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A ‘Homeric’ hymn to Stalin: performing safe criticism in ancient Greek?

Han Baltussen.

in Classical Receptions Journal

June 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 8433 words.

This article offers an analysis of an unusual ‘Hymn to Stalin’, written in Homeric Greek, but found in a twentieth-century Czech novel. The examination of the style and context of the Ode...

A 1585 Oxford Ceremonial Student Oration

Janice Gunther Martin.

in History of Universities

December 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 15228 words.

Orations from university ceremonial occasions provide important evidence about standards of learning and rhetoric valued in university culture. At Oxford, the most significant yearly...

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‘A Claim on Their Gratitude’

Thomas Sullivan, OSB.

in History of Universities

December 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 11423 words.

This chapter focuses on the individuals immortalized in the portrait panels in the new library of the Collège de Sorbonne. Built on a north-south axis, the long sides of the new library’s...

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‘A Hot-Arsed Queen’

Rosamund Oates.

in Moderate Radical

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Intellectual History. 10941 words.

This chapter shows how Matthew drew on the resources of the Church and laity to pursue his vision of conforming Puritanism. Puritanism was a communal faith, and this chapter demonstrates...

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“A Water-Spout Springing from the Rock of Freedom”?

G.W. Bernard.

in Anti-corruption in History

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 7139 words.

Taking as its point of departure the career and legacy of the early Tudor courtier Sir William Compton (c. 1482–1528), this chapter reflects on royal favor, gift-giving and patronage in...

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Absent Presence: pater Ennius in Renaissance Europe

Nora Goldschmidt.

in Classical Receptions Journal

May 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History. 8755 words.

This article is a case study in what might happen to Classical Reception Studies when the object of reception no longer survives, or survives only in fragments or quotations from other...

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An Act for the Encouragement of Learning

John Willinsky.

in The Intellectual Properties of Learning

January 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 10043 words.

In 1693, Locke undertook a campaign to defeat the renewal of the Licensing Act of 1662, a source of press censorship and printing monopolies. He brought forward proposals for reforming the...

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Advertising

in Interacting with Print

January 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 5721 words.

This chapter analyzes the expansion of print advertising. A wealth of evidence, both statistical and anecdotal, illustrates how, over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries,...

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Aeschylus in the mix: the making of Nikos Kazantzakis’ Prometheus-Trilogy

Antonis K. Petrides.

in Classical Receptions Journal

December 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History; Literature. 20635 words.

Kazantzakis’ two foundational works, Askitiki and The Odyssey, not only articulated the Cretan poet’s credo but also crystallized his attitude towards his (classical) forefathers....

Æthiopissæ: the classical tradition, Neo-Latin verse and images of race in George Herbert and Vincent Bourne

John T. Gilmore.

in Classical Receptions Journal

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History. 7437 words.

This article examines two Latin poems, one by the well-known writer of English as well as Latin poetry, George Herbert (1593–1633), and the other by Vincent Bourne (c. 1695–1747), probably...

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Afterword

Michael Johnston.

in Anti-corruption in History

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 2203 words.

The afterword to this volume argues that seeking a triumph of anticorruption smacks of rosy self-assessments that situate us at the end of history. It continues to explain that there are at...

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Afterword: Omni-Local Classical Receptions

Emily Greenwood.

in Classical Receptions Journal

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History. 3427 words.

This afterword reviews the articles in this special issue on classical receptions in Eastern and Central Europe in light of debates about the cultural identity of classical reception...

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Agricultural Enlightenment

Peter M. Jones.

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Intellectual History; Social and Cultural History. 288 pages.

This book explores the knowledge underpinnings of agricultural change and growth in early modern Europe, building on the growing recognition among historians that ‘what people knew and...

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Agricultural Enlightenment and Agricultural Revolution

Peter M. Jones.

in Agricultural Enlightenment

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Social and Cultural History. 15519 words.

This chapter explores topics of perennial interest to economic historians: patterns of agricultural production, land and labour productivity, enclosure, farm size, and the transition from...

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Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce

Peter M. Jones.

in Agricultural Enlightenment

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History; Social and Cultural History. 9421 words.

This chapter sets the scene in a Europe which is coming to terms with the debt burden and in some regions the physical devastation left in the wake of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63). It...

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Alfred Döblin’s literary cases about women and crime in Weimar Germany

Alison Lewis.

in A History of the Case Study

March 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 16427 words.

This chapter investigates examples of literary case studies by Alfred Döblin, a medical doctor and a main representative of the 1920s ‘New Objectivity’ aesthetic movement in Weimar Germany....

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Alfred Métraux: Between Ethnography and Applied Knowledge

Rodrigo Bulamah.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History; Intellectual History. 11880 words.

Alfred Métraux was part of a prolific moment in which French sociology and ethnology were enlarging their scientific scope and advancing toward new fields. Following the colonial expansion...

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American bicameralism and the legacy of the Roman Senate

Nicholas P. Cole.

in Classical Receptions Journal

January 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History. 7697 words.

The significance of the Roman Senate to the development of American institutions is a much-debated topic; and concentration on the details of constitutional organization can obscure broader...

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Amicus Galilæus sed Magis Amica Veritas

Stefano Gattei.

in History of Universities

December 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Intellectual History. 19046 words.

In the early 1960s, scholars attributed to Galileo an extensive set of annotations in the margins of a copy of the 1546 Latin translation of Philoponus’ commentary on Aristotle’s Physics by...

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‘An insurmountable chasm?’: re-visiting, re-imagining and re-writing classical pastoral through the modernist poetry of H.D

Harriet Tarlo.

in Classical Receptions Journal

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Classical Reception; Literature; Theory, Methods, and Historiography; Intellectual History. 9668 words.

This article discusses the pastoral aspects of the modernist poet H.D.’s work, while weaving in reference to some of the key tropes of environmentalism. It re-visits Greek epigram through...

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