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Manufacturing Linens

Susan North

in Sweet and Clean?: Bodies and Clothes in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856139
eISBN:
9780191889639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856139.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The processing and marketing of linens expressly for use in underwear and accessories is examined in Chapter 7. The labour-intensive raising and refining of flax is described and the qualities ... More


Concerning the repayment of a debt

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

in Shaping a Muslim State: The World of a Mid-Eighth-Century Egyptian Official

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199673902
eISBN:
9780191758133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673902.003.0033
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a letter from Muslim b. ʽAmr to Isṭāq b. ʽAṭā' that discusses several related commercial transactions involving ʽAbd Allāh b. Asʽad. Amongst other things, Isṭāq is to buy flax ... More


Wooden textile tools

Caroline Earwood

in Domestic Wooden Artefacts: In Britain and Ireland from Neolithic to Viking Times

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859893893
eISBN:
9781781380529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859893893.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Spinning and weaving machines were preceded by a variety of wooden hand tools, some of which survive from prehistoric and early historic contexts. Much of our knowledge on how these tools were used ... More


Work

in Culture, Conflict and Migration: The Irish in Victorian Cumbria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236528
eISBN:
9781846312892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312892.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the employment patterns of the Irish in nineteenth-century Cumbria using census records during 1851–91 and four Cumbrian towns of significant migrant settlement (Barrow, ... More


Intelligent genomes

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Barbara McClintock’s identification of transposons heralded much new understanding of the complexity involved in the control of gene expression. Her information indicated that the cell is the master ... More


An Epoch of New Dynasties: From the Later Tenth Century to the End of the Eleventh

David A. Hinton

in Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pins: Possessions and People in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264537
eISBN:
9780191919299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264537.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The Wessex kings’ conquest of the whole of England during the first half of the tenth century created conditions that led to a nation-state being recognizable by the end of the eleventh. In ... More


Oil- and fibre-producing crops

Daniel Zohary, Ehud Weiss, and Maria Hopf*

in Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199549061
eISBN:
9780191810046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549061.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the attributes of oil-bearing seeds and fibre-producing crops that triggered the evolution of plant domestication. In most domesticated oil crops the fruits do not dehisce. On ... More


Alfred et al.: From the Mid-Ninth Century to the Mid-Tenth

David A. Hinton

in Gold and Gilt, Pots and Pins: Possessions and People in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199264537
eISBN:
9780191919299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199264537.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

A distinguishing feature of the ninth century is the amount of precious metal that has survived from it. Some of this comes from hoards, for in contrast to the eighth century there are several with ... More


Unintended Baggage?: Part II: Yuanwu in His Own Write Vis-À-Vis Dahui

Steven Heine

in Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record: Sharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199397761
eISBN:
9780199397792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397761.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A critical analysis of two interconnected issues involved in assessing Yuanwu’s thought about the efficacy or detrimental quality of language in relation to Dahui’s mature views that seem to be ... More


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