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A Peasantry Expectant

Alan Ryder

in The Wreck of Catalonia: Civil War in the Fifteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207367
eISBN:
9780191708718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207367.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the efforts of remensas to promote their cause and the opposition they faced. In March 1452, Alfonso instructed Queen Maria to protect the remensas from harassment and ensure ... More


Introduction

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of ‘profession’ during the period and considers the clergy in relation to the other ‘learned professions’, law, medicine, the civil service, and the ... More


The Evolution of Constitutional Monarchy

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The British monarchy is by far the oldest of all the constitutional monarchies. Its origins can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest. The influence of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights are ... More


‘This Common Cause of Christ and Liberty?’ 1

CLARE KELLAR

in Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266708
eISBN:
9780191708930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266708.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins by discussing that the accession of Elizabeth some months ago had brought joy to the godly with the vision of the overthrow of popery in England; and those who favoured the cause ... More


James Thomson and the Culture of a Victorian Engineer

Peter Bowler

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on William Thomson's brother, James. James Thomson was primarily an engineer. He was the second Professor of Engineering at Queen's College, Belfast, serving from 1857 to 1873, ... More


The Pushkin Centennial

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a detailed description of Prokofiev's scores for the 1937 Pushkin centennial, specifically his incidental music for theatrical productions of Boris Godunov and Eugene Onegin, ... More


 The Legend of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on how the biblical episode of Solomon and the queen of Sheba played a major role in the Western perception of Africa, not only the country and its history but also its ... More


Classics as School of Empire

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the influence of the colonial educational curriculum in the British West Indies on the invention of a distinctive mode of Caribbean Classics. The first half of the chapter ... More


Sexual selection

Graham Bell

in Selection: The Mechanism of Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198569725
eISBN:
9780191717741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569725.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

There is good but not conclusive evidence that sex is indirectly selected because it facilitates adaptation, and in particular adaptation to coevolving antagonists. Competition for sexual partners ... More


The “Pentecostal Dancers” Invade Boston

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In December 1901 the MCA rented Boston’s famed Park Street Church for a ten-day revival with E. L. Harvey, Duke Farson, Bud Robinson and Seth C. Rees as principal evangelists. Evicted after several ... More


Queen Christina of Sweden as a Patron of Music in Rome in the Mid-Seventeenth Century

TESSA MURDOCH

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Following her abdication, Queen Christina of Sweden took up residence in the Palazzo Farnese, Rome from 1655. She had already developed a keen interest in music, gained from tuition from a French ... More


The Perfection of Peace, 1579–1580

MARK GREENGRASS

in Governing Passions: Peace and Reform in the French Kingdom, 1576-1585

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199214907
eISBN:
9780191706561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214907.003.06
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The hyperbole underpinning the Valois monarchy of France was an incessant, recursive, and widely shared ideology that was imperilled by the civil wars. Protestantism sat uncomfortably alongside ... More


‘Loyal and Anti-Radical Female’ 1816–1833

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter deals with Hannah More's last years, a period of bereavement, increasing frailty, and reactionary politics. In response to the post-1815 radical publications, she published Cheap ... More


The Securing of Holland's Forward Frontier, 1583–1588

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As towns and provinces fell away, the Council of State recruited troops from France, from Germany, and from England, where Elizabeth I named the earl of Leicester as governor in the Low Countries, in ... More


The Faerie Queene and Elizabethan Politics

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

The first part of The Faerie Queene was published in 1590, three years after Philip Sidney's death. Edmund Spenser's heroic poem is the fullest poetic embodiment of the political ideals of Sidney and ... More


The Queen’s Men, 1583–1603

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

There is no tangible evidence about what prompted the queen, or her agent, the Privy Council’s secretary Francis Walsingham, to set up the ... More


Introduction

Vernon Bogdanor

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of the British constitution in the twentieth century. In the beginning of the twentieth century, doubts ... More


The King's/Queen's Bench Division

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the problems of the King's and Queen' Bench Division in the 19th century. It then discusses pre-trial proceedings, the trial of civil actions, the Assizes, ... More


The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627410
eISBN:
9781469627434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627410.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Nineteenth-century America was rife with Protestant-fueled anti-Catholicism. This book reveals how Protestants nevertheless became surprisingly and deeply fascinated with the Virgin Mary, even as her ... More


Legitimacy

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Queen Mary returned to her native land in 1561 to take over the government of a kingdom in which a provisional administration had been formed in the previous year by the Protestant insurgents, the ... More


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