Proceedings of the Leuven Colloquium, 15-18 November 1995
Author: Emiel Lamberts
Pubpsher: Leuven University Press
Category: Political Science
The authors investigate the influence of Christian Democratic parties on political institutions (parliamentary democracy and European integration) and socio-economic structures (the collective-bargaining economy and the welfare state).
Release on 2012-11-07 | by Franca Iacovetta,Valerie J. Korinek,Marlene Epp
Towards a Canadian Food History
Author: Franca Iacovetta,Valerie J. Korinek,Marlene Epp
Pubpsher: University of Toronto Press
Just as the Canada's rich past resists any singular narrative, there is no such thing as a singular Canadian food tradition. This new book explores Canada's diverse food cultures and the varied relationships that Canadians have had historically with food practices in the context of community, region, nation and beyond. Based on findings from menus, cookbooks, government documents, advertisements, media sources, oral histories, memoirs, and archival collections, Edible Histories offers a veritable feast of original research on Canada's food history and its relationship to culture and politics. This exciting collection explores a wide variety of topics, including urban restaurant culture, ethnic cuisines, and the controversial history of margarine in Canada. It also covers a broad time-span, from early contact between European settlers and First Nations through the end of the twentieth century. Edible Histories intertwines information of Canada's 'foodways' – the practices and traditions associated with food and food preparation – and stories of immigration, politics, gender, economics, science, medicine and religion. Sophisticated, culturally sensitive, and accessible, Edible Histories will appeal to students, historians, and foodies alike.
The study of language contact is considered a worthwhile scientific pursuit. Now that it is becoming increasingly 'mainstream', however, the question is how to proceed; and how to avoid the negative consequences of mainstreamed research? This book critically reviews some aspects of this question.
Release on 2009 | by Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall
Author: Eleanor Robson,Jacqueline Stedall
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Comprising thirty-six self-contained, multifaceted chapters structured around methodological issues in the history of mathematics, this Handbook aims to be exemplary rather than exhaustive by taking a new look at what mathematics has been in history, and what it means to write history of mathematics. It provides a picture of the discipline that reflects the scholarship of recent decades, stating open problems and thus helping toset agendas for subsequent research. Aimed at a broad academic audience including mathematicians, historians of science, and general historians, the relevance of each subject to general history is stressed, and specific linksmade to the wider academic literature.