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Introduction

Michael Millgate

in Testamentary Acts: Browning, Tennyson, James, Hardy

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183662
eISBN:
9780191674099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183662.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Many writers of the last two centuries looked at Sir Walter Scott as a supreme model of career closure and of noble dying. In his last years, aware of the immensity of his reputation, he collaborated ... More


Intestinal systems

A. Schmidt-Rhaesa

in The Evolution of Organ Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566687
eISBN:
9780191718007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566687.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Animals obtain nutrients using a two-step procedure: food collection and uptake by endocytosis. In eumetazoans, a particular intestinal tract evolved, making it possible to digest food prior to the ... More


THE LIBRETTO

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter takes a broad look at the opera libretto; it considers the profession of librettist, the selection of the libretto for a particular season, publishing and printing privileges, revisions ... More


Building materials: nature, origins, and processing Building materials: nature, origins, and processing

Mike Hansell

in Animal Architecture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Animals are surrounded by potential materials, mineral and organic, where mineral is represented by mud and stones, and organic includes those of animal, plant, and fungal origin. These materials ... More


Introduction

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Introduction briefly outlines the history of the Tazza and its changing fortunes from a prized possession of the mightiest rulers to little known ancient artifact today. It acknowledges the gaps ... More


The Catullan Corpus, Greek Epigram, and the Poetry of Objects *

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek papyri, especially of epigrams, are used to show the connections and problems of the Catullan corpus. It is argued that a three-book collected edition does not fit the ancient material: poems ... More


Out of the China Closet

J. Samaine Lockwood

in Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter analyzes women's antique china collecting in late-nineteenth-century New England. It argues that china hunting guides represented the woman collector as bold and savvy while presenting ... More


Epilogue

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0030
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter studies the activities of Louise Kellogg after the death of her longtime companion and friend, Annie Montague Alexander. One of these was her two trips to Baja California with Annetta ... More


Farewell

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the author's thoughts on the last few days of his stay in Rampura. It reflects on how he enjoyed his work and encounters with villagers from different castes and classes. In ... More


How Senior Managers Value Information Management Practices

DONALD A. MARCHAND, WILLIAM J. KETTINGER, and JOHN D. ROLLINS

in Information Orientation: The Link to Business Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252213
eISBN:
9780191714276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252213.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter focuses on how well senior managers perceive their company in managing information to improve business performance. It discusses the underlying information practices associated with the ... More


The Commemoration Movement

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines why this period saw the establishment of so many memorials in honour of particular writers, together with societies designed to promote the study of their work and to advance ... More


Summer, 1946, Part II: The Expansion of Testimony

Alan Rosen

in The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395129
eISBN:
9780199866588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the expansion of Boder's notion of DP testimony. In late August, Boder made his first interview visit outside of France, conducting path breaking interviews at DP centers first ... More


Imperialist Fragmentation and the Discovery of Bacchylides

David Fearn

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

On Christmas Eve 1896, The Times heralded the discovery of a large papyrus roll containing works by the Greek lyric poet Bacchylides, while lamenting that ‘unfortunately the manuscript has suffered ... More


Consumption, Culture, and the ‘Unenterprising’ Businessman

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Martin Wiener argued that when businessmen became ‘detached from the single-minded pursuit of production and profit’ they became unenterprising, inefficient, and unsuccessful. This chapter tests this ... More


The Hell of Ownership: Beckford on Collecting

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter offers a new view of the theory and practice of collecting by examining writings on the topic by William Beckford, author of Vathek and the pre-eminent collector of fine objects of his ... More


Editorial Jonson

Tom Lockwood

in Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280780
eISBN:
9780191712890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280780.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter takes as its focus William Gifford's 1816, nine-volume edition of The Works of Ben Jonson, offering a historicized account that seeks to understand how the conditions of its making ... More


The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Martin Daunton (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores the questions of what counted as knowledge in Victorian Britain, who defined knowledge and the knowledgeable, by what means and by what criteria. During the Victorian period, the ... More


Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Deirdre Coleman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In 1771 Joseph Banks, John Fothergill and other wealthy collectors sent a talented, self-taught naturalist to Sierra Leone to collect all things rare and curious, from moths to monkeys. The name of ... More


A Peripatetic Education: Antiquarian Travellers and the Apodemic Arts

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on a discussion of the peripatetic tradition, examining more the links between antiquarianism and travel narratives. Drawing on both guides to travel (the artes apodemicae or ... More


Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175753
eISBN:
9780231542760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175753.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Challenging clichés of Japanism as a feminine taste, Bachelor Japanists argues that Japanese aesthetics were central to contests over the meanings of masculinity in the West. Christopher Reed draws ... More


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