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Social Prestige and Clubbability

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Government was not the only source of honours. Equally welcome, and for some writers more welcome — were honorary degrees from universities — Oxford and Cambridge especially— and freedoms of towns ... More


Scholars and martialists: the politics of history and scholarship

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Essex and his followers’ attitudes to classical and historical scholarship are examined. The relationship between arms and letters was idealized in praise for Essex’s militarism, but the study of ... More


Nature, Art, Aesthetic Properties, and Aesthetic Value

Malcolm Budd

in The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Argues against the identification of the aesthetic appreciation of nature with the appreciation of nature as if it were art by focusing on Anthony Savile's superior version of this view. I indicate a ... More


Unmarried Women Investing for “Retirement”

Amy M. Froide

in Silent Partners: Women as Public Investors during Britain's Financial Revolution, 1690-1750

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767985
eISBN:
9780191821837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767985.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines how unmarried women utilized the new investment options offered by the Financial Revolution to fund their retirement years and to maintain themselves in old age. Spinsters and ... More


A 1585 Oxford Ceremonial Student Oration: Text and Translation

Janice Gunther Martin

in History of Universities: Volume XXXI / 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198835509
eISBN:
9780191873157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835509.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Orations from university ceremonial occasions provide important evidence about standards of learning and rhetoric valued in university culture. At Oxford, the most significant yearly ceremony was the ... More


Renaissance Oxford

John Fauvel and Robert Goulding

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this chapter we discuss the range of mathematical activities in Oxford during the 16th century. These include the mathematics of surveying, the writing of mathematical textbooks, and the ... More


The Learned Press: Classics and Related Works

Ian Gadd

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

Until the eighteenth century, the use of Latin dominated all aspects of academic life, providing a lingua franca for scholars in every subject across Europe, while Greek remained the door to the ... More


The Learned Press: History, Languages, Literature, and Music

Matthew Kilburn

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

Although music was part of the recognized curriculum — the University had awarded degrees in music since the late fifteenth century — history, modern languages, and literature in the vernacular were ... More


Ancient History

Robin Sowerby

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter surveys translations of historical texts in 1550–1660 period. It focuses on four of the most significant translations of the period: Sir Thomas North's Plutarch, Philemon Holland's Livy, ... More


Supremacy in the Commons: Partisan Politics, Political Innovation, and the Rise of Lilburne

David R. Como

in Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199541911
eISBN:
9780191779107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541911.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

The creation of the New Model Army in 1645 brought unprecedented polarization to parliament’s cause. Common ground between “presbyterians” and “independents” eroded and, increasingly, Roundheads were ... More


The Printing of Twelfth-Century English Historiography, and the Integration of Law with History

George Garnett

in The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Chapter 10 opens with the first printing in the 1590s of several of the great works of twelfth-century English historical writing: Lord William Howard’s edition of John of Worcester (1592); and Henry ... More


Moral Crusades, Child Protection, Celebrities, and the Duty to Believe

Frank Furedi

in Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723301
eISBN:
9780191789700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723301.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal Profession and Ethics

The aim of this chapter is to explore why the informal/private sphere of intergenerational relations has become the focus of incessant moral crusades. It discusses the cultural narrative of child ... More


The Re-enchanted Hierarchy, 1970–2004

Tobias Harper

in From Servants of the Empire to Everyday Heroes: The British Honours System in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198841180
eISBN:
9780191876714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841180.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

At the end of the twentieth century there were major reforms to the honours system. These were connected to larger processes of social change following the political and social shifts of the 1980s ... More


Conclusion: The Ends of Honour

Tobias Harper

in From Servants of the Empire to Everyday Heroes: The British Honours System in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198841180
eISBN:
9780191876714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841180.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The conclusion discusses two recent cases of people who have been stripped (or who people tried to strip) of their honour: Fred Goodwin and Jimmy Savile. Using them and other examples, it poses ... More


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