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Criminal Intent and Spectacular Punishment: The Infiltration of Roman Legal Theory and Practice into French Customary Law

Paul Friedland

in Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592692
eISBN:
9780191741852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592692.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, European Early Modern History

Although customary and Roman law are often thought of as two entirely different bodies of law, this chapter charts the intrusion of Roman legal concepts—especially malice aforethought and exemplary ... More


Postscript: City of the Homeless

George Pattison

in Thinking about God in an Age of Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199279777
eISBN:
9780191603464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199279772.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The modern city is often seen as a massive instantiation of the principle of enframing, as ‘the city spectacular’ or ‘a container for spectacles’. But can there be holy places, sacred space, beyond ... More


Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Peter Lee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A safety pin was all that kept Spectacular Bid from racing immortality. On the morning of the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in horse racing’s prestigious Triple Crown, Spectacular Bid stepped on a ... More


Mega-Events and Social Change: Spectacle, Legacy and Public Culture

Maurice Roche

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117083
eISBN:
9781526128416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book analyses the biggest, most spectacular and at times most controversial types of events, namely ‘mega-events’, and particularly recent Olympics and Expos. In this respect it builds on the ... More


The measure of a man: an epilogue

Joanne Begiato

in Manliness in Britain, 1760-1900: Bodies, Emotion, and Material Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526128577
eISBN:
9781526152046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526128584.00012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This epilogue explores the continued resonances of emotionalised bodies and material culture for contemporary masculinities. It considers men’s ‘spectacular bodies’ in entertainment and advertising, ... More


Building an Empire of Illusion: Liberace and the Art of Queering

Vincent L. Stephens

in Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042805
eISBN:
9780252051661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042805.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores Liberace’s ability to attract audiences through a clever and spectacular masculinity that distracted them from his sexuality. Tracing his evolution into an international ... More


Introduction

Nadia Nurhussein

in Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter talks about the concept and various forms of Ethiopianism as it gained visibility by the end of the nineteenth century. It talks about martial Ethiopianism, documentary Ethiopianism, and ... More


Fashioning the Imperial Self

Nadia Nurhussein

in Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter introduces three incidents of Ethiopianist aristocratic impersonation or imposture. First is of Isaac Brown, a Jamaican man who successfully passed himself off as Menelik's nephew at the ... More


Beginnings

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Spectacular Bid’s story starts with his birth in a mud puddle—an incident that his owners believed toughened him up. The first year of Spectacular Bid’s life is covered in detail. Bid’s pedigree ... More


Sold

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the other main characters of the story: Bud Delp, a small-time trainer on the Maryland circuit who had never worked with a great horse; the Meyerhoff family, who bought Bid ... More


Potential

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Almost every two-year-old horse has potential; they are just starting their racing careers, and anything can happen. Bid starts slowly as a two-year-old, winning his first two races and losing his ... More


The Field Shapes Up

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the beginning of a horse’s three-year-old season, owners and trainers generally know whether they have a Kentucky Derby contender, and Bud Delp knew that he had a special horse in Spectacular Bid. ... More


Derby Fever

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is all about the Kentucky Derby and the hype leading up to it. Spectacular Bid’s main competitor is a California horse, Flying Paster, and the race turns into an East versus West ... More


Home Again

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Home for the entire Bid contingent is Baltimore, Maryland. This chapter covers the publicity surrounding the Preakness Stakes (held in Maryland), the second jewel of the Triple Crown, where Bid wins ... More


One More for the Crown

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

People are all but giving the Triple Crown to Spectacular Bid before the Belmont Stakes, but he faces some strong competition from a horse named Coastal. On the morning of the race, Bid steps on a ... More


Growing Pains

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter title refers to two incidents: jockey Ron Franklin’s rapid spiral downward after the Belmont Stakes, ending with a cocaine arrest and his removal as Spectacular Bid’s jockey; and Bid’s ... More


The Streak

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After being beaten by Affirmed, Bid wins one more race as a three-year-old and then tears through his four-year-old season, winning every race en route to an undefeated season and a ten-race winning ... More


Epilogue

Peter Lee

in Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177809
eISBN:
9780813177816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177809.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue wraps up the stories of Spectacular Bid and his entourage and chronicles the Triple Crown drought that occurred after Bid’s failed attempt, along with a decline in the popularity of ... More


Base Pleasures, Spectacle, and Society

Alex McAuley (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/9781474407847.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes a closer look at Spartacus' engagement with Roman spectacle as a fighter and entertainer. Beyond the series' intense focus on sexuality and the problems of slavery, this chapter ... More


Betting on the Future

Llerena Guiu Searle

in Landscapes of Accumulation: Real Estate and the Neoliberal Imagination in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226384900
eISBN:
9780226385235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385235.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the “India story” is a form of speculative knowledge that enables spectacular accumulation such that industry forecasts guide the production of landscapes designed for ... More


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