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The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703), Volume I: (1641 - 1659)

Philip Beeley and Christoph J. Scriba

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198510666
eISBN:
9780191705892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510666.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book is the first of a six volume edition of the complete correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703). It begins with his earliest known letters written shortly before the outbreak of the first ... More


The Irish Role in the Origins of the Old English Alphabet: A Re-assessment

Patrick P. O’Neill

in Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264508
eISBN:
9780191734120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter re-examines the role of the Irish in the origins of the Old English alphabet. There are many theories about the Old English alphabet's origins. These include those contained in Karl ... More


The Ad Hoc School

Christopher Cannon

in From Literacy to Literature: England, 1300–1400

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198779438
eISBN:
9780191824562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779438.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, World Literature

Little data survives on the nature of medieval schools prior to the fourteenth century, but all the surviving evidence suggests that such schooling was informal in the broadest sense: it took place ... More


English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers

Steve Hart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390755
eISBN:
9789888390465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Having analysed the most common English errors made in over 600 academic papers written by Chinese undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers, Steve Hart has written an essential, practical guide ... More


“Against My Estimation”: Ciceronian Decorum, Stoic Constancy, and the Production of Ethos

Joel B. Altman

in The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016108
eISBN:
9780226016122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016122.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter pursues the historical development of ethos and tracks the interlocking destinies of Iago and Othello to the site where Shakespeare is most likely to have encountered them in their most ... More


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