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‘Between the University and the Temple’ (1744–53)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with an account of All Souls College, where Blackstone was elected to a fellowship in 1743. It discusses his two earliest surviving letters, both written from All Souls, which ... More


Later Studies

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Even after the great success of the Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin continued his musical studies. To this end, he sought an outstanding composer-teacher, although this pursuit largely came to naught. As ... More


Waging War: Fields of Conflict and Siege Warfare

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter provides an overview of how and with what consequences warfare was waged in the twelfth century, drawing particular attention to the landscape context of conflict. Case studies of the ... More


The Wheel of Fortune

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 4 looks at the early development of the mechanical clock. The fully mechanical clock may have been invented in southern England around 1280, possibly at Dunstable Priory in Bedfordshire. One ... More


Medieval Oxford

John North

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this chapter we survey the history of mathematics and astronomy in the emerging University, from earliest times (c.1200) to the Black Death (c.1350). Among the notable figures with an interest in ... More


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