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Her Honest Labor

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter deals with the work that early modern London wives and widows performed for money. It argues that restrictions on women's work resulted from economic concerns, not sexual anxieties about ... More


Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies

Salima Ikram

in Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

For most people mummies are synonymous with Egypt. However, it is less well known that the ancient Egyptians mummified animals as well as humans. For the ancient Egyptians, the act of mummification ... More


The Victualling Board's Shipping, 1755–1762

David Syrett

in Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explains the role of the British Victualling Board in securing victory in the Seven Years' War. A subordinate of the British Admiralty, the Victualling Board aimed to procure and ... More


The Machine in Motion: The Procurement, Fitting, and Employment of Transports in the Expedition to Havana, 1762

David Syrett

in Shipping and Military Power in the Seven Years War: The Sails of Victory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897860
eISBN:
9781781380710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897860.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the role of transports in maintaining strategic maritime mobility, which led to the capture of Havana in 1762. It notes that the forces that attacked Havana in 1762 were ... More


Victualling

in Yellow Jack and the Worm: British Naval Administration in the West Indies, 1739-1748

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853232674
eISBN:
9781846317361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317361.007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the provisioning of ships in the West Indies – a task performed by the Victualling Board, which was charged with ensuring that supplies were available wherever they were ... More


Rebellion and Submission

Barbara A. Hanawalt

in Ceremony and Civility: Civic Culture in Late Medieval London

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190490393
eISBN:
9780190490430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490393.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Offenders who slandered the mayor and aldermen were brought before the court at the Guildhall to be tried. The ultimate punishment was the removal of citizenship, which meant that the man could not ... More


Public and Private Business: Soldiers’ Bread Ration

Rafael Torres Sánchez

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784111
eISBN:
9780191826702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784111.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter focuses on army victualling as the most important of all military supply operations in Spain during the eighteenth century, not only in terms of the cost but also regarding the ... More


National and State Capitalism

Rafael Torres Sánchez

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784111
eISBN:
9780191826702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784111.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

State–entrepreneur relationships in Spain in the eighteenth century were not set in stone but evolved over successive historical junctures. This chapter tries to explain why national policies loomed ... More


Monopolist Entrepreneurs at the State’s Service

Rafael Torres Sánchez

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784111
eISBN:
9780191826702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784111.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

In Spain in the eighteenth century the state managed to ensure the victualling supply by granting entrepreneurs benefits such as commercial privileges and monopoly rights. This policy has been ... More


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