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Introduction

Thomas Dixon

in The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264263
eISBN:
9780191734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264263.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Prior to 1852, nobody used the word ‘altruism’ to refer to moral sentiments, actions, or ideologies. In that year the philosopher and critic G. H. Lewes approvingly introduced the term to a British ... More


Ideology and the Irish Question: Ulster Unionism and Irish Nationalism 1912–1916

Paul Bew

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207085
eISBN:
9780191677489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207085.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Going right to the heart of the Irish Question, this book offers a new interpretation of Irish politics in the critical 1912–1916 period. The author re-examines the issues at stake in the home rule ... More


Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Stephanie Barczewski

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207283
eISBN:
9780191677618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207283.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Scholars have become increasingly interested in how modern national consciousness comes into being through fictional narratives. Literature is of particular importance to this process, for it is ... More


Race, Radical Thought, and the Advent of Anti-colonialism

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0023
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the emergence of a style of thought which asserted the fundamental equality of all men and rejected all theological justification for subjugating the heathen. ... More


Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Francis X. Blouin, Jr and William G. Rosenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

The worlds of historians and archivists used to converge around shared understandings of “authoritative” history. This book explores the dramatic changes that have split them apart. Written by an ... More


Archival Essentialism and the Archival Divide

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

This chapter concludes the exploration in Part I of the volume of the changing intersections between historical scholars and archivists—between history and the archives. As archivists embraced the ... More


The Social Memory Problem

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

In various unreflected forms, the concept of "social memory" has been at the foundation of much modern archival organization and development. The U.S. National Archives, for example, were organized ... More


Contested Archives, Contested Sources

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

The chapter extends the discussion of social memory to the problem of new “identity archives” designed to “remember” certain elements of the past. Drawing on the work of Ann Stoler and Nicolas Dirks, ... More


The Archivist as Activist in the Production of (Historical) Knowledge

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

in Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740543
eISBN:
9780199894673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740543.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

Reflecting the discussion of new “identity archives,” this chapter details the mediating practices of archivists and archives more generally in forming the historical record. It sets out for the ... More


Introduction: King Arthur, Robin Hood, and British National Identity

Stephanie L. Barczewski

in Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207283
eISBN:
9780191677618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207283.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter presents the scope and outline of the topics covered in the book's study. The study examines how the legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood played a role in both displaying and shaping ... More


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