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The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203926
eISBN:
9780191676048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The years 1658–67 form one of the most vital and eventful periods in English history, witnessing the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the naval wars against the Dutch, and, above all, the ... More


 Facing Death Together: Camus' The Plague

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Camus’ novel, The Plague, breaks from the focus on individual experience to talk about solidarity and the experience of being with other people. The titular plague has been interpreted as a metaphor ... More


Sources and Perspectives: A Quantitative Reckoning

Samuel K. Cohn

in Cultures of Plague: Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574025
eISBN:
9780191722530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574025.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 1 shows quantitatively the effect of the 1575–8 plague on medical writing and publishing. In two years alone, 1576 and 1577, almost half the century's published writings on plague appeared. ... More


The View from the East: Crisis, Survival, and Renewal

Peter Sarris

in Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The focus of this chapter turns to the surviving East Roman Empire ruled from Constantinople. The Eastern Empire’s ability to survive the crisis of the fifth century is explained in terms of a ... More


Between Empires: The Jafnids, The Naṣrids, And Late Antiquity 1

Greg Fisher

in Between Empires: Arabs, Romans, and Sasanians in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599271
eISBN:
9780191724992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599271.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, the discussion turns to the ‘end’ of the Jafnid dynasty in its attempt to explain why and how the Roman Empire ended its relationship with its Arab clients. It posits that the ... More


The Great Plague of 1835

Jason Thompson

in Edward William Lane 1801–1876: The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162879
eISBN:
9781617970214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Bubonic plague had appeared in Alexandria. Egypt had a long relationship with bubonic plague. After the plague's cataclysmic advent as the Black Death in the fourteenth century, it reappeared in ... More


Autogeneous Engenderment: Antonin Artaud's Phonetic Body

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The powerful theme of self-reflection, so present in modern and contemporary literature—the self-reflexivity of the text—takes shape in the form of a scene in which writing unbinds all its moorings ... More


Poor Relief Under Stress

John McCallum

in Poor Relief and the Church in Scotland, 1560-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427272
eISBN:
9781474453929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427272.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the performance of relief systems during times of particular challenge or crisis. The book’s approach as a whole is critical of the tendency to judge relief systems primarily by ... More


The Great Plague: A People's History

Evelyn Lord

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300173819
eISBN:
9780300206203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173819.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This intimate history of the extraordinary Black Plague pandemic that swept through the British Isles in 1665 focuses on the plague’s effects on smaller towns, where every death was a singular blow ... More


Spectral Currencies and the Air of Reality in A Journal of the Plague Year

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

in Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226476698
eISBN:
9780226476711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476711.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter takes a look at the supernatural properties of air as Daniel Defoe wove them into the lexical fabric of his A Journal of the Plague Year. After the publication of Robinson Crusoe, Defoe ... More


Dying, a Lost Art

Lydia S. Dugdale

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

At various points throughout history, for reasons of plague, pestilence, and war, death has dominated human consciousness. This was especially apparent during the Bubonic Plague of the fourteenth ... More


Daniel Defoe’s: A Journal of the Plague Year

Nicholson Baker

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book A Journal of the Plague Year (1722), by Daniel Defoe. A Journal of the Plague Year is about the great plague of London in 1665, which happened when Defoe was about five ... More


The International Plague Conference and Its Aftermath

William C. Summers

in The Great Manchurian Plague of 1910-1911: The Geopolitics of an Epidemic Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300183191
eISBN:
9780300184761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300183191.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the accounts of the International Plague Conference in Mukden. Its assessment is undertaken both as a window on the scientific, medical, and public health knowledge at the time, ... More


The Plague of Inconsistency

H. Pereira Mendes

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at H. Pereira Mendes's opposition to armed conflict in a sermon called ‘The Plague of Inconsistency’. This sermon was a call for arbitration. He previously urged that the ... More


Shaping Public Opinion: Narrating National Events, Spreading the News, and Taking Sides

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Upon the Restoration, several events of national importance occurred that were narrated and performed to shape public opinion, including the trials and executions of the regicides, the London plague, ... More


Sovereignty and the Microscope:: The Containment of the Manchurian Plague, 1910–11

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

in Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 addresses one question: why did four relatively independent developments of concern in this book—China’s increasing exposure to Western medicine, the greater control of epidemic diseases, ... More


[] Writing the “Great Plague”: Pepys and Defoe

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter seeks to read Pepys and Defoe on the plague as reflecting, each in his way, a transitional aspect of the event: an engagement with infectious disease that hovers between the providential ... More


The Unforgivable Sin: An Interpretation of Albert Camus' The Fall⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter presents a discussion on Albert Camus' The Fall. The Fall is the story of the corrosion of a man's mind. Camus' understanding of laughter recalls Charles Baudelaire's reflections on its ... More


Allegorical reading in occasional Elizabethan liturgies

Margaret Christian

in Spenserian Allegory and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis: A Context for the Faerie Queene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719083846
eISBN:
9781526121042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083846.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Occasional liturgies are scripts for religious services which respond to specific occasions: emergencies like plague (in 1563), Muslim invasions in Europe (in 1565 and 1566), bad weather (in 1571), ... More


Lady Elizabeth Delaval

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

in Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter comprises an introduction to the autobiographical meditations and prayers written by Lady Elizabeth Delaval (1649-1717), selected reading, and extracts from these manuscript writings. ... More


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