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High Priestess 1809–1816

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter argues, against some other More scholars, that Hannah More remained a significant character into her sixties. She became ever more closely associated with the Evangelical wing of the ... More


How some people became farmers

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter shows how farming developed in Eurasia from increasingly intrusive plant management, which sometimes elicited rapid genetic responses from a few plants (especially cereals and pulses), ... More


The domestication of cereal crops

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

By 10 million years ago, the major cereal groups had diverged from each other and were distributed across the world. Many of these grassy plants have remained recalcitrant to domestication, but ... More


Evolution of agrourban cultures: I The Near East

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

In the Near East, farming started in the Levant and northern Mesopotamia and, by 9,000 BP, was established across much of the region. Farming villages grew into towns that gradually increased in size ... More


Barley and Oats

M. E. Turner, J. V. Beckett, and B. Afton

in Farm Production in England 1700-1914

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208044
eISBN:
9780191716577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208044.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter does for barley and oats what the previous chapter did for wheat, and it more or less reinforces the new findings about the timing of the agricultural revolution. But it also allows a ... More


Distilling’s Backstory: The Prerequisites

Karl Raitz

in Bourbon's Backroads: A Journey through Kentucky's Distilling Landscape

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178424
eISBN:
9780813178431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178424.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Facilitating the change from craft to industrial distilling required distillers to engage with the physical environment, agriculture, technology and innovation, transportation improvements, workforce ... More


From Iran to Venice

G.J. GRÉLOT

in The Travels and Journal of Ambrosio Bembo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249387
eISBN:
9780520940130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249387.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Bembo and his team's journey ended in a vast plain that stretched as far as the eye could see. They lodged in one of the houses, where there was not even enough barley for the houses. They rode all ... More


Spirituals in Uncle Tom Shows, Melodramas, and Spectacles

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Stage productions of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) were a staple of theaters across the United States well into the twentieth century. In 1876, after jubilee troupes had ... More


The Grammar of Food

Massimo Montanari

in Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167864
eISBN:
9780231539081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167864.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the replication of “grammar” in alimentary systems, which results into a structure where every element acquires a meaning. In the alimentary lexicon of the peasant population, ... More


A Feast of Beltain? Reflections on the Rich Danebury Harvests

Martin Jones

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Twenty-five years after embarking on what was to become one of the major Iron Age excavations of the twentieth century, Barry Cunliffe was also reflecting on the endless cycle from Beltain, through ... More


Bourges in the Earlier Iron Age: An Interim View

Ralston Ian

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0022
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Berry in central France figures frequently in assessments of the level of complexity in western temperate Europe at the annexation of Gallia comata in 52 BC. Information from a number of sites, ... More


Spending Our Capital

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0022
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

A deeply felt aversion to spending accumulated capital is an ancient part of the heritage of most societies. Although my father was a doctor, not a businessman, he taught this to me. He had lived ... More


Analysis of El Niño Effects: Methods and Models

Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel

in Climate Variability and the Global Harvest: Impacts of El Niño and Other Oscillations on Agro-Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195137637
eISBN:
9780197561669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195137637.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Knowledge of climate impacts is necessarily embedded in multifaceted, multiscaled contexts. The many facets include physical, ecological, and biological factors–as well as social, political, and ... More


Improving Yield Potential by Modifying Plant Type and Exploiting Heterosis

G. S. Khush and S. Peng

in Feeding a World Population of More Than Eight Billion People: A Challenge to Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195113129
eISBN:
9780197561119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195113129.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

World food crops have been improved progressively since their domestication about 10,000 years ago. Progress was especially rapid after the rediscovery of Mendel’s laws of inheritance, when ... More


Cereals

Daniel Zohary, Ehud Weiss, and Maria Hopf*

in Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199549061
eISBN:
9780191810046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549061.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes how the self-pollinating, or ‘selfing’ trait of cereal becomes instrumental to its successful domestication throughout south-west Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin. ... More


Wheat, People, and Plant Breeding

John H. Perkins

in Geopolitics and the Green Revolution: Wheat, Genes, and the Cold War

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195110135
eISBN:
9780197561065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195110135.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

Selecting improved varieties of wheat from among existing wheat plants is an ancient art that dates back thousands of years. In contrast, the deliberate generation of new varieties by controlled ... More


Root System Architecture, Density, and Measurement

Peter B. Tinker and Peter Nye

in Solute Movement in the Rhizosphere

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195124927
eISBN:
9780197561324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195124927.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The behaviour and properties of roots are central subjects in this book. A number of biochemical and physiological properties have already been described, for individual roots, in chapters 2, 5, 7, ... More


Monitoring Agricultural Drought in the Near East

Eddy De Pauw

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0025
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The countries of North Africa and West Asia, hereafter referred to as the “Near East,” cover a large part of the world (more than 7,200,000 km2). This region is characterized by diverse but ... More


Arable Lands

Faisal H. Husain

in Rivers of the Sultan: The Tigris and Euphrates in the Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197547274
eISBN:
9780197547304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547274.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter reconstructs Ottoman irrigation policies in the Tigris-Euphrates alluvial plain. Numerous considerations shaped the Ottoman management of irrigation agriculture in the region. The ... More


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