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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Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century

Religion, Enlightenment and the Sexual Revolution

Author: William Gibson,Joanne Begiato

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786721570

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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The Long Eighteenth Century was the Age of Revolutions, including the first sexual revolution. In this era, more tolerant sexual attitudes prevailed and there was a marked increase in the discussion of morality, extra-marital sex, pornography and same-sex relationships in both print and visual culture media. William Gibson and Joanne Begiato here consider the ways in which the Church of England dealt with sex and sexuality in this period. Despite the backdrop of an increasingly secularising society, religion continued to play a key role in politics, family life and wider society and the eighteenth-century Church was still therefore a considerable force, especially in questions of morality. This book integrates themes of gender and sexuality into a broader understanding of the Church of England in the eighteenth century. It shows that, rather than distancing itself from sex through diminishing guidance, regulation and punishment, the Church not only focussed attention on it, but its attitudes to sex and sexuality were at the core of English society’s reactions to the first sexual revolution.
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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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A Modern Introduction to Theology

New Questions for Old Beliefs

Author: Philip Kennedy

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857737449

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Philip Kennedy here offers the first book that any student - with or without religious convictions - can profitably use to get quickly to grips with the essentials of the Christian religion: its history and its key thinkers, its successes and its failures. Most existing undergraduate textbooks of theology begin from essentially traditional positions on the Bible, doctrine, authority, interpretation, and God. What makes Philip Kennedy's book both singularly important and uniquely different is that it has a completely new starting-point. The author contends that traditional Christian theology must extensively overhaul many of its theses because of a multitude of modern social, historical and intellectual revolutions. Offering a grand historical sweep of the genesis of the modern age, and writing with panache and a magisterial grasp of the relevant debates, conflicts and controversies, A Modern Introduction to Theology moves a tired and increasingly incoherent discipline in genuinely fresh and exciting directions, and will be welcomed by students and readers of the subject.
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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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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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