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Caracalla to Carinus

Anthony R. Birley

in The Roman Government of Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199252374
eISBN:
9780191719103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252374.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

In the first section of this chapter, the date of the first division of Britain into Britannia Superior and Britannia Inferior is discussed. Despite Herodian’s statement that this took place straight ... More


Identity and Discrepancy

David J. Mattingly

in Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160177
eISBN:
9781400848270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores aspects of identity in the Roman provinces, with an emphasis on examples from Britain and North Africa. The first section reviews current approaches to identity and related ... More


Rank-Size Analysis and the Roman Cities of the Iberian Peninsula and Britain: Some Considerations

Annalisa Marzano

in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on two specific geographic areas of the Roman empire, Britain and the Iberian Peninsula, corresponding to the provinces of Britannia, Baetica, Tarraconensis, and Lusitania. The ... More


‘Thus Deare Britannia Will I Sing of thee’: William Browne, Britannia's Pastorals

Michelle O'Callaghan

in The ‘Shepheards Nation’: Jacobean Spenserians and Early Stuart Political Culture 1612-25

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186380
eISBN:
9780191674549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186380.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

Because attempting to provide a representation of England in the early Stuart period would entail a close examination of debates regarding the identity of a particular nation, Britannia's Pastorals ... More


A Rising Poet: Summer, Newton, Spring, Britannia, 1726–1729

James Sambrook

in James Thomson 1700–1748: A Life

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117889
eISBN:
9780191671104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117889.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the different poems Thomson created in 1726 that helped him establish his career as a poet. The discussions presented in this chapter are complimented by excerpts from ... More


Introduction

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues for an inclusive study of masque events, masque receivers, and reception theory. It examines not only audiences present at court performances, but also the commercial print ... More


Restoring Britain: Courtesy and Collaboration in Camden's Britannia

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on what was perhaps the pre-eminent early modern antiquarian book: William Camden's Britannia (1586). It suggests that Camden's work was the first English antiquarian text to ... More


Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Emma Major

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation, 1712–1812 explores the complex and fascinating relationship between women, Protestantism, and nationhood. Opening with a history of Britannia, ... More


Introduction

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This introduction establishes the aims and scope of the book, sketching out the narrative arc and providing a chapter breakdown. Using some key images of Britannia, the introduction argues that ... More


The History of Madam Britannia

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the history of Britannia. It looks at her many representations on coins, prints, medallions, and argues that she became an important means of uniting the country under William ... More


The Contrast I: Serpents, Rocks, and the Gates of Hell

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses responses to the French Revolution, when British Liberty is repeatedly contrasted with French Liberty. Montagu, Scott, Carter, and Piozzi become addicted to newspaper reports ... More


The Contrast II: Bruising the Serpent’s Head, the Little Sister, and Christian Professions

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at the period 1790–1811. It argues that the French Revolution and subsequent wars with France created a sense of national emergency that caused writers such as Hannah More, Sarah ... More


‘Is good to come of it?’: Britannia, the Clergywoman, and Liberty

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

The conclusion discusses the shift in depictions of Britannia in graphic art and monuments towards a pacific, mourning figure. It looks at ways in which Britannia is represented as mourning Nelson ... More


Ellenborough (Maryport): Recognizing Roman Civility in the Border Landscape

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Picts' Wall was a focus of considerable interest during the late sixteenth century and the first decade of the seventeenth. Late in the reign of Queen Elizabeth and during the succeeding reign of ... More


Castlesteads: Reviving Interest in the Wall

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In 1695, a new edition of Camden's Britannia was published. Although there was little additional information on the Picts' Wall, antiquarian interest in the monument increased significantly during ... More


England, here we come!

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0023
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author leaves the Cape and embarks on board the Britannia. He describes the ship and the character of its captain; discovers St Helena and describes the island, town, and fortifications, as well ... More


‘Beyond the Vallum’: English interpretations of Scottish history

Alan Montgomery

in Classical Caledonia: Roman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445641
eISBN:
9781474491266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445641.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Chapter four examines English attitudes towards Roman Scotland. It introduces the writings of William Stukeley, one of the most influential antiquarians working in England during the first half of ... More


Celebrity Culture

Peter Marks

in Literature of the 1990s: Endings and Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474411592
eISBN:
9781474444873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411592.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The nineties was a decade in thrall to the tremendous cultural and commercial attractions of celebrity. If, in hindsight, the seventies seem forever marked by memories of the Winter of Discontent, ... More


Anglo Nostalgia: The Politics of Emotion in a Fractured West

Edoardo Campanella and Marta Dassù

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190068936
eISBN:
9780190099619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068936.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Nostalgia has become a major force in global politics. While Donald Trump hopes to ‘make America great again’, Xi Jinping calls for a ‘great rejuvenation of the Chinese people’, and a majority of ... More


One of us? William Camden and the making of history

Patrick Collinson

in This England: Essays on the English Nation and Commonwealth in the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084423
eISBN:
9781781702031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084423.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

One of the best-informed essays on William Camden was written by its quondam president, Sir Maurice Powicke. As Powicke reminds us, Camden was a cosmopolitan. So to ask whether he was one of the many ... More


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