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Language in the Golden Age

Deborah Levine Gera

in Ancient Greek Ideas on Speech, Language, and Civilization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256167
eISBN:
9780191719578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256167.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the nature of speech in the primeval, idyllic era of Kronos. It narrates that the golden age world is a harmonious one, with gods, animals, and men all speaking the same ... More


Introduction

John R. Patterson

in Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Engaging with Fergus Millar’s observation that ‘Italy under the Empire has no history’, the introduction outlines the aims of the book, which is envisaged as a contribution to the history of imperial ... More


Constructing a Usable Past

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter attends more closely to the competing ways of constructing and drawing on the past that each type of jeremiad employs. The chapter opens with a consideration of the U. S. Supreme Court's ... More


 Prophecy and Sociology of Religion

Niels Christian Hvidt

in Christian Prophecy: The Post-Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195314472
eISBN:
9780199785346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314472.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The reality and truth of divine revelation is realized most of all in the lived faith of the church. It is here that prophecy has played its most significant role. Prophets are not called mainly to ... More


Hesiod, Plato, and the Golden Age: Hesiodic motifs in the myth of the Politicus 1

Dimitri El Murr

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The central myth of the Politicus, concerning the cyclical nature of the cosmos, has been the subject of much exegetical controversy. This chapter explores the passage within the wider context of ... More


Introduction: “Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast”

Marah Gubar

in Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction proposes that Golden Age children’s authors and members of the cult of the child were at best ambivalent and often hostile to the growing cultural pressure to conceive of children ... More


Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Marah Gubar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book proposes a fundamental reconception of the 19th-century attitude toward the child. The Romantic ideology of innocence spread more slowly than we think, it contends, and the people whom we ... More


The Golden Age

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 8, ‘The Golden Age’, compares the periods which the historians saw as the most successful eras in national history. For Lelewel, this period was to be found in the days of the ... More


Marginal Europe: The Contribution of Marginal Lands since the Middle Ages

Sidney Pollard

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206385
eISBN:
9780191677106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206385.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

The momentum of the British industrial revolution arose mostly in regions that were poorly endowed by nature, badly located, and considered backward and poor by contemporaries. This book examines the ... More


The Promise of Paradise

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter surveys utopian ideas in Latin America, from the European myths projected onto the New World during exploration to more recent endeavors to discover or build paradise on earth. Themes ... More


Kierkegaard's Critique of Christian Nationalism

Stephen Backhouse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604722
eISBN:
9780191729324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604722.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Philosophy of Religion

The book draws out the critique of Christian nationalism that is implicit throughout the thought of Søren Kierkegaard, an analysis that is inseparable from his wider aim of reintroducing Christianity ... More


The Intimate Screen: Early British Television Drama

Jason Jacobs

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742340
eISBN:
9780191695018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explores the formative period of British television drama, concentrating on the years 1936–55. It examines the continuities and changes of early television drama, and the impact this had ... More


Lessons of the Golden Age: An Overview

Stephen A. Marglin

in The Golden Age of Capitalism: Reinterpreting the Postwar Experience

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198287414
eISBN:
9780191684548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198287414.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an overview of the historical and theoretical arguments of the book. It differentiates causes and triggers. It notes that conventional wisdom dates the end of the ‘golden age’ ... More


The Long Interval Without Major Recession, 1945–1973

Christopher Dow

in Major Recessions: Britain and the World 1920-1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241231
eISBN:
9780191596179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241236.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The quarter‐century or so after World War II was a period when growth was relatively fast, demand was high, and unemployment was low, and when there were no large fluctuations as defined in this ... More


The Making of the ‘Golden Age’

John Caughie

in Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742197
eISBN:
9780191694981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742197.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The period between 1965 and 1975 is considered to be the golden age of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s television drama. The 1960s and the 1970s marked the shift in values and culture of ... More


Cervantes and the Comic Mind of his Age

Anthony Close

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198159988
eISBN:
9780191673733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159988.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book relates Cervantes' poetics of comic fiction to the common framework of assumptions, values, and ideas held by Spaniards of the Golden Age about the comic and the kinds of writing which ... More


Challenges to Capital

ANDREW GLYN

in Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226795
eISBN:
9780191710544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226795.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter discusses challenges faced by the capital system. It begins with a description of the unprecedented boom of the economies of the most developed capitalist countries (North America, ... More


Ancient Greek Ideas on Speech, Language, and Civilization

Deborah Levine Gera

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256167
eISBN:
9780191719578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256167.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The source and nature of earliest speech and civilization are puzzles which have intrigued people for many centuries. This study explores ancient Greek views on the source and nature of the world’s ... More


The Golden Age and Its Several Endings

Norman Birnbaum

in After Progress: American Social Reform and European Socialism in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158595
eISBN:
9780199849352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158595.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Eric Hobsbawm has characterized the postwar years of economic growth, the consolidation of democracy in Western Europe (and its extension to southern Europe), and the institutionalization of the ... More


What Is to Be Done with Ballet?

Janice Ross

in Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207637
eISBN:
9780300210644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207637.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter recalls how ballet was used as a political instrument at the end of the Bolshevik Revolution. Yakobson became a critic and then a supporter of ballet despite Stalin's purges. The guiding ... More


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