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Thinking Historically about Challenging Economic Issues

Paul A. David and Mark Thomas

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book discusses some of the ways in which studying the economic experiences of societies in the past can contribute to a better understanding of current and future economic issues. It offers a ... More


Replaying history: reading Close Combat

Barry Atkins

in More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063640
eISBN:
9781781700235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063640.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores two distinct characteristics that can be found in a game such as Close Combat. Firstly it looks at it in relation to the more general sub-genre of game-fictions, the real-time ... More


Ecclesia Restaurata? Heylyn and the Restoration church, 1660–1688

Anthony Milton

in Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-century England: The Career and Writings of Peter Heylyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064449
eISBN:
9781781700815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064449.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the works of Peter Heylyn during the period from 1660 to 1688. The coronation of Charles II represented the final triumph for Heylyn, although the return of the monarch was ... More


The cruelty man: Child welfare, the NSPCC and the State in Ireland, 1889-1956

Sarah-Anne Buckley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719087660
eISBN:
9781781706275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087660.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Cruelty Man represents the first comprehensive account of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) in Ireland, from its foundations in 1889, to the passing of ... More


al-Maqrizi's Chronicle of the Middle Years

Paul E. Walker

in Caliph of Cairo: Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, 9961021

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163289
eISBN:
9781617970207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163289.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Not all of al-Maqrizi's historical works have intention and, for certain periods of the Fatimids, a detailed chronological scheme proved impossible. The historian offers nothing more about the woman ... More


Introduction: The Critical Work and Critical Pleasure of American Literature

Joel Pfister

in Surveyors of Customs: American Literature as Cultural Analysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190276157
eISBN:
9780190276171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction argues that American literature’s critical work can make it a usable source of cultural analysis as well as a critical pleasure. Instead of simply bringing cultural theory and ... More


History in Sub-Saharan Africa

Toyin Falola

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 4: 1800-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199533091
eISBN:
9780191804359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.003.0030
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyses four dominant themes in historiography: the established tradition of oral histories, early written histories of Africa, the emergence of indigenous historical works, and the ... More


History as Text: Coping with Procopius

Averil Cameron

in The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines whether Procopius' The Wars of Justinian, The Buildings of Justinian, and the History, are contradictory to one another. It argues that the three historical works of Procopius, ... More


History of Histories

Simpson Gerry

in The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671144
eISBN:
9780191751516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671144.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book emerged from a 2010 conference in Melbourne called ‘Untold Stories: The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials’. It features a collection of untold or under-told stories about trials and ... More


Gerald of Wales: The Polymath as Historian

Michael Staunton

in The Historians of Angevin England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198769965
eISBN:
9780191822742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter looks at Gerald of Wales as a historian. Gerald was a prolific writer, and a polymath, and he has seldom been studied as a historian alone. Here the focus will be on Gerald’s historical ... More


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