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The Victorian Eighteenth Century: An Intellectual History

B.W. Young

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199256228
eISBN:
9780191719660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Victorians were preoccupied by the 18th century. It was central to many 19th-century debates, particularly those concerning the place of history and religion in national life. This book explores ... More


Common Sense

Anna Wierzbicka

in Experience, Evidence, and Sense: The Hidden Cultural Legacy of English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368000
eISBN:
9780199867653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368000.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Common sense is one of the central values of Anglo culture reflected in the English language. This chapter begins by demonstrating the importance of this value for speakers of English by examining ... More


A Scottish Perspective

Craig Cairns

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter criticizes Keith Robbins' lecture on the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It argues that Robbins' request for correspondence and dialogue contradicts his previous statement that ... More


Names and Naming Patterns in England 1538–1700

Scott Smith-Bannister

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206637
eISBN:
9780191677250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206637.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This book contains the results of the first large-scale quantitative investigation of naming practices in early modern England. It traces the history of the fundamentally ... More


Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Jane E. Everson, Andrew Hiscock, and Stefano Jossa (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The volume assesses the changing impact on English culture over 500 years of Ariosto’s poem, the Orlando Furioso, first published in Italy in 1516, and subsequently in an expanded version in 1532. ... More


Henry Royston Loyn 1922–2000

Nicholas Brooks

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

Henry Loyn conveyed his enthusiasm for early medieval history and English culture to generations of Cardiff and London students. He had a wonderful gift for friendship and for bringing out the best ... More


The Ebb Tide of the English Empire, 1304–1343

R.R. Davies

in The First English Empire: Power and Identities in the British Isles 1093-1343

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257249
eISBN:
9780191698439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257249.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The surrender of the Scottish political leaders in the spring of 1304 marked the beginning of the final capitulation of the Scots. Edward I then directed that the records of English bureaucracy be ... More


Prisoners and the Parliamentary Constitution

Liora Lazarus

in Contrasting Prisoners' Rights: A Comparative Examination of England and Germany

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259830
eISBN:
9780191698644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259830.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter highlights two important features distinguishing Germany and England: the differing weights of fundamental rights within contemporary constitutional culture and the divergent conception ... More


English Policing and Contemporary Culture

Ian Loader and Aogán Mulcahy

in Policing and the Condition of England: Memory, Politics and Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299066
eISBN:
9780191685583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299066.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter offers an assessment of the current condition of English policing culture. This entails revisiting Raymond Williams' threefold typology of cultural forms — the dominant, the residual, ... More


Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Lawrence Danson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What were Oscar Wilde's intentions? They had always been suspect, from the time of Poems, when the charge was plagiarism, to his trials, when the charge was sodomy. In Intentions (1891), the book on ... More


Introduction

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to describe how Shakespeare came to occupy the centre of English literary culture between the restoration of ... More


Conclusion: Robinson Crusoe Sails on the European Market

Bethany Wiggin

in Novel Translations: The European Novel and the German Book, 1680-1730

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476808
eISBN:
9780801460074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476808.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter sketches how fashion again shook the borders of the literary field and dramatically changed the geography of the European novel. It captures that change at a still early ... More


Introduction

in Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the whole spectrum of available venues and genres in which political ideas were expressed and through which the English people received and contributed to their general ... More


The Importance of Being English: English Ethnic Culture in Montreal, c.1800–1864

Gillian I. Leitch

in Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318191
eISBN:
9781846317712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317712.007
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines English ethnic culture in Montreal during the period from 1800 to 1864, focusing not only on commemorations and ethnic festivals but also on sporting activities that helped ... More


“Such a servant is part of her Master’s estate”: Acculturation, Resistance, and the Making of a Hybrid Society

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the assimilation and rejection of English culture by Pequot Indian captives. The slaves who acculturated enough to understand the society and system in which they now had to ... More


Drama and Political Education

in Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter looks at history plays and tragedies. It pays attention to the changing link between English historical writing and the dramatic treatment of historical events. It specifically analyzes ... More


The Later Years: Vignettes from the End of Empire

Robert Stevens

in The Independence of the Judiciary: The View from the Lord Chancellor's Office

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262633
eISBN:
9780191682377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262633.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The English tradition of substantive formalism, for most of the twentieth century, had a pervasive influence, not only on English legal culture but the legal cultures of Commonwealth and Empire. ... More


News, Information and Political Controversy

in Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter concentrates on news and other forms of information and printed polemic with the aim of showing the extent to which the English were informed about personalities and events of political ... More


Being His Own Rabbit*: Geoffrey Gorer and English Culture

Peter Mandler

in Classes, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199579884
eISBN:
9780191804496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579884.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Geoffrey Gorer's much-cited work on English culture. Gorer presents a significant case-study because his work on the English, carried out mostly in the 1950s, centred ... More


Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Barbara J. Shapiro

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book surveys the channels through which political ideas and knowledge were conveyed to the English people from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I to the Revolution of 1688. It argues that ... More


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