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States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political

David Bates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158053
eISBN:
9780231528665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158053.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We fear that the growing threat of violent attack has upset the balance between existential concepts of political power, which emphasize security, and traditional notions of constitutional limits ... More


Ancient Greek Ideas on Speech, Language, and Civilization

Deborah Levine Gera

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256167
eISBN:
9780191719578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256167.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The source and nature of earliest speech and civilization are puzzles which have intrigued people for many centuries. This study explores ancient Greek views on the source and nature of the world’s ... More


Pagan Challenge, Christian Response: Emperor Julian and Gregory of Nazianzus as Paradigms of Interreligious Discourse

Susanna Elm

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter re-evaluates perceived boundaries between Christian and pagan culture in late antiquity. It traces a prolonged struggle by members of a relatively homogeneous elite—consisting of ... More


A Matter of Honor and a Test of Virtue: Riots, Boycotts, and Resistance during the Coming of the Revolution

Craig Bruce Smith

in American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces the period from the end of the French and Indian War to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It analyzes the formation of a communal sense of self before and during the ... More


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