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Pragmatism Against Morality: Ethnicity in the Aztec Empire

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Mesoamerica, conquest, predatory or segmentary expansion, and migration frequently brought together heterogeneous social, cultural, and linguistic populations under a single ruler. In the Aztec ... More


But what about Aegina?

DE STE CROIX

in Athenian Democratic Origins: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199255177
eISBN:
9780191719844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255177.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This essay fulfils the promise made by Ste. Croix in OPW 267 n. 61 in which he states: ‘I propose to demonstrate in detail elsewhere that even the governing class of Aegina was not at all the ... More


Paradigm Function Morphology

Andrew Spencer

in Lexical Relatedness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679928
eISBN:
9780191761508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679928.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is a brief summary of the model developed by Stump (2001). This model is based on the notion of a paradigm function, a pairing of a lexeme’s root and a set of features with the word form ... More


The Restoration of Class Rule in the Countryside

Jeremy Krikler

in Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below: The Agrarian Transvaal at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203803
eISBN:
9780191675997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203803.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter considers why and how the new—British—overloads of the Transvaal set right the agrarian order capsized by the imperial army and the peasantry at the turn of the century. It also assesses ... More


The Culture of Parthian Nisa between Steppe and Empire

ANTONIO INVERNIZZI

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the culture of the Parthian fortress of Old Nisa. It suggests that the very existence of a monumental complex such as that at Old Nisa, built by royal command, is indicative of ... More


The Ruling Class: Management and Politics in Modern Italy

Tito Boeri, Antonio Merlo, and Andrea Prat (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588282
eISBN:
9780191595417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588282.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

The ruling class plays a major role in our societies. It makes possible what would otherwise be infeasible, by shifting out those constraints that stand in the way of long-term growth. Historically, ... More


Introduction

Malcolm Vale

in The Origins of the Hundred Years War: The Angevin Legacy 1250–1340

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206200
eISBN:
9780191677014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206200.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Military History

The importance of England's links with the continent of Europe during the Middle Ages is undeniable. Tensions were developing between England and its closest continental neighbour which were in the ... More


The Italian Notables and Their Church Interests

Peter Partner

in The Pope’s Men: The Papal Civil Service in the Renaissance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219958
eISBN:
9780191678394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219958.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the prevailing Italian notables in the Roman See and their vested Church interests. It focuses on the participation of the Italian ruling classes in the distribution and ... More


Conclusion

Paul Langford

in Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689–1798: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205340
eISBN:
9780191676574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205340.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Many developments described in this book continued far beyond the end of the 18th century. The success of the landed gentry in preserving their control of the counties, with the aid of co-operative ... More


Violence, White Solidarity, and the Rise of Planter Elites

Trevor Burnard

in Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The plantation system in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries was marked by the willingness of white men to employ extreme violence against slaves. Their willingness to use violence to ... More


The Anglo-Irish colony under strain, 1327–99

J. A. Watt

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: the colonial ruling class covering the greatest magnates, magnates of the second rank, churchmen in administration, and the justiciars; the colony under strain ... More


Witchcraft and the Community in France and French-speaking Europe

Robin Briggs

in Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206033
eISBN:
9780191676932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206033.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

More than three centuries have passed since Colbert and Louis XIV put an end to the legal persecution of witches in France in the 1670s, and by the same period trials had largely died out in the ... More


Social Functions

Lawrence Stone and Jeanne C. Fawtier Stone

in An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206071
eISBN:
9780191676963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206071.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses that from the sixteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, ownership of a country seat, from whose ranks the ruling class was drawn, was an essential qualification for ... More


New Imperialism and Domestic Agitations

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains how five governors ruled British Guiana between 1900 and 1920, and how the responses of these proconsuls to the colony's complex set of challenges influenced Guyana's economic, ... More


A Question of Blood: The Conflict of Sex and Class in the Autobiografía of Victoria Ocampo

Emilie Bergmann, Greenberg Janet, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello, Francesca Miller, Morello-Frosch Marta, Kathleen Newman, and Mary Louise Pratt

in Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents Victoria Ocampo's autobiography that has exposed neglected aspects of the writings of an important figure in Argentine literary history. Ocampo's journalistic writing and ... More


Pilgrimage as Elite Habitus: Educated Pilgrims in Sacred Landscape During the Second Sophistic

Marco Galli

in Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity: Seeing the Gods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199237913
eISBN:
9780191716713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237913.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter looks at the vogue for cultural pilgrimage among the ruling class, a vogue that developed during the Antonine Age, particularly in the Eastern half of the Empire. Among the centres for ... More


The Captivi and the Paradoxes of Postliminium

MATTHEW LEIGH

in Comedy and the Rise of Rome

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266760
eISBN:
9780191708916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266760.003.03
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter combines a close reading of the text entitled Captivi, with consideration of the attitude of the Roman ruling class to those members of its armed forces who exposed themselves to ... More


Simkhe Plakhte: From ‘Folklore’ to Literary Artefact

Seth L. Wolitz

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 16: Focusing on Jewish Popular Culture and Its Afterlife

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774730
eISBN:
9781800340732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774730.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the Polish Jewish folk motif and figure of Simkhe Plakhte. This topic deserves closer attention because of its wide popularity and extensive literary reworking among Polish ... More


From Province to Territory

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the transition of the Natchez District from a Spanish province to a territory of the United States government. It describes the lives of the settlers while under the rule of ... More


An Imperial Caste: Inverted Racialization in the Architecture of Ottoman Sovereignty

Leslie Peirce

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the self-fashioning of the Ottoman dynasty and the unusual pattern of recruitment employed in the construction of the Ottoman ruling class. It argues that the Ottomans used ... More


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