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Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Con Coroneos

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Recent literary and cultural criticism has taken a spatial turn. This book locates this development within the opposition between a space of things and a space of words, tracing various aspects of ... More


Traditional Rural Episcopalianism: The North‐East

Rowan Strong

in Episcopalianism in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Religious Responses to a Modernizing Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249220
eISBN:
9780191600760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249229.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Looks at the maintenance of a distinctive Episcopalian culture in rural Scotland by examining the religious cultures of Episcopalian crofters, farmers, and fisherfolk in Buchan and Aberdeenshire. It ... More


Early Historical Responses to the Great War: Fortescue, Conan Doyle, and Buchan *

Keith Grieves

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter explores the problems encountered by amateur historians John Fortescue, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and John Buchan in writing general histories of World War I before an official model was ... More


The High-Kilted Muse: Peter Buchan and His Secret Songs of Silence

Murray Shoolbraid (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734171
eISBN:
9781621034094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734171.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1832 the Scottish ballad collector Peter Buchan of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, presented an anthology of risqué and convivial songs and ballads to a Highland laird. When Professor Francis James ... More


The romance of the veld

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the connections between South Africa and England, looking particularly to the experience of the South African War of 1899-1902. It looks at the ways in which the War was ... More


Scottish Literature and the British Empire

Angela Smith

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter opens with a discussion of attitudes to migrant experience, contrasting the achievement of Lachlan Macquarie in Australia with the inflexibility of John Wedderburn in Jamaica and ... More


A King in Search of his Throne

G.W.S. Barrow

in Robert Bruce: And the Community of the Realm of Scotland

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620227
eISBN:
9780748672189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620227.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Precise evidence for where Bruce spent the winter 1306-7 is lacking, but the likeliest hypothesis is that he stayed in Northern Ireland and the southern Hebrides. Early in 1307, aware that Edward I ... More


Myths and Fictions

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Locating cultural studies of religion in the history of imperial relations between Great Britain and South Africa, with special attention to the interchanges between the theorist Andrew Lang and the ... More


John Buchan and Wilson Harris: Myth and Counter-Myth, Exploration and Empire

David Punter

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses John Buchan's Prester John and Wilson Harris' The Palace of the Peacock. Among the themes, it touches on definitions of heroism; accounts of the journey; approaches to the ... More


Imperial citizenship

Daniel Gorman

in Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075292
eISBN:
9781781700730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075292.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about imperial citizenship in the British Empire. This volume examines how imperial ideologues used the language of imperial citizenship as ... More


John Buchan, romantic imperialism, and the question of who belongs

Daniel Gorman

in Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075292
eISBN:
9781781700730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075292.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the views of John Buchan, Governor-General of Canada from 1935 to 1940, concerning imperial citizenship. Buchan's imperial outlook was that of a progressive conservative with a ... More


[5] the Heyday of Scottish Enlightenment Publishing

in The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the heyday of publishing in the Scottish Enlightenment. Aside from a number of new books that William Strahan merely printed for Thomas Cadell, as he had formerly printed books ... More


Secret Songs of Silence: The text

Murray Shoolbraid and Ed Cray

in The High-Kilted Muse: Peter Buchan and His Secret Songs of Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734171
eISBN:
9781621034094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734171.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This section of the book presents Peter Buchan’s manuscript, Secret Songs of Silence. The manuscript is a thin folio volume of 181 pages, preceded by 10 unnumbered pages consisting of a letter to ... More


Regions of Adventure

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Wilderness and the moving frontier constituted an environment of heroics, anarchy and lawlessness, and these in turn became the ingredients for many different kinds of adventure narratives. Among ... More


Department of War and External Affairs: The Anglo-Boer War and Imperialism

Jonathan Wild

in Literature of the 1900s: The Great Edwardian Emporium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748635061
eISBN:
9781474419536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635061.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the response of writers to the 1899–1902 Boer War (or the Anglo-Boer War, as it is now more commonly known) in particular, looking at the work that emerged during the time of ... More


The Academic Normalization of International Relations at Oxford, 1920–2012: Structures Transcended*

Martin Ceadel

in Forging a Discipline: A Critical Assessment of Oxford's Development of the Study of Politics and International Relations in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199682218
eISBN:
9780191762741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682218.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter traces the occasionally faltering rise of International Relations (IR) at Oxford, from its origins as a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) option taught by non-specialists, to its ... More


‘I shall snuffle about and make relations’: Nicolai Rubinstein, the Historian of Renaissance Florence, in Oxford during the War

Kate Lowe

in Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University, 1930-1945

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199687558
eISBN:
9780191827266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687558.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter uses unpublished archival material to analyse the significance of the Oxford years in the cultural and intellectual formation of a refugee historian. Probably the most important ... More


‘Con beffarda irriverenza’: Graves’s Augustus in Mussolini’s Italy

Jonathan Perry

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

When Graves’s Claudius books appeared in Italian-language editions in 1936 the timing seemed fortuitous, given the preparations for a multifaceted Fascist commemoration of Augustus’s 2000th birthday ... More


Medical Men, Negligent Mothers, and Malleable Children

Mary Hatfield

in Growing Up in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: A Cultural History of Middle-Class Childhood and Gender

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198843429
eISBN:
9780191879265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843429.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers the medicalization of childhood from the late eighteenth century into the 1840s. What we might now term a ‘biological’ definition of childhood is seen first in late ... More


Connubial Fidelity and The Vicar of Wakefield

Charles Officer and Jake Page

in A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837809
eISBN:
9780190267872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837809.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the series of naval expeditions to the Arctic that took place in the early nineteenth century sent by John Barrow, the British navy's internal operations, and founder of the ... More


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