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Artemisia of Minorca: Gender and the Conversion of the Jews in the Fifth Century

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

In this chapter, Kraemer examines an account not considered in her earlier work: the Letter of Severus of Minorca on the Conversion of the Jews, which narrates the conversion of the entire Jewish ... More


Privateering in the American War

Peter Earle

in The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381731
eISBN:
9781781382301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Most of the Earle family invested in privateers and “marks” (letter of marque ships) in wartime and never more so than in the American War of Independence. This chapter uses the prize records (kept ... More


Real and Pretended Subjects: Mediating Subjecthood in the Mediterranean

Hannah Weiss Muller

in Subjects and Sovereign: Bonds of Belonging in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190465810
eISBN:
9780190465841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465810.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 3 focuses on the geopolitically strategic Mediterranean colonies of Gibraltar and Minorca. After its capture by France seven years earlier, Minorca reverted to being a British colony in 1763. ... More


Monopoly versus the Market: Urgency and Flexibility

Rafael Torres Sánchez

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784111
eISBN:
9780191826702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784111.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

The previous chapter addressed the state’s reaction capacity as specific supply problems occurred, such as a battle calling for mass movements of men and supplies. This chapter examines the ... More


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