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Medieval Damascus: Plurality and Diversity in an Arabic Library: The Ashrafiya Library Catalogue

Konrad Hirschler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408776
eISBN:
9781474418812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The written text was a pervasive feature of cultural practices in the medieval Middle East. At the heart of book circulation stood libraries that experienced a rapid expansion from the twelfth ... More


Conclusion

Jan P. Stronk

in Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

It is futile to try and determine to which category of authors most ancient authors, emphatically including Diodorus of Sicily, belong. What is possible, is to value the account of ancient authors as ... More


Conclusion

Lise Jaillant

in Cheap Modernism: Expanding Markets, Publishers' Series and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417242
eISBN:
9781474434560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417242.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Travellers’ Library, Phoenix Library and Albatross Modern Continental Library were discontinued during the Second World War, at a time when issues such as paper rationing and distribution ... More


Framing a History of the Present: or, Did the Pearls Scatter to the World’s Fair?

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter considers how a volume such as this was celebrated and advertised locally, and how Fawwaz’s contemporaries ‘blurbed’ it for audiences. How did such a framing contribute to the era’s ... More


Pocketable Provocateurs: James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence in the Travellers’ Library and the New Adelphi Library

Lise Jaillant

in Cheap Modernism: Expanding Markets, Publishers' Series and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417242
eISBN:
9781474434560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417242.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In early 1926, the debate between the home secretary William Joynson-Hicks and the MP Joseph Kenworthy led to a series of articles on indecent books and plays. The Bookseller, the main magazine of ... More


Shakespeare, Sculpture and The Material Arts

Balz Engler

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reviews the numerous statues of Shakespeare, so as to argue that the Bard is both a figure of prestige and a conduit for the cultures of memory. It is suggested that in the positions and ... More


Introduction

J. H. Alexander, Judy King, and Graham Tulloch

in The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624874
eISBN:
9780748652280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Siege of Malta and Bizarro by Walter Scott are preserved principally in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Substantial extracts from The Siege of Malta were included in Donald ... More


Debatable Land

Scott Lyall

in Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place: Imagining a Scottish Republic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623341
eISBN:
9780748652167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623341.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores Langholm, which is central to the creation of Hugh MacDiarmid’s poetry and politics. His self-imposed intellectual task began in the Langholm Library. MacDiarmid revenges his ... More


Rewriting Tarr Ten Years Later: Wyndham Lewis, the Phoenix Library and the Domestication of Modernism

Lise Jaillant

in Cheap Modernism: Expanding Markets, Publishers' Series and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417242
eISBN:
9781474434560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417242.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Four years before his death, Wyndham Lewis wrote to the modernist scholar Hugh Kenner: “In Tarr I had in view a publique d’élite.” This image of a difficult, uncompromising novel for an élite could ... More


The 2012 Alexander Turnbull Library Mansfield/Murry Acquisition

Fiona Oliver

in Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669097
eISBN:
9780748695140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669097.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This report focuses on the acquisition of the Murry/Mansfield archive by the Alexander Turnbull Library after two years of negotiation with the Murry family. Earlier purchases from Murry demonstrate ... More


Researching Romola: George Eliot and Dome Consciousness

Susan David Bernstein

in Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640652
eISBN:
9780748684366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640652.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on George Eliot, who researched her historical novel Romola at the British Museum. By examining the role of the British Museum Reading Room for Eliot's work on her most ... More


Coda: Closing Years and Afterlives

Susan David Bernstein

in Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748640652
eISBN:
9780748684366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640652.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers a more personal glimpse of the last decades of the Reading Room at the British Museum before its doors closed to readers in 1997 and the new British Library opened in 1998. It ... More


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