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RA-20230-02
Humanities Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study--Historical School
Peter Goddard, Institute for Advanced Study

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RA-20230-02

Bernini's Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini (Book)
Title: Bernini's Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini
Author: Sarah McPhee
Abstract: With lips slightly parted and eyes fixed on a point in the distance, a breathtaking marble portrait of Costanza Piccolomini appears alive. Carved by Gianlorenzo Bernini in 1636–37 for his own pleasure, the portrait of Costanza is one of his most captivating works, but until now little has been known about its subject. For centuries Costanza was identified only as Bernini's mistress, who later incited his rage by betraying him for his brother. Author Sarah McPhee corrects and expands this story in her biography of a sculpture and its subject. Bernini's Beloved sets the bust and Costanza's own life—her childhood and noble name, her marriage, affair, fall from grace, and recovery—against the backdrop of Baroque Rome. This fascinating story expands our understanding of the woman whose intelligence and passion served as inspiration for Bernini's celebrated sculpture, and who courageously forged a life for herself in the decades following its creation.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/berninis-beloved-a-portrait-of-costanza-piccolomini/oclc/756767609&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: Link to listing on "worldcat.org"
Secondary URL: http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300175271
Secondary URL Description: listing on Yale University Press website
Access Model: book (available for purchase)
Publisher: Yale University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 0300175272

Equiano, the African. Biography of a Self-made Man (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Equiano, the African. Biography of a Self-made Man
Author: Carretta, Vincent
Abstract: This biography tells the story of the former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745–97), who in his day was the English-speaking world’s most renowned person of African descent. Equiano’s greatest legacy is his classic 1789 autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. A key document of the early movement to ban the slave trade, it includes the earliest known firsthand description by a slave of the horrific Middle Passage from Africa to the Americas. Equiano, the African is filled with fresh revelations about this many-sided figure—most notably that Equiano may have been born not in Africa, as he claimed, but in South Carolina. For Vincent Carretta, such disconnects between the public persona and actual life of Equiano only increase his importance as a window into a number of complex, overlapping worlds. Equiano was a sailor, adventurer, entrepreneur, and jack-of-all-trades. Carretta distills years of scholarly detective work on Equiano’s life and writings into a richly textured portrait of the man whose many transformations took him from slave to slave trader to anti-slave-trade advocate, and from pagan to Christian. This is "life and times" history at its best. Throughout, Carretta relates The Interesting Narrative to the historical record on Equiano, as well as to the century’s economic, political, and religious undercurrents. Carretta argues that Equiano may have fabricated his African roots and his survival of the Middle Passage not only to sell more copies of his book but also to help advance the movement against the slave trade. Equiano, the African will leave readers with a fuller appreciation of the man’s achievements and a deeper understanding of race and slavery in the Atlantic world.
Year: 2005
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/equiano-the-african-biography-of-a-self-made-man/oclc/60323361&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: Link on worldcat.org.
Access Model: Book, available for purchase.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press,
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 0820325716

Law in the Marketplace, 1730-1840 (Article)
Title: Law in the Marketplace, 1730-1840
Author: Akarli, Engin
Abstract: The article examines how the Ottoman legal system worked and where it failed in dealing with conflicts affecting urban market relations in a relatively long and critical period of Ottoman history. The project also links the tensions of the Ottoman legal system to its gradual transformation in the nineteenth century and discusses the implications of this transformation for state-society relations in the modern Middle East.
Year: 2006
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Dispensing Justice in Islam: Qadis and their Judgments (Edited Book)
Publisher: Brill

The Ruler and law Making in the Ottoman Empire (Book Section)
Title: The Ruler and law Making in the Ottoman Empire
Author: Engin Akarli
Editor: Jeroen Duindam
Editor: G. Harries
Editor: C. Humfress
Editor: N. Hurvitz
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2013
Publisher: Brill
Book Title: Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors

Equalization in the Body and the Body Politic: From Galen to Marsilius of Padua (Book Section)
Title: Equalization in the Body and the Body Politic: From Galen to Marsilius of Padua
Author: Joel Kaye
Editor: Giacomo Todeschini
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2013
Publisher: Mélanges de l’École française de Rome – Moyen Âge
Book Title: Cittadinanza e disuguaglianze economiche: le origini storiche di un problema europeo, vol. 125 - 2

A History of Balance, 1250 - 1375: The Emergence of a New Model of Equilibrium and Its Impact on Thought (Book)
Title: A History of Balance, 1250 - 1375: The Emergence of a New Model of Equilibrium and Its Impact on Thought
Author: Joel Kaye
Abstract: The ideal of balance and its association with what is ordered, just, and healthful remained unchanged throughout the medieval period. The central place allotted to balance in the workings of nature and society also remained unchanged. What changed within the culture of scholasticism, between approximately 1280 and 1360, was the emergence of a greatly expanded sense of what balance is and can be. In this groundbreaking history of balance, Joel Kaye reveals that this new sense of balance and its potentialities became the basis of a new model of equilibrium, shaped and shared by the most acute and innovative thinkers of the period. Through a focus on four disciplines - scholastic economic thought, political thought, medical thought, and natural philosophy - Kaye's book reveals that this new model of equilibrium opened up striking new vistas of imaginative and speculative possibility, making possible a profound re-thinking of the world and its workings.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-balance-1250-1375-the-emergence-of-a-new-model-of-equilibrium-and-its-impact-on-medieval-thought/oclc/862100142&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/european-history-1000-1450/history-balance-12501375-emergence-new-model-equilibrium-and-its-impact-thought
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's webpage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781107028456
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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