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Imperial Encounters: Discourses on Empire and the Uses of Ancient History during the Eighteenth Century

Kostas Vlassopoulos

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the various ways in which empire was conceived and debated during the eighteenth century and the role of ancient history within these debates and discussions. It identifies four ... More


Not Exactly as it Happened: Historiography in the Bible

Steven L. McKenzie

in How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that history writing in the Bible was less concerned with what actually happened in the past and was more of a creative activity, different from what modern readers typically ... More


Ancient History, 1872–1914

Oswyn Murray

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

According to Joseph Wells, it was in the 1870s that Greats changed from being pre-eminently philosophical to possessing a strong historical bias: the decade marked a time of great change in the ... More


Morris Keith Hopkins 1934–20041

W. V. Harris

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 130, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263501
eISBN:
9780191734212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263501.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Morris Keith Hopkins (1934–2004), a Fellow of the British Academy, played a key role in broadening the study of ancient history, particularly the history of Rome. Having learned historical sociology, ... More


John Anthony Crook 1921–2007

P. D. A. Garnsey

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/9780197264577.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Anthony Crook (1921–2007), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a distinguished ancient historian with a special interest in Roman history and law. Among historians, his knowledge and ... More


Identity Registration in the Classical Mediterranean World

Rebecca Flemming

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter provides an analytical survey of identity registration practices (and their absence) across the ancient Mediterranean. The discussion focuses on the citizen census in Republican Rome, ... More


Seeing the World: The Grand Tour and Other Travels

Henry French and Mark Rothery

in Man's Estate: Landed Gentry Masculinities, 1660-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199576692
eISBN:
9780191738852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576692.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

Chapter Three explores the role of the Grand Tour and travel more generally in the formation of elite male identities. It shows how social, political and technological developments changed the ... More


Introduction

Beate Dignas and R.R.R. Smith

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient history — social, religious, and cultural — is made up of a dense web of ‘memory layers’ or ‘networks of memories’. This introductory chapter discusses how such layers are represented and ... More


The Contribution of Papyri to the Prosopography of the Ancient World: Evaluation and Prospects

Jean-Michel Carrie

in Fifty Years of Prosopography: The Later Roman Empire, Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262924
eISBN:
9780191734434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262924.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

Some are familiar with the dictum often attributed to Mommsen at the end of the nineteenth century, according to which papyrology was destined to become the leading discipline of ancient history in ... More


International Money and Common Currencies in Historical Perspective

Gerald P. Dwyer, Jr. and James R. Lothian

in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271405
eISBN:
9780191601200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271402.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter reviews the history of international monies and the theory related to their adoption and use. There are four key characteristics of these currencies: High unitary value, relatively low ... More


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