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The Mediterranean Origins of the British Empire

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter introduces the Mediterranean as the origins of the British Empire. There, the English were weak and vulnerable, and they learned a model of cultural interaction defined by dissimulation ... More


Problems with Descartes’ Method and Its Implementation

David Cunning

in Argument and Persuasion in Descartes’ Meditations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195399608
eISBN:
9780199866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399608.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers a number of problems and worries that arise in the light of the pedagogical method of the Meditations. One is that as an intuitionist Descartes expects that after we have ... More


Voluntary Servitude: Fulke Greville and the Arts of Power

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

Fulke Greville spent his life in mourning for Sir Philip Sidney; and for him Sidney represented a unique combination of aristocratic magnanimity and Protestant integrity, and heroic action and ... More


Age of Dissimulation

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the age of dissimulation. During this period, the mask was a matter of survival. Dissimulation provided people with the means to protect themselves. In the age of ... More


Legible Conversions

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/9780226278315.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The forced conversions that followed the Christian re-conquest of Granada in 1492 inaugurated the Morisco period. The mass baptisms performed by the statesman, inquisitor, and eventual cardinal ... More


Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Jon Snyder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228191
eISBN:
9780520944442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228191.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

“Larvatus prodeo,” announced René Descartes at the beginning of the seventeenth century: “I come forward, masked.” Deliberately disguising or silencing their most intimate thoughts and emotions, many ... More


Introduction

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this volume, which is about the links between a violent historical and political legacy and a cultural order of dissimulation in the Mende-speaking ... More


Immaterial Practices: Clues in a Modern Sierra Leonean Landscape

Mariane C. Ferme

in The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225428
eISBN:
9780520925717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225428.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter attempts to provide an interpretation of the history of Sierra Leone based on its modern landscape. It discusses the special powers of dissimulation and interpretation of Sierra Leonean ... More


Confidence Games: Dissimulation at Court

Jon R. Snyder

in Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228191
eISBN:
9780520944442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228191.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the development of the discourse on dissimulation within the genre of writing about courtiers and court society is seen the most successful elite institution during the early modern period. The ... More


The Writing on the Walls

Jon R. Snyder

in Dissimulation and the Culture of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228191
eISBN:
9780520944442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228191.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Although the principles found in the discourse on dissimulation had a wide acceptance in the culture at large, still the reception of them was far from uniform since numerous challenges were made ... More


Signs of the Times: Nietzsche, Deconstruction, and the Truth of History

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Today's university occupies a site delicately poised between intellectual, institutional, economic, juridical, ideological and political values. The precariousness of its situation can be gauged at ... More


The Origin of Key Shiʿite Thought Patterns in Islamic History

Adel S. al-Abdul Jader

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the origins of some of the key concepts to the Shi،ite beliefs and to the intellectual life of Shi،ite Muslims, and briefly recounts the political–religious division that ... More


Religious Identity, Dissimulation and Assimilation: the Ismaili Experience

Farhad Daftary

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the origins of the concept of taqiyya or dissimulation, and its practice among Ismailis through the ages. It also discusses the various geographies in which the Ismailis lived ... More


Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Erica Benner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book offers a chapter-by-chapter reading of the Prince as a masterwork of ironic writing with a moral purpose: to teach readers how to recognise hidden dangers in political conduct that appears ... More


Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

K. David Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an interpretation of J.M. Machado de Assis, the Brazilian writer, and his fictional world. The central idea is that Machado put before us the theater of the world of Rio de Janeiro ... More


Privacy, Dissimulation, and Propriety

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768601
eISBN:
9780226768618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768618.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the issues of dissimulation and propriety in relation to privacy in eighteenth-century England. It contends that during this period, the subject of manners in relation to ... More


Bento Santiago’s Grand Dissimulation

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Machado’s most complex failed narrator-author, a master of dissimulation who writes to disguise the depth and damage of his obsessions, is Bento Santiago, in his own words the “subterranean man” who ... More


Deception and good faith

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While it is praiseworthy for princes to keep faith, Machiavelli observes that those who have achieved ‘great things’ have not cared about keeping their word. The chapter begins by suggesting that ... More


From Castrated Statues to Empty Colossi: Emasculation vs. Monumentality in Bembo, Castiglione, and the Sala Paolina

Susan Gaylard

in Hollow Men: Writing, Objects, and Public Image in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251742
eISBN:
9780823252855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251742.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter compares the dissimulatory strategies of Pietro Bembo’s philology (1501-1530s), Castiglione’s model courtier (1507-28), and Perino del Vaga’s trompe-l’oeil figures in the Sala Paolina of ... More


Empathy, Evolution, and Human Nature Allan Young

Allan Young

in Empathy: From Bench to Bedside

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016612
eISBN:
9780262298612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016612.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explores the role of empathy in the evolution of human nature. The origination of human nature through enlightenment and the mind’s naturalistic conception are discussed. Ideas, which ... More


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