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The Stack to Come

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Stack architectures are designed to be remade. Each modular layer can contain any technology able to communicate with the layer above and below it. This chapter examines not the Stack-we-have but the ... More


. Commerce, Stages and the Natural History of Society

Christopher J. Berry

in The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748645329
eISBN:
9780748693788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645329.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that one of the best known ideas in the thought of the Scottish Enlightenment, namely, their notion of the four-stages (hunting, herding, farming, commerce) is best interpreted as ... More


The Stories Upon Which We Agree

Chris Bishop

in Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496808509
eISBN:
9781496808547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808509.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter consists of an extended meditation upon the nature and historical expression of medievalism and the historiographical links between medievalism and feudalism, a term more commonly ... More


‘Things as they are’: William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft and the perils of the present

Jonathan Dent

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095979
eISBN:
9781526115195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095979.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how, in Caleb Williams (1794), Godwin brings the Gothic to bear on the eighteenth century. It considers the novel as a manifestation of his radical views outlined in Political ... More


The ‘fetters of feudalism’

Kriston R. Rennie

in Freedom and protection: Monastic exemption in France, c. 590-c. 1100

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127723
eISBN:
9781526138736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127723.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The institutional practice of exemption did not operate outside existing ecclesiastical and political structures. It required the willing participation of lay and ecclesiastical magnates, whose ... More


Private, Public, Personal: Americans and the Land

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

I Sat down the other night to do something I had not done in a long time: read the United States Constitution. Though a short document, only some twelve or thirteen double-columned pages in most ... More


Jurisdiction as Property in England, 900–1100

Tom Lambert

in Legalism: Property and Ownership

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198813415
eISBN:
9780191851704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813415.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Lordship over land throughout the medieval period involved a bundle of rights that characteristically encompassed both the economic (e.g. rights to rents and other recurring dues from the resident ... More


‘What you need is a liege lord’: Futuristic Feudalism in The Warrior’s Apprentice

Sarah Lindsay

in Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621730
eISBN:
9781800341296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621730.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at Lois McMaster Bujold’s use of medievalism, specifically at how Bujold uses feudalism in her Vorkosigan science fiction novel The Warrior’s Apprentice as a bridge between past ... More


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