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Deities, Devils, and Dams: Elizabeth I, Dover Harbour and the Family of Love: Raleigh Lecture on History

DAVID WOOTTON

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about Elizabeth I Queen of England delivered by the author at the 2008 Raleigh Lecture on History held at the British Academy. It explores the religious ... More


Raleigh’s Ark:The Early Modern Arithmetic of Livestock

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The story of Noah’s Ark taxed the early modern imagination with problems as to its validity. Should the story of Noah and the ark be read as a literal piece? Johannes Buteo was the one who answered ... More


The Reformation, Capitalism and Ethics in England during the 1590s and early 1600s

Neema Parvini

in Shakespeare's Moral Compass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474432870
eISBN:
9781474453745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432870.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter complicates the outline of moral philosophy in Shakespeare’s period provided by the previous chapter by considering the impact of the Protestant Reformation and the challenge posed by ... More


. The Balance of Property

Simon Payling

in Political Society in Lancastrian England: The Greater Gentry of Nottinghamshire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202097
eISBN:
9780191675140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202097.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter discusses what can be discovered about the balance of property between the baronage and the gentry in England, and more particularly in Nottinghamshire, during the first part of the ... More


(Conclusion)

Colin A. Palmer

in Cheddi Jagan and the Politics of Power: British Guiana's Struggle for Independence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834169
eISBN:
9781469603919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899618_palmer.14
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book concludes with George Chapman's celebration of Sir Walter Raleigh's encounter with Guiana in his quest for the fabled El Dorado. This ode to the new promised land reflected the optic of the ... More


We Have Always Been a Free People: Encountering Europeans

Malinda Maynor Lowery

in The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646374
eISBN:
9781469646398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646374.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1580s, Sir Walter Raleigh’s soldiers and settlers, including Arthur Barlowe and Ralph Lane, ventured into Roanoke. They forged alliances with Wingina, a leader of Roanoke and his allies ... More


Antebellum Antecedents

Judkin Browning

in Shifting Loyalties: The Union Occupation of Eastern North Carolina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834688
eISBN:
9781469603377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877722_browning.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Giovanni da Verrazano, an Italian explorer in the service of the French king. Da Verrazano became the first European to view the southern tip of the Outer Banks. He painted a ... More


Deforestation and the Yearning for Lost Landscapes in Caribbean Literatures

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the forest as a site of multiple power struggles in the Caribbean over time. Drawing from an extensive body of Caribbean literature and history in the major language areas of ... More


Daniel Defoe’s: A Journal of the Plague Year

Nicholson Baker

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book A Journal of the Plague Year (1722), by Daniel Defoe. A Journal of the Plague Year is about the great plague of London in 1665, which happened when Defoe was about five ... More


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