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The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Malcolm Hebron

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Sieges were a popular subject in medieval romances. Tales of the Crusades featured champions of Christianity capturing towns in the Holy Land or mounting heroic defences. The fall of a great city ... More


Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Empire

Marc David Baer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195331752
eISBN:
9780199868018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331752.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Examining the historical record of Islamic conversions during the Ottoman age in a novel way, this book gathers fresh insights concerning the nature of religious conversion. Rejecting any attempt to ... More


The Failed Final Jihad

Marc David Baer

in Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195331752
eISBN:
9780199868018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331752.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes the Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683 within the framework of several of the book's interrelated themes: the links between conversion and conquest and between piety and ... More


Colchesters Teares: Fire, Hunger, and Atrocity

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the outcome of the siege of the city of Colchester. The siege of Colchester was uncommonly harsh in the suffering it brought to soldiers and civilians. Much in the military ... More


Writing memory: intertextuality and intra-textuality

Katharine Hodgson

in Voicing the Soviet Experience: The Poetry of Ol′ga Berggol′ts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262894
eISBN:
9780191734977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262894.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the web of intra-textual allusion that connects the most diverse of Berggol′ts's works. The intensely self-referential nature of her writing, particularly after the Second World ... More


A Decade of Tumult (1870–9)

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The year 1870 proved momentous both in terms of French life and history and for Marmier personally. His joy at being elected to the Académie française was set against the grim backdrop of the ... More


Sieges and Salvation: Heroic Defences at Rhodes and Belgrade and The Sege of Melayne

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers texts that describe the sieges of Rhodes in 1444 and 1480, of Belgrade in 1456, and the siege of Milan in the late English romance The Sege of Melayne. The texts indicate some ... More


1641 Depositions

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the depositions collected from protestant women who were victims of the 1641 rising. These are controversial historical sources; this discussion interprets them from a literary ... More


The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Walter Scott and J. H. Alexander

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624874
eISBN:
9780748652280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Siege of Malta and Bizarro are Scott's final works, written in Malta and Italy at the end of 1831 and the beginning of 1832. Although extracts from The Siege of Malta have been published, this is ... More


Philo the Byzantine and the Requirements of Naval Siege Warfare

William M. Murray

in The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Between the 240s and the 220s BC, Philo Byzantius (“the Byzantine”) submitted a detailed report to his patron, a general named Ariston, explaining exactly how to attack and defend a Hellenistic city. ... More


Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Oliver Creighton and Duncan Wright

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The turbulent reign of Stephen, King of England (1135–54), has been styled since the late 19th century as 'the Anarchy’, although the extent of political breakdown during the period has since been ... More


Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Siege of Yorktown — the military engagement that ended the American Revolutionary War — would not have been possible without the French fleet's major strategic victory in the Battle of the ... 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 Siege of Jerusalem

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores medieval texts on the siege of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 ad. The treatments in Middle English of the matter of the capture and destruction of Jerusalem illustrate the ... More


Supplementary Roman Sources of the Seventh Century II

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

A second tour takes the reader to Palestine and Egypt. Again the texts considered are of several types: lives of saints—George, the reclusive spiritual leader of a monastic community at Choziba, near ... More


An Integrated War

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the characteristics of the English civil war. The war was a mixture of the static and the mobile, combining innumerable sieges with peripatetic armies engaging in minor ... More


Boarstall House 1645–1646

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details the siege of Boarstall House, a small-scale military event that dragged on to the middle of 1646. By then, the defenders' obstinate refusal to admit that their party had been ... More


Colchester 1648: ‘The Mournfull City’

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details the siege of the city of Colchester, which was a focus of national attention when war was renewed in the spring and summer of 1648. It was a nasty, long, and major military ... More


Reciprocity, Negotiation, and Surrender

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on negotiation and surrender at the end of the siege of Colchester. It argues that the treatment of prisoners, methods of negotiation, and conceptions of honour retained their ... More


Colchester: The Aftermath

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the aftermath of the siege of Colchester. Parliament's victory at Colchester did not lead to immediate relaxation and reconstruction. To most parliamentarians, danger and ... More


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