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Some Principal Concerns in the Shaping of Sociology

John Scott (ed.)

in British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter highlights some of the central themes that are relevant to discussions on sociology and seem to be the principal areas of concern. It examines the issues of disciplinarity, ... More


The Starting Materials: Texts and Circumstances

Jack Stillinger

in Reading The Eve of St. Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130225
eISBN:
9780199855209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130225.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter describes the poem’s milieu, and the circumstances in which John Keats penned it. “The Eve of St. Agnes” was written during Keats’s so-called “living year,” within which he produced his ... More


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

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203636
eISBN:
9780191675911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203636.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the religious and secular rituals that marked the passage of the year in late medieval and early modern England, and tells the story of how these rituals altered over time in ... More


Chapter One. Introduction

LARRY GRAGG

in 'Englishmen Transplanted': The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253890
eISBN:
9780191719806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253890.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter places this study in the context of previous work done by historians on early Barbados. Because the argument of the book is focused on how settlers on Barbados sought to ... More


Developing the Tools and Materials of History Research

Robert B. Townsend

in History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After spending nearly twenty-five years in academia, J. Franklin Jameson left his position at the University of Chicago in 1904 to work at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Department of ... More


Rethinking Debussy

Elliott Antokoletz and Marianne Wheeldon (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book brings together leading international scholars to offer new perspectives on the composer and his career and creativity. Ranging from his earliest musical influences to his posthumous ... More


Sources of the Constitution

John Bell

in French Constitutional Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259480
eISBN:
9780191681967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259480.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the various sources of the Constitution and how they relate to each other. It is specifically about the ‘formal sources’ (to use the French term) of the Constitution, in the ... More


Introduction

Brendan Smith

in Crisis and Survival in Late Medieval Ireland: The English of Louth and Their Neighbours, 1330-1450

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199594757
eISBN:
9780191756313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594757.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Understanding of late medieval Irish history is enhanced by a regional approach, and it is also helpful to recognize that Ireland was part of a larger, late medieval, English world. The source ... More


The Epic Distilled: Studies in the Composition of the Aeneid

Nicholas Horsfall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198758877
eISBN:
9780191818691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758877.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is an exploration of Virgil's use of sources in the Aeneid, considering matters of history, geography, mythology, and ethnography. Taking as its focus the ‘matter’ of the text — such as ... More


Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253025
eISBN:
9780520934221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253025.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This multi-layered history of a horrific famine that took place in late-nineteenth-century China focuses on cultural responses to trauma. The massive drought/famine that killed at least ten million ... More


Introduction: The Global Environmental History of the Middle East

Alan Mikhail

in Under Osman's Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226427171
eISBN:
9780226427201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226427201.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction represents a mission statement for Middle East environmental history. Through a light discussion of some of the current literature on the topic, the chapter explains what both global ... More


Introduction: The Ezra Memoir

Philip Y. Yoo

in Ezra and the Second Wilderness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198791423
eISBN:
9780191833892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791423.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter covers current scholarship on the historical Ezra, debates surrounding Persian imperial support for local laws, and the contentious issue of the process in which the Pentateuch is shaped ... More


Explanatory Notes

Walter Scott

Ainsley McIntosh (ed.)

in Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425193
eISBN:
9781474438711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425193.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

These extensive notes make a comprehensive attempt to identify places, historical events and people, Scott’s sources, and all quotations and references within the text. Proverbs are explained and ... More


Here Comes Everything

Paul Van Emmerik

in Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044071
eISBN:
9780226044873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044873.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter outlines the future of Cage research and lists the collection of more than twenty-five thousand folios of Cage's music manuscripts now located at the New York Public Library. With the ... More


A New Crassus as Roman Villain

Gregory N. Daugherty (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the historical Crassus as reimagined in the STARZ Spartacus series by means of clever adaptations and modifications. It argues that Crassus undergoes a transformation, as he is ... More


Payments for Ecosystem Services: Keeping Working Landscapes productive and functioning

Gary P. Nabhan, Laura López-Hoffman, Hannah Gosnell, Josh Goldstein, Richard Knight, Carrie Presnall, Lauren Gwin, Dawn Thilmany, and Susan Charnley

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

An emerging approach for restoring natural ecosystems is payment for ecosystem services (PES). Two primary means for compensation are embedding the costs of maintaining the services in the price of ... More


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