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Seth Kimmel

in Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278285
eISBN:
9780226278315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278315.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Expanding the insights of the religious reformer and linguist Juan de Valdés, the Morisco Ignacio de Las Casas and his fellow Jesuits recognized that lived contact produced linguistic fluency and ... More


Latinity and the Second Renaissance

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The strong — and, on occasion, even exclusive — association of the term ‘classic’ with the works of classical antiquity was particularly marked in the second half of the 18th century. This issue ... More


Philology and Ethnology

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter highlights the role of India, particularly the European discovery of Sanskrit, in the development of comparative philology and ethnology in Britain in the early nineteenth century. The ... More


Greece, India, and Race among the Victorians

Partha Mitter

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The paper traces the process leading to the repudiation of the Afroasiatic roots of Greek civilization in the 19th century. Comparative philology, physical anthropology and biology melded language, ... More


Brian Woledge 1904–2002

Tony Hunt

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 153 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VII

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264348
eISBN:
9780191734250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264348.003.0016
Subject:
History, Historiography

Brian Woledge (1904–2002), a Fellow of the British Academy and formerly Fielden Professor of French at University College London (UCL), devoted his professional life, with remarkable consistency of ... More


Origins

David Damrosch

in Comparing the Literatures: Literary Studies in a Global Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691134994
eISBN:
9780691201283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134994.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explains how the history of comparative literature is a history of archives, such as of libraries and collections that are either preserved or lost and studied or forgotten. It mentions ... More


Instruments of Empire

James Q. Davies

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter links the island of Java with metropolitan London and rural South Africa. It invokes visions of a “global nineteenth century” in order to present a critical archeology of modern concepts ... More


William Guise: The Application of Arabic to the Interpretation of Mishnah Zeraʽim

Alastair Hamilton

in The Mishnaic Moment: Jewish Law among Jews and Christians in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780192898906
eISBN:
9780191926280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898906.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter analyses William Guise’s use of Arabic in his notes to his partial translation of Zera´im. His main sources were the monolingual Arabic dictionaries—al-Jawharī’s Ṣiḥāḥ, Fīrūzābādī’s ... More


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