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Officers and Gentlemen? Roman Britain and the British Empire*

Mary Beard

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Starting from a famous address by Francis Haverfield, this chapter reflects on the relationship between Romano-British archaeology and the politics of the British empire, challenging any simple ... More


Rudolf Schwarz: Modern Churches in a Modern Culture

Richard Kieckhefer

in Theology in Stone: Church Architecture From Byzantium to Berkeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195154665
eISBN:
9780199835676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154665.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Rudolf Schwarz: modern churches in a modern culture. In the twentieth century, religious communities often employed architects who were not grounded in the traditions for which they were building. ... More


Macerata and Rome

R. Po‐chia Hsia

in A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592258
eISBN:
9780191595622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592258.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter describes Ricci's youth in Macerata, his education at the Jesuit College, and his move to Rome. After a short period as a law student, Ricci entered the Society of Jesus and studied at ... More


The Form of the State

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter distinguishes between three sorts of polities. The first are strong states, such as the Roman empire and its Byzantine and Arab successors, based on taxation and a paid army as an ... More


Peasants and local societies: case studies

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter presents various case studies involving peasants and local societies. It characterizes a set of individual social realities, located specifically in time and place. The set consists of: ... More


The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Alison A. Chapman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first sustained study of the poet John Milton’s considerable involvements with and knowledge of law, this book argues that Milton's great epic poem Paradise Lost sits at the apex of the early ... More


The Romano-Germanic Kingdoms: The Era of Theoderic and Clovis

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/9780199261260.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the role of kingship and military lordship in giving cohesion to post-Roman society, and then charts the history of the major Romano-Germanic kingdoms of the late fifth and ... More


Conflict 356–61

John F. Drinkwater

in The Alamanni and Rome 213-496: (Caracalla to Clovis)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199295685
eISBN:
9780191711718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295685.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with Romano-Alamannic conflict in the period when Julian campaigned in Gaul. The great interest in his activities shown by the sources and Julian's own writings provide the best ... More


Building the Church of the National Vow

Raymond Jonas

in France and the Cult of the Sacred Heart: An Epic Tale for Modern Times

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221369
eISBN:
9780520924017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221369.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the start of the construction of the church promised by Legentil. It describes the basilica of the Sacré-Coeur and looks at the succession of Joseph Hippolyte Guibert as the ... More


Conspiracy Literature in Early Renaissance Italy: Historiography and Princely Ideology

Marta Celati

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198863625
eISBN:
9780191895999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The present work represents the first full-length investigation of Italian Renaissance literature on the topic of conspiracy. This literary output consists of texts belonging to different genres that ... More


Valens’s First Gothic War

Lenski Noel

in Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes how Valens, in consultation with his brother, determined to launch a major expedition against the Goths to retaliate for this. In a three-year campaign, Valens succeeded in ... More


The Roman Impact: Temples, Statues and Inscriptions

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides a brief overview of the Roman conquest of Britain and discusses the impact of Roman culture and various aspects of Roman rule. It the also examines some of the problems involved ... More


Isotopes, Migration, and Sex: Investigating the Mobility of the Frontier Inhabitants of Roman Egypt

Amanda T. Groff and Tosha L. Dupras

in Bioarchaeology of Frontiers and Borderlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400844
eISBN:
9781683401209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400844.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Egyptian oases were dynamic borderlands where culture, economic practices, and politics diverged from the Nile Valley. The cultural identities of the individuals inhabiting these frontiers during ... More


Cave Archaeology and Palaeontology in the Creswell Region

Andrew T. Chamberlain

in Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199299171
eISBN:
9780191917714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199299171.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The aim of this chapter is to situate the unique discoveries of cave art at the Creswell Crags caves in the context of what is known of the cave archaeology and ... More


The Druids' Toolkit: Regalia and Ritual Equipment

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter outlines that apart from the enactment of soul flight to the realms of the supernatural to rescue stolen souls, the shaman used divinatory techniques to liaise with the spirits for ... More


Ordination Rites, for Men Only? For Women Too!

Mary M. Schaefer

in Women in Pastoral Office: The Story of Santa Prassede, Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199977628
eISBN:
9780199369935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977628.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

3–5 sentences, or around 120 words and no more than 200 words Chapter five provides a provocative overview of the history of ordination and its rituals in the churches of East and ... More


Claudia Rufina

Martha Vandrei

in Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

For centuries, British antiquarians had debated whether the Claudia mentioned by Paul in his second epistle to Timothy and by Martial in his Epigrams was Claudia, the Christian daughter of a British ... More


Roman Britain’s High Summer, AD 307–410

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes Roman Britain in the fourth century. Topics covered include how Britons continued to be viewed by some members of the Roman Empire as belonging to the bottom of the ladder; the ... More


The Penumbra We Have Crossed

Lalla Romano

in Italian Tales: An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095302
eISBN:
9780300129694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095302.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes Turinese writer Lalla Romano's book The Penumbra We Have Crossed, including an introduction that refers to the work as a journey. However, it “is not a journey in time to ... More


Crisis, Reform, and Constitutionalization

Paul Craig

in EU Administrative Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199296811
eISBN:
9780191700811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296811.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The forced resignation of the Santer Commission was prompted by the First Report of the Committee of Independent Experts. This was followed in ... More


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