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The Biographer’s Power and Private Archives

Birgitte Possing

in Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Historical biography is an important public tool in understanding how historical and public personalities have an impact. The Western market is overwhelmed by biographical writing, in entertainment, ... More


William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Wilfrid Prest

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This is the first comprehensive account of the life and writings of William Blackstone, whose Commentaries on the Laws of England remains the most celebrated and influential text in the ... More


The Mythos of Masculinization: Narratives of Heroism and Historical Identity

Jason G. Karlin

in Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan: Modernity, Loss, and the Doing of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838263
eISBN:
9780824871451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838263.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the discourse of heroes in Meiji Japan through its principal forms of representation, namely, history and fiction. In many cultures, the ideology of “masculine hegemony” finds ... More


John Morley’s Impersonal Domesticity

Kevin A. Morrison

in Victorian Liberalism and Material Culture: Synergies of Thought and Place

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474431538
eISBN:
9781474445023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474431538.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter three analyses John Morley’s suburban residences from 1886 to 1923 as reflections of his belief that the home should be inhabited in ways that nurture an optimal liberal life. Morley sought ... More


Boudica: Warrior Woman of Roman Britain

Caitlin C. Gillespie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190609078
eISBN:
9780190875596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609078.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

In AD 60/61, Rome almost lost the province of Britain to a woman. Boudica, wife of the client king Prasutagus, fomented a rebellion that proved catastrophic for Camulodunum (Colchester), Londinium ... More


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