Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Volume 33, Number 3, Winter 2003


Articles

    Prince, Joseph M.
    Steckel, Richard H. (Richard Hall), 1944-
  • Nutritional Success on the Great Plains: Nineteenth-Century Equestrian Nomads
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    Subject Headings:
    • Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Nutrition -- History -- 19th century.
    • Indians of North America -- Great Plains -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
    • Indians of North America -- Anthropometry -- Great Plains -- History -- 19th century.
    Abstract:
      Native Americans have often been portrayed as merely unfortunate victims of European disease and aggression, but data on human stature show--and travelers' accounts and skeletal records confirm--that the equestrian Plains nomads were ingenious, adaptive, and nutritionally successful in the face of exceptional demographic stress. Much of their extraordinary achievement can be attributed to a rich and varied diet, a modest disease load other than epidemics, a remarkable facility at reorganization following demographic disasters, and egalitarian principles of operation.
    Emigh, Rebecca Jean, 1962-
  • Property Devolution in Tuscany
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    Subject Headings:
    • Inheritance and succession -- Italy -- Tuscany -- History -- 15th century.
    • Parents -- Italy -- Tuscany -- Death -- History -- 15th century.
    • Marriage age -- Italy -- Tuscany -- History -- 15th century.
    Abstract:
      Much of the historical demographic literature focuses on inheritance, and, in particular, how parents' transmission of land to their offspring facilitated their economic survival. Thus, inheritance practices are often linked to age of marriage and household structure. Analyses of the fifteenth-century notarial documents and tax declarations of smallholders in a region of Tuscany called the Val di Cecina illustrate the many forms of property devolution that these smallholders used and the different ways that they gained access to land through local markets. Given the high mortality rates that prevented a predictable transmission of property between the generations, the local markets, and the varie-ties of property devolution, inheritance may have been less important for economic survival and age of marriage in the Val di Cecina than in other regions, indicating the variability of inheritance in preindustrial settings.

Research Note

    Woods, Robert.
  • Did Montaigne Love His Children? Demography and the Hypothesis of Parental Indifference
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ariès, Philippe. Enfant et la vie familiale sous l'Ancien Régime.
    • Parenting -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
    • Children -- Europe -- Mortality -- History -- 16th century.
    Abstract:
      Philippe Aries' hypothesis that parental indifference is inversely related to infant and child survival has proved to be particularly influential during the last four decades. Aries uses Montaigne's apparent indifference to the deaths of his own infant children as an example to support his case. But it can be argued on the basis of firmer supporting evidence not only that Montaigne was a caring father but also that infant and childhood mortality were not universally high in modern Europe.

Review Essay

    Shore, Miles F.
  • Psychoanalysis as Innovative Technology
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    Subject Headings:
    • Roazen, Paul, 1936- Historiography of psychoanalysis.
    • Psychoanalysis -- History -- 20th century.
    Abstract:
      Although the early psychoanalysts tended to be protective of information about their personal lives, new work shows how their characters and relationships influenced the evolution of their profession. Yet, this personal element, significant and often overlooked as it is, offers only one approach to explicating this history. Psychoanalysis can also be understood as a technological innovation--in this case, a novel means of gathering data that completely disrupted traditional methods of analyzing human subjective experience. This view of psychoanalysis is a particularly effective way to show how events shaped practitioners' behavior, even as their behavior shaped events. Thus does it offer a complementary explanation for why the adherents of psychoanalysis so often assumed the contradictory roles of avant-garde revolutionaries and protectors of the true faith.

Reviews

    Van de Walle, Etienne, 1932-
  • The History of Human Populations. I. Forms of Growth and Decline (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Harris, P. M. G. History of human populations.
    • Population -- History.
    Crane, Conrad C.
  • The Ethics of Destruction: Norms and Force in International Relations (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Thomas, Ward, 1963- Ethics of destruction: norms and force in international relations.
    • International relations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
    Maslakovic, Anna.
  • Urban Achievement in Early Modern Europe: Golden Ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • O'Brien, Patrick Karl, ed. Urban achievement in early modern Europe: golden ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London.
    • Cities and towns -- Europe -- Growth -- History.
    Kors, Alan Charles.
  • Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity, 1650-1750 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Israel, Jonathan Irvine. Radical enlightenment: philosophy and the making of modernity, 1650-1750.
    • Enlightenment -- Europe.
    Eley, Geoff, 1949-
  • Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Naimark, Norman M. Fires of hatred: ethnic cleansing in twentieth-century Europe.
    • Europe -- Ethnic relations.
    Jones, Norman.
  • Martin Frobisher, Elizabethan Privateer (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • McDermott, James, 1956- Martin Frobisher, Elizabethan privateer.
    • Frobisher, Martin, Sir, ca. 1535-1594.
    Kingdon, Robert McCune, 1927-
  • The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Duffy, Eamon. Voices of Morebath: Reformation and rebellion in an English village.
    • Reformation -- England -- Morebath.
    Attreed, Lorraine Christine.
  • Imagining Early Modern London: Perceptions and Portrayals of the City from Stow to Strype, 1598-1720 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Merritt, J. F., ed. Imagining early modern London: perceptions and portrayals of the city from Stow to Strype, 1598-1720.
    • London (England) -- History -- 17th century -- Congresses.
    Smuts, R. Malcolm (Robert Malcolm)
  • Curiosities and Texts: The Culture of Collecting in Early Modern England (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Swann, Marjorie (Marjorie E.) Curiosities and texts: the culture of collecting in early modern England.
    • England -- Civilization -- 17th century.
    Aarsleff, Hans.
  • Encyclopaedic Visions: Scientific Dictionaries and Enlightenment Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Yeo, Richard R., 1948- Encyclopaedic visions: scientific dictionaries and enlightenment culture.
    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism.
    Hollis, Aidan.
  • An Irish Working Class: Explorations in Political Economy and Hegemony, 1800-1950 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Silverman, M. (Marilyn), 1945- Irish working class: explorations in political economy and hegemony, 1800-1950.
    • Working class -- Ireland -- Thomastown (Kilkenny) -- History -- 19th century.
    Lees, Lynn Hollen.
  • Demography, State and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, 1921-1971 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Delaney, Enda, 1971- Demography, state and society: Irish migration to Britain, 1921-1971.
    • Ireland -- Population -- History -- 20th century.
    Kroen, Sheryl, 1961-
  • France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Jonas, Raymond Anthony. France and the cult of the Sacred Heart: an epic tale for modern times.
    • Sacred Heart, Devotion to -- History of doctrines.
    Stearns, Peter N.
  • The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Reddy, William M. Navigation of feeling: a framework for the history of emotions.
    • Emotions.
    Stone, Judith F., 1946-
  • The Rise of Professional Women in France: Gender and Public Administration since 1830 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Clark, Linda L., 1942- Rise of professional women in France: gender and public administration since 1830.
    • Women in the civil service -- France -- History.
    Chickering, Roger, 1942-
  • Institutions and Innovation: Voters, Parties, and Interest Groups in the Consolidation of Democracy--France and Germany, 1870-1939 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kreuzer, Marcus, 1964- Institutions and innovation: voters, parties, and interest groups in the consolidation of democracy--France and Germany, 1870-1939.
    • Political parties -- France -- History.
    Proctor, Robert, 1954-
  • Medicine and the German Jews: A History (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Efron, John M. Medicine and the German Jews: a history.
    • Jewish physicians -- Germany -- History.
    Phillips, Denise.
  • Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats, and the Holocaust (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sax, Boria. Animals in the Third Reich: pets, scapegoats, and the Holocaust.
    • Animal experimentation -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
    Radding, Charles.
  • Unjust Seizure: Conflict, Interest, and Authority in an Early Medieval Society (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Brown, Warren, 1963- Unjust seizure: conflict, interest, and authority in an early medieval society.
    • Carolingians.
    Lewis, Jan, 1949-
  • The Punished Self: Surviving Slavery in the Colonial South (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bontemps, Alex, 1945- Punished self: surviving slavery in the colonial South.
    • Slaves -- Southern States -- Psychology.
    Buel, Richard, 1933-
  • Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Freeman, Joanne B., 1962- Affairs of honor: national politics in the New Republic.
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815.
    Ballard, Allen B.
  • The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War, 1760s-1880s (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wyatt-Brown, Bertram, 1932- Shaping of Southern culture: honor, grace, and war, 1760s-1880s.
    • Southern States -- Civilization -- 1775-1865.
    Wells, Robert V., 1943-
  • Family Men: Middle-Class Fatherhood in Early Industrializing America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Johansen, Shawn. Family men: middle-class fatherhood in early industrializing America.
    • Fatherhood -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    McKenzie, Robert Tracy.
  • Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Harris, J. William, 1946- Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island society in the age of segregation.
    • Southern States -- History -- 1865-1951.
    Fox, Richard Wightman, 1945-
  • Hallelujah Lads & Lasses: Remaking the Salvation Army in America, 1880-1930 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Taiz, Lillian. Hallelujah lads & lasses: remaking the Salvation Army in America, 1880-1930.
    • Salvation Army -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    Sterne, Evelyn.
  • Inventing Irish America: Generation, Class, and Ethnic Identity in a New England City, 1880-1928 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Meagher, Timothy J. Inventing Irish America: generation, class, and ethnic identity in a New England city, 1880-1928.
    • Irish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Worcester -- Ethnic identity.
    Brown, Richard H.
  • Transitions in American Education: A Social History of Teaching (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Parkerson, Donald Hugh. Transitions in American education: a social history of teaching.
    • Parkerson, Jo Ann.
    • Education -- United States -- History.
    Hsu, Madeline Yuan-yin.
  • Chinese American Literature since the 1850s (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Yin, Xiao-huang. Chinese American literature since the 1850s.
    • American literature -- Chinese American authors -- History and criticism.
    Boyer, Paul S.
  • Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wacker, Grant, 1945- Heaven below: early Pentecostals and American culture.
    • Pentecostalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    Goldin, Claudia Dale.
  • In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th Century America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kessler-Harris, Alice. In pursuit of equity: women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th century America.
    • Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    Humphreys, Margaret, 1955-
  • Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wailoo, Keith. Dying in the city of the blues: sickle cell anemia and the politics of race and health.
    • Sickle cell anemia -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History.
    De Jong, Greta.
  • Contesting the New South Order: The 1914-1915 Strike at Atlanta's Fulton Mills (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kuhn, Cliff. Contesting the new South order: the 1914-1915 strike at Atlanta's Fulton Mills.
    • Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills Strike, Atlanta, Ga., 1914-1915 -- History.
    Zulawski, Ann, 1947-
  • Andean Worlds: Indigenous History, Culture, and Consciousness under Spanish Rule, 1532-1825 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Andrien, Kenneth J., 1951- Andean worlds: indigenous history, culture, and consciousness under Spanish rule, 1532-1825.
    • Incas -- Government relations.
    Kraay, Hendrik, 1964-
  • The Tribute of Blood: Army, Race, and Nation in Brazil, 1864-1945 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Beattie, Peter M., 1963- Tribute of blood: army, race, and nation in Brazil, 1864-1945.
    • Brazil -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- History.
    Langfur, Hal.
  • Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil: State Policy, Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 1937-1988 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Garfield, Seth, 1967- Indigenous struggle at the heart of Brazil: state policy, frontier expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 1937-1988.
    • Xavante Indians -- Government relations.
    Klubock, Thomas Miller.
  • Reforming Chile: Cultural Politics, Nationalism, and the Rise of the Middle Class (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Barr-Melej, Patrick. Reforming Chile: cultural politics, nationalism, and the rise of the middle class.
    • Middle class -- Chile -- History -- 20th century.
    R. I. R.
  • Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wylie, Diana, 1948- Starving on a full stomach: hunger and the triumph of cultural racism in modern South Africa.
    • Malnutrition -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
    Wills, John E. (John Elliot), 1936-
  • Prosperity, Region, and Institutions in Maritime China: The South Fukien Pattern, 946-1368 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • So, Billy K. L., 1952- Prosperity, region, and institutions in maritime China: the South Fukien pattern, 946-1368.
    • Fujian Sheng (China) -- Economic conditions.
    Yates, Robin D. S., 1948-
  • Talons and Teeth: County Clerks and Runners in the Qing Dynasty, and: Sex, Law, and Society in Late Imperial China (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Reed, Bradly Ward, 1956- Talons and teeth: county clerks and runners in the Qing Dynasty.
    • Sommer, Matthew Harvey, 1961- Sex, law, and society in late imperial China.
    • County officials and employees -- China -- History.
    • Sex crimes -- China -- History.
    Wigen, Kären, 1958-
  • The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Walker, Brett L., 1967- Conquest of Ainu lands: ecology and culture in Japanese expansion, 1590-1800.
    • Ainu -- History.
    Lawson, Stephanie.
  • Represented Communities: Fiji and World Decolonization (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kelly, John Dunham, 1958- Represented communities: Fiji and world decolonization.
    • Kaplan, Martha, 1957-
    • Decolonization.



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