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Politics, Humanism, History

George Buchanan

in The True Law of Kingship: Concepts of Monarchy in Early-Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203841
eISBN:
9780191676017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203841.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Different ways of envisaging and enforcing the limitations of royal power were asserted and denied in the strenuous controversy provoked by the deposition of Mary Queen of Scots. This chapter is ... More


The King’s Brave Warrior: The Making of George Eglisham, c. 1585–1620

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details events in the life of George Eglisham from 1585–1620. Eglisham was born some time around 1585, probably in Hamilton about thirty-five miles southwest of Edinburgh. His name ... More


Sex and Death, or, the Death of Sex: The Fate of Jephthah's Daughter *

Deborah W. Rooke

in Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jephtha, Handel's last oratorio, tells the story of an Israelite leader who because of a vow to God finds himself having to sacrifice his own daughter as a burnt offering. Its ... More


Scottish Political Thought and James VI and I

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the contribution of three Scottish thinkers: John Knox, George Buchanan, and John Goodman. All three of these defenders of a right of resistance by subjects were at least as ... More


Introduction

Alan Montgomery

in Classical Caledonia: Roman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445641
eISBN:
9781474491266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445641.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Introduction summarises the origins of Scotland’s patriotic historiography, highlighting the importance of medieval chronicles and the Renaissance histories of Hector Boece and George Buchanan in ... More


The Construction of Humanism

Floris Verhaart

in Classical Learning in Britain, France, and the Dutch Republic, 1690-1750: Beyond the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198861690
eISBN:
9780191893643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861690.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter starts with a very concise discussion of how the different approaches to classical literature debated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries can be traced back to the ancient world ... More


The Temple and the Antonia

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642021
eISBN:
9780191738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642021.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Even after the destruction of the Jewish temple by the Romans in ad 70, the memory survived. The location on the east side of the Old City of Jerusalem was known to the Byzantines, to Islam, to the ... More


The Covenanted Commonwealth: History, People, and Nation

Laura A. M. Stewart

in Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718444
eISBN:
9780191787720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718444.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

The constitutional crisis of 1639–41 was caused less by the removal of bishops from the church than by the prohibition on all kirkmen exercising civil powers. The result was acceptance of the ... More


World

Roland Greene

in Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226000633
eISBN:
9780226000770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000770.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter takes on the changes in semantics of the word “world.” In the 1550s, Scottish polymath George Buchanan composed the poem “In colonias brasilienes” as a means of attacking the Portuguese ... More


Agency

Robert Appelbaum

in Terrorism Before the Letter: Mythography and Political Violence in England, Scotland, and France 1559–1642

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198745761
eISBN:
9780191808197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745761.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The key agency of terrorism before the letter, apart from the implements and gestures of violence, is the communicative, symbolic power attributed to it. But the agency is therefore indeterminate. ... More


Tomorrow's Ancestors: Nationalism, Identity and History*

David McCrone

in Scottish History: The Power of the Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614196
eISBN:
9780748653317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter provides a sociologist's perspective on the endless dialogue between the past and the present. The central theme is: getting history right or wrong takes second place to the power, the ... More


Laws, Liberties, and the Will of the People

Sarah Mortimer

in Reformation, Resistance, and Reason of State (1517-1625)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780199674886
eISBN:
9780191937392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674886.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

From the 1560s, tensions between Protestant and Catholics escalated and this was accompanied by a wave of writing on political and religious ideas, especially in France and the Netherlands. There was ... More


Introduction: “The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry”

J. Blake Couey

in Reading the Poetry of First Isaiah: The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198743552
eISBN:
9780191803185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743552.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Because form and meaning are inseparable in poetry, interpreters of First Isaiah should attend to matters of poetic style in these texts. Commentaries on Isaiah by Robert Lowth (1778) and George ... More


John Dennis, John Locke, and the Sublimation of Revolt: Samson Agonistes after the Glorious Revolution

Catherine Gimelli Martin

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter questions why John Dennis, the first literary critic to associate Milton with the poetic sublime, refuses to apply this term to Samson Agonistes or even publicly to discuss the drama. ... More


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