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Civility and the Decline of Magic

ALAN MACFARLANE

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of the cosmological shift in early modern Europe on civility. This shift from a magical and religion-dominated ... More


Wavering in Delight: Time, Progress, and the Turn of the Century in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie

Myrto Drizou

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Drizou argues that Theodore Dreiser’s novel Sister Carrie (1900) questions the rationalization of modern progress by depicting the turn of the century as a moment that wavers between ... More


Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

David Womersley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The publication of the first volume of The Decline and Fall in 1776 immediately embroiled Gibbon in a dispute concerning his supposed irreligion. This book follows the implications and ramifications ... More


Revision and Religion

DAVID WOMERSLEY

in Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Gibbon revised the text of the two final chapters of the first volume of The Decline and Fall, which had chiefly aroused the indignation of the clerical establishment on two occasions: for the second ... More


‘Too deeply into the mud of the Arian controversy’: Gibbon and the Early Church Fathers

DAVID WOMERSLEY

in Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.003.003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Gibbon was aware that the historical terrain he was obliged to traverse for the second instalment of The Decline and Fall (1781) was rich in potential to offend those of orthodox religious beliefs. ... More


‘Enthusiasm and Imposture’: Gibbon and Mahomet

DAVID WOMERSLEY

in Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The third instalment of The Decline and Fall (1788) required Gibbon to narrate the rise, growth, and decline of Islam, a subject in which he had been interested since his early youth, and which had ... More


INTRODUCTION

DAVID WOMERSLEY

in Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and his Reputation, 1776-1815

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187332
eISBN:
9780191718861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187332.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the general subject of the book and illustrates Gibbon's evolving relationship with his reader by analysing changes in the footnotes to The Decline and Fall as it ... More


Managing space better: the problem of shrinking cities and economies

Josef W. Konvitz

in Cities and Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992903
eISBN:
9781526103970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992903.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Some cities and regions have untapped resources which should lift their growth and enhance their attractiveness. Detroit and Greece however are examples of places where the process of decline itself ... More


Edward Gibbon and the Shape of History

Charlotte Roberts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704836
eISBN:
9780191789458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Edward Gibbon’s presentation of character in both the History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and in his posthumously published Memoirs demonstrates a prevailing interest in the values of ... More


Consumer Engineering: Challenges and Legacies

Jan L. Logemann

in Engineered to Sell: European Émigrés and the Making of Consumer Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226660011
eISBN:
9780226660295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660295.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the 1970s, advertising and marketing efforts to engineer continuous growth in material consumption, in particular, became the focus of attacks on the postwar brand of consumer capitalism advanced ... More


The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia: From the End of Late Antiquity until the Coming of the Turks

Philipp Niewohner (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190610463
eISBN:
9780190610487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610463.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

Anatolia was the only major part of the Roman Empire that did not fall in late antiquity, but remained continuously under Roman rule through the eleventh century. Anatolia can, therefore, show the ... More


After the Fall: The New Millennium

Yiu-Wai Chu

in Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the new millennium, the passing away of Cantopop superstars Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui, and lyrics masters James Wong and Richard Lam, seemed to symbolise the end of the glorious era of Cantopop. ... More


The Science of Man: Anthropological Speculation and Stadial Theory in Hyperion

Porscha Fermanis

in John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637805
eISBN:
9780748652181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637805.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Hyperion. In The History of America, William Robertson describes the effect on the colonies of a sophisticated but exploitative European government. Hyperion certainly has an ... More


‘Ruth Davidson’s Conservatives’, 2011–19

David Torrance

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides a narrative account of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party between 2011-19, during which it was led by Ruth Davidson. Drawing on academic articles, contemporary media ... More


Tory Revival in Scotland? Recent Evidence, Future Prospects

Mark Diffley

in Ruth Davidson's Conservatives: The Scottish Tory Party, 2011-19

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455626
eISBN:
9781474491181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455626.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This statistical chapter by the respected pollster Mark Diffley analyses the Scottish Conservative Party’s electoral performance since 2010 and establishes whether the independence referendum (or ... More


The voyage east: The beginning of Anglo-Portuguese relations in the East Indies

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The wealth of Macau was initially linked to trade with Japan. The Portuguese reached Japan in 1543 and the route between Macau and Nagasaki became permanent in 1571. However, the arrival of the Dutch ... More


British Diplomacy and Changing Views of Chinese Governmental Capability across the Sino-Japanese War, 1937–1945

Rana Mitter

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mitter traces an important change in UK Foreign Office attitudes during WWII. If before the war the British official mind was contemptuous of China, by the end of the war British Foreign Officials ... More


Catholic Segregationist Thought in the South

Mark Newman

in Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818867
eISBN:
9781496818904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818867.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Only a minority of southern white Catholics declared God’s approval for segregation and cited biblical verses in supposed justification, but many Catholic segregationists criticized the Church for ... More


After the Lion

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the decline of the M-G-M studios, and Walters release in 1964 after twenty-two years under contract. The role of the independent director is explored, as is Walters’ work at ... More


On the Arab Decline

in Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the decline of Arab culture. The spread of puritanical Wahhabi values beyond Saudi Arabia can be blamed in part for today's cultural and social stagnation. Local vernacular ... More


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