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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Descartes forma futuri

MICHAEL MORIARTY.

in Early Modern French Thought

July 2003; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 23725 words.

This chapter casts doubt on interpretations of Descartes that present him as the founder of a philosophy of the ‘subject’ that is then to be debunked. First, it is argued, he does not...

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Origins and Names: Etymology and the Elizabethan Society of Antiquaries

Angus Vine.

in In Defiance of Time

June 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 14361 words.

This chapter considers the antiquarian interest in linguistic traces, examining how writers of an antiquarian bent turned to etymology and names to access the past and unearth historical...

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The Crisis of the Imagination

James Grantham Turner.

in One Flesh

February 1994; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 21606 words.

This chapter explores the allegorists, visionaries, and factious libertines of the mid-17th century, using critical terms derived from Calvin, Donne, and Browne. Throughout the...

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Communication and the American Crisis

William B. Warner.

in Protocols of Liberty

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 12503 words.

The introduction describes the pivotal role of communication within the political crisis that culminated in Revolution. On the day after the Boston Massacre, the Boston town meeting used...

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“Whatever Is, Is Right”

Sean D. Moore.

in Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries

February 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 15430 words.

Beginning with an analysis of a painting of the slaveholding founder of the Redwood Library of Newport, Rhode Island, that shows him holding a copy of Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man, this...

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“See Benezet’s Account of Africa Throughout”

Sean D. Moore.

in Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries

February 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 17448 words.

Olaudah Equiano is arguably the founder of the slave narrative, in his case one in which he explores his capture in Africa as a boy, his different masters, his conversion to evangelical...

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Conclusion Philanthropy Recommended

Sean D. Moore.

in Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries

February 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 2409 words.

Revisiting both the Preface and Chapter 1, this Conclusion makes the case for questioning the eighteenth century as a theme park upon which political neo-conservatives and economic...

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The Road to Camelot: Lotteries, the Circle of Learning, and the ‘Circulary’ Library of Samuel Fancourt

K. A. Manley.

in The Library

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (18th Century). 0 words.

Samuel Fancourt has often been referred to as the founder of the first circulating library in England, or at least in London, and as the person who first used the phrase ‘circulating...

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Last Productive Years

Maximillian E. Novak.

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions

February 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 9778 words.

Free from the obligations of his journalism, Daniel Defoe might have been able to nurse his ailing body and wander in the garden of his house at Stoke Newington contemplating the...

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Lydgate's Libraries: Duke Humfrey, Bury St. Edmunds, and the Fall of Princes

Jennifer Summit.

in Memory's Library

August 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 15511 words.

This chapter presents and examines the implications of the following argument: while the fifteenth-century “age of libraries” took place against the backdrop of expanded literacy in late...

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How to Speak Well in Public: The Elocution Movement Begins in Earnest

Paula McDowell.

in The Invention of the Oral

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 12147 words.

This chapter examines English contributors to the elocution movement after John Henley, as well as their French precursor Michel le Faucheur. After the Toleration Act granted freedom of...

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‘Alchemy and Monstrous Love’

Frances Harris.

in Writing Lives

January 2012; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 7814 words.

This chapter examines the so-called ‘affective biography’ as a form of life writing in early modern England, focusing on Sir Robert Moray. Moray was a soldier, royalist agent, one of the...

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What is My Nation? Language, Verse, and Politics in Tudor Translations of Virgil's Aeneid

Margaret Tudeau-Clayton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature

September 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 7546 words.

Translations of Virgil's Aeneid carried particularly high stakes. For if national identity is arguably always at stake in translation, this was especially the case for the text that...

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Captain John Smith

Steven Olsen-Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

March 2008; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 10249 words.

This article focuses on the famous American explorer Captain John Smith. Decisive leader, prolific writer, and astute American visionary, Captain John Smith was the crucial founder of the...

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