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The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Middle Ages continue to provide an important touchstone for the way the modern West presents itself and its relationship with the rest of the globe. This volume brings together leading scholars ... More


Portable Christianity: Relics in the Medieval West (c.700–1200): 2010 Raleigh Lecture on History

Julia M. H. Smith

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This paper uses the proxy evidence of relic inventories and labels to explore the role of relics in medieval Christianity. By means of an examination of their material nature, it argues that their ... More


Artists and Craftsmen in the Late Bronze Age of China (Eighth to Third Centuries bc): Art in Transition: ELSLEY ZEITLYN LECTURE ON CHINESE ARCHAEOLOGY AND CULTURE

ALAIN THOTE

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about artists and craftsmen in the late Bronze Age of China delivered by the author at the 2007 Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture on Chinese Archaeology and Culture ... More


Engendering a New Age: Isabella Ford and Alfred Orage

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyses the dissemination of socialist aesthetics in the press up until 1914. During the 1890s, the rise of the ILP shifted the locus of such debates from London to northern ... More


Conclusion: Letter‐Writing and Eighteenth‐Century Culture: Findings, Patterns, and Impacts

Susan E. Whyman

in The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199532445
eISBN:
9780191714535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532445.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This concluding chapter summarizes epistolary patterns that emerged from the case studies in relation to age, gender, class, geographical location, and religion. It presents the varied roles of ... More


A Boon without Mills, 1929–1945

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

By 1929, the firm's best-selling authors were all writing romantic fiction. The 1930s heralds a boom for Mills & Boon, a golden age for the company. An analysis of the firm's balance sheet during ... More


Collecting and Connoisseurship

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Collecting and connoisseurship in the second half of the seventeenth century has often suffered a bad press, sandwiched as it is between the art collecting passions of the Caroline court and the ... More


Introduction: Ignoring the Obvious

Judith Ann Trolander

in From Sun Cities to the Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-restricted Communities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036045
eISBN:
9780813038988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036045.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This study focuses specifically on the development of age-restricted, active adult communities, not naturally occurring retirement communities, or age-targeted retirement communities. Neither type of ... More


Charm and Virility, circa 1884

Emily Satterwhite

in Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 1 examines the reception of Mary Noailles Murfree's Atlantic Monthly stories, published under the pseudonym “Charles Egbert Craddock” and reprinted as In the Tennessee Mountains (1884). Print ... More


A Sweet Land That Never Was, circa 1994–2001

Emily Satterwhite

in Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813130101
eISBN:
9780813135854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130101.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 argues that anxieties about culturelessness and the disappearance of authentic places during the Neo-Gilded Age beginning in the 1980s spurred the resurgence of literary regionalism at a ... More


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