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Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Jon Hall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book presents a fresh examination of the letters exchanged between Cicero and correspondents such as Pompey, Julius Caesar, and Mark Antony during the final turbulent decades of the Roman ... More


Doing Aristocratic Business: Affiliative Politeness and the Politeness of Respect

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines in detail seven letters from Cicero's correspondence in order to establish some of the conventions of linguistic politeness typically used in more formal epistolary exchanges ... More


From Polite Fictions to Hypocrisy

Jon Hall

in Politeness and Politics in Cicero's Letters

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195329063
eISBN:
9780199870233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329063.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the more manipulative and self-interested uses of affiliative politeness among Cicero's correspondents. It suggests that at times it is difficult for us to distinguish between ... More


What Is “In-Your-Face” Politics?

Diana C. Mutz

in In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the concept of “in-your-face” politics. When it comes to expressing political views in face-to-face settings, most people are usually polite. With political television, in ... More


A Sign of Quality: Bouhours and the Polite Circle

Richard Scholar

in The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199274406
eISBN:
9780191706448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274406.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines uses of the je-ne-sais-quoi in polite literature, particularly Bouhours and his contemporary the Chevalier de Méré, to refer to an imperceptible sign of social quality and ... More


Conversing with Pictures: The Periodical and the Polite

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter amplifies the account of the ‘novelization’ of literary culture. It begins by defining ‘the polite’ and considering the ideological work that its various manifestations were required to ... More


William Shakespeare and the American People: A Study in Cultural Transformation

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the works of Shakespeare depicted black culture on a white stage. The humor of a people affords important insights into the nature of their culture. Hamlet has been a favorite ... More


Sexual Manners: The Other Face of Civility in Early Modern England

MARTIN INGRAM

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/9780198207108.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores how the notions of civility and incivility impinged on the public regulation of sexuality in early modern England. It examines how ... More


Conclusion

Jon Stobart

in Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199577927
eISBN:
9780191744884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577927.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

The conclusion returns to the five key themes outlined in the introduction. Overall, it argues that retailing and shopping were important in engendering wider changes in consumption: the grocery ... More


A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism

Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226597447
eISBN:
9780226691251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691251.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

As part of his study of human nature and the “science of man,” the great Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) wrote extensively on economics. A Philosopher’s Economist is the first systematic ... More


Introduction

Jon Stobart

in Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199577927
eISBN:
9780191744884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577927.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

The introduction critically reviews the historiography of consumption and how this relates to the grocery trade. It draws out novelty, luxury and utility as key concepts shaping our understanding of ... More


Baskets of Goods: Customers and Shopping Practices

Jon Stobart

in Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199577927
eISBN:
9780191744884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577927.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines in detail the changing patterns and practices of shopping for groceries, highlighting three related areas which link into the broader literature on shopping. It starts by ... More


Imperative forms

Gerjan van Schaaik

in The Oxford Turkish Grammar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851509
eISBN:
9780191886102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851509.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Syntax and Morphology

The smallest unit of a verb is its stem and it is this stem that is most frequently used as the imperative. There are other means as well, all based on a stem plus a suffix: a polite request is ... More


Right to Kill, Right to Make Live: Koreans as Japanese

T. Fujitani

in Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262232
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262232.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how Foucauldian claims about bio-power and governmentality are relevant to analyzing the understanding of Korean population under the Japanese wartime regime. It argues that ... More


Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People: Essays in Georgian Politics, Society, and Culture in Honour of Professor Paul Langford

Elaine Chalus and Perry Gauci (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198802631
eISBN:
9780191840937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802631.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

For some time before his death in July 2015, former colleagues and students of Paul Langford had discussed the possibility of organizing a festschrift to celebrate his remarkable contribution to ... More


Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Elisa Tamarkin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789446
eISBN:
9780226789439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book charts the phenomenon of the love of Britain that emerged after the Revolution and remains in the character of U.S. society and class, the style of academic life, and the idea of American ... More


The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Richard B. Sher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The late eighteenth century witnessed an explosion of intellectual activity in Scotland by such luminaries as David Hume, Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, James Boswell, and ... More


The China Border, A “Polite Coup,” and Return to Democratic Government

Kenton Clymer

in A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454486
eISBN:
9781501701023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454486.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes Burma's efforts to reach a border settlement with China. When the effort stalled for a time, the United States took this as proof of China's treachery; and when the issue was ... More


Liqueurs and the Luxury Marketplace in Eighteenth-Century Paris

E. C. Spary

in Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226439686
eISBN:
9780226439709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439709.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Focusing on eighteenth-century Paris, this article explores the interconnections among knowledge, power, and ethics concerning food. It looks at how food shops, the marketplace, laboratories, ... More


Colonial Freemasonry and Polite Society, 1733–1776

David G. Hackett

in That Religion in Which All Men Agree: Freemasonry in American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281677
eISBN:
9780520957626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281677.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first chapter of part 1 begins with the grand arrival of Freemasonry in coastal cities as part of the anglicization of colonial life. The origins and multiple meanings of the society prior to its ... More


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