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 Getting Out the Word

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's efforts to get the word out about Islam. He welcomed direct discourse with the public in parlor talks, public speeches, question-and-answer sessions, or informal ... More


Reading in alphabetic writing systems: evidence from cognitive neuroscience

Jane Ashby and Keith Rayner

in Neuroscience in Education: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600496
eISBN:
9780191739187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the behavioural, neurophysiological, and computational evidence relevant for understanding reading. Because readers must recognize printed words in order to comprehend a ... More


The Eighteenth Century as Turning Point

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the major intellectual and technological revolutions of the eighteenth century, which was driven in large part by the printed word. The dizzying pace—made possible by the ... More


Burghers, common folk and books

in Back to Modern Reason: Johan Hjerpe and Other Petit Bourgeois in Stockholm in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235835
eISBN:
9781846312632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235835.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the change in people's relationship to the printed word, especially during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and places the printed word at the centre of interest ... More


Endorsing and Incriminating: Oppenheim and Approbata in the Court of Opinion and the Courts of Law

Joshua Teplitsky

in Prince of the Press: How One Collector Built History's Most Enduring and Remarkable Jewish Library

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300234909
eISBN:
9780300241136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300234909.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter details how David Oppenheim used the printed word to fashion a wider sense of credibility and to extend that credit of reputation to scholars of lesser rank. Because of his special ... More


Faulkner, Photography, and a Regional Ethics of Form

Katherine R. Henninger

in Faulkner and Material Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the culture wherein a photograph is made makes a difference in its meaning, using William Faulkner’s fiction as an unlikely source. For material culture critics who believe ... More


My Father’s Passage

Mari Evans

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes the great influence Mari Evans’s father had on how and what she writes, so much so, that she refers to herself as the continuation of her father’s passage. Evans saw her father ... More


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