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 The Yankee Mohammedan

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an introduction to the life of Alexander Russell Webb (1846-1916), who adopted Islam as a private faith and personal fulfillment of his identity as an American. He is considered ... More


 Diplomatic Post in the Orient

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's experiences as a US consul to the Philippines. On September 29, 1887, Webb was appointed US consul to Manila — then under Spanish colonial control — by President Grover ... More


 Passage to India

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's life following his resignation as US consul to Manila. It describes Webb's Oriental tour aimed at gaining support for his American Mission, which took him to Burma, and ... More


Quarantine

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire: Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162318
eISBN:
9780199788910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On December 13, the Board of Health imposed a quarantine around the Chinatown district of Honolulu along with a mandatory clean-up inside it. This brought hardship to those confined and evoked ... More


The Foundations of Covert Empire

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the prewar and wartime formation of the British intelligence community in the Middle East, tracing its informality to the particular circumstances in which it was formed, and ... More


Cicero's roles as an exemplum

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

There were many achievements of which Cicero was proud and which he displayed as being particularly exemplary. He set himself up as an exemplary advocate, homo novus, great consul, an exiled consular ... More


Cicero's use of personal exempla

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses Cicero's choice and employment of personal exempla throughout his works and over the entirety of his career, with an aim to convey his rhetorical and political strategy and ... More


The rise of the communes, 1000–1150

Tom Scott

in The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199274604
eISBN:
9780191738685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274604.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chapter explores the legal and political foundations of the early Italian communes, especially the close, but problematic, ties between cities as the seats of bishops, and the Roman and Frankish ... More


An Urgent Summons and a Terrible Charge

Andrew Pettinger

in The Republic in Danger: Drusus Libo and the Succession of Tiberius

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601745
eISBN:
9780191741524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601745.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a brief narrative of Drusus Libo’s trial in the senate, and then explores the significance of senatorial investigations during the early Principate. It is established that ... More


The First Consulship (59 bc)

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Having become effectively a ‘consul without a colleague’, but with a Senate hardly disposed to be magnanimous, Caesar pursued an overtly ‘popularist’ line: sharing out the ager Campanus (the ... More


Towards the Crisis

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The most dangerous moment for Caesar in the political crisis that erupted in Rome, while he was occupied with the revolt of Vercingetorix, was the designation of Pompey as ‘consul without colleague’ ... More


Attacking the World with Five Cohorts

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

On the eve of civil war, in December 50 bc and the first week of January 49 bc, illegality became official where one would least expect it: in the Senate. It was the new consuls who, immediately on ... More


“The Situation”

John Pownall Reeves

in The Lone Flag: Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208326
eISBN:
9789888268610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208326.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The chapter introduces the situation of the British consulate and other members of the consular corps in Macao. Next door to the Japanese consulate, Reeves had some interesting encounters with the ... More


Career Advancement; Family Concerns

Isidore Cyril Cannon

in Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099616
eISBN:
9789882207301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

In spite of the fact that Swatow was relatively isolated from the centre of Customs activity, Brewitt-Taylor's (B-T) family was relieved to travel there after all the disturbances they had ... More


British Factors, Governors, and Diplomats

Gerald MacLean and Nabil Matar

in Britain and the Islamic World, 1558–1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199203185
eISBN:
9780191728433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203185.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The first Britons to settle in the Muslim world were consuls, whose job was to ensure the rights and privileges that had been negotiated on behalf of the trading Companies. These were not the ... More


The Lone Flag: Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II

John Pownall Reeves

Colin Day and Richard Garrett (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208326
eISBN:
9789888268610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

When Hong Kong fell to the Japanese on Christmas Day 1941, Macao was left as a tiny isolated enclave on the China coast surrounded by Japanese-held territory. As a Portuguese colony, Macao was ... 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


Blindness: A Feudal Past Without a Modern Future

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the western European consuls misunderstood the character of the imperial state society. It shows that, as a result of this misunderstanding, the consuls mistakenly declared ... More


The Late Republic (100 to 49 BC)

Fred K. Drogula

in Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621265
eISBN:
9781469623146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621265.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter focuses on the rapid development and manipulation of traditional ideas of provinciae. By the mid-first century BC, consuls were regularly receiving permanent provinciae as their ... More


Middle Eastern States and the Philippines under Early American Rule, 1898–1919

William G. Clarence-Smith

in From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265819
eISBN:
9780191771972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265819.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Faced with Moro Muslim resistance in the southern Philippines from 1898, America sought help from Middle Eastern rulers. The Ottoman Empire played the central role, although Egypt and Persia also ... More


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