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Xerxes: A Persian Life

Richard Stoneman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from 486–465 B.C., has gone down in history as an angry tyrant full of insane ambition. The stand of Leonidas and the 300 against his army at Thermopylae is a ... More


Tynedale: Power, Society and Identities, c. 1200–1296

Keith Stringer

in Border Liberties and Loyalties: North-East England, c. 1200 to c. 1400

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632787
eISBN:
9780748651405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632787.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Tynedale has good claims to be regarded as one of the greatest liberties in the medieval British Isles, and it was certainly the largest and most privileged secular ‘franchise’ in the far North of ... More


Russia from the Death of Nicholas I to the Abdication of Nicholas II, 1855–1917

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the events that took place after the death of Nicholas I. It narrates that Nicholas I passed his throne to his son, Alexander II, and instructed him to liberate the serfs. It ... More


Property, Privilege, and Law

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In principle, bishops were responsible for ecclesiastical revenues, but in practice other powers had secured vested rights over them. Tithes formed a basic part of the income of the church, while ... More


Consummation

D. L. d'Avray

in Medieval Marriage: Symbolism and Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208211
eISBN:
9780191716690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208211.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the later Middle Ages there was a strange exception to the rule that marriages were indissoluble. A non-consummated marriage could be dissolved even if there were no question of impotence on ... More


Alexander III

Michael Brown

in The Wars of Scotland 1214–1371

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612376
eISBN:
9780748672301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612376.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

On 13 July 1249, less than a week after the death of his father, a boy of almost eight years old was crowned king of Scots as Alexander III. Alan Durward, probably accompanied by others who had been ... More


The Inauguration of Alexander III (1249) and the Portrayal of Scotland as a Sovereign Kingdom

Dauvit Broun

in Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623600
eISBN:
9780748653416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623600.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter traces the changing perspective on the Scottish kingdom through the bishopric of Glasgow, albeit in a more learned and less certain context. It argues that the see which had been so keen ... More


Alexander the Great Defeats Darius III

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After discussing the rise to power of Darius III, Diodorus extensively relates the first stages of the war between Alexander III the Great of Macedon and Darius III up to the Battle of Gaugamela. ... More


4. A City of Dreams: St Petersburg, the Empire of the Tsars, and Imperial Horizons in the Gilded Age (1889–1903)

Francis Wcislo

in Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199543564
eISBN:
9780191725104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543564.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines Witte's visions of empire. Appointed to the ministerial state in 1888 and by 1892 Minister of Finances to Tsar Alexander III, Witte reached the height of his personal and public ... More


A Kingdom in Perplexity

G.W.S. Barrow

in Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620227
eISBN:
9780748672189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter considers the effects of the death of Alexander III 18 March 1286 on the Scottish kingdom. It provides an overview of the main features of Scotland and its people in the later thirteenth ... More


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