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Myself when Young: Becoming a Musician in Renaissance Italy—or Not: 2011 Italian Lecture

Bonnie J. Blackburn

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In his Lives, Giorgio Vasari mentions many artists who were talented at music when they were young, prominently Giorgione and Sebastiano del Piombo. Benvenuto Cellini resisted his father's pressure ... More


“Atheism” and Hume's Early Critics

Paul Russell

in The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195110333
eISBN:
9780199872084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110333.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Although our own contemporaries are widely agreed that Hume's Treatise was largely unconcerned with problems and issues of religion (i.e. on the general assumption that he removed all such material ... More


Farmers and Hoplites: Models of Historical Development

Hans Van Wees

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter critiques the grand narrative of Hanson's The Other Greeks and argues that it is wrong in important respects. The chapter presents the social and economic changes in the eighth century ... More


Of the wreck of a ship that embarked from this city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola on which was traveling a gentleman resident of the island of Cuba named Juan de Rojas with his wife, doña María de Lobera, whom he had married here a few days earlier and was taking to his home in the town of La Havana, On the island which is also known as Fernandina.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wreck of a ship that embarked from Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola on which was traveling a gentleman resident of the island of Cuba named Juan de Rojas with his ... More


Sterne Challenges

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter begins the process of looking in detail at Marías's translations themselves, as will also be the case in Chapters 5 and 8. Chapter 3 analyses his version of Laurence Sterne's Life and ... More


The Low-Countries wars

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The English and Scots volunteers who fought in the Dutch army during the Eighty Years War were conscious of participating in a Protestant crusade as well as countering Spanish power in the Low ... More


Poetry from the Provinces: Amateur Poets in the Gentleman’s Magazine in the 1730s and 1740s

Anthony D. Barker

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Gentleman’s Magazine was rehabilitated within two generations of its inception. Yet magazine poetry has had to wait until recent years to receive any serious attention. This chapter focuses on ... More


Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Maximillian E. Novak

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe, best known as the author of Robinson Crusoe, lived during a period of dramatic historical, political, and social change in Britain, and was by any standard a superb observer of his ... More


Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Tom Cutterham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the years between the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the Constitution, American gentlemen—the merchants, lawyers, planters, and landowners who comprised the independent republic's ... More


Elizabeth Carter's London Career

Sylvia Harcstark Myers

in The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117674
eISBN:
9780191671043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117674.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Elizabeth Carter and the years she spent in London working for the Gentleman's Magazine. Carter soon became a close and influential friend of Robinson, and together they ... More


The ‘Art of Criticism’: Shakespearian Editing as the Display of Comprehensive Taste and Learning

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Few eighteenth-century editions of William Shakespeare can have been so little illuminated by chroniclers of the subject as William Warburton's. It is not the purpose of this discussion to right an ... More


Last Productive Years

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0057
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Free from the obligations of his journalism, Daniel Defoe might have been able to nurse his ailing body and wander in the garden of his house at Stoke Newington contemplating the ‘Chequer-work’ of ... More


Marilyn Monroe

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0030
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter briefly addresses Hawks’ experience working with Marilyn Monroe. He mentions her impact on camera despite her lack of confidence in her acting abilities, and talks about her later work.


Music

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks discusses the challenges of incorporating music into his pictures. He talks about working with several composers over the course of his career, his fondness for jazz, and his choice to cast ... More


Ladylike Accents and the Feminine Proprieties of Speech

Lynda Mugglestone

in Talking Proper: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250622
eISBN:
9780191719486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250622.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter explores how the ‘lady’, and her masculine counterpart in social status, the ‘gentleman’, exerted a profound influence on notions of propriety, behaviour, and ‘correctness’ throughout ... More


Public Knowledge: Newspapers, Magazines, and “Shocking” Poetry

Stanley Finger and Marco Piccolino

in The Shocking History of Electric Fishes: From Ancient Epochs to the Birth of Modern Neurophysiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195366723
eISBN:
9780199897087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366723.003.0020
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

One of the more interesting questions that can be asked about the developments that occurred with torpedoes and electric eels during the 1770s is: Just how much of this information trickled down to ... More


Honourable Secrecy, 1832–1870

David Vincent

in The Culture of Secrecy: Britain 1832-1998

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203070
eISBN:
9780191675690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203070.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A second Parliamentary controversy erupted over the issue of official secrecy. On this occasion the Minister in the dock was Robert Lowe. When his opponents produced the marked texts of draft reports ... More


Poets and Travellers

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Before Lord Byron went on to explore the Mediterranean, he was still young and had yet to be recognized as an artist. This was the time when he wrote English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. This ... More


Dickens and Dandyism: Masking Interiority

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses Dickens and the concept of dandyism. It focuses on gentlemen when they are villains, although a villain cannot be a true gentleman in Dickens's writings. For Dickens, a ... More


Interlude: The Clown as Dog

Harry Berger

in Harrying: Skills of Offense in Shakespeare's Henriad

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823256624
eISBN:
9780823261376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256624.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that in our post-New Critical age, there is a danger of reductive reading in which the relation of major speakers to their language is characterized in terms of the analysis of ... More


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