Book Library

Read or Download Book Online

Download: [PDF] the smell of battle the taste of siege

The Smell Of Battle The Taste Of Siege

The Smell of Battle  the Taste of Siege PDF

Get Book

Author: Mark M. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199759987
Size: 44.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 197
View: 7523

Book Description: Historical accounts of major events have almost always relied upon what those who were there witnessed. Nowhere is this truer than in the nerve-shattering chaos of warfare, where sight seems to confer objective truth and acts as the basis of reconstruction. In The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege, historian Mark M. Smith considers how all five senses, including sight, shaped the experience of the Civil War and thus its memory, exploring its full sensory impact on everyone from the soldiers on the field to the civilians waiting at home. From the eardrum-shattering barrage of shells announcing the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter; to the stench produced by the corpses lying in the mid-summer sun at Gettysburg; to the siege of Vicksburg, once a center of Southern culinary aesthetics and starved into submission, Smith recreates how Civil War was felt and lived. Relying on first-hand accounts, Smith focuses on specific senses, one for each event, offering a wholly new perspective. At Bull Run, the similarities between the colors of the Union and Confederate uniforms created concern over what later would be called "friendly fire" and helped decide the outcome of the first major battle, simply because no one was quite sure they could believe their eyes. He evokes what it might have felt like to be in the HL Hunley submarine, in which eight men worked cheek by jowl in near-total darkness in a space 48 inches high, 42 inches wide. Often argued to be the first "total war," the Civil War overwhelmed the senses because of its unprecedented nature and scope, rendering sight less reliable and, Smith shows, forcefully engaging the nonvisual senses. Sherman's March was little less than a full-blown assault on Southern sense and sensibility, leaving nothing untouched an no one unaffected. Unique, compelling, and fascinating, The Smell of Battle, The Taste of Siege, offers readers way to experience the Civil War with fresh eyes.


Empires Of The Senses

Empires of the Senses PDF

Get Book

Author: Andrew J. Rotter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190924705
Size: 54.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 392
View: 3037

Book Description: "This groundbreaking work offers a sensory history of the British in India from the formal imposition of their rule to its end (1857-1947) and the Americans in the Philippines from annexation to independence (1898-1946). A social and cultural history of empire, it analyzes how the senses created mutual impressions of the agents of imperialism and their subjects, and highlights connections between apparently disparate items, including the lived experience of empire, the comments (and complaints) found in memoirs and reports, the appearance of lepers, the sound of bells, the odor of excrement, the feel of cloth against skin, the first taste of meat spiced with cumin or of a mango. Men and women in imperial India and the Philippines had different ideas from the start about what looked, sounded, smelled, felt, and tasted good or bad. Both the British and the Americans saw themselves as the civilizers of what they judged backward societies and believed that a vital part of the civilizing process was to put the senses in the right order of priority and to ensure them against offense or affront. People without manners that respected the senses lacked self-control; they were uncivilized and thus unfit for self-government. Societies that looked shabby, were noisy and smelly, felt wrong, and consumed unwholesome food in unmannerly ways were not prepared to form independent polities and stand on their own. It was the duty of allegedly more sensorily advanced westerners to put the senses right before withdrawing the most obvious manifestations of their power. This study of Indians and Filipinos' ideas of what constituted sensory civilization and the imperial encounter with British and American sense-orders shows the compromises between these nations' sensory regimes"--


The Oxford Handbook Of History And Material Culture

The Oxford Handbook of History and Material Culture PDF

Get Book

Author: Ivan Gaskell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199341761
Size: 63.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 696
View: 2034

Book Description: Most historians rely principally on written sources. Yet there are other traces of the past available to historians: the material things that people have chosen, made, and used. This book examines how material culture can enhance historians' understanding of the past, both worldwide and across time. The successful use of material culture in history depends on treating material things of many kinds not as illustrations, but as primary evidence. Each kind of material thing-and there are many-requires the application of interpretive skills appropriate to it. These skills overlap with those acquired by scholars in disciplines that may abut history but are often relatively unfamiliar to historians, including anthropology, archaeology, and art history. Creative historians can adapt and apply the same skills they honed while studying more traditional text-based documents even as they borrow methods from these fields. They can think through familiar historical problems in new ways. They can also deploy material culture to discover the pasts of constituencies who have left few or no traces in written records. The authors of this volume contribute case studies arranged thematically in six sections that respectively address the relationship of history and material culture to cognition, technology, the symbolic, social distinction, and memory. They range across time and space, from Paleolithic to Punk.


               PDF

Get Book

Author: Гомер
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041402396
Size: 13.22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Drama
Languages : uk
Pages :
View: 6446

Book Description: Гомерівський епос складається з двох епопей – «Іліади» і «Одіссеї». У першій із них йдеться про подвиги звитяжців під час Троянської війни. У другій розповідається про повернення Одіссея – одного з героїв Троянської війни – на рідний острів Ітаку та про незвичайні пригоди, які йому довелося пережити. «Одіссея» дихає величавим спокоєм, вона сповнена духовної краси і величі та є завершеним втіленням класичної епопеї. Поема наповнена цікавим побутово-звичаєвим змістом життя стародавніх еллінів, і разом з тим вона нас вводить у казково-фантастичний світ грецької міфології. Поема відзначається досить складною і довершеною композицією, що свідчить про високий художній рівень, якого досягла поезія гомерівського часу.


Doing Women S History In Public

Doing Women s History in Public PDF

Get Book

Author: Heather Huyck
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442264187
Size: 69.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 266
View: 5490

Book Description: A complete guide to interpreting women’s history. Women’s history is everywhere, not only in historic house museums named for women but also in homes named for famous men, museums of every conceivable kind, forts and battlefields, even ships, mines, and in buckets. Women’s history while present at every museum and historic site remains less fully interpreted in spite of decades of vibrant and expansive scholarship. Doing Women’s History in Public: A Handbook for Interpretation at Museums and Historic Sites connects that scholarship with the tangible resources and the sensuality that form museums and historic sites-- the objects, architecture and landscapes-- in ways that encourage visitor fascination and understanding and center interpretation on the women active in them. With numerous examples that focus on all women and girls, it appropriately includes everyone, for women intersect with every other human group. This book provides arguments, sources (written, oral, and visual), and tools for finding women’s history, preserving it, and interpreting it with the public. It uses the framework of Significance (importance), Knowledge Base (research in primary, secondary, and tertiary sources), and Tangible Resources (the preserved physical embodiment of history in objects, architecture, and landscapes). Discusses traditional and technology-assisted interpretation and provides Tools to implement Doing Women’s History in Public. Using a hospitality model, museums and historic sites are the locales where we assemble, learn from each other, and take our insights into a more gender-shared future.


Smell In Eighteenth Century England

Smell in Eighteenth Century England PDF

Get Book

Author: William Tullett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198844131
Size: 23.30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
View: 4914

Book Description: In England from the 1670s to the 1820s a transformation took place in how smell and the senses were viewed. The role of smell in developing medical and scientific knowledge came under intense scrutiny, and the equation of smell with disease was actively questioned. Yet a new interest in smell's emotive and idiosyncratic dimensions offered odour a new power in the sociable spaces of eighteenth-century England. Using a wide range of sources from diaries, letters, and sanitary records to satirical prints, consumer objects, and magazines, William Tullett traces how individuals and communities perceived the smells around them, from paint and perfume to onions and farts. In doing so, the study challenges a popular, influential, and often cited narrative. Smell in Eighteenth-Century England is not a tale of the medicalization and deodorization of English olfactory culture. Instead, Tullett demonstrates that it was a new recognition of smell's asocial-sociability, and its capacity to create atmospheres of uncomfortable intimacy, that transformed the relationship between the senses and society.


Nature

Nature PDF

Get Book

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 48.46 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Electronic journals
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 2552

Book Description:


Classic Greek Course In English

Classic Greek Course in English PDF

Get Book

Author: William Cleaver Wilkinson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 17.52 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Greek literature
Languages : en
Pages : 314
View: 4457

Book Description: