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Getting Medieval on Steven Pinker

Violence and Medieval England

Sara M. Butler

transfusions; surgery with anesthetics; x-ray and ultrasound technologies; antibiotics; pain relief. Most people who are shot or stabbed today survive; the same was not true in the Middle Ages. Without anesthetics, surgery intended to heal sent some patients

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Bonnie White

assembly line jobs and the growth of the unskilled workforce that saw women employed in electrical engineering, chemicals, food processing, and canning. 80 In addition, women were encouraged to learn about household technology and the professionalization

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Carl Strikwerda

autocratic states harnessed the technology and bureaucracy of the Industrial Revolution to create more powerful autarchic regimes. Although contemporaries took years to realize it, the war ended the informal globalization of the late nineteenth century

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Competing Visions

The Visual Culture of the Congo Free State and Fin de Siècle Europe

Matthew G. Stanard

proponents and detractors of Leopold II's regime took place that reshaped the visual culture of the CFS. Photography's ascendance was due in part to technological developments accompanying late-century industrialism, including dry-plate technology and cheaper

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An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against “Esprit de Système”

From the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Jeffrey D. Burson

merely a first idea excited by the perception of primary qualities of bodies. 70 Galileo’s assertions implicitly transformed even fundamental qualities observable to the naked eye into vain imagining (at least when unassisted by technology or viewed from