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Knowing Their Place: Domestic Service in Twentieth-Century Britain

Lucy Delap

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199572946
eISBN:
9780191728846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572946.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book tells the story of lives and labour within twentieth-century British homes. From great houses to suburbs and slums, it charts the interactions of servants and employers and the intense ... More


The Public and the Private in Modern Britain

BRIAN HARRISON

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the history of privacy and private life in modern Britain. Privacy rests upon a Judaeo-Christian respect for the individual's ... More


Introduction

Amanda E. Herbert

in Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine women's social networks in early modern Britain. Female friendships and alliances were expressed in many ways, and the ... More


Epilogue

Amanda E. Herbert

in Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter summarizes the book's main themes. The book shows how women created and maintained female alliances in early modern Britain. It shows that elite women were expected to make enduring and ... More


Conclusion: The Shadows from Theobalds

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0032
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This concluding chapter presents some comments on the significance of the present study on James I's death for students of early modern Britain. It argues that while there is space for reasonable ... More


Lineages of Empire: The Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought

Duncan Kelly (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264393
eISBN:
9780191734571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264393.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Recently there has been an explosion of academic and popular interest in the history of how Britons have thought about their Empire. This book focuses on the ways in which the intellectual history ... More


The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Chris Williams and Andrew Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

‘Die Politik’, Bismarck is reputed to have said, ‘ist die Lehre von Möglichen’. Translated as ‘politics is the art of the possible’, this phrase captures neatly the pragmatism that has been at the ... More


. Reconciling Friendship and Dissent: Female Alliances in the Diaries of Sarah Savage

Amanda E. Herbert

in Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the life of Sarah Henry Savage, who rejected many traditional practices of female sociability. Savage was an early Presbyterian who believed that her faith prevented her from ... More


Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World

Zara Anishanslin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300197051
eISBN:
9780300220551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, this book embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British ... More


Introduction: Duncan Tanner and the art of the possible: understanding politics and governance in modern British history

Chris Williams

in The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Duncan Tanner’s work was overwhelmingly focused on the political process and on politics in government. He reached back into the late Victorian era, and forward to the very recent past. He was ... More


An Age of Risk, a Liberalism of Anxiety

Emily C. Nacol

in An Age of Risk: Politics and Economy in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165103
eISBN:
9781400883011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165103.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter returns to the lessons of the eighteenth century in discussing risk, in particular exploring the role of liberalism in early modern Britain's preoccupation with risk. Preoccupation with ... More


Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England

Erin A. McCarthy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198836476
eISBN:
9780191873713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836476.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England focuses on early modern publishers’ efforts to identify and accommodate new readers of verse that had previously been ... More


British Legal Institutions and Transaction Costs in the Early Transport Revolution

Dan Bogart (ed.)

in Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772730
eISBN:
9780804777612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the link between British legal institutions and infrastructure development in early modern Britain. It examines the era following the Glorious Revolution that saw a shift in ... More


Inventing Leonardo

Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp, and Robert B. Simon

in Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198813835
eISBN:
9780191851575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813835.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

From the evidence of contemporary literary sources, manuscript inventories, correspondence, and eyewitness accounts, Chapter 8 considers the penetration of literary concepts of Leonardo as an artist ... More


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