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Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

R. W. Maslen

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that English writers of prose fiction from the 1550s to the 1570s produced some of the most daringly innovative publications of the sixteenth century. Through close examination of a ... More


Justice

P. R. Cavill

in The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199573837
eISBN:
9780191721878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573837.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 3 sets the enactment and enforcement of parliamentary legislation within the framework of the crown's responsibility to dispense justice and to uphold the law. It first discusses contextual ... More


The Poetics of Cultural Depair

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

in The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184997
eISBN:
9780191674426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184997.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines Conrad's discursive strategy as a mode of anarchist practice enabled by the Romantic context. Against the familiar reading of Conrad's irony as a distancing strategy or as a ... More


Browne, El siglo, and the Depiction of Tyranny

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the use of quotation and intertextual referencing of the works of Browne in Marías's fourth novel El siglo. It is argued that Marías's ambition in that novel to marry the noble ... More


Detection: The Runners at Work, 1765–1792

J. M. Beattie

in The First English Detectives: The Bow Street Runners and the Policing of London, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695164
eISBN:
9780191738746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695164.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with an analysis of the financial support provided by the government for the policing work of the runners. The accounts of the office show the runners earning enough to provide ... More


Spies and Informers

Peter Hart

in The I.R.A. and its Enemies: Violence and Community in Cork, 1916-1923

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208068
eISBN:
9780191677892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208068.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines how the Volunteers defined their enemies in the shape of ‘spies’ and ‘informers’. It argues that many of the victims of the Cork I.R.A. were regarded as spies and informers. To ... More


Metadrama and the Informer in Shakespeare and Jonson

Bill Angus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415118
eISBN:
9781474426886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415118.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores the metadramatic plays and devices of Shakespeare and Jonson and finds at the core of their metadrama some disturbing connections, and even an uneasy sense of common practice, ... More


The Cato Street Conspiracy: Plotting, Counter-Intelligence and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

Jason McElligott and Martin Conboy (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526144980
eISBN:
9781526150547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144997
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

On 23 February 1820 a group of radicals were arrested in Cato Street off the Edgware Road in London. They were within 60 minutes of setting out to assassinate the British cabinet. Five of the ... More


Supervision

Stefan Petrow

in Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870–1914

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201656
eISBN:
9780191674976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201656.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the 19th century, the introduction of the role of detective was met by contempt and uncertainty. Detective methods such as spying were deemed offending particularly in liberal England. Although ... More


Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Bill Angus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474432917
eISBN:
9781474459648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432917.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Intelligence and in the Early Modern Theatre explores intrinsic connections between early modern intelligencers and metadrama in the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. It offers insight into why ... More


Introduction

Hillel Cohen

in Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257672
eISBN:
9780520944886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257672.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In 1949, Israel signed armistice agreements with its Arab neighbors at the end of the war in which it had been born. The Jewish state found itself with an unwelcome 156,000 Arabs, who faced ... More


Beginning a Beautiful Friendship: The Rise of the Collaborator Class

Hillel Cohen

in Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and the Israeli Arabs, 1948-1967

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257672
eISBN:
9780520944886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257672.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Many Arabs offered the new state of Israel their services after the Little Triangle was annexed to it. Just as collaboration with the Jews was not foreign to some inhabitants of the Arab villages, ... More


A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Rachel Weil

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Stories of plots, sham plots, and the citizen-informers who discovered them are at the centre of this study of the turbulent decade following the Revolution of 1688. Most studies of the Glorious ... More


To Serve the Enemy: Informers, Collaborators, and the Laws of Armed Conflict

Shane Darcy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198788898
eISBN:
9780191830921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788898.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The use of informers and other collaborators by parties to an armed conflict is a common yet often concealed practice in times of war. Despite the prevalence of such activity, and the serious and at ... More


Shakespeare Before Shakespeare: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and the Elizabethan State

Glyn Parry and Cathryn Enis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862918
eISBN:
9780191895425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862918.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book puts William Shakespeare’s Stratford upbringing into significant historical context for the first time and provides new ways of thinking about Warwickshire and Elizabethan England. It uses ... More


Police and the ‘Hooks’

Vincent Shing Cheng

in Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455683
eISBN:
9789888455645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455683.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines former prisoners’ experiences of being arrested and their views on the police officers who arrest them. With the example of the use of informants, which the former prisoners ... More


Credit and Credibility in the Worlds of Richard Kingston

Rachel Weil

in A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300171044
eISBN:
9780300199284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171044.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Richard Kingston and the ways his service to the state impacted his own credibility and that of the government. Kingston was a paid intelligence agent, a pamphleteer, and a ... More


Introduction

Glyn Parry and Cathryn Enis

in Shakespeare Before Shakespeare: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and the Elizabethan State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862918
eISBN:
9780191895425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862918.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book puts William Shakespeare’s Stratford upbringing into significant historical context for the first time. It provides new ways of thinking about Warwickshire and Elizabethan England. It uses ... More


A matter of intelligence: MI5 and the surveillance of anti-Nazi refugees, 1933-50

Charmian Brinson and Richard Dove

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090790
eISBN:
9781781707357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090790.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

A Matter of Intelligence is a book about the British Security Service MI5. More specifically, it concerns one particular aspect of its work, the surveillance of anti-Nazi German refugees during the ... More


Mahadev Desai

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This essay explores the allegations that Mahatma Gandhi’s secretary, Mahadev Desai, was an informer of the British Empire. It provides evidence to prove that Desai’s correspondence with Viceroy Lord ... More


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