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Introduction

Peter Coss

in The Foundations of Gentry Life: The Multons of Frampton and their World 1270-1370

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560004
eISBN:
9780191723094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560004.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the purpose of the book, which is to show how the English gentry was formed in an accelerating process from the latter half of the 13th century to the ... More


The Foundations of Gentry Life: The Multons of Frampton and their World 1270-1370

Peter Coss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560004
eISBN:
9780191723094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560004.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book examines the formative years of the English gentry. In doing so, it explains their lasting characteristics during a long history as a social elite, including adaptability to change and ... More


University and Society

Stephen Porter

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

After a period of change and adaptation, the university's role in the post-reformation order had been established before the beginning of the 17th century. The nature of its responsibilities was ... More


Political arena

Filippo De Vivo

in Information and Communication in Venice: Rethinking Early Modern Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199227068
eISBN:
9780191711114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227068.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter moves from government to the political arena around it. In the broglio's canvassing and squabbles, written and oral information were tools of political activity. The focus here is on ... More


Lyon in the 1780s

W. D. Edmonds

in Jacobinism and the Revolt of Lyon 1789–1793

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227496
eISBN:
9780191678714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227496.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Lyon's pre-revolutionary crisis had its links with the general crisis of the old regime, the instability of the French economy, restricted sumptuary expenditure at court, and sharp rises in the costs ... More


Reformation of Manners

Ronald Hutton

in The Rise and Fall of Merry England: The Ritual Year 1400–1700

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203636
eISBN:
9780191675911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203636.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the importance historians came to attach to what they called the ‘reformation of popular culture’ or the ‘reformation of manners’ in early modern Europe in the 1970s. This is ... More


Ubiquitous Display: The Earl of Strafford, 1672–1739

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

By contrast with the other four men in these case studies, the earl of Strafford was never an arbiter of taste and was concerned only with following the latest fashions. Yet paradoxically it was by ... More


Guilds and Elites in the Face of Domestic and Foreign Challenges

in Modern China's Network Revolution: Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774093
eISBN:
9780804777872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774093.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Lower Yangzi chambers of commerce represented the collective responses of social elites, especially guild leaders and other elite merchants, to domestic and foreign challenges. This chapter ... More


Epilogue: The Persistence of Venality

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Two centuries after the Constitution of 1791 proclaimed its abolition, something close to venality of public offices continues to operate in crucial areas of French life. In one of those areas it ... More


Americanizing Hawai‘i’s Japanese: A Transnational Partnership and the Politics of Racial Harmony during the 1920s

Hiromi Monobe

in Hawaii at the Crossroads of the U.S. and Japan before the Pacific War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832254
eISBN:
9780824869267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832254.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This essay presents how four different parties—local Issei leaders, Hawai‘i's white elites, Japanese diplomats, and social elites of Japan—became involved in a “campaign of education” (keihatsu undō) ... More


The Parties

Geoffrey Evans and James Tilley

in The New Politics of Class: The Political Exclusion of the British Working Class

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198755753
eISBN:
9780191816901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755753.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 6 documents three major changes in the main political parties, and especially Labour. First, party policy converged during the 1990s towards a more right-wing set of positions. The two main ... More


The ‘Hyperreal’ and the Narrowing Nation: Om Shanti Om (2007)

M.K. Raghavendra

in The Politics of Hindi Cinema in the New Millennium: Bollywood and the Anglophone Indian Nation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199450565
eISBN:
9780199083091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450565.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

‘Bollywood’ is a recent term to apply to mainstream Hindi cinema because, before the new millennium, it was even resisted. After it was first used outside India, ‘Bollywood’ has become a global ... More


Introduction: Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World

in Frederick Douglass and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310782
eISBN:
9781846313141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313141.001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Frederick Douglass was the most prolific African American writer of the nineteenth century. After his escape from slavery in 1838, he entered on a public career that would cross the century and three ... More


We'll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since 1930

Harvey Levenstein

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473789
eISBN:
9780226473802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473802.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For much of the twentieth century, Americans had a love/hate relationship with France. While many admired its beauty, culture, refinement, and famed joie de vivre, others thought of it as a ... More


In the Beginning

Jürg R. Schwyter

in Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736738
eISBN:
9780191800399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736738.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The early BBC was meant to entertain and to educate the masses, according to John Reith, its first managing director. This led, in 1926, to the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Spoken ... More


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