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Conclusion

Jonathan Phillips

in Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations between the Latin East and the West, 1119-1187

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205401
eISBN:
9780191676611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205401.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The wish to secure husbands to marry important heiresses and the need for short-term military help caused the Frankish settlers in the Levant to turn to western Europe on many occasions. It is clear ... More


Female Castellans: Prevision, Not Prejudice

CHARLES L. H. COULSON

in Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208242
eISBN:
9780191716676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208242.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The difficulties inherent in the female tenure of a fortress in England and France during the medieval period might appear greater than with an ordinary fief. Castles were female preserves as ... More


The Monuments of Women

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199215980
eISBN:
9780191710001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Women are shown on effigial monuments either alone or alongside their husbands. The chapter argues that the monuments of women are no less status-conscious than those of their menfolk, with status ... More


Women and Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the extent to which the Christianization of the Roman empire made a difference to women's access to public life: as heiresses, benefactors, martyrs, and teachers. Christian ... More


Creole Legacies in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Pramoedya's This Earth of Mankind

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 5 compares Rhys's use of the stereotype of the Creole heiress in Wide Sargasso Sea with Pramoedya's use of a similar stereotype in This Earth of Mankind. The chapter situates this stereotype ... More


Dineley v. Dineley Cruelty, adultery, and murder, 1717–1741

Lawrence Stone

in Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The story highlights the great importance in the generation of family feuds of any violation of traditional norms for the transmission of property. The issue which destroyed the Goodere Dineleys was ... More


Unrest in Antioch, 1130–8

Jonathan Phillips

in Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations between the Latin East and the West, 1119-1187

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205401
eISBN:
9780191676611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205401.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In 1127, King Baldwin II of Jerusalem had an eligible heiress available to marry. Notwithstanding the possible claim via Mathilda of Boulogne, in essence the task was merely to decide who should ... More


The Land and the Jubilee

Mary Douglas

in In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245413
eISBN:
9780191697463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245413.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Book of Numbers has always been regarded as a serious book. This leads to noticing that the law pertaining to heiresses is not given in the style for laws. In the vivid narrative style of a ... More


Inheritance and the Athenian nature of Sophoclean tragedy

Eleanor Regina OKell

in Why Athens?: A Reappraisal of Tragic Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199562329
eISBN:
9780191724978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562329.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores inheritance in Sophocles’ extant tragedies to determine whether Sophocles relied on Athenian practice and how his tragedies could have been comprehended by a wider Greek ... More


The Shield: Introduction

Stanley Ireland (ed.)

in Menander: The Shield (Aspis) and The Arbitration (Epitrepontes)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688973
eISBN:
9781800343146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688973.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Menander's play titled The Shield, which is about a young man named Cleostratos who has reportedly been killed in a surprise night attack on the Greek camp by the natives ... More


Uses of Citizenship: Tales from the Consulate, or How Mrs. Baker Got Her Hat Back

Nancy L. Green

in The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880-1941

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226306889
eISBN:
9780226137520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137520.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The love lives of Americans in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century were more complicated than most tales of Parisian romance imply. This chapter begins with rival images of the city – ... More


The American Scene I: The Heiress (1949)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter opens with a history of Wyler's involvement with Liberty Films, co-founded by his friend Frank Capra, its eventual dissolution, and his signing a five-picture deal with Paramount. The ... More


During and After the War, 1942–48

Elizabeth B. Crist and Wayne Shirley (eds)

in The Selected Correspondence of Aaron Copland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111217
eISBN:
9780300133479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111217.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter chronicles the events in Aaron Copeland's life throughout World War II up until its aftermath. Copeland returned to Hollywood in 1943, after the success of his film scores for Of Mice ... More


1949

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In these diary entries written between January and December 1949, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett lists his activities: working at the studio with Billy Wilder but failing to advance the ... More


‘Our Blood and Life’: The Great Empress

Richard Bassett

in For God and Kaiser: The Imperial Austrian Army, 1619-1918

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300178586
eISBN:
9780300213102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178586.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on Charles VI's eldest daughter Maria Theresa, the heir to the House of Austria. Maria Theresa became the most impressive monarch of the eighteenth century. An unashamed ... More


Coping with the Crash

Dominic Symonds

in We’ll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199929481
eISBN:
9780190216870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929481.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The failure of Chee-Chee hit Rodgers and Hart hard. Over the next few years as the stock market crash continued to reverberate, they stumbled through several faltering shows including She’s My Baby ... More


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