Women of Letters, Manuscript Circulation, and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century

Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn and Elizabeth Carter


Author: M. Bigold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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Using unpublished manuscript writings, this book reinterprets material, social, literary, philosophical and religious contexts of women's letter-writing in the long 18th century. It shows how letter-writing functions as a form of literary manuscript exchange and argues for manuscript circulation as a method of engaging with the republic of letters.

Before the Empire of English: Literature, Provinciality, and Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Britain


Author: A. Yadav

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403981159

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 5729

Before the Empire of English offers a broad re-examination of Eighteenth-century British literary culture, centred around issues of language, nationalism, and provinciality. It revises our tendency to take for granted the metropolitan centrality of English-language writers of this period and shows, instead, how deeply these writers were conscious of the traditional marginality of their literary tradition in the European world of culture. The book focuses attention on crucial but largely overlooked aspects of Eighteenth-century English literary culture: the progress of English topos since the death of Cowley and the cultural aspirations and anxieties it condenses; the concept of the republic of letters and its implications for issues of cultural centrality and provinciality; and the importance of cultural nationalist emphases in 'Augustan' poetics in the context of these concerns about provinciality. The book examines imperial aspirations and imaginings in the English literary culture of the period, but it shows how such aspirations are responses to provincial anxieties more so than they are marks of imperial self-assurance.

The Material Letter in Early Modern England

Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512-1635


Author: J. Daybell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137006064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

View: 597

The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.

Letter by Letter

An Alphabetical Miscellany


Author: Laurent Pflughaupt

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987378

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 1789

Contains twenty-six alphabetically arranged entries describing each letter of the Roman alphabet individually, providing facts about each letter while tracing its history, evolution, and form.

Jonathan Swift and the Eighteenth-Century Book


Author: Paddy Bullard,James McLaverty

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Jonathan Swift lived through a period of turbulence and innovation in the evolution of the book. His publications, perhaps more than those of any other single author, illustrate the range of developments that transformed print culture during the early Enlightenment. Swift was a prolific author and a frequent visitor at the printing house, and he wrote as critic and satirist about the nature of text. The shifting moods of irony, complicity and indignation that characterise his dealings with the book trade add a layer of complexity to the bibliographic record of his published works. The essays collected here offer the first comprehensive, integrated survey of that record. They shed new light on the politics of the eighteenth-century book trade, on Swift's innovations as a maker of books, on the habits and opinions revealed by his commentary on printed texts and on the re-shaping of the Swiftian book after his death.

Unveiling the Messiah in the Dead Sea Scrolls


Author: Margaret S. King

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465392203

Category: Religion

Page: 520

View: 6133

The author is convinced that the early Byzantine Church deliberately cut out sections from an historic text to conceal the truth about the crucifixion of a man they were promoting as their Messiah. She solves the mystery by reconstructing the deleted sections. King pieces together what happened in Jerusalem during the trial and attempted crucifixion of the real Messiah and shows that the key passages that were tampered with are actually the missing link that connects the Dead Sea Scrolls to the New Testament Gospels. Using those passags and the history of the period, she identifies the figures mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe


Author: Robert Muchembled,William Monter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521845483

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 7583

A ground-breaking reassessment of the status of information in early modern Europe, first published in 2007.

Novel Minds

Philosophers and Romance Readers, 1680-1740


Author: R. Tierney-Hynes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 2360

Eighteenth-century philosophy owes much to the early novel. Using the figure of the romance reader this book tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading. The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making an appearance in philosophy.

Writing the Mughal World

Studies on Culture and Politics


Author: Muzaffar Alam,Sanjay Subrahmanyam

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023152790X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6292

Between the mid-sixteenth and early nineteenth century, the Mughal Empire was an Indo-Islamic dynasty that ruled as far as Bengal in the east and Kabul in the west, as high as Kashmir in the north and the Kaveri basin in the south. The Mughals constructed a sophisticated, complex system of government that facilitated an era of profound artistic and architectural achievement. They promoted the place of Persian culture in Indian society and set the groundwork for South Asia's future development. In this volume, two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an essential introductory reflection. Making creative use of materials written in Persian, Indian vernacular languages, and a variety of European languages, their chapters accomplish the most significant innovations in Mughal historiography in decades, intertwining political, cultural, and commercial themes while exploring diplomacy, state-formation, history-writing, religious debate, and political thought. Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam center on confrontations between different source materials that they then reconcile, enabling readers to participate in both the debate and resolution of competing claims. Their introduction discusses the comparative and historiographical approach of their work and its place within the literature on Mughal rule. Interdisciplinary and cutting-edge, this volume richly expands research on the Mughal state, early modern South Asia, and the comparative history of the Mughal, Ottoman, Safavid, and other early modern empires.

Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)


Author: Thomas Wiedemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317749111

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 5790

There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over the centuries between the end of the Roman republic and late antiquity. Thomas Wiedemann draws on this evidence to describe a range of attitudes towards children in the classical period, identifying three areas where greater individuality was assigned to children: through political office-holding; through education; and, for Christians, through membership of the Church in baptism. These developments in both pagan and Christian practices reflect wider social changes in the Roman world during the first four centuries of the Christian era. Of obvious value to classicists, Adults and Children in the Roman Empire, first published in 1989, is also indispensable for anthropologists, and well as those interested in ecclesiastical and social history.

Letters of the Great Kings of the Ancient Near East

The Royal Correspondence of the Late Bronze Age


Author: Trevor Bryce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134575858

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 1480

Offering fascinating insights into the people and politics of the ancient near Eastern kingdoms, Trevor Bryce uses the letters of the five Great Kings of Egypt, Babylon, Hatti, Mitanni and Assyria as the focus of a fresh look at this turbulent and volatile region in the late Bronze Age. Numerous extracts from the letters are constantly interwoven into the fabric of narrative and discussion, and this lively approach allows us to witness history through the eyes of the people who lived it, revealing the personalities and reactions of kings, queens, princes, princesses and royal officials more than 3500 years ago to the current events of the day.

Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws


Author: Anne M. Cohler, Basia Carolyn Miller and Harold Samuel Stone

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107384826


Page: N.A

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The Letters of Charles Wesley

A Critical Edition, with Introduction and Notes: Volume 1 (1728-1756)


Author: Charles Wesley,Kenneth G. C. Newport

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199259968

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 410

Charles Wesley is widely known for his hymns. His hymns, however, were only a small percentage of what he wrote. This book provides the transcribed and annotated letters of Charles Wesley from 1728-1756 (a second volume will cover the period 1757-1788). The letters give a first-hand account of Charles' own experiences as, no less that his brother John, he travelled across England, Wales and, briefly, Ireland, preaching his gospel and establishing the earlyMethodist societies. The strength of this book is that it offers a 'warts and all' portrait of a man, and the world in which he lived. This is not a sanitised account written by later historians, but an 'over the shoulder' glimpse into a world now long gone. The letters are far from abstract: rather theydeal with the very real issues of Charles' struggles and triumphs and show something of his rather troubled personality.

The Light of Truth

Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader


Author: Ida B. Wells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698141830

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 9321

The broadest and most comprehensive collection of writings available by an early civil and women’s rights pioneer Seventy-one years before Rosa Parks’s courageous act of resistance, police dragged a young black journalist named Ida B. Wells off a train for refusing to give up her seat. The experience shaped Wells’s career, and—when hate crimes touched her life personally—she mounted what was to become her life’s work: an anti-lynching crusade that captured international attention. This volume covers the entire scope of Wells’s remarkable career, collecting her early writings, articles exposing the horrors of lynching, essays from her travels abroad, and her later journalism. The Light of Truth is both an invaluable resource for study and a testament to Wells’s long career as a civil rights activist. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Arians of the Fourth Century


Author: Blessed John Henry Newman,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion

Page: 474

View: 2679

The following work was written in the early part of last year, for Messrs. Rivington’s “Theological Library;” but as it seemed, on its completion, little fitted for the objects with which that publication has been undertaken, it makes its appearance in an independent form. Some apology is due to the reader for the length of the introductory chapter, but it was intended as the opening of a more extensive undertaking. It may be added, to prevent mistake, that the theological works cited at the foot of the page, are referred to for the facts, rather than the opinions they contain; though some of them, as the “Defensio Fidei Nicenæ,” evince gifts, moral and intellectual, of so high a cast, as to render it a privilege to be allowed to sit at the feet of their authors, and to receive the words, which they have been, as it were, commissioned to deliver. Aeterna Press

Varieties of friendship

Interdisciplinary perspectives on social relationships


Author: Bernadette Descharmes,Eric Anton Heuser,Caroline Krüger,Thomas Loy

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862341089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 395

View: 5456

Nahbeziehungen, die über familiäre und verwandtschaftliche Bindungen hinausgehen, haben sich zu einem vielbeachteten Thema interdisziplinärer Forschung entwickelt. Beziehungen wie Freundschaft, Patronage und soziale Netzwerke als Variationen sozialer Bindungen sind das Ergebnis unterschiedlicher historischer wie kultureller Kontexte und stellen deshalb einen wesentlichen, aber immer noch unterrepräsentierten Gegenstand interdisziplinären Forschens dar. Fragen nach sich ändernden Freundschaftssemantiken, historischen und interkulturellen bzw. politischen Praktiken von Freundschaft, Patronage und Loyalität standen im Mittelpunkt einer internationalen Tagung, die eine kritische Diskussion und Neubewertung von Werten und Normen, die z.B. Freundschaft in verschiedenen Kulturen und historischen Epochen konstituieren, sowie der sozialen Umstände, die diese Nahbeziehungen bedingen, vorgenommen hat. Aspekte wie Konstitution und Repräsentation von Körper und Gender und das Entstehen von Vertrauen und Betrug waren dabei ebenso von Interesse wie die kulturell und historisch unterschiedliche Praxis und Semantik von Freundschaft und Patronage sowie deren jeweilige Wahrnehmung in Abhängigkeit von ihrer gesellschaftlichen Situation in verschiedenen sozialen und historischen Kontexten. Die Ergebnisse dieser Tagung werden nun im vorliegenden Band präsentiert.

Martin Bucer and Sixteenth Century Europe

Actes Du


Author: Christian Krieger,Marc Lienhard

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004098862

Category: Architecture

Page: 778

View: 5453

This volume gathers the conference papers of an international colloquium held in Strasbourg. It sheds new light on the thought and work of Martin Bucer, his impact on sixteenth century Europe, and his role in the progress of the Reformation in various countries and regions. Dieser Berichtband von dem Strassburger internationalen Kolloquium 1991 wirft neues Licht auf Martin Bucers Denken und Handeln, auf seine vielfältigen Beziehungen im Europa des 16. Jahrhunderts und seine Rolle bei der Durchführung der Reformation in mehreren Ländern und Gegenden.

Politics, Religion and the Song of Songs in Seventeenth-Century England


Author: E. Clarke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230308651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 5953

The Song of Songs , with its highly sexual imagery, was very popular in seventeenth-century England in commentary and paraphrase. This book charts the fascination with the mystical marriage, its implication in the various political conflicts of the seventeenth century, and its appeal to seventeenth-century writers, particularly women.