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The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is the first book to examine in depth the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. The book shows how the study of the oracles influenced, ... More


Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

G.A. Bremner and Jonathan Conlin (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Edward Augustus Freeman (1823–92) was one of the founding fathers of the discipline of academic history in Britain, known to medievalists in particular on account of his multi-volume History of the ... More


Gellius and the Roman Antiquarian Tradition

Andrew J. Stevenson

in The Worlds of Aulus Gellius

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199264827
eISBN:
9780191718403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264827.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Gellius' relation to Roman antiquarianism, whose supreme exponent was Varro and which provided the supposedly factual background to everyday life. Although not himself an ... More


Robert Burns

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides a detailed discussion of Burns' key writings. It begins by contrasting his continuing sales and international impact with his virtual disappearance from British literary history ... More


Historical Mindedness and the World at Large: E. A. Freeman as Public Intellectual

H. S. Jones

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

E. A. Freeman is best remembered as an historian, but he was also an extensive contributor to the ‘higher journalism’ of the mid-Victorian period. Yet his prolific journalistic output has never ... More


Enlightenment?

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the exchange between Fontenelle and Baltus. Fontenelle's celebrated Histoire des oracles (1686) was an adaptation of an earlier work, the Dissertationes duae de oraculis ... More


Classical Culture for a Classical Country: Scholarship and the Past in Vincenzo Cuoco's Plato in Italy

Giovanna Ceserani

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What is the place of the classical past and its study in Italy, a classical country whose roots reach back to antiquity but which has existed as an independent nation only since 1860? This essay ... More


The Church and Sumptuary Law

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

in Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the existence of the conciliar pronouncement of the Council of Lyon in 1274, as well as the historians' interpretation of Malespini's evidence. It explains that whilst the ... More


Education, antiquity, and the beginnings of linguistic nationalism, 1690–1789

Tony Crowley

in Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273430
eISBN:
9780191706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Outlining the debates over the relative merits and demerits of the English and Gaelic languages in Ireland in the period of the Penal Code, this chapter traces a shifting historical narrative which ... More


In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Angus Vine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book explores the emergence of antiquarianism in early modern England, from its first flourishing in the mid-Tudor period through to its 17th-century heyday. At this time, a vibrant antiquarian ... More


The Deil and the Exciseman

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter surveys Burns's creative output during the Excise period, especially his ‘making and mending’ of Scottish songs for James Johnson and George Thomson, arguing for a crossover between his ... More


Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Giovanna Ceserani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This book tells the story of the modern engagement with the area of South Italy where ancient Greeks established settlements starting in the 8th century BCE–a region known since antiquity as Magna ... More


Introduction

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This introductory chapter defines English antiquarianism and traces its connections with the continental tradition. It presents an overview of the subject, outlining the interests, practices, and ... More


Material Beginnings: John Leland, John Twyne, John Stow

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on material remains, discussing the antiquarian interest in unearthed objects and antiquities from John Leland to John Stow. The archaeological aspect of antiquarianism has often ... More


Sir Walter Scott on the Field of Waterloo

Yoon Sun Lee

in Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines why and how Scott used antiquarianism to articulate his complex, ironic nationalism. Despite its avowed patriotic intentions, antiquarianism rested on assumptions about history ... More


Introduction

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter delineates the longstanding marginality of Magna Graecia within classical studies in contrast to its important role in the histories of antiquarianism and classical ... More


Discoveries and Rediscoveries

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter complicates the received notion of the Magna Graecia's modern discovery during the 'Hellenic turn’ of eighteenth-century Europe. The historical geography of Leandro Alberti and others ... More


Individuals and Institutions

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter reinterprets the origins of modern classical archaeology by examining the founding of the first archaeological institute, the Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica. Understanding the ... More


The Making of Percy's Reliques

Nick Groom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184591
eISBN:
9780191674310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184591.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Thomas Percy's Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) is one of the founding texts of English literature, an epoch-making collection of historical and lyrical ballads that defined the canon of ... More


History and Its Objects: Antiquarianism and Material Culture since 1500

Peter N. Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801453700
eISBN:
9781501708244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453700.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Cultural history is increasingly informed by the history of material culture—the ways in which individuals or entire societies create and relate to objects both mundane and extraordinary—rather than ... More


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