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The Ideological Response to State Expansion

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

It would be a fundamental mistake to assume a priori a complete correspondence between the historical sociology of state formation and the conceptual history of the “state,” or, in more general ... More


European States, American Contexts

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In order to interpret the debate over the ratification of the US Constitution as a debate over state formation, it is necessary to know something both about the development of the European state in ... More


Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book brings together chapters from the leading historians of British business. The contributors were asked to consider the renaissance in the British economy during the closing decades of the ... 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


James Mill's The History of British India

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The History of British India's main fame rests on its transformation of utilitarianism into what one scholar has described as a ‘militant faith’. This chapter explores the role ... More


Parties and People: England 1914-1951

Ross McKibbin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199584697
eISBN:
9780191702402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584697.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book, the sequel to Classes and Cultures, is a historical reinterpretation of British politics in the first decades of universal suffrage. It reveals how the British democratic system developed ... More


Introduction: Civil Society in British History: Paradigm or Peculiarity?

JOSE HARRIS

in Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of ‘civil society’. It argues that certain assumptions about the definitive attributes of civil society often ascribed to it by its current ... More


From Richard Hooker to Harold Laski: Changing Perceptions of Civil Society in British Political Thought, Late Sixteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries

JOSE HARRIS

in Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter identifies ways in which civil society was imaged, theorized, and written about by political commentators in different contexts and periods of British history. It argues that despite ... More


Introduction

P. J. Marshall

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

For this book the 18th century has been extended at both ends. Although strict uniformity has not been imposed on all chapters, this volume is for the most part set between two dates traditionally ... More


Introduction

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

The Introduction maps out the historical, social, and linguistic contexts for the writing discussed in the book. It locates the project in relation to the ‘new British history’ and defines the ... More


 Good Sanitarians: Circumcision Medicalized

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In a surprising development in British and American medical history, circumcision became medicalized in the final decades of the 19th century. It was transformed from a ritual practice exclusive to ... More


INTRODUCTION

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198269243
eISBN:
9780191602412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269242.003.2-chapter-1
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This considers the importance of studying ‘British’ history. It examines the historiography of ‘Britishness’ since the 1970s. It also discusses the appropriate temporal context for studying the ... More


The First British Empire

P. J. Marshall

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

By 1929, the tradition that British Imperial history could be divided into phases, with an ‘old’ or ‘first’ Empire separate from what was to follow, was long established. It was a tradition that went ... More


Empire and Nation

Richard Holt

in Sport and the British: A Modern History

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852298
eISBN:
9780191670541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852298.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the special relationship between sport and imperialism in British history. It explains that sport played a major role in the transmission of imperial and national ideas from the ... More


Conclusion: Mill's History as a ‘Classic in the History of Philistinism’ 1

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book has argued that the emergence of utilitarianism and the conservative ideology which it attacked in the early 19th century was closely involved with the British imperial experience in India. ... More


Benjamin John Pimlott 1945–2004

Peter Hennessy

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264232
eISBN:
9780191734243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264232.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

Ben Pimlott's writings provided one of the most significant scholarly spinal cords of post-war contemporary British history from Attlee to Blair. The politics of the centre Left were central to his ... More


Introduction

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the emergence of utilitarianism as a political language in Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, focusing upon James Mill's The History of British India (1817). It ... More


Introduction

Ronald Hutton

in The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203926
eISBN:
9780191676048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to ‘clear the ground’ for all future work in the period of the Stuart Restoration. On the one hand, it seeks to provide a detailed ... More


Central Government ‘Interference’: Changing Conceptions, Practices, and Concerns, c. 1700–1850’

JOANNA INNES

in Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter has two main parts. The first offers a broad sketch of changes in the way that government was constructed and operated, and in the problems it was seen to pose, between the late 17th and ... More


‘It seemed another worlde to beholde’: Native Romance, History, and Book II of The Faerie Queene

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Book II of The Faerie Queene where Spenser's incorporation of native romance shifts from the question of salvation to the projected union of history and romance in relation to ... More


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