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Hutton and Butler: Lifting the Lid on the Workings of Power

W. G. Runciman (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263297
eISBN:
9780191734519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263297.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

These chapters offer penetrating insights into the events and controversies that have dominated the news agenda for the last two years. Never has the path to a British war been mapped so fully and ... More


John Locke and America: The Defence of English Colonialism

Barbara Arneil

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279679
eISBN:
9780191684296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279679.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book considers the context of the colonial policies of Britain, John Locke's contribution to them, and the importance of these ideas in his theory of property. It also reconsiders the debate ... More


History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805–2005

Holger Hoock (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264065
eISBN:
9780191734496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This volume explores the commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Lord Nelson's death over the past two centuries. It includes the celebrations of 2005, which saw hundreds of official, ... More


1886

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the unravelling of the Union between 1800 and 1886. The UK of Great Britain and Ireland was created in 1800, and the Union flag then took on its modern design, with crosses to ... More


Conclusion

S. P. Mackenzie

in Politics and Military Morale: Current Affairs and Citizenship Education in the British Army 1914-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202448
eISBN:
9780191675362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202448.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Current-affairs and citizenship education in the Army did not overall produce the dramatic results forecast either by its more enthusiastic proponents or by its more ardent foes. It was the ... More


Gersonides

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with a synopsis of Gersonides’ views on providence in his systematic work for the purpose of getting acquainted with the basic philosophical concepts that underlie his commentary ... More


Maryland: “A Fine Poor Man's Country”

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1634, the colony of St. Mary’s City was founded by Lord Baltimore. Jesuits accompanied the colonists in hopes of evangelizing the Indians. Their efforts were partly successful. Because of ... More


 Pastoral Care from Cradle to Grave

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and Their Message in Basel, 1529-1629

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305760
eISBN:
9780199784912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305760.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The pastor’s pedagogical role dominated in all aspects of Reformed pastoral care: administering the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, visiting the sick, and preaching at funerals. Basel ... More


The European Union and Other Supranational Entanglements

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

EU membership and parliamentary sovereignty. The Schuman Plan and supranationalism. The United Kingdom's early attempts to join. The 1972 debates. The 1975 referendum. The Single European Act and its ... More


We the People

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Summary of previous discussion. Can Diceyanism be revived without Dicey? The case for Parliamentary sovereignty—but that must entail an elected Parliament. The case for counter‐majoritarianism. ... More


The Internationalization of Trusteeship

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Examines the internationalization of trusteeship as it arose in the context of British colonial administration in Africa, the Berlin and Brussels Conferences, and the experience of the Congo Free ... More


A Great War Coming: April 1775–June 1775

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains how in Charles Town, as in Williamsburg and Boston, the issue of gunpowder and who possessed it became absolutely critical. What would happen if black slaves were to get their ... More


Under the Color of Law: July 1775–August 1775

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter closely examines the dramatic moments leading up to Jeremiah's trial, hanging, and public incineration by Charles Town patriots. The chapter argues that the pilot became embroiled in a ... More


Charles Town Harbor: September 1775–October 1775

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates what Charles Town was like in the wake of Jeremiah's execution. Lord Campbell, fearing for his life, was forced to abandon his post and abscond to a dilapidated sloop in the ... More


The Greatest Hope and the Deepest Fear: December 1775–January 1776

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows the impact of Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore's proclamation on South Carolina. The chapter illustrates how Lord Campbell came to be seen as a deliverer by Afro‐Carolinians. By ... More


Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy

Raymond Flood

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on Lord Kelvin's collaboration with Peter Guthrie Tait. Probably the most influential legacy of their collaboration on ‘heavy mathematical work’ was the production in 1867 of The ... More


Kelvin on Atoms and Molecules

Elizabeth Garber

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on Lord Kelvin's works on atoms and molecules. He published his first paper on the subject in 1861 and his last in 1907. His first foray into atoms and molecules was to estimate ... More


Kelvin and the Development of Science in Meiji Japan

Colin Latimer

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The modern era in Japan is normally considered as beginning in 1868 when the feudal age, or Edo era, finally ended. The Emperor Meiji declared the restoration of Imperial rule in January 1868 (the ... More


Kelvin, Maxwell, Einstein and the Ether: Who was Right about What?

C. W. Francis Everitt

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0014
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Ether theory (according to the myth) requires that as the Earth moves through space, the measured velocity of light parallel and perpendicular to its motion will vary. Two American physicists, A. A. ... More


Kelvin and Statistical Mechanics

Oliver Penrose

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Kelvin played a big part in the development of statistical mechanics, both for equilibrium and non-equilibrium. This chapter reviews these developments, taking a particular interest in Kelvin's own ... More


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