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The Siblys of LondonA Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Susan Mitchell Sommers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Recent historical accounts of aspects of life during the long eighteenth century are replete with fascinating vignettes of little-known figures. As individual sketches, they are illustrative of ... More

In Defense of Gun Control

In Defense of Gun Control

Hugh Lafollette

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190873363
eISBN:
9780190873400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The gun control debate is more complex than most disputants acknowledge. We are not tasked with answering a single question: Should we have gun control? There are three distinct policy questions ... More

High CultureDrugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

Christopher Partridge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190459116
eISBN:
9780190459147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459116.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For a number of complex reasons, humans are fascinated by drugs and altered states. Even if only momentarily, psychoactive substances lift people out of the ennui and pain of their everyday lives ... More

CommoditiesMarkets, Performance, and Strategies

Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Jeffrey H. Harris (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In today’s dynamic financial environment, commodity markets can be accessed with products that create unique risk and return dynamics for investors worldwide. Commodities: Markets, Performance, and ... More

Carter

Carter

David Schiff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book surveys the life and work of the great American composer Elliott Carter (1908–2012). It examines his formative, and often ambivalent, engagements with Charles Ives and other ... More

Protest StateThe Rise of Everyday Contention in Latin America

Protest State: The Rise of Everyday Contention in Latin America

Mason W. Moseley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190694005
eISBN:
9780190694036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694005.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

In the midst of an unprecedented era of democratic governments and economic prosperity, why are a record number of Latin American citizens choosing to participate in protests? This book argues that ... More

Pharmaceutical Economics and PolicyPerspectives, Promises, and Problems

Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy: Perspectives, Promises, and Problems

Stuart O. Schweitzer and Z. John Lu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190623784
eISBN:
9780190623814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623784.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Pharmaceuticals play a critical role in the raging debate over how best to advance and improve healthcare in the United States and the rest of the world. Using the analytical tools of economics, this ... More

More Money, More CrimeProsperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

More Money, More Crime: Prosperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

Marcelo Bergman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190608774
eISBN:
9780190608804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608774.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Economic Sociology

This book reviews the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last few decades and offers an explanation to a striking paradox: In the midst of decreasing poverty, economic growth, ... More

Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-ImmolationReligious Perspectives on Suicide

Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide

Margo Kitts (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190656485
eISBN:
9780190656522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656485.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Suicide in the forms of martyrdom, self-sacrifice, and self-immolation is mired in controversies regarding religious roots, nomenclature, motives, and valor. Although the admiration ebbs and flows, ... More

Leipzig After BachChurch and Concert Life in a German City

Leipzig After Bach: Church and Concert Life in a German City

Jeffrey S. Sposato

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190616953
eISBN:
9780190616984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616953.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines church music and public concert music in Leipzig, Germany, a city in Saxony, in the period between 1750 (the year Thomaskantor Johann Sebastian Bach died) and 1847 (the year that ... More

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