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Familicide: A History

Neil Websdale

in Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195315417
eISBN:
9780199777464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315417.003.003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Chapter 3 argues familicide appears confined to modern times; the period from 1755 in the United States. The chapter covers three historical periods: medieval, early modern and modern. The author ... More


Sketching the Rise of Real Inequality in Early Modern Europe

Philip T. Hoffman, David S. Jacks, Patricia A. Levin, and Peter H. Lindert

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The concept of real, as opposed to nominal or conventional, income inequality reveals pronounced inequality movements, because relative prices happened to move very differently for the poor and the ... More


Coda: philosophy and history

Guy Robinson

in Philosophy and Mystification

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222919
eISBN:
9780823235513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222919.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

“Modernity” is usually used to refer to the proliferation of learning, the rise of the secular state, the scientific revolution, the Enlightenment, human skepticism, and other such developments, ... More


Toward Disenchantment?

Michael D. Bailey

in Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451447
eISBN:
9780801467318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451447.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter first summarizes the key developments related to superstition which have been traced in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, before advancing the story of “medieval” superstition into ... More


The Taste for Art and the Thirst for God

Frank Burch Brown

in Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158724
eISBN:
9780199849567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158724.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

During the modern era, it is difficult to establish a religious approach in valuing art or in evaluating taste because of how art is perceived as something with expressive power and as something that ... More


Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Michael W. Klein and Jay C. Shambaugh

in Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013659
eISBN:
9780262259002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013659.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter gives a brief overview of the important questions surrounding the exchange rate regimes in the modern era. These are questions about the exchange rate regime choices, their nature and ... More


Epilogue

Sara Mendelson and Patricia Crawford

in Women in Early Modern England 1550–1720

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201243
eISBN:
9780191674846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201243.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers the shape of women's history in relation to the larger society over the course of the early modern era. It addresses the most significant forces for change in women's lives. ... More


Philosophy of Dreams

Christoph Turcke and Susan Gillespie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300188400
eISBN:
9780300199123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188400.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Why has humankind developed so differently from other animals? How and why did language, culture, religion, and the arts come into being? This book offers a new answer to these time-worn questions by ... More


Introduction

David R. Ambaras

in Bad Youth: Juvenile Delinquency and the Politics of Everyday Life in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245792
eISBN:
9780520932203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245792.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses the policing of urban youth. It first considers the premise that “juvenile delinquency” is not an objective social fact, but a phenomenon created through ... More


Anarchy in the UK?

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the changes in England. It examines changes in the ways of thinking of its citizens regarding themselves. There has been an emphasis on decentering and dispersal over the past ... More


The Modern Age Begins

William D. Wilkinson

in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

By the end of the nineteenth century, the introduction of internal combustion gasoline engines improved land transportation, particularly in terms of durability, power capacity, efficiency, and ... More


Wagner and Beyond

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the phenomenon of the demise of operas. Although not the only one, Wagner was someone who left an indelible stamp on twentieth-century opera. Every figure of importance is said ... More


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Edward P. Comentale

in Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037399
eISBN:
9780252094576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037399.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter concerns the formal silence that pervades pop music in the late modern era, which both allows for greater experimentation in music and preserves, in the face of complete commercial ... More


Prologue

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter foregrounds the colonial factor embedded in language, and how it can impose a situation on other people, set verbal traps, and ease people into customary jargon. In what ... More


The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Anthony Welch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a close survey of the changing audiences, modes of reading, and cultural expectations that shaped epic writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. According to the book, the ... More


Introduction

Lavanya Rajamani

in Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280704
eISBN:
9780191700132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280704.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

Since the earth has only a limited amount of natural resources, we realize that those who inhabit the earth are gradually using up these said scarce resources. If such behaviour and measures that ... More


From Privileges and Printers’ Guilds to Copyright

Neil Weinstock Netanel and David Nimmer

in From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195371994
eISBN:
9780190456658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371994.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The first printing monopoly traces back to Venice in 1469. Book privileges followed a decade later, with hundreds issued over succeeding centuries. Those special dispensations were issued by rulers ... More


Patrick Ferté and Caroline Barrera (eds), Etudiants de l’exil. Migrations internationales et universités refuges (XVI-XXe siècle)(Toulouse, 2009)

Frank Caestecker

in History of Universities: Volume XXV/2

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199694044
eISBN:
9780191804861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199694044.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews a text edited by Patrick Ferté and Caroline Barrera which uses historical research to study international students at West European universities since the sixteenth century. Its ... More


The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

José Rabasa, Masayuki Sato, Edoardo Tortarolo, and Daniel Woolf (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Volume III of this series contains chapters on the writing of history globally during the early modern era, from 1400 to 1800. The volumes proceed in geographic order from east to west, beginning in ... More


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