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Coping with Crime

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the different options available to victims of crime towards the end of the old regime — personal retribution, community justice, infrajudicial methods, the assistance of a ... More


James Martin Hollis 1938–1998

Steven Lukes and Quentin Skinner

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

Martin Hollis, a philosopher with an unshakeable belief in the power of reason, was Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1990. He ... More


The Witches of Lorraine

Robin Briggs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198225829
eISBN:
9780191708947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198225829.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book analyses the beliefs, social tensions, and behaviour patterns underlying popular attitudes to witchcraft. Based on perhaps the richest surviving archive of witchcraft trials to be found in ... More


: Teleology and History in Kant: The Critical Foundations of Kant's Philosophy of History

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The essay examines Kant's thesis that “All natural predispositions of a creature are determined sometime to develop themselves completely and purposively” which is the initial proposition of “The ... More


Introduction

Thomas N. Corns

in Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is a critical study not only of the tracts and pamphlets of the literature of controversy but also of works within other literary genres of a non-controversial kind, such as the love lyric and ... More


Epilogue

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The epilogue brings Mae Murray’s story to a close and provides whatever-became-of snapshots of the important characters in her life story: Daniel Michael Cunning, David Mdivani, Robert Z. Leonard, ... More


Liberals and Education

Jan Palmowski

in Urban Liberalism in Imperial Germany: Frankfurt Am Main, 1866–1914

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207504
eISBN:
9780191677700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207504.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines one of the major themes which defined urban liberalism in Frankfurt — education. Liberal attitudes and policies towards education were closely intertwined with religious ... More


Wilde Frau, Savage Midwife

Maurizio Bettini

in Women & Weasels: Mythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226044743
eISBN:
9780226039961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the midwife in Alcmene's tale—a character for whom the Rescuer could be considered a mythological projection. This character not only helps us find possible connections ... More


‘It Is Better to Believe in the Devil’: Conceptions of Satanists and Sympathies for the Devil in Early Modern Sweden

Mikael Häll

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter demonstrates how, unlike in the English language, “Satanist” was in use as a term for Devil-worshippers in Swedish theological discourse as early as 1617. Further, using court records ... More


The Invisible Hand and the Cunning of Reason

Edna Ullmann-Margalit

in Normal Rationality: Decisions and Social Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198802433
eISBN:
9780191840753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802433.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The idea of the invisible hand has had an impact not only on the eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries but on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as well, and it has had a curious ideological ... More


Counterfeit beggars, bogus cunning folk and bigamists

Tobias B. Hug

in Impostures in Early Modern England: Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079849
eISBN:
9781781702413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines counterfeit beggars, bigamists and bogus cunning folk in early modern England. It argues that descriptions of false beggars and vagabonds from the late Middle Ages indicate a ... More


Commerce and Medicine in Amsterdam

Harold J. Cook

in Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117967
eISBN:
9780300134926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117967.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows how the associations between the knowledge of useful matters of fact and commercial interests were very clear in the medical marketplace. Even patients with limited resources had ... More


Losing Koran 1934–1940

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how a beleaguered Mae Murray tried unsuccessfully to revive her career and ended up sleeping on a park bench in New York City’s Central Park. Murray’s court battles to retain ... More


Privacy, Anonymity, and the Rise of State-Sponsored Hacktivism

George Lucas

in Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190276522
eISBN:
9780190276553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276522.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The conundrum described in the previous chapter of a wholesale lack of community and consensus in the cyber domain is resolved through the “cunning of nature” (Kant) or “history” (Hegel), in which ... More


Fears of Heresy, Blasphemy, and Religious Schism in Milton's Culture and Paradise Lost

David Loewenstein

in Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199203390
eISBN:
9780191762796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203390.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Paradise Lost continues to engage in imaginative ways with early modern debates over the nature of heresy, blasphemy, schism, and toleration. The chapter juxtaposes Milton's ... More


An Apprenticeship in Cunning

Graham M. Jones

in Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician's Craft

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270466
eISBN:
9780520950528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270466.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

In this chapter, the author recounts his journey from absolute novice to certified member of France's largest magic organization. He first describes the contours of the Parisian magic world as a ... More


The Social Life of Secret Knowledge

Graham M. Jones

in Trade of the Tricks: Inside the Magician's Craft

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270466
eISBN:
9780520950528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270466.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines how magicians produce and circulate secrets as a kind of property perpetually menaced by dispersal. Magic tricks fascinate because secrecy makes “everything mysterious” appear ... More


Paris

Robin Holt

in Judgment and Strategy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199671458
eISBN:
9780191751158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199671458.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

The earliest story of judgment comes in the Iliad with the Judgment of Paris and the ensuing Trojan Wars. The chapter suggests we have concealed important insights from this story, so enamoured have ... More


Hegel on History

Christopher Meckstroth

in The Struggle for Democracy: Paradoxes of Progress and the Politics of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190213923
eISBN:
9780190213947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213923.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter considers Hegel’s political theory and philosophy of history, arguing that both sought to explain how a certain political order could ever count as one a people had freely accepted as ... More


Cunning-Folk Traditions and Mormon Authority

Jonathan A. Stapley

in The Power of Godliness: Mormon Liturgy and Cosmology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190844431
eISBN:
9780190844462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844431.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Cunning-folk found what was lost, healed the sick, foretold the future, influenced love, and, perhaps most importantly, battled witches in a time when churches had lost interest in them. When Joseph ... More


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