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Ireland and the Fiction of Improvement

Helen O'Connell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286461
eISBN:
9780191713361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286461.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This book studies Irish improvement fiction, a neglected genre of 19th-century literary, social, and political history. The book shows how the fiction of Mary Leadbeater, Charles Bardin, Martin ... More


The Existential Ideology of the Naxalites

Rabindra Ray

in The Naxalites and their Ideology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077381
eISBN:
9780199081011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The theoretical tradition to which Charu Mazumdar himself links his speculations is the Marxist–Leninist–Maoist. In the materialist metaphysic of these schools, what Mazumdar wants to bring about is ... More


Saints and their Communities: Miracle Stories in Twelfth-Century England

Simon Yarrow

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199283637
eISBN:
9780191712685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283637.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This book offers a new approach to the study of lay religion as evidenced in collections of miracle narratives in 12th-century England. There are a number of problems associated with the ... More


J. M. Synge and the Aesthetics of Intelligent Sympathy

Patrick R. Mullen

in The Poor Bugger’s Tool: Irish Modernism, Queer Labor, and Postcolonial History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199746699
eISBN:
9780199950270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746699.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Synge deploys a queer aesthetic in his representation of the Irish peasantry. Furthermore, it suggests that by doing so, Synge develops a more fluid and inclusive model of ... More


The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Alan Ryder

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the fate that overtook the principality of Catalonia in the 15th century, reducing it from dominance within the state of Aragon to a marginal role in the Iberian power created by ... More


A Stunted Civil Society

Graeme Gill and Roger D. Markwick

in Russia's Stillborn Democracy?: From Gorbachev to Yeltsin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240418
eISBN:
9780191599347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240418.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The course of Russian politics was structured by the political elites acting with little restraint by civil society forces. This was, in part, because of the weakness of those forces. The bourgeoisie ... More


Across the Shadow Line: Robert Burns and British Romanticism

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/9780199572618.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This final chapter follows Burns's life and poetry ‘across the shadow line’ into the realms of posthumous fame, as propelled by the biographical and editorial labours of Dr James Currie, who ... More


Bukharin and the Countryside

V. P. Danilov

in The Ideas of Nikolai Bukharin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278665
eISBN:
9780191684227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278665.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on Bukharin's policy towards the peasantry. It discusses the rural aspects of Bukharin's co-operative collectivization, his alternative to the Stalinist methods of ... More


Economics and the Making of “Natural Resources”

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

in Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793853
eISBN:
9780199919246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793853.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3 focuses on the pre-modern European oral peasantry and their gift economy and rituals on the commons. The chapter argues that the eradication of this world is in great part due to the ... More


The German Territories, c.1648–c.1760

Joachim Whaley

in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693078
eISBN:
9780191732256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693078.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This section argues that absolutism is an inappropriate label to attach to the German territories. Government activity expanded in the face of the need for reconstruction after 1648 and new ideas ... More


Cultural Aspects of the Neoliberal Crisis: Genealogies of a Fractured Legitimacy

Luis Moreno-Caballud

in Cultures of Anyone: Studies on Cultural Democratization in the Spanish Neoliberal Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381939
eISBN:
9781781382295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381939.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines some distinctive characteristics of the forms of cultural authority prevailing in Spain during a period of neoliberal crisis. It first traces the genealogy of these forms of ... More


The T'ang Empire

S. E. Finer

in The History of Government from the Earliest Times: Volume II: The Intermediate Ages

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207900
eISBN:
9780191677854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207900.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter details the rise and fall of the T'ang empire. During the period, three major problems emerged and it can be said that none were satisfactorily solved. The first was the problem of ... More


William Carleton and the End of Writing

CHRISTOPHER MORASH

in Writing the Irish Famine

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182795
eISBN:
9780191673887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182795.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shows the troubled space occupied by William Carleton's writing in 19th-century Ireland. On one hand, there is mistrust and the fear of the heterodox; on the other, Carleton offers a ... More


Ill Will and Magical Power in Lorraine Witchcraft

Robin Briggs

in Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206033
eISBN:
9780191676932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206033.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Hatred of others and the power to harm them by occult are central themes in the popular conception of witchcraft. If the crime itself was imaginary, punishable only where the accused was coerced into ... More


The Agrarian Class Structure of the Post-War Transvaal

Jeremy Krikler

in Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below: The Agrarian Transvaal at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203803
eISBN:
9780191675997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203803.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter evaluates the relative independence of the Transvaal peasantry in the first years of the twentieth century. One of the purposes of this chapter is to demonstrate the existence of the ... More


Struggles over Land and Labour

Jeremy Krikler

in Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below: The Agrarian Transvaal at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203803
eISBN:
9780191675997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203803.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter outlines the conflicts between the state and landowners on the one hand, and direct producers on the other, over those policies and actions undertaken at this time in order to immerse ... More


Conclusion

Jeremy Krikler

in Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below: The Agrarian Transvaal at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203803
eISBN:
9780191675997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203803.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The conclusion of the book brings together findings and theorizes them under the rubric ‘Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below’. The Boer War and Reconstruction periods manifestly witnessed the ... More


Comparative Perspectives

Chris Wickham

in Community and Clientele in Twelfth-Century Tuscany: The Origins of the Rural Commune in the Plain of Lucca

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207047
eISBN:
9780191677458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207047.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter compares the theories of Romolo Caggese and Gianpiero Bognetti on the origins of Italian rural communes. Caggese considers rural communes ... More


The Development of the Deathbed Transfers in Medieval English Manor Courts

LLOYD BONFIELD and L. R. POOS

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter considers the ability of the English peasantry — who held customary land in the Middle Ages — to construct inheritance strategies, juxtaposed with the interests of the lord. The aim is ... More


The Transformation of Economic Life

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Wales underwent profound social and economic changes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Even contemporaries recognized that a transformation was afoot. The inhabitants began to build churches ... More


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