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Vermont Counterpoint (1982)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Vermont Counterpoint, which was commissioned by Ransom Wilson and is dedicated to Betty Freeman. It is scored for three alto flutes, three flutes, three ... More


Hostages in the Middle Ages

Adam J. Kosto

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651702
eISBN:
9780191741999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651702.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In medieval Europe, hostages were given, not taken. They were a means of guarantee used to secure transactions ranging from treaties to wartime commitments to financial transactions. In principle, ... More


The Growth of State Control. Practices of War, 1300–1800: Ransom and Booty

Philippe Contamine

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the growth of state control and the war practices of ransom and booty in Europe during the period from 1300 to 1800, focusing on the case of France. It describes the evolution ... More


Hostages in the Later Middle Ages: Representation, Finance, and the Laws of War

Adam J. Kosto

in Hostages in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651702
eISBN:
9780191741999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651702.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins the investigation into the diversification of hostageship after the year 1000. The most striking change is the reappearance of female hostages. Only a handful of examples survive ... More


The King's Ransom

Adam J. Kosto

in Hostages in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651702
eISBN:
9780191741999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651702.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter builds on the superb documentation for some of the most well-known cases of hostageship in the Middle Ages, namely hostages granted for the ransom and release of captive kings: Baldwin ... More


Two Catalogues of Objects

Benjamin Sammons

in The Art and Rhetoric of the Homeric Catalogue

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375688
eISBN:
9780199871599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375688.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines two passages featuring catalogues of objects or treasure. In the first (Iliad 24.228–37), the poet catalogues the ransom assembled by king Priam to recover the body of Hector. ... More


Scrutiny's Empire

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter moves beyond Britain to examine the Scrutiny movement's fortunes overseas. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Kenyon School of English and Eric Bentley's anthology for American readers ... More


“William Faulkner: An Impression”

John Crowe Ransom

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, John Crowe Ransom offers an impression of William Faulkner's achievement, an impression that he says has not changed much during the years that followed his reading of The Sound and ... More


Surrender in the Thirty Years War

Lothar Höbelt

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Thirty Years War was the last hurrah of the condottieri. Soldiers were mercenaries, officers entrepreneurs. Prisoners of War faced an uncertain fate. Even at its best, captivity spelt business ... More


Introduction: Surrender in Medieval Times

Hans-Henning Kortüm

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In considering surrender in medieval times, one must first differentiate between pitched battles and siege warfare. Whereas the latter normally was a collective process, surrender on the battlefield ... More


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