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Politics, Land, and Religion in Colombia

A review of Negotiating Indigenous Autonomy: Politics, Land, and Religion in Tierradentro (Colombia) 1905-1950, by Alejandra Boza Villarreal. When one thinks of missionaries in Latin…

Imperial Portraiture in 18th- and 19th-c. Japan

A review of Political and Ritual Usages of Portraits of Japanese Emperors in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, by Yuki Morishima. This thesis expands our understanding…

William Harvey, Soul Searcher

A review of William Harvey, Soul Searcher: Teleology and Philosophical Anatomy, by Benjamin I. Goldberg. In the preface to his 1655 De Corpore, arch-mechanist Thomas…