University Life in Eighteenth-century Oxford

Author: Graham Midgley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068139

Category: Education

Page: 182

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This social history of academic life in 18th-century Oxford presents an account of the activities of students and dons at the university: the often inordinate eating and drinking; life in the senior common rooms; the struggles with authority; the place of women in an all-male environment; the pleasures of sauntering in a still-rural Oxford; the sports and pastimes that kept students from their books; music, theatre, and the astounding variety of entertainment found in the streets: executions, political riots, and circuses that the gown as well as the town attended and relished.
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Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Author: Susan Wollenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351571214

Category: Music

Page: 320

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In recent years there has been a considerable revival of interest in music in eighteenth-century Britain. This interest has now expanded beyond the consideration of composers and their music to include the performing institutions of the period and their relationship to the wider social scene. The collection of essays presented here offers a portrayal of concert life in Britain that contributes greatly to the wider understanding of social and cultural life in the eighteenth century. Music was not merely a pastime but was irrevocably linked with its social, political and literary contexts. The perspectives of performers, organisers, patrons, audiences, publishers, copyists and consumers are considered here in relation to the concert experience. All of the essays taken together construct an understanding of musical communities and the origins of the modern concert system. This is achieved by focusing on the development of music societies; the promotion of musical events; the mobility and advancement of musicians; systems of patronage; the social status of musicians; the repertoire performed and published; the role of women pianists and the 'topography' of concerts. In this way, the book will not only appeal to music specialists, but also to social and cultural historians.
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All Souls College, Oxford in the Early Eighteenth Century

Piety, Political Imposition, and Legacy of the Glorious Revolution

Author: Jeffrey Wigelsworth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900437535X

Category: Education

Page: 222

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A history of All Souls College under the Wardenship of Bernard Gardiner, that focuses on the ways in which the college and Gardiner were caught between competing visions of what England would look like in the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution.
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Lunch

A History

Author: Megan Elias

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442227478

Category: Cooking

Page: 180

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Lunch has never been just a meal; the meal most often eaten in public, lunch has a long tradition of establishing social status and cementing alliances. From the ploughman’s lunch in the field to the power lunch at the Four Seasons, the particulars of lunch decisions—where, with whom, and what we eat—often mark our place in the world. Lunch itself has galvanized political movements and been at the center of efforts to address poverty and malnutrition; the American School Lunch Act of 1946 enforced the notion that lunch could represent the very health of the nation, and sit-ins and protests at lunch counters in the 1960s thrust this space into moral territory. Issues of who cooks lunch, who eats what, and how and when we eat in public institutions continue to spur activists. Exploring the rich history and culture of this most-observed and versatile meal, Lunch draws on a wide range of sources: Letters and memoirs Fiction Cookbooks Institutional records Art and popular media Tea room menus Lunch truck Twitter feeds, and more Elias considers the history of lunch not only in America, but around the world to reveal the rich traditions and considerable changes this meal has influenced over the years.
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The Annotated Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen,David M. Shapard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307950263

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 1,200 annotations on facing pages, including: -Explanations of historical context -Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings -Definitions and clarifications -Literary comments and analysis -Maps of places in the novel -An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events -225 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating details about the characters’ clothing, furniture, and carriages, and illuminating background information on everything from the vogue for all things medieval to the opportunities for socializing in the popular resort town of Bath, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s world into richer focus.
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Daily Life in 18th-century England

Author: Kirstin Olsen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313299339

Category: History

Page: 395

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Eighteenth-century England comes to life in this detailed description of how ordinary people lived, worked, played and died.
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The Eighteenth Century in India

Author: Seema Alavi,Associate Professor Department of History Seema Alavi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 261

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This Book Will Make A Useful Companion For Historians Of Late Medieval And Modern India, Economists, Sociologists, And The Informed General Reader.
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Eighteenth Century Women Poets

An Oxford Anthology

Author: Roger Lonsdale,Roger H. Lonsdale

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192827753

Category: Law

Page: 555

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Compiles poems from the eighteenth century by women, with biographical information on each poet, and includes commentary on the attitudes toward and opportunities for women in literature at the time.
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Public Speech and the Culture of Public Life in the Age of Gladstone

Author: Joseph S. Meisel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505825

Category: History

Page: 336

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By the last decades of the nineteenth century, more people were making more speeches to greater numbers in a wider variety of venues than at any previous time. This book argues that a recognizably modern public life was created in Victorian Britain largely through the instrumentality of public speech. Shedding new light on the careers of many of the most important figures of the Victorian era and beyond, including Gladstone, Disraeli, Sir Robert Peel, John Bright, Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and Canon Liddon, the book traces the ways in which oratory came to occupy a central position in the conception and practice of Victorian public life. Not a study of rhetoric or a celebration of great oratory, the book stresses the social developments that led to the production and consumption of these speeches.
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