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Adam Smith, Radical and EgalitarianAn Interpretation for the 21st Century

Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book aims to show that Adam Smith (1723–90), the author of Inquiry into…the Wealth of Nations, was not the promoter of ruthless laissez-faire capitalism that is still frequently depicted. His ... More

After Freud LeftA Century of Psychoanalysis in America

After Freud Left: A Century of Psychoanalysis in America

John C. Burnham (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081373
eISBN:
9780226081397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081397.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From August 29 to September 21, 1909, Sigmund Freud visited the United States, where he gave five lectures at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. This book brings together historians of ... More

After RuskinThe Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Stuart Eagles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Ruskin often disparaged attempts to alleviate conditions in the cities, yet he financed the pioneering early housing experiments of Octavia Hill in London, and established a museum for working men in ... More

Agricultural EnlightenmentKnowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Peter M. Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716075
eISBN:
9780191784293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716075.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Social History

This book explores the knowledge underpinnings of agricultural change and growth in early modern Europe, building on the growing recognition among historians that ‘what people knew and believed’ had ... 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
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

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

Anti-corruption in HistoryFrom Antiquity to the Modern Era

Anti-corruption in History: From Antiquity to the Modern Era

Ronald Kroeze, André Vitória, and Guy Geltner (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198809975
eISBN:
9780191847226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809975.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Anticorruption in History is the first major collection of case studies on how past societies and polities, in and beyond Europe, defined legitimate power in terms of fighting corruption and designed ... More

The Anti-JournalistKarl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Paul Reitter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that elicited both admiration and outrage. Kraus' spectacularly hostile critiques often ... More

Arbitrary RuleSlavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Mary Nyquist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015538
eISBN:
9780226015675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015675.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Slavery appears as a figurative construct in countless cultural and historical contexts, especially during the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, and again in the American and French ... More

Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

Michael Hunter and David Wootton (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227366
eISBN:
9780191678684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227366.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, History of Religion

The rise of atheism and unbelief is a key feature in the development of the modern world, yet it is a topic which has been little explored by historians. This book presents a series of studies of ... More

Bentham, Byron, and GreeceConstitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

F. Rosen

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This book explores the connection between Jeremy Bentham and Lord Byron forged by the Greek struggle for independence. It focuses on the activities of the London Greek Committee, supposedly founded ... More

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
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

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

The Birth of Territory

The Birth of Territory

Stuart Elden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book provides an account of the emergence of the concept of territory in Western political thought. It does so primarily through a contextualised reading of the texts of that tradition with one ... More

Bodies of ThoughtScience, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

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
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

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

Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of FearFrom Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Marc Mulholland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

In 1842, the German poet, Henrich Heine, wrote that the bourgeoisie, ‘obsessed by a nightmare apprehension of disaster’ and ‘an instinctive dread of communism’, were driven against their better ... More

Breeding SupermanNietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain

Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain

Dan Stone

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239871
eISBN:
9781846312694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312694
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Before World War I there existed an intellectual turmoil in Britain as great as any in Germany, France, or Russia, as the debates over Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and eugenics in the context of early ... More

British Idealism and Social ExplanationA Study in Late Victorian Thought

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
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

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

Cannibal TalkThe Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Cannibal Talk: The Man-Eating Myth and Human Sacrifice in the South Seas

Gananath Obeyesekere

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243071
eISBN:
9780520938311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243071.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In this re-examination of the notion of cannibalism, the author offers the argument that cannibalism is mostly “cannibal talk,” a discourse on the Other engaged in by both indigenous peoples and ... More

The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

M. S. Kempshall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This study offers a major reinterpretation of medieval political thought by examining one of its most fundamental ideas. If it was axiomatic that the goal of human society should be the common good, ... More

Conceptualizing the StateInnovation and Dispute in British Political Thought 1880-1914

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
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

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

The Conciliarist TraditionConstitutionalism in the Catholic Church 1300-1870

The Conciliarist Tradition: Constitutionalism in the Catholic Church 1300-1870

Francis Oakley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541249
eISBN:
9780191708787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541249.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Medieval History

In the early 15th century, the general council assembled at Constance and, representing the universal Church, put an end to the scandalous schism which for almost forty years had divided the Latin ... More

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