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Conclusion

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions. The idea that Crown-in-Parliament adequately represents the nation no longer holds true. The idea that the state stands for a homogeneous nation is ... More


The Law Becomes You

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the origins of the English nation in the laws and territories and language of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. It is concerned with the creation of the myth of an ancient and English ... More


Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Patrick Parrinder

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is ‘English’ about the English novel, and how has the idea of the English nation been shaped by the writers of fiction? How do the novel's profound differences from poetry and drama affect its ... More


Identity of England

Robert Colls

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The English are now in need of a new sense of home and belonging, and a re-assessment of who they are. This is a history of who they were, with present needs in mind. It begins by considering how the ... More


Introduction

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to discuss how the English have thought about themselves, and how others have thought about the English. It describes national ... More


The Making of Angelcynn: English Identity Before the Norman Conquest1

Sarah Foot (ed.)

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the role of Alfred the Great, king of the West-Saxons, in the forging of a national identity around the concept of a specifically “English” nation. It explains that Alfred's ... More


Locating Respectability

Michael Mason

in The Making of Victorian Sexuality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122470
eISBN:
9780191671425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122470.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian age commands an unpatrolled importance in the history and culture of the English nation. This chapter tries to locate the notion of respectability in the Victorian age in the context of ... More


A Perfectly Irresistible Change: The Transformation of East Coast Agriculture

Cindy Hahamovitch

in The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870-1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846391
eISBN:
9781469603964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899922_hahamovitch.6
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter argues that there is nothing particularly new about migrant labor in North America. The continent's earliest human inhabitants were nomadic hunters who crossed a land bridge from Siberia ... More


Conclusion: Wonders in the Deep

Chris Barrett

in Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816874
eISBN:
9780191858567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816874.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

While Chapters 1–3 examine early modern texts that take the work of spatial representation as an opportunity to consider the labor, dangers, and possibilities of representation, the Conclusion (which ... More


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