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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


The Artist-Philosopher: Reynolds in Britain

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 2, much like Chapter 1, traces the first several decades of an eighteenth-century life, dwelling on what childhood can reveal about a whole society; when lives might be said to begin in a ... More


The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Carl J. Griffin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635
Subject:
History, Social History

In the age of Malthus and the workhouse when the threat of famine and absolute biological want had supposedly been lifted from the peoples of England, hunger remained a potent political force – and ... More


The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Kate Fullagar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Today, the portrait of the Pacific Islander, Mai, painted by Joshua Reynolds is world-renowned as a symbol of empire and of the eighteenth century. But Reynolds painted other visitors from the New ... 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


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


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


A Pacific Celebrity and the Portrait That Worked

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 7 picks up Mai’s story after his arrival in Britain and marries it with Reynolds’s story through the momentous years of 1774 to 1776. First, we focus on Mai. The First Admiral, Lord Sandwich, ... 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


The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow

Craig Lamont

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474443272
eISBN:
9781474496476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443272.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book provides a long overdue reading of Scotland’s largest city as it was during the long eighteenth century. These formative years of Enlightenment, caught between the tumultuous ages of the ... 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


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


A Cherokee Envoy and the Portrait That Failed

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The focus of this chapter alternates throughout from Ostenaco and his travels to the centre of London, to Reynolds’s endeavour to paint his portrait, back to Ostenaco, back to Reynolds, and then ... 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


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


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


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


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


Robert Burns and the Scottish Bawdy Politic

Hamish Mathison

in Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474408196
eISBN:
9781474434508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408196.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Oft-times, Lowland Scots wrote of death in the eighteenth century without engaging in what we now call ‘Scottish Gothic’. Witness Robert Blair, above, Edinburgh-born, as he brings the adverb ... More


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