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White Women and Moorish Fancy in Eighteenth‐Century Literature

Khalid Bekkaoui

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter draws parallels between the English nation's fascination with The Arabian Nights and the rise of particular generic paradigms. Taking examples from Penelope Aubin and other 18th-century ... More


Martial Festivals and the Chivalrous Imaginary

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on martial festivals. Mock warfare had a long history in Spain, and while it shared many characteristics with other European traditions, certain aspects of these martial ... More


Court Reporting

Adrian Bingham

in Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates how newspapers reported the sexual transgressions that featured in court cases. The News of the World perfected this genre with a commercially successful balance of ... More


Opening the Moor: Death and Discovery in Othello

Michael Neill

in Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Near the beginning of the great temptation scene which determines the course of his tragedy, Othello makes an extraordinary, impossible demand of Iago: ‘If thou dost love me | Show me thy thought’. ... More


Institutions on the Castilian-Granadan Frontier 1369–1482

José Enrique López De Coca Castañer

in Medieval Frontier Societies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203612
eISBN:
9780191675898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203612.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter assesses the relationship between the Crown of Castile and the Nasrid kingdom of Granada from 1369 to 1482 by focusing attention on frontier institutions. The frontier between both ... More


Was Black Beautiful in Vandal Africa?

John H. Jr. Starks

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that during the Vandal century of rule in Roman Africa (429‐533 CE), a form of racial profiling and racist thinking expressed through skin colour prejudices against black peoples ... More


Authentic Mexican Dances: In the Palace of Fine Arts and Across the National Border

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

Chapter Six focuses on the decade of the 1930s, discussing burgeoning uses of the Dance of the Old Men and Night of the Dead as icons of Mexicanness in Mexico and across the border in the USA. Two ... More


The liberty of the landscape

Katrina Navickas

in Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097058
eISBN:
9781526104144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097058.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines protesters’ attachment to the landscape. Peterloo reformers became involved in societies for the protection of footpaths in the 1820s. Increasingly unable to hold public ... More


The Act of Remembering: The Reconstruction of U.S. Latina/o Identities by U.S. Latina/o Muslims

Hjamil A. Martínez-VÁzquez

in Decolonizing Epistemologies: Latina/o Theology and Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241354
eISBN:
9780823241392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241354.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter, written by Hjamil Martínez-Vázquez, describes the conversion of some Latinas/os to Islam as acts of re-membering, or reconstructing memories, in order to construct a new identity that ... More


Three Hundred Years of the Anglo-Scottish Union

T.M. Devine (ed.)

in Scotland and the Union 1707-2007

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635412
eISBN:
9780748672202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635412.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the Anglo-Scottish Union for three hundred years. The Anglo-Scottish connection has been remarkably stable and indeed rarely questioned by political interests north of the ... More


Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco

K. Meira Goldberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190466916
eISBN:
9780190466954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466916.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

How is the politics of Blackness figured in the flamenco dancing body? What does flamenco dance tell us about the construction of race in the Atlantic world? Sonidos Negros traces how, between ... More


Working “Too Hard” on Natural Selection and Treatments at Moor Park

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Charles Darwin began to write what he hoped would become a comprehensive and very big book entitled Natural Selection. Despite anxieties over work and children, he did not experience a serious ... More


“Dreadfully Up-hill Work” on the Origin of Species and Treatments at Moor Park and Ilkley

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Charles Darwin began to write what he called “an abstract” of his big book. His usual slow rate of writing now quickened. Although still beset by doubts and fears, he was determined to publish his ... More


Alfonso X: Poetry of Miracles and Domination

Samuel England

in Medieval Empires and the Culture of Competition: Literary Duels at Islamic and Christian Courts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425223
eISBN:
9781474438544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425223.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter three shifts the Crusades analysis from the Middle East to Gibraltar, studying the contentious political and literary career of Alfonso X in Spain. His extraordinary academic projects and ... More


Pessoptimistic fictions: Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Moor's Last Sigh

Andrew Teverson

in Salman Rushdie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070501
eISBN:
9781781701225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the novels The Moor's Last Sigh and Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Rushdie's sixth novel, The Moor's Last Sigh, may be seen as the fictional embodiment of a darker, less ... More


Unmasking Family Values in Franco's African Colonies

Susan Martin-Marquez

in Disorientations: Spanish Colonialism in Africa and the Performance of Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125207
eISBN:
9780300152524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125207.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores how the Franco regime depicted the North African Muslims as allies in their struggle for justice. This political thought has placed a parallel to the Spanish Reconquest, and ... More


The Marston Moor Campaign

Malcolm Waniclyn

in The Warrior Generals: Winning the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113082
eISBN:
9780300168419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113082.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter elaborates the different aspects of the Marston Moor campaign in England. Whilst two of Parliament's generals were putting the king's military position in south central England under ... More


“It Is Not Words That Shakes Me Thus”: Burbage, as if Othello

Joel B. Altman

in The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016108
eISBN:
9780226016122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016122.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter studies Richard Burbage, the first Othello, and what we know of his second calling as limner, to reconstruct the promptings of the text and his multivalent acting as the Moor of Venice. ... More


Gasp

John Mowitt

in Sounds: The Ambient Humanities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284623
eISBN:
9780520960404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284623.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the gasp through readings of Terrence McNally's Last Gasps and Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh. It has been suggested that the emergency at the core of Last Gasps is the ... More


Moor, Mulata, Mulatta: Mary Peabody Mann and Hemispheric Temporalities of Abolition and Empire

Maria A. Windell

in Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862338
eISBN:
9780191894886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862338.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The second chapter centers a figure familiar within US sentimental literature, the tragic mulatta, placing her among hemispheric counterparts: the enslaved Moor and the Cuban mulata. Mary Peabody ... More


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