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Economics, Historiography, and Sociology

Ian Small

in Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by discussing how in the decades following 1871, the critique of classical political economy as an economic theory brought about its demise as an ideology. This ideological ... More


Wessex tales/Yiddisher spiels

Tony Kushner

in Anglo-Jewry Since 1066: Place, Locality and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076541
eISBN:
9781781702512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076541.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of Hampshire studies. It considers the tradition of defining the essence and integrity of Hampshire, which is seen most clearly through various ... More


Inventing England: English identity and the Scottish ‘other’, 1586–1625

Jenna M. Schultz

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0015
Subject:
Art, Art History

Through dynastic accident, England and Scotland were united under King James VI and I in 1603. To smooth the transition, officials attempted to create a single state: Great Britain. Yet the project ... More


British Historical Writing

Michael Bentley

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter studies British historical writing, tracing its transformations from the end of the war—when, arguably, much of the late nineteenth-century empiricist agenda was still intact, and ... More


Shape and Pattern in British Historical Writing, 1815–1945

Michael Bentley

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter states that British historical writing has no shape, that there exists no pattern beyond the randomness of spontaneous authorship and occasional moments of involuntary intertextuality. A ... More


The Sources of Merlínússpá: Gunnlaugr Leifsson's Use of Texts Additional to the De gestis Britonum of Geoffrey of Monmouth

Russell Poole

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Merlínússpá is an Icelandic verse translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s prose Prophetiae Merlini by Gunnlaugr Leifsson, a Benedictine monk of Þingeyrar who died about 1218. Merlínússpá exists as a ... More


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