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National Biography and the Arts of Memory: From Thomas Fuller to Colin Matthew

Ian Donaldson

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The arts of memory and of biography have always been closely related. For instance, the memoir, which is an act of remembrance, has a double sense: it looks at the past and to the future, selecting ... More


‘The fear of universal monarchy’: Balance of Power as an Ordering Practice of Liberty

Richard Devetak

in Liberal World Orders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265529
eISBN:
9780191760334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter engages with debates in liberal political philosophy. It asserts that contemporary forms of liberalism have blinded us to alternative conceptions of liberty and seeks to recover a ... More


The Melancholy Character: Butler

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Samuel Butler's discussion of melancholy. The work Characters, from which the following sketch of the melancholy man is taken, was written between 1667 and 1669. Butler's volume ... More


The Anglicization of the Republic: B) Court, Country and Standing Army

J.G.A. Pocock and Richard Whatmore

in The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691172231
eISBN:
9781400883516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter enters a period in which the terms virtue, virtus, and virtù are of great significance in their Roman and Renaissance connotations, but their antithesis is no longer circumstantial ... More


The Debt of Memory: Edmund Calamy and the Dissenters in Restoration England

John Seed

in Dissenting Histories: Religious Division and the Politics of Memory in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621514
eISBN:
9780748651306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621514.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

History was not merely one preoccupation of eighteenth-century Dissenters. It was a central and shaping force, or, perhaps more accurately, a set of sometimes-contending forces. It was through the ... More


Seventeenth-century writing: shifting forms

Gerd Bayer

in Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991234
eISBN:
9781526115249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991234.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides the historical and cultural background for a discussion of Restoration literature. It argues that the manifold political and technological changes also impacted the way in which ... More


The Painter and The Poet Dare

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the period when Parliament was returned to Westminster, as well as the suspension of its sessions by the King from 20 February to 23 April and then finally to 18 September. ... More


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