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RA-50057-07
Fellowship Programs in Historical Studies
Peter Goddard, Institute for Advanced Study

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In defense of true higher-order vagueness (Article)
Title: In defense of true higher-order vagueness
Author: Bobzien, Susanne
Abstract: Stewart Shapiro recently argued that there is no higher-order vagueness. More specifically, his thesis is: (ST) ‘So-called second-order vagueness in ‘F’ is nothing but first-order vagueness in the phrase ‘competent speaker of English’ or ‘competent user of “F” ’. Shapiro bases (ST) on a description of the phenomenon of higher-order vagueness and two accounts of ‘borderline case’ and provides several arguments in its support. We present the phenomenon (as Shapiro describes it) and the accounts; then discuss Shapiro’s arguments, arguing that none is compelling. Lastly, we introduce the account of vagueness Shapiro would have obtained had he retained compositionality and show that it entails true higher-order.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://yale.academia.edu/SusanneBobzien/Papers/221905/9._In_Defense_of_True_Higher-Order_Vagueness
Primary URL Description: Article hosted by yale.academia.edu
Access Model: Internet Access
Format: Other

On the Study of Tang Literature (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: On the Study of Tang Literature
Author: Kroll, Paul
Abstract: The goal of the conference is to assess the current state of T‘ang studies and to encourage new avenues of research and collaboration among scholars of medieval China. Response to the call for proposals was enthusiastic, and the selection of papers for presentation was based both on the quality of the individual proposals and on the need to create panels of papers on related topics that fit with the themes of the conference.
Date: 08/05/2009
Primary URL: http://tangstudies.org/Conference.html
Primary URL Description: Home page of the Tang Studies Conference.
Conference Name: T’ang Studies: The Next Twenty-five Years

Essays in Medieval Chinese Literature and Cultural History (Book)
Title: Essays in Medieval Chinese Literature and Cultural History
Author: Kroll, Paul
Abstract: Presents a selection of studies devoted to the medieval period, centering especially on the T'ang dynasty. This volume includes examinations of landscape and mountain imagery in the poetry of the 'High T'ang' period in the mid-8th century. It includes two articles on birds in medieval poetry.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/essays-in-medieval-chinese-literature-and-cultural-history/oclc/319209174&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: Book page on worldcat.org, showing libraries in possession of the book.
Access Model: Book available for purchase.
Publisher: Ashgate Variorum
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 0754659909
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Studies in Medieval Taoism and the Poetry of Li Po (Book)
Title: Studies in Medieval Taoism and the Poetry of Li Po
Author: Kroll, Paul
Abstract: The emergence of Taoism during the 3rd through 8th centuries as China's indigenous higher religion affected all areas of culture. This title brings together twelve studies that illuminate selected aspects of Taoism in texts dating to this period and also considers its influence in the works of the great T'ang-dynasty poet, Li Po.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/studies-in-medieval-taoism-and-the-poetry-of-li-po/oclc/319209785&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: Book page on worldcat.org, showing libraries in possession of the book.
Access Model: Book, available for purchase.
Publisher: Ashgate Variorum
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 0754659895

Globalization, “big history” and multi-scalar analysis: Conceptualizing 8000 years of the UAE’s cultural development (Article)
Title: Globalization, “big history” and multi-scalar analysis: Conceptualizing 8000 years of the UAE’s cultural development
Author: Potts, Daniel
Abstract: Six cases are drawn from the UAE’s rich archaeological past which, in the author’s view, assume their true significance when viewed in light of current discussions of globalization, ‘big history’ and multi-scalar analysis in social/historical research. The examples include the early peopling of the UAE; the contact with Mesopotamia during the so-called Ubaid period, c. 6000-4000 B.C.; the contact with Mesopotamia during the Jamdat Nasr period, c. 3000 B.C.; the place of the UAE in the trans-continental system of trade involving Mesopotamia, the Gulf region, Iran, Central Asia and the Indus Valley, at the end of the 3rd millennium B.C.; the involvement of the UAE within the spheres of influence of the Neo-Assyrian and Achaemenid Persian Empires during the mid-1st millennium B.C.; and finally the UAE in relation to the 1st century A.D. system of inter-continental trade extending from Western Europe and the Mediterranean to China and Southeast Asia. The argument is advanced that the significance of developments such as these cannot be taken for granted. By being overly restrictive and narrow, historians and archaeologists who work on material such as this are doing a disservice to the UAE and its past. Their responsibility, rather, is to make clear how and why the processes in which the UAE took part throughout history matter at the level of globalization in the past and ‘big history’, and why a multi-scalar view of the UAE’s history is a rewarding and exciting enterprise. By striving to make the UAE’s past a part of a broader, global historical discourse in the 21st century, the true historical significance of many of the historical developments that took place here will become better known, both nationally and internationally.
Year: 2009
Primary URL: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CEAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncdr.ae%2Fncdr%2FNew%2520Perspectives%2520on%2520Recording%2520UAE%2520History%2FAbstracts%2FProf.Daniel%2520T.Potts.doc&ei=8EK9T5WuAaKA6QGTrtk4&usg=AFQjCNHs
Primary URL Description: Abstract .DOC file
Access Model: Article in Collection.
Format: Journal
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Perspectives on recording UAE History,
Publisher: National Center for Documentation & Research

After Roosevelt's Death: Dangerous Emotions, Divisive Discourses, and the Abandoned Alliance (Article)
Title: After Roosevelt's Death: Dangerous Emotions, Divisive Discourses, and the Abandoned Alliance
Author: Costigliola, Frank
Abstract: Selections; "Historians have a written account revealing how dangerous emotions and divisive discourses developed among U.S. and British officials." "The breakdown of the Grand Alliance and the formation of the Cold War in 1945–46 were not inevitable. Contingent factors of personality and attitude disrupted Big Three diplomacy following the death of Roosevelt and the defeat of Churchill. "
Year: 2010
Primary URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-7709.2009.00830.x/full
Primary URL Description: Article in an online library.
Access Model: Online Publication
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Diplomatic History
Publisher: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Roosevelt's Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Roosevelt's Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War
Author: Costigliola, Frank
Abstract: In the spring of 1945, as the Allied victory in Europe was approaching, the shape of the postwar world hinged on the personal politics and flawed personalities of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Roosevelt's Lost Alliances captures this moment and shows how FDR crafted a winning coalition by overcoming the different habits, upbringings, sympathies, and past experiences of the three leaders. In particular, Roosevelt trained his famous charm on Stalin, lavishing respect on him, salving his insecurities, and rendering him more amenable to compromise on some matters. Yet, even as he pursued a lasting peace, FDR was alienating his own intimate circle of advisers and becoming dangerously isolated. After his death, postwar cooperation depended on Harry Truman, who, with very different sensibilities, heeded the embittered "Soviet experts" his predecessor had kept distant. A Grand Alliance was painstakingly built and carelessly lost. The Cold War was by no means inevitable. This landmark study brings to light key overlooked documents, such as the Yalta diary of Roosevelt's daughter Anna; the intimate letters of Roosevelt's de facto chief of staff, Missy LeHand; and the wiretap transcripts of estranged adviser Harry Hopkins. With a gripping narrative and subtle analysis, Roosevelt's Lost Alliances lays out a new approach to foreign relations history. Frank Costigliola highlights the interplay between national political interests and more contingent factors, such as the personalities of leaders and the culturally conditioned emotions forming their perceptions and driving their actions. Foreign relations flowed from personal politics--a lesson pertinent to historians, diplomats, and citizens alike.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9524.html
Primary URL Description: Book, available for purchase from the publishers site.
Access Model: Book, available for purchase.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781400839520
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

“Violence Against People and the Land: Refugees and the Environment in China’s Henan Province, 1938-1945.” (Article)
Title: “Violence Against People and the Land: Refugees and the Environment in China’s Henan Province, 1938-1945.”
Author: Muscolino, Micah
Abstract: This article examines interrelationships between environmental change and refugee displacement in North China's Henan province during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945. Henan had a larger displaced population than any part of China during World War II, with most refugees migrating due to war-induced disasters that were the second-order effects of warfare. The Chinese Nationalist military's blasting of the Yellow River dikes to block a Japanese military advance in June 1938 displaced millions, forcing them to seek livelihoods in areas away from their home villages. In 1942-1943 Yellow River flooding combined with inclement weather conditions and heavy military grain exactions to create a famine of massive proportions in Henan, leading millions more residents to flee. The most severe ecological damage took place in areas of Henan that flood and famine refugees left, as labour shortages led to neglect and decline of human-constructed environments. Hydraulic infrastructure collapsed, agricultural cultivation came to a standstill and previously settled areas became desolate wastelands. Environmental degradation occurred on a more limited scale in areas of in-migration, as refugees heightened pressure on resources. In Shaanxi province, China's wartime state resettled refugees and mobilised them to reclaim land, leading to deforestation and accelerated soil erosion. The article engages with previous literature on the environmental consequences of refugee migration, questioning the notion that refugees have an unmediated impact on the environment. It is argued that refugee migration is impossible to isolate from other factors that lead to ecological damage in wartime settings.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/whp/eh
Primary URL Description: Pay based database.
Access Model: Subscription
Format: Other

The Persecution of Christians and Ideas of Community in the Roman Empire (Article)
Title: The Persecution of Christians and Ideas of Community in the Roman Empire
Author: Rives, James
Abstract: Christians were persecuted by local authorities on a sporadic basis, often more according to the whims of the local community than to the opinion of imperial authority.
Year: 2011
Access Model: Journal
Format: Journal
Format: Newspaper
Periodical Title: Politiche religiose nel mondo antico e tardoantico. Atti del convegno internazionale, 2011

Apion Peri Magou and the Meaning of the Word Magos (Article)
Title: Apion Peri Magou and the Meaning of the Word Magos
Author: Rives, James
Abstract: Published in: MHNH: Revista Internaçional de Investigación sobre Magia y Astrología Antiquas, vol. 9 Published by: Fundación Dialnet
Year: 2009
Access Model: Journal - La Rioja, Spain
Periodical Title: Apion Peri Magou and the Meaning of the Word Magos

Higher-Order Vagueness and Borderline Nestings: A Persistent Confusion (Article)
Title: Higher-Order Vagueness and Borderline Nestings: A Persistent Confusion
Author: Bobzien, Susanne
Abstract: This paper shows that authors who have recently argued that higher-order vagueness is incoherent, paradoxical, illusory, or non-existent invariably confound elements of higher-order vagueness (of the kind relevant to the Sorites paradox) with elements of a different paradigm of borderline borderline cases; and that, once the elements of that other paradigm are removed from the description of higher-order vagueness, the basis for the claims of paradoxicality, etc., disappear.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/phib.12006/full
Primary URL Description: This URL is a link to the article in volume 54 of the journal Analytic Philosophy
Access Model: Open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Analytic Philosophy
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus, volume V (Book)
Title: Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus, volume V
Author: Dirk Baltzly
Abstract: Proclus' commentary on Plato's dialogue Timaeus is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. It has had an enormous influence on subsequent Plato scholarship. This edition offers the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant recent advances in scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators. It provides an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning and significance of Platonic philosophy. The present volume, the fifth in the edition, presents Proclus' commentary on the Timaeus, dealing with Proclus' account of static and flowing time; we see Proclus situating Plato's account of the motions of the stars and planets in relation to the astronomical theories of his day. The volume includes a substantial introduction, as well as notes that will shed new light on the text. {from the publisher's website.}
Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Translation
ISBN: 9780521846585
Translator: Dirk Baltzly
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Proclus and Theodore of Asine on female philosopher-rulers: Patriarchy, metempsychosis and women in the Neoplatonic commentary tradition (Article)
Title: Proclus and Theodore of Asine on female philosopher-rulers: Patriarchy, metempsychosis and women in the Neoplatonic commentary tradition
Author: Dirk Baltzly
Abstract: Abstract is not available.
Year: 2013
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Ancient Philosophy 33, pp. 403-424
Publisher: Mathesis Publications

The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938-1950 (Book)
Title: The Ecology of War in China: Henan Province, the Yellow River, and Beyond, 1938-1950
Author: Micah Muscolino
Abstract: This book explores the interplay between war and the environment in a hotly contested frontline territory that endured massive environmental destruction and human disruption during the conflict between China and Japan that raged during World War II. In a desperate attempt to block Japan's military advance, Chinese Nationalist armies under Chiang Kai-shek broke the Yellow River's dikes in Henan in June 1938, resulting in devastating floods that persisted until after the war's end. Greater catastrophe struck Henan in 1942-1943, when famine took some two million lives and displaced millions more. Focusing on these war-induced disasters and their aftermath, this book conceptualizes the ecology of war in terms of energy flows through and between militaries, societies, and environments.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/ecology-of-war-in-china-henan-province-the-yellow-river-and-beyond-1938-1950/oclc/884743892&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978110707156
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era (Book)
Title: Nomadism in Iran: From Antiquity to the Modern Era
Author: D. T. Potts
Abstract: This book examines the development of nomadism in Iran over the course of three millennia. Evidence of nomadism in prehistory is examined and found insufficient to justify claims of its great antiquity. The background of the earliest nomadic groups, identified as Persian tribes by Herodotus, is examined within the context of the migration of Iranian speakers onto the Iranian plateau in the late second or early first millennium B.C. Thereafter, evidence of nomadic groups in Late Antiquity and early Islamic times is reviewed. Major nomadic incursions from the medieval period onwards changed the demographic character of Iran to the extent that, by the nineteenth century, Western visitors estimated that the nomadic sector accounted for 25–50% of Iran’s population. Fundamental social changes resulting from enforced sedentarization and schooling, as well as integration into the market economy, altered Iran’s nomadic groups in the twentieth century. The trajectory of change among Iran’s nomadic groups has been profound and anything but linear, and archaeologists who make facile assumptions about the permanence of nomadic adaptation to the Iranian landscape are ignorant both of the extra-territorial origin of many of Iran’s nomadic groups, and the vicissitudes they have undergone throughout history.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/nomadism-in-iran-from-antiquity-to-the-modern-era/oclc/854956933&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330799.001.0001/acprof-9780199330799
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website
Access Model: book for purchase, or available online via subscription
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199330799
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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