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The making of logarithm tables

Graham Jagger

in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508410
eISBN:
9780191708831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In 1614, the invention of logarithms burst upon the world with the publication of Napier's Mirifici logarithmorum canonis description, or A description of the admirable table of logarithms. By the ... More


Material Structure and Calculating Machines

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter it is shown how Leibniz and others in the period understood bodies to be mathematically informed (structured). This led to their designing and constructing calculating machines—the ... More


“A Harvest of Fame”: Georgia, 1859–1860

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers Mary Bryan's introduction to full-time employment as a writer and editor with the Georgia Temperance Crusader after the journal's relocation to Atlanta. It covers not only her ... More


Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Graham Dominy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Small and isolated in the Colony of Natal, Fort Napier was long treated like a temporary outpost of the expanding British Empire. Yet British troops manned this South African garrison for over ... More


God, Mammon and Flag

Paul French

in Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The birth of foreign newspapers and a foreign press corps in China really begins in the small enclave of Canton, the city now known as Guangzhou, in what were called the Factories, the somewhat ... More


The Modern Approach: Right-Angled Triangles

Glen Van Brummelen

in Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175997
eISBN:
9781400844807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175997.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the modern approach to solving right-angled triangles. After a brief background on John Napier's trigonometric work, in which he referred mostly to right-angled spherical ... More


Building a Fort: Plans, Impermanence, and Imperial Policies

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the construction of Fort Napier and the maintenance of the Natal garrison in Pietermaritzburg. The arrival of the garrison in Pietermaritzburg marked the beginning of the ... More


Pageantry, Pioneers, Panics and Punitive Expeditions: The Pivotal Role of the Garrison in Creating a Colonial State, 1840s–1860s

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of the garrison in the British Empire's establishment of a colonial state in Natal during the period 1840s–1860s. It first explains how the garrison transformed ... More


Ceremonies and Crises: The Garrison in the Established Colony, 1860s–1890s

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the themes of crisis and ceremony as the Colony of Natal matured and the garrison of Fort Napier faced greater threats, particularly from beyond its borders, during the period ... More


Military Radicals, 1790–1850

Nick Mansfield

in Soldiers as Citizens: Popular Politics and the Nineteenth-Century British Military

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620863
eISBN:
9781789623772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620863.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter is a detailed chronological description and analysis of the military and political careers of important early nineteenth century soldier and ex-soldier activists, both rank and file and ... More


The Escalation of Agitation

Allan W. Maccoll

in Land, Faith and the Crofting Community: Christianity and Social Criticism in the Highlands of Scotland 1843-1893

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623822
eISBN:
9780748653379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623822.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The policy impact of the Napier Report was minimal but the effect of the public enquiry was to promulgate and intensify the expectation for land reform throughout the crofting areas. This heightening ... More


The Labour Opposition of Northern Ireland, 1958–65

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Labour was greatly facilitated in its bid to direct public attention away from the border issue by Nationalist indifference towards the IRA's campaign. The Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) was ... More


From Whence They Came: An Overview of Queen Victoria’s Army

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the influence of the British military garrison at Fort Napier by tracing the history of the organization from whence the garrison came: the British Army. During the Victorian ... More


King William's Town 1838–1845: The war of words is the best war

Roger S. Levine

in A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Jan Tzatzoe's meeting with the newly appointed Governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Napier after landing in Cape Town in February 1838. In this meeting, Tzatzoe received a ... More


Elma Napier’s Literary Sense of Place

Evelyn O’callaghan

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter engages with the writing of the Scottish-born, Dominican-resident Elma Napier, examining the process of canonization that has allowed this example of Caribbean writing deeply engaged – ... More


“A Fortnight of Balladry”

Elizabeth DiSavino

in Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813178523
eISBN:
9780813178530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178523.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Jackson returns home to London, Kentucky, and goes collecting ballads in the East Kentucky Mountains. Lizane Begley Napier is her guide and intercessor. Jackson finds the banjo being played in the ... More


Records of the Witchcraft Trials: Dittays

Lawrence Normand and Gareth Roberts

in Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland: James' VI's Demonology and the North Berwick Witches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896801
eISBN:
9781781380871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896801.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents the dittays of four people accused of witchcraft from December 1590 to June 1591, and were tried before the justiciary court in Endiburgh. The accused were John Fian, Agnes ... More


Fort Napier: A Garrison among Garrisons

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book traces the social history of the imperial garrison in the Colony of Natal in order to elucidate the reproduction, adaptation, and modification of Victorian British society on southern ... More


Soldiers in Garrison: Discipline, Indiscipline, and Mutiny

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the problem of discipline within the ranks of the Victorian army stationed at Fort Napier and how alcohol abuse sparked the mutiny of the Cape Mounted Riflemen (CMR) detachment ... More


The Inniskilling Fusiliers: Bandits, Brawlers, or Mutineers?

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter recounts the mutiny of the Inniskilling Fusiliers (the 27th Regiment) at Fort Napier in 1887. For most of the 1880s, two or three infantry battalions, a cavalry regiment, and a full ... More


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