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The Arabian Nights in Historical ContextBetween East and West

The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Inspired by a 14th-century ... More

Legitimate HistoriesScott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Fiona Robertson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is an innovative reading of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels in the context of 18th- and 19th-century Gothic. Most critics have treated these two forms of historical narrative as though they ... More

The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

David P. Kinloch

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book rescues Joseph Joubert from the ranks of minor French moralistes, and, by tracing the development of his thought from his time as secretary to Diderot through to the period of his ... More

Ungoverned ImaginingsJames Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Javed Majeed

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Drawing on contemporary critical work on colonialism and the cross-cultural encounter, this book is a study of the emergence of utilitarianism as a new political language in Britain in the late-18th ... More

Visions of the FutureAlmanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Visions of the Future: Almanacs, Time, and Cultural Change 1775-1870

Maureen Perkins

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121787
eISBN:
9780191671302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121787.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Historians have long puzzled over the ‘death’ of astrology at the end of the seventeenth century. This book demonstrates that astrology was alive and well for much of the nineteenth century, finding ... More

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