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Popular Religion and Clerical Reformers

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Methodological problems abound in the study of the history of popular religion, and it is better not to make too rigid a division between the religion of the people and that of the clerical ... More


Publishing Profiles

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the dearth studies on the commercial development of the late 18th-century book trade. Little is known either about literary perceptions of trade and industry ... More


Introduction

Ailsa Wallace

in Hermynia Zur Mühlen: The Guises of Socialist Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572113
eISBN:
9780191721984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572113.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This introductory chapter investigates the factors that contributed to Zur Mühlen's disappearance from German literature and criticism. It shows that critics have mostly treated Zur Mühlen in term of ... More


Comic Almanacs

Maureen Perkins

in Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Among comments from those who were concerned to reform popular literature in this period, one title was mentioned almost as frequently as Moore's. This was Poor Robin, for almost 200 years the only ... More


The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865

Alice Fahs

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825815
eISBN:
9781469604268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899298_fahs
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book explores a little-known side of the Civil War: the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the conflict. From 1861 to 1865, authors and publishers in both the North and the South ... More


Ende und Anfang (1929)

AILSA WALLACE

in Hermynia Zur Mühlen: The Guises of Socialist Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572113
eISBN:
9780191721984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572113.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This chapter concentrates on Zur Mühlen's autobiography, which represents a turning point between the committed socialism of her literature in different genres of the 1920s and the more nuanced ... More


Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Dan McKanan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book traces the development of a theology of nonviolence in the popular literature of antebellum social reform movements. Between 1820 and 1860, American social reformers pioneered a “politics ... More


Introduction

Alice Fahs

in The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825815
eISBN:
9781469604268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899298_fahs.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the imaginative dimensions of shared Northern and Southern literary sensibilities by examining several themes and genres of ... More


Promotion and Defence

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on production and sale of popular literature in the second half of the 18th century. Quality was not always a primary concern in the production of commercial literature. By ... More


Merchants, Gentility and Christian Conduct

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

During the second half of the 18th century, very particular reinterpretation of ‘taste’ and ‘vulgarity’ supported literary attacks on men of trade. At the same time, many writers sought to protect ... More


The romance of the veld

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the connections between South Africa and England, looking particularly to the experience of the South African War of 1899-1902. It looks at the ways in which the War was ... More


Introduction

Christopher Rosenmeier

in On the Margins of Modernism: Xu Xu, Wumingshi and Popular Chinese Literature in the 1940s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748696369
eISBN:
9781474434805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696369.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides an introduction to Xu Xu and Wumingshi and covers the book’s structure and methodology. It critiques the various terms that are used in both English and Chinese studies to ... More


Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Maureen Perkins

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Historians have long puzzled over the ‘death’ of astrology at the end of the seventeenth century. This book demonstrates that astrology was alive and well for much of the nineteenth century, finding ... More


Popular Literary Culture in Wartime

Alice Fahs

in The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825815
eISBN:
9781469604268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899298_fahs.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the impact of war on popular literary culture. War changed what people read, what was available to read, and how, where, and with what expectations they read it. It altered the ... More


The Sensational War

Alice Fahs

in The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825815
eISBN:
9781469604268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899298_fahs.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on sensational wartime literature. Sensational literature stressed the romance, excitement, and adventure of war. Sensational novels occupied a particular niche in commercial ... More


A Boys' and Girls' War

Alice Fahs

in The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825815
eISBN:
9781469604268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899298_fahs.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on war literature for children in the North. Titles such as Charles Carleton Coffin's My Days and Nights on the Battlefield and Oliver Optic's The Sailor Boy and The Soldier Boy ... More


Kingdom Coming: The Emancipation of Popular Literature

Alice Fahs

in The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825815
eISBN:
9781469604268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899298_fahs.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the presence of slaves in wartime popular literature. In the South, popular stories, poems, and cartoons throughout the war created fantasies of satisfied slaves who wanted ... More


Accelerating Literary Time: Metropolitan Editors at Work

Paola Iovene

in Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Relying on letters between editors and writers, memoirs, and interviews, the chapter argues that the future is a crucial site of struggle in 1980s Chinese literature. Editors cultivated modes of ... More


Assumptive Gentry and the Threat to Stability

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the increasing resentment against the social and political aspirations of businessmen in the late 18th century, as reflected in popular literature. These depictions focused on ... More


Fears of Ruination

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on depictions of the economic threat of extravagance in popular literature. Over-expenditure in attempts to maintain or extend appearances, or as the consequence of sheer folly, ... More


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