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Discoveries and Rediscoveries

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter complicates the received notion of the Magna Graecia's modern discovery during the 'Hellenic turn’ of eighteenth-century Europe. The historical geography of Leandro Alberti and others ... More


Derrida's ‘Eighteenth Century’

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639854
eISBN:
9780748652105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the concept of ‘scare-quotes’. It studies the function of ‘scare-quotes’ for suspending a potentially problematic term or concept. It then looks at Derrida's use of words that ... More


Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Alistair Mutch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Presbyterianism has shaped Scotland and its impact on the world. Behind its beliefs lie some distinctive practices of governance which endure even when belief fades. These practices place a ... More


Islam without Europe: Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Ahmad S. Dallal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641409
eISBN:
9781469640365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641409.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Replete with a cast of giants in Islamic thought and philosophy, Ahmad S. Dallal’s pathbreaking intellectual history of the eighteenth-century Muslim world challenges stale views of this period as ... More


Introduction

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Introduction delivers both a general background to the intellectual context in Britain and France during the period from the 1660 to 1730s, and outlines Ramsay’s place in that context. Ramsay’s ... More


A policy process approach to the poor laws

Samantha A. Shave

in Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a detailed thematic analysis of the historiographical shifts in the study of the poor laws. It starts with an examination of how an emphasis by historians on the lives and ... More


Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Matthew Ingleby and Matthew P. M. Kerr (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century examines the importance of the coastline in the nineteenth-century British imagination. The years between the naval blockade of 1775, which began the ... More


Typing Feeling: Sympathy, Sensibility, and Sentimentality

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces distinctions between three dynamics of feeling found in eighteenth-century literature and culture. “Sentimentality” emphasizes sameness and accord between parties. It can be ... More


Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ... More


Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels and Representations of the Past, From Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Jonathan Dent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095979
eISBN:
9781526115195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095979.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘This is a dark story…’ Clara Reeve, The Old English Baron (1778) Sinister Histories is the first book to offer a detailed exploration of the Gothic’s response to Enlightenment historiography. It ... More


The Society of Prisoners: Anglo-French Wars and Incarceration in the Eighteenth Century

Renaud Morieux

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198723585
eISBN:
9780191790379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723585.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

War captivity is an ideal observatory to address three interrelated questions. First, I argue that in order to understand what a prisoner of war was in the eighteenth century, from a legal viewpoint, ... More


Towards a Genealogy of Sentimentalism in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Charles Burnetts

in Improving Passions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698196
eISBN:
9781474434881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698196.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter One charts a genealogy of the sentimental mode, from the sentimental literary cultures of 18th century Europe through to the widespread success of popular melodrama in Europe and America. It ... More


Sources for the Maritime History of Greece (Fifteenth to Seventeenth Century)

Gerassimos D. Pagratis

in New Directions in Mediterranean Maritime History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973007381
eISBN:
9781786944665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007381.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter assesses the relatively unexplored sources concerning Greek commercial shipping prior to the mid-eighteenth century, in attempt to bridge the gap in information and data concerning Greek ... More


Setting the Table: Ceramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucía and La Florida

Kathryn L. Ness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400042
eISBN:
9781683400271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400042.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Setting the Table: Ceramics, Dining, and Cultural Exchange in Andalucía and La Florida explores issues of cultural exchange and identity among eighteenth-century Spaniards and Spanish Americans via ... More


Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Lorri G. Nandrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Misfit Forms re-interprets a series of choices that shaped the development of the British novel. Histories of the novel often situate the early nineteenth century as a culminating moment in the ... More


Reading Clocks, Alaturka

Avner Wishnitzer

in Reading Clocks, Alla Turca: Time and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226257723
eISBN:
9780226257860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257860.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter One explores eighteenth century Ottoman calendars, hour systems, and time-related practices, and demonstrates how they combined to form a rather comprehensive ‘temporal culture’ that retained ... More


The Eighteenth Century: Jews and Copernicus in the Newtonian Era

Jeremy Brown

in New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199754793
eISBN:
9780199345083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754793.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

By 1700 the Newtonian model, which included the heliocentric solar system, was being taught at Yale and Oxford, although Copernicanism was much slower to gain acceptance elsewhere. There was still ... More


Gilbert’s Act: workhouses for the vulnerable

Samantha A. Shave

in Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the first of two chapters which examine poor law ‘enabling acts’. This chapter considers the importance of Thomas Gilbert’s Act, passed in 1782. Gilbert’s Act was passed with the intention ... More


Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Samantha A. Shave

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Pauper Policies examines how policies under both old and New Poor Laws were conceived, adopted, implemented, developed or abandoned. The author engages with recent literature on the experience and ... More


History, including changes in progress

Karen P. Corrigan

in Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Although universal and language-internal processes have operated to create the structural features Northern Irish English described elsewhere in the book, they were also generated by a combination of ... More


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