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The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

B.W. Young

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians were preoccupied by the 18th century. It was central to many 19th-century debates, particularly those concerning the place of history and religion in national life. This book explores ... More


The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Nagappa Gowda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Bhagavadgita has lent itself to several readings to defend or contest various views on life, morality, and metaphysics. It has played an important role in the formation of nationalist discourse ... More


Robert Henry Robins 1921–2000

F R. Palmer and Vivien Law

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0018
Subject:
History, Historiography

Robert (Bobbie) Robins was a pioneer in the establishment of linguistics as an academic subject in Britain and the leading scholar throughout the world in the history of linguistics whose ... More


Conclusion

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The demise of the Colored Orphan Asylum at Riverdale was a sad event in the history of an institution that dated to 1836. The founders and early managers were mainly women who sought to do God's will ... More


Labour and India, 1942–7

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the endgame of British decolonization in the light of the main themes of the book. It begins by returning to the theme of Labour's uneasy relationship with imperial governance. ... More


Church People and Others

David A. Hollinger

in After Cloven Tongues of Fire: Protestant Liberalism in Modern American History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158426
eISBN:
9781400845996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158426.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter presents the author's account of the intensely Protestant atmosphere in which he had grown up. He calls attention to a methodological and ethical concern that he picked up from a ... More


Hanoverian Hauntings

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter strengthens the important claim made by the literary critic Terry Castle, who has argued for the need for modern scholars properly to appreciate a vitally important ‘spectral’ dimension ... More


The Built Environment: Buckminster Fuller's Spaceship Earth

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Structural engineer Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome was a visible manifestation of holism. Held together in what he described as “synergetic” wholeness, each part relying on neighboring parts for ... More


The Public Face of the Army

Timothy Bowman and Mark Connelly

in The Edwardian Army: Recruiting, Training, and Deploying the British Army, 1902-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199542789
eISBN:
9780191741401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542789.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the public image of the army in the period 1902–14. It looks at the way the press interpreted the army's attempts to reform its training, weaponry, and doctrine, and the ... More


The Discreet Limits of Loyalism

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The National Union of General and Municipal Workers (NUGMW) was the most conformist of all the trade union affiliates of the Labour Party. In normal circumstances its block vote — 201,000 in 1925 and ... More


TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Colonial histories of India were largely monologues. From the turn of the nineteenth century, Indians began to ‘talk back’, questioning colonial assumptions and narratives of India’s past. This book ... More


Conclusion

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the end of the reign and death of several well-known leaders of Russia, and the transition from the ideologies and the men of the 1840s to those of the 1860s. It discusses ... More


The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Peter Hart

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208068
eISBN:
9780191677892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

What is it like to be in the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A.), or at their mercy? This book explores the lives and deaths of the enemies and victims of the County Cork I.R.A. — the most powerful and ... More


The Colonialist Monologue and India Talking Back

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins by providing a background to the colonial/Orientalist narratives that framed the discourses of ‘talking back’. James Mill’s History of British India and his adverse evaluation of ... More


Literary Culture

Valentine Cunningham

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the literary culture of the university during the period from 1914 to 1970. Twentieth-century Oxford contained an extraordinary matrix of extraordinary literary talent. It ... More


Spies and Informers

Peter Hart

in The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208068
eISBN:
9780191677892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how the Volunteers defined their enemies in the shape of ‘spies’ and ‘informers’. It argues that many of the victims of the Cork I.R.A. were regarded as spies and informers. To ... More


Visual arts and society, 1900–21

CYRIL BARRETT and JEANNE SHEEHY

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the developments in visual arts and society in Ireland during the period from 1900 to 1921. This period saw a simultaneous increase and falling off of interest in the visual ... More


The Government's Plague Fighters

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces and offers background on the principal medical figures involved in this drama: Nathaniel B. Emerson, Francis R. Day, and Clifford B. Wood, the three American-trained ... More


Isaac Schapera 1905–2003

Adam Kuper

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 130, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263501
eISBN:
9780191734212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263501.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

Isaac Schapera (1905–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, spent the second half of his long life in London but remained very much a South African. His parents immigrated to South Africa at the ... More


The Study of Medieval Art I: 1900–50

C. M. Kauffmann

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0028
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the history of the study of medieval art in Great Britain during the first half of the twentieth century. Before 1932, no British university offered an honours degree course in ... More


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