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The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Nagappa Gowda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.001.0001

The Bhagavadgita has lent itself to several readings to defend or contest various views on life, morality, and metaphysics. It has played an important role in the formation of nationalist discourse ... More

Conceptualizing the State

Conceptualizing the State: Innovation and Dispute in British Political Thought 1880-1914

James Meadowcroft

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206019
eISBN:
9780191676918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206019.001.0001

This book is concerned with the way in which the concept of the state was invoked in British political argument between 1880 and 1914. Its central claim is that the decades bracketing the turn of the ... More

British Idealism and Social Explanation

British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Sandra M. den Otter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206002
eISBN:
9780191676901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206002.001.0001

Idealism became the dominant philosophical school of thought in late 19th-century Britain. In this study, the text examines its roots in Greek and German thinking and locates it among the prevalent ... More

Bodies of Thought

Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Ann Thomson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.001.0001

Examining the development of a secular, purely material conception of human beings in the early Enlightenment, this book provides a fresh perspective on the intellectual culture of this period, and ... More

Utility and Democracy

Utility and Democracy: The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham

Philip Schofield

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208563
eISBN:
9780191716928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208563.001.0001

This book is the first comprehensive account of the political thought of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the philosopher and reformer, and draws on an extensive range of unpublished manuscripts and ... More

The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven

The Plain Man's Pathways to Heaven: Kinds of Christianity in Post-Reformation England, 1570–1640

Christopher Haigh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216505
eISBN:
9780191711947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216505.001.0001

What did ordinary people believe in post-Reformation England, and what did they do about it? This book looks at religious belief and practice through the eyes of five sorts of people: godly ... More

Fascist and Liberal Visions of War

Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Azar Gat

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.001.0001

In this study, the author examines how the theories of mechanized war developed throughout the industrial world in the first decades of the twentieth century. He explains why the most famous pioneers ... More

The Anglo-Saxon Library

The Anglo-Saxon Library

Michael Lapidge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.001.0001

The cardinal role of Anglo-Saxon libraries in the transmission of classical and patristic literature to the later middle ages has long been recognized, for these libraries sustained the researches of ... More

History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America

History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Reba Soffer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199208111
eISBN:
9780191709210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208111.001.0001

This book provides a compelling explanation of the contents and substance of conservative ideas, their intentions and consequences, and the historical contexts that contributed to their formulation ... More

Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

Marsilius of Padua and 'the Truth of History'

George Garnett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199291564
eISBN:
9780191710520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291564.001.0001

Marsilius of Padua is conventionally considered to be ahead of his time as the first secular political theorist, the first post-classical thinker to espouse republicanism, and a scholastic precursor ... More

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