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Wales and the Welsh

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The history of Wales during the medieval period is the subject of this book. It behooves one, therefore, at the outset, to ask two fundamental questions: what was Wales? and how meaningful is it to ... More


Forms of Survival

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

in Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the forms of survival of writers, poets, and their writings after their death. It details the last days of Keats with Severn, among other authors. For an author to have ... More


The Earlier Neolithic: A Craze for Monuments

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/9780300197716.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Neolithic or Stone Age period is characterized by the erection of large structures or monuments upon the land. This chapter surveys what is presently known and thought about the kind of monuments ... More


Every Day’s Delay Weakens the Secessionists and Strengthens the Union: Secession Defeated, June–December 1861

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter covers the last half of 1861 and demonstrates how Unionists within the Border South managed to defeat the secessionists within their midst. This chapter emphasizes the movement away ... More


The Water Roads of Somerset

Charles and Nancy Hollinrake

in Waterways and Canal-Building in Medieval England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198723134
eISBN:
9780191804205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198723134.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter describes Athelney as a small ‘island’ or area of higher ground located in Somerset now known as the ‘Somerset Levels’. It was often assumed that Athelney was a remote area, situated in ... More


Ballet’s Traditionalists: Malvina Cavallazzi and Luigi Albertieri

Jessica Zeller

in Shapes of American Ballet: Teachers and Training before Balanchine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190296681
eISBN:
9780190296728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190296681.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter discusses the teaching of two Italian instructors: Malvina Cavallazzi and Luigi Albertieri. Cavallazzi was the first ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera and the first director of the ... More


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