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PLUMAGES AND MOLT

Ted R. Anderson

in Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304114
eISBN:
9780199790012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter describes the plumage of male and female House Sparrows, and discusses the function of sexual dichromism in the species. In particular, sexual selection and the role of male badge size ... More


Justice and the Affinity

Elliot Kendall

in Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Exchanges of justice lay at the heart of the late medieval aristocratic political economy. This chapter discusses the respective positions of formal law and household-based modes of dispute ... More


A factory for books?

Alexandra da Costa

in Reforming Printing: Syon Abbey's Defence of Orthodoxy 1525-1534

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653560
eISBN:
9780191742026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653560.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the production and printing of the Syon books in the sixteenth century. It demonstrates that the Abbey took full advantage of developments in the marketing of books and that ... More


‘If tomorrow brings war’: A nation in uniform

Olga Kucherenko

in Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199585557
eISBN:
9780191725043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585557.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

An analysis of educational techniques, including the material presented in the mass media and school curricula, shows that the regime vigorously promoted the idea of children participating in an ... More


Civil Parishes’ Responses to Begging

Ciarán McCabe

in Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941572
eISBN:
9781789629002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941572.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The decades immediately before the Great Famine witnessed a significant shift in the civil role of the parish vestry in Ireland and a related transformation in how communities managed beggary in ... More


‘Problem music’ and subcultures

Adrian C. North and David J. Hargreaves

in The Social and Applied Psychology of Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567424
eISBN:
9780191693656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567424.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Reports that some songs are considered promoting suicidal tendencies are no longer news. This chapter asks whether the protesters are right to be concerned, what action is justified, and why young ... More


Tartanry and its Discontents: The Idea of Popular Scottishness

Alan Riach

in From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638772
eISBN:
9780748653539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638772.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter takes a speculative journey through some examples of currency in active transaction, and considers its practice as generating a complex dynamic that seems central, indeed unique, to what ... More


Straight, No Chaser: Slavery, Abolition, and Modern Islamic Thought

Bernard K. Freamon

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter is concerned with the discourse on slavery and abolition in modern Islamic thought. It argues that understandings of the topic among Muslims are deeply impoverished. Religious histories, ... More


Restrictive Interpretations and the End of Reconstruction

George Rutherglen

in Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

The 1866 Act received restrictive interpretations even during Reconstruction, as did the Reconstruction amendments and other civil rights legislation. The Slaughter-House Cases, narrowly interpreting ... More


Imaging and Radiation

Patrick Magee and Mark Tooley

in The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice for the FRCA

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199595150
eISBN:
9780191918032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199595150.003.0033
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Anesthesiology

This chapter explains in simple terms the background physics of imaging using standard X-rays, computed axial tomography (CT), nuclear medicine (including positron emission tomography-PET), and ... More


Police Emblem and Flag

Desmond Rea and Robin Masefield

in Policing in Northern Ireland: Delivering the New Beginning?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381502
eISBN:
9781781382172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381502.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This short chapter deals with the contentious issue of symbolism, in relation to the creation of a new emblem and flag for the PSNI. The Commission’s judgement that the new beginning could not be ... More


The Pattern of Discrimination

Ariel Toaff

in Love, Work and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774198
eISBN:
9781800340954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774198.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Jewish–Christian relations in late medieval Italy. The daily business and general relations between Jews and the non-itinerant clergy in Umbrian communes in the late Middle ... More


The Glorious Burden of the Aging Civil War Veteran

John A Casey

in New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265398
eISBN:
9780823266708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265398.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Toward the end of the nineteenth century a mythology of the Civil War veteran had been created. This myth was partially constructed by former soldiers who asserted they were the last real men in ... More


Crane and the Tyranny of Twelve

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Stephen Crane published his classic novel about the Civil War, The Red Badge of Courage, in 1895, a full three decades after hostilities ended. Crane's tale, a major document of American realism, ... More


Thomas Boyd

David A. Rennie

in American Writers and World War I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858812
eISBN:
9780191890918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858812.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Boyd is best known for his debut novel, Through the Wheat, which is typically thought of as an anti-war modernist work. However, I argue, Boyd’s novel is, in fact, a more ambiguous take on World War ... More


An Epoch of New Dynasties: From the Later Tenth Century to the End of the Eleventh

David A. Hinton

in Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pins: Possessions and People in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264537
eISBN:
9780191919299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264537.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The Wessex kings’ conquest of the whole of England during the first half of the tenth century created conditions that led to a nation-state being recognizable by the end of the eleventh. In ... More


The Wars and the Posies: The Fifteenth Century and the First Half of the Sixteenth

David A. Hinton

in Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pins: Possessions and People in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264537
eISBN:
9780191919299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264537.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The problems of the second half of the fourteenth century continued to affect the fifteenth. Sudden death remained a constant threat, and population levels probably did not begin to recover much, ... More


Basic Radiation Physics

Varut Vardhanabhuti, Julia James, Rosemary Gray, Rehaan Nensey, Vivien Shuen, and Tishi Ninan

in MCQs for the First FRCR

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199584024
eISBN:
9780191917967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199584024.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions Regarding atomic structure: ‘Z’ is the number of protons in the nucleus. ‘A’ determines an element’s place in the periodic table. A stable nucleus contains equal numbers of protons and ... More


General Radiation Hazards and Protection

Varut Vardhanabhuti, Julia James, Rosemary Gray, Rehaan Nensey, Vivien Shuen, and Tishi Ninan

in MCQs for the First FRCR

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199584024
eISBN:
9780191917967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199584024.003.0007
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions Deterministic effects of ionizing radiation include: Cataract Epilation Leukaemia Lung cancer Erythema Stochastic effects of radiation ... More


Alfred et al.: From the Mid-Ninth Century to the Mid-Tenth

David A. Hinton

in Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pins: Possessions and People in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264537
eISBN:
9780191919299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264537.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

A distinguishing feature of the ninth century is the amount of precious metal that has survived from it. Some of this comes from hoards, for in contrast to the eighth century there are several with ... More


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