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Atrocity in Arcadia: Wounds, Women, and the Face of Trauma in

Patricia A. Cahill

in Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212057
eISBN:
9780191705830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212057.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter turns from abstraction to the matter of fleshly bodies and traumatic representation. It shows how, long before 19th‐century discourses of shellshock, the Elizabethan theater represented ... More


Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Samuel England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425223
eISBN:
9781474438544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425223.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition shows how the interactive, confrontational practice of courtly arts helped shape imperial thought in the Middle Ages. Its analysis covers Classical ... More


The Adventure

Giorgio Agamben

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book charts a journey that ranges from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the ... More


Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Fiona Price

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Walter Scott is often regarded as the first historical novelist. Reinventing Liberty challenges this view by returning us to the rich range of historical novels written in the late ... More


The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

David Crouch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This is a book about the medieval obsession with defining and practising superior conduct and the social consequences that followed from it. It is also a book about how historians since the ... More


Saladino Rinato: Spanish and Italian Courtly Fictions of Crusade

Samuel England

in Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425223
eISBN:
9781474438544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425223.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Completes the historical arc of the book, exploring the last generations of medieval writers, ushering in the Renaissance. Juan Manuel, Dante Alighieri, and Giovanni Boccaccio, created a new identity ... More


Introduction

Adrian R. Bell, Anne Curry, Andy King, and David Simpkin

in The Soldier in Later Medieval England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680825
eISBN:
9780191761003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680825.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Military History

We look at Chaucer’s knight and his retinue of squire and yeoman (archer). How do the descriptions in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales help us understand the military service of the soldiers we ... More


Doubting Transformable Race: Equiano, Brackenridge, and the Textuality of Natural History

Katy L. Chiles

in Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 discusses how Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative and Hugh Henry Brackenridge’s Modern Chivalry question the limits of what some saw as the beneficial aspects of transformable race and ... More


Tennyson’s nationalism: epic and lyric in Idylls of the King

Jeff Rosen

in Julia Margaret Cameron's 'fancy subjects': Photographic allegories of Victorian identity and empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993177
eISBN:
9781526109811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993177.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

With Tennyson’s encouragement, Cameron illustrated the poet’s Idylls of the King in two volumes. The publication reimagined the poem: For each subject that she selected, Cameron juxtaposed her ... More


‘Those true sons of Mars’: chivalry, cowardice and the power of satire

Alison Morgan

in Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the longest section in the book and comprises seventeen poems, many of which use satire not only to delight a sympathetic readership but also as a way of demonstrating defiance and voicing ... More


The Labours of History

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Two examines how the evocation of sympathy in the historical novel generates both radical and reformist historical fictions. The interrogation of chivalric sentiment, which begins with Sophia ... More


Conserving Histories: Chivalry, Science and Liberty

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Four explores how, in the years leading up to the publication of Waverley, historical novelists recuperate the radical and reformist readings of history that had emerged during the ... More


Courtesy and Chivalry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Greg Walker

in Reading Literature Historically: Drama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748681013
eISBN:
9780748684434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681013.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter four considers the celebrated opening fitt of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, suggesting how its rich depiction of conduct at King Arthur’s court serves to exemplify and interrogate ... More


The Noble Knight

David Crouch

in The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The knight was included within the origin myth of Nobility by 1210, which was an elevation that depended on defining knights by the hypermoral expectations of their Nobility of Mind. The knight had ... More


The Chivalric Virus

David Crouch

in The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The final chapter and conclusion of the book validates the Enlightenment idea of chivalric knighthood—a shared explanation of superior behaviour which emerged into the full consciousness of medieval ... More


‘That Saucy Paradox’: The Politics of Duelling in Early Modern England

K.J. Kesselring

in Making Murder Public: Homicide in Early Modern England, 1480-1680

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198835622
eISBN:
9780191873195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835622.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 4 looks at the duel as envisioned when it first appeared in late sixteenth-century England. Seen as an inherently private, unauthorized quest for revenge fought by elite men, the duel ... More


Conduct, Habitus and Practice

David Crouch

in The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

In this chapter the context in social history is set out, with a particular consideration of the value of the insights of Pierre Bourdieu and how they might be applied to change in medieval society. ... More


The Courtly Habitus

David Crouch

in The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

Courtly society acted most powerfully as a habitus in stigmatizing those who lacked the cultural capital acquired in the upbringing and education it offered in the hall. This was widespread across ... More


‘Fairer to the Ladies’ and of Benefit to the Nation: Abdullah Quilliam on Reforming British Society by Islamising Gender Relationships

Diane Robinson-Dunn

in Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190688349
eISBN:
9780190848477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688349.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

By examining his writings, speeches, poetry and actions, as well as those of his contemporaries involved with the Liverpool Muslim community, this chapter explores Abdullah Quilliam’s relationship ... More


Trends and Patterns in the US Novel, 1800–1820

Ed White

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines trends and patterns in the American novel during the period 1800–1820. Citing Hugh Henry Brackenridge’s Modern Chivalry (1792–1815) and its commitment to democracy, the chapter ... More


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