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Communities of Style: Musical Figures of Black Diasporic Identity

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the song “Mbube” by Solomon Linda, a South African classic and milestone in the evolution of isicathamiya. “Mbube” has become the subject of many cover versions, most notably ... More


Scale and Scope: Coinage, Arbitrage, and Bimetallism

Marc Flandreau

in The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 6 documents the role of arbitrage networks on the operation of bimetallism. Focusing on the experience of the Rothschilds, its shows how bankers organized themselves in order to take ... More


The Language of the Mint

Hugh B. Urban

in Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The collection of “Mint Sayings” (Ṭyāṅkśālī) for which translations are presented in this chapter was compiled in 1902 by Manulāl Miśra, a Kartābhajā author who tried to systematize this ortherwise ... More


The Prosecutorial Origins of Defense Counsel

John H. Langbein

in The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287239
eISBN:
9780191718137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287239.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

In the 1730s, English judges began to depart from the rule against defense counsel in cases of felony, by allowing counsel to examine and cross-examine witnesses. This change in practice effectively ... More


Designing change: Coins and the creation of new national identities

Catherine Eagleton

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Designs on currency are often seen as markers of political change, with the change in images at independence seen as a visual representation of the new nation. However, most studies have explored ... More


The Path to Immortality

Nicholas Mee

in The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198831860
eISBN:
9780191869785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831860.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Newton’s theories of mechanics and gravity laid the foundations for the development of modern science. Newton is introduced through his activities at the Royal Mint. Newton’s ideas reigned supreme ... More


William Parkhurst

Peter Redford (ed.)

in The Burley Manuscript

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104489
eISBN:
9781526121127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104489.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Gives a biography, the first to appear in print, of the manuscripts compiler, who was born in 1581, and had an early association with the Earl of Essex, probably accompanying him on the ill-fated ... More


The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Robert E. Wright

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street—though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The ... More


Coinages

Timothy Alborn

in All That Glittered: Britain's Most Precious Metal from Adam Smith to the Gold Rush

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190603519
eISBN:
9780190603540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603519.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

“Coinages” emphasizes the irony that gold coins recurrently needed to be weighed by consumers despite bearing stamps that attested to their legal weight. As guineas (and then sovereigns, from 1817), ... More


Data Fusion: Combining Data to Produce Economic Value

Russell Walker

in From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199378326
eISBN:
9780199378340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378326.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, the concept of data fusion is developed and presented through a case study of Zillow. Data fusion involves the novel combination of data from various sources. Zillow provides a great ... More


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