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In 1774, East India Company employee Thomas Forrest c.1729-c.1802 embarked on a year-long voyage to explore the archipelago between Malaysia and New Guinea, in a small boat with a local crew. This 1779 publication describes the islands he visited, their people, and colonial trade, particularly in spices.
By Maria Grey
In this 1889 work, the educationalist and feminist Maria Grey looks back, offering to the young 'the results of her life's thought and experience', and endeavouring to help late-Victorian school-leavers answer the questions 'Where are we going? What was the object of all this school work?'
Later viceroy of India, George Curzon 1859-1925 published this highly regarded two-volume work on Persia in 1892, following his travels in the country. Convinced of the political importance of this region as a buffer against Russian influence, Curzon gives an overview of Persian history, society, geography and politics.
This two-volume edition with commentary in Latin of the surviving fragments of the works of minor Greek historians was published by German philologist Ludwig August Dindorf in 1870-1. Volume 2 contains the account intact, but apparently incomplete of the reign of Justinian by Agathias, and fragments of the works of...
This two-volume edition with commentary in Latin of the surviving fragments of the works of minor Greek historians was published by German philologist Ludwig August Dindorf in 1870-1. Volume 1 contains fragments of the works of Nicolaus Damascenus, Dexippus, Priscus, Eustathius of Epiphania, and Olympiodorus of Thebes, among others.
Papers examine cultural developments and trade relationships of island life in the Mediterranean during the Roman period.
Almost a century has passed since the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918. Of all the soldiers who went through that hell on earth, photographs, letters, stories and old uniforms kept in attics are all that is left. Thanks to a collection of more than ten thousand documents,...
By Aimee Bahng
Aimee Bahng traces the cultural production of futurity by juxtaposing the practices of speculative finance against those of speculative fiction, showing how speculative novels, films, and narratives create alternative futures that envision the potential for new political economies, social structures, and subjectivities that exceed the framework of capitalism.