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The Cambridge School’s “Guicciardinian Moments” Revisited

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the most influential contemporary approach to the study of classical and early-modern republicanism and Niccolò Machiavelli's supposed place within that tradition—the ... More


Vulgarity and Virtuosity: Machiavelli’s Elusive “Effectual Truth”

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the crucial themes within Machiavelli's three major political writings: The Prince, the Discourses and the Florentine Histories. It challenges what ... More


Introduction

Douglas M. Peers and Nandini Gooptu

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter identifies and reviews a number of the major themes in modern South Asian historiography which are further explored by chapters in this collection, highlighting the contributions made by ... More


Subalterns in the Academy: The Hegemony of History

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter discusses the emergence of subaltern history and offers an interpretive history and critique of the subaltern school of historians in India. It offers some clues about how the ... More


Contextualism and Criticism in the History of Ideas

Peter E. Gordon

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

It is a common assumption that the highest purpose of intellectual history is the consideration of ideas in context. But contextualism frequently implies a host of further epistemological and ... More


‘Frend of Jesus, friend of the Devil’: William Frend (1757–1841)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Frend (1757–1841) was a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, notable for intellectual brilliance and Christian good works. An early participant in the Sunday School movement, he prepared ... More


Introduction: History in the Ascendant Mode

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book explores the politics underlying the rise of history to prominence in modern India. It offers an account of the nationalist obsession with history in nineteenth-century India, examines the ... More


The Philosophy of Common Sense 1

Henry Sidgwick

in Essays on Ethics and Method

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250234
eISBN:
9780191598432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250231.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, Sidgwick analyses the position of Thomas Reid, who appeals to Common Sense (as the source and warrant of certain primary data of knowledge) to argue that the mere ridiculousness of ... More


The Return of the History of Ideas?

Darrin M. McMahon

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This article examines the demise and discredit of the “history of ideas,” as advocated originally by Arthur Lovejoy, seeking to explain how it fell out of favor as a disciplinary and methodological ... More


The First Phase (1885–1907): From the Founding of the Congress to the Extremist–Moderate Split

Amales Tripathi

in Indian National Congress and the Struggle for Freedom: 1885-1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198090557
eISBN:
9780199082919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090557.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

According to Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay, a Bengali novelist, India showed a sense of nationhood only twice before it was colonized by Britain: first under the Marathas and then under the Sikhs. ... More


On Conceptual History

Jan-Werner Müller

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

The chapter briefly tells the story of how conceptual history emerged in postwar Germany as well as recent attempts to “export” conceptual history to Europe more broadly and even globally. The ... More


Pompeii and the Cambridge Latin Course

Shelley Hales and Joanna Paul

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Cambridge Latin Course (CLC) was devised in 1971 by the Cambridge School Classics Project. The Project investigated innovation in the teaching of Latin, which had previously been dominated by ... More


Chorus, Song, and Anthropology

Ian Rutherford

in Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In ‘Chorus, Song, and Anthropology’, Ian Rutherford presents an overview of the relationship between anthropological writings about dance and the use made of these by classicists.  The chapter has ... More


Introduction

C.W. Anderson

in Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190492335
eISBN:
9780190492373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492335.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the major arguments of the work, a breakdown of each of the following chapters, some reflections on methodology, and a few thoughts on how the concerns of the ... More


Introduction: The Fall of the Roman Republic and the Rise of Constitutional Thought

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the history of Western political thought, the Roman Republic, not any of the Greek poleis, has been the fruitful object of study when it came to thinking about constitutional government. The ... More


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