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Alexandria

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals, a patron of Greek culture, founded in Alexandria, capital of his Egyptian empire, the Library, the greatest depository of Greek literature, and the Museum, a ... More


The Finishing Touches

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter Seven takes up Cody's advice on literature and book culture, connecting these to early 20th century self‐improvement views.


Forward to the Past

James Carter

in Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth-Century Monk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195398854
eISBN:
9780199894413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398854.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Tanxu fled Qingdao in an American military plane in 1949, ahead of advancing Communist Armies. Having survived the war with Japan, he and his colleagues feared their fate under an anti-religious ... More


Introduction

Lucy Donkin and Hanna Vorholt

in Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265048
eISBN:
9780191754159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265048.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

After providing an overview of the content and argument of each of the nine chapters, the introduction outlines three themes that run through the book as a whole: the impact of developments in the ... More


Our Native Classics, Complete and Uniform

Thomas F. Bonnell

in The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter describes the development of a cultural maturity as expressed in the multi-volume collections of classics. Beginning in 1765, publications developed across a range of genres from such ... More


Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Christopher Stray (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents an account of the life and work of the distinguished scholar and public figure Gilbert Murray (1866-1957). Sixteen contributors survey his childhood, his work in the theatre and in ... More


The Athanasius ‘With Whom I End’ (1864–81)

Benjamin John King

in Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199548132
eISBN:
9780191720383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548132.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Comparing Newman's earlier translation of Athanasius's anti-Arian works in A Library of the Fathers (1842–44) with his ‘free’ translation of Select Treatises (1881), this chapter charts the ... More


Boyhood Memories

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

The story goes that in 1938 in Washington, D.C., police arrested two men attempting to enter the Library of Congress. Apparently, the men were avid record collectors and they wanted to enter the ... More


David Fairweather Foxon 1923–2001

Nicolas Barker and James McLaverty

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

David Fairweather Foxon (1923–2001), a Fellow of the British Academy, published English Verse 1701–1750: a Catalogue, a book that not only took a long leap forward into a new century; it also ... More


1792–1793: Minister of the Republic Grain and Museums

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution: Monsieur and Madame Roland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199560424
eISBN:
9780191741814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0023
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

Despite the split between Brissotins (or ‘Girondins’) and Montagnards in the Convention, briefly discussed, divisions do not concern all policy: this chapter considers Roland's daily work as Interior ... More


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