel stories, even though the social background and ideology of the authors are quite different. Time and space are important aspects in travel stories, and they often demarcate boundaries of class and gender.

  2. Estudos sobre desenvolvimento humano no século XIX: da biologia à psicogenia Studies about human development in the 19th century: from biology to psychogeny

    Maria Cristina Soares de Gouvêa


    Full Text Available A escola historicamente erigiu-se como instituição privilegiada de formação de um extrato da população definido pelo seu pertencimento geracional, qual seja, a infância. Essa operação significou a produção e circulação de saberes voltados para compreensão dos processos de desenvolvimento individual, que sustentassem a aprendizagem escolar. É ao longo do século XIX que tais saberes constituem um campo científico específico, desde os estudos ontogenéticos, referidos à Biologia, a posterior configuração da chamada psicogenia. Busca-se neste estudo, pelo levantamento e análise das obras dos principais autores do período, resgatar o percurso de conformação do campo. Tem-se em vista compreender as permanências e os deslocamentos ocorridos no interior de tal produção, analisando a configuração de uma identidade científica. Verifica-se que, ao longo do período estudado, a embriologia, a biologia darwiniana e lamarkiana, a estatística e a antropometria constituíram-se como referências privilegiadas para a construção de um espaço de saber sobre o desenvolvimento individual, entendido como racialmente determinado.School has historically been established as a privileged institution of education offered to a part of the population defined by their generational belonging, that is, childhood. This process meant the production and circulation of knowledges directed towards the understanding of the processes of individual development, which supported school learning. It was throughout the 19th century that such knowledges turned out to be a specific scientific field from the ontogenetic studies related to Biology to the late configuration of the so-called psychogeny. By means of a survey and analysis of works by major authors of that period, this study seeks to resume the path that led to the configuration of the field. The objective is to understand the permanence and shifts occurred within such a production by examining

  3. A model for the 19th century eruption of Eta Carinae: CSM interaction like a scaled-down Type IIn Supernova

    Smith, Nathan


    This paper proposes a simple model for the 19th century eruption of Eta Carinae that consists of two components: (1) a strong wind (dot{M}=0.33 M_{{odot }} yr-1; v∞ = 200 km s-1), blowing for 30 yr, followed by (2) a 1050 erg explosion (10 M⊙; 750-1000 km s-1) occurring in 1844. The ensuing collision between the fast ejecta and the dense circumstellar material (CSM) causes an increase in brightness observed at the end of 1844, followed by a sustained high-luminosity phase lasting for 10-15 yr that provides a close match to the observed historical light curve. The emergent luminosity is powered by converting kinetic energy to radiation through CSM interaction, analogous to the process occurring in more luminous Type IIn supernovae, except with ˜10 times lower explosion energy and at slower speeds (causing a longer duration and lower emergent luminosity). We demonstrate that such an explosive event not only provides a natural explanation for the light-curve evolution, but also accounts for a number of puzzling attributes of the highly scrutinized Homunculus, including: (1) rough equipartition of total radiated and kinetic energy in the event, (2) the double-shell structure of the Homunculus, with a thin massive outer shell (corresponding to the coasting cold dense shell) and a thicker inner layer (between the cold dense shell and the reverse shock), (3) the apparent single age and Hubble-like flow of the Homunculus resulting from the thin swept-up shell, (4) the complex mottled appearance of the polar lobes in Hubble Space Telescope images, arising naturally from Raleigh-Taylor or Vishniac instabilities at the contact discontinuity of the shock, (5) efficient and rapid dust formation, which has been observed in the post-shock zones of Type IIn supernovae, and (6) the fast (3000-5000 km s-1) material outside the Homunculus, arising from the acceleration of the forward shock upon exiting the dense CSM. In principle, the bipolar shape could be explained borrowing

  4. The role of the river Rhine in the formation of spatial structure of the economy of European countries (1st century BC — 19th century AD

    Grazhdankin A. S.


    Full Text Available This article considers the main historical stages of formation of spatial economic structure of the European countries, parts of whose territories lie within the Rhine basin. The analysis covers a protracted chronological interval from the Roman colonization until the beginning of the 20th century. The author emphasizes the role of the River Rhine in the course of territorial structure formation. This study aims to retrace the historical sequence of the formation of territorial structure of economies of the Rhine basin countries. The research and practical significance of the work lies in the identification of the periods of increased activity in the formation of spatial structural communications of the states mentioned. The author applies the historical-descriptive approach and cartographical-geographical modelling to identify the main stages of this process. The author arrives at the following conclusions. The beginning of the formation of spatial structure of economies of the Rhine basin countries dates back to the Roman period of the history of European states rather than the industrial revolution. Similarly, it is possible to assume that primitive integration processes started to develop in the region in the same period. Throughout history, the River Rhine has served as the central axis for economic structure development. The practical significance of the article lies in identifying the early — previously insufficiently studied — stages of formation of territorial economic structure in the historical and geographical context.

  5. The role of the river Rhine in the formation of spatial structure of the economy of European countries (1st century BC — 19th century AD

    Grazhdankin Alexander


    Full Text Available This article considers the main historical stages of formation of spatial economic structure of the European countries, parts of whose territories lie within the Rhine basin. The analysis covers a protracted chronological interval from the Roman colonization until the beginning of the 20th century. The author emphasizes the role of the River Rhine in the course of territorial structure formation. This study aims to retrace the historical sequence of the formation of territorial structure of economies of the Rhine basin countries. The research and practical significance of the work lies in the identification of the periods of increased activity in the formation of spatial structural communications of the states mentioned. The author applies the historical-descriptive approach and cartographical-geographical modelling to identify the main stages of this process. The author arrives at the following conclusions. The beginning of the formation of spatial structure of economies of the Rhine basin countries dates back to the Roman period of the history of European states rather than the industrial revolution. Similarly, it is possible to assume that primitive integration processes started to develop in the region in the same period. Throughout history, the River Rhine has served as the central axis for economic structure development. The practical significance of the article lies in identifying the early — previously insufficiently studied — stages of formation of territorial economic structure in the historical and geographical context.

  6. The institutions forming the socioeconomic structure of Turkish private enterprises between the 13th and the 19th centuries: Akhism, the Lonca system and the Gedik system

    Mehmet Özbirecikli


    principios éticos de la vida empresarial, en esencia, son los mismos. Dentro de este contexto, nos atrevemos a sugerir que las raíces del código ético de la vida empresarial turca se retrotraen en la historia a hace más de 800 años. Además, la similitud entre el funcionamiento presente y pasado indica que el origen de la formación de los aprendices para las empresas turcas tiene, igualmente, más de 800 años de historia.This study investigates three institutions forming the socioeconomic structure of Turkish private enterprises between the 13th and 19th Centuries: Akhism (13th-16th century, the Lonca System (the Guilds (16th-18th century, and the Gedik (Monopoly System (18th-20th century. The study particularly focuses on the social and economic rules, vocational training process, and organizational structure of the said institutions in order to discuss the effects of the socioeconomic structure of Turkish enterprises on economic and social development of private enterprises. The study also struggles to link between the relevant current applications and the applications in the past such as the social rules and vocational training. From economic point of view, both the statist structure of the State and the economic rules of the institutions herein caused private enterprises to remain small, and prevented them from having a competitive environment and having capital accumulation. As a result, enterprises could not benefit from new production techniques and the Turkish enterprise mentality fell behind modern developments. On the other hand, although these three systems were completely abolished in the early 20th Century, it is seen that especially traces of the Akhism and Lonca systems have still been surviving. Both the most of rules of Akhism and some of the duties of the board of directors of Lonca such as keeping moral standards of production and trade remind us of professional code of ethics of today’s modern business life. In other saying, there was code of

  7. Kui haiged olid talurahva silmad Liivimaal 19. sajandi alguses? / How common were eye illnesses amongst the peasantry in Livonia at the beginning of the 19th century?

    Marten Seppel


    county of Pärnu had on average nine people with eye sicknesses per thousand inhabitants (Table 2. In little more than three weeks (4–23 March Dr. Raineri received 130 patients, mostly peasants from the manors near Pärnu (altogether 110 peasants from 34 manors. In total, Dr. Raineri gave 184 diagnoses with 25 different names (Table 3. Unfortunately due to the very general and laconic diagnoses by Raineri it is not possible to draw any conclusions on the exact causes of the peasants’ eye diseases. The proportion and causes of eye diseases amongst the peasant population in Livonia arose as a scientific problem in the 1850s. According to the synthesis by Carl Weiss, 13,734 out of 656,054 inhabitants living in mainland Livonia suffered from different eye diseases, i.e. 20.9 per thousand. It is noteworthy that the meticulously gathered data in the 1850s produce practically the same number (apprximately 20 eye-sick peasants per thousand as the partial data from 1802. The lists of 1818 from the county of Pärnu give a smaller statistical result, but they were clearly influenced by the rate of interest from the manor or the peasantry to travel to Pärnu for inspection and treatment.The colourful accounts of the 18th and 19th centuries’ literature about massive eye diseases amongst the Livonian peasantry can create a false impression that blindness and eye diseases were very common. The data presented above that have been purposefully gathered (though definitely inaccurate and of uneven quality puts the proportion of peasants with eye diseases under 8 per cent, probably averaging up to 3 per cent.

  8. Fsiles de novela: paleontologa y literatura en la argentina de fines del siglo XIX y principios del siglo Fossils as fictional characters: Argentine paleontology and literature in the late 19th century and the beginnings of the 20th century

    Eduardo G. Ottone


    Full Text Available La literatura argentina de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX y comienzos del siglo XX refiri la presencia de mamferos fsiles cenozoicos en las pampas. Gliptodontes y megaterios devinieron en personajes de los textos de Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg, William Henry Hudson, Eduarda y Lucio Victorio Mansilla, Leopoldo Lugones, Geoffroy Franois Daireux, Horacio Quiroga, Hugo Wast, Ezequiel Martnez Estrada, Leopoldo Marechal y Manuel Mujica Lainez. Estos autores contextualizaron a los vertebrados fsiles en escenas humorsticas o realistas, como iconos de la grandeza de la Pampa y la nacin o parodia de estereotipos culturales locales.Argentine literature from the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century referred to the presence of Cenozoic fossil mammals in the pampas. Glyptodons and megatheriums became characters in the texts of Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg, William Henry Hudson, Eduarda y Lucio Victorio Mansilla, Leopoldo Lugones, Geoffroy Franois Daireux, Horacio Quiroga, Hugo Wast, Ezequiel Martnez Estrada, Leopoldo Marechal and Manuel Mujica Lainez. These authors contextualize the fossil vertebrates in humoristic or realistic scenes, as icons of the greatness of the nation and the Pampa, or as a parody of local cultural stereotypes.

  9. Clear cutting (10-13th century) and deep stable economy (18-19th century) as responsible interventions for sand drifting and plaggic deposition in cultural landscapes on aeolian sands (SE-Netherlands).

    van Mourik, Jan; Vera, Hein; Wallinga, Jakob


    landscapes, characterized by deflation plains (gleyic arenosols) and complexes of inland dunes (haplic arenosols). Clear cutting was responsible for the mediaeval first large scale expansion of drift sand landscapes. In such driftsand landscapes, the majority of the podzolic soils in coversand has been truncated by aeolian erosion. Only on scattered sheltered sites in the landscape, palaeopodzols were buried under mono or polycyclic driftsand deposits. They are now the valuable soil archives for palaeoecological research. During the 18th century, the population growth and regional economic activity stimulated the agricultural productivity. Farmers introduced the innovative 'deep stable' technique to increase the production of fertilizers. Farmers started sod digging, including the top of the Ah horizon of the humus forms. This consequently promoted heath degradation and sand drifting, resulting in the extension of driftsand landscapes. Deep stable economy and sod digging was responsible for the 18th century second large scale expansion of drift sand landscapes. During the 19th century, farmers tried to find alternative fertilizers and authorities initiated reforestation projects. The invention of chemical fertilizers at the end of the 19th century marked the end of the period of heath management and plaggic agriculture. The heath was no longer used for the harvesting of plaggic matter and new land management practices were introduced. Heath was reclaimed to new arable land or reforested with Scotch pine. Geomorphological features as inland dunes and plaggic covers survived in the landscape and are now included in the geological inheritance.

  10. A brief discussion about sociology evolvement of the European classical gardens in the 19 th century%简议十九世纪欧洲古典园林的社会学嬗变



    In the 19th century European classical garden has been to the change of the social system, city expansion and the profound influence of the enlightenment aesthetics view of nature, thus produced the sociological dimension design form changes and design pattern transformation, through the interpretation of the triple point, final y summed up the public sociology meaning of urban public garden in the 19th century and its profound historical influence.%十九世纪的欧洲古典园林受到社会制度变革、城市规模扩张以及启蒙主义美学自然观的深刻影响,至此产生了社会学维度的设计形态变迁与设计模式转换,本文通过上述三重角度的解读,最终归纳出十九世纪大众城市公共园林产生的社会学意义以及其深刻的历史影响。

  11. 透过《米德尔马契》看19世纪英国的女性伦理观%On the British Female Ethics in the 19th Century from George Eliot’s Middlemarch



    George Eliot ,a British female writer in the 19th century ,was endowed with philosophic thoughts and artistic appreciation .She paid much attention to the female society and created many representative fe-male images ,which showed her female thoughts .The paper makes an analysis of her masterpiece Mid-dlemarch to examine British female ethics in the 19th century held by George Eliot .%  乔治·艾略特是19世纪的英国著名的女作家,她不仅集哲学思辨与艺术鉴赏力于一身,且对女性问题颇为关注,她塑造的很多女性形象,都极富代表性,透露出强烈的女性观念。其中最具代表性的当属《米德尔马契》,透过《米德尔马契》来解读乔治·艾略所持的英国19世纪的女性观。

  12. 《苦行记》:19世纪美国种族主义的文学镜像%Roughing It:Literary Image of American Racism in 19th Century



    This paper explores American racism in 19th century by analyzing ethnic narrative ethics of novel, and Mark Twain’s ethics on Native American Indians and Chinese, pointing out Native American Indians and Chinese experienced extremely racial discrimination in 19th century. Mark Twain has deeply embedded racist ideas on Native American Indians. Though he shows the sympathy and admiration for the Chinese, he creates negative images of Chinese from his own racial superiority perspective.%作为一部半自传体小说,《苦行记》表现了19世纪美国西部的社会生活。通过分析小说中的种族伦理叙事和马克·吐温对土著印第安人和华人的种族伦理观,指出19世纪土著印第安人和华人遭受了来自美国主流社会严重的种族歧视。马克·吐温对印第安人进行极力丑化,表现出极度的仇视。对华人的同情和赞美,以及对华人负面形象的塑造仍然流露出白人种族的优越意识和文化优越感。

  13. [Changes of medico-pharmaceutical profession and private practice from the late 19th century to the early 20th century: ebb and flow of western pharmacies and clinics attached to pharmacy].

    Lee, Heung-Ki


    This article examined i) how traditional medico-pharmaceutical custom from the late 19th century influenced such changes, ii) how medical laws of Daehan Empire and early colonial period influenced the differentiation of medico-pharmaceutical profession, and iii) what the responses of medico-pharmaceutical professionals were like, and arrived at following conclusions. First, in late Chosun, there was a nationwide spread of pharmacies (medicine room, medicine store) as general medical institutions in charge of prescription and medication as well as diagnosis. Therefore, Koreans' perception of Western medicine was not very different from that of traditional pharmacy. Second, Western pharmacies were established by various entities including oriental doctors, Western doctors and drug manufacturers.Their business ranged from medical consultation, prescription, medication and drug manufacture. This was in a way the extension of traditional medico-pharmaceutical custom, which did not draw a sharp line between medical and pharmaceutical practices. Also, regulations on medical and pharmaceutical business of Daehan Empire did not distinguish oriental and Western medicine. Third, clinics attached to pharmacy began to emerge after 1908, as some Western pharmacies that had grown their business based on selling medicine began to hire doctors trained in Western medicine. This trend resulted from Government General's control over medico-pharmaceutical business that began in 1908, following a large-scale dismissal of army surgeons trained in medical schools in 1907. Fourth, as specialization increased within medico-pharmaceutical business following the colonial medical law in early 1910s, such comprehensive business practices as Western pharmacy disappeared and existing businesses were differentiated into dealers of medical ingredients, drug manufacturer, patent medicine businessmen and herbalists. And private practice gradually became the general trend by establishment of medical

  14. Les sonnets de Shakespeare revus et corrigés par le XIXe siècle français Translating Shakespeare’s Sonnets in 19th-Century France

    Isabelle Schwartz-Gastine


    Full Text Available In 20th century France the most popular translation of Shakespeare’s sonnets was the volume published in 1955 by the poet Pierre-Jean Jouve who claimed this “poetic prose” as his personal creation. But in fact, the first translations came out in prose too, and at a very late date, that is at the beginning of the 19th century. Shakespeare’s sonnets being first considered as the fruit of an immature pen, the initial translators took upon themselves to improve the originals. Prose was used as a Romantic gesture of defiance against the established rules (Amédée Pichot, 1821 and François-René de Chateaubriand, 1836; but verse was also used, although the original pattern was discarded in favour of the Italian or French one (i.e. two quatrains and two tercets, and the lines were alexandrines (Léon de Wailly, 1834 and Ernest Lafond, 1856. In 1857, François-Victor Hugo announced his volume as the first translation of the whole sequence. Hugo’s prose aimed at a closer rendering; nevertheless he was much influenced by the Romantic spirit and believed in an autobiographical source of inspiration. But whatever their choice, verse or prose, the translators found it necessary to alter the original dramatically to suit French taste. One woman only ventured a small selection (Simone Arnaud, 1891. The first 19th-century translations paved the way for an extreme variety of further renderings, and there is still scope for more, even on the eve of the 400th anniversary of the original publication by Thomas Thorpe in 1609.

  15. Historical and Material Approach to the Paintings at the Portugal National Library: Contributions to the History of Conservation and Restoration of Easel Painting in the 19th Century

    SOARES, C. M.; Rodrigues, R. M.; Cruz, A. J.; Rego, C.


    There are in the National Library of Portugal (BNP) about fifty paintings from former convents, mainly portraits executed between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, which are hung in rooms and along corridors, far from the eyes of the public and simultaneously protected by recent conservation and restoration interventions. These paintings, of little artistic interest, are, however, individual cases for the study of conservation and restoration interventions made in the nineteenth century...

  16. The Impacts of Advancing Glaciers and Jökulhlaups on the 19th Century Farming Community in the Suðursveit District South of Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland.

    Sigurmundsson, F. S.; Gísladóttir, G.; Erlendsson, E.


    Few areas in Iceland were as vulnerable to climate changes during the 19th century as the region south of Vatnajökull glacier. The region was repeatedly affected by glacier advance and jökulhlaups (glacier outburst floods) during the Little Ice Age AD 1300-1900 (LIA). The land area between the glacier and the coast was occupied by farming community. The aim of this research is to quantify and map the size of lost vegetated area in the 19th century during the glacial advance in the climax of the LIA and the impact these events had on the community, land-use, ownership, value of estates and livelihood. This research employs historical written sources to investigate changes in the cultural and natural landscape. Historical data and field observations will be collected and stored in a GIS database designed for the research, allowing data to be analyzed and presented on maps. The first recorded impact on the settlement is from 1794 when the Breiðármerkurjökull outlet glacier advanced and devastated pastures and crofts belonging in west of the district. Seventy five years later, in 1868, the largest estate was completely destroyed by a jökulhlaup. In 1829 a farm site in the middle of the district was moved due to repeated jökulhlaup. The outlet glacier Brókarjökull initiated annual jökulhlaups during 1820 -1870, devastating pastures and hayfields and woodlands of a total of 3 prominent estates in the area (by 1200 ha), causing devaluation of 33-66% on these estates. In the eastern part extensive jökulhlaups changed the glacial river channel causing the river to flow over vast area devastating 80 % of the eastern most estate causing its abandonment in 1892. The climate change and accompanied hazards during the 19th century changed the landscape of the Suðursveit district significantly. By the turn of the 20thcentury the vegetated land in the district had been reduced by 35% and areas of sediments increased by 25% and glaciated area increased by 10%. These

  17. 近代越南文化的变迁%Transformation of the Vietnamese Culture from the Second Half of the 19th Century to 1945



    近代时期,特别是19世纪下半叶至20世纪初,是越南社会从“传统”向“现代”转型的历史时期。越南的传统文化发生了断裂,汉文化在越南的传播与影响较以前大大减弱,而以法国文化为代表的西方文化大举侵入。在这个东西方文化碰撞和交流的时代,越南进步知识分子意识到:如果想生存下去并紧跟世界的发展步伐,越南社会必须进行深刻的变革。在促进这一社会变革的过程中,越南知识分子非常清楚国语文字、教育以及媒体所起的关键作用,使它们成为推动社会变革的有效工具。在他们的自觉努力下,越南近代国语文学、宗教、建筑、音乐、电影、舞台艺术等各个方面都取得了长足的发展,新的生活方式也在越南社会中越来越普及。%In modern times, especially during the period of the late 19th to the early 20th, Vietnam was in its transformation from a"traditional"society to a"modern"one. In this period, the development of Vietnamese traditional culture was interrupted, the western culture represented by French culture spread rapidly when the dissemination and influence of Chinese culture weakened considerably. Under these circumstances, a lot of Vietnamese intellectuals realized that the Vietnamese society must undergo a series of profound transformation in order to keep up with the pace of the world development. In promoting social change, the Vietnamese intellectuals knew exactly that the Quoc Ngu, education and media would play an important role and successfully used them as efficient tools. With their conscious effort, considerable developments had been achieved in modern Vietnamese literature, religion, architecture, music, film, and performing art, and new lifestyles were also popularized in the Vietnamese society.

  18. Russian Industrial Monopoly Capital and State at the End of 19th Century and Early 20th Century%19世纪末20世纪初俄国工业垄断资本与国家


    Tsar Government is an indispensable force in the formation and development process of Russian industrial monopoly. At the end of 19th century, Tsar Government strengthens and inter⁃venes industry, which leads to the combination of state political power and industrial monopoly capi⁃tal; at early 20th century to the eve of the First World War, the“support”and“restrain”economic policy propels the development of“human resource connection”of Tsar Government and monopoly magnates; before the First World War, Tsar Government establishes war time state economic organiza⁃tion to fully intervene industrial production and distribution with the help of monopoly organization and bourgeoisie organization to realize a complete combination of state political power and industrial monopoly capital.%沙皇政府在俄国工业垄断形成和发展的过程中一直作为不可或缺的重要力量。19世纪末,沙皇政府在不断加强干预工业的趋势中出现了国家政权同工业垄断资本相结合的个别现象;20世纪初到一战前夕,沙皇政府对工业垄断资本所出台的“支持”和“抑制”并存的经济政策推动了沙皇政府与垄断大亨“人事联合”的发展;第一次世界大战时期,沙皇政府为实现对工业生产和分配的全面干预创建了战时国家经济组织,它们借助垄断组织和大资产阶级组织发挥作用实现了国家政权与俄国工业垄断资本的完全结合。

  19. [Is medicine an art or a science?--considerations in the light of Polish school of medicine philosophy and views of other European doctors from the beginning of 19th century till outbreak of the Second World War"].

    Gryglewski, Ryszard W


    This paper is devoted to the problem of real nature of medicine, as it was seen in Polish school of the philosophy of the medicine. Is medicine more (or only) science, or is it an art was the crucial point of discussion, which was held in European philosophy of the medicine for the first time in late 19th century. The important voice in it was given by Polish scientists such as Zygmunt Kramsztyk, Henryk Nusbaum, Władysław Biegański, Edmund Biernacki, Władyslaw Szumowski and Ludwik Zembrzuski. How they understood place and meaning of medicine in the realm of human activities, in which points they found the same grounds and in which they differed, should be seen as the main topic for this article.

  20. Migrant Men in Misery : Result from a Qualitative Life History Analysis on Individuals and Families Concerning Internal Migration, Health and Life Circumstances in Early 19th Century, Linköping, Sweden

    Nygren, Victoria


    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to explore and understand under what health and life circumstances internal migrants lived, in a small early 19th century Swedish town during a time of considerable social change, and also how these migrants coped with their everyday lives. By following a small number of men throughout their lives in a family context, using mainly church registers, a group of ‘migrant men in misery’ has been qualitatively discerned. These men´s problems were found to peak in a phase of their lives when they lived in town with wives and children to support. The wives shared the tough life in town with their husbands but the overall impression still support a conclusion which put the spouses´ different gender roles´ in a stressful situation in focus, where a lack of social integration in town could be an additional factor.

  1. The identification of the pigments used to paint statues of Feixiange Cliff in China in late 19th century by micro-Raman spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray analysis

    Jin, Pu-jun; Huang, Wei; Jianhua-Wang; Zhao, Gang; Wang, Xiao-ling


    The application of micro-Raman spectroscopy (μ-RS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS) to the research of pigments collected from Statues of Feixiange Cliff No. 67 and No. 69 niche of Tang Dynasty in China is reported. Five kinds of pigments were found in the experimental data, including black (carbon), white (gypsum + quartz), blue (lapis lazuli) and green (Paris green + Barium sulphate). After synthesized in 1814, Paris green was reported for a large import as a light and bright green pigment to paint architectures in China from the late 19th century. The analyzed blue pigment demonstrated the similar Raman spectra to the Lâjvardina blue glazed ceramics, which indicated lapis lazuli was an artificial product. This confirmed the painting of Feixiange Cliff in the early Republic of China as the historical record, and also reveals that some pigments were imported from abroad.

  2. State Policy on the Formation of a Network of Stationary Settlements on Kalmyk Lands in the Lower Volga Region and Steppe Ciscausia (the Second Half of the 18th-19th centuries

    Sergey S. Belousov


    Full Text Available This article examines the Russian government’s state policy on the formation of a network of stationary settlements on Kalmyk lands in the second half of the 18th-19th centuries. The author explores its aims, character, and results. In the end, the author comes to the conclusion that the settlers did not have a major impact on the economic scheme of life of the Kalmyk people, its lifeway and culture and that the Kalmyks, likewise, had little impact on them as well. The events in Kalmykia once again substantiated the axiom that it is impossible to achieve changes in the scheme of life of nomads through just settling with them sedentary landowners or via incentive, much less administrative, measures.

  3. School teaching of Spanish language in Andalucía on the Eve of the 19th Century: an introduction to the «Ortographic Dialogue» by A. Balbina Lozano



    Full Text Available The Ortographic Dialogue by Antonio Balbina Lozano, a school teacher from Cádiz, is a little-known manuscript written at the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th century. Meant to be used in schools, it summarizes Spanish spelling rules according to the Spanish Royal Academy in the 18th Century and the main parts of the sentence, and at the end provides an alphabetical list with doubtful spellings, especially for Balbina’s Andalusian pupils who had a dialectal pronunciation. This work is framed in the pedagogical context of the time in Andalucía and Spain, in the clash between the old First Reader Book from Valladolid and the new pedagogical methods of the Enlightenment. Furthermore, its sources are discussed: the works of the Spanish Royal Academy in the 18th century, above all the Ortography of the Castilian Language, but also the works by Mañer, Cortés Moreno, Palomares and Gayoso.

  4. Views of Chemistry and Chemical Theories: A Comparison between Two University Textbooks in the Bolognese Context at the Beginning of the 19th Century

    Seligardi, Raffaella


    After surveying some 18th century chemistry textbooks in Italy, this case study compares two Bolognese university textbooks related to the subject. Although the works in question represented two different ways of conceiving and using chemistry, both were within the Lavoisian framework. In other words, when a revolutionary theory passes from one…

  5. 19世纪英国城市公共空间的性别视角考察%British Urban Public Space in the 19th Century from the Perspective of Gender



    British society tried hard to implement and strengthen distinction of public space based on gender in the 19th century. The idea of separate spheres was an ideology limiting public space to men only and excluding women from the public sphere. Women in 19th-century Britain gradually acquired urban public spaces shared with men, such as show places for the achievements of capitalist civilization, public spaces driven by commercial profits, and exclusive female public spaces, such as the lady’s parlor, in particular. But urban public space enjoyed by women was still limited in time and space, and the situation was far away from the sharing of urban public space by both men and women equally.%19世纪的英国社会试图强化公共空间的性别区分。男女领域分离观念就是把公共空间留给男性的思想意识形态,试图把女性排斥在公共领域以外。19世纪的英国女性逐渐获得了一些与男性共享的城市公共空间:资本主义文明成果的展示场所;商业利润驱使的公共空间;专门女性公共空间,特别是女性专用厕所。女性可以享受的城市公共空间不仅非常有限,而且享受这些公共空间有时间的限制,离平等地享有城市公共空间还很遥远漫长。


    Berislav šebečić


    Full Text Available In central Croatia at the beginning of 20th century, clay pits were mostly managed by individual entrepreneurs, and less by joint stock companies and municipal or district local authorities. Majority of clay pit met the local and regional requirements i.e. demands, and quality products were exported. Exploitation of brickwork clay was carried out from open pits, while potter's, stove-maker's and porcelain clays were exploited from mining shafts and tunnels. From the clay raw material, annual production of minor brickyards amounted to 200-300,000 bricks, and that of major ones was 1-2,000,000 pieces of bricks or roofing-tiles. The number of workers in brickyards and cement works was growing in the first decade of 20th century, while that of potter's and stove-maker's crafts was decreasing. Pottery became a secondary trade in the majority of Croatian and Slavonian counties (the paper is published in Croatian.

  7. ‘The 19th-century construction of the Renaissance’: Katherine Wheeler, Victorian Perceptions of Renaissance Architecture, Farnham England and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2014

    Medina Lasansky


    Full Text Available Katherine Wheeler’s Victorian Perceptions of Renaissance Architecture provides a study of the architecture profession and the history of Renaissance architecture in nineteenth century England. Establishing a canon of Renaissance architectural history was key to the rise of architectural professionalism as well as the education of the architect. As we discover, the study of the Renaissance influenced design in England on all scales while also influencing the design of the architect himself.

  8. Between "Macondo" and Barranquilla. The Italians in the Colombian Caribbean. From the ends of 19th Century to the Second World War

    Cappelli, Vittorio


    This essay examines the case of the Italian immigration in the Colombian Caribbean region between the ends of the nineteen century to the Second World War. The analysis of the Italian and Colombian sources of different nature- bibliographic, documents files, literary, iconographies, oral- let to reconstruct the experiences of the Italian community in Barranquilla and in other areas as the banana plantation region as Calabria, Basilicata, and Campania and with an urban character which h...

  9. [Portable pharmacies during the 19th century, starting from the example of Reichard' pharmacy in his guided for travelers in Europe (1805)].

    Bonnemain, Bruno


    The portable pharmacy of Reichard, in his 1805 Guide for travelers in Europe is an example among others of a growing determination to answer the needs of the people to have access to drugs even in absence of health care professionals. One can observe the ultimate result by looking at portable pharmacies offered for sale by companies such as Menier and Pharmacie Centrale de France, but also by individual pharmacists. In spite of favorable changes of health care in all countries during the XXe century, portable pharmacy and kits are still widely proposed for sale, on Internet for example, for frequent diseases, including for pets!

  10. Strength of materials and theory of elasticity in 19th century Italy a brief account of the history of mechanics of solids and structures

    Capecchi, Danilo


    This book examines the theoretical foundations underpinning the field of strength of materials/theory of elasticity, beginning from the origins of the modern theory of elasticity. While the focus is on the advances made within Italy during the nineteenth century, these achievements are framed within the overall European context. The vital contributions of Italian mathematicians, mathematical physicists, and engineers in respect of the theory of elasticity, continuum mechanics, structural mechanics, the principle of least work, and graphical methods in engineering are carefully explained and discussed. The book represents a work of historical research that primarily comprises original contributions and summaries of work published in journals. It is directed at those graduates in engineering, but also in architecture, who wish to achieve a more global and critical view of the discipline and will also be invaluable for all scholars of the history of mechanics.

  11. A brief survey of the fight against corruption in the Russian and Ottoman Empire in the first half of the 19th century

    Jorgić Kristina


    Full Text Available For the Russian and Turkish Empire the nineteenth century is the period of adopting reform laws to modernize the country in order to be competitive in the course of time. Although the reform process in Russia was obstructed by the Arakcheyev regime and reactionary politics of Nicholas I of Russia, the government made a serious step in the fight against systemic corruption, enacting the Criminal Code of 1845. On the other hand, Turkey was undoubtedly under considerable foreign pressure concerning modernization processes. The Tanzimat period represents a significant epoch in which Turkey, among other countries, was faced with widespread corruption. The crown success of reformatory work in Turkey was adoption of the Criminal Code of 1856. This paper analyzes the specific laws which sanctioned corruption in these two empires.

  12. Comparison of 19th century ship log wind data and adjoining land-based Royal Observatory data (1843 to 1855): Spot the difference?

    Brown, Alexa; Lennard, Chris; Grab, Stefan


    Historical weather and climate data are essential for the establishment of long-term climate patterns and future projections. For South Africa, where there is a paucity of such long-term climate data, it undermines the ability to establish climate changes and variability over longer periods of the past few centuries. Consequently, analyses of climate change in the region have relied on relatively poor resolution proxy records. Yet, the recently discovered instrumental meteorological records of the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town provides South Africa's (and possibly the southern hemisphere's) longest continuous time series of daily recorded weather measurements, including temperature, rainfall, barometric pressure and wind (1835 to present). Wind specifically is a reliable indicator of dynamic atmospheric circulation and lends supporting data for understanding the Mediterranean climate of the region. This project has manually digitized, pre-processed and validated wind data from the earliest records by comparing these data with the only other known wind data for that time in the region - namely ship log data. Ship log data, recovered and digitized by the CLIWOC project, are used for statistical correlation (using wavelet query analysis) and trend analysis for the period 1843 to 1855. Both data sources indicate the same general wind climatological trends. The similarly decreasing trend in average wind velocity over the time period investigated, suggests that the data have been adequately captured and that ship log data are representative of adjoining land-based synoptic conditions. It is hoped that short term cyclic/extreme events can be extracted using a wavelet query analysis by correlating the data at various time steps. Differences in the timing of recordings and spatial scales between data sets present challenges for such a comparison. This work is part of a larger digitization project which is analysing Cape instrumental and documentary weather

  13. Gini Eşitsizlik Katsayılarıyla Cemaatlerin 19. Yüzyıl Sonlarında Osmanlı Vilayetlerindeki Coğrafi Dağılımlarının Belirlenmesi = Determining Spatial Distribution of Communities in Ottoman Districts in Late 19th Century by Gini Inequality Measurements

    Murat ÇİFTÇİ


    Full Text Available The Ottoman society had a heterogeneous community structure that is different from our time. There were seven big communities that were determined by the base religious identity in censuses. There were numerical distributions of the communities in the 33 provinces in the 19th century. In this study, the character of geographical spatial distributions of communities with Gini inequality measurement is examined. Findings show that, the Muslim, Rome and Armenian communities were the essential elements. The other result found by this study is that, at the end of the 19th century international market economy remained in regional level, not at the national level.

  14. Some Comments on Roman Spelling of Hakka Dialect Since 19th Century%19世纪以来客家方言的罗马字拼音方案评述

    李惠萍; 庄初升


    The detailed records and scientific descriptions of the Hakka dialect ever started from the Western missionaries who came to China in the 19th Century, and in 1860 the first Bible translated in Hakka dialect with Roman spelling published in Berlin. In the following half a century, the Western missionaries and Sinologist edited and published a series of Hakka-dialect translation of Bibles, dictionaries, textbooks and religious readers, some of which were in Roman spellings. This paper tries to sort out, sum up, and analyze different Roman spelling programs of the Hakka dialect since 19th century, discovering their origins, history, inheritance and innovation of the spelling programs so as to retrospect from one angle the research procedure of the Hakka dialect for more than 100 years.%对客家方言的翔实记录和科学描写始于19世纪中叶来华的西方传教士,1860年第一部使用罗马字注音的客家方言圣经译本在柏林出版. 此后的大半个世纪里,西方传教士和汉学家编写和出版了一系列客家方言的圣经译本、辞书、课本、宗教读物等,其中的不少文献使用罗马字为客家方言注音,罗马字拼音方案多种多样. 对19世纪以来客家方言的罗马字拼音方案进行初步的整理、归纳和分析,考察这些方案的源流历史及彼此的继承创新关系,从一个侧面回顾一百多年来客家方言调查研究的历史.

  15. Religious and political leadership in Brazil at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries – the case of Father Cícero

    Renata Agnieszka Siuda-Ambroziak


    Full Text Available Brazil is a very interesting place for academic research regarding religious and political leadership. It does not happen only due to the continuous supply of religious leaders, but also owing to their social and political influence. One of good examples of such leaders at the turn of the XIX and XX centuries is certainly Father Cicero, who, in spite of the problems connected with the disapproval of his activity on the part of the Vatican, is still regarded as a perfect example of both an outstanding politician and a non-canonized popular saint with the place of his earthly religious and political activity turned long ago into destination of pilgrimages and important popular religiosity shrines. Using the biographical method and coming out of the Weberian concepts of charismatic leadership, the author tries to explain the reasons behind his tremendous popularity and a conflict with the Catholic hierarchy, as well as to comment on the background of his cult in the context of social, economic and political changes taking place in Brazil during his lifetime.

  16. Bites, nibbles, sips and puffs: new exotic goods in Norway in the 18th and the first half of the 19th century.

    Hutchison, Ragnhild


    The slow but significant changes in the material culture of European households that took place in the pre-industrial period are visible in several ways, such as in the changing patterns of housing, furnishing and clothing which have been illustrated in several studies. However, most of these studies focus on the pre-industrial economic leaders, often ignoring the changes taking place on the margins of the economic growth centres. This article seeks to rectify this by looking at changes in the material culture in one such 'marginal' country, namely Norway. The goods focused upon in this case are sugar, tobacco and coffee, which are often termed as exotic goods. These were new commodities in the 18th century and precisely because of their novelty and foreign origin, it is in many cases possible to trace how they spread in rural society, as well as how they impacted it. The emphasis has been put on rural areas for the simple reason that this was where the overall majority of Norwegians lived at the time.

  17. La importancia social del trabajo en el México del siglo XIX Social importance of work in the 19th century Mexico

    Pedro Miranda Ojeda


    Full Text Available Durante el siglo XIX la sociedad mexicana emprendió la constitución de un nuevo modelo de nación que incorporó el valor moral por el trabajo. La modernización y el progreso figuraron como elementos configuradores y se estimó al individuo según su grado de capacidades de contribución nacional. La imagen de ciudadano se vincula estrechamente con el trabajo y, por este motivo, las personas ociosas, jugadoras o sin oficio pertenecían al rango de los inútiles.During the nineteenth century Mexican society began the constitution of a new model of Nation which has incorporated the moral value related to work. Modernization and progress were pivotal elements for that, and the individual has started to be considered for his capacity of contributing with the Nation. The citizen image was closely related to work. In consequence, idlers, gamblers, and unemployed were classified as useless.

  18. [From the creation of the Veterinary Schools to the evolution of the notion of contagion in the 19th and 20th centuries].

    Pilet, Charles


    The creation of the Veterinary Schools in the 18th century would reveal a plethora of scientists, some of whom would be the precursors of Pasteur, some rivals, others followers collaborators or friends of the Master. Among the precursors let us name Chabbert, Huzard, Girard, Delafond, Renault, Toussaint, Galtier ; among the rivals: Chauveau, Arloing, Cornevin and Thomas; among the followers, collaborators or friends of Pasteur: Bouley, at first a resolute spontaneist, then the most fervent in defense of Pasteur (President of the Academy of Medicine and of the Academy of Sciences) and Nocard, Director of the School in Alfort, an important collaborator of Pasteur. Later, there was Leclainche, who created the International Office of Epizootics, and who was President of the Academy of Sciences; Guérin, who with Calmette developed the BCG vaccination; Ramon, the father of anatoxins (vaccines against diphtheria, and tetanus, combined vaccines, adjuvants to immunity). Thus, the creation of the Veterinary Schools contributed not only to the evolution of the notion of contagion, to the amelioration of animal health and the economics of agricultural production, but also to serious advances in human care, and to the protection of public health.

  19. A consistent course of events or a series of coincidences: nursing in Poland from the 19(th) to the 21(st) century.

    Majda, Anna; Ziarko, Ewa; Zalewska-Puchała, Joanna


    The development of nursing began in Poland much later than it did elsewhere, for instance in the United Kingdom, the United States, or Germany, and it came up against difficult conditions. After a brief twenty-year period of development between 1918 and 1939, it almost stalled during the war (1939-45), only to be followed by nearly twenty years of chaos. Nursing started to come out of this difficult period at the beginning of the 1960s. The turn of the 21st century saw the emergence of extensive professional development and training opportunities for nurses. This change was brought about as much by political, social and economic issues, health care requirements, and the advancement of science, medicine, the birth of humanitarism, the growth of the feminist movement, the European Agreement on the Instruction and Education of Nurses, the WHO European Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery Education, the Bologna declaration, as well as the activities undertaken by the European Union, the International Council of Nurses, the American and Polish Red Cross, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Polish Association of Nurses, and the professional self-governing body. The transformation of nursing into an independent profession was further boosted by physicians deeply involved in the issue and female pioneers of nursing.

  20. Frequency and duration of historical droughts from the 16th to the 19th centuries in the Mexican Maya lands, Yucatan Peninsula

    Mendoza, B.; Velasco, V.; Jauregui, E.; Diaz-Sandoval, R. [Instituto de Geofisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Garcia-Acosta, V. [Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social, Juarez 87, 14000 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)


    Using unprecedented catalogues of past severe drought data for the Yucatan Peninsula between 1502 and 1900 coming from historical written documentation, we identified five conspicuous time lapses with no droughts between 1577-1647, 1662-1724, 1728-1764, 1774-1799 and 1855-1880, as well as time epochs with most frequent droughts between 1800 and 1850. Moreover, the most prominent periodicity of the historical drought time series was that of 40 years. Using the Palmer Drought Severity Index for the Yucatan Peninsula for the period 1921-1987 we found prominent negative phases between 1942-1946 and 1949-1952, 1923-1924, 1928-1929, 1935-1936, 1962-1963, 1971-1972 and 1986-1987. Two prominent periodicities clearly appear at 5 and 10 years. Most modern and historical severe droughts lasted 1 year, and share a quasi-decadal frequency. Also, in the first 66 years of the twentieth century the frequency of occurrence of severe drought has been lower compared with the nineteenth century. Some of the major effects and impacts of the most severe droughts in the Yucatan region are examined. We also studied the relation between historical and modern droughts and several large scale climate phenomena represented by the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI). Our results indicate that historical droughts and the cold phase of the AMO coincide, while the influence of the SOI is less clear. The strongest coherence between historical droughts and AMO occurred at periodicities of 40 years. For modern droughts the coherence of a drought indicator (the Palmer Drought Severity Index) is similar with AMO and SOI, although it seems more sustained with the AMO. They are strongest at 10 years and very clearly with the AMO cold phase. Concerning the solar activity proxies and historical droughts, the coherence with a record of beryllium isotope Be10, which is a good proxy of cosmic rays, is higher than with Total Solar Irradiance. We notice that the

  1. Construction and Operation of Railway Bridges and Ferries in the Lower Volga Streamflow (End of 19th – First Half of 20th Century



    Full Text Available The article deals with the history of operation of Russia’s first railway ferry and the process of bridge construction across the lower Volga streamflows at Ryazan-Ural (now Volga railway line in Saratov, Stalingrad (Volgograd and Astrakhan. River railway ferries “Saratovskaya pereprava” and “Saratovsky ledokol” were built in 1894 in England and water crafts “Vtoraya pereprava” (1909 and “Stalin” (1926 were floated out in Volga in Nizhny Novgorod, from the Sormov plant. As a rule, the organization of transportations by means of steam locomotives and waggons through Volga during the first half of the 20th century preceded the construction of capital metal railway bridges, such as Astrakhan (1909 and Saratov (1935, and also a combined railway-automobile bridge through the Volga (Stalingrad Hydro-Electric Power Station (1961. The article is devoted not only to the technical features of ferries, bridges, but their efficient use in peace time and war time. So, the carrying capacity of the Saratov railway ferry increased in more than three times from 1907 to 1916. The Ryazan-Ural railway ferries were actively used by new Bolshevist regime. After the railroad construction on the left bank of Volga in autumn and winter of 1941, railway ferries “Stalin” and “Saratovskaya pereprava” were used for the carriage of military trains and population evacuation from the western bank of Volga. The author describes one of the most heroic and tragic facts in the history of Stalingrad battle using the example of the special operation railway ferry flooding and its consequent reconstruction.

  2. The restart of meteorological observations in the 19th century in Lisbon: the contribution of Marino Miguel FRANZINI (1779-1861)

    Alcoforado, Maria-Joao; Nunes, Fatima


    After the early meteorological observations of the 1770s to the 1790s in continental Portugal (including a 5 year daily series by J. Velho), there were hardly any until 1815. In December 1815, a meteorological station was set up in Lisbon by Marino Miguel Franzini (1779-1861), an engineer who was also actively involved in Politics (liberal party). Following the tradition of the 18th century enlightenment movement, he took a keen interest in Nature and Sciences, particularly in the "influence" of weather and climate on health and agriculture. Franzini started his observations by request of a physician who sought to understand the reasons why the maximum mortality occurred on the summer months, unlike in northern countries of Europe where maximum mortality occurred in winter (as it happens nowadays in Portugal). The deterministic background of the two scientists is clear. Franzini was a member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences (founded in 1799) and had contact with foreign Academies and foreign scientists. His instruments were carefully constructed and described, including graduation scales, and stations' location was indicated. Data from two years observations (several meteorological variables) was published in the Academy of Sciences Memoirs. From 1818 until 1826 and from 1835 until 1856 data was divulged in journals and newspapers, such as the "Journal of Medical Sciences", together with data on necrology in some of Lisbon parishes (illustrating the interest of physicians on weather); meteorological data and information about agriculture was also published in the "Lisbon Gazette". Unfortunately, there are hardly any daily data, as Franzini grouped his records according to weather types, as will be explained. Franzini's series will be presented in our talk. The gap between 1826 and 1835 was due to the political activities in which Franzini was involved: the civil war (liberals against absolutist) disruptedscientific research in Portugal. Official meteorological

  3. Implications of the German Historical School of Economics and the Methodenstreit in the Mid-19th Century%德国历史学派与19世纪经济学方法论之争的启示



    In the mid-19th century, out of their dissatisfaction with the neglect of the economic theories about other countries' experiences in the British classic economics, the economists in the German Historical School worked hard to construct an economic theory that was congruent to the developmental stage in their own country's culture and history. Their deeply-cherished concern about the reality in a transitional era when Germany was approaching modernization drove them to propose that the living condition of the working class be improved by the power of the state. In the late 80's of the same century, the Methodenstreit of German Historical School versus the Austrian School broke out, after which the mainstream economics was well on its way in terms of theoretical refinement and scrutiny, whereas the influence from the Historical School gradually subsided. Even so, the lessons from the Historical School are still enlightening to research in contemporary social sciences. This paper describes the unique basics in the theory building of the Historical School; explains the background and meaning of its academic origin, research methodology, and the Methodenstreit; and from there, discusses implications for contemporary social sciences.

  4. [Artur Wołyński--A forgotten Polish historian in Italy in the second half of the 19th century].

    Piskurewicz, Jan


    Artur Wołyński (1844-1893) was, undoubtedly, one of the most interesting personages of Polish émigrés after January Uprising. He belonged to these circles of Polish émigrés, who were able to reconcile their patriotic aspirations with realities and interest of the countries that entertained them. As far as Wołyński is concerned, it found its expression in the efforts that were made in order to assimilate two nations--Polish and Italian people--appealing to the common history and familiar cultural traditions. An important element of integrating all the above-discussed actions was his scientific activity. The mentioned activity included, first of all, his studies on Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei. In the article were analyzed more comprehensive scientific descriptions dedicated to Copernicus and Galileo prepared by Wołyński, and their significance and opinions on them of the learned, whose works treated on Copernicus and Galileo as well. Secondly, in the field of scientific activity of Wołyńiski, one can also observe his researches and the process of elaborating sources for Polish and Italian his tory, particularly concerning the 17th century. However, most of his attention Wołyński paid to collecting and working out the materials concerning January Uprising. Speaking a modern language, one can say that Wołyński in a way polled the insurgents of January Uprising sending to them an appropriate list of questions, additionally allowing for their biographies. In the paper was also included a detailed description of this broad initiative together with its results. Up till now, not much attention has been paid to this significant scientific activity and its contexts. So, the present article is to remind of meritorious personage of Wołyński, and particularly of his output within the realm of history of science, history of Polish and Italian relationships, and of the role he played in bequeathing memory of January Uprising.

  5. Two daily smoke maxima in eighteenth century London air

    Harrison, R. Giles

    Varied electrostatics experiments followed Benjamin Franklin's pioneering atmospheric investigations. In Knightsbridge, Central London, John Read (1726-1814) installed a sensing rod in the upper part of his house and, using a pith ball electrometer and Franklin chimes, monitored atmospheric electricity from 1789 to 1791. Atmospheric electricity is sensitive to weather and smoke pollution. In calm weather conditions, Read observed two daily electrification maxima in moderate weather, around 9 am and 7 pm. This is likely to represent a double diurnal cycle in urban smoke. Before the motor car and steam railways, one source of the double maximum smoke pattern was the daily routine of fire lighting for domestic heating.

  6. Fine particles and carbon monoxide from wood burning in 17th-19th century Danish kitchens: Measurements at two reconstructed farm houses at the Lejre Historical-Archaeological Experimental Center

    Ryhl-Svendsen, Morten; Clausen, Geo; Chowdhury, Zohir; Smith, Kirk R.


    Carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM 2.5) were measured in two reconstructed Danish farmhouses (17-19th century) during two weeks of summer. During the first week intensive measurements were performed while test cooking fires were burned, during the second week the houses were monitored while occupied by guest families. A masonry hearth was located in the middle of each house for open cooking fires and with heating stoves. One house had a chimney leading to the outside over the hearth; in the other, a brickwork hood led the smoke into an attic and through holes in the roof. During the first week the concentration of PM 2.5 averaged daily between 138 and 1650 μg m -3 inside the hearths and 21-160 μg m -3 in adjacent living rooms. CO averaged daily between 0.21 and 1.9 ppm in living areas, and up to 12 ppm in the hearths. Highest concentrations were measured when two fires were lit at the same time, which would cause high personal exposure for someone working in the kitchens. 15 min averages of up to 25 400 μg m -3 (PM 2.5) and 260 ppm CO were recorded. WHO air quality guidelines were occasionally exceeded for CO and constantly for PM 2.5. However, air exchange and air distribution measurements revealed a large draw in the chimney, which ensured a fast removal of wood smoke from the hearth area. The guest families were in average exposed to no more than 0.21 ppm CO during 48 h. Based on a hypothetical time-activity pattern, however, a woman living in this type of house during the 17-19th century would be exposed to daily averages of 1.1 ppm CO and 196 μg m -3 PM 2.5, which exceeds WHO guideline for PM 2.5, and is comparable to what is today observed for women in rural areas of developing countries.

  7. Convergences conceptuelles en Birmanie : la transition du xixe siècle Conceptual Convergences in Burma : the 19th Century Period of Transition

    Aurore Candier


    Full Text Available Les conceptions politiques birmanes ont évolué au fil des siècles, échafaudées sur des interprétations renouvelées d’emprunts conceptuels à l’étranger, afin de rester en phase avec une réalité sociopolitique changeante. Le contact avec l’Occident a été à l’origine de l’une des « greffes » conceptuelles des plus prolifiques. Entre 1820 et 1880, les rois birmans ont subi deux défaites contre les Anglais et ont dû céder plusieurs provinces avant l’annexion définitive de leur pays en 1886. Pendant cette période, les élites politiques et religieuses de la cour birmane ont été confrontées à la pénétration progressive des idées et des valeurs du vainqueur. L’analyse historique et linguistique d’ouvrages contemporains de l’époque révèle l’évolution de leurs représentations sociopolitiques. La pensée politique moderne a nettement influencé les lettrés à partir des années 1830. Ils ont dès lors commencé de rationaliser et d’adapter les concepts, qu’ils soient locaux ou empruntés au pāli, à une représentation du monde en transformation. Ces convergences conceptuelles n’ont véritablement donné corps à un nouveau système de pensée que dans les années 1870. L’idée de roi universel a été délaissée, alors que l’accent a été mis sur l’aspect social de la norme de conduite royale. La conception moderne de la réforme, portant les notions d’amélioration et de progrès, a fait son apparition dans les projets de loi. Les valeurs occidentales de classification raciale, de définition territoriale, de communauté de langue et de culture ont été adoptées. Mais ces emprunts n’ont pas fondamentalement altéré la conception birmane traditionnelle de l’humanité, sous-tendue par les lois du kamma, de l’impermanence et de l’interdépendance entre l’ordre social et cosmique.Burmese political conceptions have varied through centuries, borrowing and adapting certain

  8. [Proceedings of the VII international symposium 'Cultural heritage in geosciences, mining and metallurgy : libraries, archives, museums' : "Museums and their collections" held at the Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Leiden (The Netherlands), 19-23 May, 2003 / Cor F. Winkler Prins and Stephen K. Donovan (editors)]: Written reports on the effects of mining activities on the natural environment in Idrija in the 19th Century

    Car, J.; Dizdarevic, T.


    The environmental conditions in the Idrija Mercury Mine and its broader surroundings were strongly affected in the first half of the 19th century by two disastrous pit fires. The fire could only be extinguished by flooding of the pit. The consequences of such flooding was extensive poisoning with me

  9. The Russian Government’s Policy on Control over the Religious Life of Moslem Communities within Western Siberia between the Second Half of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

    Petr K. Dashkovskiy


    Full Text Available This article examines the role of the Russian government in the set-up of the spiritual life of Moslem communities. Between the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Russian government saw its major objective in control over communities practicing faiths other than Orthodox Christianity – most importantly, the activity of Moslem communities. Such policy, in large part, was about control over the construction of cult buildings, as well as the set-up of confessional schools. Based on archive materials, the author provides an insight into the issue of the set-up of the spiritual life of the Moslem community of Western Siberia during the period under examination, as well as the major aspects of record management in the area. Special attention is devoted to the complexity of getting permits for the erection of Moslem facilities, which sometimes led to unauthorized construction. There was a similar trend in respect of opening academic institutions, since the government mostly supported the creation of new-type schools with Russian-based classes and their major objective was teaching Russian and familiarizing Moslems with Russian culture.

  10. Frontal and Profile Photographs, the “Truth” and the Memory. From the Beagle Etchings (1839 and the Anthropological Photography (by the End of the 19th Century to the Current Identification Photos

    Marta Penhos


    Full Text Available The article proposes an analysis of front and profile typologies from the 19th century to these days. From a reflection on the photographic image and its relationship with truth and memory, a three stages review is outlined taking into account the official report of the so called Beagle journey and the etchings that illustrate it (1826-1836, the photographs taken to the Patagonian indigenous groups who were defeated after the military campaigns started in 1879 in Argentina as well as some cases of artists and human rights activists who appropriated the typology in the last 30 years. In the etchings and photographs, a tension between the romanticism conception and a positivistic point of view is evidenced. On the one hand, the indian transformation through a civilizatory education contrasted, on the other hand, with the objectivation of the indigenous bodies entrusted to scientific inquiry. On their behalf, the contemporary cases pose a shift in the interpretation of the representation in the construction of a historical memory: the posthumous nature of photography getting along with another dimension linked to its capacity of giving a renewed existence to the dead and ensuring a transcendence that defies forgetfulness.

  11. High-Altitude Aggressions and Physiological Degeneration? The Biography of “Climate” as an Object of Scientific Inquiry in Colombia During the 19th and the Early 20th Centuries

    Stefan Pohl-Valero


    Full Text Available Objective: to show the role played by experimental physiology in the way of understanding the effects of high-altitude climates on the functioning of the human body and the possibilities of progress of the Colombian nation throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Content: the transformation of the concept of climate as an object of scientific inquiry is explored over the studied period. This is done by analyzing investigations on respiratory capacity, nutrition and metabolism, blood chemistry and heart function in people of the eastern range of the Colombian Andes. Conclusions: beyond an institutional or disciplinary history of physiology, this article shows that some practices of experimental physiology played a role in the process of represent­ing the Colombian nation, territory, and population. The inhabitants of the Andean highlands were understood not only in terms of race and innate abilities, but also in terms of social classes and organic transformations. The idea that there was a supposed process of “physiological de­generation”, decreasing the efficiency of high-altitude workers, was tried to compensate through a “rational diet”.

  12. Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR FT-IR) Spectroscopy as a Forensic Method to Determine the Composition of Inks Used to Print the United States One-cent Blue Benjamin Franklin Postage Stamps of the 19th Century.

    Brittain, Harry G


    Through the combined use of infrared (IR) absorption spectroscopy and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) sampling, the composition of inks used to print the many different types of one-cent Benjamin Franklin stamps of the 19th century has been established. This information permits a historical evaluation of the formulations used at various times, and also facilitates the differentiation of the various stamps from each other. In two instances, the ink composition permits the unambiguous identification of stamps whose appearance is identical, and which (until now) have only been differentiated through estimates of the degree of hardness or softness of the stamp paper, or through the presence or absence of a watermark in the paper. In these instances, the use of ATR Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) spectroscopy effectively renders irrelevant two 100-year-old practices of stamp identification. Furthermore, since the use of ATR sampling makes it possible to obtain the spectrum of a stamp still attached to its cover, it is no longer necessary to identify these blue Franklin stamps using their cancellation dates.

  13. German Immigrants’ Contribution to the Development of American Society in the Mid 19 th Century%19世纪中叶德国移民对美国社会发展的推进

    赵艳文; 任家慧


    In each period of American history, there were a large number of immigrants from all over the world. Instead of integrating into American mainstream society immediately, German immigrant groups inhabited relatively together within certain regions and main-tained their own original ethnic ways of thinking and life customs, which in turn played an important role in political, economical and social life of the United States. This paper makes some related research by selecting the mid of 19th century as a representative.%美国历史发展的每一个阶段都有大量来自各国的移民进入。德国的移民群体并没有迅速融入美国主流社会,而是较长期地相对聚居,保持着本民族的思维方式和习俗,从而使得本民族意识形态的一些基本要素在美国的政治、经济和社会生活中发挥着重要的作用。本文选择19世纪中叶德国移民具有代表性的时间段,对相关领域进行研究。

  14. L’introduction de la médecine moderne dans le monde arabe The introduction of modern medicine in the Arab world: between time of urgency and time of learning (19th-20th centuries

    Sylvia Chiffoleau


    Full Text Available L’État, colonial ou autochtone, a joué un rôle majeur dans le processus d’occidentalisation du temps au XIXe siècle. Le champ de la santé permet de suivre le processus par lequel de nouveaux dispositifs (École de médecine, dispensaires, campagnes de vaccination et de lutte contre les épidémies introduisent non seulement un nouveau temps compté par l’horloge, la régularité des horaires de rendez-vous, mais aussi, de façon plus abstraite, l’idée de prévention et l’ébauche d’un souci de soi qui permet de se projeter dans l’avenir pour préserver sa santé.The State, whether colonial or native, has played a key role in the process of westernization of time in the 19th century. The field of health allows us to observe the process through which new institutions like schools of medicine, clinics, vaccination campaigns and campaigns against epidemics introduce a new counted time and the regularity of schedules for appointments. In a more abstract way, it introduces the idea of prevention and a first idea of self care that allows the individual to project himself into the future, in order to preserve his health.

  15. The Immigration of People from Slovenian Regions to the Parishes in the Central Region and the Kupa Valley Based on the Notes from Ecclesiastical Status Animarum Books from the Mid-19th to Mid-20th Century

    Barbara Riman


    Full Text Available Different migration processes caused the present heterogeneous composition of the population of the Gorski kotar region. The Central Region and the Kupa Valley were not an exception, and the immigration of people from various parts of the Habsburg Monarchy have been recorded throughout history. The reasons for immigration and for its intensity can be seen in the notes written down in the church books named Status Animarum (cro. Stanje duša, slo. Družinske knjige in which the motives for immigration or emigration of individuals as well as of whole families have been noted. On the basis of these data we can draw generalized conclusions for the precise geographical area, and the precise political and historical period. The paper analyzes data on immigration in the Kupa Valley, with a focus on population migration from today’s Slovene regions from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. The data obtained from the Status Animarum books written in the parishes of the Central Region and the Kupa Valley, show the immigration of people, which proves migration from Slovenian regions to the Croatian ones, but also vice versa. The conclusions of the paper are illustrated and backed with data from the elementary schools registers in the settlements Brod Moravice, Brod na Kupi, Crni Lug, Delnice, Divjake, Fužine, Lokve, Skrad, Razloge and Vrbovsko.

  16. Imigração e família em Minas Gerais no final do século XIX Immigration and family in Minas Gerais at the end of the 19th century

    Tarcísio Rodrigues Botelho


    Full Text Available Em fins do século XIX e princípios do século XX os fluxos migratórios atingiram proporções significativas em Minas Gerais, especialmente graças à construção de Belo Horizonte e à expansão da lavoura cafeeira na região sul e na Zona da Mata. A partir dos registros da Hospedaria Horta Barbosa, em Juiz de Fora, no ano de 1896, apresentam-se algumas características desses contingentes: sua composição etária e sua origem, bem como a composição dos grupos familiares que migravam. A julgar pelo perfil encontrado nesse ano, os imigrantes que estavam se dirigindo para Minas Gerais ajustavam-se ao padrão da imigração subsidiada, com predomínio dos grupos familiares. O perfil etário e o de sexo diferenciam-se do perfil clássico dos migrantes, no qual predominam os homens jovens.At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, the migratory flows to Minas Gerais assumed massive proportions, especially as a result of the construction of Belo Horizonte and of the expansion of the coffee industry in the South region of the state and Zona da Mata. The Registers of the Horta Barbosa Inn, in Juiz de Fora in 1896, reveal some characteristics of this contingent: age composition, origin, and characteristics of migrating family groups. Judging from the profile found in 1896, the immigrants coming to Minas Gerais were mostly of the subsidized immigration type, therefore formed mostly by family groups. Age and sex profiles have been found to differ from the classic profile of the migrant, a contingent formed mainly by young men.

  17. 19th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop


    The 19th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop (HKT19), as an annual international workshop devoted to presentations of new research findings in the Earth sciences and related disciplines from the Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet (HKT) region and discussion on the burning issues, was held in Niseko, a famous ski resort in Hokkaido,Japan. The HKT19 Organizing Committee hosted the workshop together with two 21st Century Center of Excellence Programs,namely, COE for the “Neo-Science of Natural History” (Hokkaido University, Project Leader: H. Okada), COE for “Dynamics of the Sun-Earth-Life Interactive System”,(Nagoya University, Project Leader: T.Yasunari), and the Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Hokkaido University,

  18. Eesti patsient. Haiguse ja haige inimese kujutamise mudel 19. sajandi eesti kultuuris ja kirjasõnas. The Estonian Patient: A Model for the Representation of Illness and the Ill in 19th Century Estonian Culture and Letters

    Janek Kraavi


    Full Text Available The portrait of the 18th and 19th century „Estonian patient” sketched in this article is a theoretical model of the ill person, based mainly on literary texts, but with reference to a variety of scientific and popular-scientific material. The point of departure is the classic postcolonial theorist, Frantz Fanon, in whose writings medicine, healing, and discourse on such topics are seen as the functioning of a specific colonial practice. The most notable characteristic of the figure of the Estonian patient is non-communicativeness. Communication is avoided and feared primarily because it has to be directed toward those in higher positions of power, or to institutions that embody power (the apothecary, the hospital. While these traits also characterize the separation between peasants and their rulers more generally, in a situation of illness the exclusion is felt with a double intensity. Sickness casts the peasant in a double bind: when in need of help or healing, contact across the divide between social rank, and – more broadly, between two cultures and ways of understanding the world, becomes unavoidable. In such situations, illness signifies an intensification of the gap in social standing. The ill person, who already stands on a lower rung of the social hierarchy, becomes all the more marginalized. In keeping with these observations, the real reason behind indecisiveness and refusal of medical treatment may well be an effort to avoid or postpone humiliation on the basis of lower social standing. Other contributing factors might include unconscious resistance – or even a conscious model of resistance – in the psyche, which manifests as an avoidance of communication. The content and motivating force for the model is not heroism, but rather a sense of shame. Indeed, behind the context of medical culture lurks ethnic and material isolation. The individual’s economic situation, living conditions, education and – most important – his

  19. An Aspect of Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism: A Comparative Study between the Traces of British Imperialism in English Literature and the Counterpoint of Anti-Colonialism in Bengali Literature of 19th Century

    Farhana Haque


    Full Text Available In Mansfield Park, Jane Austen has exhibited the English identity lies on property earned by the slave trade in Caribbean Islands. If we go deep inside of the history of Britain we could able to see their awareness and concern over a national identity, and consider American colonies a poor reflection on Britain. The traits of British colonization always stretched their dominating wings soar above in the sky of ruling. The tyrannical rule on the Caribbean Islands and other places, where they have set the subjugation upon the destitute subjects. Such as West Indies, Jamaica, Haiti, Indian sub-continent and many more countries which they consider inferior in front of them. This was the ideology of English people and their smug of English identity. In the first part of my research paper, I am suppose to depict that, how the English superiority discern its voice through the narrative of the 19th century English novels. The great example of English superiority proved by the reading of Mansfield Park, and this novel will also explore the deepest meaning of coveted Englishness. Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, which has written based on English identity earned by slave trade and also the English people who are very much obsessed with property, money, status, elite class attitudes and heedless towards their subordinate people. On the other hands, Kazi Nazrul Islam upholds the position of anti colonial writer. He was very much against the British rule and their despotic rulers.  Therefore, Kazi Nazrul Islam has established the notion of anti British ideology and activities through his writings and showed the world about his rebellious nature. Keywords: Mansfield Park, British colonialism, Caribbean Islands, Anti-colonialism, Rebellion

  20. El juego de las apariencias: las connotaciones del vestido a fines del siglo XIX en la ciudad de México The game of appearances: clothing connotations by the end of the 19th century in Mexico City

    Florencia Gutiérrez


    Full Text Available Las elites porfirianas de fines del siglo XIX intentaron transformar determinados hábitos y conductas de las clases populares de la ciudad de México por considerar que contravenían las exigencias de la civilización y el progreso y retrasaban la consolidación de la urbe capitalina como referente de la modernidad. En este contexto, el deseo por modificar los atuendos y costumbres higiénicas de los sectores populares constituyó una preocupación destacada de la administración de Porfirio Díaz. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar las connotaciones que la indumentaria tuvo para la dirigencia mexicana y estudiar las respuestas sociales frente a las coerciones destinadas a modificar la forma de vestir y asearse de ciertos segmentos de la población capitalina.Late 19th-century elites tried to change certain habits and behaviour of Mexico City's popular classes, which were considered to run counter to the demands of civilization and progress thus delaying the consolidation of the capital city's urbanization as a referent of modernity. In this context, the wish to modify clothes and hygiene habits of popular sectors became a paramount concern for Porfirio Diaz's administration. The aim of this article is to analyze the connotations clothing had for Mexico's leading sectors and to study the social response to the coercion destined to alter dressing and sanitation habits in a given group of capital-city dwellers.

  1. Significados de proteção a meninas pobres na Bahia do século XIX Means of protection to poor girls in Bahia in the 19th century

    Antonio Marcos Chaves


    Full Text Available Para a análise dos significados de proteção a meninas pobres da Bahia do século XIX recorreu-se a documentos de orfanatos e varas de órfãos. Os conteúdos foram organizados nas categorias formas de abandono e práticas educacionais e disciplinares. Os resultados indicaram que a proteção significava abrigar as meninas, alimentá-las e treiná-las em algumas habilidades. Não havia preocupação com a superação da condição social pré-institucional. Para as famílias, a institucionalização significava proteção. O Estado limitava-se a encaminhá-las para instituições e a contribuir com subvenções. A proteção a meninas representava o cumprimento de regras morais vigentes e a delimitação do lugar da mulher. A criança era um vir-a-ser.For an analysis of the means of protection offered to poor girls in 19th-century Bahia, we have examined documents of orphanage institutions and judges of orphans. The contents were organized into these categories: forms of abandonment, educational and discipline practices. The results indicate the protection offered to the girls meant: shelter, nourishment, and instruction in some abilities. There was no concern to a long-term amelioration of the pre-orphanage socioeconomic status. For the families, the orphanage represented protection. The role of the State was limited; it consisted on directing the girls to the orphanages and on contributing with subsidies. The means of protection were effected in order to maintain certain standards of morality of the period and the delimitation of a socially-acceptable environment for women. The child was understood as "future".

  2. "Writing of Childhood Memories" in the Russian Classical Novels of the 19th Century%十九世纪俄国古典小说中的“童年回忆性书写”论



    Novelists' statement of childhood memories is based on the reproduction of the adults' time and space from now to past. The connection between the present time and space and the childhood space-time, together constitutes the memories of the past to illuminate the art world, get a kind of ideal pattern beyond specific history and ontological survival. During the forties and fifties of the 19th century in Russian classical novels the "writing of childhood memories" paid attention to the social history and literary criticism, and focused more on the life of self-awareness, awareness of the human nature of the inquiry and sense of poetry.%小说家对童年回忆的言说,是立足于成人现在的时空对过去时空的一种再现。现在的时空与童年的时空相联系,共同构成了回忆过去照亮现在的艺术世界,获得一种超越历史的具体性和生存的本体性的理想模式。19世纪40、50年代俄国古典小说中的“童年回忆性书写”既注重文学的社会历史性和批判性,更着重于自我生命意识、人性意识的叩问以及诗性意识的追述。

  3. A bicicleta, o ciclismo e as mulheres na transição dos séculos XIX e XX Bicycle, cycling and women in the 19th to 20th centuries' transition

    Victor Andrade de Melo


    Full Text Available Este artigo tem por objetivo discutir as relações entre a nova configuração da presença social das mulheres (e nesse cenário as posições de líderes dos movimentos por direitos civis femininos, a nova dinâmica social marcada pela valorização das atividades públicas de lazer (da qual o ciclismo é um exemplo privilegiado e um novo invento (a bicicleta na transição dos séculos XIX e XX. Inicialmente abordaremos os casos específicos da Europa (com destaque para a França e dos Estados Unidos, buscando recuperar as pioneiras discussões e ocorrências acerca do envolvimento de mulheres com o ciclismo. Posteriormente, discutiremos o caso específico do Rio de Janeiro, a maior cidade e a capital do país à época, cujos dirigentes tinham aspirações de constituí-la na metrópole moderna brasileira.This article aims to discuss the relationships between the new configuration of the women social presence (and, in this scenario, the positions of leaders of feminine civil rights' movements, the new social dynamics marked by the valorization of public leisure activities (of which cycling is a remarkable example and a new invention (the bicycle in the 19th to 20th centuries' transition. Initially, we discuss specific cases of Europe (mainly those of France and United States, searching to recover the pioneer discussions and occurrences concerning the involvement of women with cycling. Later, we discuss the specific case of Rio de Janeiro, the biggest city and capital of the country at that time, whose leaders had aspirations to constitute in the Brazilian modern metropolis.

  4. Optical legacy of Imperial College London

    Kidger Webb-Moore, Tina E.


    The Industrial Revolution, beginning primarily in the UK, generated an increasing need for highly skilled technical people. Throughout the 19th century, technical instruction increased dramatically and the formation of schools specializing in science and technology grew quickly. In England, there was much motivation in favour of a national prestige center for science and technology centered in London. Central among the motivating forces was Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert. Although there were already existing specialist science and technology institutions in major English cities, the growth of superior institutions in other countries within Europe, especially Germany and the Charlottenburg area of Berlin (e.g., the Berlin Technical High School), encouraged important English dignitaries to become more competitive with continental Europe. As a result of this strong continental motivation, several science and technology institutions were built in the south Kensington part of London during the latter half of the 19th century. Imperial College, founded at the start of the 20th century, was a culmination and consolidation of several of these 19th century English institutions. Optical science and technology was an early beneficiary of the founding of Imperial College. This paper will attempt to provide the reader with an understanding of how great was the influence of the optical section of Imperial College in the further development of the world's optical science and technology.

  5. Famine, the Black Death, and health in fourteenth-century London

    Daniel Antoine; Simon Hillson


    In the first half of the fourteenth century two catastrophes struck the population of Europe: the Great Famine and the Black Death. The latter has been extensively studied, but much less is known about the biological effects of the Great Famine. A large assemblage of skeletal remains from one of the Black Death burial grounds, the Royal Mint cemetery in London, provides a unique opportunity to investigate these effects by analyzing the teeth of individuals who survived the famine but died dur...

  6. Contribution of Chinese students studying physics in Japan to from the late 19th to early 20th century modern physics in China%清末民初留日物理学生及其科学贡献

    咏梅; 冯立昇


    Aim Introduce the general situation of Chinese students who studied physics in Japan in the late 19th and early 20th century to provide new clue for the study of the history of physics. Methods Literature research and statistical analysis. Results Analyze statistically their school distribution in Japan, and introduce briefly 109 students'materials such as their native places, their major subjects, their schools in Japan, as well as their work;and study their work and activities in the physics fields when they came back to China. We describe their contribution to the spread and education of physics science, to the determination of technical terms, as well as to the academic study in the field of physics. Conclusion The Chinese students studying physics in Japan had played an important role to the development of Physics in China in the early 20th century after returning to China.%目的 清理清末民初留日物理学生的总体脉络,为研究中国近代物理学史提供新线索.方法 文献调研和统计分析.结果 统计分析中国留日学生就读学校的分布情况;收集109名晚清留日物理学生的资料,介绍其籍贯、在日就读学校、专业及事迹,考查清末民初留日学生归国后的有关物理学方面的活动.阐述了这批留学生对于民国时期的物理学普及、物理学教育、物理术语创制、物理研究等方面的贡献.结论 认为清末的留日物理学生为中国物理学的体制化发挥了重要作用.

  7. Pensar o homem como corpo: a cunhagem Simbólica em Portugal e Espanha (século 19 - Thinking man as body: symbolic coinage in Portugal and Spain (19th century

    José Viegas Brás


    Full Text Available Neste artigo investigamos a construção do corpo pelos manuais de civilidade publicados em Portugal e em Espanha no século 19. Os manuais de civilidade constituíram um mecanismo de poder-saber disciplinador da burguesia em ascensão eque marcaram certo processo de subjectivação. A partir do corpo estabeleceu-se uma nova ordem, que elevou o orgânico ao funcional e simbólico, em sintonia com a classe burguesa em ascensão, e que buscou orientar cada indivíduo a constituir-se como um sujeito moral, dando-lhe distinção e prestígio.Palavras-chave: corpo, história, manuais, civilidade.THINKING MAN AS BODY: SYMBOLIC COINAGE IN PORTUGAL AND SPAIN (19TH CENTURYAbstractIn this paper, we study the construction of the body through civility course books published in Portugaland Spainin the 19th century. The civility course books were a mechanism of power-knowledge relationship disciplinary of the rising bourgeoisie which un le as he da certain process of subjectivity. From the body a new order was set up, which raised the organic to functional and symbolic-in line with the growing bourgeois class-and guide de ach individual to establish him/herself as a moral subject, giving him/her distinction and prestige.Key-words: body, history, manuals, civility.PENSANDO EN EL HOMBRE COMO CUERPO: INVENCIÓN SIMBÓLICAEN PORTUGAL Y ESPAÑA (SIGLO 19ResumenEn este trabajo, investigamos la construcción del cuerpo a través de los manuales de civilidad publicado en Portugal y en España en el siglo 19. Los manuales de civilidad eran un mecanismo de poder-saber disciplinador de la burguesía naciente que marcaron cierto proceso de subjetividad. Partiendo del cuerpo, si establece un nuevo orden que eleva el orgánico al funcional y simbólico, según la naciente burguesía, y que guío a cada individuo para constituirse como sujeto moral, dándole prestigio y distinción.Palabras-clave: cuerpo, historia, manuales, civilidad.PENSER L'HOMME COMME CORPS

  8. A study of the German ‘Gothic’ 15th-century equestrian armour (A21 in the Wallace Collection, London

    Edge, David


    Full Text Available The most famous, indeed iconic, armour in the Wallace Collection, London, is the late 15th century German armour for man and horse (inventory number A21. Unfortunately for the historian of armour, it is also one of the most composite, having been assembled in its present form in the 19th century from elements of at least five armours. Archival research in the Wallace Collection has been combined with metallography in the Conservation Department to attempt to cast some further light upon its origins.

    La armadura más famosa y emblemática de la Wallace Collection de Londres es un arnés para hombre y caballo de finales del siglo XV (inv. A.21. Desafortunadamente para la historia del arte de la armadura es también una de las más heterogéneas, compuesta en el siglo XIX con piezas procedentes de al menos otras cinco armaduras. La investigación archivística en la Wallace Collection se ha compaginado con el estudio metalográfico del Departamento de Conservación para intentar arrojar algo más de luz sobre sus orígenes.

  9. A three-variable chaotic system for the epidemic of bubonic plague in Bombay by the end of the 19th century and its coupling to the epizootics of the two main species of rats

    Mangiarotti, Sylvain


    A plague epidemic broke out in Bombay by the end of the 19th century. A committee was first appointed by the Bombay City [1] in order to stop the epidemic before the rain season started. Unfortunately, the disease could not be stopped and the epidemic became endemic. After several years, another Advisory Committee [2] was appointed that tried to investigate the causes of plague in all possible directions. An impressing quantity of information was gathered during the period 1907-1911 and published. In particular, it was noticed that the epidemic was systematically preceded by epizootics of rats. For this reason, the populations of the main species of rodents were systematically monitored. This data set is revisited here by using a multivariate version of the global modeling technique [3]. The aim of this technique is to obtain a set of Ordinary Differential Equations directly from time series. Three observational time series are considered: the number of person died of bubonic plague per half month (1), and the number of captured infected black rats Mus rattus (2) and brown rats Mus decumanus (3). Several models are obtained, all based on the same algebraic basic structure. These models are, either directly chaotic, or close to chaos (chaos could easily be obtained by tuning one model parameter). The algebraic structure of the simplest model obtained is analyzed in more details. Surprisingly, it is found that the interpretation of the coupling between the three variables can be done term by term. This interpretation is in quite good coherence with the conclusions of the Advisory Committee published one hundred years ago. This structure also shows that the human action to slow down the disease during this period was obviously effective, although insufficient to stop the epidemic drastically. This result suggests that the global modeling technique can be a powerful tool to detect causal couplings in epidemiology, and, more generally, among observational variables from

  10. The Influence of “the Moving Frontier”on American Democracy Politics of the 19th Century%“移动的边疆”对19世纪美国民主政治的影响



    19世纪美国大陆边疆的向西移动,对民主政治的建立和推行提供了必要的安全条件和经济保障,形成了对民主政治起到催化剂作用的特性文化。同时,对民众民主政治观念产生了积极影响,自由生存、平等竞争的观念成为社会的必然和民主政治的重要内容,而且使政治民主的意识从静态的个体或小群体凝合为流动的集体意识,强化了全美社会的民主政治观念,加速了以反奴隶制和女权运动为代表的民主主义精神的发展。移民在拓荒过程中运用多数决定原则和契约关系构建的法律制度和公共权利,使美国的民主政治有了源自基层的坚实基础,并逐步演变为各项社会制度的核心内容。%That American frontier moved to the west from the 19th Century provides necessary security and financial guarantee to America democracy, forming the characteristic culture of democracy with positive influ-ence on American democracy that free survival and equal competition has been the core of social and democratic politics making it a moving massive sense from the static individual or small groups with the collective aware-ness thus strengthening the concept of democratic politics and speeding up the development of democracy of anti-slavery and feminist. The legal system and the public right of contractual relations of land reclamation by majority lays solid foundation on American bourgeoisie democracy as the core of various social systems.

  11. O Suicídio: reavaliando um clássico da literatura sociológica do século XIX Durkheim's Suicide: reassessment of a classic from 19th-century sociological literature

    Everardo Duarte Nunes


    reference to the main authors that have studied it. Amongst other qualities, the book's importance lies in the fact that it associates an elaborate theoretical construction with the empirical data, working within the possibilities provided by late 19th-century moral statistics. The article stresses Durkheim's perspective of dealing with the impact of the macrostructures over micro-level phenomena. The distribution of suicides is also reviewed, updating information and the relationship between suicides and professional groups, for example. The paper also provides a critique of authors who stress the importance of "meanings" in the analysis of suicides, with some notes on the relationship between suicide and mental disease.

  12. Aprendendo a ser professor(a no século XIX: algumas influências de Pestalozzi, Froebel e Herbart Learning to be a teacher in the 19th century: influences from Pestalozzi, Froebel, and Herbart

    Sarah Jane Alves Durães


    Full Text Available No final do século XVIII e, sobretudo, ao longo do século XIX, com as teorias de Pestalozzi, Froebel e Herbart, foram modificadas radicalmente as concepções de professor(a, ensino e método. Essas mudanças propiciaram o que hoje em dia se entende por escola moderna. Dos reflexos das teorias propostas por esses três pedagogos, este estudo tem por objetivo apresentar, especificamente, algumas mudanças e sugestões relativas à formação de professores e professoras para a escola primária a partir dos centros de formação e/ou escolas normais. Entre as qualidades requeridas para eles e elas encontravam-se as características de cuidado, afetividade e carinho para com os meninos e meninas. Com a influência das ciências da educação (sobretudo da Pedagogia e da Psicologia, as escolas normais disseminaram novas concepções sobre a infância e passaram a propagar modelos pelos quais a prática do professor(a deveria ser regida: racionalidade científica mesclada com atributos femininos. Em consequência, o espaço da sala de aula passou a ser, cada vez mais, evocado como ideal para as mulheres. Em suma, a discussão aqui realizada se centra na análise iniciada por Pestalozzi sobre o conceito de mulher como mãe-educadora e o fato de que Froebel foi o primeiro a incorporá-la como profissional da educação.At the end of the 18th century and, particularly, during the 19th century, with the theories by Pestalozzi, Froebel, and Herbart, the conceptions of teacher, teaching, and method were radically changed. These changes resulted in what is today understood by modern school. Out of the consequences of the theories proposed by these three pedagogues the present article intends to present, specifically, some changes and suggestions related to the formation of teachers for primary education at formation centers and/or normal schools. Among the qualities required of teachers were traits of care, affectivity and tenderness towards young boys

  13. Famine, the Black Death, and health in fourteenth-century London

    Daniel Antoine


    Full Text Available In the first half of the fourteenth century two catastrophes struck the population of Europe: the Great Famine and the Black Death. The latter has been extensively studied, but much less is known about the biological effects of the Great Famine. A large assemblage of skeletal remains from one of the Black Death burial grounds, the Royal Mint cemetery in London, provides a unique opportunity to investigate these effects by analyzing the teeth of individuals who survived the famine but died during the Black Death.

  14. Model Making and Anti-Competitive Practices in the Late Eighteenth-Century London Sculpture Trade

    Craske, Matthew


    Full Text Available This article concerns the generation of anti-competitive practices, and the associated discontents, that rose to the fore in the London sculpture trade in the late eighteenth century (1770-1799. It charts the business strategies and technical procedures of the most economically successful practitioners, whose workshops had some of the characteristics of manufactories, and whose critics accused them of conducting a "monopoly" trade. Small-scale practitioners lost out in the competition for great public contracts on account of their design processes and their inability to represent any manifestation of "establishment". A combination of three factors increased the gap between a handful of powerful "manufacturers" and the rest of the trade: the foundation of the Royal Academy, shifts in the ways designs were evaluated, and a growing number of very lucrative contracts for public sculpture. I conclude that such were the discontents within the London trade that by the 1790s, there was a marked tendency for practitioners who were not manufacturers to be attracted to democratic political movements, to the Wilkite call for liberty and the rise of civic radicalism in the merchant population of London.

  15. A Study on the Monopolies within Russian Petroleum Industry during Late 19th to Early 20th Century%论19世纪末20世纪初俄国的石油工业垄断

    张广翔; 白胜洁


    During late 19th to early 20th century, the monopolies within Russian petroleum industry form and achieve a rapid development. The factors such as establishment and popularization of joint-stock company, intense free contention among enterprises, penetration of foreign capital, and integra-tion of bank capital with industrial capital have jointly promoted an unprecedented centralization of production and capital within Russian petroleum industry, therefore provide necessary conditions for the formation of monopolies. During this period, petroleum monopoly of three types including Cartel, Syndicate and Trust is set up one after another and carries out activities of a wide range. They grab high monopoly profits by establishing monopoly price of petroleum and its products, strongly oppose state regulation of petroleum price, and actively participate in the competition of world petroleum mar-ket. These activities bring a dual effect that is both positive and negative to the development of Rus-sian petroleum industry; therefore, the two trends of outgrowth and stagnation coexist or alternate with each other within the production of petroleum industry.%19世纪末20世纪初,俄国石油工业垄断形成并获得快速发展。这主要是股份制公司的建立和推广、各企业之间激烈的自由竞争、外国资本的渗入及银行资本与工业资本的融合等因素,共同促进了俄国石油工业中生产和资本的空前集中,为垄断的形成提供了必要条件。在这一时期,卡特尔、辛迪加和托拉斯三种类型石油垄断组织先后建立并开展了广泛的活动,即通过建立石油及其产品的垄断价格攫取高额垄断利润;极力反对国家调控石油价格;积极参与争夺世界石油市场。这些活动给俄国石油工业的发展带来了双重影响,既有正面的促进作用,也有负面的抑制作用,从而使石油工业生产呈现出发展与停滞两种趋势同时并存、相互交替的局面。

  16. Les trajectoires archivées des experts de la modernisation rurale alpine (XIXe-XXe siècles Exploring the archives on the trajectories of 19th and 20th century experts in rural Alpine modernization

    Sylvain Brunier


    œur’s historiography and Jean-Claude Passeron’s survey process, we present possible relational databases, not restricted to breaking historical sources down into series of biographical events. Fieldwork concerned a specific social group bringing together individuals who figure as experts of modernization in the rural Alpine world. Both politics of mountain reforestation at the end of 19th century, and of farm reconstruction after World War II produced many surveys, thanks to which experts’ trajectories, rather than being predetermined careers, can be reconstituted.

  17. Between tradition and innovation: the anthropoligical investigation of Karl von den Steinen in the region of the Xingú headwaters (1883-1887 and their significance for the German Americanism of the 19th Century

    Rebok, Sandra


    Full Text Available This essay attempts to analyze the anthropological and ethnographical studies realized by the German traveller and scientist Karl von den Steinen at the end of the 19th century in the region of the river Xingu in Central Brazil. First a short overview will be given of both expeditions directed by him and their scientific concerns. Then the ideological and thematical orientation of the americanism of this epoch will be contrasted with the research undertaken by Karl von den Steinen in Brazil, in order to illustrate the ways in which he worked in the tradition of his time and in which aspects he departed from this framework and effected innovations in his research. After this analysis of the contributions of Karl von den Steinen to the development of German americanism, this article focuses on the question of, to which point his studies are still relevant today and if his methodology and its results continue to be valid in our time. Finally, the relationship of his ideological orientation with those of his predecessors and his successors will be thematized in order to explore Karl von den Steinen’s influences and whom he, in turn, influenced.Este artículo analiza los estudios antropológicos llevados a cabo por el viajero y científico alemán Karl von den Steinen a finales del siglo XIX en la región del río Xingú en Brasil Central. En primer lugar se ofrece una breve introducción sobre las dos expediciones por él dirigidas así como sobre los intereses científicos que las motivaron. A continuación se contrapone la orientación ideológica y temática del americanismo de la época con la investigación de Karl von den Steinen en Brasil, con objeto de ver en qué sentido ha trabajado siguiendo las pautas metodológicas habituales de su época y en qué aspectos ha abandonado ese marco tradicional a fin de desarrollar innovaciones en la investigación. Tras este análisis de la contribución de von den Steinen al desarrollo del

  18. [Richard Freiherr v. Krafft-Ebing and Sigmund Freud--discourse on the "normality" and "perversion" of human sexuality at the close of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century].

    Kapfhammer, Hans-Peter


    Sexuality has been defined a central feature of personal identity since the epoch of enlightenment and has gradually become a decisive issue also in societal and political terms. A major transfer from religion and religious institutions to medicine and medical experts and later on to neuropsychiatrists has to be underlined in the primary position to assess "normal" and "deviant" manifestations of sexuality. Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing and Sigmund Freund play an eminent role in this "discourse on sexuality" (M. Foucault) during the nineteenth and beginning twentieth century on the way to modern sexology. Within this overarching context Krafft-Ebing's and Freud's theoretical conceptualizations of sexuality and perversion will be sketched and basic clinical and societal implications there out will be discussed.

  19. O ensino secundário militar na contramão das tendências do Império -Secondary military education in the 19th century a gainst the general trend

    Claudia Alves


    Full Text Available Resumo O presente artigo tem como objetivo apresentar a trajetória de construção dos estudos preparatórios à Escola Militar, entre as décadas de 1850 e 1870, quando os esforços de preparação e qualificação de quadros, no âmbito do exército brasileiro, sã potencializados pelas exigências da profissionalização própria dos exércitos do século XIX. O reforço à formação de nível superior, consubstanciado na Lei de 1850, que regulamentava a ascensão na carreira, vinculando-a aos cursos da Escola, reflete-se na organização de estudos preparatórios que, no espaço de duas décadas, tendem a transformar-se num curso seriado de três anos. Esse movimento,quando confrontado com os dados existentes para o ensino secundário do Império, encontra-se na contramão da tendência geral, que aponta para a fragmentação e pulverização desse nível de estudos. Palavras-chave: ensino secundário; escola militar; século XIX.   SECONDARY MILITARY EDUCATION IN THE 19TH CENTURY AGAINST THE GENERAL TREND Abstract This article aims at presenting the steps involved in building preparatory studies for the Military School, between the decades of 1850 and 1870, when the efforts of staff preparation and qualification, within the Brazilian army, were enhanced by the demands of professional armies, in the nineteenth century. The strengthening of higher education, embodied in the Act of 1850, regulating the criteria for advancing in the military career, linking it to the School courses, reflects on the organization of preparatory studies that tend to become a three-year course, within the next two decades. This movement, when confronted with existing secondary education data on the Brazilian imperial period, goes against the general trend, pointing at the fragmentation and pulverization of such level of studies. Keywords: secondary school; military school; nineteenth century.   LA ENSEÑANZA SECUNDARIA MILITAR EN LACONTRAMANO DE LAS TENDENCIAS

  20. « This, I told myself, was really Africa ».Des territoires et des femmes. Récits féminins de voyage en Afrique Australe à la fin du XIXe siècle “This, I told myself, was really Africa”. Of Territories and Women.Women’s Travel Narratives in Late 19th Century Southern Africa

    Ludmila Ommundsen


    Full Text Available In Victorian Britain, travel writing was informed by an unprecedented colonial expansion — in particular, the “scramble for Africa”— and the rise of the women’s movement in the late 19th century. Fuelled by the notions of motherhood and domesticity that characterized late imperial society, the presence of women in colonies served the purpose of domesticating the South. Yet, as geographical conquest merges with sexual conquest, the narratives of some female travellers in Southern Africa unveil unexpected territories that manifest specific territorialities. Although conjuring up feminist utopias, weren’t these female writers trying to construct a conspicuous literary ghetto?

  1. Astronomy Teaching in Argentina in the 19th Century. (Spanish Title: La Enseñanza de la Astronomía en la Argentina del Siglo XIX.) O Ensino de Astronomia na Argentina no Século XIX

    Norberto Cornejo, Jorge; Santilli, Haydée


    Sarmiento believed that Copernican astronomy was one of the critical scientific disciplines to the formation of a "modern" citizen. In this work, we shall study astronomical science from two points of view: from the scientific knowledge and the educational presentation of such knowledge. Our study will address in Argentina in 19th century, starting from the initiative of Bernardino Rivadavia in 1821, who founded an astronomic observatory at Buenos Aires, until the first activities of the observatories at Córdoba and La Plata. On both lines, scientific and educative, we shall analyze the influence of positivist ideas. We shall highlight epistemological differences between both observatories, Córdoba's based on French positivism and La Plata's based on German positivism. We shall also show the different attitude of both observatories towards education. We shall see the way in which positivist ideas had great relevance in the training of elementary school teachers. We shall also establish the relevant influence of the socio-historical context over the astronomical development, and show that astronomy was a fundamental social factor at Argentina history. Domingo F. Sarmiento consideraba que la astronomía copernicana era una de las disciplinas científicas fundamentales para la conformación de un ciudadano "moderno". En este trabajo estudiaremos la ciencia astronómica desde dos vertientes: la referida específicamente al conocimiento científico y aquella vinculada con la presentación educativa de dicho conocimiento. Nuestro estudio se desarrollará en Argentina durante el siglo XIX, desde la iniciativa de Bernardino Rivadavia en 1821, de establecer en Buenos Aires un observatorio astronómico, hasta las primeras actividades de los observatorios de Córdoba y de La Plata. En ambas vertientes, científica y educativa, analizaremos la influencia de las ideas positivistas. Resaltaremos las diferencias epistemológicas entre los dos observatorios, orientado el primero

  2. Faculdades da alma e suas implicações para a educação: saberes divulgados no século XIX Faculties of the soul and their implications for education: knowledges circulated in the 19th century

    Raquel Martins de Assis


    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve resultados de uma pesquisa que buscou investigar como o tema das faculdades da alma e de suas implicações no desenvolvimento humano e na educação da pessoa foi divulgado, ao final do século XIX, pela imprensa periódica. Esperando contribuir para a história da psicologia e da educação, o artigo apresenta a análise de escritos sobre educação moral e educação estética de uma Secção Scientífica ou Pedagógica assinada por José Miguel de Siqueira e publicada no jornal O Baependyano (1877-1889. Inicialmente, são feitas breves descrições do periódico e de sua posição na conjuntura da época, bem como do lugar em que foi publicado. Em seguida, tratamos da definição de pedagogia apresentada pelo jornal, levando em consideração as apropriações de autores estrangeiros comumente presentes no campo da educação. A pedagogia considerada moderna é definida em tais escritos como a expansão e o desenvolvimento das forças animais, racionais e morais do ser humano; sua finalidade seria a formação do homem social pronto para o trabalho e para o serviço da sociedade e do Estado. Partindo dessa discussão, abordamos as concepções de educação espontânea, educação regular e instrução contidas no periódico. A educação é entendida como a unidade entre cultura e instrução, sendo a cultura a principal responsável pelo direcionamento das faculdades da alma e pela formação moral; a instrução, por sua vez, é tomada como aquisição de conhecimentos, mas também desempenha um papel importante na formação de hábitos e costumes.The article describes the results of a research that investigated how the theme of the faculties of the soul and of their implications for human development and for the education of a person was made available in the late 19th century by the circulating press. In an attempt to contribute to the history of psychology and education, the article presents the analysis of

  3. 19世纪末至20世纪初华商在俄国远东地区的形成和发展%The Emergence and Development of Chinese Merchants in Russia’s Far East between the late 19th Century and the early 20th Century

    张宗海; 张临北


    Between the late 19th Century and the early 20th Century, Chinese merchants emerged and developed in Russia’s Far East. A growing number of Russian migrants and the expansion of Russia’s local business, the local authorities of Tsarist Russia started to discuss and formulate restrictive measures on Chinese merchants. Prior to the First World War, Chinese merchants’ business activities in Russia’s Far East were monitored by the local authorities, making it difficult for the merchants to sustain their business, let alone achieving great success.%19世纪末至20世纪初,华商在俄国远东地区形成并发展起来。伴随着俄罗斯移民的不断增长和俄罗斯本地商业的发展、壮大,俄国远东地方当局开始讨论、制定对华商的限制措施。到第一次世界大战前,华商在俄国远东地区的经营活动已经处在地方当局的监控之下,在俄华商立足困难,并鲜有大成就者。

  4. Conformando uma Argentina leitora: educação pública, bibliotecas e mercado editorial entre fins do século XIX e meados do século XX Building a reading Argentina: state schools, libraries and the publishing market in late -19th century and in the first half of 20th century

    Gabriela Pellegrino Soares


    Full Text Available Este artigo pretende lançar luz sobre políticas públicas de promoção da leitura que tiveram lugar na Argentina de fins do século XIX e primeira metade do XX, e sobre a forma como essas interagiram com o mercado editorial em desenvolvimento no país. A preocupação em cultivar e orientar desde cedo nos cidadãos a prática da leitura fez das crianças alvo privilegiado de iniciativas educacionais e editoriais, às quais dedicarei particular atenção.This article aims at shedding light on public policies of reading practices’ promotion, that took place in Argentina in late 19th century and in the first half of 20th century, and on the way they affected the country’s developing publishing market. The purpose of motivating reading practices since the citizens’ early years turned children into an important goal of educational and publishing initiatives, which shall here receive special focus.

  5. Transplantation and Variation:Research on Eastern-Western Art Exchange from Late 19 th Century to Early 20 th Century via Beardsley%移植与变异--由比亚兹莱看19世纪末至20世纪初的东西方艺术交流

    郭玛丽; 张睿峰


    It is an important period of world art reform from the end of 19th century to the beginning of 20th century, when the transient Art Nouveau plays an important role in the development of modern art. When looking into the eastern-western art exchange, Beardsley is a figure that cannot be ignored, because eastern-western cultural transplantation and variation is fully embodied in him. His works draw the oriental elements, integrate with the western characteristics, and then feed back into the oriental art. He is a well-deserved“ambassador” for the eastern-western art exchange.%19世纪末至20世纪初是世界艺术变革的重大时期,短暂的“新艺术”运动对于近现代艺术的发展起着重要作用。探索其间东西方艺术交流,比亚兹莱是一个不可忽视的人物,东西方文化的移植与变异在他身上得到了充分的体现。他的创作汲取了东方元素,融合了西方特色,而后又反哺了东方艺术,他是当之无愧的东西方艺术交流的使者。

  6. London, England


    For almost 2,000 years, the River Thames has served as the life force of London, capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world's most famous cities. In AD 43 the Romans established the trading settlement of Londinium at a favorable crossing point on the river. The Romans remained until the 5th century, when the city came under Saxon control. The early 17th century saw enormous growth, but the deadly plague of 1664 and 1665 ravaged the population, and in the following year the Great Fire, which burned for four days, destroyed most of the city. A public transportation system and other city services in the early 19th century eased many of the increasing urban problems of the burgeoning capital of the wealthy British Empire. After coping with the devastating effects of bombing during World War II and the gradual dismantling of the empire, London today thrives as a vital modern metropolis. London is one of 100 cities being studied using ASTER data to map and monitor urban use patterns and growth.This image was acquired on October 12, 2001 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.ASTER is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18, 1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products.The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER will provide scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping, and monitoring of dynamic conditions and temporal change. Example applications are: monitoring glacial advances and retreats; monitoring

  7. Dumb O Jemmy and Others: Deaf people, Interpreters and the London Courts in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

    Stone, Christopher; Woll, Bencie


    This article reviews eighteenth- and nineteenth-century proceedings of the London Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) that involved deaf people. The use, role, and status of sign language and interpreters in these settings are described. These proceedings provide important information about deaf people's experiences within the court system of the…



    China on Sept.25 recovered its 19th recoverable sci-tech experimental satellite 27 days after the satellite orbited in space. The satellite, which was launched on Aug.29 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu Province, northwest China, touched the ground at 7:55 a.m.on Sept.25. The satellite, atop a Long March 2C carrier rocket, is mainly for

  9. 19th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena

    Cundiff, Steven; Vivie-Riedle, Regina; Kuwata-Gonokami, Makoto; DiMauro, Louis


    This book presents the latest advances in ultrafast science, including both ultrafast optical technology and the study of ultrafast phenomena. It covers picosecond, femtosecond, and attosecond processes relevant to applications in physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Ultrafast technology has a profound impact in a wide range of applications, amongst them biomedical imaging, chemical dynamics, frequency standards, material processing, and ultrahigh-speed communications. This book summarizes the results presented at the 19th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena and provides an up-to-date view of this important and rapidly advancing field.

  10. 伊卡洛斯形象在19世纪的演变--以歌德笔下的欧福里翁-拜伦、波德莱尔与斯特凡·格奥尔格的几篇诗作为例%The change of the image of Ikarus in the 19th century---Euphorion-Byron in Goethe’s Faust,several poems of Baudelaire and Stefan George as examples



    The mythical figure of Ikarus who ignored his father's advice and flew too close to the sun and then fell into the sea where he drowned was interpreted as poet and lover in pursuit of beauty and love,as hero,revolutionist,rebel and u-topian longing for freedom.In the 19th century three famous poets Byron,Baudelaire and Stefan George showed their conceptions of Ikarus.While Goethe depicted English poet Byron as a hero Ikarus in the mythical figure of Euphorion in Faust and French poet Baudelaire composed a lament to the modern poet who soars up into heaven longing for beauty like Ikarus and falls but more unfortunately than Ikarus,German poet Stefan George gave an image of Ikarus as poet-prophet who is the spiritual leader of changing society.George's mature image of Ikarus grew out of his admiration for Byron in London,his attendance at the Tuesday evening held by Mallarméand his familiarity with Baudelaire's poetry in Paris dur-ing his wander,this development can be regarded as a"Kiao-I"process of the poet George and marks the special feature of his image of Ikarus.Born in different countries and lived in different times,these three poets depicted varied figures of Ikarus,which can also be regarded as a kind of"Kiao-I" process of the figure of Ikarus in the 19th century.%在古希腊神话里,伊卡洛斯由于不听父亲的劝告而飞得太高,翅膀被太阳融化,坠海而死。后人将他阐释成各种形象,如追求爱与美的诗人与爱人,追求自由的英雄、革命者、反叛者与乌托邦主义者。在19世纪,有三位大诗人---拜伦、波德莱尔、斯特凡·格奥尔格---续写了伊卡洛斯神话。献身希腊战场的英国诗人拜伦在歌德的《浮士德》里以欧福里翁的形象出现,是一个英雄伊卡洛斯。法国诗人波德莱尔把追求美的现代诗人比作不幸坠落的伊卡洛斯,德国诗人格奥尔格则塑造了一个作为诗人-先知的伊卡洛斯,他是变革社会的精神

  11. Egidio Calzini (1857-1928 e gli studi di storia dell'arte in Romagna e nelle Marche tra XIX e XX secolo / Egidio Calzini (1857-1928 and the studies of art history in Romagna and Marche regions between the 19th and the 20th centuries

    Francesco De Carolis


    The paper aims to discover the career and the critical profile of Egidio Calzini, an art historian who actively contributed to the study of the artistic heritage in Romagna and Marches between 19th and 20th century. Following a diachronic order of his studies, the research underlines both his relationship with the rest of scholars of that time, examining unpublished sources, and his best discoveries, analyzing his publications. From the monography on Marco Palmezzano (1894 to direction of the specialized journal titled «Rassegna bibliografica dell’arte italiana» (1898-1916, the article defines his personality, who contributes to the period of the art history in which started the current features of the discipline, both about conservation and  research studies.

  12. On the origin of the two cultures in 19th-century Europe (Cultural impact of a new view of the relation between man and nature resulting from the "Darwinian revolution")

    Van Berkel, K


    The separation between nature, as the domain of scientific laws, and culture, as the domain of human values, is potentially already present in the seventeenth century. The idea of a benevolent purpose in nature, the so-called physico-theology, for a long time helped to accommodate the findings of sc

  13. Alfabetizare politică prin lexic, instituții și modele teoretice englezești: România în a doua jumătate a secolului al XIX-lea (Political Literacy through English Lexic, Institutions and Models. Romania in the Second Hald of the 19th Century

    Roxana PATRAȘ


    Full Text Available The present article endeavours to explore the political terminology of Anglo-Saxon origin, as well as to emphasize the influence of the Anglo-American political model through the analysis of some speeches delivered in various political contexts by the most appreciated Romanian orators of the 19th century. The assumption that, besides the interactions with French and German models, a third influence (the English, the British or the American may be taken into consideration has been already suggested by several historians’ research. However, our hypothesis is that the Anglo-Saxon model can be emphasized not only in the “archives” of immediate economic or diplomatic interests, but as a cultural „mediator” between the French culture’s “modelling influence” and the German culture’s “catalytic influence” (according to Lucian Blaga’s theories. The relationship between the beginning of the Romanian political civilization (the stage of political literacy and the Anglo-Saxon tradition shall be inquired from three perspectives: 1. As a step-by-step evolution; 2. As an ideal standard of political civilization; 3. As a mediation formula between opposite realities and principles (absolutism – democracy/ constitutional monarchy; centralisation – local autonomy/ federalism etc.. In the first part of the article, I propose a list of English words that are imported in the Romanian language of the 19th century and are put into circulation by the speeches delivered in the Romanian Parliament. In complementarity with the lexicographic analysis, I will emphasize the fragments where works by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Disraeli, William Ewart Gladstone, Thomas Babington Macauley, Thomas Hare, James Stuart Mill, Henry Wheaton and others are mentioned by the Romanian orators, and follow the track of their dissemination through either English originals or Romanian/ French translations.

  14. Historia de la paleobotnica en la Argentina durante el siglo XIX: cientficos, exploradores y el pas en exposicin History of paleobotany in Argentina during the 19th century: scientists, explorers and the country on display

    Eduardo G. Ottone


    Full Text Available En este artculo se comentan los hallazgos de plantas fsiles de Page, Grondona, Villegas, Rhode, Bove, Av-Lallemant, Bodenbender y Roth, las citas de Ameghino, Valentin, Rickard, Brackebusch, Sarmiento y Latzina, y aquellas publicadas en catlogos y memorias de exposiciones locales e internacionales durante el siglo XIX, junto a los hallazgos de Canard, Claraz, Hatcher, Olascoaga y Pietrobelli que permanecieron inditos hasta el siglo XX.Plant fossil findings published in the nineteenth century by Page, Grondona, Villegas, Rhode, Bove, Av-Lallemant, Bodenbender and Roth, references by Ameghino, Valentin, Rickard, Brackebusch, Sarmiento and Latzina, and these published in catalogues and memoirs of local and international exhibitions, together with plant fossil findings by Canard, Claraz, Hatcher, Olascoaga and Pietrobelli, that remained unpublished up to the twentieth century, are commented.

  15. Présentation d’une controverse : les Écritures face à la critique biblique au xixe siècle en Grande-Bretagne  Overview of a Controversy: the Scriptures and 19th-Century Biblical Criticism in Great Britain

    Frédéric Slaby


    Full Text Available Until the beginning of the 19th century, most of the Catholic, Anglican and Protestant exegetes, theologians and regular churchgoers thought that the Bible was the Word of God, and that God’s truth was present in every word of the Scriptures. Thereafter, biblical studies had to deal with questions that had emerged from the intellectual explosion and scholarly revolution of the previous centuries, and that were still very difficult to handle in their relationship with the Scriptures. The controversy around the authority of the Bible gained ever-increasing momentum as the century unfolded, and was responsible for the division of Bible scholars into two or three major groups whose general conclusions revealed the dynamic element in their studies and interpretation of the Bible. As the positivist and “liberal” critics privileged the use of reason in their approach, it comes as no surprise that the natural or human aspect should be taken into greater consideration by them than by the “orthodox” and “traditionalist” thinkers who privileged the use of faith and took into account the supernatural or divine aspect in their study of the Bible. Although the inerrancy of the Bible sometimes underlies textual, literary or historical discoveries, or matters of inspiration and divine revelation in the Scriptures, this article will identify elements of change and continuity as regards biblical inerrancy.

  16. 19th Asia Pacific Symposium

    Phon-Amnuaisuk, Somnuk; Engchuan, Worrawat; Chan, Jonathan


    This PALO volume constitutes the Proceedings of the 19th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES 2015), held in Bangkok, Thailand, November 22-25, 2015. The IES series of conference is an annual event that was initiated back in 1997 in Canberra, Australia. IES aims to bring together researchers from countries of the Asian Pacific Rim, in the fields of intelligent systems and evolutionary computation, to exchange ideas, present recent results and discuss possible collaborations. Researchers beyond Asian Pacific Rim countries are also welcome and encouraged to participate. The theme for IES 2015 is “Transforming Big Data into Knowledge and Technological Breakthroughs”. The host organization for IES 2015 is the School of Information Technology (SIT), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), and it is technically sponsored by the International Neural Network Society (INNS). IES 2015 is collocated with three other conferences; namely, The 6th International Confere...

  17. A idéia de nação no século XIX e o marxismo The idea of nation in the 19th century and Marxism

    João Antônio de Paula


    Full Text Available O texto busca traçar a emergência e o desenvolvimento tanto do conceito de nação, de seus pioneiros formuladores, ao final do século XVIII e início do XIX, como Rousseau, Herder e Fichte, quanto de seus desdobramentos ao longo do século XIX, destacando-se, também, alguns processos concretos de constituição de nações, em particular os casos dos Estados Unidos, da Itália e da Alemanha. Ao final, discute-se a recepção da questão nacional por Marx e Engels.The article traces the emergence and development of the concept of nation: from its first formulators (as Rousseau, Herder, and Fichte to its developments in the nineteenth century. It also highlights some concrete processes of formation of nations, particularly the cases of the United States, Italy and Germany. The article also discusses the reception of the national question by Marx and Engels.

  18. Los recetarios “afrancesados” del siglo XIX en México. French-fashioned Mexican recipe books in the 19th century. Globalization and construction of a national culinary model

    Sarah Bak-Geller Corona


    Full Text Available Algunos de los primeros libros de cocina mexicanos fueron publicados en la década de 1830 por imprentas francesas especializadas en libros en español. Este artículo analiza los distintos modelos culinarios y de nación presentes en dos recetarios afrancesados -el Arte novísimo de cocina y el Nuevo cocinero americano/mexicano en forma de diccionario- ysu relación con el contexto decimonónico de construcción de la nación mexicana.The first Mexican recipe books were published in the early 1830’s by French publishing houses specialized in Spanish written books. This article deals with the different nationalistic and cuisine models in two French-fashioned Mexican recipe books -the Arte novísimo de cocina and the Nuevo cocinero americano/mexicano en forma de diccionario- and their relationship with the nation-building context in nineteenth century Mexico.

  19. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials (IBMM 2014)

    Vantomme, André; Temst, Kristiaan


    It is our pleasure to present the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Ion Beam Modification of Materials, which took place from September 14th until September 19th, 2014. The conference was held in the historic center of Leuven, a medieval city in the heart of Europe, a city where centuries-old culture meets frontier science and technology. Among other places, the conference brought us to the University Hall, which has been in use by the university since its foundation in 1425, to the Infirmerie of the Grand Beguinage and to the medieval city of Bruges, the latter two being Unesco World Heritage sites.

  20. Antiikvärsimõõdud eesti tõlgetes 19. sajandi lõpul – 20. sajandi esimesel poolel / Ancient Meters in Estonian Translations at the End of the 19th Century – the First Half of the 20th Century

    Maria-Kristiina Lotman


    Full Text Available Although ancient verse has also been translated into Estonian with different non-equimetrical strategies, from the very beginning the equimetrical way of translation has prevailed, the purpose of which has been to convey the meter of a source text in the target text. Ancient meters are found in the Estonian tradition of translation from the end of the 19th century, when several authors undertook the translation of voluminous hexametrical texts. During the following decades, hexameter became an important meter both in original and translated poetry, first in accentual-syllabic or syllabic-accentual versification systems, later different quantitative forms were added. In the case of Estonian quantitative hexameter, a two-way evolution can be observed: the aim of the first direction is to accommodate hexameter in the prosodic reality of the Estonian language and develop a form that allows licences in the metrical structure rather than deform language, the aim of the second is to create a verse form, which, first of all, follows the patterns of ancient verse and, if necessary, forms artificial rules of quantity in order to accommodate Estonian language with the structure of hexameter.The incidence of other ancient meters, including different Ionic and Aeolic verse forms, is  considerably  lower.  During  the  obser  ved  period,  Aeolic meter s  are  conveyed  in  two  dif  fe -rent forms: in syllabic-accentual verse, where quantity plays only a rhythmic role, and syllabic-accentual-quantitative form, where the number of syllables is always strictly fixed, the distribution  of  accent s  is  governed  by  cer tain  rule s,  while  quantit y  is  more  impor tant  in strong positions and less regulated in weak positions.At the same time, we come across non-equimetrical translations as well, where instead of the original meter some other verse form has been chosen for the translation. Such rendition can be a functional

  1. 19世纪中叶以来泰国语言教育政策嬗变∗%Changes in the language-education policies of Thailand since the mid-19th century



    Since the mid-1 9-century,under the influence of the rising nationalism and in the process of promoting social reform and establishing a nation-state and strengthening its national unity,Thai-land has gradually worked out its language and language-education policies.These policies have two typical features as follows:on the one hand,it has implemented a mono-lingual language policy and education,that is,the teaching of the Thai language and culture has been enforced to the exclusion of all other languages and cultures in order to promote the fusion of all ethnic groups and strengthen their national identity;on the other hand,it has also implemented the policy of multi-foreign langua-ges with an emphasis on English and on the practical functions of foreign languages,but it has dis-couraged the teaching of those languages that hinder its national assimilation.Since the 21st century, the Government of Thailand has tried to ensure the dominant position of the Thai language,and at the same time attached much importance to the maintenance of its dialects and minority languages as well as some foreign languages used as tools,which reveals a more flexible and tolerable orientation of its language-education policies.%19世纪中叶以来,随着泰国民族主义的兴起,泰国在推动近代社会改革,构建民族国家和维护国家独立与统一的过程中,逐渐形成自己的语言及语言教育政策。主要包括两个方面:一是实行单一的民族语言及其教育政策,即强制性地推行泰语及其文化,限制、排斥和消除其他语言文化,来促进各民族的融合及其对国家的认同;二是实行多元化的外语教育政策,尤其重视英语,强调外语的工具性,对有碍民族同化的外语及其教育采取长期压制的政策。进入21世纪以后,泰国政府在强调确保标准泰语的主导地位的同时,也十分强调维护本国的各种方言和少数民族语言,重视工具性的

  2. "La cultura del bienestar. Poéticas del confort en la arquitectura de los siglos XIX y XX" = The Welfare Culture. Poetics of Comfort in Architecture of the 19th and 20th-centuries

    Eduardo Prieto González


    Full Text Available ResumenLejos de ser un concepto de índole técnica —el simple equilibrio higrotérmico entre las condiciones del clima y las constantes fisiológicas humanas— el confort es una idea culturalmente construida, que concierne a factores heteróclitos, como la relación de la arquitectura con el cuerpo, o el modo en que se conciben a través de este la naturaleza, el espacio y la materialidad. Sin embargo, la noción de confort no ha merecido toda la atención historiográfica que merece, de ahí la necesidad de una nueva perspectiva de índole estética y multidisciplinar. Tal punto de vista se ensaya en el artículo a través de una parcial y brevísima historia del confort que recoge los diferentes sentidos asignados al concepto a lo largo de los dos últimos siglos de acuerdo a una suerte de ‘poéticas’: la añeja poética del fuego, vinculada al confort regenerativo; las poéticas de la higiene y del hábitat, desarrolladas durante la modernidad como dogmas cientificistas y a la vez como coartadas estéticas, y, finalmente, la poética de las atmósferas, que da cuenta de las inquietudes contemporáneas sobre la percepción, la memoria y la sociabilidad. De tal repaso histórico puede concluirse que el bienestar no es un concepto objetivable ni aislable en la probeta del técnico o el científico, sino una noción compleja, formada por capas diversas que se entremezclan: fisiológicas, constructivas, estéticas, existenciales, sociales. La historia del confort es, de este modo, una suerte de versión reducida de la historia de la cultura.Palabras claveconfort, arquitectura, higiene, hábitat, atmósferaAbstractArchitectural history of the last two centuries shows that welfare, far from being a purely technical issue – a balance between weather and the physiological human constants – is a culturally constructed idea concerning diverse factors, such as the relationship between space and human body or the ways of conceiving nature in

  3. An Edutainment of Botany and Its Reflection of Science Popularization during the 18th and 19th Centuries%从一款植物学游戏看18、19世纪的科学传播



    ,published at the beginning of the nineteenth century,was an edutainment of botany,which adopted the catechism as a means of science education. The botanical knowledge and illustrations of this edutainment were mainly borrowed from , written by Priscilla Wakefield. It aimed to make participators learn Linnaean Botany, which was fashionable during that time. From the innovator Linnaeus and the botanizer Rousseau to Wakefield,there are two directions of science communication, namely the one from elite botanists to popularizers and the other among popularizers. Different from traditional books,this edutainment was a creative try of popular science publication. It was also a new way of public science consumption.%《植物学消遣》(Botanical Pastime )是19世纪初一款寓教于乐的问答游戏,这款游戏的植物学知识和插图主要参考了韦克菲尔德的《植物学入门》,让参与者了解当时盛行的林奈植物学。从知识的原创者林奈和植物学实践者卢梭的《植物学通信》到游戏的参考源《植物学入门》,植物学知识经过了科学家到科普作家和科普作家之间的两种传播方向。这款游戏是当时科学传播的新尝试,也是公众消费科学的一种方式。

  4. History of individuals of the 18th/19th centuries stored in bones, teeth, and hair analyzed by LA-ICP-MS--a step in attempts to confirm the authenticity of Mozart's skull.

    Stadlbauer, Christina; Reiter, Christian; Patzak, Beatrix; Stingeder, Gerhard; Prohaska, Thomas


    A cranium stored in the Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg/Austria which is believed to be that of Mozart, and skeletal remains of suspected relatives which have been excavated from the Mozart family grave in the cemetery in Salzburg, have been subjected to scientific investigations to determine whether or not the skull is authentic. A film project by the Austrian television ORF in collaboration with Interspot Film on this issue was broadcast at the beginning of the "Mozart year 2006". DNA analysis could not clarify relationships among the remains and, therefore, assignment of the samples was not really possible. In our work this skull and excavated skeletal remains have been quantified for Pb, Cr, Hg, As, and Sb content by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to obtain information about the living conditions of these individuals. A small splinter of enamel (less than 1 mm(3)) from a tooth of the "Mozart cranium" was also available for investigation. Quantification was performed by using spiked hydroxyapatite standards. Single hair samples which are recorded to originate from Mozart have also been investigated by LA-ICP-MS and compared with hair samples of contemporary citizens stored in the Federal Pathologic-Anatomical Museum, Vienna. In general, Pb concentrations up to approximately 16 mug g(-1) were found in the bone samples of 18th century individuals (a factor of 7 to 8 higher than in recent samples) reflecting elevated Pb levels in food or beverages. Elevated Pb levels were also found in hair samples. The amount of Sb in the enamel sample of the "Mozart cranium" (approx. 3 mug g(-1)) was significantly higher than in all the other tooth samples investigated, indicating possible Sb ingestion in early childhood. Elevated concentrations of elements in single hair samples gave additional information about possible exposure of the individuals to heavy metals at a particular point in their life.

  5. Nas franjas do império ultramarino português: a experiência insular de São Tomé e Príncipe no despertar dos oitocentos In the far-flung corners of the Portuguese overseas Empire: the island experience of Sao Tome and Principe at the beginning of the 19th century

    Neuma Brilhante


    Full Text Available São Tomé e Príncipe ocupou importante lugar na arquitetura imperial no século XVI. Contudo, a capitania tornou-se cada vez mais periférica no contexto do império português em decorrência de sérios problemas internos e dos deslocamentos do comércio colonial. As iniciativas reformistas experimentadas no início dos oitocentos fracassaram diante das importantes mudanças político-econômicas que envolveram o tráfico atlântico, principalmente, das ações inglesas contra esse comércio.Sao Tome and Principe held an important position within the Portuguese Empire in the 16th century. However due to serious internal conflicts and the transfer of priorities in colonial trade, this colonial island was gradually relegated. At the onset of the 19th century, a new administrative reform failed to restore their former affluence because of the consequences of important politico-economic changes concerning transatlantic trade, mainly, the British intervention against this trading.

  6. 19-20世纪英国女性小说中宴会功能的嬗变--从简·奥斯汀到弗吉尼亚·伍尔夫%The variation of Party’s function in the British Women’s Novels in the 19th and 20th Centuries:From Jane Austin to Virginia Woolf



    In the works of J·Austin and Virginia Woolf, party was endowed with different functions which played a key role in the success of their innovative efforts to reform the form of novel. Based on their literary ideas, a close study is conducted on Pride and Prejudice and Mrs. Dalloway to expose the variation of party’s function from the 19th century to the 20th century.%在简·奥斯汀和弗吉尼亚·伍尔夫的作品中,宴会颇受青睐,且功能各异,对她们小说艺术创新实践的成功起到至关重要的作用。结合她们的文学创作思想,对《傲慢与偏见》和《达罗卫夫人》进行详尽解读,以更好地梳理在此期间宴会功能的嬗变。


    Dr. Nurettin BİROL


    Full Text Available The province of Sivas, at the end of 19th century, was formedfrom the sanjaks of Sivas, Amasya, Tokat and Sark-i Karahisar(Sebinkarahisar. Its population was more than one million. It wasbeing formed from Muslims 75 % and Non-Moslems 25% of thispopulation. The most of Non-Moslem population was The Armenians.We see The Greeks in the second part.It wasn’t any intervened fort he education-teaching of theminorities and missionaries by the central government until the lastquarter of the century, especially U.S.A and England wanded toincrease their supporters among The Non-Moslem population to reachtheir aims in The Middle East. These states gave importance theeducation-teaching activites to reach their purposes. Especially, TheOttoman Government used effort to take measures hardly as proppedthe severe control against the foreign schools because of being givensupport for the foundation and the actions of The Armenian TerrorOrganizations.In our study, principally, it was given the numerical dispersionof the rights and schools which were given in the field of theeducation-teaching for The Christian principles in the Province ofSivas. And then, it was examined the precautions of The OttomanGovernment by being investigated the roles of them in the differentrebellion and terror events.

  8. The geological perspective of Italy and Chile by Abbot Juan Ignacio Molina between the 18th and 19th centuries La perspectiva geolgica del Abate Juan Ignacio Molina sobre Italia y Chile entre los siglos XVIII y XIX

    Marco Menichetti


    Full Text Available The first geological observations in Chile can be traced to Juan Ignacio Molina, a Jesuit priest who was born in 1740 in Chile and died in 1829 in Bologna, Italy. He received a scholarship education with a strong leaning towards philosophy, the humanities and the sciences at the Jesuit College in Concepcion. In 1767, when all the Jesuits were expelled from Chile and the spanish colonies, he took refuge in Italy, first in Imola and then in Bologna where he taught Greek at the University and later natural sciences at the Archiginnasio. During his stay in Bologna at the end of the 18th century, the Jesuit community continued to play an important role in the teaching of the sciences in spite of the Napoleonic occupation. In Bologna, as early as the 16th century, Ulisse Aldrovandi was developing new concepts in geology with his study and systematic collection of fossils. At the beginning of the 18th century, the naturalist and oceanographer L.F. Marsili and one of the fathers of paleontology, G. Monti, built of Aldrovandi's work and contributed to the growth of the Science Institute and the Natural History Museum in the city. It was in this cultural context that in 1782 Molina published in Italian language the Saggio sulla storia naturale del Chile. The book was divided into four chapters, the first two of which dealt with the earth sciences. In this work Molina repeatedly compares the north-south stretched landscapes, the volcanic activity and the geology of Italy and Chile. His next work, Memorie di storia naturale, was published in 1821 and was based on several lectures given by him at the Bologna Academy of Sciences. It contained fourteen Memoria -lectures- referred to different aspects of the natural sciences and six covered geological topics. In 1815, one of Molina's lectures -later Memoria XIV-, was published under the title Less noticed analogies in three kingdom of nature. In this lecture Molina discussed the similarities between minerals

  9. [They all have a look at me in a friendly way: relationships between patients and nurses in the hospital of Saarbruck in the middle of the 19th century].

    Klein, Walter


    In the course of the nineteenth century, Saarbruck developed from a small provincial town to the centre of a large region rapidly becoming industrialised. The traditional civil hospital underwent a fundamental change: from a residence for the old, the poor, and the neglected it became a modern hospital intended to restore health and fitness to the growing number of young working people in the region. To help the hospital meet its new aims, Reverend Fliedner of the Protestant Deaconesses' Institution in Kaiserswerth on the Rhine sent two young deaconesses to the hospital in Saarbruck. Expecting to work as a nurse and housekeeper, the two inexperienced and under-trained women were virtually overwhelmed by what they encountered. Their work required very hard physical work, with very little or no assistance. This study is based on the series of letters of appeal the deaconesses sent to Kaiserswerth, which depict in great detail the conditions of the hospital during the transition period. Different groups of inmates can be distinguished: old and poor patients representing hospital's traditional function; journeymen and domestic servants who are far from home and no longer under their employers' care, and miners with rather severe injuries. Miners constitute the prototype of the new industrial working class, as the mining industry was by far the most important sector of the developing economy. All groups benefited from the deaconesses' zeal to establish new standards of cleanliness and nutrition, not to mention the beginning of professional medical care. On the other hand, they have to submit to middle class expectations and behaviour. For instance, heman miners were expected to follow orders from female nurses, and domestic servants afflicted with scabies or venereal disease were expected to adopt new standards of moral and orderly demeanour. Resistance was mainly passive, consisting of paying lip service to the rules, taking small liberties, and reverting to the old

  10. XVIII-XIX. Y��zyılın İlk Yarısında Gebze Menzilhanesi Gebze Range Area (Menzilhane During First Half Of The 18th-19th Centuries

    Yaşar BAŞ


    Full Text Available To meet communication and accommodation needs, variousfacilities and organizations were created in the past times. One of themis range organizations and range areas. This organization played animportant role in such matters as communication, transportation,lodging, recreation and pet supplies. During the Ottoman Period,especially the vizier of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, Lutfi Pasha,developed the organization and ascribed it to certain principles.Towards the end of 17th century, the structure of the sameorganization, administration and operation were harmonized withconditions of the day. Accordingly, besides the existing range areas ofAnatolia and Rumelia side, new range areas were periodically opened.Among the centers concerned, those united the intersection of the mainroads and centrally located at the intersections and close to the bigcities gained importance. In this regard, Gebze Range Area had been themost important institution of its kind in Anatolia. Due to its centrallocation, it served as a messenger, pilgrimage and excursion range. Butits feature of being a range area of messenger came to the fore. It is alsofeatured to be a place used by civilians. In this capacity, besides servingas a range service, its foundation is supposedly estimated to be at theend of the 17th century. Taking into consideration the need of the newsystem and period of Tanzimat Reforms of Administration, it began tobe administered in the form of post office given in trust or lease fromthis period of time. However, it partly maintained its old system and thegovernment shape. From its establishment till its closure, it welcomed alarge group of charge and visitors. Plenty of registration documents andfiles about it were reached so far. Because of the importance ofmessenger, pilgrimage and excursion, they were worth being checkedout. It was abolished on 27 October 1862 and was transferred to thetreasury income by inventory stock sale. Haberleşme ve konaklama

  11. 突破"行话"障碍:19世纪早期来华传教士对话语冲突的反应%Breaking through the "jargon" barrier:Early 19th century missionaries' response on communication conflicts in China



    Tracing the origin and circulation of the "jargon" spoken at Canton,the paper examines how "jargon" became an issue of Sino-foreign communication conflicts in the early 19th century, and how Westerners responded to it. As a lingua franca spread extensively in the Canton trade, the so-called "jargon" (a pidgin form of patois) played an essential role as communication tool between Chinese and foreign traders. However, in the eyes of missionaries in early 19th century China, the normal Sino-foreign contact process was interrupted and distorted by both parties' overusing of the jargon. In this regard, early Protestant missionaries' support of Chinese language study reveals an initial effort to break through the "jargon" barrier.%通过研究广东贸易中"行话"的起源与社会流传,以及西方人对"行话"的认识与态度,可以揭示十九世纪初中外文化交流史上的一次话语权力的冲突.作为十八世纪起在广东沿海广为流传的贸易通用语,这种混杂了多种语言成分的洋泾浜语"行话"乃当地中国商人、通事等与外国人沟通的唯一工具.然而在十九世纪初来华新教传教士眼中,过分依赖于中国人主导的贸易"行话"以及缺乏正规学习中文的途径,皆成为中外正常交流的羁绊.由此可见,早期来华新教传教士所编写的大量中文著作显示出十九世纪初来华西方人为争取交流主动权所作的尝试.

  12. Ce que l’itinéraire nous dit du voyage. Listes d’itinéraire, voyage et imaginaire spatial au Soudan central au XIXe siècle What itineraries tells us about travels. Lists of itinerary, travels and the geographical imagery of central Sudan during the 19th century

    Camille Lefebvre


    Full Text Available Les explorateurs européens qui parcourent le Soudan central dans la première moitié du xixe siècle concentrent leurs recherches sur la collecte d’informations géographiques, afin de réunir les matériaux nécessaires à la construction de cartes une fois rentrés en Europe. Pour ce faire, leur méthode est celle d’un recueil systématique et quotidien d’itinéraires auprès de leurs compagnons de voyage et d’informateurs croisés sur les routes ou à l’étape. Certaines de ces listes d’itinéraires nous sont parvenues et nous invitent à tenter de retrouver les pratiques savantes et les imaginaires spatiaux qui les fondent. En les confrontant à des matériaux linguistiques recueillis eux aussi au xixe siècle, on peut replacer ces itinéraires dans le contexte des pratiques de voyage de cette époque au Soudan central. La confrontation de ces documents permet de proposer une mise en récit réaliste des processus qui se sont noués au moment de la rencontre et de donner ainsi du sens à ces objets hybrides, reflets des conceptions de l’espace alors en usage au Soudan central.The European explorers who traveled in the central Sudan during the first half of the 19th century concentrated on gathering the geographical information necessary for drawing maps once they would return to Europe. Their method involved a daily, systematic account of the trips made by the companions and informants whom they met on the road or at places where they stopped over. Some of these lists of itineraries have survived and invite us to try to describe the scientific practices and geographical imagery on which they were based. By comparing them with linguistic data collected during the 19th century, we can place these itineraries in the context of traveling at the time in the central Sudan. This comparison enables us to propose a realistic account of the processes involved in these meetings and to give meaning to these hybrid reflections of the

  13. 19世纪末至20世纪初俄国乡村女教师的生存境遇及其原因分析%Russian Rural Female Teachers' Living Situation and Its Reason Analysis from the End of the 19th Century to the Beginning of the 20th Century

    张广翔; 张文华


    19世纪60-70年代俄国女性开始可以入职教师行业,到19世纪末至20世纪初,教师行业呈现女性化趋势,尤其是乡村教师中女性比重更大。在传统社会的束缚下,女教师遭受了很多不公平待遇。从职业生存状态来看,女教师的教学任务重,工作压力大,处于被领导地位;工资水平比男教师低,职业满意度不高,存在离职现象;在人际互动中处于被动地位,缺少参政热情,精神生活更加孤寂。从非职业生存状态来看,女教师比男教师挣外快的机会少,遭受农民更多的不信任,婚姻问题较为严峻等。但是女教师依然顽强地工作,以自己独特的奉献精神和教学方式,在教学实践中取得了意想不到的成绩,逐渐得到了社会的认可。%During 1860s-1870s, Russian women began to be hired as teachers. To the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, there was a trend of feminization, especially in rural teachers. Under the shackles of the traditional society, female teachers suffered a lot of unfair treatments. From the point of professional survival, female teachers' teaching task was arduous, they suffered too much work pressure and were passive in relationship; they had lower wages than male teachers, were not satisfied with their work, and existed a phenomenon of resignation. In the relationship with others, women teachers had less participation enthusiasm, their spiritual life was more lonely. In the non-professional area, female teachers had less chance to earn extra income than male teachers, and suffered more mistrust from peasants, marital problems were more serious, and so on. But female teachers still worked doggedly, with their own unique dedication and teaching methods, they gained unimagined result in the practice of teaching, and gradually obtained the social approval.

  14. Estudantes ou ouvintes? O público das faculdades de letras e ciências no século 19 (1808-1878 - Pupils or listeners? The audience of the faculties of letters and sciencesin the 19th century (1808-1878

    Boris Noguès, France


    formação nos cursos e generaliza para todos os estudantes inscritos as conferências e os trabalhos dirigidos que lhe são reservados.Palavras-chaves: ensino superior, curso magistral, modelo educativo, França, século 19. PUPILS OR LISTENERS? THE AUDIENCE OF THE FACULTIES OF LETTERS AND SCIENCESIN THE 19TH CENTURY (1808-1878AbstractThis study contrasts two categories of people within the audience of the faculties of Letters and Sciences in the 19th century: the pupils, who sought training, and the listeners, for whom attending the lectures was above all a leisure activity. The decrees organizing the Imperial University, in 1808, provided courses for students. But during the Restoration (1815-1830, the faculty courses became places of political expression, social representation or, more simply, entertainment and culture for the French high society who had time to waste. In Letters particularly, a course was a spectacle without a scientific program or training goals. The value of the teacher was measured in terms of its rhetorical qualities, rather than its scientific capabilities. Yet from 1837 onwards, criticism could be heard against this trend. It pointed to the inability of such a system to properly train scientists and they were based on comparison with practices abroad (London and Turin were quoted in 1840, before the German model became the reference in the 1860s. If the government did not respond immediately, teaching practices partly filled the deficiencies, through the establishment of closed conferences or private lessons, held at the personal initiative of a particular teacher. The official reorientation of the courses was done gradually, starting in 1855 for political reasons (focus education on science contents prevented faculties from becoming places of contestation and economic reasons (industrialized France needed managerial staff. In 1868, the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes was created after the German model; it was open only to selected students

  15. The realism between the image technologies and the scopic regimes: photography, cinema and the “imagery turnaround” of the 19th century O realismo entre as tecnologias da imagem e os regimes de visualidade: fotografia, cinema e a “virada imagética” do Século XIX

    Daniel B. Portugal


    Full Text Available The article begins with a discussion of theoretical and methodological concerning about the relation between scopic regimes and image technologies. Then, it questions the objectivity of the notion of realism and, avoiding technological deterministic approaches, seeks to analyze some historical transformations that deeply affect the scopic regimes in the 19th century and that may help to explain why, in this specific moment, the development of the photography and afterwards, of the cinema became viable, thinkable and desirable. O artigo começa com uma discussão de cunho teóricometodológico acerca da relação entre regimes de visualidade etecnologias da imagem. Em seguida, questiona a objetividade da noção de “realismo” e, rechaçando o determinismo tecnológico, procura analisar algumas transformações históricas que afetaram profundamente os regimes de visualidade do século XIX e que podem ajudar a explicar porque, neste momento, tornou-se viável, pensável e desejável o desenvolvimento da fotografia e, posteriormente, do cinema.

  16. Why Read the Great 19th-Century Historians?

    Clive, John


    Clive comments on the literary power of Karl Marx (The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon), Alexis de Tocqueville (The Old Regime and the Revolution), Thomas Carlyle (French Revolution), and Jakob Burkhardt (The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy); and notes Macaulay's sensitivity to the "public mind" (History of England). (SJL)

  17. 19th Century Plains Indian Robe Painting: Wearable Art Form.

    McMaster, Gerald R.


    The Indians of the Great Plains of North America once wore some of the most magnificent works of art in the form of bison robes that were painted in a variety of modes. These forms of expression have become obsolete and their function has been replaced by new materials. (Availability: CHEA National Office, 151 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P…

  18. Mary Carpenter: 19th Century English Correctional Education Hero.

    Gehring, Thom; Bowers, Fredalene B.


    Describes Mary Carpenter's (1807-1877) work in prison reform and correctional education. Provides biographical information and selections from her writings. (Contains 11 references and a chronology of her work.) (JOW)

  19. 19th Century Christian Benevolence and the Unwritten Constitution


    Joseph. (1975). "Hegemony and Consciousness in the Thought of Antonio Gramsci ." Political Studies, 23:1, 29-48. According to Femia, Gramsci makes a...accepted." Hegemony is consent when carried out as practical affirmation, and consent is essentially passive not active according to Gramsci . The ABS sought

  20. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)--a 19th century physician.

    Cohen, Ben


    This account of Anton Chekhov's life as a doctor is distinct from the short story writer and playwright on which his fame rests. It describes his school days, the years as a medical student and the period in general practice. In later years he became active in social medicine on a voluntary basis and earned his living purely from his literary work. He died from pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 44 years.

  1. Strontium in 19th century Australian children's teeth

    Williams, A.-M. M.; Donlon, D. A.; Bennett, C. M.; Siegele, R.


    The enamel of teeth from 57 children, who died in the mid to late 1800s, were analysed to investigate strontium (Sr) concentrations in historic teeth. Teeth were analysed using proton induced X-ray emission at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Where available, multiple teeth were analysed for each individual including permanent (molars and premolars) and deciduous teeth (molars). Preliminary results show that Sr does not appear to be affected by the postmortem environment. Sr levels in permanent molars strongly correlate with levels in the premolars but not with the deciduous molars. Concerns are raised over the large variation seen in Sr levels and the effect it would have on the interpretation of Sr levels in studies with small sample sizes.

  2. Cold as Metaphor of Siberia (19th Century Representations

    Degaltseva E. A.


    Full Text Available The article is focused on discourse and fantasy studies representing Siberia in social mythology as one of the relevant and topical directions in the identity studies. Techniques of forming different myths uniting the society as a whole are presented. A mythologem “Siberia” together with various metaphorical characteristics (cold, snow, hard labour, clear became unifying for ethnic and social groups of the region. Siberian literature plays an important role in forming the concept “Siberian” in numerous poetic texts serving as codes and messages in the communication process. The conflict in interpreting symbols connected with the concept-mythologem “Siberia” is rather vague in the traditional society as it is related to the general world view setting of the communication subjects.

  3. The ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th century society

    Strickland, Elisabetta


    This biography traces the life and work of Mary Fairfax Somerville, whose extraordinary mathematical talent only came to light through fortuitous circumstances. Barely taught to read and write as a child, all the science she learned and mastered was self taught. In this delightful narrative the author takes up the challenge of discovering how Somerville came to be one of the most outstanding British women scientists and, furthermore, a popular writer. Particular attention is paid to the gender aspects of Somerville's success in what was, to put it mildly, a predominantly male domain.

  4. The Transformation of International Law in the 19th century

    Lev, Amnon


    The chapter analyzes the structural changes to the state system which took place in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, giving rise to modern international legal discourse.......The chapter analyzes the structural changes to the state system which took place in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, giving rise to modern international legal discourse....

  5. Theodor Meynert's contribution to classical 19th century aphasia studies.

    Whitaker, H A; Etlinger, S C


    Carl Wernicke (1848-1905) is traditionally considered the first to have described the features of, and the brain pathology underlying, impaired auditory comprehension and related symptoms. Although Wernicke (1874) clearly and repeatedly indicates his indebtedness to Theodor von Meynert (1833-1892), this is usually understood as an acknowledgment that Meynert taught Wernicke neuroanatomy (Eggert, 1977); Wernicke's own words in part support this interpretation. A more sophisticated historical analysis notes that, prior to Wernicke, both Johann Schmidt in 1871 and Charlton Bastian in 1869 had described the concept of receptive aphasia, but neither had supported their analyses with autopsy evidence as did Wernicke, thus not dislodging Wernicke's claim of priority. However, a virtually unknown work by Theodor von Meynert, published in 1866, has recently been rediscovered by us ["Ein Fall von Sprachstörung, anatomisch begründet." Medizinische Jahrbücher. XII Band der Zeitschrift der K. K. Gesellleschaft der Arzte in Wien, 22. Jahr. Pp. 152-189]. In this paper Meynert analyzes the anatomical basis for localizing the comprehension of language in the superior temporal gyrus, he argues that lesions in this area should (by analogy to Broca's earlier observations on language expression) cause impairments in language comprehension, and he presents a case of receptive aphasia with autopsy evidence of destruction of the superior temporal gyrus in the left hemisphere. The patient's aphasia was classic; impaired auditory comprehension, and fluent speech with paraphasias. It is clear that Meynert should be given historical credit for his work.

  6. 19世纪末西方在华传教士的朝鲜观——以《教务杂志》为中心的考察%About Korean Views of 19th Century Late Western Missionaries in China Investigation based on "The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal"



    The middle of the 19th century ago, the Korea never enter vision of the western secular world. This situation in the 1860's to gradually change. In fact, the half of the nineteenth century latter western powers and the rise of Japan will overcome Korean as a aggression objective. With the process of aggression, the Hermit Kingdom-Korea has been uncovered mysterious veil. When the Korea opened veil to world, "The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal" that is founded by western missionaries in China has played an important role. Owing to western missionaries long life in Korea society, the more less utilitarian, and reflects the Korea has more authenticity and comprehensive face.%19世纪中叶以前的朝鲜,从未进入西方世俗世界的视野中。这种状况在19世纪60年代以后逐步改变。实际上,在整个19世纪后半叶,西方列强和崛起的日本都将侵略的矛头对准了朝鲜。伴随着列强侵略的进程,“隐士之国”朝鲜被揭开了神秘面纱。在向世人揭开朝鲜面纱时,西方传教士在中国创办的《教务杂志》(TheChineseRecorder)发挥了重要作用。由于西方传教士长久生活于朝鲜社会中,更少有功利性,因而反映的朝鲜面目更具有真实性和全面性。

  7. The course of development of school physical education in elementary and middle schools in the United States since the 19th century and inspirations therefrom%19世纪以来美国中小学体育发展历程及其启示

    燕凌; 李京诚; 韩桂凤


    分析美国中小学体育的发展历程:19世纪是美国中小学体育在欧洲模式影响下,探索自身发展道路的阶段;20世纪上半叶,新体育思潮的出现促进了中小学体育政策法规的不断完善和师资培训的蓬勃发展;20世纪下半叶至今,通过中小学体育教育质量的全面提高,增强青少年体质、保障青少年接受体育教育的平等权利、解决青少年肥胖问题是这一时期的主要课题。美国中小学体育发展过程中,不断创新理念、完善政策法规建设、加强师资培训专业化,为我国学校体育发展提供了借鉴。%Based on methods such as literature research, the authors analyzed the course of development of school physical education in elementary and middle schools in the United States: the 19th century was a stage at which school physical education in elementary and middle schools in the United States explored its own way of develop-ment as influenced by the European mode; in the first half of the 20th century, the appearance of new physical edu-cation ideas boosted the constant perfection of policies and regulations on school physical education in elementary and middle schools and the booming of teacher training; from the second half of the 20th century up to this day, en-hancing teenager fitness, ensuring teenagers’ equal right to accept physical education, solving teenager obesity problem, through the comprehensive enhancement of the quality of school physical education in elementary and middle schools, were main topics in this period. In the course of development of school physical education in ele-mentary and middle schools in the United States, constantly innovating on new conceptions, perfecting policy and regulation construction, and strengthening teacher training professionalization, provide feasible reference for the development of school physical education in China.

  8. Melhor o cozinheiro? Um percurso sobre a dimensão de gênero da preparação da comida (Europa ocidental, séculos XVI-XIX A male cook, is it better? An overview on the gender dimension of cooking ( Western Europe, 16th to 19th centuries

    Raffaella Sarti


    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a preparação da comida na Europa ocidental (séculos XVI a XIX, enfocando sua dimensão de gênero. São consideradas três principais variáveis: estratificação social, geografia e tempo. Sugere que na Itália, Espanha e França, no início do período moderno, os cozinheiros empregados nas cortes e pela aristocracia eram geralmente homens; a feminização da preparação da comida começou na França a partir do século XVIII. Na Europa central e do norte, as mulheres das classes mais altas estavam muito mais envolvidas na preparação da comida, embora a moda da cozinha francesa nos séculos XVII e XVIII tenha implicado no recurso crescente de homens cozinheiros. O artigo sugere explicações para essas diferenças e tendências através dos tempos, e discute o papel da nutrição e cozinha na definição da identidade feminina em contextos diferentes.This paper analyses the preparation of food in Western Europe (16th-19th centuries, focusing on its gendered dimension. Three main variables are considered: social stratification, geography and time. It suggests that in Italy, Spain and France in early modern times the cooks employed at the courts and by the aristocracy were generally men; a feminization of the preparation of food started in France from the 18th century onwards. In Central and Northern Europe women were much more involved in the preparation of food in the upper classes, too, even though the fashion for French cuisine in the 17th and 18th centuries implied a growing recourse to male cooks. The paper suggests explanations of these differences and trends over time and discusses the role of nurturing and cooking for the definition of the female identity in different contexts.

  9. “Was de tael gansch het volk?” Comparatief onderzoek naar de Vlaamse en Slowaakse nationale beweging in de 19e eeuw: Een pleidooi om cultuurhistorisch te vergelijken in de neerlandistiek/ “Was the Language Representing the Whole Nation?” A Comparative Approach of the Flemish and Slovak National Movements in the 19th Century: A Plea for Comparative Research in Dutch Studies

    Bossaert Benjamin


    Full Text Available In this ongoing research we are going to have a look at the starting point for the burgeoning national feelings with two smaller nations: the Slovak and the Flemish national movement. Building on the methodological framework of nationalism researcher Miroslav Hroch, one can discern a threefold stage - model in the national movements of the smaller nations in Europe, which is a thesis still needing more empirical evidence. This article attempts to compare at least one aspect of early nineteenth-century nation - building: How were the literary societies functioning in both national movements? We are working in a time scope of the first half of the 19th century and ask ourselves the questions: until which extend reached literary societies? What was their impact? Which people were their readers, their public? Was their language, and their language-spreading aim representative for the whole nation? What similarities and differences can be found in Flanders and Slovakia in this field?

  10. Brasileiros ilustres no tribunal da posteridade: biografia, memória e experiência da história no Brasil oitocentista Illustrious Brazilians in the tribunal of posterity: biography, memory and history experience in the 19th century Brazil

    Maria da Glória de Oliveira


    Full Text Available O artigo analisa a escrita de biografias como tarefa integrante do projeto historiográfico do Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro ao longo do século XIX, com base nos discursos de Joaquim Manoel de Macedo e nos estudos biográficos de Joaquim Caetano Fernandes Pinheiro. Para os sócios da agremiação, a biografia deveria cumprir os propósitos de fixação da memória dos brasileiros ilustres, compartilhando com a escrita histórica das ambições de verdade e imparcialidade na representação do passado. Por outro lado, a evocação reiterada de um "tribunal da posteridade", em nome do qual se justificavam o trabalho de memória e a escrita biográfica, vinculava-se à experiência da história como foro de justiça e moralidade.The article analyses biographic writings as a task of the Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro historiographical project in the 19th century Brazil, based on Joaquim Manoel de Macedo’s speeches and Joaquim Caetano Fernandes Pinheiro’s biographic studies. According to them, biography served to reinforce the memory of illustrious Brazilians by sharing ambitions of truth and impartiality on past representation with historic writings. Otherwise, the evocation of a "tribunal of posterity", justifying the work of memory and the biographic writing, was bonded with history experience as a force of justice and morality.

  11. Lucha antivenérea en Antioquia entre finales del siglo XIX e inicios del siglo XX: una cuestión moral Anti-venereal fight in Antioquia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries: a moral question.

    Juliana Martínez Londoño


    Full Text Available El presente artículo busca responder en qué sentido la lucha antivenérea en Antioquia a finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX, parte del dispositivo higienista, fue una lucha contra la inmoralidad. Para su construcción se realizó revisión bibliográfica de fuentes secundarias. El proyecto regional en su dimensión ética-cultural incluyó una apuesta modernizadora, a cargo de los médicos, ajustada a la moral puritana promovida por la Iglesia, para ello emprendieron una lucha antivenérea que consistió en ilustrar a las masas populares: se debía reservar la sexualidad a la familia y reprochar moralmente a la población donde aparecían dichas enfermedades. Así, el discurso médico-científico juzgó las prácticas de los sectores populares mientras los hombres de ciencia ingresaban al escenario social con poder por tener jerarquía moral. This article aims to define in what ways the anti-venereal fight in Antioquia, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which was part of the hygienic device, was really a fight against the immorality. In order to write it, secondary bibliographic sources were revised. In its ethical and cultural dimension, the regional project included a modernizing project. Doctors were in charge of this project which was adjusted to fit the puritan moral the Church promoted. They began a fight against sexual transmission diseases tah was bases upon illustration of communities: sexuality was to be reserved to family environments and populations where diseases appeared should be morally rejected. An so, medical scientific speech be judged low class populations` actions while men of science entered the social scenario with power from having moral hierarchy.

  12. Acercándonos al Repertorio del Archivo Musical de la Catedral de Santiago de Chile en la primera mitad del siglo XIX An Approach to the Musical Repertoire of the Archive of the Santiago de Chile Cathedral during the First Half of the 19th Century

    Guillermo J Marchant E


    Full Text Available El trabajo entrega una visión del Archivo Musical de la Catedral de Santiago de Chile, a través de sus primeras 28 obras, las que cubren representativamente los períodos de los Maestros de Capilla José de Campderrós (1793-1812, Antonio González (1812-1840 y José Bernardo Alzedo (1846-1864. Cada obra es descrita en términos archivísticos y musicales y situada en el contexto. Contexto de la liturgia, en términos de horas canónicas, rituales de Semana Santa, misa, oficio de difuntos y eventos civiles especiales. Finalmente, se establecen algunos rasgos de continuidad y/o modernidad sobre la base del estudio de cada una de las obras consideradasThis article presents a survey of 28 compositions preserved at the archive of the Santiago de Chile Cathedral, covering the periods of three chapelmasters, i.e. José de Campderrós (1793-1812, Antonio González (1812-1840, and José Bernardo Alzedo (1846-1864. Each work is described both in archival and musical terms, as well as in terms of the liturgy of the canonical hours, Holy Week, mass and office for the dead or, when pertinent, in terms of official civic celebrations. To conclude an overall sequence of tradition and change to modernity in the musical activity of the Cathedral during the first part of the 19 th century is established on the basis of the study of each work

  13. The Cortes of Cádiz in the first half of 19th Century Spanish Literature: Poetry (1810-1840 Las Cortes de Cádiz en la literatura española de la primera mitad de siglo XIX: la poesía (1810-1840



    Full Text Available In this article the author traces an outline of how literature portrayed the Cortes of Cádiz and their significance. After a brief presentation of the Cortes of Cádiz as a literary topic between 1810 and 1978; this article focuses on the perspective of poetic texts during the first half of the 19th Century; from the cultured creations of Quintana and Sánchez Barbero to Romantic authors such as the Duke of Rivas and the creations José Joaquín de Mora: an attempt is made to determine what persisted of the view of those events in the literature written during the Spanish Revolution and what was new in the literature written between 1814 and 1840 about the Cortes of Cádiz after it had ended.El autor traza en este artículo un breve panorama sobre la visión de la literatura en torno a las Cortes de Cádiz; dentro del contexto general de la Revolución española. Tras una introducción de corte más general sobre la reflexión literaria doceañista entre 1810 y 1978; se centra en la perspectiva del texto poético durante la primera mitad del siglo XIX; desde las creaciones cultas de Quintana y Sánchez Barbero hasta las creaciones románticas de autores como el duque de Rivas o José Joaquín de Mora: qué imagen pervive durante los años del proceso constitucional y cuál fue su trayectoria posterior; de 1814 hasta 1840. 

  14. ¿El "salto" de la modernidad?: notas sobre literatura, mercado y modernización en el siglo XIX O salto da modernidade?: notas sobre literatura, mercado e modernização no século XIX The "leap" of modernity?: notes on literature, market and modernization in the 19th century

    Hernán Pas


    Full Text Available El presente texto propone una relectura de algunos aspectos centrales vinculados a la periodización cultural y literaria del siglo XIX - entre ellos, la cuestión del mercado, la tensión entre prensa y literatura, las demandas del nuevo público lector, los formatos y circuitos de circulación de los textos, los procesos de expansión de la lectura, la ideologización de las capacidades lingüísticas, la incidencia o experiencia de las políticas de alfabetización en la constitución de una cultura literaria o lectora - . A partir de la producción crítica e historiográfica de las últimas décadas, se bosqueja una revisión de algunos presupuestos teóricos y críticos sobre el proceso de modernización literaria en Latinoamérica y se tientan algunas hipótesis para la confección de nuevos enfoques relativos al tema.The present paper proposes a re-reading of some central aspects linked to the cultural and literary periodization of the 19th century - among them, the question of the market, the tension between press and literature, the demands of the new reading public, text formats and their channels of circulation, the processes of reading expansion, the ideologization of linguistic abilities, the impact (and the experience of literacy policies on the constitution of a literary or reading culture - . By looking at the critical and historiographical production of the last decades, a review of some theoretical and critical assumptions on the process of literary modernization in Latin America is sketched and some hypotheses are suggested for the elaboration of new approaches to the matter.

  15. NIFS contributions to 19th IAEA fusion energy conference



    NIFS has presented 21 papers at the 19th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (Lyon, France, 14-19 October 2002). The contributed papers are collected in this report. The 21 papers are indexed individually. (J.P.N.)

  16. O darwinismo e o sagrado na segunda metade do século XIX: alguns aspectos ideológicos e metafísicos do debate Darwinism and "the sacred" during the second half of the 19 th century: some ideological and metaphysical features of the debate

    Juanma Sánchez Arteaga


    Full Text Available O artigo analisa alguns aspectos ideológicos e metafísicos da transformação do imaginário ocidental sobre a origem da espécie humana - a velha questão, "quem somos?", respondida de formas diversas pelo cristianismo e pela biologia evolutiva - na segunda metade do século XIX. Nesse período passa-se do predomínio da antropogênese cristã ao das explicações evolucionistas. Analisa-se a confrontação histórica que teve lugar, nesse período, entre alguns dos principais defensores científicos do evolucionismo materialista - Haeckel, Clémence Royer e Huxley - e os defensores de uma antropologia anti-evolucionista e cristã. Analisam-se brevemente os pontos principais da crítica de Darwin à religião e algumas similitudes e discrepâncias de sua crítica ao pensamento religioso com relação à realizada por Marx no mesmo período. Determinados aspectos ideológico-metafísicos foram componentes essenciais do discurso darwinista na sua luta para se impor às narrativas do cristianismo sobre a origem do ser humano.This paper analyzes some of the ideological and metaphysical features of the historical transformation of Western imaginary on human origins, during the second half of 19th Century. In this period, predominance of the Christian Natural Theology accounts about anthropogenesis gave place to a new paradigm, based on evolutionary biological explanations. We thus analyze the historical confrontation that took place between prominent materialistic scientists - Haeckel, Royer, Huxley - defending evolutionary theories, on one hand, and advocates of a non-evolutionist anthropology linked to Christian believe in Creation, on the other. This paper analyzes the main features of Darwin's criticism of religious thought, based on naturalistic basis, and presents some similarities and differences with the critique of religion made by Marx in the same period. Darwinism included some metaphysical and ideological elements as essential parts of

  17. La disputa por el dominio del suelo en la región pampeana cordobesa, Argentina, segunda mitad del siglo XIX The Dispute for Land Control in the Pampas Region of Cordoba, Argentina, during the Second Half of the 19th Century

    Luis Tognetti


    Full Text Available En este trabajo se indaga acerca del conflicto por el control de las tierras ganadas en la frontera, ubicadas en los extremos sureste y sur de Córdoba entre 1860 y 1880, territorio que fue incorporado bajo la soberanía del Estado por el avance del ejército durante los años sesenta. A partir de caracterizar la disputa por el dominio del suelo entre la nación y las provincias, se destaca la fragilidad del orden político surgido en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX y su dificultad para alcanzar una solución consensuada al problema aludido. En particular, se analiza el marco legal y las medidas complementarias que adoptó el Estado cordobés para declarar la propiedad fiscal sobre el suelo de la frontera. Asimismo, se practica un análisis detenido en torno al uso que tanto el sector público como los particulares hicieron de antiguos títulos coloniales para expandir el territorio o para apropiarse de la tierra.This paper explores the conflict over the control of land seized at the border, located in the far southeast and south of Cordoba between 1860 and 1880. This land was brought under state sovereignty by the advance of the army during the '60s. The description of the fight for the control of land between the nation and the provinces highlights the fragility of the political order that emerged during the second half of the 19th century and the difficulty of arriving at a consensual solution to the problem. In particular, it analyzes the legal framework and complementary measures adopted by the Córdoba state to declare the land on the border government property. It also conducts a detailed analysis of the use that both the public sector and private individuals made of old colonial property deeds to expand the territory or appropriate the land.

  18. 中国知识分子的心态与富强的真理化--以19世纪末20世纪初的中国知识分子为考察对象%Chinese Intellectuals’ Psychology and the Truthization of Prosperity ---An Investigation on Chinese Intellectuals of the Late 19 th and Early 20 th Century



    19世纪末20世纪初被视为中国的一个特定“转型期”,在这一特殊的社会政治语境下“富强”成为了当时中国知识分子首要关注的社会议题,几乎每个有良知的知识分子都在以各自的方式寻求中国富强的现代化道路。文章以19世纪末20世纪初的中国知识分子为考察对象,指出在当时的历史境况下他们异常偏好于将富强视为一种真理性思想。这一真理化倾向与中国知识分子的心态有着莫大的内在关联,而这种关联可以通过传统的松动、意义世界的沦丧和浪漫情怀的激化三个心态面向来得以呈现。最后,文章从富强思想的内生性与外生性两个维度对中国知识分子的心态进行了反观和评估。%The late 19th and early 20th century was thought of as a special transition period of China , which made the prosperity become the first social topic of Chinese intellectuals at that time , and nearly every-one of them explored China ’ prosperity road in the manner of their owns .Through the investigation on them , we find that they preferred to regard prosperity as truth gradually in that historical circumstance .Actually, there are some overwhelming connections between the truthization of prosperity and Chinese intellectuals ’ psy-chology.For that, we make an analysis from three aspects:the looseness of tradition , the bankruptcy of mean-ing world, and the intensification of romantic feelings .Ultimately, we view the Chinese intellectuals ’ psychol-ogy from the two standpoints of endogeneity and exogeneity of prosperity .We insert that it was a blind action that Chinese intellectuals theoretically explored the prosperity truth in an anxious abnormal psychology , but we still fully affirm its historical value .

  19. 对19世纪以来女权主义的反思--以恩格斯《英国工人阶级的状况》为中心%Reflection on Feminism since the 19th Century:On the Preface of The Making ofthe English Working Class



    恩格斯在《英国工人阶级的状况》一书中描写了19世纪英国女工的生活状况,以通俗的语言、详细的调查和清晰的数据,将女性工人当时正在遭遇的身体蹂躏、精神压迫等生理和心理困境描述得淋漓尽致。无产阶级的运动时常与男女平等、妇女解放的呼吁相伴,但也只是女性意识得以觉醒、身体得以解放的开端。面对父权、资本与权力的博弈,女性自我启蒙,参与公共生活和争取平等权利,是以恩格斯为代表的社会主义理论创造者业已发现的社会和政治议题,也是女权主义思潮之下各类理论指导与社会运动等多种动力因素共同作用的结果。%The Making ofthe English Working Class written by Friedrich Engels described the physiological and psychological plight of female workers in Britain in the 19th century with a detailed description and analy-sis.The proletarian movement marked by its declaration of female liberation was also the beginning of western feminist awareness and physical liberation.Under the oppression of patriarchy,capital and power,women’s self -enlightenment,participation in public affairs and struggle for equal rights have not only been significant social and political issues discovered by the theory producers like Marx,but the result of mixed influence of various theoretical instructions and social movements under feminist thoughts.

  20. 西方之眼——论《看见十九世纪台湾》的知识生产%The Eyes of the West:——On the Knowledge Production in Curious Investigations:19th-century American and European Impressions of Taiwan



    本文以《看见十九世纪台湾——十四位西方旅行者的福尔摩沙故事》(Curious Investigations:19th-century American and European Impressions of Taiwan)为主要分析对象,将西方人讲述的台湾故事当做西方对东方的观看和关于台湾的知识生产,探讨何种事物被选择为讲述对象,考察来自西方的“凝视”(gaze)究竟产生了怎样的台湾图景.首先,将西方旅行者对台湾自然事物的发现与19世纪西方的科学发展相联系,说明对未知世界的探险、科学化的叙述和世界范围内的知识传播是由西方主导的.而旅行者对台湾人文景观的记录则表现为观察与被观察、控制与被控制的权力关系,是西方主体对东方他者的认知投射.第二,借用文化与社会关键词的论述,将旅行者对台湾人文与社会的讲述集中于一些有代表性的词汇中,如“野蛮人”、汉人与儒家文化等,这些词汇体现了西方主体的意识与观念,呈现了当时西方眼中的台湾知识地图.原住民被作为讲述中心可能与西方眼中的文明位阶相关;汉人和儒家文化受到贬抑是中华文明衰落和西方文明崛起的世界格局所决定的.

  1. 建构大宪章的现代性:学科分立视野下的19世纪大宪章研究%Constructing the Modernity of Magna Carta:A Review on the Magna Carta Research in 19 th Century from the Perspective of DiscipIine Division



    19世纪现代学科兴起,形成不同的研究对象和研究方法。所有关于大宪章的讨论,都与学者的学科、身份和研究路径有关。历史学中,哈兰、弗里曼和斯塔布斯以宪法史为研究路径,以日耳曼民族主义为解释框架,确立了大宪章在议会制度形成中的核心地位。法学中,梅特兰反思了已有的研究框架,采用了法律史的研究路径,在公私合一的解释框架下确立了大宪章在普通法中的核心地位。与大宪章研究伴随的是一种悄然形成的现代知识生产机制。这一时期正是英帝国的鼎盛时期,大宪章的诸多研究成果借助这一知识生产机制融入民族国家的现代叙事。%In the 19th century, the research of Magna Carta found new objects and methods, which closely related to disciplines, scholars, research approach and interpretative framework.In history, Hallam, Freeman and Stubbs, all took constitutional histo-ry as a research approach, combining with Germanic nationalism as an interpretative framework to establish the core position of Magna Carta in parliamentary history.On the other hand, Maitland reestablish the core position of Magna Carta in common law under a new interpretative framework which didn’t distinguish public and private aspects.Accompanying with the Magna Carta research is the modern mechanism of knowledge production which establishes Magna Carta in national narrative.

  2. 19. Yüzyıl Türkistan Şair ve Tarihçilerinden Mûnis’in Avaz Inak’a Mersiyesi Funeral Song (Mersiye That Was Written By Munis Who Turkistan Poetry And Historian In The 19th Century For Avaz Inak

    Hayrullah KAHYA


    Full Text Available The pathetic texts specifically express kindness and sorrowsbecause of deaths of famous people after their death as written in verse.This texts called sagu in Before Islamism Turkish Literature, ağıt inTurkish Public Literature, mersiye in Divan Literature. Funeral songsare important in Turkish literature. This sort of verses which are seenfrom Orhun inscriptions on which have been written caused by death ofmasters, princeses, statesmen and sultans.Despite availability of many works on the pre-classical period,especially the classical period of Chagatai Turkish, studies about thelast period of it are remarkably insufficient. The most important reasonfor this is that it had been hard to obtain the documents andinformation about the period given that the whole region was under thesovereignty of the Soviet Russia. In the post-Soviet period works on thisperiod increased rapidly.This study concerns funeral song (mersiye that was written byMunis Harezmi (1778-1829 who was a famous Uzbek poet andhistorian in the 19th century in consequence death of Avaz Inak (1791-1804 who was Khiva’s master. Avaz Inak is son’s Muhammad AminInak.In study, it has been given the knowledges about firstly biographyof Munis and then biography of Avaz Inak according to a handwrittenmanuscript that called Firdaws al-iqbal which was written by Munis.Lastly we have been dealt with funeral song (mersiye that was writtenby Munis Harezmi due to death of Avaz Inak. This poetry has beenwritten with the 19th century Chagatay Turkish which has beenreceived from manuscript copy of Istanbul of Firdaws al-iqbal.Mentioned poetry is style of terkib-i bend and it has nine bent. Besideswe were added vocabulary of the poem at end of the study. In theconclusion section the most remarkable linguistic features of the text arhighlighted. Meşhur kişilerin ölümlerinden sonra onların iyiliklerini, ölümlerinden duyulan acıları manzum olarak belli bir makamla ifade eden ac


    Halil İbrahim YAKAR


    Full Text Available A Sufi Poet Mahremi of Gaziantep Who Lived in Gaziantep in The 19th Century And His Work His Thoughts About Real Love And Real BelovedThis work is about the real love and real beloved in the poems published in the divan of a sufi poet Mahremi of Gaziantep who lived in Gaziantep in the 19th century, about whom no research has been done so far. First of all, the life of the poet was touched, then by analyzing the form and the style of his work his thoughts about real love and real beloved were going to determined.Mahremî wrote his poems in the traditional sufi religious literature. He wrote his poems in a plain and understandable poems with the aims of spreading his ideas in which he believed in a sincere way to his environment. He used his poems to explain love of God, love of prophet and Ehl-i Beyt, unity treatment, the philosphy of unity of entities (vahdet-i vücut, the idea of existence, religious treatments, and the struggle of wishes. The emphasis of real love seen almost in his all poems is related to his life and tarikat. It is possible to encounter to his all ıstılah of sufism system in all his poetry. The couplets he wrote which he transformed sufi senses into the words is convenient to sufi literature and content from the aspect of meaning and harmony. Mahremî didn’t give place to another subjects except sufi senses and ideas. He wrote the proses about sufi path in order that the divine love reaches to its final aim. Every poem of Mahremî is related to Sufism in direct or indirect way. Every word said with the meaning of love is related to divine love. He reflected his emotions to his poems as a religious man. The lyrical aspect of divine love is seen in his all poems. He reflected the sufi ethic and manner to his poems. Bu araştırma, XIX. yüzyılda Antep’te yaşayan ve bugüne kadar üzerinde bilimsel bir çalışma yapılmayan mutasavvıf şâir Mahremî ve Divanı’ndaki hakikî aşk ve hakikî sevgilinin,

  4. Deeply Intoxicated and Light Wake ——The Double Cultural Psychology of the Historical Novel at the Beginning of 19th Century%沉醉与微醒——十九世纪初期历史小说的双重文化心理



    十九世纪初期的历史小说,尽管作品数量较为丰富,但由于优秀作品较少,因而很少引起学界关注。在为数不多的研究中,普遍评价不高,认为此期历史小说在艺术上乏善可陈,因循守旧,公式化倾向严重,思想上更是陈陈相囚,不外乎忠奸斗争与劝善惩恶等传统思想。不过,从思想史与文化史的角度来说,此期历史小说展现出中国近代思想走向的两种不同维度:一方面,既沉醉于天朝大国的辉煌记忆中不能自拔,复古思潮与保守主义盛行;另一方面,随着十九世纪中国内忧外患的逐步深入,对时局敏锐而焦虑的小说家的忧世心态札在历史小说中充分呈卿。出来。其突出的标志,暑对外患内忧的广泛“书写”。%The historical novels at the beginning of 10th century, which arerich in the number of works, but few of them in excellent,have rarely been paid attention by research circles. A few researches of them, with low general comments, think that the historical novels in this period are artistically dull, lockstep, and serious in formulation trend, and ideologically routinization, nothing more than the eraditional ideology of the struggle between loyal officials and treacherous ones and persuading to be good and punishing the evil and so on. However, from the perspectives of ideological history and cultaral history, the historical novels in this period express two different di- mensions of the trend of Chinese modern ideology: on one hand, deeply intoxicated in the great memory of Celestial Empere, trend restoring ancient way and conservatism prevail over; on the other hand, with the gradual development of the domestic strife and foreign agression of China in 19th century, the mood of concerning for the country and the people of novelists, who are keen and anxious about the current affairs, fully showed in the historical novels. Its prominent symbol is the widely "writting

  5. The Maintenance of The London Underground Tube Tunnel Network

    Gleig Frazer


    It is helpful to have a brief history of London Underground when considering any aspect of its maintenance or future development. The system has developed over more than 100 years and only comparatively recently come under the control of a single organisation. This partly explains the complexity that has resulted from differences in construction between lines. A brief History is accordingly appended to this presentation as Appendix B. The recent History outlines how Tube Lines have come to be involved with London Underground and explains a little of the reason for our existence. We are required to maintain and improve London Underground assets. Our performance has to be measurable and it follows that we need to know the current condition "value" of those assets. A large part of London Underground's infrastructure is tube tunnels some of which have not been fully assessed since they were first constructed in the 19th Century. They used materials whose physical and durability properties were not, at the time, fully understood; and they were designed on a very empirical basis if they were "designed" at all. Some shafts and other elements of the Tunnel Asset appeared to have been forgotten or lost when the Public Private Partnership (PPP) instigation procedures began in earnest in 1998. A major part of our current maintenance programme is thus to ascertain and agree the current condition and extent of approximately 178kilometres of tube tunnel asset that we are required to maintain and improve.

  6. Sobre a varíola e as práticas da vacinação em Minas Gerais (Brasil no século XIX About smallpox and vaccination practices in Minas Gerais (Brazil in the 19th century

    Anny Jackeline Torres Silveira


    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa o impacto da varíola e da prática da vacinação antivariólica em Minas Gerais durante o período imperial brasileiro (1822-1889. Apesar da presença de órgãos que visavam à organização e à propagação da vacina no país desde o início do século XIX, identifica-se, pela documentação relativa à saúde pública produzida pelas autoridades provinciais, uma série de fatores de natureza administrativa e cultural que influenciaram negativamente na plena implementação quer da vacina quer da estrutura organizada no período visando à sua difusão. Seguindo as proposições da historiografia dedicada ao tema, discute-se que, apesar da tendência à centralização observada em diferentes esferas da administração no processo de estruturação do Estado Imperial, no âmbito da saúde e, particularmente, no âmbito do serviço de vacinação antivariólica, prevaleceu uma desarticulação entre os diferentes agentes responsáveis pela implementação e o controle desse serviço. Outro aspecto que contribuiu para as dificuldades relativas à implementação desse serviço foi a grande resistência da população em submeter-se à vacina e que pode ser entendida pela análise das percepções sociais construídas sobre a doença e o método da vacinação.This article discusses the impact of smallpox and vaccination practices used against the disease used in the province of Minas Gerais, in Brazil, during the Imperial Period (1822-1889. Despite the existence of services responsible for the organization and dissemination of the vaccine in the country since the early 19th century, some administrative and cultural factors, as identified in documents produced by the province's public health authorities at the time, had a negative impact upon the full implementation of both practice and organization of services aimed at the dissemination of smallpox vaccination. Based upon historiographic sources, it is argued that despite

  7. Spinning-wheels and plots: the family and textile manufacturing in the Guimarães county (Portugal in the late 19th century - doi: 10.4025/dialogos.v9i3.133 Teias e tramas: família e manufactura têxtil no concelho de Guimarães (Portugal nos finais do século XIX - doi: 10.4025/dialogos.v9i3.133

    Ana Silvia Volpi Scott


    Full Text Available Possible relationships between the development of cotton textile manufacturing and the family organization in northeastern Portugal are discussed. The São Tiago de Ronfe (Guimarães county community in the late 19th century is analyzed. Studies of the community during two centuries (1700-1900 have shown that changes at the economical level caused by the relative success of the cotton industry during the period were decisive factors for modifications in the compositions and the structure of the family. The last decades of the 19th century showed a trend towards certain important changes such as the age in which marriages were celebrated, rates if illegitimate children and definitive option for celibacy. These factors will be examined from the point of view of the above economical activity.Este artigo discute as possíveis relações existentes entre o desenvolvimento da manufatura têxtil do algodão e a organização da família no Noroeste Português, tomando como exemplo o estudo da comunidade de São Tiago de Ronfe (Concelho de Guimarães nas décadas finais do século XIX. Argumenta-se que as mudanças no nível econômico, causadas pelo relativo sucesso da manufatura do algodão no período, constituíram fatores decisivos para algumas alterações na composição e estrutura da família que foram detectadas através do estudo dessa comunidade ao longo de dois séculos (1700-1900. As décadas finais do século XIX apresentaram uma tendência de alteração de elementos importantes - como a idade de acesso ao casamento, os índices de ilegitimidade e de celibato definitivo, entre outros - que serão examinados à luz das mudanças vinculadas àquela atividade econômica.

  8. De la dominación colonial a la fabricación de la nación: Las categorías étnico-raciales en los censos e informes y sus usos políticos en Belice, siglos XIX-XX From Colonial Domination to the Forging of a Nation: Ethnic-racial Categories in Censuses and Reports and their Political Uses in Belize, 19th-20th Centuries

    Elisabeth Cunin


    Full Text Available Este texto presenta un análisis de los procesos de clasificación y categorización étnico-raciales de la población de Belice a lo largo de los siglos XIX y XX, apoyándose en los censos demográficos y en los informes de gobierno. No nos interesamos tanto en las cifras como tales, sino en las categorías de conteo y su evolución, como indicadores de las lógicas políticas de construcción de una sociedad colonial y luego nacional. Mientras que para el XIX los censos dan cuenta de las distintas formas de manejo de la población (transición de la esclavitud a la libertad, afirmación o negación de la diversidad étnico-racial, los informes administrativos dibujan un modelo demográfico-territorial estático y estereotipado como herramienta de gestión política. Para el siglo XX, se analiza el difícil camino hacia la independencia y los cambios introducidos por el nuevo Estado beliceño (categorías, metodología, actores en el proceso de construcción de una "identidad nacional".This text presents an analysis of the processes of erhnic-racial classification and categorization of the population of Belize in the 19th and 20th centuries, based on demographic censuses and government reports. We are not so much interested in figures as such as in the counting categories and their evolution, as indicators of the political logics of constructing a colonial and then a national society. By the 19th century, censuses reflect the different ways of managing the population (transition from slavery to freedom, affirmation or denial of ethnic-racial diversity, the administrative reports outline a static demographic-territorial model stereotypes as a tool for political management. In the 20th century, they analyze the difficult road co independence and the changes introduced by the new Belize state (categories, methodology, actors in the process of constructing a "national identity."

  9. South Lancashire Fisheries Advisory Committee 19th June, 1980


    This is the report from the South Lancashire Fisheries Advisory Committee meeting, which was held on the 19th June, 1980. It includes information on the report by the area fisheries officer on fisheries activities which comments on river conditions and fishing, migratory fish movements for 1980 recorded at Winckley Hall on the River Hodder, and Waddow Weir and Locks Weir on the River Ribble. Also covered is an update on Langcliffe Hatchery, pollution incidents and fish mortalities. It also gi...

  10. 19th International Montessori Training Course, London Lecture 29 17 November 1933

    Montessori, Maria


    Followers of Maria Montessori become accustomed to the oft-repeated stories that drive home a point, but here is a new treasure. This lecture tells of an experiment that Montessori began with 12- to 14-year-old children and then with 10-year-olds. When the poetry of Dante was introduced to these students, they became passionate and grew to love…

  11. A organizaçâo contabilística no sector conserveiro entre o final do século XIX e a primeira metade do século XX: o caso Júdice Fialho = The accounting model in the Portuguese canned-fish industry between the end of the 19th century and the first...

    Ana Rita Faria


    Full Text Available Este estudio tiene como objetivo analizar la organización contable de Júdice Fialho, una de las mayores empresas de la industria de conservas de pescado de Portugal, entre finales del sigo XIX y la primera mitad del siglo XX. También pretende confrontar la organización contable existente en la empresa con los modelos divulgados en la literatura contable portuguesa publicada en el mismo período.La justificación para su realización reside en la escasez de estudios basados en el análisis de registros contables originales y en la disponibilidad, en el Archivo Histórico del Museo Municipal de Portimâo (Algarve, de documentación contable relativa a esta gran empresa.El estudio concluye que, en ausencia de un conjunto de reglas y principios contables comunes a todas las empresas, Júdice Fialho procuró adoptar, considerando la diversidad de soluciones contables divulgadas en la literatura de la especialidad, la más adecuada a sus características y necesidades reales. La contabilidad de la empresa está organizada para proporcionar información sobre los resultados particulares de cada segmento de la organización (fábrica, sección, oficina, depósito y no sobre las ganancias o las pérdidas de la venta de diversos productos. El estudio también concluye que, durante el período analizado, la contabilidad de la empresa no sufrió alteraciones significativas. La constitución de una sociedad general en 1938, cuatro años después de la muerte de su fundador, podría haber sido un factor de cambio, pero tal cosa no sucedió.This study examines the accounting records of one of the most important companies in Portuguese canned-fish industry –Júdice Fialho– during the period between the ends of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century. It aims at comparing the company’s accounting system with the standards and models shown in the Portuguese accounting literature published at the time.The shortage of articles on the

  12. Rol' reki Rejn v formirovanii prostranstvennoj struktury jekonomiki stran Evropy (I vek do nashej jery — XIX vek [The role of the river Rhine in the formation of spatial structure of the economy of European countries (1st century BC — 19th century AD

    Grazhdankin Alexander


    Full Text Available This article considers the main historical stages of formation of spatial economic structure of the European countries, parts of whose territories lie within the Rhine basin. The analysis covers a protracted chronological interval from the Roman colonization until the beginning of the 20th century. The author emphasizes the role of the River Rhine in the course of territorial structure formation. This study aims to retrace the historical sequence of the formation of territorial structure of economies of the Rhine basin countries. The research and practical significance of the work lies in the identification of the periods of increased activity in the formation of spatial structural communications of the states mentioned. The author applies the historical-descriptive approach and cartographical-geographical modelling to identify the main stages of this process. The author arrives at the following conclusions. The beginning of the formation of spatial structure of economies of the Rhine basin countries dates back to the Roman period of the history of European states rather than the industrial revolution. Similarly, it is possible to assume that primitive integration processes started to develop in the region in the same period. Throughout history, the River Rhine has served as the central axis for economic structure development. The practical significance of the article lies in identifying the early — previously insufficiently studied — stages of formation of territorial economic structure in the historical and geographical context.

  13. ‘Towards an “exakte Kunstwissenschaft”(?, A report on some recent German books on the progress of mid-19th century art history. Part I: Work by German art historians on nineteenth Century art-historiography since 2000’

    Stefan Muthesius


    Full Text Available Part I. Some younger German art historians have lately spent much effort on exploring the history of their discipline, especially that of the period c. 1820 to 1880. This article concentrates on three works, by Locher, Prange and Rößler, but takes note of books and articles by a number of other recent authors as well. Of particular interest has been the nineteenth century conundrum, summarised as: empirical ‘scientificness’ and, or versus, the metaphysics of ‘art’. It can be found in the writings of two to three generations of German art historians, from Rumohr to Kugler, to Schnaase and to Burckhardt, Springer and Justi. In order to reach an understanding of how the old authors arrived at their analyses, as regards their theories as well as in their dealings with individual works of art, the new investigations use a range of approaches: A broadly contextualised cultural history, a history of ideas approach which concentrates on major philosophical tenets and an approach which explores the textual-organisational structures of the old writings in a more literary sense. In due recognition of both the perspicacity and the thoroughness of the new books this article aims to provide a comprehensive report rather than an overtly critical review. Summarising considerations as well as further problematisations of some of the major issues can be found in ‘Part II’.

  14. 论20世纪欧洲哲学思维模式的转化--从主体性到主体间性%The Transformation of Philosophical Thinking Mode of Europe from the Late 19th Century to the Early 20th Century---From Subjectivity to Intersubjectivity



    Since Husserl started the exploration of intersubjectivity study,Heidegger,Habermas and other scholars began to try to enrich and develop the inter subjectivity thought from different angle.Scholars realize clearly the significant limi-tations of subjective thinking model.They tend to construct a solipsistic center deliberately and know the subject con-sciousness cannot form alone in isolation without reference.After all,the formation of subjective consciousness cannot do without interaction between self-subject and other-subjects.That means the formation of subject relies on intersubjectivity instead of subjectivity .In order to understand this historical transformation of European philosophy thinking mode during the twentieth century,we should pursue our studies from Husserl to subsequent philosophers for the intersubjectivity thought.%自胡塞尔开启主体间性思想探索之门以来,海德格尔、哈贝马斯等人对主体间性思想从各个角度进行了丰富和发展,因为学者们越来越清晰地意识到主体性思维模式的局限性:其总是倾向于人为地构造出一个唯我独尊的中心,并意识到主体意识无法在没有参照系的孤立状态中独自形成,必须在自我主体与他人主体的互联互动过程中动态形成,即,主体的形成所仰赖的,恰恰不是主体性而是主体间性。为了深入理解20世纪欧洲哲学思维模式的这一历史性转化,必须充分重视胡塞尔及其后的哲学家对主体间性的研究。

  15. La enseñanza escolar de la lengua española en Andalucía en los umbrales del XIX: introducción al «Diálogo ortográfico» de A. Balbina Lozano School teaching of Spanish language in Andalucía on the Eve of the 19th Century: an introduction to the «Ortographic Dialogue» by A. Balbina Lozano



    Full Text Available El Diálogo ortográfico del maestro gaditano de primeras letras Antonio Balbina Lozano es un manuscrito poco conocido, escrito a finales del siglo XVIII o principios del siglo XIX. Con finalidad escolar, resume las reglas de ortografía de la lengua española según la Real Academia Española en el siglo XVIII y las principales partes de la oración, y al final proporciona una lista alfabética con palabras de ortografía dudosa, especialmente para los alumnos andaluces de Balbina, con pronunciación dialectal. La obra se encuadra en el contexto pedagógico de la época en Andalucía y España, en la pugna entre la antigua Cartilla de Valladolid y los nuevos métodos pedagógicos de la Ilustración. Asimismo, se discuten sus fuentes: las obras de la Real Academia Española en el siglo XVIII, sobre todo la Ortografía de la lengua castellana, pero también los trabajos de Mañer, Cortés Moreno, Palomares y Gayoso.The Ortographic Dialogue by Antonio Balbina Lozano, a school teacher from Cádiz, is a little-known manuscript written at the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th century. Meant to be used in schools, it summarizes Spanish spelling rules according to the Spanish Royal Academy in the 18th Century and the main parts of the sentence, and at the end provides an alphabetical list with doubtful spellings, especially for Balbina’s Andalusian pupils who had a dialectal pronunciation. This work is framed in the pedagogical context of the time in Andalucía and Spain, in the clash between the old First Reader Book from Valladolid and the new pedagogical methods of the Enlightenment. Furthermore, its sources are discussed: the works of the Spanish Royal Academy in the 18th century, above all the Ortography of the Castilian Language, but also the works by Mañer, Cortés Moreno, Palomares and Gayoso.

  16. 19th International Conference on Difference Equations and Applications

    Cushing, Jim; Elaydi, Saber


    This volume contains the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Difference Equations and Applications, held at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman in May 2013. The conference brought together experts and novices in the theory and applications of difference equations and discrete dynamical systems. The volume features papers in difference equations and discrete time dynamical systems with applications to mathematical sciences and, in particular, mathematical biology, ecology, and epidemiology. It includes four invited papers and eight contributed papers. Topics covered include: competitive exclusion through discrete time models, Benford solutions of linear difference equations, chaos and wild chaos in Lorenz-type systems, advances in periodic difference equations, the periodic decomposition problem, dynamic selection systems and replicator equations, and asymptotic equivalence of difference equations in Banach Space. This book will appeal to researchers, scientists, and educators who work in th...

  17. 19th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning

    Guralnick, David; Uhomoibhi, James


    This book presents the proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, held 21-23 September 2016 at Clayton Hotel in Belfast, UK. We are currently witnessing a significant transformation in the development of education. The impact of globalisation on all areas of human life, the exponential acceleration of developments in both technology and the global markets, and the growing need for flexibility and agility are essential and challenging elements of this process that have to be addressed in general, but especially in the context of engineering education. To face these topical and very real challenges, higher education is called upon to find innovative responses. Since being founded in 1998, this conference has consistently been devoted to finding new approaches to learning, with a focus on collaborative learning. Today the ICL conferences have established themselves as a vital forum for the exchange of information on key trends and findings, and of practical lessons le...

  18. 19th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering

    Blanco, José; Capuz-Rizo, Salvador


    This book gathers the best papers presented at the 19th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering, which was held in Granada, Spain in July 2015. It covers a range of project management and engineering contexts, including: civil engineering and urban planning, product and process engineering, environmental engineering, energy efficiency and renewable energies, rural development, information and communication technologies, safety, labour risks and ergonomics, and training in project engineering. Project management and engineering is taking on increasing importance as projects continue to grow in size, more stakeholders become involved, and environmental, organisational and technological issues become more complex. As such, this book offers a valuable resource for all professionals seeking the latest material on the changing face of project management.

  19. 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

    Linke, Barbara


    The 19th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering continues a strong tradition of scientific meetings in the areas of sustainability and engineering within the community of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). The focus of the conference is to review and discuss the current developments, technology improvements, and future research directions that will allow engineers to help create green businesses and industries that are both socially responsible and economically successful.  The symposium covers a variety of relevant topics within life cycle engineering including Businesses and Organizations, Case Studies, End of Life Management, Life Cycle Design, Machine Tool Technologies for Sustainability, Manufacturing Processes, Manufacturing Systems, Methods and Tools for Sustainability, Social Sustainability, and Supply Chain Management.

  20. Variación lingüística en la expresión del pretérito en el español del siglo XIX de España y México: Rasgos deícticos y aspectuales LINGUISTIC VARIATION IN THE PRETERIT EXPRESSION IN THE 19TH CENTURY SPANISH IN SPAIN AND MEXICO: DEICTIC AND ASPECTUAL FEATURES

    Francisco Salgado Robles


    Full Text Available Este trabajo estudia y analiza la variación lingüística de dos tiempos verbales -pretérito perfecto simple (PPS y pretérito perfecto compuesto (PPC- en la lengua española del siglo XIX de España y México. La diferenciación dialectal de los valores temporales en el español ibérico y americano ha sido tema de especial interés desde el punto de vista sincrónico en la modalidad contemporánea de la lengua. Sincrónicamente se ha destacado el proceso de gramaticalización que conlleva la pérdida del sentido léxico de haber en la formación de los tiempos compuestos. Sin embargo, el estadio entre la formación del PPC y la generalización del PPC en el español peninsular no ha sido observado. Ante la necesidad de describir esa transformación, como objetivos nos planteamos determinar si las diferencias en la frecuencia de uso de ambos tiempos son paralelas en España y en América, y examinar la función temporal en el español de ambos continentes en esta época. Dos obras representativas del español del siglo XIX de España y México conforman nuestro corpus, el cual procesamos a través del programa de análisis múltiple GoldVarb. Además de las variables dependientes (PPS y PPC, consideramos seis factores lingüísticos como variables independientes. De nuestro análisis se desprende que entre México y España ya en el siglo XIX encontramos una diferencia significativa en el uso del PPS y PPC. La preferencia por la forma compuesta en el español peninsular más que en el americano indica la existencia de una variación dialectal. Nuestro trabajo revela que el sistema temporal que distingue el español peninsular en el ámbito del pretérito es un fenómeno más antiguo de lo que se cree.This article examines and analyzes the linguistic variation of two verb tenses - present perfect (PP and preterit (PRET - in the 19th Century Peninsular and Mexican Spanish. Scholars have been interested in the dialectal differences of the time

  1. Composition of Façon de Venise glass from early 17th century London in comparison with luxury glass of the same age

    Cagno, S.; De Raedt, I.; Jeffries, T.; Janssens, K.

    SEM-EDX and LA-ICP-MS analyses were performed on a set of early 17th century London glass fragments. The samples originate from two archaeological sites (Aldgate and Old Broad Street) where glass workshops were active in this period. The great majority of the samples are made of soda glass. Two distinct compositional groups are observed, each typical of one site of provenance. The samples originating from the Old Broad Street excavation feature a silica-soda-lime composition, with a moderate amount of potash. The samples from Aldgate are richer in potassium and feature higher amounts of trace elements such as Rb, Zr and Cu. The distinction between the two groups stems from different flux and silica sources used for glassmaking. A comparison with different European glass compositions of that time reveals no resemblance with genuine Venetian production, yet the composition of the Old Broad Street glass shows a close similarity to that of fragments produced `à la façon de Venise' in Antwerp at the end of the 16th century. This coincides with historical sources attesting the arrival of glassworkers from the Low Countries in England and suggests that a transfer of technology took place near the turn of the century.

  2. EDITORIAL: Selected papers from the 19th International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces

    Miyazaki, T.; Inoue, J.


    The 19th International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces (ICMFS 2006) was held on 14-18 August 2006 at the Sendai International Center in Sendai, Japan. The purpose of the Colloquium was to bring together scientists working on magnetic thin films and surfaces and to provide an opportunity for presentation and discussion of recent experimental and theoretical advances in the field. 285 scientists from 17 countries (Japan: 167, overseas: 118) participated in the Colloquium, as well as 6 family members. There were 56 oral and 178 poster presentations. The oral presentations consisted of 3 plenary talks, 23 invited talks and 30 contributed talks. The number of presentations by scientific category are as follows: Spin dependent transport: 43 Magnetic storage/memory: 9 Magnetization reversal and fast dynamics: 15 Spin injection and spin transfer torque: 26 Magnetic thin films and multilayers: 71 High spin polarization materials: 17 Hard and soft magnetic materials: 3 Magneto-optics: 5 Characterization techniques for thin films and surfaces: 7 Exchange coupling: 13 Micro- and nanopatterned magnetic structures: 18 Micromagnetic modelling: 2 One of the characteristics of the present Colloquium is an increase in the number of presentations in the field of spin-electronics, as seen above. This Cluster Issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics includes several important papers in this rapidly developing field. We believe that, in the future, the field of magnetic materials will maintain its popularity and, on top of that, other fields such as spintronics materials, materials related to life sciences and medicine and also materials related to the environment will be investigated further. The ICMFS Conference started in London in 1964, and is now one of the world-wide conferences on magnetism. The Colloquium has been held in Japan four times now: the previous ones being the 5th ICMFS in the Mount Fuji area, the 10th at Yokohama and the 17th at Kyoto, which was

  3. A Post-colonialist Interpretation of the Stereotypical Indian Images in American Literary Works of the 19th and 20th Centuries%19、20世纪美国文学作品中印第安形象的模式



    American novelists James Fenimore Cooper, Jack London and William Faulkner have portrayed many Indian images in their respective works. All the Indians are classified into the imaged aboriginal images according to the standards of the colonialists, become the symbol of cruelty, ignorance and backwardness and can't avoid the tragic fate of inexorable extinction. Proceeding from the perspective of post-colonialist, the Indians have become the stereotypical images. The literary works of the white constitute part and parcel of the process of the cultural extinction of the Indians caused by the white colonialist and the process of silencing and marginalizing the cultural identity of the Indians.%美国作家詹姆斯·费尼莫尔·库柏、杰克·伦敦和威廉·福克纳在各自的作品中塑造了众多的印第安人形象。他们按照殖民者的标准被塑造成想像中的土著形象,他们是野蛮、愚昧和落后的象征,无法逃脱灭亡的悲剧命运。后殖民主义视角下的印第安人已经成为了模式化的形象。

  4. 俄国文学自立的标志与19世纪现实主义文学的滥觞——以普希金与司汤达为观照%The Symbol of the Self- reliance of Russian Literature and the Source of the 19th-century Realistic Literature Taking Pushkin and Stendhal as examples



    俄国文学在《伊戈尔远征记》的辉煌之后蛰伏了500年,从彼得一世起开始对西欧文学进行模仿和追赶,到了普希金时代开始表现出独立的意识,到了30年代完成了自立的蜕变,其标志就是普希金与司汤达在相近的时间各自独立地完成了本国的现实主义文艺思想探索并创作出现实主义文学的代表作品。%After the brilliance of The Tale of Igor's Campaign, Russian literature became dormant for five centuries. After the time of Peter I (Peter the Great) , Russian literature started to imitate and follow European literature. At the time of Pushkin, Russian literature revealed its consciousness of independence, and, in the 1830s, completed its transformation into self - reliance, the symbol of which was the fact that Pushkin and Stendhal, at almost the same time, fulfilled their exploration of realistic ideology of literature and arts in their own countries respectively and created representative works of realistic literature independently.

  5. Del latín al castellano o de las humanidades clásicas a las humanidades modernas en el siglo XIX chileno From Latin to Spanish or from classical humanities to modern humanities in the Chilean 19th century

    Edda Hurtado


    Full Text Available Nos interesa aproximarnos al estudio del predominio de la enseñanza de la lengua y literatura latinas en el marco del Chile decimonónico, cuya matriz cultural se fraguó en un espacio intelectual que parte en la década de 1840 con una primacía que modula el sistema educativo nacional hasta la década de 1880, periodo en el que progresivamente el positivismo y la filología -sin exención de polémicas culturales, políticas e incluso religiosas- desplazaron el modelo de las humanidades clásicas, instalando en su lugar el estudio del Castellano.It is our intent to approach to the study of the predominance of Latin literature and language teaching in the nineteenth century in Chile, whose cultural matrix was forged in an intellectual space starting in the 1840s, with a primacy that modulates the educational system up to the 1880s, a period in which progressively both positivism and philology -with disputes over cultural, political, and even religious issues- displaced the classical humanities model, setting in its place the study of the Spanish Language.

  6. Una pasión por la antigüedad: la colección arqueológica de don Florentino Gimeno en Campeche durante el siglo XIX A passion for antiquity: Don Florentino Gimeno's 19th Century archaeological collection in Campeche

    Lynneth S. Lowe


    Full Text Available Durante la segunda mitad del siglo XIX, don Florentino Gimeno, un comerciante español establecido en Campeche, logró conformar una impresionante colección de más de 12 000 piezas arqueológicas, la cual reflejaba una profunda pasión por el pasado prehispánico y sus evidencias materiales. El análisis de sus catálogos proporciona información invaluable acerca de la procedencia y características de muchas de las piezas -que procedían fundamentalmente de sitios de la región-, y nos permite apreciar también sus afanes por desarrollar una clasificación tipológica y funcional de acuerdo con los criterios intelectuales en boga. Asimismo, los datos registrados en diversos documentos y crónicas indican que su tienda-museo se convirtió en punto de referencia para viajeros y exploradores que visitaron Campeche durante aquellos años, como Brasseur de Bourbourg o Carl Hermann Berendt, entre otros. Su interés en reunir no solamente objetos arqueológicos, sino también documentos históricos, fue también muy apreciado por notables personajes locales, como los gobernadores Pablo García y Joaquín Baranda. En este artículo exploramos las distintas facetas de este incansable coleccionista, e intentamos arrojar luz sobre sus atinadas -y sorprendentemente objetivas- interpretaciones de la cultura material antigua. Finalmente, intentamos rastrear el paradero actual de su acervo.During the second half of the nineteenth century, Florentino Gimeno, a Spanish shopkeeper residing in the city of Campeche, amassed an impressive collection of over 12,000 archaeological artifacts, reflecting his profound passion for the pre-Hispanic past and its material evidence. His handwritten catalogs provide invaluable information regarding the provenience and characteristics of many of the objects that were found in the region, and the extensive lists also show how he developed a typological and functional classification for his collection that corresponded to the

  7. L’effet de présence : entre image fixe et image animée, les représentations de la Passion (fin XIXe-début XXe siècle In search of presence: Representations of the Passion between the fixed and moving image (late 19th, early 20th century

    Isabelle Saint-Martin


    Full Text Available Les représentations de la Passion et de la Vie de Jésus ont figuré parmi les premiers titres des débuts du cinéma. A posteriori, la critique des films religieux, notamment dans les années soixante, a été sévère pour ces tentatives jugées plus commerciales que très inspirées. L’intérêt pour le cinéma des premiers temps s’est approfondi dans les dernières décennies et favorise une autre approche de ces productions des années 1895-1920. Restituer l’univers visuel dans lequel ces films ont pris naissance permet de préciser les modalités de représentation des sujets biblique, en lien avec l’historicisme et l’orientalisme. Outre les liens étroits avec la peinture et la photographie, ces premiers films retrouvent certains effets narratifs des jeux de la Passion ou des projections d’images fixes encore abondantes au tournant du XXe siècle. S’attacher à la conception de la figuration contribue à cerner le « désir de voir » et l’effet de présence christique qui se manifestent dans ces premières Passion filmées.Representations of the Passion and the Life of Jesus Christ were a popular topic in early cinema. Retrospective criticism, especially in the 1960’s, was judgmental towards the first religious films, insofar as they were regarded more as commercially driven reenactments than inspired works. Interest in early cinema deepened in recent decades, and has led to a different reading of productions from the period 1895-1920. By restoring the universe of visual references in which these films arose, we are able to relate representations of biblical subjects to movements in historicism and Orientalism. Beyond their close relationship with painting and photography, these early films also reproduced the narrative effects of Passion plays or projections of fixed images that were still widespread at the turn of the 20th century. A focus on figurative conception will help us reconnect with the "need to see" and

  8. Incultura e criminalidade: estereótipos sobre a educação da criança, do jovem e do camponês no século XIX Lack of culture and criminality: stereotypes about child, youth and peasant education in the 19th century

    José Ernesto Pimentel Filho


    Full Text Available Este artigo trata das estratégias de combate ao crime no século XIX, demonstrando que elas se ligavam a práticas e discursos morais que estereotipavam diferentes personagens sociais. Vê-se que figuras como o camponês, o jovem e a criança apareciam numa imagem inversa da civilidade dominante. O tema da educação e da formação era perpassado por preocupações com a boa moral e a recusa às práticas desviantes da norma. A abordagem cruza exemplos pertencentes a diferentes países no Ocidente, sobretudo o Brasil e a França. Entre as fontes, estão: obras de caráter ficcional, trabalhos monográficos, relatórios e bibliografia especializada. A metodologia visa pôr em evidência os aspectos da história das sensibilidades e do imaginário social ligados à formação da criança e do jovem. Objetiva-se tanto recuperar dimensões alternativas do processo histórico, quanto colocar em questão as bases de nossos mecanismos de controle da emoção.This article deals with the strategies to combat crime in the nineteenth century, showing that they were connected to practices and moral speeches that stereotyped different social characters. It is perceived that figures like the peasant, the young and the child appeared in a reverse image of the dominant civility. The education and formation topic was left behind by concerns over the public morals and the refusal of the practices which are different from the rule. The approach shows examples belonging to Brazil and France. Among the sources, there are: works of a fiction nature, monographs, reports and specialized bibliography. The methodology aims to evidence the aspects of the sensibilities and of the social beliefs connected to the formation of the child and the young. It is desired to both bring back the alternative dimensions of the historical process and to rise questions about the bases of our devices of emotion control.

  9. Fritz London

    Gavroglu, Kostas


    Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. From Philosophy to Physics: The years that left nothing unaffected; 1. The appeal of ideas; 2. Goëthe as a scientist; 3. How absolute is our knowledge?; 4. How do we come to know things?; 5. London's teachers in philosophy; 6. Husserl's teachings; 7. Expectations of things to come; 8. The thesis in philosophy; 9. Tolman's principle of similitude; 10. The necessary clarifications; 11. Work on quantum theory; 12. Transformation theory; 13. Unsuccessful attempts at unification; Part II. The Years in Berlin and the Beginnings of Quantum Chemistry: The mysterious bond; 14. London in Zürich; 15. Binding forces; 16. The Pauli principle; 17. Reactions to the Heitler-London paper; 18. Polyelectronic molecules and the application of group theory to problems of chemical valence; 19. Chemists as physicists?; 20. London's first contacts in Berlin; 21. Marriage; 22. Job offers; 23. Intermolecular forces; 24. The book which could not be written; 25. Leningrad and Rome; 26. Difficulties with group theory; 27. Linus Pauling's resonance structures; 28. Robert Mulliken's molecular orbitals; Part III. Oxford and Superconductivity: The rise of the Nazis; 29. Going to Oxford; 30. Lindemann, Simon and Heinz London; 31. Electricity in the very cold; 32. The end of old certainties; 33. The thermodynamic treatment; 34. The theory of Fritz and Heinz London; 35. Initial reactions by von Laue; 36. The discussion at the Royal Society; 37. Termination of the ICI fellowship; Part IV. Paris and Superfluidity: The Front Populaire; 38. The article in Nature 1937 and 'Nouvelle Conception'; 39. Laue again; 40. The structure of solid helium; 41. The peculiar properties of helium; 42. Bose-Einstein condensation; 43. The note in Nature; 44. The two-fluid model; 45. The trip to Jerusalem; 46. Leaving again; 47. The observer in quantum mechanics; Part V. United States and the Typing up of Loose Ends: Duke University, North Carolina; 48. The Soviet Union, Kapitza and

  10. A Brief Study of the Working-Class Housing Condition in London between the Middle of the 19th Century and the Eve of the First World War%19世纪中叶至一战前夕伦敦工人的住房状况

    吴铁稳; 张亚东



  11. Book Review: A history of the ideas of theoretical physics: Essays on the 19th and 20th century physics (Vol. 213 of Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science). Salvo d'Agostino; Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London, 2000, 381pp., 173.00 US, ISBN 0-7923-6094-X

    Nordmann, Alfred

    The title of Salvo d'Agostino's book suggests that it may contain a collection of various and sundry ideas from the history of theoretical physics. However, d'Agostino pursues something far more specific and compelling, yet also far more controversial: a history of the idea of theoretical physics. When, how, and why did physics become theoretical physics, and what did this shift mean? While some would argue that physics became theoretical at a time of stasis and sterility, perhaps decadence or crisis, d'Agostino considers the epistemological turn of physics liberating, productive, even empowering.

  12. Millennium-long damage to building materials in London.

    Brimblecombe, Peter; Grossi, Carlota M


    Damage functions from a range of sources are used to estimate deterioration of carbonate stone, iron and copper, in addition to the rate of blackening of stone surfaces in London across the period 1100-2100 CE. Meteorological and pollution input is available for only a relatively short part of this span, so non-instrumental weather records and modelled pollution are utilised for historic values, while future climate is adapted from the HadCM3A2 model output and pollution assessed from likely regulatory trends. The results from the different damage functions compare reasonably well showing comparable changes in damage rates with time. A potential square-root dependence of change in deposition velocity of SO2 to limestone suggests a possible overestimate of damage when pollution is high. Deterioration is especially intense from the 1700s. It is difficult to be certain whether the corrosion of copper accelerated as early as this or it developed in the 20th century. Nevertheless all the functions predict a decline in copper corrosion from the end of the 20th century. A blackening function was developed to relate elemental carbon concentration and the colour of deposited particulate matter to blackening rate, which suggests that soiling was particularly rapid in the late 19th century. The increase and subsequent decrease in damage to building materials is interpreted in terms of a Kuznets curve. The centuries where pollution controlled damage to durable building material seems to be over. Weathering, in a changing climate may have the greatest impact in the future.

  13. Then and Now: Fundraising during a Fiscal Crisis--Lessons from the 19th Century

    Muscatelli, Anton; Mackay, Francesca


    A housing and municipal construction bubble popped and generated a lending crisis in which interbank lending rates became impossibly high. The banking crisis, which spread across Europe and the United States, eventually impacted other industries, leading to a stock market crash and an economic contraction lasting several years. This was not in…

  14. To the study of conventual health in the beginning of 19th century: the pharmacies

    Pessa de Oliveira, Ricardo


    Full Text Available The institution Junta do Exame do Estado Actual e Melhoramento Temporal das Ordens Regulares (Examination Council for the Actual State and Temporal Improvement of the Religious Orders was created in November of 1789. Among other things, each Religious House should inform that institution about its heritage either the movables and the landed estates. The inventorying included all the goods belonging to wards and drugstores. In this paper we aim to study those places using records obtained from a variety of Religious Houses with no regional or Religious Order preferences. We will try to give answers to questions related to that spaces such as: “Which objects could be found inside the Houses?”; “Were they prorperly equiped?” and “Were there big differences between them in what concerns Religious Orders and Houses locations?”[pt] Em Novembro de 1789 foi criada a Junta do Exame do Estado Actual e Melhoramento Temporal das Ordens Regulares. Entre outros aspectos cada casa religiosa devia dar a conhecer à Instituição o seu património móvel e imóvel. De entre os bens inventariados contavam-se os pertencentes às enfermarias e boticas. No presente artigo pretendemos estudar estes espaços recorrendo a registos de uma série de casas religiosas escolhidas sem preferência regional ou Ordem religiosa. Tentaremos responder a questões tais como: quais os objetos que formavam estes espaços, se estariam bem apetrechados e ainda se existiriam grandes diferenças consoante Ordem religiosa e localização da Casa.

  15. Voices from the Unknown: The Fantastic in 19th century Music Between Music Insects and Autoparodies

    Elisabetta Fava


    Full Text Available Teatro, musica e letteratura del fantastico sono fortemente connessi fra di loro: non solo per le continue allusioni musicali della narrativa, ma anche per le sollecitazioni di natura letteraria che incoraggiano il delinearsi di un lessico musicale del fantastico. Partendo dal caso dell'Ottetto di Mendelssohn, il cui Scherzo si ispira a un passo del Walpurgisnachtstraum di Goethe, l'intervento mostra l'incidenza di alcuni topoi musicali del fantastico e la possibilità di utilizzarli anche in chiave parodistica, come avviene nel caso della Erste Walpurgisnacht (Goethe-Mendelssohn. La presenza degli insetti musicanti nel passo goethiano lascia a sua volta un'eredità costante in tutta la storia successiva del fantastico: come esempi si citano i quadri conclusivi delle Lustigen Weiber von Windsor di Otto Nicolai (1849 e del Falstaff di Giuseppe Verdi (1893, senza dimenticare situazioni analoghi riscontrabili nella musica russa da Čajkovskij a Skrjabin.

  16. Relationship between Spain and the United States during the 18th and 19th Centuries


    Adams,Benjamin Harrison and Robert Morris was given the mission of preparing a plan to deal with European nations. Once approved, Benjamin Franklin...Jay stayed in Spain for almost two years, during which he obtained some financial support but did not succeed in his plans completely. When Jay...dos. husta jue par todas se conviniese en una Paz general. Esta guerra declarada no necesita de ta m~ayor actividad, ni de aventurar acciones ; pucs su

  17. Investigating 19th and early 20th century Earthquakes in the Eastern Cape Province (South Africa)

    Albini, Paola; Strasser, Fleur O.; Flint, Nicolette S.


    The seismicity for the years between 1820 and 1936 of Grahamstown, a settlement located in the heart of the current Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, is investigated with recourse to contemporaneous documentary sources. This investigation led to the development of a seismic history incorporating consideration of the broader geo-political context of the Eastern Cape colonial territory at that time. Individual studies of five regional events, ranging from Mw 6 to 4, that were felt in Grahamstown during that period are presented. An additional earthquake that was not felt at Grahamstown was included to present the exhaustive approach adopted in the study of the seismicity of the area. Each earthquake study includes the development of a full set of intensity data points (IDPs), which are used to determine reappraised epicentral locations and magnitudes, some of which differ significantly from previously listed parameters. The results thus obtained highlight the value of seeking out additional contemporary sources from a variety of sources in different languages when revisiting the source parameters of earthquakes for which no or only very limited instrumental information is available.

  18. Present-day central African forest is a legacy of the 19th century human history

    Morin-Rivat, Julie; Fayolle, Adeline; Favier, Charly; Bremond, Laurent; Gourlet-Fleury, Sylvie; Bayol, Nicolas; Lejeune, Philippe; Beeckman, Hans; Doucet, Jean-Louis


    The populations of light-demanding trees that dominate the canopy of central African forests are now aging. Here, we show that the lack of regeneration of these populations began ca. 165 ya (around 1850) after major anthropogenic disturbances ceased. Since 1885, less itinerancy and disturbance in the forest has occurred because the colonial administrations concentrated people and villages along the primary communication axes. Local populations formerly gardened the forest by creating scattered openings, which were sufficiently large for the establishment of light-demanding trees. Currently, common logging operations do not create suitable openings for the regeneration of these species, whereas deforestation degrades landscapes. Using an interdisciplinary approach, which included paleoecological, archaeological, historical, and dendrological data, we highlight the long-term history of human activities across central African forests and assess the contribution of these activities to present-day forest structure and composition. The conclusions of this sobering analysis present challenges to current silvicultural practices and to those of the future. DOI: PMID:28093097

  19. Research on iodine deficiency and goiter in the 19th and early 20th centuries

    Zimmermann, M.B.


    In 1811, Courtois noted a violet vapor arising from burning seaweed ash and Gay-Lussac subsequently identified the vapor as iodine, a new element. The Swiss physician Coindet, in 1813, hypothesized the traditional treatment of goiter with seaweed was effective because of its iodine content and succe

  20. Atomic Pioneers Book 2 From the Mid-19th to the Early 20th Century

    Hiebert, Ray [University of Maryland; Hiebert, Roselyn


    This book gives a brief account of the lives and work of 26 men and women who contributed to the great surge of knowledge vital to atomic science from the 1800s to the mid-1900s. The 26 are: William Prout, Michael Faraday, Eilhardt Mitscherlich, Joseph Henry, Thomas Graham, Stanislao Cannizzaro, James Clerk Maxwell, Dmitri I. Mendeleev, Joseph Norman Lockyer, John William Strutt, Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen, Antione Henri Becquerel, Hendrik A. Lorentz, J.J. Thomson, Max Planck, Svante A. Arrhenius, Pierre Curie, Marie Curie, Pieter Zeeman, Theodore W. Richards, C.T.R. Wilson, Ernest Rutherford, Francis W. Aston, Frederick Soddy, Lise Meitner, and Otto Hahn.

  1. Historiographic irredentism: the Trentino case between 19th and 20th centuries

    Gian Maria Varanini


    Full Text Available Like everywhere in Europe, also in the Trentino region (which was part of the Habsburg Empire the historical research made important progresses between 1880 and World War I, especially thanks to the publication of a large number of magazines. An important contribution came from German and Tyrolean historians, especially from the point of view of archival and diplomatistic materials, while the researches of the scholars from the Trentino region and from Italy were, on the whole, of a lower quality, marked as they were by provincialism and a certain weakness in method, and for the fact that they were sometimes, though not exclusively, conditioned by the irredentist and nationalist attitudes of some intellectuals. These positions prevailed immediately after the end of the war, although the critical method acquired in the previous decades remained a shared heritage.

  2. Location of the 19th century warship "Russalka" / Vello Mäss

    Mäss, Vello


    2003. aasta 22. juulil avastas Eesti Meremuuseumi uurimislaev "Mare" 1893. aasta septembrikuus teekonnal Tallinnast Helsingisse kadumaläinud soomuslaeva "Russalka" vraki. Tuukriülevaatus lubas modelleerida "Russalka" hukkumise käigu ja mõista selle asjaolusid

  3. Occult Genres and the Certification of Madness in a 19th-Century Lunatic Asylum

    Berkenkotter, Carol; Hanganu-Bresch, Cristina


    Using archival admissions records and case histories of patients at a British asylum from the 1860s to the 1870s, the authors examine the medical certification process leading to the asylum confinement of individuals judged to be "of unsound mind." These institutional texts are, the authors suggest, "occult genres" that function as complex acts of…

  4. Railway regulation in 19th Century Britain: the economic rationale and legacy of Gladstone and Chadwick

    Bailey, Mark F


    This paper examines the economic rationale of the ideas of Gladstone & Chadwick on railway regulation and the legacy of their ideas. In 1844 Gladstone proposed and implemented what we would now call price and quantity regulation whereas in 1859 Chadwick proposed competition "for the field", i.e. the establishment of a temporary monopoly or franchise, for a given period. The thinking of Gladstone had been influenced by the classical school of economic thought, most notably J R McCulloch, whils...

  5. Naumachias, the Ancient World and Liquid Theatrical Bodies on the Early 19th Century English Stage

    Gay, Ignacio Ramos


    Les historiens du théâtre considèrent les naumachies modernes comme l’expression théâtrale du patriotisme, de la suprématie navale et du pouvoir du commerce maritime britannique. Cependant, les mécanismes de création d’une identité nationale par le biais de la mise en scène de batailles navales n’ont pas été analysés à la lumière du rapport existant entre les exhibitions aquatiques romaines et le nombre de genres populaires théâtraux en vogue au cours du 19ème siècle en Grande Bretagne. Le bu...

  6. Antisemitic Rumours and Violence in Corfu at the End of 19th Century

    Maria Margaroni


    Full Text Available At the beginning of April 1891 a Jewish girl was found murdered on the ground floor of a Jewish residence in Corfu. Rumours raged on the island: Was this about a love story or, with a stretch of imagination, a story about sex and crime? Or was this murder evidence of the culmination of a family drama which unfolded at the girl’s house, committed by her-supposedly-adoptive parents? Perhaps she was not Jewish, but Christian, and was murdered by the Jews in order for them to fulfil their religious needs? Upon discovery of the body the local police began spreading the rumour of ritual murder, while the first coronary report confirmed it. Local and Athenian newspapers spread it beyond the island’s community, while local politicians maintained it for their own political agenda. On the other hand, judicial authorities upheld the innocence of the Jews accused. Military forces sent by the government desired to protect the secluded Jewish district. As such, not only did the antisemitic sentiment go beyond the borders of the island, but also led to the migration of a large portion of the most important Jewish community of the Ionian islands and to its final downfall wrought by the unheard of local violence, bringing death, injuries and material destruction.

  7. [Experimental testing of Pflüger's reflex hypothesis of menstruation in late 19th century].

    Simmer, H H


    Pflüger's hypothesis of a nerve reflex as the cause of menstruation published in 1865 and accepted by many, nonetheless did not lead to experimental investigations for 25 years. According to this hypothesis the nerve reflex starts in the ovary by an increase of the intraovarian pressure by the growing follicles. In 1884 Adolph Kehrer proposed a program to test the nerve reflex, but only in 1890, Cohnstein artificially increased the intraovarian pressure in women by bimanual compression from the outside and the vagina. His results were not convincing. Six years later, Strassmann injected fluids into ovaries of animals and obtained changes in the uterus resembling those of oestrus. His results seemed to verify a prognosis derived from Pflüger's hypothesis. Thus, after a long interval, that hypothesis had become a paradigma. Though reasons can be given for the delay, it is little understood, why experimental testing started so late.

  8. Linking buildings, archives and museums of the 19th century Turin's Cultural Heritage

    Tamborrino, R.; Rinaudo, F.


    The documentation of Cultural Heritage asset is the basis for all the interventions and policies on Cultural heritage conservation and management. The documentation is mainly based on historic knowledge and metric survey. As far as historic knowledge is concerned many information are still recorded and preserved inside written documents that are usually not easy to reach and correctly understandable by all the experts that have specific responsibilities on Cultural Heritage. The digitalization of documents (hardly faced in the last years) is not sufficient to guarantee the effective access to the historical information useful inside a documentation process. The documentation always needs an historical interpretation based on a critical reading produced by linking heterogeneous materials. Iconography also is an important source when it is correctly interpreted and linked to other sources. IT development and digital technology diffusion allowed offering new way to record, organize and share historical information: GIS and 3D modeling can be used as standard approaches to transfer the historical knowledge in a proper way to specialists involved in Cultural Heritage conservation and management. They have been generally used as tool to represent information for different targets, the ones mostly for specialized users, the others for edutainment. GIS are largely diffused yet in the Cultural Heritage management, and 3D modeling is wide spread used in museums communication. Nevertheless, both of them have more potential. They could be integrated in order to manage different data set related with the same matter. They could be used to make new research by surveying and improving interpretation in a way ready to transmit the outcomes. To produce a new generation of affordable digital historical products is necessary that the GIS and 3D modeling design and realization would be developed in a multidisciplinary approach that must be explained and demonstrated to the people that in the future will offer to the community this expertise. The paper describes a teaching and research training experience started two years ago at the Politecnico di Torino in the master course on Architecture (Conservation).

  9. Peasants - Tenants (Pripushchenniki of the Southern Urals in the First Half of 19th Century

    Shaikhislamov R. B.


    Full Text Available The author studies with the problems of formation of the tenancy institution, the social composition and land tenure by the tenants. The obligations, share and territorial location of the peasants - tenants in the Southern Urals are analyzed. Complicated land relations between the tenants and Bashkir’s are revealed. The results of the undertakings by the government in land relations rights regulation of Bashkir’s and their tenants are analyzed. The purposes, the main content of the decrees of 1830-1850s on land arrangement of the tenants are distinguished. It is emphasized that the activity of Russian authorities on land tenure had not liquidated the uncertainty of land relations between Bashkir’s and their tenants.

  10. Development of Concepts and Models of Performance Evaluation from the 19th Century to the Present

    Hornungová Jana


    Full Text Available The main aim of this paper is to provide a framework of concepts and models from the area of performance measurement. Due to the fact that the business environment is con-stantly changing, changes also occur in the trends relating to performance. Traditional financial performance measures have been highly criticized and the need identified to integrate non-financial perspectives, such as level of innovation, degree of motivation, intellectual capital and other criteria. Intellectual capital is often a crucial factor in the creation of value in a company. This paper provides a literature review supplemented by the author’s research in the field of performance. The article shows that the performance appraisal system is currently focused on several areas that could affect the performance of the company, which is also part of the overall performance of the economy in the form of GDP growth. Based on the research, it can be said that, for the sample tracked, the selection of performance evaluation system does not depend on the legal form of the business.

  11. History of the Emergence and Recognition of Syringomyelia in the 19th Century.

    Walusinski, Olivier


    Charles-Prosper Ollivier d'Angers coined the term "syringomyelia" in 1827 to describe the presence of a cavity in the spinal cord, which he considered pathological in all cases. In 1882 in Germany, Otto von Kahler and Friedrich Schultze defined the clinical syndrome, which associated Duchenne-Aran muscular dystrophy of a limb with sensory dissociation. They explained the syndrome by the presence of an abnormal cavity, distinct from that found in the spinal cord of healthy adults. Although Guillaume Duchenne de Boulogne and Jean-Martin Charcot had observed cases in France, both failed to identify syringomyelia, whereas a family physician in Brittany, Augustin Morvan, described the clinical symptomatology using the term "analgesic whitlow" in 1883. Based on several dozen observations that they collated in their remarkable theses,Anna Bumler in Zurich in 1887 and Isidore Bruhl in Paris in 1890 established the complete clinical picture of syringomyelia, covering anatomic functional and pathological aspects. Whereas Charcot isolated pathologies by correlating clinical signs with anatomo-pathological lesions, the isolation of syringomyelia initially involved an anatomo-pathological concept before the semiology was defined. In addition, this work would later enhance physiological understanding of sensory spinal pathways.

  12. Islay And The Economy Of Southern Peru In 19th Century


    This article notes the specificity of the regional economic history of Southern Peru, which in 1780-1840 experienced an important economic growth while the rest of the Viceroyalty of Peru was in crisis. This important fact is not well known because of the lack of research on regional economy. It presents data on the dynamics of international markets and its relation with the southern economy. Finally, the article argues some problems related to the general development of the Peruvian economy.

  13. Discussing ethnohistory: The Blin between periphery and international politics in the 19th century

    Wolbert G.C. Smidt


    Full Text Available Les pays frontaliers sont souvent soumis à des tensions en tous genres et peuvent être considérées comme des laboratoires pour des nouveaux projets politiques ou culturels. Le pays du peuple Blin, situé au centre-nord de l’Érythrée actuelle, en est un parfait exemple, tout particulièrement entre les années 1840 et les années 1880. À l’origine, ce pays était paisible du fait de son isolement, et la vie politique s’organisait de façon autonome, avec un minimum d’interventions extérieures. L’intrusion de l’Égypte, en 1840, dans la région adjacente du Taka, au Soudan, changea la donne. Dans les années 1850 des « brokers » de tous pays – religieux, comme des missionnaires catholiques, ainsi qu’académiques-explorateurs, comme des orientalistes – apparurent dans la région, immédiatement suivis des représentants de l’impérialisme occidental: les vice consuls britanniques et franc,ais du port de Massaoua. À la même époque l’Ethiopie réunie essaya de regagner son influence perdue sur ses régions frontalières et notamment la province de Hamasen, dont les Blins du Bogos étaient traditionnellement les vassaux. L’expansion de l’Egypte au Soudan avait pour conséquence des raids violents et récurrents sur le territoire des Blins, ce qui donna l’occasion aux consuls et missionnaires – et leurs collaborateurs académiques concernés – d’intervenir, de déclarer le peuple Blin sous leur protection, et de libérer des femmes et des hommes Blins qui vivaient sous le joug de l’esclavage. Les orientalistes, les missionnaires et les consuls apparurent aux Blins comme les vecteurs d’une seule et même idée: l’inclusion des Blins dans une sphère d’influence européenne. Ils relevèrent activement les défis qui s’offraient à eux de toutes parts. Pendant que les Blins du Bogos acceptaient leur allégeance aux /Hamasen, ils assurèrent aussi leur protection internationale en se convertissant massivement au catholicisme. Les Blins du /Hal/hal se convertirent à l’Islam, afin de parer aux raids futurs des vassaux du Soudan Égyptien. Cet article vise a montrer que la stratégie principale des Blins a été de participer activement à la nouvelle présence des pouvoirs dominants, que ce soit sur le plan politique ou religieux, et que cette adaptation leur a permis de préserver leur système très sophistiqué d’autonomie interne, fondé sur une confédération non centralisée, un réseau reliant entre eux les différents chefs Blins.Borderlands, which are often experiencing challenges of different kind, can be regarded as a "laboratory" for new political or cultural projects or solutions. The country of the Blin ethnic group in northern-central Eritrea was such a land, especially between the 1840’s to 1880’s. Originally living in peaceful isolation, autonomously organizing their political live with a minimum of external intervention, this changed with the arrival of expanding Egypt in the adjacent Sudanese region of Taka in 1840. In the 1850’s, international brokers of religion – Catholic missionaries – and of academic exploration – Orientalists – appeared in the region, immediately followed by agents of imperialism – the British and French vice consuls of the port of Massawa. Simultanously reuniting Ethiopia sought to regain lost influence in the borderregions, including the Hamasen province, with the Blin of Bogos as their historic vassals. The Egyptian expansion resulted in the regular appearance of violent raids against the Blin, which gave a chance to the consuls and missionaries – with the few academics involved as their collaborators – to intervene, declare the Blin as protected by them and free the enslaved Blin men and women. Orientalists, the mission and consuls appeared to the Blin as agents of one idea: the inclusion of the Blin into the sphere of European influence. The Blin actively responded to the new challenges from all sides. While the Blin of Bogos accepted their vassalry towards /Hamasen, they also assured international protection by converting to Catholicism in great numbers. The Blin of Halhal converted to Islam, thus avoiding future raids from vassals of Egyptian Sudan. This article argues that the main strategy of the Blin was that of an active adaptation to political and religious domination by greater powers, which allowed them to preserve their highly developed internal autonomy, based on an age-old non-centralized confederacy (network of Blin leaders.

  14. The Influence of Ancient Greek Culture on Macedonian Literature of the 19th Century

    Vitomir Mitevski


    Прличев е добро образован во старогрчкиот јазик и особено добар познавач  на Хомер. Под влијание на хомерската поезија, тој пишува на еден архаизиран грчки јазик епска поема под наслов ‛Ο ’Aρματωλός (во македонски превод Серадот или Мартолозот и со неа победува на поетскиот конкурс во Атина 1860 година. Второто негово епско дело под наслов Σκενδέρμπεης исто така е напишано во духот на хомерската поезија и тоа се гледа главно во областа на стилот (епитети и споредби и во композицијата (обработка на типични епски теми. На преведувачки план, Џинот најавува во печатот превод на трагедијата Антигона од Софокле, дело чија судбина исто така не ни е позната, а Прличев пишува препев на Хомеровата Илијада на еден посебен јазик кој претставува смеса од словенските јазици, а самиот автор го нарекува „општословенски“.

  15. Occult Genres and the Certification of Madness in a 19th-Century Lunatic Asylum

    Berkenkotter, Carol; Hanganu-Bresch, Cristina


    Using archival admissions records and case histories of patients at a British asylum from the 1860s to the 1870s, the authors examine the medical certification process leading to the asylum confinement of individuals judged to be "of unsound mind." These institutional texts are, the authors suggest, "occult genres" that…

  16. Introduction: Agribusiness clusters in Europe, 19th and 20th centuries

    Molema, A.M.; Segers, Yves; Karel, Erwin


    Clusters and the spatial concentration of economic development are themes which crop up more and more in recent debates in social and economic history. This special issue wants to foster an interdisciplinary crossover of theories and ideas between economic geographers and historians, and focuses on

  17. The Jewish advantage and household security: life expectancy among 19th Century Sephardim of Gibraltar.

    Sawchuk, Lawrence A; Tripp, Lianne; Melnychenko, Ulianna


    Using the historical population of Gibraltar to examine the pattern of mortality of Jews and Roman Catholics revealed that: (1) the Jews exhibited a significantly better health status as measured by life expectancy at birth (47.66 and 47.56 for Jewish males and females vs. 38.10 and 40.89 for Catholics males and females, respectively), (2) most of the disparity is found in the very young age categories and (3) the significantly lower rates of deaths could be attributed to the diarrheal and nutritional complex. Stage two of the research involved the linkage of deaths over a 7-year period relative to their household context as of 1878. Being Jewish, having a servant, having access to a water well in the tenement and residing in a tenement only with other Jews, were all factors that contributed to a higher life expectancy. Our explanation for the enhanced survivorship among the Jews is grounded in economics as well as in an established welfare system, in religious precepts and in secular knowledge of health. One of the more notable and hitherto unobserved findings is that Roman Catholics residing in the same tenements with Jews enjoyed a distinct health advantage. This suggests that a positive amplification effect arose from their co-residence with the Jews.

  18. [Professional education of Polish physicians in otologic centers of Vienna in the 19th century].

    Kierzek, A


    The foundations of the modern otology in Vienna created Adam Politzer, Joseph Gruber, Victor Urbantschitsch. The professional and scientific achievements of Joseph Gruber and Victor Urbantschitsch are described briefly. Gruber was one of two heads of otiatric clinic in Vienna. Urbantschitsch was an authority of psychophysiology of hearing. Such well-known otologists in Vienna as Gustav Alexander, Robert Bárány, Beniamin Gomperz, Erich Ruttin and others were a good teachers of many foreign physicians also from Polish territories. Robert Bárány was a Nobel prize winner.

  19. Astronomy in "Serbskij Narodnij List" / "Serbian National Weekly" / (first half of the 19th century)

    Jovanović, B. D.


    The Editor in Chief of the cited weekly was our famous writer and journalist Teodor Pavlovic (1804-1854), founder of the Gallery of Matica Srpska, and the Editor in chief of the oldest monthly in Europe - "Letopis Matice Srpske" / "Annals of Matica Srpska"/. Reviewed, in this paper, are 21+2 articles dealing with Astronomy. The majority of them had no author undersigned, so that one may suspect them having been written by Pavlovic himself. Starting by explaining the appearance of comets and their characteristics, on the occasion of Halley's comet return, the eclipses of the Sun and the Moon, they included also the discussion of the origins of the Universe and the formation of stars and nebulae. It is interesting that the Serbs, of those times, had the opportunity to read such articles. Certainly the editor was asked to answer questions addressed by the subcribers. It is a great pity and a loss that his correspondence has not been saved.

  20. Ports and maritime activities of Orissa (16th to 19th centuries)

    Tripati, S.

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  1. Jean-Martin Charcot's Role in the 19th Century Study of Music Aphasia

    Johnson, Julene K.; Lorch, Marjorie; Nicolas, Serge; Graziano, Amy


    Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-93) was a well-known French neurologist. Although he is widely recognized for his discovery of several neurological disorders and his research into aphasia, Charcot's ideas about how the brain processes music are less well known. Charcot discussed the music abilities of several patients in the context of his "Friday…

  2. Atomic Pioneers Book 1 From Ancient Greece to the 19th Century

    Hiebert, Ray [University of Maryland; Hiebert, Roselyn


    This brief booklet gives a snapshot view of 25 men, each of whom contributed an important building block to the foundations of atomic science. The 25 men are: Anaxagoras; Archimedes; Avogadro, Amedeo; Berthollet, Claude Louis; Berzelius, Jons Jakob; Boyle, Robert; Bruno, Giordano; Copernicus; Dalton, John; Davy, Humphry; Democritus; Descartes, Rene; Empedocles; Fpicurus; Franklin, Benjamin; Galilei, Galileo; Gassendi, Pierre; Gay-Lussac, Joseph Louis; Lavoisier, Antoine; Leucippus; Lucretius; Newton, Isaac; Proust, Joseph Louis; Pythagoras; and Wollaston, William Hyde.

  3. Summary of the 19th Joint EU-US Transport Task Force Workshop

    Angioni, C.; Mantica, P.; Naulin, Volker


    This conference report summarizes the contributions to, and discussions at, the 19th Joint EU-US Transport Task Force workshop, held in Culham, UK, during 8-11 September 2014. The workshop was organized under six topics: momentum transport, energetic particles, challenges in modelling transport i...


    Asma Gadjievna MUSAEVA


    The article highlights the studies of the administrative-judicial reforms in Dagestan in the second half of the 19th century. These issues have always been in the centre of scientists’ attention. The studies imply a complex of issues related to the state and political structures on the territory of Dagestan in the first half of the 19th century, the legal system of Dagestan during the whole 19th century, and the administrative-judicial reforms in the second half of the 19th century. Having cu...

  5. Arterial Stiffening in Perspective: Advances in Physical and Physiological Science Over Centuries.

    O'Rourke, Michael F; O'Brien, Caroline; Edelman, Elazer R


    Arterial stiffening is not a new issue in medicine or research but was the prime concern of Richard Bright in the early 19th century and of the prominent London physicians and pathologists who tried to unscramble the relationship between kidney, heart, and cerebrovascular disease and hardness of the pulse in the late 19th century. It was of major concern to medical educators including Osler and Mackenzie who were still active in practice 100 years ago. It is all too easy (when dependent on the Internet) to consider arterial stiffness to be a new issue. The terms arterial stiffness, aortic stiffness, or wave reflection do not appear as categories for articles such as this in respectable journals, nor in categories for meetings of specialized physicians. Yet as described in this article, the subject was of interest to clinicians, to investigators such as Harvey in the 17th century, and to physicists who developed laws and principles of elasticity from the study of biological materials including ligaments and arteries. This paper provides a perspective on arterial stiffness from the time of William Harvey and Isaac Newton to the present, with a glance into the future.

  6. 19th International Sedimentological Congress 2014 in Geneva:Theme 12—Palaeogeography


    <正>At the forthcoming 19th International Sedimentological Congress(ISC2014)in Geneva,Switzerland,August 18-24,2014,the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Palaeogeography(JoP)will host Theme 12—Palaeogeography.For those who will attend ISC2014,please pay attention to the following information about this theme.1.Conveners:Zhong-Qiang Chen(China University of Geosciences(Wuhan),

  7. James Barry and the Portraits of His Country Patron Edmund Burke : A Struggle by the Irish Catholic Artist in the 18th Century London

    桑島, 秀樹


    The aim of this essay is two: at first I will illustrate the early life and achievement of the ‘forgotten' Irish Catholic painter, James Barry (1741-1806), who was from Cork, a southern capital town of Ireland and subsequently became a professor of painting at the Royal Academy in London (but expelled in the end). Secondly I will also show the close relationship of the painter with his country-fellow aesthetician and political philosopher, Edmund Burke (1729-97) by examining two Burke' s port...

  8. Report of the Preservation Management Summer School Held at The Public Record Office and The British Library, 19th-23rd July 1999

    Mirjam M. Foot


    Full Text Available In July 1999 (19th-23rd one of the first comprehensive summer schools to be organised in the UK on preservation management was held at The Public Record Office, Kew and The British Library, St Pancras, London. Organised by The Public Record Office (PRO and The Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche (LIBER in conjunction with The British Library (BL, The European Commission on Preservation & Access (ECPA, University College London (UCL and the International Council on Archive (ICA, the goal of the Summer School was to introduce key elements of preservation management to archivists and librarians in middle managerial positions, and to give participants practical insights to the problems that arise and the possible solutions, thereby helping delegates to develop and plan preservation policy and practice for their own organisations. In a wider context the aim was to initiate and establish training specific to the requirements of institutions in the increasingly specialist field of preservation management.

  9. Os alcances do crescimento econômico. Pobreza e escassez de alimento na Argentina agroexportadora (Córdoba, fins do século XIX e inícios do XX - doi: 10.4025/dialogos.v13i1.371 The reaches of economic growth. Poverty and food shortage in agricultural exporting Argentina (Córdoba, late 19th and early 20th centuries - doi: 10.4025/dialogos.v13i1.371 Los alcances del crescimento económico. Pobreza y alimento escaso en la Argentina agroesportadora (Córdoba, fines del siglo xix e inicios del xx

    Fernando J. Remedi


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    Entre fins do século XIX e início do XX, a província de Córdoba - localizada no centro geográfico da Argentina - atravessou por forte crescimento econômico devido à sua inserção ao modelo agro-exportador dominante à época. Este desenvolvimento supunha um incremento do bem-estar geral da população; porém, teve uma distribuição desigual entre os diferentes grupos sociais. O objetivo deste trabalho é efetuar uma primeira aproximação sobre como foi o acesso dos setores de baixos recursos à alimentação, tomando-o como um claro e significativo indicador das condições sociais que caracterizaram a expansão econômica e seus limites.

    The province of Córdoba, located in the geographic center of Argentina, experienced strong and sustained economic growth during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as it was inserted in the then-dominant primary exporting model. Growth led to an increase in the general welfare of the population, but which was distributed unequally among different social groups. The objective of this work is to attempt a first survey of the access to food by the least affluent sectors, as it is a clear and very significant indicator of the social conditions that marked the economic expansion, as well as its limits.

    La provincia de Córdoba, en el centro geográfico de la Argentina, hacia fines del siglo XIX e inicios del XX experimentó un fuerte y sostenido crecimiento económico, por su inserción en el modelo primario-exportador entonces dominante. El crecimiento supuso un incremento del bienestar general de la población, pero que se distribuyó de modo desigual entre los grupos sociales. El objetivo de este trabajo es efectuar una primera aproximación al acceso a la alimentación de los sectores de menores recursos, que es un claro y muy significativo indicador de las condiciones sociales que enmarcaron la expansión económica y de sus límites.  


  10. Archaeobotanical reconstructions of field habitats and crops: the grange in Pomorzany near Kutno, 18th/19th c.

    Koszałka Joanna


    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of research of plant macrofossils from the grain deposit deriving from the 18th/19th centuries. The analysed material included 24760 diaspores representing 73 taxa. The majority were cultivated cereal crop species, and there was also abundance of accompanying segetal weed species. About 95% of the gathered crop material was Secale cereale. Another important crop was Hordeum vulgare and there were also some remains of Avena sativa, Triticum aestivum, Fagopyrum esculentum. Cannabis sativa and Linum usitatissimum were found as well. Weeds competing with these crops were, among others, the following species: Agrostemma githago, Raphanus raphanistrum, Apera spica-venti, Bromus secalinus, Centaurea cyanus, Spergula arvensis, Thlaspi arvense, Viola arvensis/tricolor, Fallopia convolvulus, Polygonum persicaria, Mentha arvensis, Anthemis arvensis, Papaver rhoeas, Rumex acetosella, Scleranthus annuus, Aphanes arvensis, Setaria pumila, Setaria viridis/verticilata. Extremely large presence of wild plant diaspores in the material allowed conducting economic and environmental interpretations. Reconstruction methods applied, used primarily in the case of macroremains from granaries, were fully applicable to the analysed plant residues. Weed species composition in the analysed material showed that they were mostly typical for the main winter crop. Some amount of species typical for other habitats were also found and they probably came from the near-by rye field. The presence of perennial diaspores indicated that the field was probably set aside

  11. 19th JANNAF Safety and Environmental Protection Subcommittee Meeting. Volume 1

    Cocchiaro, J. E. (Editor); Becker, D. L. (Editor)


    This volume, the first of two volumes, is a compilation of 22 unclassified/unlimited technical papers presented at the 19th Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Safety & Environmental Protection Subcommittee Meeting. The meeting was held 18-21 March 2002 at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Topics covered include green energetic materials and life cycle pollution prevention; space launch range safety; propellant/munitions demilitarization, recycling, and reuse: and environmental and occupational health aspects of propellants and energetic materials.

  12. Report on the 19th SPACE Conference = 10. mednarodna konferenca SPACE

    Rune Gulev


    Full Text Available The 19th international space (European Network for Business Studies and Languages conference that recently took place in Spain provided valuable insight into several areas of interest. Most notably, methods on how to successfully enhance the internationalization of higher learning institutions were shared through mobility and joint degrees programs. Furthermore, the conference provided an academic forum for a highly professional and earnest discourse on pertinent topics of relevance for higher learning institutions, which this year pivoted around intercultural awareness and dialogue. In sum, the space network provides a wealth of academic and administrative advantages that the academic sphere could greatly benefit from.

  13. Traffic - Special arrangements for the official ceremony on 19th October

    Relations with the Host States Service


    The official ceremony marking CERN's fiftieth anniversary will take place on 19th October 2004 in the presence of Member State delegations and observers. Many VIPs are to attend the ceremony, which will be held in the Globe of Science and Innovation and in the adjacent marquee. The arrival and departure of the official delegations and guests will cause some disruption to traffic on and around the Meyrin site: The Route de Meyrin will probably be closed to traffic by the police between 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. and between 5.00 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. for the arrival and departure of VIPs. Access to the Saint-Genis-Pouilly roundabout will be difficult between 2.00 p.m. and 2.30 p.m., when the new entrance to the Meyrin site will be inaugurated. Use of the following car parks will be prohibited from 16th to 19th October inclusive (Open day and official ceremony; the appropriate road signs will be erected): the car parks located between the two lines on the drawing below (guests will register in a tent set up oppo...

  14. EDITORIAL: The 19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop (MME 2008) The 19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop (MME 2008)

    Schnakenberg, Uwe


    This special issue of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering is devoted to the 19th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop (MME 08), which took place at the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, from 28-30 September, 2008. The workshop is a well recognized and established European event in the field of micro system technology using thin-film technologies for creating micro components, micro sensors, micro actuators, and micro systems. The first MME Workshop was held 1989 in Enschede (The Netherlands) and continued 1990 in Berlin (Germany), 1992 in Leuven (Belgium), and then was held annually in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Pisa (Italy), Copenhagen (Denmark), Barcelona (Spain), Southampton (UK), Ulvik in Hardanger (Norway), Gif-sur-Yvette (France), Uppsala (Sweden), Cork (Ireland), Sinaia (Romania), Delft (The Netherlands), Leuven (Belgium), Göteborg (Sweden), Southampton (UK), and in Guimarães (Portugal). The two day workshop was attended by 180 delegates from 26 countries all over Europe and from Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States of America. A total of 97 papers were accepted for presentation and there were a further five keynote presentations. I am proud to present 22 high-quality papers from MME 2008 selected for their novelty and relevance to Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. All the papers went through the regular reviewing procedure of IOP Publishing. I am eternally grateful to all the referees for their excellent work. I would also like to extend my thanks to the members of the Programme Committee of MME 2008, Dr Reinoud Wolffenbuttel, Professor José Higino Correia, and Dr Patrick Pons for pre-selection of the papers as well as to Professor Robert Puers for advice on the final selection of papers. My thanks also go to Dr Ian Forbes of IOP Publishing for managing the entire process and to the editorial staff of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. I

  15. Chuang-Tse’ s “Tao” Reflected in the Writings of American Romantics in the 19 th Century〔*〕

    Du Xuan; Hong Zengliu


    Having done a comparative analysis,the author finds out the reason why A-merican romantics as well as their writings in the 19th century held a similar firm belief that people should obey and follow the objective natural law and rules,and establish a harmonious relationship between man and nature, and between individual and other people. Chuang -Tse,one of the main representative figures of the Taoist school in ancient China, gradually submerged himself in nature while in his tough struggle for enjoying his inner peace. The pur-pose of exploring the reason is of course to help the people all over the world further become aware of man’s common future and destiny,and try to do every thing possible to solve the common severe problems of increasingly grave environmental pollution and ecological protec-tion brought about by the rapid development of technology.

  16. Manoel Ferreira de Araújo Guimarães, a Academia Real Militar do Rio de Janeiro e a definição de um gênero científico no Brasil em inícios do século XIX Manoel Ferreira de Araújo Guimarães, the Royal Military Academy of Rio de Janeiro and the definition of a scientific genre in Brazil in the early 19th century

    Luís Miguel Carolino


    Full Text Available Na sequência da transferência da Corte portuguesa para o Rio de Janeiro, em 1807/1808, foi fundada a Academia Real Militar do Rio de Janeiro, em 1810, com o objetivo de formar a elite técnico-científica do Estado joanino. Orientada por tais objetivos educativos, essa escola superior de ensino técnico instituiu, no Brasil, um modelo de ciência e de ensino científico de matriz politécnica. A astronomia foi um exemplo dessa tendência. Num período em que a astronomia esférica se ia tornando crescentemente uma disciplina autônoma, Manoel Ferreira de Araújo Guimarães, professor de astronomia na Academia Real Militar do Rio de Janeiro, decidiu orientar o seu curso para esse ramo aplicado da astronomia e escreveu aquele que viria a tornar-se um dos primeiros manuais de astronomia esférica, um gênero maior da literatura científica do século XIX.Following the transfer of the Portuguese court to Rio de Janeiro in 1807-8, the Royal Military Academy of Rio de Janeiro was created in 1810 to train the state's technical and scientific elite. Guided by its educational aims, this higher education technical school institutionalized a polytechnic model of science and science teaching in Brazil. Astronomy is a case in point. In a period when spherical astronomy was becoming an autonomous discipline, Manoel Ferreira de Araújo Guimarães, professor of astronomy at the Royal Military Academy of Rio de Janeiro, decided to orient his course to this applied branch of astronomy and authored what was to become one of the first textbooks on spherical astronomy, a major genre of scientific literature in the nineteenth century.

  17. Frege - The Unintentional Linguist. On Frege's Views of Language in the Context of 19th Century German Linguistics

    Nielsen, Karsten Hvidtfelt


    Igennem hele sin professionelle kariere betragtede Frege sproget som en farlig trussel mod den videnskabelige erkendelse. Jeg viser først hvorledes Frege udviklede sin matematiske sproglogik i ofte uintenderet overensstemmelse med samtidige tendenser både inden for tysk lingvistik (Becker, Steint...... sprogskepticisme (Freges såkaldte paradoks). Artiklen slutter med en evaluering af Freges relevans for moderne lingvistik...

  18. Demonstration of LED Retrofit Lamps at an Exhibit of 19th Century Photography at the Getty Museum

    Miller, Naomi J.; Druzik, Jim


    This document is a report of observations and results obtained from a lighting demonstration project conducted under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) GATEWAY Demonstration Program. The program supports demonstrations of high-performance solid-state lighting (SSL) products in order to develop empirical data and experience with in-the-field applications of this advanced lighting technology. The DOE GATEWAY Demonstration Program focuses on providing a source of independent, third-party data for use in decision-making by lighting users and professionals; this data should be considered in combination with other information relevant to the particular site and application under examination. Each GATEWAY Demonstration compares SSL products against the incumbent technologies used in that location. Depending on available information and circumstances, the SSL product may also be compared to alternate lighting technologies. Though products demonstrated in the GATEWAY program may have been prescreened for performance, DOE does not endorse any commercial product or in any way guarantee that users will achieve the same results through use of these products. This report reviews the installation and use of LED PAR38 lamps to light a collection of toned albument photographic prints at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. Research results provided by the Getty Conservation Institute are incorporated and discussed.

  19. Conflict and Violence in Times of Crisis: Salta (Argentina) in the Early Decades of the 19th Century

    Mata, Sara Emilia


    Following the death of Martín Miguel de Güemes in June 1821 and the signing of an armistice between the royalist forces led by Antonio de Olañeta and the members of the elite opposing Güemes, a process of extreme conflict began in the Province of Salta, whose main players were the men mobilized in the region in the protracted struggle against the royalist forces from 1814 onwards. Those difficult years will be analyzed from a double perspective that addresses both the political and power rela...

  20. How Gender Shaped Science and Education: A History of Nutritional Sciences in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Apple, Rima D.


    Many societies view the world as composed of two distinct and complementary spheres: the female (domestic) sphere and the male (public) sphere. Because science was part of the male sphere, women were inhibited from pursuing a career in scientific research. However, the more limited female sphere often found within university departments of home…

  1. Congenital syphilis in the skeleton of a child from Poland (Radom, 18th–19th century AD

    Tomczyk Jacek


    Full Text Available An incomplete skeleton of a 3-year-old child with suspected congenital syphilis was found in the Radom area of Poland. Squama frontalis and zygomatic bones are characterized by significant bone loss. Radiographic pictures show a geographic destructive lesion of a serpiginous shape surrounded by a zone of reactive osteosclerosis in the squama frontalis. The radiographic findings included a slight widening and contour irregularities of the distal humeral metaphyses. The appearance of teeth did not suggest Hutchinson teeth, but the examination of the permanent molars showed signs of mulberry molars. Two teeth were tested for the presence of mercury. Chemical analysis did not indicate mercury accumulation (enamel: 0.07 μg/g, dentine: 0.14 μg/g, bone: 0.11 μg/g. Mercury values obtained for the examined samples were similar to those that are typical of healthy teeth in today’s individuals.

  2. An Intensive Cultural Resource Survey for the Bank Stabilization Project: A Late 19th Century Stoneware Manufacturing Site, Bonaparte, Iowa.


    small columns of brick were placed in front of the bungs to protect the saggars from warping (Cox 1926:153). The third type of kiln employed, especially...many still lie among debris within the pottery building basement. Bats are generally round, flat plaster slabs used to support pottery while it’s... waffle -zoned Decoration, Albany Slip Glazed. Two specimens Recovered from 6-1-S-2, Ca. .’..Specimen B: Surface of Berm, Bisqueware,Light Red, Molded

  3. Risk Families and the Unequal Distribution of Deaths in France and Sweden during the 19th Century

    Torres, Catalina; oeppen, James; Jacobsen, Rune;


    the need of shifting the attention from single individuals to families as the appropriate units of analysis in the study of infant and child mortality (Edvinsson and Janssens 2012). In the present study, we use aggregate mortality data as well as two reliable sources of historical microdata from Sweden...... with Lorenz curves, where the observed distributions of deaths will be compared with the corresponding expected binomial distributions. The impact of several factors affecting the distribution of infant and child deaths within families will be analysed with logistic regression, with the mothers as the units...... of analysis. We expect to find higher levels of death clustering in populations with high mortality. Furthermore, we expect the distribution of deaths to be determined by differences in various biological as well as social characteristics of the mother, in particular the length of the birth interval...

  4. Workshop: Politics, Science and Religion. French and Germans in the Levant (19th and 20th Centuries

    Dominique Trimbur


    Full Text Available With current events marked by the clash of civilizations, it is worth taking a closer look at the history of the supposedly unavoidable conflict between West and East. The Levant, the eastern part of the Mediterranean, has long been under the direct or indirect influence of the great powers. Although today the country most cited for its involvement in Middle Eastern affairs is the USA, Europe has never ceased to manifest its own interests in the region. The current joint European effort, at t...

  5. Remnant Oak Savanna Acts as Refugium for Meadow Fescue Introduced During 19th Century Human Migrations in the USA

    In 1990, an unknown forage grass was discovered growing in the shade of a remnant oak savanna in southwestern Wisconsin. Over 12 years, the practice of feeding mature hay on winter pastures spread this grass onto over 500 ha via seedling recruitment. Analysis of amplified fragment length polymorph...

  6. The Struggle of the Russian Intelligentsia for the Spiritual Development of Caucasus Krai (the 19th Century

    Hope O. Blejh


    Full Text Available This article features new little-known materials. Through the example of some of the more prominent representatives of the Russian scientific and creative intelligentsia, the author analyzes certain awareness-raising views on cultural building in the region. The author reveals in a survey/abstract form that interest in the Caucasus had been exhibited by the entire frontline Russian intelligentsia in the persons of its best representatives: A.S. Pushkin, M.Yu. Lermontov, A.S. Griboyedov, L.N. Tolstoy, A.P. Belyayev, A.A. Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, I.G. Burtsov, N.N. Muraviev, P.A. Mukhanov, V.D. Sukhorukov, V.S. Tolstoy, and many others. It has been proven that the ideas of compassion for common people were the basis for the creative work of the Russian general public and were shared by Caucasian thinkers (Adil-Girey, G. Dzasokhov, Kazen-Bek, Khan-Girey, and many others as well, whose works were published in Russian and Caucasian periodicals. This facilitated the boosting of the national self-consciousness of the mountaineer ethnoses and bolstering mutual friendship between them and great Russian people.

  7. Paths to Theo-Humanity in the Work of Russian Thinkers of the 19th and 20th Century

    Karel Sládek


    Full Text Available The present study introduces the conception of theo-humanity against the background of the lives of six Russian Christian thinkers (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Pavel Alexandrovich Florensky, Sergey Nikolayevich Bulgakov, Pavel Nikolayevich Evdokimov, Vladimir Nikolayevich Lossky, whose experience is integrated in a systematic reflection of their relationship to theo-humanity. The text is divided into three main sections discussing the search for paths to theo-humanity upon experiencing a crisis of the soul among the intelligentsia of czarist Russia, theo-humanity as a way of struggling with evil and theosis by synergy of humanity and theo-humanity in the theology of the new generation of Russian theologians, and finally theo-humanity in the neo-Palamitic synthesis of Russian exiles. Cesty k boholidství u ruských myslitelů 19. a 20. století V předložené studii je představeno pojetí boholidství na pozadí osudů šesti ruských křesťanských myslitelů (Fjodor Michailovič Dostojevskij, Vladimír Sergejevič Solovjov, Pavel Alexandrovič Florenskij, Sergej Nikolajevič Bulgakov, Pavel Nikolajevič Evdokimov, Vladimír Nikolajevič Losskij, přičemž jejich zkušenost bude následně vřazena do systematické reflexe nad jejich vztahem k boholidství. Text je rozdělen na tři hlavní kapitoly sledující: hledání cest k boholidství po prožití vnitřní duševní krize u inteligence carského Ruska, boholidství jako cesta boje se zlem a cesta zbožštění synergií mezi lidstvím a boholidstvím v teologii nové generace ruských teologů a konečně boholidství v neoplamitské syntéze ruských emigrantů.

  8. The evolution of anatomical illustration and wax modelling in Italy from the 16th to early 19th centuries.

    Riva, Alessandro; Conti, Gabriele; Solinas, Paola; Loy, Francesco


    Although the contribution to anatomical illustration by Vesalius and his followers has received much attention, less credit has been given to Veslingius and particularly Fabricius. By 1600, Fabricius had amassed more than 300 paintings that together made the Tabulae Pictae, a great atlas of anatomy that was highly admired by his contemporaries. Many of his new observations were incorporated into subsequent books, including those by Casserius, Spighelius, Harvey and Veslingius. Also of importance were the Tabulae by Eustachius (1552), which, although only published in 1714, greatly influenced anatomical wax modelling. In 1742, Pope Benedict XIV established a Museum of Anatomy in Bologna, entrusting to Ercole Lelli the creation of several anatomical preparations in wax. Felice Fontana realised that the production of a large number of models by the casting method would make cadaveric specimens superfluous for anatomical teaching and in 1771 he asked the Grand Duke to fund a wax-modelling workshop in Florence as part of the Natural History Museum, later known as La Specola. Fontana engaged Giuseppe Ferrini as his first modeller and then the 19-year-old Clemente Susini who, by his death in 1814, had superintended the production of, or personally made, more than 2000 models. In 1780, the Austrian Emperor Joseph II visited La Specola and ordered a great number of models for his Josephinum museum; these were made by Fontana with the help of Clemente Susini and supervised by the anatomist Paolo Mascagni. It is, however, in Cagliari that some of Susini's greatest waxes are to be found. These were made when he was free of Fontana's influence and were based on dissections made by Francesco Antonio Boi (University of Cagliari). Their distinctive anatomical features include the emphasis given to nerves and the absence of lymphatics in the brain, a mistake made on earlier waxes. The refined technical perfection of the anatomical details demonstrates the closeness of the cooperation between Susini and Boi, whereas the expressiveness of the faces and the harmony of colours make the models of Cagliari masterpieces of figurative art.

  9. Creating the comfortable cow - discourses on animal protection and production in late 19th century Danish agriculture

    Gjerløff, Anne Katrine


    En analyse af kvægavlslitteraturen og af dyrebeskyttelsesarbejdt i 1800-tallets slutning viser et generelt accepteret lighedstegn mellem husdyrs høje ydelse og høj velfærd. I landbrugets selvforståelse var landbrugets overgang til intensiv animalsk produktion således ikke kun til fordel for landm...

  10. American Education Policy Towards Indian Tribes (the End of the 18th – Beginning of 19th Century

    Nelin Timur Vladimirovich-


    Full Text Available This article studies the policy of the first presidential administrations of the USA in relation to the Native Americans. The policy was established during the period of George Washington’s presidency. The key factor of this policy was the education of aboriginals, the inurement of skills necessary for the integration with white people. The development of trade relations between nations became the beginning of this process. Trade relations required competent management and special laws regulating the process of trade and intercourse with the Native Americans. Government trading houses (factories had to urge the process of civilization. The author shows the influence of the Enlightenment philosophy of Thomas Jefferson on his idea to educate the aboriginals. The close attention is paid not only to the political views of the third president of the USA, but also to his activity in the process of realizing the educational policy towards the Natives. Educational programs had a purpose to integrate aboriginal tribes into the US society. It was uneasy task and the government tried to find more constructive forms of working instead of common trade and intercourse acts with the Indians. The Louisiana Purchase gave new opportunities for developing the federal policy. Lewis and Clark explored the West and collected comprehensive information about its tribes, their habits and way of life. It was very useful for the government in its idea to civilize the indigenous peoples. The author studies the letters of Thomas Jefferson to some American politics and to the Natives, that the president wrote about his plans about the future of the American Indians. Revival movement of the Second Great Awaking found good allies for the US government. The author shows the role of protestant missionaries in the educational policy of the USA towards the Natives.

  11. Examples and Reflections on the Interplay between Mathematics and Physics in the 19th and 20th century

    Lützen, Jesper


    Der argumenteres for at vekselvirkningen mellem matematik og fysik ikke er velbeskrevet ved sprogbrugen "anvendelse af matematik i fysik". Når matematik møder fysik ændres begge områder. Der gives en række eksempler på hvordan vekselvirkningen mellem de to fag har udviklet matematikken. Eksempler...

  12. Spokesman of Women in the 19th Century%19世纪英国女性的代言人



    通过论述女性文学的发展与变迁,重点介绍了简*奥斯丁(Jane Austen)和乔治*艾略特(George Eliot)两位杰出的女性作家及其主要作品中的女性形象.长期以来,女性的历史地位和社会地位都处于男性的支配之下.以19世纪的简*奥斯丁和乔治*艾略特为代表的女性作家开始以全新的视角,从纯粹女性的角度来探讨女性问题.在她们的作品里,女性虽然仍摆脱不了男性社会对她们的影响,但已不再是一味地顺从.以作者和其作品中女主人公为代表的女性,为使自己能在男性社会争得一席之地,开始了强烈的反思,并不断地为争取女性的权利摇旗呐喊.

  13. The contribution of Victor Hugo to the liberation, emancipation, and changing perceptions of women in 19th century French society

    Ní Riordáin, Jeanna


    The over-riding perceptions of Victor Hugo’s attitudes towards women are intensely coloured by his deep-seated Romanticism and his well-testified, stifling and over-bearing treatment of women in his personal life. As such, Hugo’s contribution to the feminist struggle of his time has been woefully overlooked in the larger scheme of his social and political activism. Through a close examination of his largely unstudied public discourse on women’s rights, this thesis situates Hugo’s feminist vie...

  14. Characterization of porosity in a 19th century painting ground by synchrotron radiation X-ray tomography

    Gervais, Claire [Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), Zuerich (Switzerland); Bern University of the Arts, Bern (Switzerland); Boon, Jaap J. [Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), Zuerich (Switzerland); JAAP Enterprise for MOLART Advice, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Marone, Federica [Paul Scherrer Institute, Swiss Light Source (SLS), Villigen (Switzerland); Ferreira, Ester S.B. [Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), Zuerich (Switzerland)


    The study of the early oeuvre of the Swiss painter Cuno Amiet (1868-1961) has revealed that, up to 1907, many of his grounds were hand applied and are mainly composed of chalk, bound in protein. These grounds are not only lean and absorbent, but also, as Synchrotron radiation X-ray microtomography has shown, porous. Our approach to the characterization of pore structure and quantity, their connectivity, and homogeneity is based on image segmentation and application of a clustering algorithm to high-resolution X-ray tomographic data. The issues associated with the segmentation of the different components of a ground sample based on X-ray imaging data are discussed. The approach applied to a sample taken from ''Portrait of Max Leu'' (1899) by Amiet revealed the presence of three sublayers within the ground with distinct porosity features, which had not been observed optically in cross-section. The upper and lower layers are highly porous with important connectivity and thus prone to water uptake/storage. The middle layer however shows low and nonconnected porosity at the resolution level of the X-ray tomography images, so that few direct water absorption paths through the entire sample exist. The potential of the method to characterize porosity and to understand moisture-related issues in paint layer degradation are discussed. (orig.)

  15. Smallpox vaccination in the early 19th century using live carriers: the travels of Francisco Xavier de Balmis.

    Aldrete, J Antonio


    Realizing that the Spanish colonies were being devastated by epidemics of smallpox resulting in thousands of deaths, Charles IV, King of Spain, sent one of his court's physicians to apply the recently discovered vaccine. Without refrigeration, the vaccine was passed from one child to another (boys taken out of orphanages). Francisco Xavier de Balmis and a team that included three assistants, two surgeons, and three nurses sailed from Spain on November 30. 1803. They vaccinated more than 100,000 people from the Caribbean Islands and South, Central, and North America, reaching up to San Antonio, Texas, and then traveled to the Philippines, Macao, Canton, and Santa Elena Island, landing back in Cadiz on September 7, 1806. During his journey, Balmis instructed local physicians on how to prepare, preserve, and apply the vaccine, while collecting rare biologic specimens. On the 200th anniversary of their sailing, recognition is given to this group for conducting what was the first global vaccination campaign that reached Texas and California.

  16. [Epidemics, state and society: the case of Minas Gerais in the second half of the 19th century].

    Torres Silveira, Anny Jackeline


    One of the characteristics of historical analyses of epidemic diseases is the notion of crisis: epidemics are generally perceived as events that do not fit within the framework of everyday order and practices and go beyond individual experiences (suffering, threat of death), jeopardizing social structures, public order, economic activities and moral values. However, epidemic events also shed light on how societies organize healthcare in times of normality, including the extent and limits of the action of health authorities and the role of populations in meeting their own daily needs. This article discusses the organization of healthcare in Minas Gerais province of Brazil during two epidemic episodes, i.e., smallpox (from 1873 to 1875) and cholera (from 1855 to 1856), with the aim of identifying the problems experienced by the population of Minas and the actions taken by the public health authorities during these epidemics. We suggest that the difficulties caused by the arrival of cholera and/or intensification of the smallpox epidemic contributed to expose and exacerbate the shortcomings characterizing healthcare in that society. We also observe that the social mobilization of patients during these events was nothing new, given the low participation of the state in public health during this period, which counted on initiatives and support from civil society.

  17. Chemical and optical aspects of appearance changes in oil paintings from the 19th and early 20th century

    Shimazu, Y.


    One of the causes leading to appearance changes of oil paintings is saponification of basic pigments due to a decrease of reflected light. This thesis contributes to a deeper understanding of appearance changes due to saponification of white pigments. Furthermore, effects on painting appearance, esp

  18. Human Capital and Economic Growth : Operationalising Growth Theory, with Special Reference to the Netherlands in the 19th Century"

    Albers, Ronald


    This paper presents new estimates of the stock of human capital in the Netherlands between 1800 and 1913. The estimates of human capital are derived from data on primary, secondary and tertiary schooling. It is argued that the measure of human capital presented here is conceptually better than alter

  19. White Tower, London, England

    William the Conqueror; William Rufus; Henry I


    White Tower (Tower of London), London, England. Photograph taken by Terry Barry. There is restoration work being carried out on one of the towers. The White Tower is a central tower at the Tower of London. The great central keep was built by William the Conqueror and finished by his sons and successors, William Rufus and Henry I, around 1087. It is 90 feet high and is of massive construction, the walls varying from 15 feet thickness at the base to almost 11 feet in the upper parts. Above ...

  20. EDITORIAL: The 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, OFS-19 The 19th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, OFS-19

    Sampson, David D.; Jones, Julian D. C.; Tatam, Ralph P.


    OFS-19 was held in April 2008 in Perth, Australia, with Professor David Sampson (University of Western Australia) as General Chair assisted by Technical Programme Co-Chairs Professor Stephen Collins (Victoria University, Australia), Professor Kyunghwan Oh (Yonsei University, Korea) and Dr Ryozo Yamauchi (Fujikura Ltd, Japan). 'OFS-19' has once again affirmed the OFS series as the leading international conference for the optical fibre sensor community. Since its inception, in London in 1983, and under the leadership of an international steering committee independent of any learned society or professional institution, it has been held approximately every eighteen months. The venue nominally rotates from Europe, to the Americas, and thence to Asia and the Pacific. OFS-19 demonstrated the continuing vigour of the community, with some 240 papers presented, plus 8 tutorials; submissions and attendance were from 29 countries, with a little over half coming from the Asia-Pacific Region. In recent years, it has become a tradition to publish a post-conference special issue in Measurement Science and Technology, and these special issues offer a representative sample of the current status of the field. In the 25 years since OFS began, many of the early ideas and laboratory-based proof-of-principle experiments have successfully evolved into highly developed instrumentation systems and commercial products. One of the greatest success stories has been the optical fibre Bragg grating. Its exquisite intrinsic sensitivity to temperature and strain has led to an expanding niche in structural monitoring, especially in civil engineering. It has formed the 'beach-head' for penetration of optical fibre sensors into the oil and gas industry, initially in the harsh environment of down-hole monitoring. Latterly, it has paved the way for new applications of one of the earliest fibre optic sensors, the fibre hydrophone, which is now making its mark in sub-sea seismic surveying. Additionally