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Idealism and Antagonism: Troynovaunt in the Late Fourteenth Century

MARION TURNER

in Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207893
eISBN:
9780191709142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207893.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The ideological concept of civic progress, manifested in the Janus-like image of New Troy, was a potent sociopolitical tool in late 14th-century London. This chapter examines the ways in which civic ... More


The Battle for Downtown

Andrew Ross

in Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Before the financial crash froze the motion of money, the plan to repopulate thinned-out downtowns had become an article of faith among advocates of low-carbon urbanism. Where else could the ... More


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