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The First World War

Matthew Rendle

in Defenders of the Motherland: The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236251
eISBN:
9780191717154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236251.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of the First World War on the tsarist elite, arguing that concerns over Russia's military performance and over Nicholas II fostered a desire for political change. The ... More


Nobles

Matthew Rendle

in Defenders of the Motherland: The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236251
eISBN:
9780191717154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236251.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Russian nobility from February to late summer 1917. Initially, the nobility played a prominent role in national and local government, and this was something that its main ... More


The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Christina H. Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the Spanish elite’s fixation on social and racial “passing” and “passers” as represented in a wide range of texts produced in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It examines ... More


The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

David Crouch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This is a book about the medieval obsession with defining and practising superior conduct and the social consequences that followed from it. It is also a book about how historians since the ... More


The Invention of Vintage Clothing

Jennifer Le Zotte

in From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631905
eISBN:
9781469631929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631905.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts the process of upgrading certain older apparel, a transnational process led by the wealthy and famous, including rich collegians, titled nobility, and rock stars like Jimi ... More


The Conspiracy of Deference

David Crouch

in The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

Nobility was a concept that came under urgent scrutiny as the chivalric turn was happening. It was in 1100 an ill-defined concept linked in the classical tradition to ‘superiority’ and in the ... More


The Chivalric Virus

David Crouch

in The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198782940
eISBN:
9780191826160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782940.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

The final chapter and conclusion of the book validates the Enlightenment idea of chivalric knighthood—a shared explanation of superior behaviour which emerged into the full consciousness of medieval ... More


The Transitional Decade I: Competition, 1732–7

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines George Frideric Handel's career as the general manager of The King's Theatre, where he made his first attempts at transition from writing Italian opera to English oratorio. ... More


The Transitional Decade II: Confusion, 1737–41

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers George Frideric Handel's career after the famous Covent Garden programme where he stood triumphant against the Opera of the Nobility. The period 1737–41 saw Handel switching ... More


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