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Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Andrew Wallace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book weaves a three-part story around the reception of a group of ancient poems in the grammar schools of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. First, it argues that the ancient Roman poet ... More


The Poet as Schoolbook

Andrew Wallace

in Virgil's Schoolboys: The Poetics of Pedagogy in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199591244
eISBN:
9780191595561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591244.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies the glossed octavo editions in which Virgil was made available to English schoolboys during the last decades of the sixteenth century. It argues that an image of Virgil-as-master ... More


The tasks Above are as the Flasks below

Philip Kitcher

in Joyce's Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195321029
eISBN:
9780199851317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321029.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The tasks above are as the flasks below; both are devices for coping with life. Study of the schoolbook prepares the young for the raw competition they face, equipping them to work together to ... More


History and Morality

Geoffrey Cubitt

in The Jesuit Myth: Conspiracy Theory and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228684
eISBN:
9780191678790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228684.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the anti-Jesuits' historical and ethical attacks surrounding the Jesuit organization. For the anti-Jesuits, the theories and teachings of the Jesuits were instruments of ... More


“Pictures of the Vicious ultimately overcome by misery and shame”: The Cultural Work of Early National Schoolbooks

Gretchen A. Adams

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how schoolbooks published in the United States imparted not only knowledge but also patriotism. Schoolbooks were important not only for their central philosophies in tune with ... More


History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Keith Robbins (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Volume Abstract: In 2004 as in 1970 the Oxford University Press occupied a leading position among national and international publishers. Despite this seeming constancy the Press underwent significant ... More


Free Speech

Joshua Rozenberg

in Privacy and the Press

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199288472
eISBN:
9780191700507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288472.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Freedom of expression is one of the essential foundations of a democratic society. That was said by the European Court of Human Rights as long ago as 1976; the judges who put their name to this ... More


Intellectual Life in Middle Egypt: The Case of the Monastery of Bawit (Sixth–Eighth Centuries)

Alain Delattre

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The monastery of Bawit is located on the west bank of the Nile, on the edge of the desert. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the site was excavated by a team from the Institut français ... More


The Schoolbook, 1935–1945

Britta Schilling

in Postcolonial Germany: Memories of Empire in a Decolonized Nation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703464
eISBN:
9780191772634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703464.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 3 shows how an overwhelmingly positive public memory of German colonialism became the official national memory under the Nazis between 1935 and 1945. As in the early Weimar period, books were ... More


Classics

Christopher Stray

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199568406
eISBN:
9780191772344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The senior figures of the Press, including each of the Secretaries and many of the Delegates, had been trained in the classics and their common intellectual background gave classics a unique ... More


Demosthenes in America: From Sensibility to Nationalism in Elocutionary Education

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In America, schoolbooks contained stories of the Greek orator Demosthenes who, by investing his speech with power and eloquence, earned fame for both Greece and the art of oratory. Demosthenes was ... More


The Ad Hoc School

Christopher Cannon

in From Literacy to Literature: England, 1300–1400

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198779438
eISBN:
9780191824562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779438.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, World Literature

Little data survives on the nature of medieval schools prior to the fourteenth century, but all the surviving evidence suggests that such schooling was informal in the broadest sense: it took place ... More


Introduction

Jürgen Schaflechner

in Hinglaj Devi: Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190850524
eISBN:
9780190850555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850524.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction gives an overview of the field of Pakistani Hinduism. Bringing together historical research with an analysis of the current situation in Pakistan will show how a Pakistani-Hindu ... More


Hindoo Religion in American National Culture

Michael J. Altman

in Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190654924
eISBN:
9780190654955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190654924.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter argues that representations of “Hindoo religion” functioned in American national culture to reinforce a white Protestant American identity. The chapter analyzes representations of ... More


Popular Poetry in Circulation

Coleman Hutchison and Elizabeth Renker

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the mass circulation of poetry as part of popular print culture in the United States during the period 1860–1920. It also examines the cultural impact of popular poetry, ... More


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