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The Lombard League, 1167–1225

Gianluca Raccagni

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264713
eISBN:
9780191734847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264713.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Lombard League was an association created by the city republics of northern Italy in the 12th century in order to defend their autonomy and that of the papacy in a struggle against the German ... More


Hume's Skeptical Crisis: A Textual Study

Robert J. Fogelin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387391
eISBN:
9780199866489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387391.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This work is a narrative study of the interactions between Hume's naturalism and his skepticism as they unfold in the Treatise of Human Nature and the Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. More ... More


Theory and Theology in George Herbert’s Poetry: `Divinitie, and Poesie, Met'

Elizabeth Clarke

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263982
eISBN:
9780191682698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263982.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

In 17th-century England the poet George Herbert became known as ‘Divine Herbert’, his poetry a model for those aspiring to the status of inspired Christian poet. This book explores the relationship ... More


The Right to Private Property

Jeremy Waldron

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239376
eISBN:
9780191679902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239376.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Can the right to private property be claimed as one of the ‘rights of mankind’? This is the central question of this examination of the subject of private property. This book contrasts two types of ... More


Hume Variations

Jerry A. Fodor

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199287338
eISBN:
9780191700439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287338.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This book looks to David Hume for help in advancing our understanding of the mind. The book claims his Treatise of Human Nature as the foundational document of cognitive science: it launched the ... More


‘Into the Holy of Holies’: Cassian's Christology

A. M. C. Casiday

in Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines this Cassian's Christocentrism with specific reference to the monastic character of Cassian's theology. Cassian's treatise On the Incarnation of the Lord, against Nestorius the ... More


Rob'd of glories: Thomas Harriot and his Treatise on equations

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198524953
eISBN:
9780191711886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

The year that saw the first publication of Oughtred's Clavis also saw the publication of an algebra of a completely different kind, the Artis analyticae praxis (1631), compiled posthumously from the ... More


Introduction

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter sets out the objective of this book, which is to explain how belief in witchcraft in England moved from the 17th century respectability of sermons and treatises to 19th ... More


Prologue to Part IV

Peter Clarke

in The Keynesian Revolution in the Making, 1924–1936

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202196
eISBN:
9780191675201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202196.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

If tactical commitments and opportunism fuelled Keynes's progress towards the position of the Treatise, can the origins of the General Theory be explained along similar lines? Keynes's abandonment of ... More


Knowledge and language ‘for the ladies’

Helena Sanson

in Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Across Europe, as early as the seventeenth century (and even more so in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries) women became the target of scientific treatises which aimed to explain new ... More


Thomson and Tait: The Treatise on Natural Philosophy

Raymond Flood

in Kelvin: Life, Labours and Legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231256
eISBN:
9780191710803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231256.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on Lord Kelvin's collaboration with Peter Guthrie Tait. Probably the most influential legacy of their collaboration on ‘heavy mathematical work’ was the production in 1867 of The ... More


The Afterlife of Ari Nohem

Yaacob Dweck

in The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145082
eISBN:
9781400840007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145082.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the circulation of Ari Nohem in manuscript, from its composition through its first appearance in print. The different stages in the reception of Ari Nohem in manuscript offer an ... More


A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

Jacqueline A. Stedall

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198524953
eISBN:
9780191711886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book provides an accessible account of the rise of algebra in England from the medieval period to the later years of the 17th century. The book includes new research and is the most detailed ... More


A large discourse concerning algebra

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198524953
eISBN:
9780191711886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the first substantial history of algebra published in 1685 by John Wallis, Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford. A profile of Wallis is given, ... More


How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198524953
eISBN:
9780191711886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the development of algebra in Europe. Topics covered include the origins from which European algebra began to evolve and from which it took its name; The Liber abbaci (1202) of ... More


‘Many pretty things worth looking into’

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198524953
eISBN:
9780191711886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This final chapter looks at some of the reactions to A treatise of algebra immediately after its publication and since, and draws together a few observations on Wallis' perspective on algebra and on ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526025
eISBN:
9780191712364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This introductory chapter begins with a background on Thomas Harriot. It then details Harriot's relationship with Nathaniel Toporley and their mutual interest in Viète's mathematics. Harriot's ... More


Treatise on equations

Jacqueline A. Stedall

in The Greate Invention of Algebra: Thomas Harriot's Treatise on equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198526025
eISBN:
9780191712364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526025.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter presents a section of Harriot's Treatise on equations, on operations of arithmetic in letters. An image of the manuscript is included.


Ancient Pantomime and the Rise of Ballet

Edith Hall

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It was ancient pantomime's destiny to play a seminal role in the emergence of classical ballet, and subsequently, in the twentieth century, of avant‐garde Tanztheater. It is well known that the ... More


Musical Transactions and Intercultural Exchange

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the importation and reproduction of European music in Manila and the Philippines, examining evidence of the transmission of commodities such as music scores, music treatises, ... More


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