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A Decade of Tumult (1870–9)

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The year 1870 proved momentous both in terms of French life and history and for Marmier personally. His joy at being elected to the Académie française was set against the grim backdrop of the ... More


The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Walter Scott and J. H. Alexander

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624874
eISBN:
9780748652280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Siege of Malta and Bizarro are Scott's final works, written in Malta and Italy at the end of 1831 and the beginning of 1832. Although extracts from The Siege of Malta have been published, this is ... More


Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Siege of Yorktown — the military engagement that ended the American Revolutionary War — would not have been possible without the French fleet's major strategic victory in the Battle of the ... More


English, Irish and Scots in mainland European armies

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

At the Restoration, there were limited places for Cromwellian and Cavalier veterans in the standing armies of the Three Kingdoms. Consequently, there was a considerable exodus of professional ... More


Liberation, Occupation, and Twenty Minutes of Carnage

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the “liberation” of Knoxville by a Union army under General Ambrose Burnside in September 1863, and the subsequent efforts by Confederate General James Longstreet to reclaim ... More


‘Not one mark of former Majesty’: Tragedy, 1676–1682  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

By 1676, the festive comedy of the early Restoration had given way to darker treatments of human desire. In serious drama, the heroic idealism of Earl of Orrery — the object of such festive plays as ... More


The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

Larry Wolff

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795777
eISBN:
9780804799652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the important cultural phenomenon of operas about the Ottoman Turks in eighteenth-century Europe—from the 1680s to the 1820s—and considers what the figure of the singing Turk ... More


Questioning the frame

Des O’Rawe

in Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099663
eISBN:
9781526104137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter elaborates on the role of various modern visual arts in the documentary filmmaking of Johan van der Keuken – especially, painting and photography. The cross-section of Van der Keuken’s ... More


The Fortunes of John Lydgate

Nigel Mortimer

in John Lydgate's Fall of Princes: Narrative Tragedy in its Literary and Political Contexts

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199275014
eISBN:
9780191705939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275014.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter offers an overview of the critical reception of Lydgate's work, tracing the decline from a tradition of medieval encomium (voiced by, among others, William Dunbar and William Caxton), ... More


Heroic drama on the commonwealth and Restoration stage

Rachel Willie

in Staging the Revolution: Drama, reinvention and history, 1647-72

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087639
eISBN:
9781526104052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087639.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four demonstrates how Davenant’s first protectorate entertainment, The Siege of Rhodes (1656 and 1663), was revised at the Restoration as a heroic drama to make it suitable for the changing ... More


A War Thoroughfare: Confederate Civilians and the Siege of Petersburg

Caroline E. Janney

in Cold Harbor To the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625331
eISBN:
9781469625355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625331.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Caroline E. Janney’s essay directs attention away from the battlefront to the civilian experience during the siege. Giving full attention to conditions in June and July 1864, Janney also extends her ... More


The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645353
eISBN:
9781469645377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645353.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1762, British forces mobilized more than 230 ships and 26,000 soldiers, sailors, and enslaved Africans to attack Havana, one of the wealthiest and most populous ports in the Americas. They met ... More


Los últimos de Filipinas: The Spatio-temporal Coordinates of Francoism

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Los últimos de Filipinas (Last Stand in the Philippines, Antonio Román, 1945) is one of the most popular Spanish films of all times. Drawing from Henri Bergson’s notion of temporality, this chapter ... More


The Siege of Jerusalem and recuperative readings

Elisa Narin van Court

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The fourteenth-century alliterative narrative The Siege of Jerusalemhas recently begun to generate the kind of interest associated with more canonical Middle English works. Scholarly studies have ... More


Fighting His Way Back Home

Rod Andrew Jr.

in Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens: Revolutionary War Hero, American Founder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631530
eISBN:
9781469631554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631530.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In this chapter, Pickens returns to his home territory and begins the process of reclaiming western South Carolina and upper Georgia from British and tory control. He and his militia cooperate with ... More


Essay on the Text of The Siege of Malta

J. H. Alexander, Judy King, and Graham Tulloch

in The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624874
eISBN:
9780748652280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Walter Scott had been familiar with the extraordinary story of the Siege of Malta in 1565. He composed Anne of Geierstein, Tales of a Grandfather and History of Scotland. Scott had finished Count ... More


Historical Note on The Siege of Malta

J. H. Alexander, Judy King, and Graham Tulloch

in The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624874
eISBN:
9780748652280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.003.0039
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem was founded in the eleventh century to care for sick pilgrims in the Holy Land. The Sovereign and Military Order of the Knights of Malta established ... More


Introduction

J. H. Alexander, Judy King, and Graham Tulloch

in The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624874
eISBN:
9780748652280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Siege of Malta and Bizarro by Walter Scott are preserved principally in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. Substantial extracts from The Siege of Malta were included in Donald ... More


Chapter One

J. H. Alexander, Judy King, and Graham Tulloch

in The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624874
eISBN:
9780748652280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The chapters included in The Siege of Malta are elaborated in this chapter. The sacking of Gozo and the similar attempt upon Malta struck great terror into the islands whose inhabitants were not in a ... More


Motto to Chapter 1.

J. H. Alexander, Judy King, and Graham Tulloch

in The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624874
eISBN:
9780748652280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This diplomatic transcription of The Siege of Malta tries to translate Walter Scott's verbal signs as closely as possible into print, without attempting to correct the omnipresent local errors and ... More


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