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Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England

Rory Muir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300244311
eISBN:
9780300249545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244311.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In Regency England the eldest son usually inherited almost everything while his younger brothers, left with little inheritance, had to make a crucial decision: what should they do to make an ... More


Whigs out of Place, 1810–1830

E. A. Smith

in Lord Grey 1764–1845

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201632
eISBN:
9780191674969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201632.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the failed attempts of Grey and Grenville to bring the Whig Party into office. George III relapsed into mental illness in the autumn of 1810. Grey still hoped that the Prince ... More


Protestant Ascendancy and the Revival of Radicalism, 1786-1791

Stephen Small

in Political Thought in Ireland 1776-1798: Republicanism, Patriotism, and Radicalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257799
eISBN:
9780191717833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257799.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts developments in patriotism and radical reform between 1787 and 1791. It argues that the emergence of Protestant Ascendancy as a conceptual reaction to the Tithe Dispute, the ... More


Women and Social Politics

Elaine Chalus

in Elite Women in English Political Life c.1754-1790

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280100
eISBN:
9780191707087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280100.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter concentrates on women's involvement in the social aspects of 18th-century political life. It calls attention to the interconnexion of politics and society, and to the importance that ... More


‘At Once Above—Beneath Her Sex’: The Heroine in Male-authored Regency Verse Romance

Caroline Franklin

in Byron's Heroines

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Male-authored Regency verse romances, published in the first fifteen years of the century, are examined initially as a group with regard to their ideology of gender. Irene Tayler and Gina Luria have ... More


In Freedom

Tilo Schabert

in The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Gestalt of freedom has a special status insofar as it cuts across and modifies all pre-given Gestalten of human existence. It is the business of every human being to decide how he or she relates ... More


The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science

Jan Golinski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226351360
eISBN:
9780226368849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368849.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book is a biographical study of the English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829). It considers Davy’s career as a process of experimental self-fashioning, in which his adaptation to the ... More


Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises: An Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London

Alice Jenkins (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311406
eISBN:
9781846313554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313554
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1818 Michael Faraday and a handful of other London artisans formed a self-help group with the aim of teaching themselves to write like gentlemen. For a year and a half Faraday's essay-circle met ... More


Gaming in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

David Miers

in Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276158
eISBN:
9780191711145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276158.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the rise and relative fall of gaming as a social activity prior to its regulation under the Gaming Act of 1968. Gaming was a pervasive social pastime generating social mischiefs ... More


Capitalism Before Corporations: The morality of business associations and the roots of commercial equity and law

Andreas Televantos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198870340
eISBN:
9780191913136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870340.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book considers to what extent English law was able to facilitate trade before the advent of general incorporation and modern securities law. It concentrates on the period from 1790 to 1827 — the ... More


An Unwilling Founder: The Early Life and Ministry of Benjamin Titus Roberts

Kevin M. Watson

in Old or New School Methodism?: The Fragmentation of a Theological Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190844516
eISBN:
9780190844547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844516.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter summarizes the Benjamin Titus (B.T.) Roberts’s early life and ministry. The chapter gives particular focus to Roberts’s radical abolitionist commitments, which preceded his Christian ... More


Fight Club’s Production and Promotion

Mark Ramey

in Studying Fight Club

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733551
eISBN:
9781800342040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733551.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter identifies the key elements of Fight Club's transition from novel to film. Fight Club is in some ways a paradoxical film: both a product and a critique of big business. Fox and Regency, ... More


The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Ismael M. Montana

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044828
eISBN:
9780813046419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044828.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a case study of slavery and its abolition in Ottoman Tunisia, one of the smallest countries in North Africa and the first to abolish the longstanding institution of slavery in the ... More


The Non-Revolutionary Field Code: Democratization, Docket Pressures, and Codification

Amalia D. Kessler

in Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 3 shows how in the 1820s and 1830s, with the rise of the political party machine known as the Albany Regency and the democratization of politics that followed, many politicians sought to ... More


Why We Read Jane Austen

Rachel M. Brownstein

in Why Jane Austen?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Pride and Prejudice (1813). Pride and Prejudice is a much smoother text, a more polished and perfect work of art than Austen's first published novel, Sense and ... More


Theory, Practice, Improvement

Paola Bertucci

in Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300227413
eISBN:
9780300231625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227413.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter talks about early attempts to constitute associations dedicated to the improvement of the mechanical arts, casting light in particular on the earlier, little-known Société des Arts ... More


Epilogue

Panteleymon Anastasakis

in The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823261994
eISBN:
9780823266548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261994.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The epilogue traces the origins of the Damaskinos regency, the official church’s turn against the National Liberation Front (EAM), and concludes with a summary of the study. The influence of British ... More


This most miraculous victory and overthrow

Jane Dawson

in John Knox

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300114737
eISBN:
9780300214185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114737.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter follows Knox's return to Scotland amidst political turmoil. He felt that he no longer had to battle against the presence of a Catholic queen in the capital because Mary had been replaced ... More


The Gastronome and the Snob: George IV

Denise Gigante

in Taste: A Literary History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book concludes with a cultural figure of Regency England, George Augustus Frederick of Hanover, Prince of Wales and later George IV, whose image proliferated in verbal and visual satire of the ... More


Moving Books in Regency London

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the dynamic media environment of Regency London through the lens of three very different convergences between literary and visual media. The first, Jane and Ann Taylor’s Signor ... More


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