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Punishing the Dead?: Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830

R. A. Houston

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586424
eISBN:
9780191595356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586424.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Suicide, that most personal of acts, has considerable public import. Drawing ideas from a range of disciplines including law, philosophy, social sciences and literary studies as well as history, this ... More


Newspapers and Public Opinion: Neutralizing Suicide?

R. A. Houston

in Punishing the Dead?: Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199586424
eISBN:
9780191595356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586424.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Newspapers flourished in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, apparently turning suicide into a mundane fact. In reality, newspapers seldom reported local suicides and then in negative ways. ... More


Exotic, Empire, or Everyday? Advertising Groceries

Jon Stobart

in Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199577927
eISBN:
9780191744884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577927.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the nature and importance of grocery advertising. The chapter consciously juxtaposes the form and content of trade cards and newspaper advertisements: the intensely visual ... More


The Arts

Peter Borsay

in The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660-1770

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202554
eISBN:
9780191675409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202554.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the progress of arts during the Renaissance period. Developments in buildings and streets made provincial towns more attractive and sophisticated. This created an appropriate ... More


Impostures in Early Modern England: Representations and Perceptions of Fraudulent Identities

Tobias B. Hug

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079849
eISBN:
9781781702413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079849.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Impostors and impostures featured prominently in the political, social and religious life of early modern England. Who was likely to be perceived as impostor, and why? This book offers a full-scale ... More


The role of the Dublin nationalist press in events leading to the downfall of the Irish nationalist movement in 1848

Ann Andrews

in Newspapers and Newsmakers: The Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381427
eISBN:
9781781382165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381427.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Concentrating on the causes and consequences of disunity within the Irish nationalist movement from the end of 1843, this chapter examines the destructive power of the Dublin nationalist press. It ... More


“Abandon’d Wretches”: Rethinking The War on Pirates, 1713–1740

Mark G. Hanna

in Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469617947
eISBN:
9781469617961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617947.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the so-called “War on Pirates,” the period roughly between 1716 and 1726, and the factors that led to the downfall of piracy in English colonies. For generations, the English ... More


Cocks, cops, and writing men: ‘Deep play’ on the Irish border

Peter Leary

in Unapproved Routes: Histories of the Irish Border, 1922–1972

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778578
eISBN:
9780191823886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778578.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter centres on cockfighting, an illegal sport popular on the border thanks to the opportunities that existed to evade enforcement. It is argued that these cockfights present a dissident ... More


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