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Britannia's AuxiliariesContinental Europeans and the British Empire, 1740-1800

Britannia's Auxiliaries: Continental Europeans and the British Empire, 1740-1800

Stephen Conway

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808701
eISBN:
9780191846243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808701.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This book provides the first wide-ranging attempt to consider the continental European contribution to the eighteenth-century British Empire. The British benefited from many different European ... More

Concubines and CourtesansWomen and Slavery in Islamic History

Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History

Matthew S. Gordon and Kathryn A. Hain (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190622183
eISBN:
9780190622213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622183.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Medieval History

Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History contains 16 essays that consider, from a variety of viewpoints, enslaved and freed women across medieval and premodern Islamic social ... More

Dance in ChainsImprisonment in the Modern World

Dance in Chains: Imprisonment in the Modern World

Padraic Kenney

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199375745
eISBN:
9780190840075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199375745.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

The political prisoner is a creation of the modern era, in which states deploy police, courts, and prisons against organized opposition movements. Dance in Chains traces the history of political ... More

Demolition on Karl Marx SquareCultural Barbarism and the People's State in 1968

Demolition on Karl Marx Square: Cultural Barbarism and the People's State in 1968

Andrew Demshuk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190645120
eISBN:
9780190645151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645120.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Communist East Germany’s demolition of Leipzig’s intact medieval University Church in May 1968 was an act widely decried as “cultural barbarism”. Although overshadowed by the crackdown on Prague ... More

Emotional CitiesDebates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910

Emotional Cities: Debates on Urban Change in Berlin and Cairo, 1860-1910

Joseph Ben Prestel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198797562
eISBN:
9780191839009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797562.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Between 1860 and 1910, Berlin and Cairo went through a period of dynamic transformation. During this period, a growing number of contemporaries in both places made corresponding arguments about how ... More

The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World

The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean World

Corey Tazzara

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791584
eISBN:
9780191833946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791584.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

In the twilight of the Renaissance, the grand duke of Tuscany—a scion of the fabled Medici family of bankers—invited foreign merchants, artisans, and ship captains to settle in his port city of ... More

Guan YuThe Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Guan Yu: The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Barend J. ter Haar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803645
eISBN:
9780191842030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803645.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

Guan Yu was a minor general in his own day, who supported one of numerous claimants to the throne in the early third century CE. He was captured and executed by enemy forces in 219. He eventually ... More

History of UniversitiesVolume XXX / 1-2

History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Mordechai Feingold (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This double issue of The History of Universities series contains the customary mix of learned texts and book review chapters which look further into the history of higher education. The volume is a ... More

Inspiration and Authority in the Middle AgesProphets and their Critics from Scholasticism to Humanism

Inspiration and Authority in the Middle Ages: Prophets and their Critics from Scholasticism to Humanism

Brian FitzGerald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808244
eISBN:
9780191845956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808244.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Inspiration and Authority rethinks the role of prophecy in the Middle Ages by examining how professional theologians responded to new assertions of divine inspiration. The book argues that the task ... More

Jim Crow NorthThe Struggle for Equality in Antebellum New England

Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Equality in Antebellum New England

Richard Archer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190676643
eISBN:
9780190676674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676643.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

The struggle to overcome Jim Crow was part of a larger movement for equal rights in antebellum New England. Using sit-ins, boycotts, petition drives, and other initiatives, African American New ... More

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