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After RuskinThe Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Stuart Eagles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Ruskin often disparaged attempts to alleviate conditions in the cities, yet he financed the pioneering early housing experiments of Octavia Hill in London, and established a museum for working men in ... More

Agricultural EnlightenmentKnowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Peter M. Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716075
eISBN:
9780191784293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716075.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Social History

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 believed’ had ... More

The Anglo-Saxon Library

The Anglo-Saxon Library

Michael Lapidge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The cardinal role of Anglo-Saxon libraries in the transmission of classical and patristic literature to the later middle ages has long been recognized, for these libraries sustained the researches of ... More

Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment

Michael Hunter and David Wootton (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227366
eISBN:
9780191678684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227366.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, History of Religion

The rise of atheism and unbelief is a key feature in the development of the modern world, yet it is a topic which has been little explored by historians. This book presents a series of studies of ... More

Bentham, Byron, and GreeceConstitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

F. Rosen

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This book explores the connection between Jeremy Bentham and Lord Byron forged by the Greek struggle for independence. It focuses on the activities of the London Greek Committee, supposedly founded ... More

The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Nagappa Gowda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Bhagavadgita has lent itself to several readings to defend or contest various views on life, morality, and metaphysics. It has played an important role in the formation of nationalist discourse ... More

Bodies of ThoughtScience, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Ann Thomson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Examining the development of a secular, purely material conception of human beings in the early Enlightenment, this book provides a fresh perspective on the intellectual culture of this period, and ... More

Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of FearFrom Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservatism

Marc Mulholland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653577
eISBN:
9780191744594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653577.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Ideas

In 1842, the German poet, Henrich Heine, wrote that the bourgeoisie, ‘obsessed by a nightmare apprehension of disaster’ and ‘an instinctive dread of communism’, were driven against their better ... More

British Idealism and Social ExplanationA Study in Late Victorian Thought

British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Sandra M. den Otter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206002
eISBN:
9780191676901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206002.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Idealism became the dominant philosophical school of thought in late 19th-century Britain. In this study, the text examines its roots in Greek and German thinking and locates it among the prevalent ... More

The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

The Common Good in Late Medieval Political Thought

M. S. Kempshall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207160
eISBN:
9780191677526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207160.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This study offers a major reinterpretation of medieval political thought by examining one of its most fundamental ideas. If it was axiomatic that the goal of human society should be the common good, ... More

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